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Friday, March 12, 2010

Sykesville Police Department Speed Camera Fact Sheet

The Sykesville Police Department has released a fact sheet on the Automated Speed Camera Program

March 11, 2010

In a related story, see: “Sykesville resident leads attempt to repeal speed camera ordinance,” 338 signatures needed to force issue to referendum
Posted 3/10/10 by Eldersburg Eagle, Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle

http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/03/sykesville-police-department-speed.html Labels: Carroll Co Dist Sykesville, Carroll Co Dist Sykesville council, Carroll Co Dist Sykesville Police, Law Order Traffic Speed Cameras http://kbetrue.livejournal.com/307569.html

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Below is a Fact Sheet on the Automated Speed Camera Program we hope will assist in answering questions in reference to the projected project.

Over the past decade, the Town of Sykesville has been faced with the chronic problem of speeding motorists. In fact, speeding in and around our community has been, and continues to be, our Town residents’ number one complaint.

In an effort to curb speeding, the Town has utilized a number of means and methods. Some of the means and methods have included the following (not in any particular order):

Enhanced educational material in Town newsletters outlining the dangers of speeding and reminding motorists to slow down.

Periodic newsflashes via email reminding motorists to slow down

Extensive discussions with concerned citizens during Mayor and Town Council meetings about speeding in specific areas of town.

Periodic flyers distributed to the community reminding residents to slow down,

Construction of speed humps in high-speed areas.

Installation of rumble strips in areas of concern.

The use of a “Your Speed Is” sign in strategic locations that shows the motorists the speed they are traveling.

Parking of unmanned police vehicles in high-speed areas.

Increased enforcement through the use of radar.

The design of narrower streets in some of our new subdivisions

Retaining narrower streets in older parts of town.

Additional signage along town roadways warning motorists about speed enforcement and pedestrian safety.

Unfortunately, while some of these methods have temporarily reduced speeding, none have proven effective in changing motorist behavior over the long term. One of the most effective means has historically been increased enforcement through the use of radar. Given limited staffing levels and the need to respond to the increasing number of other calls for service, even this approach has proven ineffective over the long term.

On February 22nd, 2010, after extensive discussion at several public meetings and two formal public hearings, the Mayor and Town Council approved an Ordinance to allow the use of speed cameras within our community. This was made possible due to Senate Bill 277 that went into effect October 1st, 2009.

The objective of the program is to (1) effectively reduce speeding on our Town streets and roads, (2) increase pedestrian and motorist safety, and (3) shift more of the increasing cost of the need for our police to enforce our speeding laws to those who are breaking our speeding laws. This law allows for the placement of speed monitoring systems in school zones from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The respective areas will be sign posted and the locations will be listed on the Town’s website (http://www.sykesville.net/), as well as in public newspapers. The first 30 days of this program will serve as a “warning period”.

A citation will be issued (mailed to the registered vehicle owner) if the operator drives at least 12 mph or greater over the posted speed limit. The fine for this violation is $40.00.

This will not be considered a moving violation but rather is a civil fine carrying no points. If the fine is not paid, the Motor Vehicle Administration can suspend or refuse to re-register the vehicle. Insurance companies will not be able to consider these violations for rate increases or adjustments.

The Police Department has always taken an aggressive posture when it comes to speeding, both through education and enforcement. One or two officers working radar are unable to impact the number of violators using conventional enforcement methods. We need to change driver behavior; we need to slow down.

This enforcement effort should be viewed as a means to alter driver behavior, achieve voluntary compliance to speed laws and our ultimate goal, keeping our town safe.

FACTS

Photo Speed Enforcement has been authorized by State law.

Photo Speed Enforcement is placed only in sign-posted areas within a half-mile radius of the three school zones. The school zones include Sykesville Middle School, Ava Wanas Montessori and Springfield Presbyterian School / Stepping Stones Pre-School.

Roads within the school zones will be sign-posted prior to enforcement. Enforcement will be based on speed complaints, vehicular and pedestrian traffic and threat-level assessments. * For a list of some of the roads within our school zones, refer to the end of the document.

The first 30 days of this Program will serve as a warning period in which no citations are issued.

The locations of the cameras will be posted on our website and advertised in local newspapers.

The equipment utilized for this program will be portable (not permanently fixed to a particular site) and will be leased by the Town; not purchased.

The citations will be issued only to vehicles traveling 12 miles over the posted speed limit or greater; i.e.,

In a 25 mph zone, an individual would have to be traveling 37 mph or greater to receive a citation.

A photo is taken of the vehicle and its tag number. That photo will be reviewed by a Law Enforcement Officer who will determine, based on the evidence, whether the vehicle was speeding (12 mph or greater over the posted speed limit).

The citation is a civil fine carrying no points assessed on the individual’s drivers license record. It is a set fine of $40.00 that is set by Sate law.

The individual does have the right to contest the charge in court. The individual does have the right to confront their accuser. The Law Enforcement Officer who reviewed and validated the violation photo will appear in court to present photo evidence.

If the individual fails to pay the fine, his/her vehicle registration can be suspended or MVA can refuse to re-register the vehicle.

The revenue that may be generated by this Program can only be used for public safety enhancements within our community.

a. Legislated Formula for Revenue. Fines collected by a political subdivision as a result of violations may be used to recover the costs of implementing and administering the Speed Monitoring system.

b. After implementing and administering costs are recovered, the subdivision may retain up to 10 percent of the Town’s operating budget; i.e., if the Town’s operating budget is $2,000,000, the Town will be allowed by law to retain $200,000.

c. All additional funds generated by this program (those funds that exceed 10 percent of the total revenues) shall be submitted to the State Comptroller).

The Comptroller shall deposit any money remitted to the General Fund of the State.

By law, violations of this Program must be mailed no later than two (2) weeks after the alleged violation for vehicles registered in the State of Maryland and 30 days after the alleged violation occurred for vehicles registered in another State.

An individual may elect to stand trial by notifying the issuing agency of this intent at least five (5) days prior to the date of payment as it appears on the citation.

If the individual who receives the citation desires the officer to be present and testify at the trial, the individual shall notify the court and the State in writing no later than twenty (20) days prior to trial date.

Under more desirable conditions this program would be unnecessary. Unfortunately, we have used increasingly scarce Town resources to combat speeding in the Town with limited success. Conventional methods have proven ineffective over the long term.

Our mission is to change driver behavior and when this goal is achieved, the equipment will be removed and re-deployed on an as-needed basis.

The Mayor and Town Council believe that utilizing today’s technology, at no additional cost to the Town, to enforce speed laws and to hold those who violate our laws accountable while creating a safer environment for our community is most effectively done through the use of photo enforcement.

* Below is a list of the primary roads within our school zones (minor roads could be included if warranted):

Springfield Avenue
Obrecht Road / Third Avenue
Central Avenue
Jeroby Road
Sandosky Road
Village Road
Harlan Lane
Spout Hill Road
Jennifer Way
College Avenue
Kalorama Road

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Schelle live-tweeted last night’s Sykesville council meeting

My http://www.exlorecarroll.com/ colleague @cfschelle [https://twitter.com/cfschelle] live-tweeted the Sykesville council meeting Monday October 26, 2009. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to view the aganda [http://tinyurl.com/yhbuzpu]:

 Meeting is nearing its end. Check ExploreCarroll.com tomorrow for a story on the meeting and pick up the Carroll Eagle on Sunday. Later.about 16 hours ago from web

 Mayor/Town Council retreat set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., Jan 23 at Visitors Center. Date and time is tentative and may be changed.about 16 hours ago from web

 New budget committee guidelines passes 6-0. Council to have special meeting Nov. 16 to go over budget requestsabout 16 hours ago from web

 Council/mayor hashing out logistics of capital item requests, some council members unclear on proposalabout 16 hours ago from web

 Sykesville to advertise for 5 town residents for budget committee; 3-year term, town committee members welcome to join; $ experience helpfulabout 17 hours ago from web

 *Residents who are on committee, that is. Anyone is free to research, duh.about 17 hours ago from web

 Residents would have to get council members to "sponsor" an idea to research. Mayor says designed to give more structure to committeeabout 17 hours ago from web

 Budget committee would do budget analysis through the year (budget process and quarterly). Mayor/Council would establish goals/guidelinesabout 17 hours ago from web

 New process allows for more council involvement and maintains a "budget research committee" that will not have council membersabout 17 hours ago from web

 Council now discusses proposed changes in CIP/Budget committees and processesabout 17 hours ago from web

 Council passes FY10 amended budget 6-0. Councilman Scott Sanzone absent. Budget is $2.76 millionabout 17 hours ago from web

 True: like to have department heads and police chief also report on comp time at retreatabout 17 hours ago from web

 Councilman Chris True gets council back on topic of budget, encouraging mayor to have a councilman review policy and give report at retreatabout 17 hours ago from web

 (Cont ...) employee. Paid out on anniversary date. Williams: If cap placed on hours, OT hours could increase.about 17 hours ago from web

 Council discussing comp time policy. Comp time payout will be deferred to next year. Employees must be paid comp time beyond 80 hrs per townabout 17 hours ago from web

 Retirement expense also reduced by $15k b/c two longevity bonuses don't kick in until next summer in fy11about 17 hours ago from web

 32k gap in budget resolved: $4,800 cut in Maryland Municipal League Convention expenses; $15k cut in employee health care expenses.about 17 hours ago from web

 On to the proposed amended Fy10 budget ...about 17 hours ago from web

 SPD located behind Town House, 7547 Main St., Sykesville. No needles, no over-the-counter drugs accepted for RX drop-off, Williams said.about 17 hours ago from web

 Williams: M-Fri 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., people can come deposit unwanted and outdated prescriptions. Don't Rush to Flush! Drop it off at SPDabout 17 hours ago from web

 Williams: When kids come home, give them a couple pieces, take the bag and search for anything suspicious inside. Call police if necessary.about 17 hours ago from web

 Williams: MSP has primary authority over Springfield Hospital ... moves on to trick-or-treat hours (6 to 8 p.m., Sat)about 18 hours ago from web

 Williams discussing Sykesville PD's assistance of handling stabbing incident at Springfield Hospital last week.about 18 hours ago from web

 Police Chief Williams: Springfield Hospital officers have arresting authority on grounds of psychiatric hospital but needed help for assaultabout 18 hours ago from web

 You can find the Community Media Center at http://www.cmcmd.tv/about 18 hours ago from web

 Expect to see more of your mayor. CMC also wants to do a monthly mayor's report, Galloway saysabout 18 hours ago from web

 Community Media Center new rep Sean Galloway says CMC changing model. Will b more aggressive doing stories/events on Sykesville on Ch23/webabout 18 hours ago from web

 is going to experiment with live tweeting at the Sykesville mayor/town council meeting. You might want to disable your updates for 4 hours.about 18 hours ago from web

MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF SYKESVILLE
AGENDA FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2009, 7:00 P.M.

QUORUM: Mayor
MINUTES: Town Clerk
TREASURER’S REPORT: Town Treasurer

PUBLIC CONCERNS

BUSINESS

Community Media Center – Introduce Sean Galloway, New Representative
Public Safety Report – Chief Williams
Proposed Amended FY 2010 Budget – Continuation of Public Hearing
Town Budget and Capital Improvement Program Committees
Proposed Mayor and Town Council Retreat – January 2010

OTHER:
1. Halloween – Trick or Treat – October 31, 2009 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

2. Carroll Chapter MML Legislative Dinner – December 3, 2009 – Baldwins Station and Pub

CLOSED SESSION:
1. Legal Consultation
2. Property Acquisition
3. Personnel

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Mayor and Town Council of Sykesville Agenda for Monday June 8 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Mayor and Town Council of Sykesville Agenda for Monday June 8 2009

Mayor and Town Council of Sykesville Agenda for Monday, June 8, 2009, 7:00 P.M.


QUORUM: Mayor

MINUTES: Town Clerk

TREASURER’S REPORT: Town Treasurer

PUBLIC CONCERNS

BUSINESS

  1. Carroll County Council of Governments – Frank Johnson
  2. Public Safety Report
  3. Proposed Amendment to Map of Historic District Building Ranking – Public Hearing
  4. Mayor and Town Council Stipend
  5. Post Office/Visitor Center – Budget Line Item Reallocation
  6. New Parking Lot – Update

OTHER:

1. MML Carroll/Frederick County Joint Dinner Meeting, Wednesday, June 10, 2009,

6:30 p.m. Mt Airy Firemen’s Activities Bldg.

2. MML Convention, Ocean City, June 28-July 1, 2009

CLOSED SESSION:

1. Legal Consultation

2. Property Acquisition

3. Personnel

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Letter to the Explore Carroll editor: Initial meeting for new Sykesville mayor raises concern by Saslow

Initial meeting for new mayor raises concern in Sykesville by Howard Saslow, Sykesville

Letter to the editor posted in
www.explorecarroll.com on 5/31/09

On May 27, I attended my first Sykesville Town Council meeting since losing my bid for a council seat and since the new administration took office.

Though Jonathan Herman, my choice for mayor, was narrowly defeated by Mike Miller, I was, and still am, willing to give our new mayor a chance.

However, first impressions are that the town's residents are in for a rude awakening. The most telling change was Mr. Miller's refusal to take public comment during discussion of the planned purchase and installation of the emergency generator slated for the police station and town house.

First, let's remember that the generator was approved by the previous council. Second, funding for the generator is included in the current year's fiscal budget. Third, the project was already awarded to a contractor, Bangs Generator Systems, and finally, it sets a dangerous precedent that puts many past, current and future projects in jeopardy.

One of the things I have always valued as a citizen of the town has been accessibility to town officials and the ability to affect town decisions through public comment at town meetings.

Certainly if the mayor wishes to eliminate the generator, something that may have tremendous impact on the health, safety and welfare of residents, he should be willing to entertain comments from the community that he serves.

Mr. Miller's position is a slap in the face to every citizen whose past participation at council meetings has made Sykesville a better place to live.

Had he made it a point to attend Town Council meetings prior to taking office, he would be aware of the public/council dynamics that have worked so well for the town during past administrations.

Howard Saslow

Sykesville


http://explorecarroll.com/news/2953/ce0531Saslowletter/

20090531
Initial meeting for new Sykesville mayor raises concern
by Saslow

For more information please see:

New Sykesville mayor objects but council OKs generator:
http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/06/new-sykesville-mayor-objects-but.html

Charles Schelle’s article in
www.explorecarroll.com may be found here:
Resident takes issue with mayor not taking public comment on matter -
New mayor objects, but council OKs generator

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Herman's loss in Sykesville is a blow to countywide economics by John Culleton http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/05/hermans-loss-in-sykesville-is-blow-to.html

Mr. Culleton’s column may be found in
www.explorecarroll.com here: Culleton on Carroll - By John Culleton Posted on www.explorecarroll.com 5/18/09 Herman's loss in Sykesville is a blow to countywide economics

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Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle on “Soundtrack.”

Charles Schelle’s article may found here:
Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle

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The election results may be found here: Sykesville, Carroll County Maryland May 5 2009 municipal election results

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New Sykesville mayor objects but council OKs generator


New Sykesville mayor objects but council OKs generator

New mayor objects, but council OKs generator

For more on this unfolding story please see:
Herman's loss in Sykesville is a blow to countywide economics by John Culleton http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2009/05/hermans-loss-in-sykesville-is-blow-to.html

Mr. Culleton’s column may be found in
www.explorecarroll.com here: Culleton on Carroll - By John Culleton Posted on www.explorecarroll.com 5/18/09 Herman's loss in Sykesville is a blow to countywide economics

Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle on “Soundtrack.”

Charles Schelle’s article may found here:
Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle

The election results may be found here:
Sykesville, Carroll County Maryland May 5 2009 municipal election results


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Resident takes issue with mayor not taking public comment on matter By Charles Schelle cschelle AT patuxent.com

Posted on
www.explorecarroll.com 5/31/09


The Sykesville Police Department will get an emergency generator despite opposition by newly-elected Mayor Mike Miller.

The mayor and members of the Town Council debated at a May 27 meeting whether to fund the generator in the $2.8 million fiscal 2010 budget -- despite the fact that the council had previously awarded a contract in April to Bangs Generator System for $43,511.

The 80-kilowatt generator will power both the police station and the Town House in emergencies.

Council members Leslie Reed, Frank Robert, Scott Sanzone and Chris True voted to approve to fund the generator in next year's budget, while Miller and council members Leo Keenan and Ian Shaw voted against the generator.

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Miller then said he would not take additional public comment on the generator issue before the vote. That prompted resident Howard Saslow, who unsuccessfully ran for Town Council, to criticize the process.

"It is a slap in the face to all of us who take part in due process," he said.

Miller said he decided to not take public comment because the generator had been discussed at prior council meetings and he thought the audience "was aware of all the nuances."

Saslow said the mayor and council should consider public comment if they are considering reversing the outcome of a vote made by the previous by the mayor and council.

"I hope that the future of the town is not what I saw tonight," he said. "It is really upsetting to me as a member of this town to not be able to comment on something that important."

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Be sure to read the entire article:
New mayor objects, but council OKs generator

20090531 New mayor objects but council OKs generator by Schelle

http://explorecarroll.com/news/2950/new-mayor-objects-but-council-oks-generator/

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Herman's loss in Sykesville is a blow to countywide economics by John Culleton

Herman's loss in Sykesville is a blow to countywide economics

Culleton on Carroll - By John Culleton Posted on
www.explorecarroll.com 5/18/09

Sykesville has lost two of its best elected officials. We learned earlier that Jeannie Nichols had declined to run again for the Town Council.

Now, in a surprising development, Jonathan Herman was defeated for mayor. These two were among the most able elected officials I have had the privilege to see in action. I wish their successors well, but undoubtedly Sykesville will be poorer for their absence.

Carroll County has had a persistent and serious problem. The industrial tax base is too small. With residential values falling and hence future residential taxes to decline as well, the county will find itself in a fiscal bind.

The one bright spot in our largely unsuccessful effort to attract industrial taxpayers has been the Warfield Commerce and Cultural Center, which takes a piece of non-taxable, state-owned property and converts it to corporate campus-type facilities.

Mayor Herman was the prime mover in this project. His experience in contracting and construction gave him special skills to handle the details.

He was also well connected with the Democratic committee chairs in the General Assembly. Annapolis is a partisan town, and as a leading Democratic voice in Carroll County, Herman had access other officials lacked.

The election itself is a puzzler. Only 560 voters showed up at the polls?

The population of Sykesville in July 2007 was estimated at 4,417. The median household income was estimated at $91,467.

The vote tally was 294 for Miller, 266 for Herman.

I can only speculate that between his day job and his duties as mayor, Herman devoted insufficient time to campaign. But a turnout of 560 voters is embarrassing.

Those who run for office in towns such as Sykesville are essentially volunteers; the stipend of $200 per meeting for the mayor doesn't cover much. Even our county commissioners, who receive $45,000 per year, must have other sources of income.

All our public officials, commissioners, mayors, council members and elected members of the school board are seriously underpaid.

Volunteerism is all very well, but those salaries are ridiculous.


Read Mr. Culleton’s entire column here: Herman's loss in Sykesville is a blow to countywide economics

http://explorecarroll.com/opinion/2910/hermans-loss-sykesville-blow-countywide-economics/

For more information please see: Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle on “Soundtrack.”

Charles Schelle’s article may found here: Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle

The election results may be found here: Sykesville, Carroll County Maryland May 5 2009 municipal election results

20090518 Hermans loss in Sykesville by John Culleton

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle

(The election results may be found here: Sykesville, Carroll County Maryland May 5 2009 municipal election results)

Reed, Shaw and True win council seats

Posted on http://www.explorecarroll.com/ 5/05/09

The Town of Sykesville will have a new mayor for the first time in 15 years.

Michael Miller won the mayoral contest with 294 votes while incumbent Mayor Jonathan Herman received 266 votes in the May 5 town election, according to results released by Town Clerk Janice Perrault.

[…]

Reed, 44, is a Sykesville Middle School clerical worker in Sykesville; Shaw, 43 is a Long and Foster associate real estate broker in Columbia and owner of Allied Quick Print, Inc. in Elkridge; and True, 43 is a computer consultant for CAS Severn in Severn.

For the remaining candidates, Howard Saslow received 212 votes, John Ellis received 199 votes, Julia Betz received 185 votes, Robert Willey received 140 votes and James Dore received 91 votes.

The Town Council and mayoral terms last four years.

The mayor receives a monthly stipend of $400, or $200 for months with one meeting.


Read Mr. Schelle’s entire article here: Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Charles Schelle

20090505 Miller upsets Herman in Sykesville mayoral race By Schelle
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Saturday, April 18, 2009

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April 17, 2009 – December 24, 2008
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Roundabout opens; part of Hampstead Bypass project
Published April 17, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... 800-635-5119. -- Jim Joyner Media center to broadcast town election forums WESTMINSTER -- The 2009 Municipal Election Candidates Forums, hosted by the Carroll County League of Women Voters, will be broadcast from ... ...

Council approves water, sewer rate increase as proposed
Published April 17, 2009 by Carroll Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... councilman to run for Westminster mayor WESTMINSTER -- Kenneth Hornberger has filed to run for Westminster mayor in next month's election. Hornberger is a former member of the Common Council and former council president. He retired in 2002 from a local ... ...

Sykesville Election Primer
Published April 15, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
Sykesville municipal electionWhen: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 5Where: Town House, 7547 Main St., SykesvilleVoter registration deadline passed on April 3.Sometimes it’s difficult to understand what candidates are talking about as well as to follow town ... ...

New isn't always improved; and a shot across a diplomatic 'bow'
Published April 15, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... . The emir sets the rules for democracy, and he should have known that he needed strict rules for those qualified to run for election, and rules to qualify as a voter. Alas, these are things our founding fathers didn't foresee, either, and we in America ... ...

Who's next in the Town House?
Published April 15, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... Council in the Tuesday, May 5, election. The Town Council term lasts ... he won't run for re-election. "I am tired of ... with The Eagle's Sykesville Election Primer, online atwww.explorecarroll.com. ... prior to the May 5 election, meet the candidates for Town ... ...

Nichols reflects a quality in local office that should extend higher
Published April 15, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... mediocre -- would get in a county-wide election in Carroll County. Carroll's habit of ... to give Hoover a majority in the 1932 election. Most of those voters have passed on ... in either the primary or the General Election we will make a recruitment decision. If ... ...

Vanishing Jeannie
Published April 8, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... will not run for re-election this spring, leaving behind more ... Sr.'s nomination for re-election -- offered by Nichols herself -- was ... meeting March 23. The town election for mayor and Town Council ... an active voice in the election, though, voicing her support for ... ...

Herman will face challenge for mayor
Published March 25, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... developer, were absent, but candidates can accept the nominations by April 20. Council President Jeannie Nichols will not run for re-election. Nichols nominated Councilman Eugene Johnson Sr. to run again for his seat, but it was not seconded. Betz, 45, is ... ...

9 vie for Sykesville council seats
Published March 24, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... Jonathan Herman will run for re-election.Herman, 56, owner of Herman Construction, ... is running in his first mayoral election.Nine candidates were nominated and seconded ... Nichols is not running for re-election. Nichols, though, nominated Councilman Eugene ... ...

Sykesville mayor, council seats up for grabs
Published March 18, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... decided on at the Tuesday, May 5, election. The current mayor is Jonathan Herman, and ... for at least one year before the election, should be a registered voter of the ... St., Westminster. For details on the election, contact Town Clerk Janice Perrault at 410- ... ...

In the 1800s, Parke was a giant in politics and the print media
Published February 27, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... continues ... "In 1853, Mr. Parke was appointed Register of Wills of Carroll county to fill a vacancy, and at the ensuing election, in the same year, was elected for the full term of six years. He was re-elected in 1859 and served till 1865, when he ... ...

Officials mull council attendance measure
Published February 25, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... not be made until after the May election. Councilman Eugene Johnson has missed 17 council ... . Johnson and Nichols are up for re-election this year while Ellis' seat will be ... Herman will also be up for re-election. Nominations will take place at the March ... ...

The 'O' in GOP didn't always stand for obstructionist
Published February 25, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... House, the only alternative, as I see it, will be to go back in 2010 to that swamp that was drained in the last election to eliminate the remaining die-hard obstructionists in Congress who escaped the last time around. You can name 'em as well as I. ... ...

Letters
Published February 25, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... encouraged voters to bring food for CCFS to voting booths throughout the county. This drive was featured on news broadcasts on Election Day and in local newspapers, and the Times was a sponsor of the Holiday Hope effort. The response to our regular ... ...

Council unveils city's new water rates
Published February 25, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... July 1, 2009. Chiavacci says he won't run for re-election Council president Roy Chiavacci announced on Monday that he will not seek another term on the council in the next election, which is scheduled for May 11. All those seeking a seat on ... ...

Letters
Published February 25, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... encouraged voters to bring food for CCFS to voting booths throughout the county. This drive was featured on news broadcasts on Election Day and in local newspapers, and The response to our regular mailings has also been outstanding. In addition, many ... ...

Stimulus request for Warfield? Town Council says, 'Yes we can'
Published February 11, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... two alternates on the Board of Election Supervisors. Election judges must be registered voters of ... . 20. Appointments will be made Feb. 23. Election judges will be compensated for time worked on town election days. For details contact Janice Perrault at ... ...

Johnson will resign as mayor of Mount Airy
Published February 6, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... organizations and will help out the town when he can. Johnson was elected mayor in 2006 and would have been up for re-election in 2010. Johnson had resigned from the Mount Airy Town Council before in 2003 to focus on his job as municipal liaison for the ... ...

Some people live with a world view I simply don't recognize
Published February 4, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... he was. Finally, there are still a few George Bush apologists loose on the back roads of Carroll County. One thing I and my conservative brethren can agree on: Sarah Palin should be the next candidate of their party. I look forward to that election....

Letters
Published February 4, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... it is to attend all of the fire hall functions throughout the county so the commissioners can get face time before the next election. My feeling is that Minnich does not want the salary increase because he wants incompetence to continue to serve in the ... ...

Not that our presidents are exactly trivial, but ...
Published February 4, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
The election and inauguration of our nation's first black president has had many wonderful benefits. However, for those of us who are history geeks, the one benefit that we have enjoyed the most is the renewed interest in the history of American presidents ... ...

Letters
Published February 4, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... it is to attend all of the fire hall functions throughout the county so the commissioners can get face time before the next election. My feeling is that Minnich does not want the salary increase because he wants incompetence to continue to serve in the ... ...

Ellis will resign council
Published January 28, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... what to do with her vacant seat. Candland said the council or mayor could nominate someone to fill the seat, but with the election four months away, it might be easier to leave it open until then. Herman said the council may also examine Councilman Eugene ... ...

Let's rally support for our new president, but reserve our options
Published January 28, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... because of bad executive decisions, there are two outs: 1) An election in four years, and 2) If real disaster looms, there ... present Congress. All house members will be up for re-election. A solid conservative majority can even the liberal tilt ... exactly ... ...

Calendar
Published January 28, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... .net. Dems meet -- The South Carroll Democratic Club will meet Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., at the South Carroll Senior Center, Bartholow Road, Eldersburg. There will be a discussion of the election and the status of the club. Ellen Dix will be the speaker. ...

In Their Lifetimes
Published January 21, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... told us you could do anything you want to," she said. Mae is touched by Obama's feat and will never forget hearing the election results. "It was very moving," she says as her eyes fill with tears. "I thought I would never, ever see the ... ...

In their own words ...
Published January 21, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... fact, it's us. "There will be people who will be angry about this inauguration -- people who are convinced that the election turned out the way it did because the system is dishonest, or people who are not going to accept anyone in our highest elected ... ...

In their lifetimes
Published January 21, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... , the NAACP hosts a Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast in January and a Freedom Fun Banquet in the fall. But after Obama's election, the association decided to host the dance. "This is the first dinner dance we've had," Jean said. "We need ... ...

Albert files to run for mayor of Westminster
Published January 21, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
Westminster Common Council member Suzanne Albert has filed for mayor in the upcoming Westminster Election. The municipal election will be held May 11. Albert has served on the council for 15 years. Currently, she is president pro-tem, chairwoman for the ... ...

In their own words...
Published January 21, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... fact, it's us. "There will be people who will be angry about this inauguration -- people who are convinced that the election turned out the way it did because the system is dishonest, or people who are not going to accept anyone in our highest elected ... ...

Obama sworn in as 44th president of U.S.
Published January 20, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle, Carroll Eagle
... moment were not the only ones milling about the mall. Vendors sold clothing, posters and scarves celebrating Obama's election, while activist groups such as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals spread literature and stickers.Many hope the feelings ... ...

Bus ride to history
Published January 16, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... all the implications of Barack Obama's election, in both spiritual and cultural contexts. ... they have absolutely felt since the primary election that things were going to be ... "We actually started following the election when there were still six or seven ... ...

Manchester eyes tougher weight restrictions for truck traffic
Published January 16, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... members Suzanne Albert and Kevin Utz this week both announced their candidacies for Mayor of Westminster in the upcoming city election. The election for mayor is May 11. Albert has served on the council for 15 years. She is currently president pro-tem, ... ...

60 years ago, Davis opened the first chapter of the library book
Published January 16, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... From books to pets In last week's column I noted that when Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech the night of his election, he promised his daughters a puppy. Many presidents vie for having the most unusual pets, however, President John Quincy Adams may ... ...

History Lesson
Published January 14, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... her third-grade classes about the Presidential election process and its dramatic culmination, when ... ;We've been following through the entire election process." Back then, she didn't ... . "As soon as the election was called we started talking about it ... ...

Marking history as a family
Published January 14, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... Now he's the president-elect. "I just can't believe it," Greenwald said. Greenwald was an Obama supporter in the election, but said she lost the most visible symbol of that support. "I hope the person who stole my Barack Obama sign stole it ... ...

Carroll County Inaugural Notes
Published January 14, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... the congressman pulled the plug a few weeks after the November election. By then, he'd already gotten more than a thousand requests for ... to think about King's legacy in terms of Obama's election as president. "This is an historic event, and we thought ... ...

Campaigns may be cheaper, and perhaps more competitive
Published January 14, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... under the new five commissioner plan that will kick in next election cycle -- is a bad idea. Yet, when the issue of ... a tough audience to convince in either a primary or general election. Another present commissioner faces a battery of possible opponents, all ... ...

News Briefs
Published January 14, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... in 2009 First-term Westminster City Councilman Kevin Utz this week announced his candidacy for Mayor of Westminster in the upcoming city election. The election for mayor is May 11. "I want to see this city meet the expectations that we all have for ... ...

Carroll County Inaugural Notes
Published January 14, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... the congressman pulled the plug a few weeks after the November election. By then, he'd already gotten more than a thousand requests for ... to think about King's legacy in terms of Obama's election as president. "This is an historic event, and we thought ... ...

History Lesson
Published January 14, 2009 by Westminster Eagle
... for the trip while at a potluck dinner at the church on Election Night. "It was just a joyous night, celebrating history," ... has, in my words, just stepped out on faith and the election went as it did," Gambrill said. The church will charter ... ...

A connection of Biblical proportions and a few presidential pet projects
Published January 9, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... that right before Lincoln's renomination for election for his second term, the New York ... he was "a joke incarnated, his election a very sorry joke, and the idea ... his acceptance speech the night of his election, he promised his daughters a puppy. The ... ...

Times, and the Board of County Commissioners, are a changin'
Published January 9, 2009 by Carroll Eagle
... coming to Carroll County. The 2010 election for the Board of County ... . Candidates will not stand for election by all of the county's ... in use for the 2010 election. In that year, our nation ... government again after the 2010 election. The best way to maximize ... ...

Letters
Published January 7, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle
... were murdered by segregationists, often using the Bible as justification. Yet today, Americans are thrilled with a black man's election as president. Mr. Shoemaker says, "gay activists ran a $38 million campaign to defeat Prop 8 in California." ... ...

Legislating prosperity isn't how the marketplace works
Published January 7, 2009 by Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... provides, it's a true accounting of history. I cannot tell you how many newscasters have made the statement that the election of President Franklin Roosevelt ushered in prosperity that ended the Great Depression of the 1930s. Not true at all. I was 14 ... ...

Calendar
Published December 31, 2008 by Eldersburg Eagle
... of Englar Road and Route 140 in Westminster. The speaker will be Corynne Courpas, who will discuss the results of the 2008 election. For details, call 443-340-7927, or e-mail carrollcountydems@verizon.net. Reunions LHS Class of 1984 -- The Liberty High ... ...

Calendar
Published December 31, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
... of Englar Road and Route 140 in Westminster. The speaker will be Corynne Courpas, who will discuss the results of the 2008 election. For details, call 443-340-7927, or e-mail carrollcountydems@verizon.net. South Carroll Republican Club -- meets the second ... ...

Calendar
Published December 24, 2008 by Eldersburg Eagle
... of Englar Road and Route 140 in Westminster. The speaker will be Corynne Courpas, who will discuss the results of the 2008 election. For details, call 443-340-7927, or e-mail carrollcountydems@verizon.net. South Carroll Republican Club -- meets the second ... ...

Commissioner is a full-time job, but it's only built for three
Published December 24, 2008 by Eldersburg Eagle, Westminster Eagle
... performing in office than campaigning for it. Later, after Jones lost in the primary, I supported Dennis Beard in the General Election. Beard ran as a Democrat, so despite his long record of public service many county Republicans voted for Zimmer, who got ... ...

Calendar
Published December 24, 2008 by Westminster Eagle
... of Englar Road and Route 140 in Westminster. The speaker will be Corynne Courpas, who will discuss the results of the 2008 election. For details, call 443-340-7927, or e-mail carrollcountydems@verizon.net. South Carroll Republican Club -- meets the second ... ...

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Sykesville Council Agenda for Jan 12 2009

Sykesville Council Agenda for Jan 12 2009

MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF SYKESVILLE AGENDA FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2009, 7:00 P.M.

SYKESVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER

7301 Springfield Avenue, Sykesville, MD

QUORUM: Mayor

MINUTES: Town Clerk

TREASURER’S REPORT: Town Treasurer

PUBLIC CONCERNS

BUSINESS

1. Public Safety Report – Chief Williams
2. New Police Officer – Swearing In
3. New Police Intern – Introduction
4. Recycling Demonstration – Maria Myers, County Recycling Coordinator
5. Solid Waste and Recycling Initiatives – Code Amendment - Public Hearing
6. Public Works – Two Replacement Employees
7. Public Works - Backhoe
8. Mayor and Town Council Annual Retreat – Set Date

OTHER

CLOSED SESSION:
1. Legal Consultation
2. Property Acquisition
3. Personnel

20090112 Sykesville Council Agenda for Jan 12 2009

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sykesville Mayor and Town Council Meeting Reminder Notice


Sykesville Mayor and Town Council Meeting Reminder Notice

Please note the location change for the following meeting and public hearing.

The Sykesville Mayor and Town Council Meeting and the Public Hearing on the amendment to the solid waste code will be held on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sykesville Middle School Media Center, 7301 Springfield Avenue, Sykesville, Maryland.

20090107 Sykesville Mayor and Town Council Meeting Reminder Notice


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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sykesville Mayor and council agenda for November 24 2008

Sykesville Mayor and council agenda for November 24 2008

MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF SYKESVILLE
AGENDA FOR
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2008, 7:00 P.M.

QUORUM: Mayor
MINUTES: Town Clerk
TREASURER’S REPORT: Town Treasurer

PUBLIC CONCERNS

BUSINESS
FY 2008 Town Audit - Report
Public Safety Report – Chief Williams
Solid Waste and Recycling Initiatives – Proposal
Springfield Hospital Annexation – Discussion
Allocation of Surplus Budget Funds in Parks & Events, Gate House, & Little Sykes Railway
Historic District Commission – Appointments
Proposed FY 2009 Budget Amendment

OTHER:
Carroll County Chapter of Maryland Municipal League Dinner in Taneytown on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Dinah needs to know by Monday night. Thanks.
Christmas Open House – Saturday, December 6, 2008 – Santa Arrives at 6 p.m.
Sykesville Historic House Tour – Sunday, December 7, 2008 – 1 – 6 p.m.

CLOSED SESSION:
1. Legal Consultation
2. Property Acquisition
3. Personnel

Main Street Christmas CelebrationDowntown Main StreetSaturday December 6, 2008 6 pm to 9 pm Santa Clause will arrive in town by Fire Truck & light the town Christmas tree at 6:00 PM. He will greet the kids till 9:00 at the Red Caboose. The S&P Railway will have its model train displays open offering complimentary hot chocolate & coffees Come Downtown for that Hometown Main St Holiday Charm and browse our beautifully decorated window displays.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sykesville Council Agenda for November 10 2008


Sykesville Council Agenda for November 10 2008

MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL OF SYKESVILLE
AGENDA FOR
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2008, 7:00 P.M.

QUORUM: Mayor
MINUTES: Town Clerk
TREASURER’S REPORT: Town Treasurer

PUBLIC CONCERNS

BUSINESS
Public Safety Report – Chief Williams
Solid Waste and Recycling Initiatives – Alternatives - Update
CIP Committee – Citizen at Large Appointment
Town Projects – Street Paving, River Place, Lexington Run Park, Warfield Park Path, and future projects.
OTHER:
CLOSED SESSION:
1. Legal Consultation –
2. Property Acquisition –
3. Personnel –

Job Opening for
MAINTENANCE WORKER
Town of Sykesville
Maintenance Worker. Duties: landscaping, minor maintenance repairs, refuse collection, other maintenance related duties.
at least 18 years old, valid driver’s license, good driving record. Starting $11.31 per hour. Health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, long and short term disability, leave benefits.
Call 410-795-8959, visit the Town Office at 7547 Main Street for an application and job description. Open until filled. EOE

The Town of Sykesville’s Department of Public Works will keep to its regular trash collection schedule for the week of November 10, 2008.
PLEASE PLACE YOUR TRASH AT CURBSIDE
ON YOUR USUAL COLLECTION DAY.
If you have any questions, please call Ron Esworthy, Public Works Director at 410-795-8959.

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