Archive for October, 2010

Neighorhood Meeting

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

On November 8th from 7:00PM – 9:00PM, C.A.K.E.S. will be holding a “General Neighborhood/Community Information” meeting at St. Ignatius Church.

We’ll focus on preparing the community to testify at the next hearing of the Zoning Board on November 18th as well as giving an overall update on where things stand in the process of preventing the substation from being built in our community.  Click here for details on what will be discussed.

All neighbors are invited and encouraged to attend.

The address is: 4103 Prices Distillery Rd in Ijamsville, MD 21754.

Longaberger Basket Bingo To Benefit CAKES – Beautifully filled baskets.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Saturday November 13th, 2010

Held at The Damascus American Legion:  10201 Lewis Drive  Damascus, MD  20872 Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner; Games start at 7:00pm

Food also available all evening for purchase.

Tickets are: $18.00 if purchased before the event, $20.00 at the door for 20 Regular games of Bingo.  Extra bingo books are $5.00, Bingo Daubers $1.00, 4 special bingo games $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  2 Basket raffles tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.  Raffle for basket signed by Mary Longaberger.  50/50 raffle

Many door prizes for adults and ALL CHILDREN 14 and under will receive a door prize with their paid admission.  Anyone who purchases 5 or more tickets will be entered into a special drawing for a basket.

Please contact Pam Singleton at 240-285-6598 or for ticket information and pre-purchase. Click here for a flyer to send to your friends!

Results of October 20th Frederick Planning Commission Meeting

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Frederick County Planning Commission held a meeting on the evening of October 20th to review the PATH Transmission Lines and to make a recommendation to the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC).  A number of folks turned out for the meeting and gave great testimony.  An interesting item is that Allegheny did not bother to attend this meeting.  As they did with the proposed “Kemptown Substation”, the Planning Commission ruled unanimously that the transmission lines are inconsistent with the Frederick County Comprehensive Plan.   If you’re interested in reading a little more detail about the meeting, see the following link.  It’s a blog entry on the website written by one of the folks from West Virginia who attended the meeting.

Results of October 14th Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals held meeting number two of the hearing on the special exception filed by PATH for the zoning of the “Kemptown” substation.  The meeting lasted from 7:00PM – 11:30PM.  The good news is that the Board got through Allegheny’s witnesses (whew).  However, another meeting will be required to complete the hearing.  The next meeting is currently scheduled for Thursday, November 18th, the time is TBD as this point.   More details on the exact start time as we get closer to the date.  Opposition and Public Testimony are planned to be covered on the 18th.  We’ll need you there.  Please reserve the date now.

Community Yard Sale

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

On Saturday, October 30th, we will be having a Community Yard Sale.  Details:

Date: October 30th, 8:00AM – Noon;  Raindate:  November 6th (same times)
Location: Corner of Bartholows Road and Cowmans Manor Drive.  (12701 Cowmans Manor Drive, Mount Airy, MD 21771)

Drop off items to donate at the home of Bill and Cathy Combs (Address: 12701 Cowmans Manor Drive) (Phone: 410-207-6194) (E-mail:  Drop off times:
·         Saturday, October 23rd, 2:00PM – 5:00PM
·         Tuesday, October 26th, 5:00PM – 7:00PM
·         Thursday, October 28th, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
·         Friday, October 29th, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Other details:
·         We also need Baked Goods: Please package each baked item to be sold for 50 cents each. Baked goods can be dropped off anytime on Friday, October 29th.
·         We need to borrow tables. Tables can be dropped off early during any of the times listed above.  Make sure your name is on the table.
·         We NEED Volunteers to help set-up: 7am on Saturday, October 30th; Work the Yard Sale; Clean up and pack the leftovers. (Let Cathy Combs know the times you’d be available to work).
·         Finally, we need a couple of men to follow the donation truck about a 30 minute drive, to help unload the leftover items.

If you have any questions, contact Cathy Combs at or 410-207-6194.

Cupcakes for C.A.K.E.S.

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Date:    Wednesday, November 10th
Time:    7am – 7pm
Location:  The Buzz, 11801 Fingerboard Road, Monrovia, MD 21770
Sponsored by:  MOMS Club of Kemptown/Green Valley, MD in partnership
with C.A.K.E.S.

Announcement:  Tell your friends and neighbors to stop by the Buzz for
a $5 cupcake to support the C.A.K.E.S effort to stop this
unnecessary and massive substation from coming to Monrovia/Mt. Airy.
CAKES merchandise also available for purchase.  Postcards pre-addressed
to newly elected politicians also available for purchase.   Sponsored
by the MOMS Club of Kemptown/Green – a 501(c)(3) organization.
Donations accepted.  Seeking C.A.K.E.S. volunteers to work with MOMS at
the event.  Please email Ginny MacColl at if you are interested.

For more information about the proposed substation, go

Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals Hearing

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

On Wednesday, 9/29/10, the Frederick County Board of Zoning Appeals held their hearing on the proposed substation.  The hearing began at 1:00PM and stopped at approximately 11:30PM.  It was a very, very long day.  Those of you who watched on television, got a feel for what it was like.  The hearing did NOT complete on 9/29/10 and will need to be continued on 10/14/10.  PATH presented 5 out of 7 witnesses who were then cross examined.  They’ve still got 2 more witnesses to present.  Then the opposition groups get to present and then public testimony will be allowed.  This means there will be at least one, and possibly two more hearing meetings.  The next will take place on Thursday, 10/14/10, at 7:00PM.  The hearing will take place in Winchester Hall in Frederick:
12 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Once again, your attendance is crucial.

Maryland Public Service Commission Pre-Hearing

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

On Tuesday, 9/28/10, the Maryland Public Service Commission held a “Pre-Hearing Conference”.  The biggest results of this were:

·         The Hearing Examiner considers the PATH application for CPCN to be complete and will continue the process of setting up a hearing schedule.  The next step is for the represented groups to hash out a schedule that is acceptable to all.  If the groups aren’t able to do this, the Hearing Examiner will schedule another hearing to resolve this.
·         For each individual who has applied to be an Intervener, a determination was made as to whether or not they were granted “Party Status” (i.e. they can be an Intervener) or “Interested Person Status” (which means they are not an Intervener).  This list will be distributed when available.

NEW: Video Simulation of proposed substation

Monday, October 4th, 2010

PATH has released a video simulation of the proposed substation from various locations surrounding the site.  Visit the take a look page to download the 267M windows media video (.wmv) file.

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