Monday, May 6, 2013
Carroll County commissioners are scheduled to adopt a county budget on May 28.
The board of Carroll County Commissioners is hosting a public hearing this evening to hear feedback from the community on the proposed fiscal year 2014 county budget. Last week local organizations and nonprofits put the call out for citizens to attend the public hearing and voice their concerns about the budget. Several nonprofits who will see a three percent cut in the proposed budget, including Human Service Programs of Carroll County (HSP) and the Rape Crisis Center, sent emails asking for support as they advocate for level funding. "Please provide flat funding to all eleven of the nonprofits who provide direct services in our community," The Rape Crisis Center wrote in an email to community members. "At $88,000, it is a small price …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Revisions were made to the ordinance after a public hearing and several landlord licensing task force meetings.
Westminster's mayor and Common Council considered revisions to a proposed landlord licensing ordinance at Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting and the council voted unanimously to send the revised ordinance to a public hearing. A date has not been set for the public hearing. Common Council members put together the Rental Licensing & Inspection Program Task Force last spring. The task force presented a series of recommendations to the council in early October and held a public hearing in early November. Following the hearing, council members asked the task force to revise the proposed ordinance based on citizen and council input. At Monday night's council meeting, Thomas Beyard and task force chairman Dan Huff shared the recommended …
Monday, December 10, 2012
The board of Carroll County commissioners will hear community comments on the proposed English Language Ordinance.
The board of Carroll County Commissioners voted in September to hold a public hearing for a proposed ordinance that would make English the official language of Carroll County government. The comissioners voted 4-0 to move the ordinance to a public hearing. Commissioner Robin Bartlett-Frazier was not present at the meeting. Commissioner Haven Shoemaker presented the proposed ordinance to commissioners, saying that "this isn't a radical motion." According to Shoemaker, 31 states and two Maryland counties (Frederick and Queen Anne's) have passed similar legislation. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the County Office Building at 7 p.m. Copies of the proposed resolution are available on the County’s website (ccgovernment.…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Westminster's Mayor and Common Council heard feedback from citizens and landlords about the proposed Landlord Licensing Program.
The overwhelming majority of the 150 plus people at the Landlord Licensing and Inspection Program public hearing said they do not support the program as presented. Mayor Kevin Utz told Patch that he and the common council have a lot to discuss based on citizen's comments at the public hearing. "I know that this is controversial," Utz said. "Tonight we heard a lot of opinions and some different ideas that we will take into consideration." City Council members put together the Rental Licensing & Inspection Program Task Force last spring. Made up of five local citizens who are in real estate and/or own rental properties, Utz said that the task force did what was asked of it: create a rental licensing and inspection program that the city might…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The hearing is at 7 p.m. at John Street Quarters.
Westminster's Mayor and Common Council will conduct a hearing this evening to hear public input on the Rental Licensing and Inspection Program that was first presented to the Council on Oct. 8. The public hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the John Street Quarters building on the grounds of the Westminster Volunteer Fire Company. Do you think it's a good idea to license landlords? Tell us in comments. This past spring, the Mayor and Council created the task force to research and recommend a program that will improve the condition of rental housing throughout the city. On Monday, Oct. 8 the Rental Licensing and Inspection Program Task Force presented their recommendations to the Mayor and Common Council. The Task Force recommended that all …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Have an opinion about the Board of Education Capital Improvement Program? Attend tonight's meeting.
A public hearing on the proposed FY 2014 Capital Budget and the FY15-FY19 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget request will be held tonight, Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend. The proposed budget is posted on the CCPS website at www.carrollk12.org under Featured News. This item will be brought back to the Board of Education for approval on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
As part of a voluntary accreditation assessment for the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) is scheduled to examine all aspects of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office policy and procedures, management, operations and support services, according to the Sheriff's Office website. The assessors will work to verify that the Carroll County Sheriff's Office meets the Commission's standards. This is part of a voluntary process to gain accreditation. As part of the on-site assessment, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer comments at a public information session on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. The session will be conducted in the public hearing room at the Carroll County government office building, 225 N. Center Street…