BGE officials to take questions at October GTCCA meeting

Fifth District County Councilman David Marks said Thursday that representatives from Baltimore Gas and Electric have agreed to attend the Oct. 18 meeting of the Greater Towson Council of Community Associations to answer questions about its response to the June 29 derecho storms.

Marks asked for the meeting with BGE officials shortly after the storm left thousands without power in Towson — some for as long as a week — and sent some residents out of the community until crews responded to their neighborhoods.

In the announcement, Marks asked residents to submit comments and questions to their neighborhoods' GTCCA representatives.

"The format is designed to allow for an orderly question and answer period," said Marks, who represents Towson. "The Greater Towson Council of Community Associations is the appropriate venue for this type of discussion. As I've said many times, Towson has a level of neighborhood structure that is probably the strongest in Baltimore County, and I think it's appropriate for these community representatives to ask questions."

A full list of GTCCA representatives can be found at

The October meeting will be the public's second chance to be heard about BGE's response to the storm.

Last month at Maryland Public Service Commission meeting, dozens of Baltimore County residents made their displeasure with BGE known, especially those from Pikesville and Towson — two of the hardest hit areas in terms of power loss.

The Oct. 18 meeting will begin at 7:30 at the Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Ave., Towson.

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