Parking Permits!

Hey Seton Hillers,

A reminder to you that Area 10 Residential Parking Permits need to be renewed by 30 September 2014.

The process differs whether you’re renewing or a new resident:

For renewals: Purchasing permits online is available here.

Parking Authority Pick Up: Permits will be available for purchase and/or pick up at the Parking Authority Office.

Location: 200 W. Lombard Street, Suite B
Regular office hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Late night: Wednesday, 8/21/13, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday Morning: 8/24/13, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Free Parking: Arena Garage (entrance at 99 S. Howard Street)

Community delivery: If you have paid for your permits before Friday, 26 September, and email the Seton Hill Neighborhood Association at president@setonhill.org, we will pick up your permit as a courtesy and deliver it to your home address.  There will be no pick up site on Saturday, 21 September, as stated on the city website.

New residents: You must apply for permits in-person with all necessary documentation, including vehicle registration and proof of residency (see Required Customer Documents) at the Parking Authority office at 200 W. Lombard Street.

Free parking is available for RPP customers at the Arena Garage, entrance at 99 S. Howard Street.

Required Documentation:
You must present all current documentation when picking up your permits at either a Community Pick Up (on-line purchases only) or at the Parking Authority.

What you will need to provide for a permit:
– Current Maryland Vehicle Registration (With an eligible Area #10 address unless you have a Maryland registration and are a full time student with a current Student ID)
– 1 form of proof of residency, such as:
– Current Lease signed by all parties that is not month to month (month to month leases require residents to come to the PABC office each month to renew permit)
– Proof of home ownership (settlement papers)
– Current driver’s license with your current address
– Utility bill in your name, reflecting current address, that is no less than 30 days old
– Any Photo ID

You may need additional documentation in the following circumstances:
– If your vehicle is registered out of state in your name:
– You must register your vehicle in the State of Maryland before purchasing or obtaining a parking permit or decal
* Students from out of state and members of the military are not required to register their vehicles in the State of Maryland to obtain a decal or permit but they must present a Non-Resident Permit from the MVA (or the receipt) before PABC staff or Community Pick Up volunteers issue a permit/decal.

If the vehicle registration is out of state but in someone else’s name you must present:
– A current notarized letter from the owner every time you renew. The signed letter must be dated no more than 6 months from the day you acquire your permit.
– Your Maryland driver’s license with your current address.
– The current vehicle registration

If the vehicle is registered in state but in someone else’s name you must present:
– A current notarized letter from the vehicle’s owner granting you rights to drive this vehicle. This is required every time you renew. The letter must be signed and dated no more than 6 months from the day of acquiring your permit.

Contact Information:
Parking Authority: rpp@bcparking.com, 443-573-2800, extensions 863, 845, or 851.

Upcoming French Fair and Fleamarket!

Artists display their creativity on the fence

Artists display their creativity on the fence

The 5th Annual French Fair and Fleamarket is upon us!

We want artists for Art on the Fence.  If you have any framed or stretched pieces that would be suitable to put up along the park railings and sell at no commission please come join us, at our 5th annual French Fair in Seton Hill on October 11th from 12-5 p.m. Please send an e-mail to president@setonhill.org to book space. The Fair takes place in our Saint Mary’s Park.

Seton Hill (just West of Mount Vernon) is hosting its fun, funky and free French style event to celebrate the neighborhood as Baltimore’s old French Quarter.   We have a variety of activities that will attract a diverse audience of locals and people from across Maryland; it should be a distinctive and memorable event so invite your friends and family.

The Fair highlights local living and vendors of French themed food. We kick off at 12 p.m. with DJ Steve Windows. Hot Club of Baltimore play jazz at 1 p.m. followed by Kevin McWha Steele at 2 pm. Black Cherry Puppet Theater performs a Marionette show at 2.30, and Victoria Vox finishes the music beginning at 4.00 p.m.  In between these acts we have hula hooping on the central green, our signature French maid races, Petanque in the park, a flea and craft market and a Kids corner that will include building a 6 foot and mini Eiffel towers, Toddler Tour de France, a mini Grand Prix, face painting, sack races and other fun stuff.

During the fair, visitors will also be able to tour the Historic St. Mary’s Chapel and visitor center and attend a lecture there at 2 p.m. by Professor Richard Guy Wilson, speaking on Maximilian Godefroy & St. Mary’s Chapel: The Invention of the Gothic Revival for America.

We look forward to seeing you!

Councilman Bill Cole

Photo of Councilman Cole provided by williamcole.net

Photo of Councilman Cole provided by williamcole.net

Seton Hill is sad to see our councilman Bill Cole leave the 11th district, but we are very excited that he will be the new President of the Baltimore Development Corporation.  Below are a number of news clippings about this appointment:

Mayor Announces Departure of Baltimore Development Corporation President and CEO Brenda McKenzie, Councilman William Cole to Replace Her, 7 August 2014, Mayor Press Release

Councilman Cole to replace McKenzie as head of BDC, 8 August 2014, Baltimore Sun.

New direction for BDC [Editorial], 8 August 2014, Baltimore Sun.

Incoming BDC president Bill Cole: ‘Baltimore is sitting on the launching pad’, 11 August 2014, Baltimore Business Journal

Cole’s record on development draws praise and concern, 12 August 2014, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Development Corp. awaits direction as Bill Cole steps in, 13 August 2014, Baltimore Business Journal

What’s next for the 11th district council member?  The city council president is creating a committee to nominate a finalist for Cole’s seat, who then needs to be approved by the Mayor.  “I am looking for someone who will be independent and vote the conscience of the district, and not mine or not the mayor’s,” Young said.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn about developments!