May/June 2006


From the Mayor's Desk
Resident Deputy
Funding Committee
UB Business Association
West Carroll Rec
Senior Community Service Employment Program
Memorial Day (VFW)
Mountain View Cemetery


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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      There are a couple of issues I wish to talk about this time, which affect everyone. The first is the need to increase water and sewer rates. I know that everyone is feeling the increases in electric and fuel costs and the last thing they need is another rate hike from the Town. Unfortunately the need to remove nitrate from our drinking water has seriously increased the cost of production. There are also needed repairs at the waste water treatment plant must be done in order to remain in compliance with MDE and that have been delayed because of a lack of funding. We can't afford to be in a position where a violation occurs because of neglect. It is much better to plan for repairs and upgrades ahead of time.
      The second issue that affects us all, though indirectly, is vandalism. Whenever picnic tables, walls, or playground equipment are damaged, we all pay to repair or replace it. Any help that anyone can provide to prevent vandalism or catch those responsible will ultimately save tax dollars, which can then be put to better use. I thank you in advance for your help in this matter.

Bret Grossnickle

Dfc. Kristofer Emery
Community Deputy
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office 410-386-2900
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      Join us as we say farewell! The Town Hall Funding Committee will host its last breakfast on May 21st! In addition to the wonderful food, we will be offering art for sale as well. There are three different scenes of historic Union Bridge available for $35.00 each. All prints are numbered and signed by the artist, Dennis S. Sherald.
Come enjoy the pancakes, eggs cooked any way you like them, chipped beef gravy, biscuits, toast, bacon, fruit, fried potatoes, orange juice and coffee, $6 for adults, $3 children 6-12, and take-outs are available for $6.50.
Visit our bake table for some homemade desserts!
      We have appreciated the support from everyone who has helped, including those who bake and donate to the monthly bake table as well. We certainly couldn't have accomplished this without the help of the Bowling Brook students and staff. The goal of funding the construction of our Town Hall has been met, and we would never have been able to realize this point without all of you who attend the breakfast. Thank you so very much.
We look forward to seeing you in May!
Kathy Kreimer

Union Bridge Business Association
      Nearly thirty business owners of greater Union Bridge recently formed the Union Bridge Business Association (UBBA). Broadly speaking, the purpose of the association is to support existing businesses and to make Union Bridge an historical destination point that attracts tourists and encourages businesses to locate here for the benefit of both the businesses community and town residents.
      The President is Dan Hartzler (Hartzler Funeral Home). Jim Rowe (The Buttersburg Inn) is Vice President. The Treasurer is Roxanne Magwire (Westminster Union Bank) and Recording Secretary is John D. Witiak (Writer).
      A program of interest to businesses is usually provided at the business meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month at The Buttersburg Inn, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
      Business owners, town residents and government officials are welcome to attend as guests. To join, send a check for $25.00 (Annual Dues) to Union Bridge Business Association, Box 234, Union Bridge, MD 21791.
UNION BRIDGE DEPOT DAY, sponsored by Lehigh Cement, UBBA and other area businesses, will be Sunday, May 21, 2006, 9:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Main Street will feature train displays, music, a flea market, crafts, children's activities and food. Breakfast will be available at the Community Center. Lehigh Cement plans to offer bus tours of its facilities on a first come first served basis.
      Flea market spaces for Depot Day are available on a first come first served basis. Price is $20.00. Contact Frank Tunzi at 410-775-9939 for further information.
      The UBBA SPRUCE-UP COMMITTEE is sponsoring a contest for the best spruce-up business and home in Union Bridge, Prizes will be awarded in late June or early July. The great spring weather we have all been waiting for is here. Join us in getting outside in the fresh air and sprucing up. More information will follow.

      The Town is Sprucing Up for Spring on Saturday May 13th. Main and Broadway Streets will be swept, and we will clean the "new" lampposts. We are asking the residents to please get out your brooms and buckets to spruce up your property. We hope everyone will join us in making Union Bridge a cleaner town for Depot Days and the firemen's carnival.
Sara Black

West Carroll Recreation Council
      West Carroll serves New Windsor, Union Bridge 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. The next meetings are on May 15th and June 19th at 8:00 p.m.
      Fall soccer registration will be held on the following dates: Fri., May 26th & Fri. June 2nd 6-8p.m., Mon. June 5th & Mon. June 12 6 to 8 p.m., Fri, June 17th 6-8 p.m. Registrations will be held at Myers Super Market in Union Bridge. Age groups/costs will be U6-$35.00, U8-$50.00, U10-$50.00 U12-$55.00, U15-$55.00. For more information, contact Jim Luetje at 410-775-7333.
      West Carroll Football, formerly nicknamed the "Veterans", is the only program affiliated with the West Carroll Recreation Council, and plays in the I-70 Football League. Our must-play rule ensures that every person on our teams will play for at least half of every game. We offer the following programs:
      Contact Football for age groups 13U, 11U, and 9U - $65.00
      Cheerleading (New this year!) - $45.00
      Flag Football for 5,6, and 7 year olds - $20.00
Registration will be held:
      May 4th - 7 p.m. - Union Bridge Community Center
      May 6th & May 13th - 10 am - 12 noon - New Windsor Middle
For further information please contact Coordinator Chaz Shrodes at 410-751-9795.
Visit our website at CARROLLREC/
Penny Rockwood, Community Coordinator

Mountain View Cemetery Co. Inc.
The Mountain View Cemetery Co. Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Union Bridge Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

The Memorial Day Services will be held at the Cemetery this year. There will be a dedication of the Lehigh land and the flag presented to us by the VFW.
Vivian Nusbaum, President

Memorial Day Service
The Union Bridge VFW Post 8806, Memorial Day Service will be held this year at Mountain View Cemetery on South Main Street Monday, May 29th at 6 p.m. Included in the service is the dedication of the new Flagpole and new section of Mountain View Cemetery.
Barbara Sprague

Senior Community Service Employment Program
This program is funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act as well as state and local grants, and helps thousands of low-income individuals. age 55 and older.
For more information contact Marcia Wilson 1-800-854-1578 or

Union Bridge Fire Company
During the week of May 29 - June 3, 2006 the Union Bridge Fire Company will hold its annual carnival, with all you can eat buffet platters each evening, from 4 - 7 p.m.

The Firemen's parade is scheduled for Wednesday May 31, 2006 at 7 p.m. The parade will begin at the intersection of MD Route 75 and N. Main St.. It will proceed south on 75 to right on W. Broadway, left on Whyte St., left on Locust St., right on Penrose St. and end in front of the Union Bridge Post Office.

455 Quaker Hill Road
Union Bridge, MD 21791

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.

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.

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.