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By Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1994
Charles County commissioners said yesterday that they have appointed Harry H. Foxwell as county treasurer to complete the term of Thelma Bowie, who resigned last week because of continuing health problems.Her resignation came on the heels of a disclosure by commissioners that the county's deputy treasurer allegedly had made illegal and highly speculative investments with county funds totaling in the millions of dollars. The county has sued to have the trades reversed.Mr. Foxwell served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy and is the former assistant director of the Office of Naval Intelligence, the commissioners said in a statement.
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Jacques Kelly | April 13, 2012
When the street sign said Boulton, I knew I was near the right address. Soon another familiar street name popped up — Atwood — and I was squarely in Bel Air's Howard Park, a subdivision created out of the orchards surrounding a noteworthy Baltimorean's summer home. Its formal name is Liriodendron, and it is a Harford County treasure. It was built by one of the Johns Hopkins Hospital's fabled "Big Four," Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly. Kelly spent most of the year at 1406 Eutaw Place in Baltimore, where he also had a private clinic in an adjoining building.
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NEWS
June 11, 1995
The Harford County Council approved this week two bills that will allow the county to borrow nearly $19 million for various projects, including $6.5 million for a new Bel Air library.The measures were approved with little debate Tuesday night after a brief public hearing. The vote was 6-0, with District A Councilwoman Susan B. Heselton absent. The county plans to sell bonds later this year, while borrowing short-term money in the meantime to get some high-priority projects going, said James Jewell, the county treasurer.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2002
Warren G. "Sheriff" Robinson, a former New York Mets first-base coach and scout who later became the Dorchester County treasurer, died of cancer Friday at his Cambridge home. He was 80. He spent 35 years in professional baseball, including time as a minor-league catcher and manager, and scouted Baltimore Orioles home games for the 1969 "Miracle Mets" -- winners of the World Series that year over the Birds. Mr. Robinson earned a World Series ring for his contributions. "He could read people and read players," said Dave Rosenfield, longtime general manager of the Norfolk Tides, a Mets farm team, and a friend for more than 50 years.
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By Carol Bowers and Carol Bowers,Staff Writer | October 22, 1992
The Harford County Council is considering exempting the owner of at least one home near the Scarboro Landfill from paying property taxes.County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann and Councilman Barry T. Glassman, R-District D, made the proposal Tuesday night at the council's regularly scheduled meeting.The bill calls for exempting the owner of a home near a county landfill with an active operating permit if the structure is within 500 feet of the fill. To qualify for the exemption, the property owner also would have to live in the house, and the home would have to have been built before June 30, 1988.
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By Samuel Goldreich and Samuel Goldreich,Staff writer | December 8, 1991
"Bah! Humbug! No!"County Councilwoman Joanne S. Parrott, R-District B, played the role of municipal Scrooge Tuesday when a majority of her colleagues voted to raise the cap on property tax assessments.But faced with another round of state budget cuts, the council approved a bill allowing individual assessments to be increased by as high as 10 percent, beginning July 1, 1992.The cap on property taxassessment increases is 6 percent.The county treasurer estimatesthe higher cap will generate $731,000 in property tax revenues in fiscal year 1993.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | February 24, 1991
The County Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to borrow more than $3.9 million in the bond market to pay part of a new Fallston Middle School and all of the renovations to the Bel Air branch of the Harford County Library.For the past eight years, the only construction projects Harford County has paid for with bond money have been improvements to water and sewer service. User fees repay those bonds.Bonds sold for the school and library projects will be paid back out of the county's general fund.The $3.9 million already set aside for the two projects in this year's capital budget will revert to the county's general fund to help build an end-of-the-year surplus, said James M. Jewell, the county treasurer.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | February 2, 1992
The next time you stay in a county hotel, put your boat in a slip atthe Havre de Grace marina or use your phone, you may have to pay a little more in local taxes.County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann wants permission from the state for the county to start charging a rangeof new user and product taxes.Rehrmann wants to take advantage of state law that permits counties, with the permission of the General Assembly, to charge any of 12 local taxes: room taxes at hotels and motels, and taxes on cable television, telephone service, natural gas, fuel oil, coal, steam, electric, liquid petroleum, beverage containers, boat slips and parking lots.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | January 19, 1992
Are you prepared to pay more taxes when you buy a home?County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann sure hopes so.She wants a new 1 percent county real estate transfer tax to raise cash to buy agricultural development rights and pay for new school construction."
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2002
Warren G. "Sheriff" Robinson, a former New York Mets first-base coach and scout who later became the Dorchester County treasurer, died of cancer Friday at his Cambridge home. He was 80. He spent 35 years in professional baseball, including time as a minor-league catcher and manager, and scouted Baltimore Orioles home games for the 1969 "Miracle Mets" -- winners of the World Series that year over the Birds. Mr. Robinson earned a World Series ring for his contributions. "He could read people and read players," said Dave Rosenfield, longtime general manager of the Norfolk Tides, a Mets farm team, and a friend for more than 50 years.
NEWS
June 11, 1995
The Harford County Council approved this week two bills that will allow the county to borrow nearly $19 million for various projects, including $6.5 million for a new Bel Air library.The measures were approved with little debate Tuesday night after a brief public hearing. The vote was 6-0, with District A Councilwoman Susan B. Heselton absent. The county plans to sell bonds later this year, while borrowing short-term money in the meantime to get some high-priority projects going, said James Jewell, the county treasurer.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | December 9, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Orange County's fiscal hemorrhaging worsened yesterday as it reportedly defaulted on a $110 million bond payment. In addition, the county sued several brokerage firms in an effort to keep its loss-plagued investment fund from collapsing.Adding to alarm and confusion surrounding Tuesday's bankruptcy filing, the county, which pledged to meet all school and local government payrolls, acknowledged that it cannot pay all its outside suppliers."Some vendors are probably not going to get paid," County Administrator Ernie Schneider told a meeting of the Orange County City Managers Association at Irvine's City Hall.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | October 9, 1994
Joseph P. Meadows, the Republican challenger for sheriff, took aim last week at Democratic incumbent Robert E. Comes, charging that the sheriff's office has spent nearly half of its budgeted overtime money in the first three months of fiscal year 1995.According to figures confirmed by the county treasurer, the sheriff's office is on a pace to overrun its overtime allocations by more than $600,000 in the fiscal year.The figures show that the sheriff's office spent $389,825 for overtime in the first three months of fiscal year 1995, which began July 1.That amount was paid from the yearly overtime budget of $958,493 allocated for administrative, patrol, corrections, investigative and court services.
NEWS
By Sun Staff Writer | August 19, 1994
Charles County commissioners said yesterday that they have appointed Harry H. Foxwell as county treasurer to complete the term of Thelma Bowie, who resigned last week because of continuing health problems.Her resignation came on the heels of a disclosure by commissioners that the county's deputy treasurer allegedly had made illegal and highly speculative investments with county funds totaling in the millions of dollars. The county has sued to have the trades reversed.Mr. Foxwell served for 30 years in the U.S. Navy and is the former assistant director of the Office of Naval Intelligence, the commissioners said in a statement.
NEWS
July 18, 1994
Some of Carroll County's better minds have been at work attempting to develop attractions to bring tourists to the county. They have studied all the traditional draws, such as the Farm Museum and the Wine Festival, and possible future attractions such as an air show. What they really ought to focus on is the tourism potential of the county landfill.Once again the county commissioners are exploring the possibility of turning over a section of the landfill to scavengers. Think of the vast numbers of people who would flock to Carroll County to have the opportunity to pick over garbage piles.
NEWS
By Carol Bowers and Carol Bowers,Staff Writer | October 22, 1992
The Harford County Council is considering exempting the owner of at least one home near the Scarboro Landfill from paying property taxes.County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann and Councilman Barry T. Glassman, R-District D, made the proposal Tuesday night at the council's regularly scheduled meeting.The bill calls for exempting the owner of a home near a county landfill with an active operating permit if the structure is within 500 feet of the fill. To qualify for the exemption, the property owner also would have to live in the house, and the home would have to have been built before June 30, 1988.
BUSINESS
By New York Times News Service | December 9, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- Orange County's fiscal hemorrhaging worsened yesterday as it reportedly defaulted on a $110 million bond payment. In addition, the county sued several brokerage firms in an effort to keep its loss-plagued investment fund from collapsing.Adding to alarm and confusion surrounding Tuesday's bankruptcy filing, the county, which pledged to meet all school and local government payrolls, acknowledged that it cannot pay all its outside suppliers."Some vendors are probably not going to get paid," County Administrator Ernie Schneider told a meeting of the Orange County City Managers Association at Irvine's City Hall.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | October 9, 1994
Joseph P. Meadows, the Republican challenger for sheriff, took aim last week at Democratic incumbent Robert E. Comes, charging that the sheriff's office has spent nearly half of its budgeted overtime money in the first three months of fiscal year 1995.According to figures confirmed by the county treasurer, the sheriff's office is on a pace to overrun its overtime allocations by more than $600,000 in the fiscal year.The figures show that the sheriff's office spent $389,825 for overtime in the first three months of fiscal year 1995, which began July 1.That amount was paid from the yearly overtime budget of $958,493 allocated for administrative, patrol, corrections, investigative and court services.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | February 2, 1992
The next time you stay in a county hotel, put your boat in a slip atthe Havre de Grace marina or use your phone, you may have to pay a little more in local taxes.County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann wants permission from the state for the county to start charging a rangeof new user and product taxes.Rehrmann wants to take advantage of state law that permits counties, with the permission of the General Assembly, to charge any of 12 local taxes: room taxes at hotels and motels, and taxes on cable television, telephone service, natural gas, fuel oil, coal, steam, electric, liquid petroleum, beverage containers, boat slips and parking lots.
NEWS
By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Staff writer | January 19, 1992
Are you prepared to pay more taxes when you buy a home?County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann sure hopes so.She wants a new 1 percent county real estate transfer tax to raise cash to buy agricultural development rights and pay for new school construction."
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