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October 20, 2011
Editor: An Oct. 14 Aegis editorial noted that justice was served when Aberdeen received $2.5 million from a class action suit in a groundwater contamination case. A gasoline leak contaminated Aberdeen's water supply well with benzene, which causes cancer, and the settlement was for costs the city incurred because of the leak. The editorial noted "Aberdeen has been fortunate insofar as the municipal drinking water supply ... could relatively easily be supplemented by the county's water system.
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BY ERIKA BUTLER | June 3, 2014
With little fanfare, the Aberdeen City Council passed its $14.08 million budget for the next fiscal year that calls for spending less than in this fiscal year and does not include a property tax rate or water and sewer rate increase. As it passed the budget 4-0 (Councilman Bruce Garner was absent) for fiscal year 2015 during its city council meeting Monday night, the council members adjusted this year's budget to make repairs at the Aberdeen swim club and Ripken Stadium and one councilwoman thanked The Record for its recent editorial.
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BY ERIKA BUTLER | June 3, 2014
With little fanfare, the Aberdeen City Council passed its $14.08 million budget for the next fiscal year that calls for spending less than in this fiscal year and does not include a property tax rate or water and sewer rate increase. As it passed the budget 4-0 (Councilman Bruce Garner was absent) for fiscal year 2015 during its city council meeting Monday night, the council members adjusted this year's budget to make repairs at the Aberdeen swim club and Ripken Stadium and one councilwoman thanked The Record for its recent editorial.
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Editorial from The Aegis and The Record | February 27, 2014
In voting to give themselves (or whoever replaces them in November 2015) a raise, the mayor and three members of the Aberdeen City Council made a drastic mistake. They should have either rejected the legislation increasing their annual pay from $10,000 to $15,000 for the mayor and from $7,500 to $10,000 for council members, or they should have increased the rate of pay for elected officials to the level of full time salary with benefits. For more than a year, Mayor Mike Bennett and council members Sandy Landbeck, Bruce Garner and Ruth Ann Young have been making the argument that a pay increase is needed because the job is so demanding.
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Editorial from The Aegis and The Record | February 27, 2014
In voting to give themselves (or whoever replaces them in November 2015) a raise, the mayor and three members of the Aberdeen City Council made a drastic mistake. They should have either rejected the legislation increasing their annual pay from $10,000 to $15,000 for the mayor and from $7,500 to $10,000 for council members, or they should have increased the rate of pay for elected officials to the level of full time salary with benefits. For more than a year, Mayor Mike Bennett and council members Sandy Landbeck, Bruce Garner and Ruth Ann Young have been making the argument that a pay increase is needed because the job is so demanding.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | October 10, 2013
Aberdeen's mayor and city council were looking toward the city's future in a big way Monday night as they presented their take on a proposed water and sewer authority that would combine the Aberdeen, Bel Air, Havre de Grace and Harford County public utilities into one quasi-government governing body. Aberdeen's elected officials also heaped praise on the city's staff - particularly Director of Finance Piribo Jack - for the reaffirmation of the city's AA bond rating, and listened to a presentation about the ongoing plans for a multi-modal transportation hub at the existing Amtrak/MARC train station that could eventually include buildings 12 stories tall.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2006
Aberdeen's City Council unanimously approved annexations of more than 500 acres last night - crucial properties that officials say could pave the way for the construction of thousands of homes - in the face of a public hearing that drew hundreds of people in protest. About 300 people turned out for the council hearing - so many that it had to be moved from Aberdeen's City Hall to a larger hall at the nearby municipal Fire Department. Some saw irony in the council's surprise at the turnout and lack of foresight in finding a larger venue for the hearing because the chief concerns voiced by the public include whether the city can properly plan for how such growth will affect infrastructure.
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January 22, 2006
TOMORROW Aberdeen City Council -- 6 p.m. meeting in the council chambers at city hall, 60 N. Parke St., 410-272-1600. Harford County Board of Education -- 6:30 p.m. business meeting at 102 S. Hickory Ave., Bel Air. 410-588-5203. Harford County Historic Preservation Commission -- 7 p.m. meeting at 220 S. Main St., Bel Air. 410-638-3103. TUESDAY Harford County Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board -- 7 p.m. meeting at 220 S. Main St., Bel Air. 410-638-3103. WEDNESDAY Jarrettsville/Norrisville Community Council -- 7 p.m. meeting in the Norrisville Community meeting room.
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July 9, 2006
Public must be notified of issues At the July 3 meeting of the Aberdeen City Council, public notification regarding city issues was of concern. As noted by Councilman David Yensan, council meeting agendas posted on the city Web site often do not reflect the agenda actually presented at the meeting. His suggestion to post them on a community bulletin board at City Hall has some merit, if used in concert with the existing procedures for notification. To use it instead of newspapers and the city Web site would be of little value.
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By Sherrie Ruhl and Sherrie Ruhl,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
Two incumbents and one political newcomer will battle for two Aberdeen City Council seats. Voting for the two-year positions will be May 2.Ronald Kupferman, council president, and Macon L. Tucker are being challenged by Douglas Wilson, a certified public accountant in Aberdeen.The council is made up of the mayor and four council members whose terms are staggered.The biggest issues this year are the revitalization of Aberdeen's downtown and upgrading the city's infrastructure, particularly to provide adequate water and sewage service.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | October 10, 2013
Aberdeen's mayor and city council were looking toward the city's future in a big way Monday night as they presented their take on a proposed water and sewer authority that would combine the Aberdeen, Bel Air, Havre de Grace and Harford County public utilities into one quasi-government governing body. Aberdeen's elected officials also heaped praise on the city's staff - particularly Director of Finance Piribo Jack - for the reaffirmation of the city's AA bond rating, and listened to a presentation about the ongoing plans for a multi-modal transportation hub at the existing Amtrak/MARC train station that could eventually include buildings 12 stories tall.
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October 20, 2011
Editor: An Oct. 14 Aegis editorial noted that justice was served when Aberdeen received $2.5 million from a class action suit in a groundwater contamination case. A gasoline leak contaminated Aberdeen's water supply well with benzene, which causes cancer, and the settlement was for costs the city incurred because of the leak. The editorial noted "Aberdeen has been fortunate insofar as the municipal drinking water supply ... could relatively easily be supplemented by the county's water system.
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By JUSTIN FENTON and JUSTIN FENTON,SUN REPORTER | June 20, 2006
Aberdeen's City Council unanimously approved annexations of more than 500 acres last night - crucial properties that officials say could pave the way for the construction of thousands of homes - in the face of a public hearing that drew hundreds of people in protest. About 300 people turned out for the council hearing - so many that it had to be moved from Aberdeen's City Hall to a larger hall at the nearby municipal Fire Department. Some saw irony in the council's surprise at the turnout and lack of foresight in finding a larger venue for the hearing because the chief concerns voiced by the public include whether the city can properly plan for how such growth will affect infrastructure.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun reporter | November 14, 2007
A Harford County golf course owner faces charges after being accused of firing shots near homes, state police said. Samuel C. Smedley, 50, was charged with one count of having a handgun in a vehicle, one count of disorderly conduct and two counts of reckless endangerment in connection with the incident Saturday, according to police. Smedley was a key figure in an Aberdeen annexation proposal. Last year, the Aberdeen City Council attempted to annex 524 acres to make way for a development of more than 1,000 homes.
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