BEL AIR, Md., (Aug. 31, 2015) – Edgewood residents have repaired dilapidated private roads in their neighborhood, thanks to a partnership between their homeowner’s association and Harford County government. The First Watergate North Association, Inc. received a $140,000 low interest loan from Harford County’s Department of Housing and Community Development to pay for repaving, new curbing and other repairs to Grempler Way, Brookside Drive and Simons Court. The work was completed in July by a local paving company following a competitive bid process. Funding for the loan originated with the Maryland Community Legacy Program.
“I am pleased that my administration was able to help Edgewood residents and their homeowners association with these long overdue repairs,” said County Executive Barry Glassman. “We hope to continue working with citizens seeking to improve their communities.”
The Glassman administration recently merged the Harford County Housing Agency and the Community Development division of Community Services to create Harford County’s Department of Housing and Community Development (HCHCD), which handles all housing-related services within the County.
“We were happy to be a part of this cooperative effort with the First Watergate North Association,” said HCHCD Director Len Parrish. “We hope that area residents will continue coming together to provide a clean, safe environment for their neighbors and themselves.”
County Executive Glassman and Director Parrish visited the area on Thursday, joined by Peter Occorso, president of the First Watergate North Association, and Pastor Lester Lee, association vice-president.
“It’s definitely helped people to see the improvement and the direction the neighborhood can go,” said Occorso. “We still have work to do, but we hope the streets are a first step in a positive direction.”