Town Attorney John T. Maguire II introduced several changes to the town charter at Monday's council session.

The resolutions, recommended by a charter review committee, will be adopted at the March 25 session and subject to referendum for 40 days following adoption. Residents can read the full charter with the proposed amendments at the town office.

Maguire also said he had nothing new to report on the town's application for a state grant to hook Bowman Springs homeowners into the town water system.

"If we had the grant money, we could introduce the annexation petition tonight," he said. "We are caught in the state budget crunch and must wait like everyone else."

In other business:

* Mayor Edward L. Williar said the town has run into a shortage of curbside recycling bags. Since the project began about 18 months ago,the town has gone through more than 1,400 bags and has asked the county to help pay $3,000 for plastic containers as a permanent replacement.

* The council voted to award a $12,000 bid for a new blower at the sewerage treatment plant to Compressor Maintenance Co. of Sykesville.

* Council President Perry L. Jones Jr. said he had contacted several businesses, hoping to start a business association in town. Hesaid the group could develop ideas to help the community.

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