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The Issue of Truck Traffic in LP
Truck traffic has been an ongoing problem in LP. DOT is working to increase the cap on truck enforcement cameras (commercial vehicle over-height cameras). The city limited use to just six active cameras. A bill is in the council to increase that limit to 16. The first offense a truck will get is a warning, the second is a $125 fine, each subsequent offense is a $250 fine. Currently Fort Ave. in LP is a local truck route. Changing the truck route designation is challenging and is a long-term effort. If trucks are using cross streets like Hull and Whetstone, that can help make the case for more cameras. In-person enforcement is rare. DOT officers do not have legal authority to implement moving violations. DOT can have signage installed in the area and geocode and submit truck route restrictions to Google and Rand McNally (GPS providers).

DID YOU KNOW?
Calling 311 to report an issue in our neighborhood like dangerous intersections, potholes, trash and debris and more helps local elected officials successfully advocate on our behalf. The more reports of an issue from residents, the more supporting evidence our representatives have in trying to improve our community. If you notice something in the neighborhood that needs addressing, submit a 311 request and email the reference number provided to contacts@mylocustpoint.org so we have a record of it.

Calling all Pickleball Players!
Tuesdays, Sept. 13 – Oct. 25, 7-9pm @ Latrobe Park 
Dedicated pickleball open play will be available at Labtrobe Park! The season will run from Sept. 13 – Oct. 25. We will have all three courts at 4 players per court. Players must bring their own racket and balls. Some have asked about the pickle-ball lines…until there is consistent pickleball playing, players will have to line the court either with painter’s tape or buy the lines on Amazon.

Under Armour Parking
For commuters (and residents) UA is selling guaranteed parking spots in their Triangle Lot on Hull St. for $12/day. Parking can be purchased via the Premium Parking app or using kiosks in the lot itself.

Also, residents are welcome to park in UA’s lots in the evenings after 5pm so long as they are out the next morning by 8am. For those using the UA gym, UA asks that you park in the Triangle Lot on Hull St. rather than the Station House lot closer to the building as that lot is reserved for visitors.

Baltimore Compost Collective
The Baltimore Compost Collective is a local service that collects food scraps from residences in Baltimore neighborhoods and composts the material at the Filbert Street Community Garden in Curtis Bay, where it is used to grow fresh produce and build urban food security. It is also a youth entrepreneurship program that employs local teenagers and trains them in workforce skills, food access programming and community-scale composting. Youth workers are gaining guided, hands-on experience managing a small-scale composting operation and its expansion.
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Hosting of Private Event at Latrobe Park
Did you know you can host parties at the newly renovated Long House? Complete and submit this APPLICATION – online or by email. Please remember, what you bring in to the park you must take out. This includes cleaning up the trash. While we are working to increase the number of trash cans, we need your help in keeping the park clean. Remember: We are responsible for our own park! TAKE IT IN and TAKE IT OUT! AND! As nice as your dogs are, please remember that playing with dogs off leash in open areas of park is not allowed. There is a leash regulation in the city. There is a dog park specifically for off leash pets. Please abide by this important rule.

Knights of Columbus LogoKnights of Columbus Offers Affordable Event Venue
Need a place to host your next event? The Knights of Columbus building is an affordable event venue for the South Baltimore community. Located at 1338 Hull St., call 410-244-0690 to inquire about available dates.

New Fort McHenry Hours!
Fort McHenry Superintendent Dave Moore let us know that the park will open at 8:00 am starting this Saturday! Hours will be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from April 2 to Memorial Day. From Memorial Day through the summer, hours will be 8:00 am to 6:00 pm! More time to enjoy the Fort! If you are interested in seeing the hours at Fort McHenry extended further, consider emailing Mr. Moore at David_H_Moore@nps.gov.

New Fall/Winter Hours for Ft. McHenry
8 am to 5 pm – 9/17 to 10/16
9 am to 5 pm – 10/17 to Spring 2023 (final date TBD)

Baltimore Water Taxi
Do you have questions, concerns, or just general feedback? We would love to hear from you. Reach out to Stacy at info@baltimorewatertaxi.com. The Water Taxi season starts in April! Hours will be weekends from 11am – 6pm (Saturday and Sunday).

Maryland Pass–Special Pass-Special Pricing
This pass is available to LOCALS ONLY. Good for 30 rides, you can share with a friend or family member. Pass valid through October 31, 2022. Special pricing only available until March 30, 2022. Thirty, one-way rides for $60 ($2 dollars a ride). Purchase here.

Sunset and Twilight Cruises
Tickets can be purchased here. Special rates Sunday through Thursday for private sunset or twilight cruises. Groups of ten $175 for an hour (this rate applies for all hours of the day).

Season Passes
IN-SEASON Schedule: May June, July, and August
Thursday & Friday: 11 AM to 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 8 PM

OFF SEASON Schedule: April, September, and October
Saturday & Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM
VIEW SCHEDULES & ROUTES

Water Taxi Feedback Needed!
If you are in support of longer water taxi hours, please take some time to provide feedback via Instagram @baltimorewatertaxi or email ssteinberg@baltimorewatertaxi.com. In April, the water taxi stops at 6pm, and 8pm in May. Many residents want more time to go across the water and eat dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. The ticket package is 30 tickets for $60 just for locals. That is $2 a person for one ride.

Link Your Harris Teeter VIC Card to Raise Money for FSK
Harris Teeter’s Together in Education program has helped raise a lot of money to support our local school. If you haven’t done so already, link your Harris Teeter VIC cards to Francis Scott Key Elementary Middle School (#1514) for this school year. This is an easy way to help raise money for the students of Francis Scott Key School – please consider registering or re-linking today. Thank you for your generosity! To learn more about the program, or to re-link yourself, visit:
https://www.harristeeter.com/together-in-education#/app/cms. You can also contact John Shea at jjrs10132007@gmail.com and provide your phone number or VIC card number and last name associated with the account.


Let your Amazon Purchases Benefit FSK

AmazonSmile is a simple way to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Just choose Francis Scott Key Elementary to get started.

Founded in 1972, the Locust Point Civic Association (LPCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization incorporated in the State of Maryland created to promote and protect the common interests of the residents of Locust Point. Those eligible to be members of the LPCA are defined as follows: All people 18 years or older residing in the area bounded by Lawrence Street on the west and the Patapsco River to the north, south and east.

The purpose of the Association is to promote and encourage cooperative spirit, neighborhood relations and participation in community affairs; actively inform, serve and represent residents’ interests in regard to civic and City events, laws, regulations and safety; foster neighborhood pride, safety, beautification and monitor development activity; and honor and preserve the historic nature and serve as a repository for local information.

BECOME AN LPCA MEMBER
If you would like to join the Locust Point Civic Association, just pay $5 annually per person using PayPal or Venmo! Please simply fill out the registration form. General meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm. Only paid members of the LPCA will receive an invitation to participate in meetings, however anyone can view meetings via Facebook live stream. Any questions? Email contacts@mylocustpoint.org.

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Locust Point Civic Association
841 E. Fort Avenue, Unit 210
Baltimore, MD  21230