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Catonsville councilman lauded for saving open space in county

Letter to the editor

4:15 PM EDT, September 7, 2012

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On behalf of the Hilltop / Maple Community Association, I would like to publicly thank Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk for his efforts to preserve open space in our neighborhood.

We went to him at the beginning of the current rezoning cycle and asked if he supported the down zoning of several parcels of land in the Sawmill Branch valley. He not only supported our request, but submitted the changes himself, which saved our community a great deal of time and money.

The two issues he submitted total almost 27 acres and were the only ones in the 1st District to get an RC 8 zoning, which is the most restrictive resource conservation designation.

We look forward to continuing working with Councilman Quirk to make Catonsville an enjoyable place in which to live.

Joseph Gochar, president

Hilltop/Maple Community Association