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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 17, 2011
Kathleen Arlee Petry "Kathy" Mathias, who was Ocean City 's town clerk and a major behind-the-scenes figure in the resort city where she had worked for several mayors and city managers, died Monday of breast cancer at her home there. She was 58. "Kathy was one of the finest people I've ever known, and I had the pleasure of her working for me when I was mayor and she was my secretary," said Roland "Fish" Powell, who served as Ocean City mayor from 1986 to 1996.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | August 17, 2011
Kathleen Arlee Petry "Kathy" Mathias, who was Ocean City 's town clerk and a major behind-the-scenes figure in the resort city where she had worked for several mayors and city managers, died Monday of breast cancer at her home there. She was 58. "Kathy was one of the finest people I've ever known, and I had the pleasure of her working for me when I was mayor and she was my secretary," said Roland "Fish" Powell, who served as Ocean City mayor from 1986 to 1996.
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October 11, 1993
Richard Warehime, New Windsor's longtime clerk-treasurer, has been officially replaced, according to an announcement by Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr.John Keck, who has been clerk understudy for the past few months, has taken over the position of clerk-treasurer.Mr. Warehime, who worked for the town of New Windsor for almost 46 years, will serve in a consultant position until his official retirement, which comes at the end of this year.NB Mr. Warehime will continue to serve as New Windsor's zoning administrator.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | May 2, 2008
Towns usually die slowly in a cascading series of losses - the factory, the high school, the movie theater - making it hard to point to when or even why a once thriving community expires. But with Great Harbour Deep, a one-time outpost in a remote coastal stretch of Newfoundland in Canada, it was clear when the death spiral began and what triggered it. When the cod went away, so did the town. "It was overfishing," said Sharon Elgar, a former town clerk of the former town. "Fish, fish, fish, till nothing was left."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2001
A former town clerk served the New Windsor mayor and Town Council last night with notice of a lawsuit that alleges a failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. Sharon P. Nobles had made a written request last month to Mayor Sam Pierce asking to inspect public records. Nobles, who served as town clerk for nearly two years under former Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr., asked for copies of checks from the general and water-sewer funds and from payroll. She was denied the payroll information.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
BJ Dixon joined the town of Mount Airy in April 1979 as a planning and zoning clerk, but quickly began doing almost anything that needed doing, according to those who know her. Now, more than 26 years later, she's officially Mount Airy's town clerk and head of its permit department, coordinating the town planning commission and board of zoning appeals. But she also involves herself in a lot of other areas for the town. As a result, Dixon has been named municipal employee of the year by the Maryland Municipal League Inc. A plaque will be presented to her during the league's convention in Ocean City, scheduled for June 26-29, said Karen A. Liskey, assistant executive director of the league and its convention manager.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | July 9, 1993
After 45 years of being virtually synonymous with New Windsor town government, Richard M. Warehime has decided to retire from his position as town clerk/treasurer."
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | July 2, 2000
In the last 50 years, life in Mount Airy has changed considerably. The population has grown from 750 to more than 6,000. Housing developments, schools and shopping centers have been built. The town's boundaries have expanded. But one thing has remained constant: Betty Ifert, town clerk. Ifert, 71, started as Town Hall's first employee in 1950, when the hall was in a small room behind Etchison's Barber Shop on Main Street. Today, Ifert holds the record as the longest continuously employed municipal employee in Maryland, according to a 1997 survey by the Maryland Municipal League.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1995
Kathleen Kreimer thought she was a pretty good judge of her Union Bridge neighbors and their habits, so it never occurred to her to tell them that she was only guessing when she made out some of their water bills.Now the veteran town clerk is on unpaid leave as Town Council members review accounts and the Maryland attorney general awaits their explanation.It seems that 55 meters, more than one-sixth of the town's 300 meters, are not working. Some meters have been stuck for years, in one case for 14 years.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | May 23, 2007
Voters in the northwest Carroll County town of New Windsor re-elected incumbent Councilman Steve Farkas yesterday in a runoff election against career firefighter Byron Welker. The candidates had finished in a tie in the May 8 municipal election, but yesterday Farkas received 113 votes to Welker's 66, Town Clerk Donna Alban said. The clerk said 179 New Windsor voters cast ballots in the runoff contest - 46 more than the turnout for the May 8 election. The town has a population of about 1,500 and 823 registered voters, according to the Carroll County Board of Elections.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | December 21, 2007
SMITHSBURG -- By yesterday morning, the flags were already flying half-staff at the school and the volunteer firehouse. Black bunting went up at Town Hall, and, because it seemed too cruel a contrast, the Christmas lights came down. Officer Christopher Shane Nicholson, one of three policemen here, was shot and killed Wednesday night, and it didn't take long for the news -- or the shock and the grief -- to tear through this community of about 3,000 east of Hagerstown. "When you're in a small, close-knit community and helicopters are flying overhead, it doesn't take long to find out," said Lori Hartley, who saw emergency responders flooding a rural area northeast of town where the young and well-liked officer was shot.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | May 23, 2007
Voters in the northwest Carroll County town of New Windsor re-elected incumbent Councilman Steve Farkas yesterday in a runoff election against career firefighter Byron Welker. The candidates had finished in a tie in the May 8 municipal election, but yesterday Farkas received 113 votes to Welker's 66, Town Clerk Donna Alban said. The clerk said 179 New Windsor voters cast ballots in the runoff contest - 46 more than the turnout for the May 8 election. The town has a population of about 1,500 and 823 registered voters, according to the Carroll County Board of Elections.
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By David P. Greisman and David P. Greisman,Special to The Sun | February 25, 2007
After toiling for 18 months in a cramped, temporary setting, Mount Airy Town Hall staffers were jubilant about returning to their renovated office on Main Street. The three-story building - originally a bank and formerly a county library branch - now includes 3,000 additional square feet, plus extra space that was opened up by the construction. The second floor has room for eight offices, including three with large windows that look through granite arches to the shops and offices below.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2005
BJ Dixon joined the town of Mount Airy in April 1979 as a planning and zoning clerk, but quickly began doing almost anything that needed doing, according to those who know her. Now, more than 26 years later, she's officially Mount Airy's town clerk and head of its permit department, coordinating the town planning commission and board of zoning appeals. But she also involves herself in a lot of other areas for the town. As a result, Dixon has been named municipal employee of the year by the Maryland Municipal League Inc. A plaque will be presented to her during the league's convention in Ocean City, scheduled for June 26-29, said Karen A. Liskey, assistant executive director of the league and its convention manager.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 14, 2003
A New Windsor councilman appointed last year to the panel and two candidates with planning commission experience were elected last night to the five-member Town Council, election officials said. Stephen G. Farkas, who was appointed to fill a vacancy on the council, collected 175 votes, officials said. Kevin Null, the town zoning administrator and a former member of the planning commission, won a seat on the council on his fourth try, collecting 154 votes. Charlotte Hollenbeck, a member of the planning commission, captured the third open seat with 135 votes.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 6, 2001
A former town clerk served the New Windsor mayor and Town Council last night with notice of a lawsuit that alleges a failure to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. Sharon P. Nobles had made a written request last month to Mayor Sam Pierce asking to inspect public records. Nobles, who served as town clerk for nearly two years under former Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr., asked for copies of checks from the general and water-sewer funds and from payroll. She was denied the payroll information.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1995
Kathleen Kreimer thought she was a pretty good judge of her Union Bridge neighbors and their habits, so it never occurred to her to tell them that she was only guessing when she made out some of their water bills.Now the veteran town clerk is on unpaid leave as Town Council members review customer accounts and the Maryland attorney general awaits their explanation.It seems that 55 meters, more than one-sixth of the town's 300 meters, are not working. Some meters have been stuck for years; in one case, 14 years.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2001
After two terms that saw Carroll's once-smallest town double in size, Jack A. Gullo Jr., New Windsor's mayor, will not seek re-election. Gullo, 32, ended Wednesday's Town Council meeting with what he called a bittersweet announcement. He will not seek a third term. "I have spent eight years, 25 percent of my life, doing this job and saying good-bye to something I have really enjoyed is difficult," Gullo said. "I know that I have made a difference but now is the time to pursue other options.
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