Notice: The Baltimore County Revenue Authority will hold a special meeting of its Board of Directors on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. The meeting is open to the public who can attend at 115 Towsontown Blvd., Towson, MD. Please be advised that part of the meeting may be in closed session. The Agenda, which is subject to change, will be posted on this site on or about Friday, January 4, 2019.
History & Formation
The Baltimore County Revenue Authority was created by the General Assembly of the State of Maryland on June 1, 1955. As an instrumentality of Baltimore County and public corporation, the Authority was created for the “purpose of constructing, improving, equipping, furnishing, maintaining, acquiring, and operating the following projects to be devoted wholly or partially for public uses: Public buildings for the use of the county and a district court facility for the state; airports and landing fields; county institutions of every kind and character (heretofore or hereafter constructed); incinerators, bridges, toll bridges and tunnels; parks, swimming pools, arenas, stadia, and recreational facilities of all kinds; dams, impounding basins, and flood control projects; parking facilities of every type and description, including areas, structures, and buildings for office, retail, and other uses in conjunction with such parking facilities; highways, parkways, traffic distribution centers, and facilities necessary or incident thereto; and public transportation facilities and system of every kind and description.”
The Authority is governed by five Board Members who are appointed for a term of five years by the County Executive of Baltimore County. Board Members are volunteers and receive no compensation for their time or services. Board members may be reappointed for additional terms.
- The Authority’s projects are by law required to be self-supporting and the Authority does not directly receive appropriations from general purpose units of government. It must operate in a business-like manner on a self-supporting basis.
- In its early years, the Authority’s focus was the management and operation of toll bridges in eastern Baltimore County and parking facilities.
Currently, the Authority consists of three major businesses; parking, golf and an indoor recreational facility providing ice skating and field sports to the public:
- Parking Division
- Washington Avenue Parking Garage
- Baltimore Avenue Parking Facility
- Tolbert Parking Facility
- Library Parking Facility
- Metered Surface Parking Lots
- Metered On-Street Parking Spaces
- Towson Square Parking Garage
- Golf Division
- Greystone Golf Course, White Hall, MD
- The Woodlands Golf Course, Windsor Mill, MD
- Diamond Ridge Golf Course, Windsor Mill, MD
- Rocky Point Golf Course, Essex, MD
- Fox Hollow Golf Course and Training Center, Timonium, MD
- Recreational Facilities
- Reisterstown Sportsplex at Reisterstown Regional Park
In the last 35 years the Revenue Authority has financed and constructed the following projects:
1984 – Baltimore Avenue Parking Facility
1989 – Tolbert Parking Facility
1991 – Library Parking Facility
1991 – Towson Library Expansion
1994 – District Court #8 in Towson for the State of Maryland
1995 – Greystone Golf Course
1997 – The Woodlands Golf Course
2008 – Reisterstown Sportsplex is an Indoor Recreational Facility at Reisterstown Regional Park
2009 – Fox Hollow Golf Course and Training Center Renovations