Mayor aims for council SOUTHWEST -- Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield

February 04, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

James C. Carlisle has been mayor of New Windsor for four years. He figures that's long enough.

But when the town's election comes around in May, residents may still see Mr. Carlisle's name on the ballot -- as a candidate for one of the two open Town Council seats.

"I was a councilman for eight years, and I had more power than I do now as mayor," said Mr. Carlisle, who as mayor is not allowed to vote on issues with the council.

"There are so many things going on in the town that I want to be more involved in."

The seats of incumbent council members Rebecca H. Harman and R. Kenneth Green also will be filled in the May 11 election.

Mr. Carlisle served as a councilman from 1976 to 1984, when he was elected mayor.

But he said yesterday that he feels he would be in a better position to implement things he feels the town needs, such as a fulltime secretary and a town manager, as a councilman.

"I think some of the work ought to be spread around a little," said Mr. Carlisle, whose only "office" staff is Town Clerk Richard Warehime, who has held that position for 45 years. "Right now, T TTC think its too much for us to handle."

Mr. Carlisle said other issues, such as the possible annexation of five homes on Green Valley Road just beyond the site for the new school building, are important enough for him to want to take part in the decision as a town councilman.

"I want to and can help," said Mr. Carlisle.

Anyone who wants to vote in the May election must register by April 5. Those people interested in running for office must file their applications by April 12.

All registration will be done through the chairman of the town's election committee. The chairman has not been chosen, Mr. Warehime said.

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