"If you think the road's in bad shape, believe me, there's another road that's in worse shape," he said.
City Manager Doug Miller admitted that the city's first attempt at its newsletter did not get to residents in time.
"We do acknowledge the first time out the gate, we're learning, it's a work in progress," he said.
Councilman Bruce Garner said he also understood noise issues, living on Route 22.
"I sympathize with you on your train whistle, but if you hear a 'jake brake' on a truck 12 times a night, it'll bring you out of bed also," Garner said.
Frank Turner, who asked about the chickens earlier, also asked the council's permission to shoot a groundhog on his property, which would violate the city's rules against discharging a firearm.
Garner said he had the same problem with groundhogs, and animal control was able to remove them.
"If you contact animal control, they will come out and trap your groundhog," he said.
Police chief Henry Trabert thanked those who attended a recent neighborhood event in Swan Meadows, including the kids who came by to eat hot dogs or hamburgers and watch a K-9 demonstration.
"If you go through Swan Meadows right now, you realize the neighborhood has changed drastically in the past couple of years," Trabert said. "It looks really nice, the lawns are kept nice, so we just wanted to keep it looking good."
Public Works Director Matt Lapinsky said the state recently sent out a flyer in the mail about a BRAC-related improvement project scheduled for Route 22, which has yet to get any funding.
He said public works has been working with the state on the design, but suggests residents attend a meeting scheduled for June 27 at Aberdeen High School on the project.
Garner said he has seen some inconsistent grass mowing on state roads, and asked if the council could mow them. He was told "absolutely not," because of liability concerns.
He said it did seem some state employees, however, were occasionally mowing grass.
"I sympathize with you on your train whistle, but if you hear a jake brake on a truck 12 times a night, it'll bring you out of bed also"; know they're illegal
He and Bennett attended a food tasting held for ticket holders at Ripken Stadium, and said the new food service by Double Play Dining made a big difference.
"You could actually taste the hamburgers. It was delicious. It wasn't a piece of cardboard," he said.
Bennett also said he has met with stadium staff regarding the parade they plan to put on at 11 a.m. on Aug. 11 for the Ripken World Series.
He again noted that those attending the event around the world are talking about "the road to Aberdeen."
"We want to get it to the point where if someone says Aberdeen, Md., you think of Cal Ripken World Series, and if someone says Cal Ripken World Series, you think of Aberdeen, Md.," he said. "We think we're making some very good headway in that regard."