Info Update In Lieu Of Canceled Ria Monthly General Meeting

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020 07:00 PM
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Committees Continue to work for the Town

President's Message: 

Although we are all deeply disappointed by the virus-related cancellations and postponements all across the landscape, RIA continues to work on planning future activities and programs for Main Street. Our Grant Committee has been busy with several items, notably the $100,000 Community Legacy grant awarded to us by the State late last year. This grant is earmarked for the 200 block of Main Street, running from Cockeys Mill Road to Bond Avenue. We formed five “teams” to oversee different aspects of the grant.

Last week, team leaders were selected. Over the next two years, RIA will work on projects such as Façade Improvement, The Heritage Trail information and signage, a Pocket Park/Community Garden, Streetscape and Welcome Center signage and needs. While much can be accomplished individually, the teams will overlap with their projects, causing everyone to work as one unit. Many ideas are on the drawing board pending state approval. Our teams look forward to using a creative approach for working on these projects to make Main Street shine and be a destination. If you are interested in being part of this and would like to volunteer your time, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information and to join the effort.

One of our Board members, Charlie Hoppa, will lead our newly-formed Finance Committee; one of this group's tasks will be to ensure we are in compliance with the terms of this and other grants. 

Main Street Manager: 

Organization Committee: 

Our first in person meeting was held at the Welcome Center June 17th since the pandemic started. Discussion focused on the finances of the organization, upcoming team work on the grants, volunteers for our events and fundraising events that will be planned for 2021. 

Clean Safe & Green Committee: 

Main Street clean up will begin again July 11th. We are waiting an extra week due to the July 4th holiday. The committee wants to thank WAWA for holding a service day in June and all their employees who volunteered to clean the street. If you have any questions, please contact   Dan Carey    443-463-2451

Our Franklin Woodland Trail committee began again June 13th with volunteers to clear the paths and prepare the trail. Jeanne, the chair of the committee, commented how excited she is to see our community come out and enjoy the trail. The volunteers meet the 2nd Saturday every month so we hope to see you July 11th @ 9am. The library will be closed at this point so be sure to park behind Reisterstown United Methodist Church.

Economic Vitality Committee: 

 Main Street businesses (both service and retail) and restaurants begin to reopen to the public. Please think to shop local and help support there return.

Design Committee:

 Continues work on Design Guidelines, a Heritage Trail, historic plaques and street banners to celebrate the History of our town.

Promotion Committee: Herb announced that Shelley Nathan will serve as the new Chair of the Promotions Committee. Shelley and her husband, Marc, operate Cards, Comics, and Collectibles, a longtime Reisterstown business currently at 51 Main Street. Stop in to their cool store when you have a chance. 

The Farmers Market opened Sunday June 7th from 9am until 1pm on the Main Street lawn of Franklin Middle School with attendees of 400 people. Everyone needs to wear a face mask, the booths are spaced appropriately and you will travel in one direction. Come out and enjoy the local produce, baked goods, flowers, and grab a coffee.  





All Dates

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 07:00 PM

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