September/October 2006


From the Mayor's Desk
Resident Deputy
Mediation Program
Church of the Brethren
Fire Department
New Windsor Museum


Council Meetings Sept 25 & Oct 23 – 7 pm.
Planning & Zoning Meetings  Sept 21 & Oct 19 - 6:30 pm.
Council Work Sessions  Sept 11 & Oct 9 - 6:30 pm.

 Articles for the November/December Newsletter are DUE IN CITY OFFICE October 16, 2006


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      Do to a recent operation Mayor Grossnickle is unable to contribute an article for this issue. He is recuperating at this time and will have an article for the November/December newsletter.
The town wishes him well and a speedy recovery.

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The Town of Union Bridge has a new Resident Sheriff. DFC Johnathan Light began his duties on August 11, 2006. If you need help or have questions please do not hesitate to contact him at the Sheriff's Office number listed below.
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office 410-386-2900
Tips 1-888-399-TIPS
Emergency 911
Non-emergency 410-386-2900

Mediation Program
      The Family and Community Mediation Program needs people who are interested in becoming trained volunteer mediators. We need people of all ages, including young people who are 14 and older, to complete the training at no cost and become a part of an exciting and rewarding program in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). Family and Community Mediation is on the cutting edge of this conflict resolution process.
      The training will be offered in Westminster, on the first three weekends in November by the Maryland Association of Community Mediation Centers. If you are interested in becoming a trained mediator, please contact the Family and Community Mediation Program at 410-848-2500 ex 144 or 410-876-2500 ex 144. Thank you,
JoAnn Sanner, Director and Candice Roe, Student Coordinator.

Church of the Brethren
      The Union Bridge Church of the Brethren has a special Tuesday evening program for kids in grades K-5. It is called "Faith Weaver Friends Club". Games, crafts, snacks, and music are all part of each energy-packed session. Faith Weaver Friends Club is fun and it's free. Also children will get a lot more than fun out of Faith Weaver Friends Club.
      Working in their weekly journals will reinforce language and writing skills they are learning in school. Group activities will develop important social skills. The fifth year of this program begins September 10 to November 7, and another eight-week session will be held January 16 - March 6. Sessions begin at 6 p.m. and end at 7:30. Help with transportation is available.
      To get your child involved contact the Church of the Brethren at 124 S. Main Street, Box 518 or call Pastors Jim 410-775-2717 or call Committee member, Kaye Horr at 410-635-2877.

Maintenance Position
      Quantum Real Estate Management, LLC at Shriner Court is looking for a maintenance person.
For information on the position please call Mr. Buss at 410-775-2940.

Animal Waste
      Ordinance # 263 states in part that…The owner of every animal shall be responsible for the removal of any excreta deposited by his animal(s) on public property, including walks, recreation areas, or on private property. The owner of every animal shall not allow excreta deposits by animals to accumulate on his property so as to cause a health hazard or become a nuisance…
      Penalties for persons who fail to perform an act required by this Ordinance…shall be punished by confinement in the County Jail for not more than thirty (30) days or by a fine up to Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00), or both. If any violation be continuing, each day's violation shall be deemed a separate violation.

Yard Waste Pick-up
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 Fire Department
Bingo Banquet
Saturday September 9, 2006
Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge
Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
Bingo starts at 7 p.m.
$25.00 includes meal
For information call: 410-775-0001

Sportsman Drawing & Dinner
Saturday September 23, 2006
Union Bridge Fire Hall, 8 W. Locust St., Union Bridge
Doors open at 5:30 P.M.
$30.00 per adult
Each ticket holder may bring a guest
For tickets contact Cheryl Keeney at 410-775-7780.

Spirited Stories and Legends Walk
Come see the NEW New Windsor Museum, then join your friends and neighbors for a stroll through historic New Windsor and learn about the quaint little town, as well as being regaled with tales of past residents, who love the place so much, they refuse to leave.
A spaghetti supper, sponsored by the UMYF, will also be available in the social hall of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Refreshments will also be available after a SPIRITED walk.
*October 28, 2006, 207 Main street, at 6:30 P.M.
Tickets are available at all branches of the New Windsor State Bank, or they can be purchased the night of the WALK at the New Windsor Museum.
*Adults $8.00
*Children (3-8) $4.00
*Children under 3 FREE
Be sure not to miss this evening of fun and food for the whole family.
Sponsored by the New Windsor Heritage Committee.

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.

Water/Sewer Emergency Pager # 1-410-899-1200

Remove Junk Vehicles - ORDINANCE #276
Any registered or unregistered motor vehicle which is not in running condition, or which is in such state of disintegration or disrepair as to have no value as a motor vehicle. A vehicle will be deemed to be not in running condition and a junk vehicle, if any of the following conditions apply:
*The windshield is broken or has been removed.
*The vehicle is being stripped or used for parts.
*The engine will not start.
*The transmission will not operate sufficiently to propel the vehicle at roadway speeds.
*Any of the doors are removed.
*More than thirty percent of the window glass other than the windshield is broken or removed.
*The hood or trunk lid has been removed, or is detached and inoperable.
*The driver's seat has been removed or is present in the vehicle but not firmly attached to it.
*Any of the wheels or tires have been removed.
*The steering wheel has been removed, or does not operate.
*Both headlights are inoperable.
*The vehicle does not have firmly affixed to it, registration tags for the vehicle (license plates) valid for the year in question. This provision shall not be applied within sixty (60) days of the expiration date of previously valid tags for the vehicle, which are firmly affixed to it.
*Any vehicle not operated on a public highway within the preceding three (3) months shall be deemed a junk vehicle for the purposes of this Ordinance, unless said vehicle is a vehicle under repair for which a permit has been obtained from the town.

Resolution #05-06, approved on June 19, 2006, authorizes the submission of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Management Plan for approval by the Maryland Heritage Area Authority.

OCTOBER 31, 2006
6:30 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
Please turn your porch light on if you wish to participate with goodies for the trick or treaters.