Mays Chapel North is a lovely community for retired folks who have earned their peace and quiet.
They have worked hard and saved to buy a town house or a condo. l live in Mays Chapel North and when we bought we weren't told a 700 student elementary school would be built in our backyards.
For a number of years we have been fighting with Baltimore County officials and the Board of Education to no avail They say we don't want to upsest the old folks but what about the children who need a new school? There aren't hardly any school children here. Only grandchildren that come to visit.
In the Dulaney Valley area, politicians — who don't want the school in their backyards — have promised the Board of Education to stick it to Mays Chapel. You know the old story. It isn't what you know but who you know.
Can you imagine school busses a couple of times a day rumbling past the nursing home and assisted living building to drop off students? What about the traffic from cars carrying teachers, parents and school administrators.
The roads are narrow and weren't built for such traffic and Padonia Road will be a disaster. I understand they will have to blast to put in a foundation. Who will be responsible for some poor sole in the nursing home frightend by the blasting.
We have a beautiful park in the back of our buildings built by the county. It's perfect for the residents because it has a walking path with benches. A lovely ballfield is enjoyed by hundreds of school childen who play on the fields as teams. The trees I understand are about 100 yeras old and they will be torn down.
It is criminal!