Four men -- three incumbents and a newcomer -- will vie for three available seats on the Taneytown City Council.
The filing deadline for candidacy in the city's May 19 election was yesterday.
The candidates are incumbents Henry C. Heine, James L. McCarron and Thomas J. Denike, and political newcomer Roger Keller.
Mr. Heine, 46, a Mass Transit Administration engineer, said the council will need to make decisions concerning the city's basic infrastructure and the structure of the downtown area over the next four years.
Two-term Councilman James L. McCarron, 45, a sales manager for Southern States Cooperative, said the city's infrastructure will be an important aspect of the council's work in the next term and also stresses the significance of residential growth.
Mr. Denike, 43, a sales manager for the Washington branch of Robert Shaw Controls, said his priorities on the council will be economic development and a balanced budget.
Mr. Keller, 46, a maintenance worker with the county's Road Department, said he wants to change what he said was the "anti-business" attitude of the current City Council; create more youth-oriented activities; and develop a better relationship between the council, city management and residents.
Candidates must be at least 25 years old and must have lived in the city the two years preceding the election.
To file, the candidates were required to submit to the city office a nomination certificate signed by at least 10 people registered to vote in the city.