Public hearing scheduled on Union Bridge budget
A public hearing to discuss Union Bridge's proposed town budget will be held today at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center.
The hearing will be followed by the town's monthly council meeting, at which the proposal is expected to be approved.
Officials said the town would take in and spend $494,500 next fiscal year, which is an increase of more than 38 percent over the current budget.
Costs associated with such projects as municipal office construction and renovations to town utilities made it necessary to propose an increase in the town's tax rate from 68 cents to 72 cents per $100 of assessed value, according to Mayor Perry L. Jones Jr. and Town Clerk/Treasurer Kathleen D. Kreimer.
The assessed value of property within the town also has increased from $17.3 million to about $19 million. There is a 16.8 percent corresponding increase in the constant tax yield, said Town Attorney John T. Macguire II.
If the council approves the proposal, the tax rate will be high compared to other Carroll municipalities. The highest is Westminster at 83 cents; the lowest is Manchester at 39 cents.
New Windsor Rec group will meet tomorrow
The New Windsor Recreation Council will meet at 8 p.m. tomorrow at New Windsor Middle School, 1100 Green Valley Road. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend, and local organizations are urged to send representatives.
* Harney: Harney responded to a truck fire on Conover Road at 11:36 a.m. Units were out for 28 minutes, and Taneytown filled in at the Harney station.