For updated Virtual Community Meeting information, please see below
For updated Virtual Community Meeting information, please see below
Getting involved in your community is a great way to show support for the many ways your neighbors work to ensure that you have a neighborhood that is safe, clean, and strong.
The many advantages of getting involved with the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. are:
The Loch Raven Improvement Association is a dynamic community that is well-positioned for the future. As we continue our mission to keep our neighborhood safe, clean and strong, the LRIA Executive Board and membership body are fully committed to providing residents and future generations an outstanding quality of life.
The LRIA encourages membership that is actively involved in the community by joining at least one of the committees that exist to serve and improve our lifestyle. Active participation by members of our neighborhood will continue a long tradition of community service and socially responsible practices.
As we progress through the New Year, it is hopeful that even more residents become engaged in community participation by paying your annual dues, attending meetings, participating on committees, and maintaining a viable neighborhood by addressing substandard housing conditions, unlawful behavior, and other unacceptable quality-of-life issues.
THE STRENGTH AND STABILILTY OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD DEPENDS ON YOU!!!
Get involved and enjoy what is the Loch Raven Improvement Association.
This website is dedicated to Malik Mosley, Sr.
President, Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc.
2003 - 2020
"Your memory will always be with us" --- LRIA Executive Board
LRIA VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING INFORMATION
We have missed engaging with everyone in our traditional ways and have been working to adjust our communications efforts during this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING!!!
Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
ALL RESIDENTS ARE INVITED!
Please send US your email address, and we'll send YOU the link to the meeting.
It's that simple!!!
During these difficult times, many in our community may be experiencing hardship. The Loch Raven Improvement Association is here to help and supports the effort in assisting those in need.
The LRIA is hosting its 1st community drive-thru food giveaway event on Saturday, May 1st, 2021, beginning at 10am. Grab-N-Go, non-perishable food will be made available in pre-packaged bags.
While food supplies last! Everyone can receive food and proof of residency is NOT required.
DUMPSTER DAYS ARE BACK! This event allows LRIA-only residents the convenience of disposing of unwanted household items into a roll-off dumpster, without charge. Certain restrictions apply. Appropriate identification required.
Please, do not bring garbage or recyclables. These items should be placed at your regular collection location at your home.
Please also refrain from bringing construction materials, electronics, appliances, mattresses, propane tanks, car tires and batteries, or hazardous waste.
Come early... space will be limited! Dumpster is removed from site at the conclusion of the event.
The LRIA and the Immanuel Lutheran Church are entering discussions for a Joint Community Garden project, just north of, and adjacent to the upper church parking lot at 5701 Loch Raven Boulevard.
This venture offers a tremendous opportunity of turning unused space into a green, productive plot of land where residents can gather to grow fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, while also enjoying fresh air, exercise, and an overall healthy lifestyle.
But like all other ventures, this will require planning... identifying resources, developing a budget, preparing the site, and establishing rules... all before the first seed is sewn.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW to form a steering committee that will develop a comprehensive strategy to kickstart this project. The pleasure of gardening awaits us and your participation is essential if this endeavor is to be successful. Contact the LRIA today, sign-up to be part of the team, and get involved in what could be a most enjoyable gardening experience for our Loch Raven community.
The 2021 Annual Meeting of the members of the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. (LRIA) will be held Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The purpose of the meeting is to elect members to the LRIA Executive Board - President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary - positions of which will serve two-year terms expiring May 2023. These volunteer Board positions oversee the business of the LRIA in the collection and expenditure of association funds and the governance of policies and procedures for the daily operation of the association.
If you are interested in serving, please complete the 2021 Nomination Form, and return with original signatures, to: Election Administrator, c/o Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc., 1614 Ramblewood Road, Baltimore, MD 21239, no later than 5:00pm, Monday, April 19, 2021. Only this approved form may be used and nominations from the floor will NOT be accepted.
All candidates must be a current, dues-paying member of the LRIA to be eligible for this election. In addition, all candidates must list at least one (1) other current, dues-paying member in support of this nomination. Both the candidate, and supporter of the candidate, shall provide original signatures on the Nomination Form. Incomplete forms shall be rejected. All current, dues-paying members of the Loch Raven Improvement Association, Inc. shall be notified of the names of eligible candidates prior to the election.
Take pride in our community by "getting out" and cleaning up your residence by disposing of trash, litter, and debris on and around your property, including curbside and alley! When you're done, come on out and join the LRIA Restoration Team as we get ready for growing season, by sprucing up the flower beds at our community signs and removing trash from the inroads to our great neighborhood.
Our event begins at 10am, at Community Sign #1, Loch Raven Blvd. @ E. Belvedere Avenue, proceeding to our other community signs. Wear appropriate work attire and bring work gloves.
Come on out and GET INVOLVED! New volunteers are ALWAYS welcome!
ASSISTANCE NEEDED!!! Dirt bike nuisances will NOT be tolerated in the Loch Raven neighborhood. If you have information on operators, addresses or locations where dirt bikes are being stored, etc., please call 911, or text a tip, picture, or leave a voicemail to 443-902-4474.
You may remain anonymous!
Dirt Bikes are defined as any motorcycle or similar vehicle designed for use on rough surfaces such as dirt roads or trails that are not registered under the Maryland Vehicle Law. Examples of dirt bikes include minibikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATV) either of the three or four wheel variety. No person may drive or ride any dirt bike or other unregistered motorcycle or similar vehicle on any public or private property that is located within the city of Baltimore. In addition, no person may possess any dirt bike or any unregistered motorcycle within the city of Baltimore. No service station or any other person may sell or dispense motor fuel for delivery into any dirt bike or unregistered vehicle. Any person who violates this ordinance within the city of Baltimore is subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 for each offense or imprisonment for not more than 90 days.
While there have been several contentious conversations relating to this topic, please be advised that it is each resident’s responsibility to remove your trash can(s) from the alley or public right-of-way within 24 hours after trash collection.
Interpretations of cans blocking the alley / not blocking the alley, etc., are too many to entertain. Simply stated, if your cans are not removed from the alleyway after the designated timeframe, property owners may receive a violation notice or citation for failure to adhere to the Code.
Please know that ANY resident, at ANY time, may exercise his/her right to notify 311 Code Enforcement for non-compliance in this matter.
Curbside recycling collection has resumed citywide. For our LRIA community, collection days resume on Fridays... so please, begin separating your "trash" from your recyclables and set out on your designated Recycling Day!
Remember, please use appropriate recycling containers... NO PLASTIC BAGS !!!
BGE Warns Customers About Utility Scammers During COVID-19
With Maryland and the world experiencing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, BGE is reminding customers to always be on alert for potential scams targeting utility customers. BGE has seen an increase in scam reports over the past week with scammers attempting to use this health crisis to trick utility customers. Scammers are offering cash or credit incentives from BGE in order to obtain a customer’s personal or financial information.
Don't Get Scammed: Customers can avoid being scammed by taking a few precautions:
• Never provide your social security number or personal information to anyone initiating contact with you claiming to be a utility representative or requesting you to send money to another person or entity other than your local utility providers.
• Always ask to see a company photo ID before allowing any utility worker into your home or business.
• Do not give payment in any form- cash, check, or credit- to anyone coming to your door.
Any customer who believes he or she has been a target of a scam is urged to contact 911 and call BGE immediately at 800-685-0123 to report the situation.
Stress is the body’s physical, mental, or emotional response to stimuli.
Stress is a normal part of life that could be a response to changes in one’s life or environment. Some short term stress can be life-saving (i.e. getting out of a danger), but many of us live in a near constant state of stress. Unlike short term stress which can be protective, constant or chronic stress can be harmful. Research has linked chronic stress with high blood pressure, clogged arteries, obesity, poor sleep, and brain changes linked to anxiety, depression, and addiction.
In an effort to encourage a healthy community, the Loch Raven Improvement Association will be starting a “Stress Less” Challenge. Participants who engage in 15+ minutes of stress lowering activities (laughing, meditating, exercise, etc.), 4+ days per week for 3+ weeks will be entered to win a prize pack!
If you are interested in participating or would like more details, please text Dena at 443-267-8380.
The LRIA encourages ALL residents to remain vigilant against crime in our neighborhood by applying for a confidential CrimeWatch number, which may be used to report incidents to the 911 system without disclosing your personal identity.
IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!! The safety of our neighborhood depends on YOU!!!
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