UNION BRIDGE NEWSLETTER
From the Mayor's Desk
Town Election Notice
Carroll Co. Rec. & Parks
UBFD Ladies Auxilary
Tax Assistance (seniors)
|Council Meetings||Mar 28 & Apr 25 – 7 pm.|
|Funding Committee Meetings||Mar 3 & Apr 13 – 7pm.|
|Planning & Zoning Meetings||Mar 17 & Apr 21 - 6:30 pm.|
|Council Work Sessions||Mar 14 & Apr 11 - 6:30 pm.|
ELECTION Registration Closes - Monday April 11, 2005
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES DUE IN CITY OFFICE April 15, 2005
FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
Finally we can say that Main Street is finished, although we will have to wait for a while yet to fully appreciate it. Seems the snow we had is reluctant to leave. However eventually it will, and then, when the parking lot is finished, things can return to normal. I hope everyone on Main Street realizes what a tremendous gift they have received from the State Highway Administration for the pavement and sidewalks and the Community Development Block Grant for the money used to create the patterns in the sidewalk. The contractors did a wonderful job and now it is up to us to keep them looking good.
Last month I was forced to accept the resignation of another council member, As Patricia Stonesifer has moved out of town. She has done a great job in her time with us and we shall miss her. All of us at Town Hall wish her and Dave the best in their new home.
Once again it is election time in Union Bridge. This May you will have the opportunity to run for one of three council seats or just vote for three people who you believe will work for the Town’s best interest. If you are interested in running for office, you need to call or stop by the Town Office and the clerk will help you. Thank you and good luck.
UNION BRIDGE RESIDENT DEPUTY
If you have any questions or concerns contact Sgt. John Shippee at 410-386-2900 or Ms. Kim Spangler from the Carroll County Health Dept. at 410-876-4448.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
Tips hotline 1-888-399-TIPS
The Funding Committee holds a breakfast on the third Sunday of the month-Sept. through May. (No breakfast in December.)
THIS IS ELECTION YEAR IN UNION BRIDGE PUBLIC NOTICE
TO THE CITIZENS OF UNION BRIDGE:
THREE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
WILL BE ELECTED.
ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2005
7:00 A.M., TO 8:00 P.M.
LOCATION: TOWN HALL, 104 WEST LOCUST STREET
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TOWN ELECTIONS:
Voter Registration: It is necessary to be registered in order to vote in Town elections. If you are already registered with the County to vote in county, state, and federal elections, you are automatically registered to vote in Town elections. If you wish to vote in only the Town election you may register at the Town Hall during regular hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration will close on Monday, April 11,
Qualifications of voters:
1. You must be a citizen of the United States.
2. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age on or before Election Day.
3. You must have resided within the corporate limits at least thirty (30) days prior to the Election.
4. You must be registered to vote.
Qualifications of Candidates for Mayor and Council:
1. You must have resided within the Corporate limits for at least one (1) year.
2. You must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
3. You must be a qualified voter of the Town.
***Terms of office are for four (4) years***
A candidate for office must file a “Certificate of Nomination” with the Town Clerk, no later than 4:00p.m. Monday, April 11, 2005.
Should you have any questions concerning this notice please call the Town Hall, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at 410-775-2711.
THE TOWN OF UNION BRIDGE IS SEEKING QUALIFIED PERSONS INTERESTED IN ASSUMING THE DUTIES OF COUNCIL MEMBER, (ONE SEAT AVAILABLE). THIS IS AN INTERIM POSITION UNTIL ELECTIONS IN MAY, 2007. TO QUALIFY A PERSON MUST HAVE RESIDED IN THE TOWN FOR AT LEAST ONE YEAR IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THEIR APPOINTMENT, AND SHALL BE A QUALIFIED VOTER OF THE TOWN.
Interested persons may stop by or call the Town Hall at 410-775-2711.
CARROLL COUNTY RECREATION AND PARKS
Carroll County Recreation and Parks’ Community Recreation Program will be offering dance classes at Elmer Wolfe Elementary School.
1. A Pre-Ballet class for Ages 4-6 will be offered on Wednesday evenings from March 2 – March 22, 6:30 – 7:15 pm. Cost is $18.
2. A Tap and Jazz Class for Grades 1 and 2 will be held on Tuesday evenings from March 1 – March 22, 6:30 – 7:30pm. Cost is $24.
3. Pre-Ballet/Junior Tap classes for Ages 5 – 7 will be offered on Wednesday evenings from March 2 – March 30, 7:15 – 8:15pm. Cost is $24.
4. Introduction to Jazz and Hip-Hop for Ages 8 – 11 will be offered on Tuesday evening from March 1 – March 22, 7:30 – 8:30pm. Cost is $24.
For more information please call Linda Stitely at 410-848-4695 or 410-386-2994.
FIRE DEPARTMENT BREAKFAST - SECOND SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH
UNION BRIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT LADIES AUXILIARY
The Union Bridge Ladies Auxiliary is having a Community Yard Sale on April 30th from 8am. to 3pm. Spaces are $10.00. For more information please call Linda at 410-775-7104 by April 28, 2005.
FREE TAX ASSISTANCE
*For Seniors Only (60+)
*No Income Limit
*Appointments must be made in advance by calling the center where you wish to have your taxes done. Appointments will be taken beginning January 3, 2005.
*Please bring the following items with you to have your returns completed:
1. Last Year’s Tax Return
2. All W-2 forms
3. All 1099 forms (including any SSA 1099”s)
4. Any estimated tax payments
5. It is preferred that married couples both be present for signatures
-WESTMINSTER #: 410-848-4049 OR 410-876-3363
-SOUTH CARROLL #: 410-549-1357
-NORTH CARROLL #: 410-239-6400
-TANEYTOWN #: 410-756-4557
-MT. AIRY #: 410-795-1017 OR 310-829-2407
SIDEWALK CARE INSTRUCTIONS
The contractor, Hunt Valley Contractors, Inc., has furnished maintenance and care instructions for the colored and imprinted sidewalks on Main Street.
1. Recommended Cleaning Procedures:
*Sweep or use blower to clean surface.
*May be washed with mild, non-abrasive soap and warm water.
*Soft bristle brush may be used for stubborn marks.
*NO CHEMICALS should be used. (i.e. fertilizer, weed killers, acids, and strong cleaners containing bleach or ammonia.)
2. WINTER CARE AND SNOW REMOVAL
*Sand or kitty litter may be used for traction.
*Snow removal equipment should have rubber-edged blade.
*We do not recommend the use of salt or snow-melting products containing sodium chloride. In the event that these products must be used, wash any residue from the concrete surface when feasible.
*Avoid the use of ice picks or anything that may chip or damage the concrete surface.
ORDINANCE #263 B-2 STATES THAT 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.
MAIN STREET, SOUTH AND NORTH IS A SNOW EMERGENCY ROUTE WHICH MEANS THATNO PARKING IS ALLOWED WHEN THE SNOW EVERGENCY PLAN IS IN EFFECT
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE
MARCH 27, 2005 6AM. UNION BRIDGE COMMUNITY CENTER