July/August 2006


From the Mayor's Desk
Resident Deputy
Mosquito Control
UB Ordinances & Resolutions
West Carroll Rec
Carroll County Commissioners


Council Meetings May 22 & Jun 19 – 7 pm.
Planning & Zoning Meetings  May 18 & Jun 15 - 6:30 pm.
Council Work Sessions  May 8 & Jun 12 - 6:30 pm.

 Articles for the July/August Newsletter are DUE IN CITY OFFICE June 15, 2006


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      I want to congratulate the Union Bridge Business Association on the success of Depot Days. It seems they had a fine turnout of interested people and most of the venders have agreed to return next year. We look forward to it.
The landscaping has been completed at the parking lot and really looks nice. We are still working to have the statue cast and installed and hope this will happen this year. Then we can say that Main Street is finally finished.
I would also ask that everyone consider the lack of rain this year and try to conserve water. It is never a good idea to waste water, but in times like these it becomes even more important to save. We are not faced with a water shortage yet, but rain is needed and if it doesn't come we might be later in the year. I can't remember it being this dry this early and because I work in the water treatment business I tend to worry a lot about not having enough. So please conserve if you can.
Thank you and have a wonderful summer.

Bret Grossnickle


With the summer now upon us and the weather getting warmer, I would like to ask you for your help to make Union Bridge a safer community. To better facilitate communication between us, I am including an e-mail address for any complaints or concerns that you might have in reference to a police matter in the area of Union Bridge. Please feel free to contact me by utilizing this e-mail:
I will contact you as soon as I can in reference to any concerns you might have. If you prefer you can contact me by these alternate means:

Dfc. Kristofer Emery
Community Deputy
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office 410-386-2900
Tips 1-888-399-TIPS
Emergency 911
Non-emergency 410-386-2900

2006 Western Maryland surveillance/spray schedule
Beginning Monday, June 12, 2006. Surveillance will be conducted between dusk and 11:30 p.m. Spraying for adult mosquitoes will be in strict compliance with label instructions and according to integrated pest management guidelines. Please forward any comments, suggestions or complaints to the Central Maryland Mosquito Control Office, 6701 Lafayette Ave., Riverdale, MD 20737, phone 301-927-8357, fax 301-927-8532: Forest Pest Management Office, 301-662-2074 or email

Passed, Budget Ordinance 299A: town budget for expenditures and revenues for FY 2006/2007 is $806,210.
Passed, Ordinance #300, which repeals and re-enacts, with amendments, the laws relating to grading, paving and maintenance of sidewalks and curbs within the corporate limits of The Town of Union Bridge.
Passed, Resolution #3-06, increasing the water usage charge per 1,000 gallons of water consumed to $2.50, which will take effect July 1, 2006.
Passed, Resolution #4-06, increasing the sewer usage charge per 1,000 gallons of water consumed to $3.50, which will take effect July 1, 2006.

Carroll County Commissioners
  The County Commissioners will be visiting The Town of Union Bridge at the council meeting being held on August 28, 2006. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. This is a good opportunity for residents to ask questions of our elected officials.

West Carroll Recreation Council
 West Carroll serves Union Bridge, New Windsor and surrounding areas. Anyone interested in rec council programs or events is welcome to attend our meetings, which are held the 3rd Monday of each month, at the Union Bridge Town Hall. July is our annual Coordinators-only meeting.
Fall Soccer registrations were held in June. For more information, contact Jim Luetje at 410-775-7333.
Summer soccer camp will be held July 17-21 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at FSK High School practice fields. This camp is for soccer players entering 1st - 8th grades. Cost is $50.00. contact Colleen Williar at 410-751-2070 for more information, or pick up a registration form at the Union Bridge Town Hall.
Summer Basketball Camps
West Carroll will be offering several basketball camps this summer, run by Ed Williar, FSK Girls Varsity Coach with 25 years experience.
Camp #3: Boys entering 6th - 9th grades. July 3rd - 7th (No camp July 4th) from 1:00 - 3:30. Cost is $75.00
Camp #4: Girls entering 5th & 6th grade. July 1st - 14th from 1:00 - 3:00. Cost is $75.00.
Camp #5: Girls entering 7th - 9th grades. July 17th - 21st from 1:00 - 3:00. Cost is $75.00. All camps will be held at Elmer Wolfe Elementary school. Please contact Colleen Williar at 410-751-2070, for more information, or pick up a registration form at the Town Hall.
West Carroll Marauders Rugby Club is offering summer Youth Rugby, a non-contact program, for boys and girls, age 6-10 and 11-14, which began on June 6th, and will run through mid-August. Contact Tom Crushong at 410-848-4976 or Brad Rockwood at 410-857-3549.
The West Carroll Football Program, formerly nicknamed "Veterans" football, is the only program affiliated with the West Carroll Recreation Council, and plays in the I-70 Football League. The program begins in late July. For further information, please contact Coordinator, Chaz Shrodes at 410-751-9795.
For general information about West Carroll programs, contact Community Coordinator, Penny Rockwood at 410-857-3549.
Penny Rockwood, Community Coordinator

Recycle Bins
Recycle bins for residents that need them may be picked up at the town hall during regular business hours. (8-4:30)

Recycling in Carroll County
*It's State law
*It's environmentally smart
*It's easy

Landfill hours:
Monday - Friday 7-4:30
Saturday 7 - 3:00

Yard Waste Pickup
The Town of Union Bridge is again offering yard waste pick-up. Bags for pick-up may be purchased at the town hall for $1.00 each. Pick-up will be for a 26-week period and will be done on Wednesdays.

Union Bridge Town Chipper
The town chipper is available for town residents. Please call to reserve. There is a

$25.00 cash deposit required. The deposit is returned after the chipper has been inspected. The chipper comes with a full tank of gas and must be returned with a full tank of gas. To reserve or for information call 410-775-2711.

The mayor and council are seeking volunteers to help with various projects. If you are interested in being a volunteer please call the town hall with your special interest and to place your name on our list. For questions concerning volunteers please contact Karen Kotarski at

Owners and occupants of occupied premises and owners and persons in charge of unoccupied premises, including vacant lots, are hereby charged with the duty of maintaining any grass on such premises at a height of NOT MORE THAN SIX (6) INCHES: and further duty of maintaining such premises free of noxious weeds and dense underbrush.