Mayor wants the state to pay for sidewalk repair

March 03, 1997

The mayor of New Windsor has found a way to pay for sidewalk repairs.

Jack A. Gullo Jr., mayor and vice chairman of the legislative committee of the Maryland Municipal League, is gathering support for a bill in the General Assembly.

The proposed legislation would require the State Highway Administration to pay for reconstruction of sidewalks adjacent to its highways. In New Windsor, that would be along Main and High streets, Routes 31 and 75.

"This position is reasonable as the sidewalk lies within the state right of way," Gullo said.

State highway officials support the bill and have told Gullo they would include repair money in the next budget, the mayor said.

Gullo has written to town residents who would qualify for the repairs if the bill passes. He is asking them to contact their legislators urging them to vote for the bill.

He also plans to write to colleagues in Carroll's seven other municipalities. State highways run through nearly all the towns.

Information: (800) 492-7122, Ext. 3704 or 3107.

New Windsor celebrates its 200th anniversary

New Windsor celebrates the 200th anniversary of its founding this year.

"At least the original lots that formed the town were laid out in 1797," Gullo said.

To mark the occasion, a figure from the town's past will appear at Wednesday's Town Council meeting to give residents a few history lessons.

Dan Hartzler, dressed in period costume, will portray Lou Dielman, a town founding father and owner of Dielman Inn, once a major stopping point for travelers.

The inn at Main and High streets survives today as a business and residence. The building recently was cited by the Maryland Historic Trust as a fine example of 18th-century architecture.

The mayor will issue a proclamation marking the bicentennial.

Fire

Taneytown: Firefighters responded at 2: 40 p.m. Thursday to a lockout in the 4100 block of Stumptown Road. Units were out 27 minutes.

Pub Date: 3/03/97

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