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January/February 2008

INSIDE

From the Mayor's Desk
Community Deputy
West Carroll Rec.
Union Bridge Fire Company
Heritage Committee
Union Bridge Youth Group

DATES TO REMEMBER

Council Meetings Jan 28 & Feb 25 – 7 pm.
Planning & Zoning Meetings  Jan 17 & Feb 21 - 6:30 pm.
Council Work Sessions  Jan 14 & Feb11 - 6:30 pm.

 Articles for the March/April Newsletter are DUE IN CITY OFFICE February 15, 2008

OFFICE CLOSED
January 21, 2008 (Martin Luther King Day)

Web Page www.carr.org/~unionbr

E-mail unionbr@carr.org

 

FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
Here we are at the end of another year, with the holiday season in full swing. No matter how much I try, I will never be ready for this time of year. I seldom finish the things I wanted to, yet there is little time left over. We fill up our lives with the desire to get ahead and collect things to make us feel like all the hard work and missed time with the family was worth it. Sounds like a Catch 22 to me. I think we all should make a New Year's resolution to spend more time with family and friends, because in the end it's how you are remembered by those that love you that really matters. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Bret D. Grossnickle, Mayor

UNION BRIDGE RESIDENT DEPUTY
Having served as the Community Deputy in Union Bridge for the last 16 months, I want to take a moment to thank all of those who have supported me in this role. Law enforcement is rarely easy, and it is only with the help and support of the community that we can succeed in keeping the town safe. I encourage you to continue to be observant and contact the Carroll County Sheriff's Office when suspicious activity occurs. Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Jon Light, DFC
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
410-386-2900 ext. 4106
jlight@ccg.carr.org
Tips 1-888-399-TIPS
Emergency 911
Non-emergency 410-386-2900

West Carroll Rec Council
Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month at the Union Bridge Town Hall at 7 p.m.
*Next meeting dates are Jan. 21st & Feb. 18th.
Elections for new officers were held in November.
Pres. Brad Rockwood
Vice Pres. Kim Eckard
Treas. Sandy Sullivan
Sec. Rebekah Snyder
New Windsor Rep. Dave Hoffman
Union Bridge Rep. Cheryl Keeney
We are in need of a Concession Stand Coordinator for the Union Bridge baseball diamonds. Contact Sandy Sullivan 410-857-9170.
Adult Volleyball games are held every Thursday from 6:45-9:30p.m. now until May at Elmer Wolfe Elem. Contact Steve Keeney 410-775-7780.
Spring Sports
Lacrosse-Jacque Grillon 410-756-2250
Baseball-Brian Klein 410-775-7992
Softball- Dave Hoffman 410-635-3985
**For general information on West Carroll programs contact Penny Rockwood at 410-857-3549.
West Carroll Rec. Council is seeking an interested volunteer to assist the Council in locating land that could be used for playing fields. Many of our outdoor programs have reached, or are about to reach, maximum capacity of participants. In an effort to avoid turning children away from our programs, we are hoping to from a Field Search Committee to work with the Community to solve this serious problem. Anyone interested in helping, or anyone who may know of available property, please contact Brad Rockwood, President WCRC.

Union Bridge Fire Company
UNION BRIDGE FIRE COMPANY PUBLIC BREAKFAST will be held in the Union Bridge Fire Hall located at 8 W. Locust St., in Union Bridge, MD from 7 - 12 noon Sundays:
January 13, 2008
February 10, 2008
March 9, 2008
April 13, 2008
May 11, 2008
Adults $6.00 - Children 6-12 $3.00 - under 6 free
All you can eat - pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, hominy, puddin, potatoes, biscuits, muffins, fruit, orange juice, tea & coffee.
If snow emergency plan is in effect event will be cancelled.

Union Bridge Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary
Bags, Baskets & Bucks Bingo
January 18, 2008
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
Ticket Price: $15.00
Door Prizes
Food will be available for purchase. For reservations call 410-775-2235
(snow date 1/19/08)

UNION BRIDGE AREA HERITAGE COMMITTEE MEETING
On Nov. 14, 2007, twelve people met at the Union Bridge Town Hall to elect officers of the Union Bridge Heritage Committee:
Jim Rowe, President
Kathy Erb, Vice President
Amy Simpson, Treasurer
Joan McKee, Secretary
These officers and the following individuals serve on the Board of Directors: Toni Eckenrode, Greg Galaida and Kathy Kreimer.
The Heritage Committee will meet on a regular basis on the first Thursday of odd months of the year--January 3, March 6, May 1, July 3, Sept.4, Nov. 6.
January 3, 2008 meeting will start at 7:00 p.m. at the Union Bridge Town Hall located at 104 West Locust Street, unless Carroll County schools are closed due to inclement weather. Annual dues will be collected: $7.50/person or $10/family. All are invited to join us to plan activities for the upcoming year.
For more information, please contact Joan McKee at 410-775-2976 or e-mail jmpuppypaws@msn.com
Joan McKee

UNION BRIDGE YOUTH COMMITTEE
"BRIDGES"

The Union Bridge Youth Committee "Bridges" regular monthly meeting held on the first Tuesday of the month will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3 this month due to New Year's. We welcome adults and youth to attend. Our next event is a "Swing" dance to be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center located at 4770 Ladiesburg Rd. If there is need by any of the elderly of Union Bridge to have their walks shoveled after a snowfall please let us know. We will look into having a youth shovel your walk. Call Matt Gibbons at 410-775-1570.

RECYCLING NEWS
PAPER RECYCLING PROGRAM
This Carroll County 4-H fundraising program does not cost anything. There is a bright green and yellow bin in the parking lot behind the Union Bridge Town Hall. Please bring all of the paper items that you would normally discard and throw them inside this bin. The recycling company picks up the paper and weighs it and the Carroll County 4-H Program receives a payment based on this amount.
This recycling program is available to anyone - both residents and businesses in The Town of Union Bridge are more than welcome to place their discarded paper in the bin.
Thank you for your support.

CARROLL COUNTY
RECYCLES
Recycling in Carroll County
*It's State Law
*It's environmentally smart
*It's easy
Landfill hours:
Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Recycling bins are available at the Town Hall during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., free of charge.


COMMUNITY CENTER
AVAILBLE FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES, AND REUNIONS.

CALL THE TOWN OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT RENTING THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR YOUR FUNCTION
410-775-2711

SNOW
Main Street is a snow emergency route, NO PARKING is allowed when the snow emergency plan is in effect.

Owners or occupants of premises fronting on any street with paved sidewalks shall remove any snow and ice from the traveled portions of the sidewalk, to a width of at least 30", within 24 hours after snow or ice ceases to fall.

SEWER LINE BLOCKAGES
If your sewer line becomes blocked please contact the Town Hall at 410-775-2711.

 

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL