Council cuts meeting, but adds work session
Starting this month, the second Manchester Town Council meeting will become a monthly work session for Mayor Earl "Tim" A. J. Warehime Jr., town manager Terry Short and the members of the council.
The session, held the fourth Wednesday of each month, will still be open to the public but not televised on the town's public access channel.
Mr. Short hopes it will be an opportunity to work on issues in depth.
"We'll work around a table and deal with some numbers and some issues," he said. "It will be a forum for us to explore possibilities, and work on details."
The work sessions will give Mr. Short, who became town manager July 1, the opportunity to talk with the elected officials, to get their vision of where the community needs to go, and to balance day to day problems with longer term goals, he explained. "The structured formats don't give you the ability to do that," he added.
The first work session Oct. 28 will cover personnel. On Nov. 25, the group will discuss planning and zoning. There will not be work session in December because of the holidays.
The sessions will not be televised because they won't be in a format that would be easy to get on tape.
Emory Church plans ham and oyster supper
The Emory United Methodist Church is serving a ham and fried oyster supper starting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadia Fire Hall in Upperco.
The cost is $9.95 for adults and $5 for children. Children under 4 are free.
* Hampstead: Firefighters from Hampstead were dispatched to assist Baltimore County at a trash fire on Graves Run Road at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday.
* Mexico: Hampstead and Manchester responded to a call of a fire alarm on Hampstead-Mexico Road at 1:36 a.m. yesterday.