WESTMINSTER — The City Department of Public Works has announced that Eastern WasteIndustries Inc. will be collecting trash on Memorial Day, May 27.
The affected areas are The Greens, Wakefield Valley and Carroll Meadows.
RECYCLING CENTER OPENS
SYKESVILLE -- An opening ceremony for the new Sykesville Recycling Center will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Town Council announced Monday.
The center, at the new maintenance building behind theTown House, will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Virtually all recyclableswill be accepted at the center, which is also open to non-residents,and people are urged to make use of the facility.
In other action:
* The Town Council deferred action on the proposed annexation onOklahoma Road until the town attorney prepares a resolution.
* Mayor Lloyd R. Helt Jr. announced the annual Flag Day ceremony for 7 p.m. June 14. Officials will pause to say the Pledge of Allegiance on the Town House grounds.
* Police Chief Wallace P. Mitchell said that today is National Police Memorial Day, part of National Police Week. He welcomes visitors to the Town House police station to see it in operation.
* Site plans for the Jennifer Way Tot Lot were presented and discussed. Helt said about 20 families attended a meeting on the project and are seeking donations and selling raffle tickets to help pay for the lot.
* The council discussed problems it has been having with computer service contracts and programming from Basically Computers Inc. The council wants to meet with the company on those problems before taking any action.
SITE NOT CONTAMINATED
TANEYTOWN -- Nutshell Enterprises Inc., the Jarrettsville firm hired by the city to test soil and water at the former site of underground storage tanks, adjacent to City Hall, reported there were no traces of petroleum or fuel oil.
"They found absolutely nothing," said City Manager Neal W. Powell.
Powell said a copy of the reporthas been mailed to the state Department of Environment. The city failed to notify the state as required when it removed the tanks last summer.
City officials said a gas station once occupied the site.
TANEYTOWN -- Mayor Henry I. Reindollar has asked council members James L. McCarron and W. Robert Flickinger to study a citizen's proposal to form council committees.
The proposal came on the heels of Reindollar's re-election as mayor. During the mayoral contest, council committees became an issue between Reindollar and challenger, Councilman Henry C. Heine Jr.
Heine has said committees are needed to better address issues that come before council.
Reindollar said committees create problems and divisions rather than assisting the council or city manager.
TOWN PASSES BUDGET
DATELINE: UNION BRIDGE
UNION BRIDGE -- The Town Council unanimously passed the fiscal 1992 budget with a 5.5 percent tax decrease at Monday's session.
Several residents attended the meeting, which also served as the public hearing on the proposed budget, but no one offered comments. The council was able to lower the rate from 72 to 68 cents in the light of increased water and sewer hook-up fees.
The owner of an average $130,000 home in town would pay $354 in townproperty taxes in addition to $1,222 in county property taxes.
Inother business, the council voted to purchase recycling bins, at cost of $5.93 each. The bins will replace the reusable bags, provided byHaden Trash Removal.
Members of the Recycling Committee will deliver the bins to town residents. Any resident who wants a lid for the bin will have to purchase it on his own, said Town Clerk Kathleen D. Kreimer.
The town has scheduled its spring clean up day for 8 a.m.to noon Saturday.
Councilman Bret Grossnickle reported Stoskey Fence Co. had installed fencing around the sewage treatment plant at a cost of $1,700.
The town will be able to borrow the county's chipper to dispose of yard waste left at the plant.
"The fence will help to cut down illegal dumping at that site," said Mayor Edward L. Williar, presiding at his last session before his retirement May 27.
The council also voted to renew its $375 mosquito control contract with the state Department of the Environment. Council President Perry L. Jones Jr. said he would like to see more frequent spraying.
Jones also reported on the Water Conservation Committee, offering residents the loan of two video and several water-saving devices.
Councilapproved $950 in liability insurance for Ted Bertier, an engineer conducting the survey of the Bowman Springs property. The site will be annexed into town, allowing homeowners to hook into the town's water and sewer systems.
AGING BOARD KEEPS ROLE
The 15 members of the Commission on Aging will continue their advisory role to the County Commissioners even after administrative changes, said Jolene Sullivan, director of the Department of Aging.