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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Staff writer | December 1, 1991
They were not part of the problem and they don't want to be part of the solution.Four homeowners on the east side of Union Bridge Road north of town must cap working wells and tap into the town system because their neighbors face a loss of water.Their properties will be annexed by the town along with those of 25 others, whose water supply comes from Bowman Springs.When the owner of the spring, a 60-year-old private water system, decided to quit the business, his customers turned to the town for help.
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By Laura McCandlish and Laura McCandlish,Sun Reporter | April 15, 2007
Taneytown Mayor W. Robert Flickinger is preparing to step down next month after 32 years with the town government. But other town government veterans are jumping into the race for mayor and the two Town Council seats that are to be filled in the May 7 municipal election. Mayor Pro Tem Darryl G. Hale and Councilman James L. McCarron Jr. are vying for mayor. After a four-year hiatus, former Mayor Henry C. Heine Jr. is running for council. "We've got a lot of work to be done," Flickinger, 74, said.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | March 29, 2000
Two Hampstead-area residents questioned town officials yesterday about drawing drinking water from two wells that have been closed because of industrial contamination at a nearby Black & Decker plant. Mary Davidson and Tim Hurley, neighbors who own homes north of town, attended a Town Council meeting to ask officials to take a closer look at water contamination along the outskirts of town, much of it near wells that feed the town's public water supply. "I just would like to know how informed you are when you're making public decisions," Davidson said.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2005
The town of Hampstead will be surveying the 40 to 50 homeowners in a neighborhood just east of town, where the gasoline additive MTBE has shown up in some wells, to determine the level of interest in being annexed and connected to the town water supply. Hampstead Town Manager Ken Decker said letters to the property owners would be going out this week. About 40 people, many of them residents of the Hillcrest Avenue neighborhood, came to an informational meeting Wednesday night at the town hall with representatives of the Maryland Department of the Environment.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2005
Hampstead town officials have invited residents to a long-sought meeting with an official of the Maryland Department of the Environment to answer questions and to consider remedies for the presence of the gasoline additive MTBE in some wells in a neighborhood east of town. The meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Town Hall, said Hampstead Town Manager Ken Decker, who sent letters Thursday inviting 40 to 50 area residents. Herbert M. Meade, administrator of the Waste Management Administration's Oil Control Program, is scheduled to attend.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2005
Hampstead town officials have invited residents to a long-sought meeting with an official of the Maryland Department of the Environment to answer questions and to consider remedies for the presence of the gasoline additive MTBE in some wells in a neighborhood east of town. The meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Town Hall, said Hampstead Town Manager Ken Decker, who sent letters Thursday inviting 40 to 50 area residents. Herbert M. Meade, administrator of the Waste Management Administration's Oil Control Program, is scheduled to attend.
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November 6, 1996
Union Bridge Town Council is considering increasing its water connection charge and sewer benefit assessments, one-time charges paid by new customers.The impact of the proposed increases would fall on the Phillips property, 120 acres scheduled for development as a residential subdivision by owner G. Jackson Phillips Jr. and developer Martin K. P. Hill. The planned 265 single-family houses and 52 townhouses will double the town's population of 930.James Schumacher, a consultant and part-time town manager, recommended increasing the 2-year-old fees to help cover improvements to the town's water and sewer systems.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | January 18, 1994
The New Windsor Town Council has decided to raise the rent on the town's Water Street property for the first time in nearly 20 years.Although a binding vote was not taken, the council decided at its work session Thursday to increase the monthly rent from $35 to $50, including utilities, on the 5 acres of meadowland along Little Pipe Creek. The property is rented by Councilman Kenny Grimes.Former Mayor H. Cassell Roop tried to make Mr. Grimes' council position an issue when he complained about the low rent on the property and the free water being used for the councilman's small herd of livestock.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | January 12, 1994
The Manchester Town Council voted unanimously last night to award a $13,500 contract to Tatman & Lee Associates Inc., for an engineering study of the town water system.The company is based in Delaware.Members of the town staff, had recommended that the council accept Tatman & Lee's bid, the third-lowest received. There were 11 bids, ranging from $8,400 to $61,417.Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime Jr. said the $8,400 bid did not meet project specifications.Steve Miller, superintendent of the town water and wastewater system, said Tatman & Lee has useful experience dealing with spray-application systems such as the one used in the town's sewage treatment plant.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
Some things don't change.Forty-six years ago, it was as unclear as it is now: Is Greenmount a village unto itself, or is it merely an appendage of Hampstead?A 1947 calendar for the old Greenmount general store, Dehoff and Rote, symbolizes the situation. At the bottom of the calendar are the store's Greenmount address -- and its Hampstead phone number.Over the years, the unincorporated town of Greenmount has been largely overshadowed by Hampstead to the south and Manchester to the north.Over time, Greenmount lost its general store, its school and its post office.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2005
The town of Hampstead will be surveying the 40 to 50 homeowners in a neighborhood just east of town, where the gasoline additive MTBE has shown up in some wells, to determine the level of interest in being annexed and connected to the town water supply. Hampstead Town Manager Ken Decker said letters to the property owners would be going out this week. About 40 people, many of them residents of the Hillcrest Avenue neighborhood, came to an informational meeting Wednesday night at the town hall with representatives of the Maryland Department of the Environment.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | January 23, 2005
MIDDLETOWN - The well doesn't look like much - a giant metal pipe sticking like a mushroom out of the packed dirt that will soon be Barbara and Marlin Reeder's back yard. But for this thirsty town, in limbo without enough water to finish a dozen houses on the books, the 50 gallon-a-minute gusher might turn out to be a discovery more valuable than striking oil. "It's a big windfall," said Town Administrator Andrew J. Bowen. In June, the Maryland Department of the Environment forced Middletown to stop issuing building permits, saying the Frederick County town had ignored two years of warnings that its growth was outstripping its water supply.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2005
Hampstead town officials have invited residents to a long-sought meeting with an official of the Maryland Department of the Environment to answer questions and to consider remedies for the presence of the gasoline additive MTBE in some wells in a neighborhood east of town. The meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Town Hall, said Hampstead Town Manager Ken Decker, who sent letters Thursday inviting 40 to 50 area residents. Herbert M. Meade, administrator of the Waste Management Administration's Oil Control Program, is scheduled to attend.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | January 18, 2005
Hampstead town officials have invited residents to a long-sought meeting with an official of the Maryland Department of the Environment to answer questions and to consider remedies for the presence of the gasoline additive MTBE in some wells in a neighborhood east of town. The meeting has been set for 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Town Hall, said Hampstead Town Manager Ken Decker, who sent letters Thursday inviting 40 to 50 area residents. Herbert M. Meade, administrator of the Waste Management Administration's Oil Control Program, is scheduled to attend.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 5, 2005
The Carroll County commissioners will allow interim private water and sewer systems to be installed at an industrial development near Union Bridge, but only if the owner seeks annexation of the property into the town. "We are granting permission, contingent on application for annexation," Commissioner Dean L. Minnich said yesterday. "The owner also must agree to hook into the town systems when those become available." Those contingencies could prove too costly for David and Sam Lease, who are trying to sell 10 acres of their 90-acre farm to Hahn Transportation Inc. In addition to town property taxes, annexation could require the Leases to pay about $1 million to run public water and sewer lines to the property.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,SUN STAFF | April 11, 2004
Town officials in Perryville and Port Deposit are close to reaching an agreement on a new regional water system that would remove the last major hurdle to one of the biggest development projects in the state: the redevelopment of the former Bainbridge Naval Training Center. Officials with the state, county, town and Bainbridge Development Corp. say the towns are close to resolving their difficult off-and-on negotiations of the past four years and agreeing on a joint-use water system. "We are working on [a memorandum of understanding]
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | March 15, 2000
Hampstead Town Council approved last night a contract with H. M. Mall Associates/The Cordish Co. that would give the town a site for a new water tower. In exchange, the town will provide public water to North Carroll Shopping Center, including the Wal-Mart and Burger King set to open this summer, even though the center is not being annexed by the town. The Town Council voted to approve the agreement in principle in December, but negotiations on the final details were not wrapped up until this week, Town Manager Ken Decker said.
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November 6, 2002
The mayor and Town Council of Hampstead will hold a workshop on water rates at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Town Hall. Councilman Haven N. Shoemaker Jr. said town water rates have not changed in 11 years. The Town Council must approve new water rates. Water rates usually are passed as an ordinance with at least one public hearing. A change in water rates takes into consideration population growth, the town's water infrastructure and costs business, including federal regulations, said Town Manager Ken Decker.
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November 6, 2002
The mayor and Town Council of Hampstead will hold a workshop on water rates at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Town Hall. Councilman Haven N. Shoemaker Jr. said town water rates have not changed in 11 years. The Town Council must approve new water rates. Water rates usually are passed as an ordinance with at least one public hearing. A change in water rates takes into consideration population growth, the town's water infrastructure and costs business, including federal regulations, said Town Manager Ken Decker.
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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,SUN STAFF | March 29, 2000
Two Hampstead-area residents questioned town officials yesterday about drawing drinking water from two wells that have been closed because of industrial contamination at a nearby Black & Decker plant. Mary Davidson and Tim Hurley, neighbors who own homes north of town, attended a Town Council meeting to ask officials to take a closer look at water contamination along the outskirts of town, much of it near wells that feed the town's public water supply. "I just would like to know how informed you are when you're making public decisions," Davidson said.
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