UNION BRIDGE NEWSLETTER DATES TO REMEMBER FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK Bret D. Grossnickle, Mayor TRASH AND RECYCLING Ellen Cutsail, Council Member
GRANT PROJECTS UPDATE For questions on these or any other projects, please call the Town Office at 410-775-2711. Jared Schumacher,
Town Consultant WEST CARROLL REC Penny Rockwood, Community Coordinator UNION BRIDGE COMPUTER CENTER
Bridges Secretary NEWSLETTER ATTENTION SEWER LINE BLOCKAGES Water & Sewer Emergencies THE COMMUNITY CENTER
IS AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES AND REUNIONS LEAF PICK UP REMINDERS: SNOW SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY BINGO BANQUET - $25.00 APPLE DUMPLING SALE MD STATE POLICE DRUG ORDINANCE #307 -------------------------------- THIS SPACE COULD ADVERTISE YOUR ORGANIZATIONS UPCOMING EVENTS --------------------------------- CARROLL COUNTY SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING PROGRAM ACCEPTABLE ITEMS Plastic Metal Glass Paper
Sep 27 & Oct 25 – 7 pm.
Planning & Zoning Meetings
Sep 16 & Oct 21 - 6:30 pm.
Council Work Sessions
Sep 13 & Oct 11 - 6:30 pm.
Heritage Committee information, contact Bob Bolduc 410-756-4895 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Town Office will be CLOSED:
- September 6th, Labor Day
Articles for the November/December Newsletter are DUE
IN THE TOWN OFFICE October 15, 2010
I would like to speak on behalf of the FSK Athletics Booster organization. These folks are responsible for a lot of behind the scene activities that coincide with sporting events at FSK High School. They do a wonderful job with little or no thanks. The new Principal, John Baugher, is working with them to try to reinvigorate the programs by increasing attendance at the games. It is very expensive to outfit teams with uniforms and equipment, so proceeds from admissions really help to lessen the need for fund raisers. What we can do as a community is to attend these games. We watch sports on TV and travel to Baltimore and elsewhere to watch high-paid professionals play, but neglect our local teams that could use a little more support from us. These are our kids and those of our friends, members of our community, not a team built from players pulled from all over. They are the truest of Home Teams. Money is only part of what we bring when we attend the games. Cheering the players on, making them feel like they can win each and every game and have the support of their community will have a positive effect on them individually and as a team. Contact the school or look up High School Sports on the web for scheduling and come on out to a game.
The Town of Union Bridge is requesting that all residents of Union Bridge make the effort to recycle everything they possibly can. The cost for trash that is picked up in town is a combination of the cost for the pick-up of the trash plus the tipping fee at the landfill (as of July 1, 2010 the tipping fee rates will be increasing). When you recycle, the town pays only for the pick-up service, there is no tipping fee associated with recyclables. Therefore, the more that we recycle, the less it costs the town. This will help the town to keep expenses down. There is information below, at the town hall, and at the county office building explaining what you can put in your recycle bins. Everything that is recyclable can be put into the same container, as Carroll County is doing single- stream recycling. This means you don’t have to separate your recyclables by type. If you have any questions about recycling and/or trash, please contact Ellen Cutsail.
Benedum Street Sidewalk-
The Town of Union Bridge was awarded $242,000 from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Community Development Block Grant Program. This grant will be used to improve sidewalks and curbing along Benedum Street. This will be at no cost to the residents or property owners.
Bids for this project were due on Monday, August 16, 2010. Four bids were received. The town will review the bids and decide on a contractor at the Council meeting on August 23, 2010. Construction is planned to start this fall.
West Carroll serves Union Bridge, New Windsor and surrounding areas. Anyone interested in Rec. Council programs or events is welcome to attend our meetings. Meetings will be held the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Old New Windsor School/County Government Offices/Library Administration Offices in New Windsor. We are currently seeking a Union Bridge Town Representative to serve on the Board. This volunteer should have a Union Bridge zip code, but is not required to live within the Town limits.
*Next Meeting Dates: October 11 and November 8th. See our website: www.goWCRC.com
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.
The Computer Center is open Monday and Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We follow the Carroll County Public Library holiday and snow closing schedule. The Bookmobile visits every other Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We have six new laptops and two used ones that use a Wi-Fi connection to access the Internet. Volunteers at the center are official Carroll County Public Library volunteers. Students who volunteer can qualify for community service volunteer hours.
The newsletter is posted six times per year, January, March, May, July, September, and November, and may be viewed on the town’s web site at www.carr.org/~unionbr. Also, upon request, paper copies may be picked up at the town hall. (410-775-2711)
YARD WASTE PICKUP
The last day for yard waste pickup will be either the first or second Wednesday of October. Contact the Town Hall for a definite date.
RESIDENTS: If your sewer line becomes blocked please contact the Town Hall at 410-775-2711 before calling a plumber.
Please page Amy Kalin at 410-899-1200
CALL THE TOWN OFFICE AT 410-775-2711 TO INQUIRE ABOUT RENTING THE COMMUNITY CENTER FOR YOUR FUNCTION
Leaf pick- up will be on an as -needed bases – call the town hall to schedule pick- up October through December.
ORDINANCE# 263, Sec. B-2
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 is a snow emergency route, NO PARKING is allowed when the snow emergency plan is in effect.
SUB SALE – $5.00 each Cold cut, ham or turkey subs will be available. Call in orders by Monday, September 13, 2010. Contact Missi 410-775-2872 or Glenda 410-775-2509. Pick up will be on September 19, 2010 noon to 2:00 PM.
Saturday, September 11, 2010. Doors open at 4:30PM – Bingo Starts 7:00PM. For information and tickets call: 410-775-2568
Baked, unbaked, sugar free
Call order in by September 25, 2010. Contact Missi 410-775-2872 or Glenda 410-775-2509. Pick up October 2, 2010
BACK TO SCHOOL
It’s hard to believe that school is back in session. Please remember to give yourself extra time to get to work due to the school buses. Be alert and watch for young children crossing the road. Have a safe and successful school year.
They CAN’T do it without your help!!
This ordinance was passed on July 26, 2010. Ordinance #307 will consolidate and codify the existing laws and ordinances applicable in The Town of Union Bridge into a municipal code to be known as the Union Bridge Code.
You can access the Union Bridge Code on the town’s website at - http://www.carr.org/~unionbr/UBcode_072710.pdf
BE USED TO
All of the following materials can be placed in your recycle bin:
Wide-mouth containers such as empty peanut butter, margarine/butter tubs, yogurt, cottage cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, whipped topping, and prescription medicine bottles (note that the lids and caps do not need to be removed).
Narrow-neck empty plastic containers with plastic resin identification code 1 through 7 (no motor oil or transmission fluid bottles, please)
Any empty metal food and beverage containers, including aluminum or other metals.
Aluminum foil and aluminum pie pans.
Aerosol Cans (empty only).
Glass containers such as empty jars and bottles, all colors accepted.
Juice and broth boxes
Milk and juice containers, including gable top cartons
Cardboard and paperboard boxes (including cereal boxes without liners)
Office paper (including typing, fax, copy, letterhead, NCR) and envelopes
Newspapers (including all inserts)
Magazines, catalogs and Junk mail
Books (including paperbacks, telephone books, textbooks, and hardbacks)
Brown paper bags (Kraft paper)
Non-metallic wrapping paper
NO STYROFOAM, PLEASE!
DATES TO REMEMBER
FROM THE MAYOR’S DESK
Bret D. Grossnickle, Mayor
TRASH AND RECYCLING
Ellen Cutsail, Council Member
GRANT PROJECTS UPDATE
For questions on these or any other projects, please call the Town Office at 410-775-2711.
Jared Schumacher, Town Consultant
WEST CARROLL REC
Penny Rockwood, Community Coordinator
UNION BRIDGE COMPUTER CENTER
Matt Gibbons, Bridges Secretary
SEWER LINE BLOCKAGES
Water & Sewer Emergencies
THE COMMUNITY CENTER
IS AVAILABLE FOR WEDDINGS, PARTIES AND REUNIONS
LEAF PICK UP
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
BINGO BANQUET - $25.00
APPLE DUMPLING SALE
MD STATE POLICE DRUG
THIS SPACE COULD
CARROLL COUNTY SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING PROGRAM ACCEPTABLE ITEMS