Info Update In Lieu Of Canceled Ria Monthly General Meeting

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 07:00 PM
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Committees Continue to work for the Town

Main Street Manager: Report for past month attached. Click Download above.

Organization Committee: 

A virtual ZOOM meeting was held April 15th and the committee reviewed our financial information and various funding opportunities in 2020. We discussed the grants we were awarded with the goal of establishing teams to plan the implementation of the projects defined by each of the State DHCD grants. We discussed the opening of the Farmers Market, our support with an Information Booth each Sunday and will be gathering materials and asking for volunteer support to help provide you with wares and do it safely.

We appreciate our Members and Sponsors who continue to support us either financially, with in-kind goods or volunteer participation so all our projects can be successful. Discussed the best way we can reach out to each group, keeping them aware of our needs and partnering them with the committee/team they would like to support. 

Clean Safe & Green Committee: 

Main Street clean up on May 1st has been cancelled due to COVID-19 . At this time I am asking all residents and businesses on Main Street to maintain their property and frontage free of any litter. Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible.  Dan Carey    443-463-2451

Our Franklin Woodland Trail committee headed by Jeanne Andrews and working closely with our Grant Committee Chair Wendy Berlinrood has been successful raising funds through generous individual contributions, grants, and a State bond. All the volunteers on the committee are ready when we are on the other side of this pandemic to work towards bringing this gem of a Green Space right in our backyard to a reality for the community to enjoy. 

Economic Vitality Committee: 

Our 2nd RIA Facade Improvement Grant was awarded with very little fanfare due to COVID-19 to Steve Sherfey at Baltimore T-Shirt. Our April Business Roundtable group met in a VIRTUAL Conference to provide information and support to our Main Street businesses as they try to weather this crisis with stores closed.  

Design Committee:

Design Guidelines are under review to help celebrate the historic value of our town. They are guidelines that will help property owners and business owners choose complementary signs and facade improvements that make visitors want to "Stop, Shop, Stroll & Dine"

Promotion Committee: 

While we have unfortunately had to cancel or postpone all of our Spring events, plans are still underway for bringing a successful Farmers Market (defined as an essential service) to Reisterstown starting Sunday June 7th from 9am until 1pm on the Main Street lawn of Franklin Middle School. It will continue each Sunday until August 30th. 

We are still waiting hear if our outdoor Music on Main Street concerts will be issued permits. We will let you know as soon as possible - the bands are waiting and excited to play for our town. We always have great community support -- stay tuned. 



All Dates

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2020 07:00 PM

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