Staff Writer

NORTH BALTIMORE — Village park improvements and welcoming two new municipal officials were among the highlights of North Baltimore government during 2018, according to the village mayor.

In her state-of-the-village address Tuesday, Mayor Janet Goldner noted that a new village administrator and a new police chief were hired last year.

At the village park, work was completed on a concession stand and tennis courts. And new equipment was added to the North Baltimore EMS.

According to the mayor, 2019 will see continued work on downtown revitalization, neighborhood enhancement projects, and replacing waterlines on a section of Main Street.

Village Council will continue to look toward more economic development, she added.

“I’m even more excited about our village and what is coming,” Goldner said.

The village’s population stands at 3,529, she said.

Separately, Village Council was informed that the village income tax collection was 13 percent higher in 2018 compared with the prior year, according to interim Finance Officer Tony Swartz.

In other business, council:

• Will look to hire a consultant to study the village’s bulk water rate, charged to those outside the village.

• Heard a proposal from Intech IT Solutions to added security cameras at the park and municipal building.

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