Barker Top Wage Earner, Council Report Discloses

January 27, 1991|By Carol L. Bowers | Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer

Financial disclosure forms filed by Harford's newly elected County Council members show Philip J. Barker, D-District F, is the highest wage earner on the council.

Barker, a facility manager with the J.M.Huber Corp. of Havre de Grace, earned a salary of $68,194 in 1989, the financial forms stated.

The 1989 income report was the most recent financial statement filed by the council members, who took office Dec. 3. Those forms were filed between Jan. 1 and Aug. 9, 1990.

Barker's disclosure also lists his assets: a residence in Havre de Grace that he and his wife, Charlotte, purchased for $85,000 in 1985, and a $27,000 Lincoln Town car.

Council member Barry T. Glassman, R-District D, reported the second-highest income for the 1989 reporting period: a $37,000 annual salary for his job as a senior claims supervisor with the Travelers Insurance Co. in Baltimore.

He listed one asset, a $100,000 home inWebster.

Robert S. Wagner, R-District E, who has a farm in Churchville, reported an income in 1989 of $18,733. His real property assets included half interest in 185 acres of agricultural-zoned property purchased for $415,000 from Earl E. Wagner and Hazel B. Wagner.

Wagner also reported a two-thirds interest, worth $25,000, in Earl Wagner and Son of Churchville.

The only loan Wagner listed was a $20,000 unsecured loan he obtained in 1990 with First National Bank of BelAir.

Council member Joanne S. Parrott, R-District B, earned $14,500 as a county council member in 1989, plus $105 from the Fallston Club Inc.

She reports being a director of, and a stockholder with a $500 interest in, the JAEKAE Corp. of Ephrata, Pa., the 1989 financial disclosure form showed.

Parrott's $120,000 Fallston residence isco-owned with her husband E. Bruce Parrott.

Council President Jeffrey D. Wilson, a Republican, reported an income of $18,969, including $10,005 he earned as a pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church inYork, Pa., $1,250 as a columnist for the York Daily Record newspaper, and "approximately $2,000 farming."

The remaining money he earned, $5,714, came from a housing and utility allowance from the church.

Wilson reported 13 shares and 13 warrants in Philcorp., but did not list a value or identify the company.

Wilson listed property assets of his home and six acres of land in Street, purchased from his father George D. Wilson in 1988, valued at $35,000.

Wilson also listed several offices or directorships: president of the Highland Community Association; director of Mason-Dixon Community Services in Delta, Pa., and chairman of the Harford County agricultural task force.

Council member Theresa M. Pierno, D-District C, reported on the disclosure earning $300 in 1989 as a substitute teacher in Harford schools.

Pierno listed a $120,000 home, co-owned with her husband Robert Pierno, among her assets. Pierno declared a $2,000 loan to MarylandNational Bank.

Council member Susan B. Heselton, R-District A, reported an income of $211 in 1989 from The Elegant Ladies Partnership,a business in which she holds a 33 percent interest.

Heselton also reported a 100 percent business interest in Sewfully Sue in 1989, and said she is a director of the Foster Branch Homeowners Association.

She listed a $41,275.21 mortgage on her Joppa home.

Council members are paid $18,500 for serving. The council president makes $20,000.

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