Industry Watch

INDUSTRY WATCH

September 12, 2004

Sept. 21 conference to address housing affordability in Md.

The Home Builders Association of Maryland will hold its seventh annual Housing Maryland's Work Force conference this month to address housing affordability in the state.

The summit will include presentations by a teacher, a nurse, a firefighter, a police officer and members of the Maryland Coalition for Work Force Housing.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Hyatt Regency, 300 Light St. Information: 410-265-7400 or www.homebuilders.org.

Registration is available at the event or online. The cost is $95.

Home and garden show set at Ripken Stadium

A home and garden show is scheduled this month at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen.

Harford Live! is a two-day event that will feature more than 300 exhibits dealing with a variety of themes including landscaping, interior design, boats, cars, sports memorabilia and toys. The event also will feature a KidZone with games and other activities for children.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 26 at Ripken Stadium, 873 Long Drive. Tickets are $5 at the door. Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free. Some of the proceeds will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County.

Information: www.harfordlive.com.

Salisbury considers ban on year-round rental signs

SALISBURY - Salisbury's City Council is considering an ordinance banning year-round signs advertising rental properties.

Some landlords keep signs advertising their business posted on rental properties year-round, said Jack Lenox, city and county planning and zoning director.

Residents have complained that the signs are an eyesore and remain posted even after a property has been leased, he said.

The ordinance would put a 90-day limit on the posting of signs.

From staff and Associated Press reports

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