UNION BRIDGE NEWSLETTER DATES TO REMEMBER FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK Bret D. Grossnickle, Mayor UNION BRIDGE RESIDENT DEPUTY Vince Pacelli, DFC Grant Project Update West Carroll Rec Council ATTENTION SENIORS - Shriner Court Apartments NOTICE: BACK TO SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER SEWER LINE BLOCKAGES
Sep 28 & Oct 26 – 7 pm.
Planning & Zoning Meetings
Sep 17 & Oct 15 - 6:30 pm.
Council Work Sessions
Sep 14 & Oct 12 - 6:30 pm.
Town Office Closed September 7th for Labor Day
Heritage Committee information, contact Kathy Erb 410-775-7450 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles for the November/December Newsletter are DUE
IN CITY OFFICE October 15, 2009
It seems we are once again facing cuts from the state and must further tighten our belt. These cuts will most likely be in Highway User Funds and will affect street maintenance, but cuts in other areas remain a possibility. Unfortunately for the Town, there isn't any "fat" in our budget, so cuts in revenue will mean cuts in service. There are no intentions of any reductions in service at this point in any department except streets, but if the present economic conditions persist, who can say what may happen in the future. We have and will continue to do the best job possible with the budget situation that is, at best, difficult.
Greetings Union Bridge: Summer has come and gone; I hope everyone enjoyed their summer as much as I did. It was great to see so many of you come out for "National Night Out." It can't be said enough: a strong community is a safe community. Again I have been impressed with the number of residents who truly care about Union Bridge. With the start of the school year we will again need to be mindful of the children walking to school and waiting for the school bus. Drivers, pay attention when around school buses; the State of Maryland takes passing school buses when the red lights are flashing and the stop sign displayed very seriously. To those students who drive, please be careful and watch your speed - I can't say that strongly enough.
Ouote for this issue: "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." Thomas Jefferson
Carroll County Sheriff’s Office
410-386-2900 ext. 4159
Community Park Trail System and Storage Building -
The Town of Union Bridge has completed its Community Park Trail System. The trail starts adjacent the Shriner Court complex, and meanders around the back of the baseball diamonds, wraps around the street, and ends at the bottom of the stairs at the Community Center. The trail also provides fitness stations for users to exercise and stretch.
Farquhar Street Sidewalk Improvements -
The town received a $195,300 grant from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) toward the sidewalk improvements. The Town has approved MK Concrete to complete the improvements. Union Bridge hopes to have construction completed by October.
For questions on these or any other projects, please call the Town Office at 410-775-2711.
West Carroll serves New Windsor, Union Bridge, and surrounding areas.
Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of the month in the “Community Room’ at the newly renovated Old New Windsor School, 1100 Green Valley Road, at 7 p.m.
Next meeting dates are September 14th and October 12th.
For general information about West Carroll programs, contact Community Coordinator, Penny Rockwood at 410-775-1506. Another source to check for upcoming sports registrations is "RecZone" found in the back of the Sports section of the Carroll County Times on Sundays.
Senior Housing Community is accepting applications for occupancy. Beautiful and affordable one bedroom apartments are designed for seniors 62 and older. Amenities include the following:
- Convenient one-level living - no stairs
- Wall-to-wall carpeting
- Modern kitchens
- Garbage disposals & trash pickup at your door
- Fire alarms & sprinkler system in each apartment
- On-site laundry facilities
- Community Building for recreation & socializing
- Plenty of parking at your front door
- Located near Union Bridge Community Center
Accepting Applications — Contact Quantum Real Estate Management at 410-775-2940 for more information.
The paper recycling container behind the Town Hall is NOT for trash. It was placed there as a fund raiser for the 4-H.
Please be considerate and use it only for items listed on the side of the container.
The beginning of the school year means drivers need to be more alert. Watch for children crossing the road. Be prepared to stop for school buses. Have a safe and happy school year.
AVAILBLE FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES, AND REUNIONS.
CALL THE TOWN OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT RENTING THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR YOUR FUNCTION
Water & Sewer Emergencies
Please page Amy Kalin at 410-899-1200
RESIDENTS: If your sewer line becomes blocked please contact the Town Hall at 410-775-2711 before calling a plumber.
MD STATE POLICE DRUG TIPS HOTLINE 410-875-0936
They CAN’T do it without your help!
Contact the town office (410-775-2711) to get information for your organization placed in the newsletter!
DATES TO REMEMBER
FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
Bret D. Grossnickle, Mayor
UNION BRIDGE RESIDENT DEPUTY
Vince Pacelli, DFC
Grant Project Update
West Carroll Rec Council
ATTENTION SENIORS - Shriner Court Apartments
BACK TO SCHOOL
SEWER LINE BLOCKAGES