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Taneytown City Council prepares to move forward with annexing three Stumptown Road residences

The Taneytown City Council is poised to move forward with the annexation of three homes on Stumptown Road.

The city council held a public hearing Monday night to hear comments on plans to annex one of the properties into the city limits; the residence has a failing septic system, which prompted the Carroll County government to request the city council to annex it, City Manager Henry Heine Jr. said. There were no public comments on the plan.

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The City Council already had been in the process of annexing the two other homes, Heine said.

The City Council is scheduled to vote at a later date as to whether to present the annexation proposal to the county government for approval, said City Attorney Jay Gullo.

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Creamery to be searched for asbestos

The City Council approved a $1,150 contract to search the old creamery building, behind Country Kitchen on East Baltimore Street, for asbestos.

The city-owned building is set to be demolished, but first has to be searched for asbestos, Heine said. The initial search of the building determined there is a possibility asbestos is present, he said.

The demolition of the site is expected to cost between $127,000 to $150,000, he said, but could cost more if asbestos is found.

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The city purchased the building in 2006, Heine said. Previously it was used by the Jaycees for a haunted barn display, he said.

It remains uncertain how the property will be used once the site is cleared, Heine said.

City awards cleaning contract

The city council awarded a $8,400 cleaning contract to Summit Building Service.

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Under the contract, Summit will clean all municipal buildings including city hall, the annex — where public works, IT department and planning and zoning are located — and the police station, said Heine.

The city had been using an internal service to clean the municipal buildings prior to the new contract being awarded.

Reach staff writer Krishana Davis at 410-867-7862 or krishana.davis@carrollcountytimes.com.


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