McAuliffe Steps Down as Halethorpe Improvement Association President

Carol Mox assumes leadership of community group.

Mike McAuliffe, who has served as President of Halethorpe Improvement Association for the past years, has stepped down from his role in order to spend more time with his family and focus his efforts on community improvement projects.

"This workload, coupled with my career and family obligations has become exhausting," he told HIA membership in the September newsletter.

Carol Mox, who has served as the group's Recording Secretary, was nominated without opposition to assume the role as President.

McAuliffe will continue to serve on HIA's board, and intends to gear his activity towards pet projects that include removing graffiti from walls, tackling overgrown shrubbery from public spaces, keeping tabs on an adult bookstore that is the bane to many in the community, and developing a walking loop for Halethorpe.

Mike McAuliffe September 27, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Who do you thinks lowers the flag to half staff and hangs Ravens and Orioles flags? An HIA volunteer does. Who do think planted trees and flowers on Potomac Ave. this summer? HIA volunteers did. Who do you think purchased beat up trash receptacles, restored them, and placed them throughout the neighborhood recently? HIA volunteers did. Who do you think demanded Halethorpe Elementary School be built in Halethorpe ? HIA did. Who do you think decorated an antique car for the Arbutus 4th of July parade. HIA did. Who do you think arranged 3 large dumpsters for free dumping and hauled away elderly and disabled persons junk.? HIA volunteers did. Don’t be so quick to judge us. I wish that concerned neighbors were as quick to help us as they are to judge us. Chuck, welcome back to the neighborhood, and if you are as community minded as your post boosts you are we look forward to meeting you. Our email address is on our web site. See you soon.
Mike McAuliffe September 27, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Through my time in HIA I have gotten to know both Nikki Marlatt –Young and Gary Koloski. ,both whom commented above. Both are current presidents of adjacent community improvement associations, Arbutus and Lansdowne. Both of these fine folks are just regular citizens sacrificing their family time to help their communities. Neither one of these people try to dictate to their neighbors what is best for them, nor do they intrude on anyone’s lifestyle or even think that they know what is best for you and your family. They simply like their community and what to help you help it. Chuck, part of why you moved back to Halethorpe is because you like what you see throughout the neighborhood and these folks have helped it look this way.
Mike McAuliffe September 27, 2012 at 04:05 AM
None of us do this free job for photo ops. In fact Bruce, remove my picture from this article and accompany it with the "Halethorpe" community sign that was recently repainted by volunteer HIA members. I think the scrawny, red faced, big nosed white dude has had his mug in the paper enough. Thanks anyway Bruce. You do a great job at keeping the community in touch.
chuck September 27, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Mike you are entirely correct in what you have said, & I did jump to my own wrong conclusion. and that was even after briefly glancing at your website just to see the coverage area. I was on the wrong page with my thinking, as I was thinking HOA.& never even stopped for the brief second to realized my error. As far as the true nature of your organization I am 100% behind your efforts, & thank each & every member for there generosity..I feel it is every homeowners obligation to insure that the common areas be maintained as a group effort. I also feel it is they're duty to insure that the same be true for the elderly or disabled residents without the means to maintain there own property. Of course that also falls under the disillusion that people now a days have the values & morals of past generations. I was furious to return to my home and find it in the condition it was in. & have been spending every free moment trying to return it to a better state. I am also extremely pleased with the quality of the homeowners in the area, as I have been approached by several during my attempts at cleaning up my property with random offers of assistance. It was a true reminiscence of the way things used to be.
Halethorpe Improvement Association September 28, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Welcome to Halethorpe, chuck. It's a nice place to live. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to join our mission.


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