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Tuesday, July 30, 1996

Westminster Common Council Minutes for July 8 2009

19960708 Council Minutes

July 8, 1996


A meeting of The Mayor and Council was held in the City Hall Council Chambers on the evening of July 8, 1996, at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor Yowan; President Calwell; Council Members Albert, Chapin, Halstad and Pecoraro; Department Heads Beyard and Dutterer; Major Austin; and City Attorney Walsh, were present.

The Minutes of the meeting of June 10, 1996, were approved as presented, on Motion of Mr. Pecoraro, seconded by Mr. Halstad and duly passed.

On Motion of Mr. Pecoraro, seconded by Mrs. Albert and duly passed, the Consent Calendar was approved, consisting of May Departmental Operating Reports, and … ? …

Bare Truck Center, Inc., shall be awarded the Street Department Dump Truck Bid, on Motion of Mr. Pecoraro, seconded by Mr. Halstad and unanimously passed, based on their bid of $57,256.00. No other dealers submitted bids on the vehicle.

On Motion of Mrs. Albert, seconded by Mr. Halstad and unanimously passed, the Annual FY 1996-97 Roadway Paving Contract was awarded to Charles J. Miller, based on their low Base Bid of $137,512.50.

Advised that R. Wayne Barnes, of Barnes-Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc., has consented to fulfill the remaining non-City position on the Westminster Town Center Board of Directors.

Noted the following arrangements in connection with the arrival of the Baltimore Ravens at Western Maryland College on July 15, 1996: daily shuttle-bus service to transport fans will be provided, the cost there of to be equally shared by the City and County; additional weekend shuttle service will be provided by the Maryland State Department of Transportation MTA buses; due to scheduling conflicts not allowing the participation of the Raven team members, the welcoming parade will not be held. An expenditure of up to $3,300.00 was authorized, from Unappropriated Surplus funds, on Motion of Mr. Pecoraro, seconded by Mr. Halstad and unanimously passed, to pay for the estimated one-half of the cost of daily shuttle-bus service.

Mr. Halstad commented favorably on the Music of the Shirelles, the first of the "A Month of Sundays Summer Concert Series" held on the City Playground; and further noted the interest shown by the Carroll County Public Library in utilizing the Post Office building when it is vacated in the future.

The final enactment of Zoning Ordinance No. 612 was Moved by Mr. Pecoraro, seconded by Mr. Chapin and unanimously passed. Adoption of the Ordinance constitutes favorable action on Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment No. TA 95-3, applied for by Taneytown Bank & Trust Company, to allow construction of a local bank branch.

Mr. Thomas K. Ferguson, General Campaign Chair of the Westminster Fire Department Building Fund, presented a status report on the volunteer efforts to raise $1,530,000.00, to fund relocation of their operations to the new John Street site. One hundred community volunteers have solicited $725,000.00 in pledged contributions to date. Mr. Ferguson requested a donation from The Mayor and Council, which was referred to the Finance Committee for further deliberation.

The Legislative Body pledged their financial support of the building program, in recognition of the firefighters' valuable service to the community.

Mr. Robert Cumberland requested the use of the Diffendal Parking Lot, by the Westminster Fire Department, to host the Cumberland Valley Firefighters' Convention on August 23 and 24, 1996.

Thereafter, on Motion of Mr. Halstad, seconded by Mr. Pecoraro and unanimously passed, the request was granted, to include the all-day use of the Parking Lot on both days, and a parade to be held on Saturday, August 24th.

Town Planner Tucker presented the Third Amended Development Plan of the Carroll Lutheran Village subdivision. The Plan basically adds fifteen acres to the overall site, to accommodate the construction of additional Assisted Living facilities and Cottage Residences; and reaffirms the validity of previous agreements relating to the extension of Luther Drive and upgrading and improvements to Bell Road.

Thereafter, on Motion of Mr. Chapin, seconded by Mr. Pecoraro and unanimously passed, the Third Amended Development Plan of Carroll Lutheran Village was approved. Carroll Lutheran Village officials Geary Milliken, Terry Snyder, and Roy Chiavacci were present at the meeting.

Downtown property owner, David Max, requested to purchase fifteen temporary parking permits, for use of up to one year, on the metered Babylon Parking Lot.

The permits are for the benefit of American Red Cross employees that occupy the Winchester West building located at 56 West Main Street, and owned by Mr. Max. The parking permit request was referred to the Public Improvements Committee. Greater Westminster Development Corporation Executive Director, Douglas Mathias, distributed entries for "The Welcome Ravens Window Contest" promotion. Best judged business window with a football theme will be awarded free tickets to a Ravens' home game.


Council President Calwell adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.


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