Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Town News November 2008

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Town News
November 2008
Pillars of Character are service marks
Coalition, a project of the Josephson
Institute of Ethics.

Maryland Municipal League - The local chapter of the MML will be holding a special meeting at
Walkersville Town Hall Nov. 5th at 7 p.m. to discuss the County’s
proposed APFO. MML will hold its annual legislative dinner December 3 (networking
starts at 6:30 p.m.) at the Cozy Inn.

County-wide - A fuel conservation plan for local government vehicles, launched by
the Frederick County Commissioners in August, has proved successful.
To date, officials estimate the plan has saved $33,000.

New Market - Town officials declared October 15 through January 15 as “Holiday
Marketing Season.” This allows vendors who obtain permits to set up
shop on a temporary basis. The goal is to attract more foot traffic.

Middletown - A vote by town commissioners is scheduled for November 10 on a
controversial annexation. A developer wants the town to annex nearly
100 acres for a 115 unit residential community.

Thurmont - A proposed master plan is now available for review. The town’s planning
and zoning commission has hammered out a rough draft that the mayor
and council will now examine and perhaps modify. Town officials have approved plans that will enable the web casting of certain municipal meetings. These real-time broadcasts should start soon.

Brunswick - The town’s first ever business trade show was deemed a huge success.
The event, sponsored by the Brunswick Economic Development
Commission and the Brunswick Chamber, drew about 200 visitors. City Council is considering a proposal that would mandate recycling for all residents. If approved, the plan would take effect when the County’s
transfer station opens at the landfill.

Frederick - Kudos to the City of Frederick! The International Economic Development
Council recognized the Carroll Creek Park project as one of the best
neighborhood revitalization initiatives in the entire country.
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