Monday, December 6, 2010
December 1, 2010 Press release: Outgoing Commissioner Mike Zimmer is outraged by the decision to terminate the employees.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Commissioner Michael Zimmer
“A Leader Who Listens”
Breakfast Fundraising Reception
August 30, 2010
1043 Liberty road
Eldersburg, MD 21784
For further information of questions, please call 410.596.0920 or e-mail email@example.com
(Please return the below portion to Friends of Michael D. Zimmer, 7068 Saddle Drive, Eldersburg, Maryland 21784
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Friday, June 19, 2009
June 19, 2009
Michael D. Zimmer
Office of the Commissioners
CARROLL COUNTY MARYLAND
225 North Center Street
Westminster, Maryland 21157-5194
Commissioner Zimmer will be holding his town hall meeting series titled, “I Am Glad You Asked” again this summer. The following are the dates and times:
Thursday, July 16th at 7:00 pm at the Mount Airy Library, Large Meeting Room
Monday, July 20th at7:00 pm at the Eldersburg Library, Large Meeting Room
Wednesday, August 19th at 7:00 pm at the Westminster Library, Large Meeting Room
The format will consist of a presentation by Commissioner Zimmer followed by an open dialogue with the audience. Commissioner Zimmer will accept questions prior to the meeting if an individual is unable to attend.
Please feel free to contact Amanda Miller at 410-386-2044 or by e-mail amiller AT ccg.carr.org if there are any questions.
20090619 SDOSM Press Release I am Glad You Asked
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Pictured are the airport protesters at the Carroll County office building in Westminster Maryland.
Seems they are also protesting Carroll County commissioners Julia Gouge and Mike Zimmer.
Dayhoff Daily Photoblog
20090521 Airport protesters
Westminster Maryland Online www.westminstermarylandonline.net http://kevindayhoffwestgov-net.blogspot.com/
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Dog park not in
May 7th, 2008
As if developing the Carroll County Budget is not difficult enough this year, here comes a debate and discussion about a “dog park” that is not even in the budget.
I have often wondered why newspapers print letters to the editor that state things that are not true by most accepted standards… In this case, the item was brought to the commissioners’ attention and they voted it down…
As far as the commentary as to what a paper reports upon and what it does not – that has been an item of discussion since the beginning of newspapers and that debate will continue for eons into the future.
Although I can certainly understand the writer’s frustration, writing so caustically about the paper’s sense of prioritization may very well not be a well-considered strategy.
I suggest that the writer pull out an old copy of the Jim Croce classic, “You Don't Mess Around with Jim” the next time he considers hitting the “send” button.
“You don't tug on Superman's cape/You don't spit into the wind/You don't pull the mask off the ol' Lone Ranger/And you don't mess around with Jim”
On April 28 the Times printed a letter to the editor containing inaccurate information regarding county funding for a dog park in our budget process.
The writer was under the mistaken impression that such an appropriation was supported by the Board of Commissioners. This is actually the direct opposite from the truth.
This was a proposal requested by our Parks and Recreation Department, but not recommended by the Budget Department in the recommended budget. Such items receive a direct appeal to the board from the department head and an up or down vote by the commissioners.
In this case when the Parks and Recreation head made his appeal I told him that I could not support such an appropriation under any circumstances and that I was not persuadable on this point.
On April 16 when the board deliberated and voted on various budget requests all three of us voted not to fund the dog park. There were a number of significant proposals from me that occurred at that meeting. As of the writing of this letter the Times has not reported on the content of this meeting.
For example the Times did not report on my suggestion that we offer tax relief during the meeting. It did not report my request to delete a future position from the
I don't blame the letter writer for not knowing the facts on the dog park being voted down. He's obviously using the Times as his primary news source.
Michael D. Zimmer Eldersburg The writer is a member of the
It was with total dismay and astonishment that I read the article on the county commissioners' support of a dog park costing over $70,000.
A dog park? Talk about government being involved in every aspect of our lives.
This is further evidence that county taxes should be lowered. The commissioners obviously have more money than they know what to do with.
How about giving some of it back to the taxpayers instead of blowing it?
William Yost Westminster