Monthly Archives: April 2021


Better Waverly is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BWCO Meeting

Time: May 11, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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BWCO April 2021 Zoom Meeting Minutes

Better Waverly Community Organization (BWCO) met online April 13, 2001 for its current second Tuesday of the month 6pm Zoom meeting. BWCO will continue for the time being to meet online. The next meeting will be 6pm Tuesday May 11, 2021.

Attending the April meeting from the board were chair Sonja Merchant Jones, treasurer Sharon Neely, secretary Joe Stewart, parliamentarian Will Cannady and member Debra Evans, Better Waverly residents Janna Ohrstrom, Renee D’Souza and Miriam Avins, The Harvest manager Helene Murtha, Oakenshawe resident Haydee Rodriguez, Harwood resident Angela Merchant, Northern District Community Council president Chris Forrest, Northern District Police Major Donald Diehl, Captain Jeffrey Shorter and Sgt. Monica Veney, Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods 14th District liaison Lia Lynch, 14th District Baltimore City Council member Odette Ramos, and from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office were Gina Clay, Janet Bledsoe and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby. 

After introductions, there were presentations from Northern District Police, Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods, City Councilwoman Odette Ramos and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. For the latest annual report and descriptions of all the activities and special programs in the state’s attorney’s office, visit <>.

Councilwoman Ramos noted many of the things going on around the 14th District and encouraged residents to sign up for her weekly email newsletter by contacting <

In motions, the board approved authorizing Better Waverly Mutual Aid to apply for an Abell Foundation grant to help insure Better Waverly residents are not subject to tax sales and authorizing The Harvest (community coop garden on Homestead Street) to apply for a Baltimore Community Foundation grant to make needed improvements.

Better Waverly Clean UP

Are you interested in volunteering to participate in the Mayor’s Spring Clean Up in our Better Waverly neighborhood? Contact Will Cannady, <> and let him know which areas in the community you will working on.

Spring into Action for Mayor Scott’s Cleanup! Mayor Encourages Community Associations, Neighborhood Blocks to Participate. Clean Where You Live on Saturday, April 24

Spring is here! Mayor Brandon Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark encourage residents to participate in Mayor Scott’s Spring Cleanup: Clean Where You Live on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Throughout the day on Saturday, April 24, residents are urged to participate in the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup by putting on a mask and picking up a broom to clean up loose litter around their properties, alleyways, and curbsides. “I encourage every single one of our community associations, every block, and all of our neighbors to participate in this most important Mayor’s Spring Cleanup. This annual tradition of Baltimoreans coming together to clean up our city is more important than ever,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “Through teamwork and community commitment, we can keep Baltimore City clean.”

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup activities and services are modified. Residents are urged to practice physical distancing and wear masks during cleaning activities. Spring Cleanup participants who register their cleaning activities can receive bags to support their efforts. DPW will provide up to five bags per individual and/or service request to support local cleaning activities. To register your local cleanup and receive bags, please call 311, visit, or sign up using the BALT311 mobile app.

The bags will be available at the DPW’s Sanitation Yards located at 111 Kane Street (open 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.) and 2840 Sisson Street (open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.).  Bags will be available for pick-up between April 12 – April 23, or until supplies last. Residents must provide the Service Request Number they received when registering with 311 when picking up the bags.

Collected trash and debris must be bagged and placed out with weekly scheduled trash collections for pickup. Residents can also bring bagged trash to the Citizens’ Convenience Drop-Off Centers. Participants who are disposing of collected debris at the Citizens’ Convenience Drop-off Centers must follow the drop-off centers’ guidelines, which do not allow commercial vehicles.

No bulk trash items will be collected and roll-off dumpsters will not be distributed as part of this year’s Spring Cleanup. Stormwater credit applications will not be distributed as part of this year’s modified Spring Cleanup.