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September 3, 1997
Three years of work to revise the New Windsor town code comes before the Town Council at 7 p.m. tonight.Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. will introduce the general format for the revisions at the monthly council session at Town Hall."
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2004
Mount Airy residents would have 24 hours to shovel their sidewalks of ice and snow or face daily fines, if a proposed amendment to the town code is adopted by the Town Council next month. The ordinance, introduced at the Town Council meeting Monday night, would require owners and occupants of properties fronting paved sidewalks to clear a 30-inch-wide path within 24 hours "after any precipitation event producing such snow or ice shall end." Violations would be punishable by a $25 fine for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | February 16, 1993
The Hampstead Town Council will be busy tonight with midwinter legal housecleaning.The town code has never been officially adopted as law, Mayor Clint Becker said yesterday. Changing that is one of several chores facing the council at its 7:30 p.m. meeting in the town hall.Until now, each ordinance the council has enacted has become law. But the code, the compilation of all the ordinances, has not been officially adopted, said Richard Murray, of Walsh and Fisher, the law firm that represents Hampstead.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | November 7, 2003
Responding to complaints about motorized scooters and modified lawn mowers, New Windsor's mayor and Town Council are proposing that they be added to the list of vehicles banned from the municipality's streets. The town code prohibits off-road vehicles such as snowmobiles, minibikes and trail bikes from the streets, but a proposed ordinance introduced this week would add scooters and modified mowers. "We've had a lot of complaints from people that they have really been a nuisance," Mayor Sam M. Pierce said before the Town Council meeting Wednesday night.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1999
Manchester Town Council dived back last night into its three-year effort to update the town code -- a 1970s-era document that has been amended piecemeal to 105 chapters of fine print."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1996
A state appeals court ruled yesterday that a group of 80 Hampstead neighbors lacks the standing required to fight a controversial 220-home housing development -- in court or before the town zoning board.The Court of Special Appeals found that Hampstead Councilman Stephen A. Holland and his neighbors are prohibited from using a provision in the Hampstead Town Code -- adopted after the development was approved -- to challenge the project.Neighbors said the decision will mean more clogged highways, crowded schools and an overburdened water system in a community that is one of the fastest growing in the state.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2000
The mayor of Manchester is among the lowest paid in the county, but a proposed change to the town code would quadruple the salary after the next election, while more than doubling the amount paid to Town Council members. The salary increases are among several proposed changes to the town code that were read at this month's council meeting and will be subject to a public hearing at the next regular council meeting, at 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 8. Other ordinance changes would: Provide for filling mayor or Town Council vacancies by appointment.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | January 27, 1994
The Institute for Governmental Service of the University of Maryland is working with the town of Manchester on revisions to the town charter and the town code.The institute helps governments throughout the state with applied research and consulting, said institute Director Barbara S. Hawk.The town is paying the institute $500 for work to update its charter and $800 for work to revise the town code, plus expenses.On Dec. 13, Ms. Hawk sent Town Manager Terry Short a first draft of a revised charter, containing the institute's preliminary recommendations and some ideas from the town staff.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer | November 8, 1994
The Hampstead Town Council is expected to adopt regulations tonight that would separate the ethics commission from the board of elections.The three-member elections board has fulfilled both duties since the town's ethics regulations were amended in March 1993.Officials have decided it would be best to separate the two, and election board members have said they want to retain their original duties, said John A. Riley, town manager."We've had two people express interest [in becoming members of the ethics commission]
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2004
Mount Airy residents would have 24 hours to shovel their sidewalks of ice and snow or face daily fines, if a proposed amendment to the town code is adopted by the Town Council next month. The ordinance, introduced at the Town Council meeting Monday night, would require owners and occupants of properties fronting paved sidewalks to clear a 30-inch-wide path within 24 hours "after any precipitation event producing such snow or ice shall end." Violations would be punishable by a $25 fine for the first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | September 12, 2000
Shortly after the Hampstead Town Council convenes tonight, members expect to observe 15 minutes of silence for a dying ordinance. There seems to be no more need to regulate billiard parlors, shooting galleries, duckpin alleys and other such amusements in this town of 4,600. Absent any protest at the 7:15 p.m. abbreviated public hearing - 30 minutes is the usual time allotted - the law will be dropped from the town code. "Even with a shortened time, I think we will be sitting around staring at each other," said Ken Decker, town manager.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 24, 2000
The mayor of Manchester is among the lowest paid in the county, but a proposed change to the town code would quadruple the salary after the next election, while more than doubling the amount paid to Town Council members. The salary increases are among several proposed changes to the town code that were read at this month's council meeting and will be subject to a public hearing at the next regular council meeting, at 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 8. Other ordinance changes would: Provide for filling mayor or Town Council vacancies by appointment.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | December 15, 1999
Manchester Town Council dived back last night into its three-year effort to update the town code -- a 1970s-era document that has been amended piecemeal to 105 chapters of fine print."
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | December 13, 1999
Hampstead Councilman Wayne Thomas is afraid that if the faucet is turned on, it might be hard to turn off.He and his fellow council members are set to vote on an ordinance tomorrow night that could make the town the only one in the county to extend water to paying customers outside the town limits.Thomas thinks it's a dangerous step that could blur the lines that determine who is eligible for a limited amount of public water.The ordinance would allow for selling water outside the town under certain conditions -- such as when it is to the benefit of town residents.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1999
Hampstead town officials are negotiating with the Cordish Co. of Baltimore to acquire land for a water tower north of a Wal-Mart outlet the developer is building.But first, the Town Council would have to vote next month to amend the town code to allow property outside the town limits to use public water.Under the proposed agreement, the town would extend its water system to Cordish's North Carroll Shopping Center in exchange for slightly less than an acre for the water tower, two wells and money to build a pump house and main to connect to the town's water supply.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1999
After hearing from lawyers and election law specialists yesterday, New Windsor Town Council was working to resolve a tie in a municipal election last week that left a council seat in limbo.Incumbent Paul G. Garver and challenger Samuel Pierce got the same number of votes in the race for one of the open council seats.The council was deciding whether to hold a run-off election, or to declare the seat vacant and have the sitting council choose someone for the seat.The meeting, which began at 9 p.m., was still under way late last night.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | May 20, 1999
After hearing from lawyers and election law specialists yesterday, New Windsor Town Council was working to resolve a tie in a municipal election last week that left a council seat in limbo.Incumbent Paul G. Garver and challenger Samuel Pierce got the same number of votes in the race for one of the open council seats.The council was deciding whether to hold a run-off election, or to declare the seat vacant and have the sitting council choose someone for the seat.The meeting, which began at 9 p.m., was still under way late last night.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | November 10, 1999
Hampstead town officials are negotiating with the Cordish Co. of Baltimore to acquire land for a water tower north of a Wal-Mart outlet the developer is building.But first, the Town Council would have to vote next month to amend the town code to allow property outside the town limits to use public water.Under the proposed agreement, the town would extend its water system to Cordish's North Carroll Shopping Center in exchange for slightly less than an acre for the water tower, two wells and money to build a pump house and main to connect to the town's water supply.
NEWS
By Brenda J. Buote and Mary Gail Hare and Brenda J. Buote and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 19, 1999
New Windsor Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. and the Town Council will meet tonight to decide how to settle a tie between two candidates in last week's council election. Never before has the town of 1,200 faced such a dilemma, and the town code has no provision to address the situation. The state election code does not regulate municipal elections. Town election judges twice counted by hand the 320 votes cast in the council election May 11, and were surprised to find that incumbent Paul G. Garver and challenger Samuel Pierce each had 178 votes.
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By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | May 13, 1999
The tiny town of New Windsor, where the last mayoral election was decided by only 12 votes, has produced another squeaker: a tie in the Town Council ballot.Volunteers spent a long night Tuesday counting by hand the 320 votes cast for the Town Council election. But by 10: 30 they were stymied, even after a recount. Two candidates, incumbent Paul G. Garver and challenger Samuel Pierce, each had 178 votes.Now the town of 1,200 doesn't quite know what to do because a tie has never occurred before, and the town code has no provision for what to do if one occurs.
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