MOUNT AIRY - Political campaign signs would be required to be taken down seven days after an election if an ordinance introduced Monday by the Town Council is approved.
The proposed ordinance also would limit the size of the signs to 6 square feet, and says signs could only be displayed starting 60 before an election. No permit would be required for the signs, but the name and address of the person responsible for the sign must be listed with the town zoning office, the proposal says.
Also on Monday:
* The council voted to link the town's Homestead Property Tax Credit rate to the federal government's consumer price index for the Baltimore region. Municipalities must set their rates for the state-administered program at 10 percent of the assessable value or less by the end of the year; * Mayor Gerald R. Johnson Jr. asked the council to consider inviting junior or senior high school students from Mount Airy to serve as ad hoc members on some of the town's volunteer committees. Saying such a program could provide a way for young residents to become involved in civic affairs, Johnson suggested the Recycling and Parks and Recreation committees as possibilities.