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March 21, 1996
PoliceMount Airy: Town officials told state police Tuesday that someone cut a lock and took an electric heater and light from town property at the water tower near South Main Street and East Ridgeville Boulevard. The loss was estimated at $70.FireMount Airy: Mount Airy and Winfield units responded at 1: 03 p.m. Tuesday to a chimney fire in the 2500 block of Timber Ridge Drive. Units were out 45 minutes.Mount Airy: Mount Airy units responded at 3: 24 p.m. Tuesday for a house fire in the 9400 block of Hosley Road.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | May 3, 2000
The Mount Airy Town Council has passed a $2 million budget for fiscal 2001, which maintains the current tax rate. The property tax rate is 56 cents per $100 of assessed value and will yield an additional $37,452, said Robert Wilson of Wilson & Linder in Towson, the town accountant. Projected income balances proposed expenditures at $2,099,900 for the fiscal year 2000-2001, which begins July 1, he said. No one spoke at a public hearing that preceded passage of the spending plan Monday night.
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NEWS
May 5, 1991
Mount Airy's growth was twined around that of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the method settlers used to head west -- Cumberland and beyond -- in its early years.In the 1830s, settlers built homesteads on Parr's Ridge, which runs diagonally from the southwest to the northeast quadrants of Carroll County.The ridge divides the county into two major drainage basins:*Streams to the north and west drain into the Monocacy River and eventually the Potomac River.* Streams to the south and east flow into the Patapsco or Gunpowder rivers and the Chesapeake Bay.B & O engines used to struggle mightily to pull trains up and over the ridge.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1999
Sykesville hopes to clean house and make a tidy profit from clutter taking up storage space.Instead of taking a costly trip to the county landfill, where disposal costs $45 a ton, officials favor auctioning truly odd lots from the town offices, maintenance shop and Police Department."
NEWS
February 7, 1994
Members of the New Windsor Town Council did not change their positions about supporting their town as the primary site for a northwest Carroll County library. They were equally vehement that the library not be put in Linwood.Mayor Jack A. Gullo Jr. said during the monthly council meeting Wednesday that Commissioner Donald I. Dell requested that he ask the council to rethink its position on the library issue.But the council stood firm on its decision last month to work for a library for New Windsor and reject any proposal to put a library in Linwood.
NEWS
By Ellie Baublitz and Ellie Baublitz,Staff writer | May 29, 1991
After a war of words over how much town businesses should pay for county tipping fees, the Town Council unanimously passed a $687,307 fiscal 1992 budget last night.Members of the Sykesville Business Association questioned the projection of $20,000 in revenue for trash collection charges and Dumpster rentals.Town Manager James L. Schumacher assured the SBA representatives that the amount could be amended as needed, and that the $20,000 estimate may have been high.The fiscal 1992 budget increases the townproperty tax rate 5 cents, from 68 cents to 73 cents per $100 of assessed value.
NEWS
April 15, 1998
Sykesville's budget numbers are not final, but the town property tax will probably remain at 77 cents per $100 of assessed value, town officials said.The budget committee has not completed its computations on the budget for fiscal 1999, which begins July 1, but it presented an initial draft at the council meeting Monday."The budget is still a ways off before it is done, and these numbers do not mean a lot," said Matthew H. Candland, town manager. "But we are recommending keeping the rate the same, especially considering the projects we have going on."
NEWS
January 7, 1998
A Mount Airy resident's seven-month effort to open a bicycle motocross track, which has suffered several setbacks, now faces a legal hurdle.It is illegal for the town government to lease public property for the track to a private operator, attorney Richard C. Murray advised the Town Council at its meeting Monday night.Kieth Buswell, whose son is a BMX racer, has been trying since July to find a site for a racing track. The council was receptive to leasing an undeveloped area of Watkins Park but turned down the lease after nearby residents opposed the track.
NEWS
By Darren Allen and Darren Allen,Staff Writer | May 13, 1992
MANCHESTER -- In a time when other governments are crying that the cupboard is bare, the Town Council here approved a budget that promises more for town employees, more for a voluntary recycling program and more for a new computer system.The $1.1 million spending program also carries with it a 3-cent reduction -- from 42 cents to 39 cents per $100 of assessed value -- in the town's property tax rate.In a brief public hearing at which no residents testified, the council decided to spend $524,000 on general government, $436,000 on sewage treatment and $178,000 on providing water.
NEWS
May 5, 1991
A drive down the main street of New Windsor, past well-maintained homes and small shops, reveals the quintessential "small town."Someof the buildings in town date to the late 18th and early 19th centuries, such as the William Anders house, now a restored private residence.Robert Strawbridge, the founder of American Methodism, lived in this northwestern Carroll County community, which has a replica of thefirst American Methodist meeting house as well as the house of the first convert to that religion.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1999
A pattern of property tax decreases continues for homeowners in Sykesville.In five of the past six years, the town of 3,500 has lowered its property tax rate, once one of the highest among Carroll's eight municipalities. The proposed fiscal 2000 budget, introduced last week, promises another slight decrease.The $1.5 million budget, which the Town Council is expected to adopt this month, sets the town property tax rate at 76 cents per $100 of assessed value, down 1 cent from last year. That would mean about $10 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home.
NEWS
April 15, 1998
Sykesville's budget numbers are not final, but the town property tax will probably remain at 77 cents per $100 of assessed value, town officials said.The budget committee has not completed its computations on the budget for fiscal 1999, which begins July 1, but it presented an initial draft at the council meeting Monday."The budget is still a ways off before it is done, and these numbers do not mean a lot," said Matthew H. Candland, town manager. "But we are recommending keeping the rate the same, especially considering the projects we have going on."
NEWS
January 7, 1998
A Mount Airy resident's seven-month effort to open a bicycle motocross track, which has suffered several setbacks, now faces a legal hurdle.It is illegal for the town government to lease public property for the track to a private operator, attorney Richard C. Murray advised the Town Council at its meeting Monday night.Kieth Buswell, whose son is a BMX racer, has been trying since July to find a site for a racing track. The council was receptive to leasing an undeveloped area of Watkins Park but turned down the lease after nearby residents opposed the track.
NEWS
June 4, 1996
Although Sykesville residents will be paying more county property taxes, they can look forward to a reduction in the municipal property tax rate.The Town Council unanimously passed a budget last week that is based on a 79-cent rate per $100 of assessed value. The new tax is four cents lower than last year. The town budget for fiscal 1997, which begins July 1, is $1.1 million."There was a consensus on reducing the tax rate, but the question was how much," said Matthew H. Candland, town manager.
NEWS
March 21, 1996
PoliceMount Airy: Town officials told state police Tuesday that someone cut a lock and took an electric heater and light from town property at the water tower near South Main Street and East Ridgeville Boulevard. The loss was estimated at $70.FireMount Airy: Mount Airy and Winfield units responded at 1: 03 p.m. Tuesday to a chimney fire in the 2500 block of Timber Ridge Drive. Units were out 45 minutes.Mount Airy: Mount Airy units responded at 3: 24 p.m. Tuesday for a house fire in the 9400 block of Hosley Road.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1996
County planning officials say they will try to referee a long-simmering dispute between the town of Hampstead and builder Martin K. P. Hill.Phil Rovang, county planning director, said his staff will "act as facilitators" at the Jan. 10 meeting concerning Mr. Hill's North Carroll Farms IV project.In addition to Mr. Hill, who has built more than 800 homes in Hampstead in the past decade, representatives of CSX Corp., the State Highway Administration and the town are to discuss potential drinking water contamination and other issues concerning the planned 220-unit development.
NEWS
By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1996
County planning officials say they will try to referee a long-simmering dispute between the town of Hampstead and builder Martin K. P. Hill.Phil Rovang, county planning director, said his staff will "act as facilitators" at the Jan. 10 meeting concerning Mr. Hill's North Carroll Farms IV project.In addition to Mr. Hill, who has built more than 800 homes in Hampstead in the past decade, representatives of CSX Corp., the State Highway Administration and the town are to discuss potential drinking water contamination and other issues concerning the planned 220-unit development.
NEWS
September 23, 1990
MANCHESTER - The hunting of rabbits and small game -- now outlawed on town property -- could be allowed on about 172 acres of town-owned land this fall.A request from residents to hunt the newly acquired spray-irrigation farmlands southeast of Manchester will be considered by the Town Council during its regular meeting Wednesday night.Hunting is not allowed within town limits. In fact, the council three years ago turned down a hunting request.The 172 acres of land -- actually three tracts southeast of the town's Beaver Street sewage treatment plant -- were purchased by the town for about $833,000.
NEWS
By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | December 6, 1995
Taller buildings could be looming over a major Towson intersection if a pair of proposed zoning changes are approved by Baltimore County.Owners of the Dulaney Plaza shopping center and Dulaney Valley garden apartments -- both at Dulaney Valley Road and Fairmount Avenue -- are seeking rezonings to allow more growth. The corner now is dominated by the Towson Town Center mall and the 12-story Sheraton Baltimore North hotel.If the rezoning is approved during the county's comprehensive rezoning, which is done every four years, the apartment complex's 18 acres at the intersection's northwest corner will be reclassified to allow 80 residential units per acre instead of the current 16.Robert A. Hoffman, attorney for Mary Ellen Brush, one of the complex's owners, said his client does not have specific plans for the property.
FEATURES
By Traci A. Johnson | May 29, 1994
Jack A. Gullo Jr. grabs his shades, forgets his jacket and breaks for the car. His jeep roars down an alley between his office and his home and pauses briefly at a stop sign beside the Methodist church before thundering on, clinging to the bends in the narrow roads of New Windsor, headed for the Carroll County town's municipal barn.See Jack run: another day, another mission for Maryland's youngest mayor, who is 25 and started his four-year term one year ago. He's been summoned by Marie Grimes, wife of Town Councilman Kenny "Pappy" Grimes.
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