Last meeting until September!!

Join us for our last meeting until September!
What: FHNA General Membership Meeting
When: Tuesday, 6/21/16 @ 7 PM
Where: Christ Lutheran Church (701 S. Charles )
A few highlights:
–Delegate Luke Clippinger will provide an update on the most recent legislative session
— Sagamore Deveopment will discuss this Thursday’s hearing on Port Covington
— Rufus Lusk will fill us in on the latest with Rash Field
And Much More!!
All are welcome!

Join us on Tuesday May 17th for our general membership meeting!

Join us tonight at 7PM for our May general membership meeting!
Delegate Brooke Lierman and Federal Hill Prep PTO President Brendan O’Brien will be our guest presenters.
FHNA annual elections will be held during the meeting. The ballot is uncontested but it will be a great opportunity to meet the FHNA board.
We will also be voting on a revision to our live entertainment policy.
Please be reminded that you must be an active member for 30 days prior to May 17th in order to vote.
See you tonight!!

FHNA Notices: Annual Elections and Potential Vote on LE Zoning Request

FHNA annual elections will be held during our general meeting May 17th. If you are interested in running for office,  please download he the nomination form and follow the instructions.

Even easier, send an email to ehillsider@gmail.com and give us your name, address phone numbers and the names of the two members who are nominating you. Make sure to copy them on the email!

In addition to the above notice of the annual elections, the FHNA board hereby gives notice of a potential membership vote on the Ryleigh’s live entertainment zoning request on May 17 during our general meeting.. We are still in the process of gathering information,  but we hope to be in a position to discuss issues, answer questions and subsequently move for a vote on the request during the general meeting.

Please be reminded that you must be an active member for 30 days prior to May 17th in order to vote.

Missing Tree Grates

From the desk of the TreeGuy—

Federal Hill Thinking Green (FHTG) was created by the Federal Hill Neighborhood Association (FHNA) to help maintain and improve the tree canopy in the area.

The effort has included partnerships with the following:
Baltimore Tree Trust
FHBA – – Federal Hill Business Association
FHHA – – Federal Hill Hospitality Association
FHMS – – Federal Hill Mainstreet
Parks & People Organization
Parks & Recreation Forestry Division
Tree Baltimore

The City’s Forestry Division has agreed to spearhead implementing an LDC grant program created with casino funding.

This ongoing effort includes grinding stumps, replacing missing or dead street trees and cutting in new pits for new street trees and will be coordinated by FHTG.

Next year, we hope to make a strong effort by enlarging the existing tree pits to promote natural irrigation for the trees.

Enlarged openings in the sidewalks will offer bio-retention that would provide beneficial relief for the existing storm water infrastructure.

In the meantime, FHBA has sponsored the cleaning, aerating and mulching of 90 tree pits along Cross, Light, Montgomery & South Charles Streets.

The accomplishment has improved the appearance of our street trees and greatly improves the life expectancy of this valuable asset.

This work was performed by Parks & People as coordinated by FHTG.

Several tree grates were removed as part of this project to promote good health for the trees.

Although there have been concerns raised about the missing tree grates, there had been ongoing recommendation by Forestry Division and Tree Baltimore for their removal – – especially in light of the pending tree pit enlargement program.

The remaining tree pits that are 3-feet by 3-feet would be lengthened along the curb-line to 6-feet or even longer where feasible as part of the 2016-17 LDC grant program.

Missing the tree grates is understandable, but their removal is part of a long-range plan towards improving the health of our street trees…

treeguy@polan.org