Earl "Tim" Warehime (unopposed for mayor) and John Riley and Joseph Gayer (unopposed for council) were asked these four questions:
* What do you view as the town's three most immediate needs?
* Considering the anticipated growth in Manchester, how should the town assure adequate services for its resident (i.e.: water, roads,fire and emergency services, public facilities)?
* Do you believethe county and towns can meet the 1994 mandate for 15 percent recycling? Do you support mandatory or voluntary recycling? Why? How would you meet the costs involved in recycling?
* Do you support the hiring of a full-time professional town manager? Why or why not? What duties would you transfer to a manager from the mayor and council?
*EARL A.J. "TIM" WAREHIME JR.
BIODATA: Manchester School; North Carroll High; Catonsville Community College, A.A., 1974. Twenty-seven years experience in the petroleum transportation industry, thelast 25 with Colonial Pipeline Co. as a technician. Member of Manchester Volunteer Fire Co. for the past 29 years. Served on council May 1983-Nov. 1990. Mayor, Nov. 1990-present. Board of Zoning Appeals prior to council for four years. Wife, Marianne. Children: Troy, Timothy, Matthew, Suzannah.
QUESTIONS: Did not respond to questions.
BIODATA: B.A.(economics), Towson State. Married, 1990. Wife, Andria. Occupation: Horticulturist.
NEEDS: 1. Rectifying recent zoning mistakes. 2. Better parking. 3. Better traffic control.
GROWTH AND SERVICES: The town will meet all the needs of the residents. I will direct my energy to solving the problem of the anticipated growth.
RECYCLING: I feel the citizens of Manchester have started to solve our problem of mandated recycling and will have noproblem in meeting our goal without governmental meddling.
TOWN MANAGER: Charter government, town managers and the like have all but made ineffective the governments of places like Baltimore and Howard Counties. Limited one-man management can work for town, if controlled.
*JOHN A. RILEY
BIODATA: High school graduate, 1946. Completed various college courses related to operation of water and sewerage systems. Presently maintain a State of Maryland Water TreatmentPlant Supervisor Certificate. Employed by the town of Hampstead as town manager since 1984. Municipal government experience: Manchester Town Council, 1968-1970. Manchester town manager and zoning administrator, 1970-1977. Manchester zoning administrator, 1977-1984. Hampsteadtown manager and zoning administrator 1984-present. Manchester Town Council, 1990-present. Community activities: vice chairman, Carroll County Cable TV Committee. Member: Carroll County Water Conservation Committee, Carroll County Recycling Committee, Carroll County Water Resource Committee.
NEEDS: 1. Fast tracking Route 30 bypass. 2. New elementary school. 3. Continue working to develop method to pay for $10,000,000 cost of the sewer plant expansion that will be equitable for all residents.
GROWTH AND SERVICES: The expanded sewer plant will be adequate beyond the year 2000. Existing ordinances requires a developer to provide water for his proposed subdivision. Work with county on adequate facilities legislation.
RECYCLING: Yes. With aggressive public information program, citizens will support a voluntary program. Should 15 percent be increased, there may be a need for mandatory recycling. Study a county solid waste system.
TOWN MANAGER: Yes. Municipal government has become more complex. Certain tasks need immediate attention and should not be put off until council meetings.The majority of committee responsibilities, except planning and zoning.
(Vote for one mayor and two council members)