Town Defers Decisions

January 16, 1991

SYKESVILLE — The Town Council Monday night decided to wait until its Jan. 28 meeting to vote on several issues, including an ordinance for television satellite antennas.

The Planning and Zoning ordinance limits the location of satellite dishes in residential areas to the rear or side yard of a home.

The council voted to add to the ordinance a clause allowing residents to appeal the law if they need to place their satellite dish higher than normal ground installation.

Also deferred till Jan. 28 was a decision on commercial sanitation fees and trash bin charges. Thetown is paying more for the purchase of trash bins and county tipping fees than it is receiving from commercial trash bin fees, said TownManager James L. Schumacher.

After discussing various options to increase the fees, the council voted to bring up the subject as a budget matter later this month.

In other action, the council:

* Passed a resolution accepting an original painting by Helen Ridgely Gaither from Charles O. Bennett, to be displayed at Union National Bank on Main Street.

* Voted to support U.S. military troops in the Middle East by placing an orange candle in the highest window of the Town House.

* Voted to support the concept of the Maryland Growth andChesapeake Bay Protection Act, but not the implementation plan for the act, which council members agreed would reduce the town's planningpower.

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