Separate ethics panel is on agenda

November 08, 1994|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer

The Hampstead Town Council is expected to adopt regulations tonight that would separate the ethics commission from the board of elections.

The three-member elections board has fulfilled both duties since the town's ethics regulations were amended in March 1993.

Officials have decided it would be best to separate the two, and election board members have said they want to retain their original duties, said John A. Riley, town manager.

"We've had two people express interest [in becoming members of the ethics commission]," Mr. Riley said, noting that town officials had hoped more people would want to join the panel.

"We need three" members, Mr. Riley said.

Council members are also scheduled to repeal two ordinances from the town code: one pertaining to plumbing and building, and one dealing with dogs.

"It's just housekeeping," said Mr. Riley, adding that in both cases, the town now defers to county regulations.

In other business, Town Council members are expected tonight to introduce an annexation request by Martin K. P. Hill and Jack Reedy, owners of Lizzie's Lockers, a self-storage facility north of the bowling alley on Route 30.

Mr. Riley said the introduction is the first stage of the annexation process, which includes receiving coments from the state and Carroll County governments.

Members are also scheduled to discuss a review of the town code, the comprehensive master plan and plans for the Roberts Field Shopping Center.

Concerns about business zoning at Roberts Field and around the town in general were raised at the Oct. 25 planning and zoning commission meeting.

The Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 1034 S. Carroll St. Town offices will be open today.

For information about the meeting, call 374-2761.

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