March/April 2006


From the Mayor's Desk
Resident Deputy
Funding Committee
Lions Club
Income Tax for Seniors
Union Bridge Walking Tour



Council Meetings Mar 27 & Apr 24 – 7 pm.
Funding Committee Meetings Mar 1 & Apr 5  – 7pm.
Planning & Zoning Meetings  Mar 16 & Apr 20 - 6:30 pm.
Council Work Sessions  Mar 13 & Apr 10 - 6:30 pm.

 Articles for the May/June Newsletter are DUE IN CITY OFFICE April 14, 2006

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      We have brought two new people on board to help the Town with grants and planning. The first gentleman is Mr. James Castle who will be searching and applying for grants that will benefit the Town. There are still many projects that we would like to complete and we hope he will be successful in obtaining some grant funds to make them possible. The next gentleman is Mr. Ned Cueman who will be working with the Planning and Zoning commission to help them and the Council to address any of these type issues.
      I also wish to address the Meter Maid issues that keep springing up. It seems we cannot go a day without someone getting upset because they received a parking ticket. This person is doing a fine job and shows no partiality in her duties. One cannot ask for a better employee. If we did not have the parking meters, the street would be filled by those living on Main Street and very little space would be available for business parking. Since the idea behind the new parking lot and meters in just that, then we must enforce the law. I have often heard the excuse, "I was only inside for a minute and I got a ticket". The one writing the ticket doesn't know that. They only know that the time has expired. Please give our employee the respect she deserves for doing a thankless job that just makes everyone angry. I thank her for doing it and hope that she will continue.

Bret Grossnickle

      Greetings, residents of Union Bridge!
With the transfer of Dfc. Christopher Orwig to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division, I will be your new Union Bridge Community Deputy. I would like to introduce myself and let you know that if I can assist you at any time, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting you and working with you to make the community safer.

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

The next Funding Committee breakfast will be held on March 19, 2006.

Union Bridge Lions Club
The Union Bridge Lions Club will be holding a Basket and Pottery bingo on Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Union Bridge Community Center. Ticket price is $12.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Sandwiches, soup, snacks, dessert and drinks will be sold starting at 5:30. Games start at 7:00. Call Lee at 410-775-2183 or see any Union Bridge Lion member for tickets. Thanks you for your support.

Free income tax assistance at Carroll County Senior Centers provided is through the AARP TaxAide Program.
This program is for older adults (60+) with no income limit, and for others under 60 with an income under $60,000. Appointments must be made in advance by calling the center where you wish to have your taxes done.
Westminster Sr. Center:
125 Stoner Ave.
Mondays and Wednesdays
February 6th - April 5th
9:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
South Carroll Sr. Center:
5745 Bartholow Rd.
Feb 1st - April 5th
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
North Carroll Sr. Center:
2255 Hanover Pike
Feb. 2nd - March 30th
9:00 A.M. - 2:15 P.M.
Taneytown Sr. Center:
220 Roberts Mill Rd.
Feb. 7th, 14th, 28th and March 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.
9:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Mt. Airy Sr. Center:
703 Ridge Road
410-795-1017 or
Mondays and Fridays
Feb. 6th - April 7th to
9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

CARROLL COUNTY Rx Prescription Discount Card
Start saving today! The Board of Carroll County Commissioners, along with the National Association of Counties, is pleased to offer you this prescription discount card program. Use it to save an average of 20% off the cost of prescription medication not covered by your insurance plan.
Almost all Carroll County pharmacies are participation in this program. There is no cost to you or to the county for participation. If you have any questions, please contact the Department of Citizens Services at 410-386-3600, or the administrator of the plan, Caremark, toll-free at 1-877-321-2652.
Cards are available at the Union Bridge Town Hall.

A draft of the brochure is available at the Town Hall and on the Union Bridge web site for public review and comment at
The Subcommittee plans to print the brochure in the first half of 2006. Please contact Kathy Erb at 410-775-7450 by February 15, 2006 to make any comments on the draft. Thank you.

Have trash out for pick-up before 5:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Hughes Trash Removal 410-848-4747.

Union Bridge Community Center

Important Information about council members and their duties as council members:
Donald Wilson is council president and is in charge of the town streets. His duties include taking care of snow removal, street signs, potholes etc. If you have a problem with anything connected with the town's streets please give Donald a call at 410-775-2907.
Sara Black is in charge of the Community Center. Her duties include repair, maintenance, and rental questions. If you have a problem with anything connected with the Community Center please contact Sara at 410-775-2718
Ellen Cutsail is in charge of police, and trash removal. Her duties include parking meters, noise complaints, stray dogs, etc., and any problems that may arise with trash removal. If you have a problem with anything connected with police or trash removal please contact Ellen at 410-775-0106
Amy Kalin is in charge of the water and sewer department. Her duties include leak repair, sewer backups and billing questions or problems. If you have a problem with anything connected with the water and sewer service please contact Amy on her pager at 410-899-1200.
**Don't forget that if your sewer line becomes blocked, please contact the Town Hall before you call a plumber.**
Karen Kotarski is in charge of streetlights and mowing. Her duties include reporting street lights that are out, and overseeing the mowing contractor. Karen also takes care of having the Christmas decorations put up. If you have a problem with anything connected with the town's streetlights or mowing please contact Karen at 410-775-7197.
Council members are here for you. Please do not hesitate to call them if there is a problem of any kind.