Former bank chief to fill
By Maria Blackburn, Sun Staff
Originally published June 12, 2001
Westminster's Common Council appointed last night Thomas K. Ferguson, a former Carroll County bank president and chief executive officer, to the five-member panel, filling a spot left vacant by Kevin E. Dayhoff's election as mayor.
Ferguson, 59, led Carroll County Bank & Trust Co. for 18 years before its purchase by BB&T Corp. in 1999. He has lived on
"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd throw my hat in the political arena. I have the time now to participate actively in city government,"
Other applicants for the position included Frank E. Wagner Jr., a
Three council members supported
Councilwoman Suzanne P. Albert did not vote - the majority was reached before the last candidate's name - Wagner's - could be read by City Clerk John Dutterer. Their names were read in alphabetical order.
"I don't think there's been a worthwhile project in this community in the last 10 to 15 years that Tom Ferguson hasn't" been involved in, Pecoraro said.
The council was eager for
The last time the council appointed a new member was in 1994, when Pecoraro was selected to fill the seat left vacant by Kenneth A. Yowan, who was appointed as mayor.
Also last night: The council heard from three residents opposed to annexing the Bixler property, almost 45 acres of farmland on Route 97 north of
Edward Wentz, who lives in Kalten Acres, a 25-year-old subdivision near the property, said the city didn't need more development in this area. The council will likely vote on the annexation ordinance at the July 9 meeting.
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