Incorporation Considered

January 16, 1992|By Staff report

Members of the Greater Severna Park Council went home from their meeting Tuesday night with visions of a new city in their heads: the incorporated municipality of Severna Park.

No decisions were made to incorporate as a town or city, but about 50 people in attendance listened to a presentation about what they would do if the community decides to incorporate.

Renee M. Winsky, a senior staff associate with the Maryland Municipal League, explained the process of gathering signatures, forwarding a proposal to the County Council and sponsoring a voter referendum.

She discussed reasons for incorporation, such as the greater sense of community and increased control over local affairs, as well as the negative aspects of becoming a city or town -- higher taxes and legal liability for services provided by the town.

A question about incorporation has been included on a survey Severna Park is conducting among its 41,000 residents.

Also at the meeting, the officers for 1992 were approved with one dissenting vote, confirming Pat Troy aspresident, Roy Gulino as vice president, Ellen McGee as secretary and Elizabeth Palmer as treasurer.

On the executive committee will be Muriel Yilmazcetin, Dan Nataf and Al Johnston.

In other business, the council received an appeal by a representative of county councilwoman Diane Evans, R-Arnold, for its support of a proposed farmers' market.

The market, which would be restricted to working farmers, is scheduled to open June 1 at the Jones Station MTA Park and Ride lot.

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