Finance Director Lisa Moody presented a description Tuesday showing a $265,730 amendment for the town's general fund to reflect changes in revenue and expenses during the fiscal year, plus a $134,450 amendment for the special revenue fund, the majority of which covers grants for improvements to Shamrock Park.

The town received a $114,000 grant from the Dresher Foundation and a $12,000 grant from the Greater Bel Air Community Foundation.

The special revenue fund also includes $8,450 in open space fees.

Additional general fund expenses include costs for the Bel Air Police Department's portion of a multi-jurisdictional SWAT team made up of municipal officers from Bel Air, Aberdeen and Havre de Grace.

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The Bel Air police must pay $24,000 for uniform accessories and $6,900 for travel and training.

The Department of Public Works must also raise $22,950 for a new fuel dispensing system.


Public Works Director Randy Robertson said the system for dispensing gasoline and diesel for Public Works vehicles is "un-reparable."

"At this point we just need to just request emergency funding for new fuel dispensers for the DPW fuel system," he said.

The commissioners will vote on a contract to spend $22,950 with Gasboy pumps which would be integrated with the department's electronic fuel management system.

The commissioners will also vote on a $90,340 contract with Brekford of Hanover to purchase 16 Panasonic CF-31 computers and docking stations for patrol cars, plus 16 E-Tix electronic ticketing systems, including printers and scanners.

Police Chief Leo Matrangola said the e-ticketing systems can be mounted in a patrol car or motorcycle – he noted the Maryland State Police will require local police to file accident reports through the same systems beginning next year.

Upcoming events

This weekend promises to be a busy one in Bel Air, with a Valentine's dinner scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Rockfield Manor.

The fourth annual Addicted 2 Art fundraiser is scheduled Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., also at Rockfield Manor.

Admission is $50 per person.