Upcoming Community Events and Meetings

Garden Workshop February 24, 10-11:30am

The Southland Hills Garden Club has teamed up with Towson Presbyterian Church to present "Grow Your Own from Seeds, Cuttings, and Sprouts". Learn how to start your own plants indoors to get a jumpstart on your 2018 vegetable or flower garden, or add to your landscaping.  This workshop is family-friendly and hands-on.  You will go home with lots of planted containers ready to grow!  Contact Ann Snoeyenbos at annsnoeyenbos@yahoo.com for more information.

Boy Scout Troop 729 Annual Mulch Sale:

Boy Scout Troop 729 Annual Mulch Sale:Welcome to the neighborhood, Boy Scout Troop 729! Troop 729 recently moved to Towson Presbyterian Church, and SH residents Ted Amos and Doug Williams are two of the parent leaders.  Troop 729 will again offer Hollins Organic mulch in 3 cu. ft. bags, delivered curbside on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The price per bag this year will be $7.00 per bag.  The deadline to place orders is March 17th.

If you would like to purchase mulch, please fill out the attached order form and send it to Kevin Byrne, 211 Murdock Rd., Baltimore, MD 21212, along with a check made payable to ‘Troop 729’.  If you have questions, you can email Kevin at boyscouttroop729mulchsales@gmail.com

Towson High School Sports Boosters Bull Roast

Calling all THS Parents, Alumni and Community Members!  Support your local high school!

  • When: April 07, 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Location:  Towson American Legion, 125 York Road
  • Bull Roast – $45.00
  • Coach, Teacher, Administrator – $35.00 

Bull & Oyster Roast, 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction

Music, Food & Lots of Fun!

Tickets: 

http://www.towsonhighsportsboosters.com/event-2683940/Registration

Towson Police and Community Relations Council Meeting

Precinct #6 – Towson Police and Community Relations Council 

1055 Taylor Ave. 

Baltimore, MD  21234 

(410) 887-5933 


The next meeting of the Precinct #6 – Towson Police and Community Relations Council will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at a DIFFERENT LOCATION – the First Lutheran Church of Towson at 40 East Burke Avenue in Towson 21286, just for the February meeting.  The entrance driveway is on the north side of  East Burke Avenue, 1.5 blocks east of York Road, between Meridian Lane and Maryland Avenue, marked with a small short sign.  Proceed to rear paved parking lot.  Meeting is in 2nd floor conference room accessible via an elevator (handicapped only please) or steps.    

The guest speaker will be Captain Jan Brown, our precinct commander.  He will give a PowerPoint presentation about the body-worn camera program and show us the equipment.  Officer Amanda Halley will also be at the meeting to address your problems and concerns.  Please attend and bring your neighbor to show support for the officers of the Baltimore County Police Department.  

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except there will be no meeting in July, August, and December.  If the meeting is canceled for any reason, an email will be sent by 4:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.  Those without email can call Wesley Wood at 410-823-2578.  

Future Meetings: Mar 27, 2018, Apr 24, 2018, May 22, 2018

Southland Hills Board Meetings

Southland Hills Board Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month.  All SH residents are welcome to attend.  Meeting location TBD.

Latest SHIA News

Southland Hills Annual SPRING FLING

Saturday, March 3rd.  7pm-11ish pm.

Time to reconnect with all your neighbors at our annual potluck party.  $10pp with Main entrees and all drinks provided by SHIA.  Search your inbox(es) for the "Evite" invitation (especially your Spam) and let us know that you are coming.  Contact Kelly Joffe at kellybower@hotmail.com if you need an Evite to the party.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!

HELP!! Our Social Committee is losing its chairperson and several more long serving members.  Please consider a two year term on this very important committee.  Without YOU, there will be no Annual Picnic, Easter Egg Hunt, Spring Fling, Halloween or Winter Holiday events.  Contact Kelly Joffe at kellybower@hotmail.com to join this fun group!

Presbyterian Home Property Update (2/20/18)

The County Council voted 6-0 to move forward with the review of the PUD resolution allowing Bosley Estates, LLC to create up to  45 luxury condominiums on the property, keeping the original mansion and much of the green lawn intact.  The proposed design continues to undergo changes--based upon community and County agencies' feedback, aesthetic and financial considerations.  We will post the new drawings as soon as possible.



SHIA Board letter of Support for the Bosley Estates PUD proposal

January 8, 2018



The Honorable Julian E. Jones, Jr.

Chairperson, Baltimore County Council

400 Washington Avenue

Towson, MD 21204



Dear Councilman Jones:


The Board of the Southland Hills Improvement Association (SHIA) unanimously supports the planned unit development (PUD) application to re-develop the Presbyterian Home of Maryland property, located entirely within our neighborhood.  The proposed Bosley Estates, LLC project is of high quality, aesthetically pleasing, and blends well into the neighborhood.


We have been very impressed with how Bosley Estates LLC Principals Marty Azola and Delbert Adams have worked closely with the community in the last eight months.  They have attended numerous meetings, answered emails, and spent hours with neighbors discussing the project.  They are receptive to neighbors’ ideas and concerns for redevelopment in the vernacular and character of our neighborhood. They are committed to preserving the Bosley Mansion, the large trees, and open space that neighbors cherish.  


We understand that granting the PUD will result in an increased density of residences over the current DR 5.5 zoning.  However, we believe that the proposed high quality condominium project will deliver a significant community benefit in the form of enhanced property values, as well as preservation of the historic Bosley Mansion and green space. 


We look forward to the Bosley Estates condominium’s completion and to welcoming the new homeowners at Bosley Estates into our neighborhood.


Sincerely,



Jennifer Bolster

President, SHIA