Monday, October 17, 2011
A Bel Air Elementary School student was honored and the town police received a training grant worth more than $1,000.
8 p.m. The meeting is adjourned. 7:58 p.m. The commissioners awarded a bid of $26,950 to Frank J. Goettner Construction of Kingsville to resurface the Ewing Street parking lot. Director of Public Works Randy Robertson said the lot was damaged during the Feb. 2010 blizzard. Additional money to pay for the bid was provided by a FEMA grant. 7:54 p.m. A resolution that would help move Town Hall to Main Street could take place was passed. In a contract with Branch Banking and Trust Company, the town owes $1,032,400 for the purchase of 33–37 S. Main Street. The town will pay $800,000 from its unreserved fund balance and take out a tax-exempt loan of $750,000. A $50,000 deposit was made in August. 7:51 p.m. The bid was approved unanimously. 7:50 …
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Bel Air Board of Commissioners accepted the Harford County Annual Growth Report at Monday's meeting.
The Town of Bel Air Board of Commissioners accepted the Harford County Annual Growth Report and honored two volunteers for their annual Independence Day work at Monday's town meeting. County's Annual Growth Report In the brief summer legislative session, the commissioners unanimously accepted updates to the county's growth report. The vote was for the board to acknowledge reviewing the document. Director of Planning Kevin Small said the report is updated every December and June. "All the public schools in the town of Bel Air are operating at less than 115 percent capacity ... and will continue to do so for the next five years," Small said. "This is all a result of the redistricting." Independence Day Recognitions Donald Stewart and …
Monday, April 4, 2011
The Board of Commissioners are set to receive the proposed town budget for the first time Monday night.
8:15 p.m. The meeting is in commissioner comments. Edward Hopkins deferred. Robert Preston praised Kite Day. Robert Reier deferred. Hanley announced that Bel Air varsity lacrosse beat Towson. He probably means girls since his daughter plays. He then thanked Carey for clarifying the public comment portion of the meeting. Carey laughed and called Hanley out for "running to the media" and adjourned the meeting. --- 8:13 p.m. Adolf gave extensive commentary on the budget before giving way to Tony Passarro. "I'd like to take the opportunity to congratulate you guys," Passarro said to the board for clarifying the public comment misconception. "I just wish Washington ran as well as you gentleman do." --- 8:05 p.m. Town citizen Greg Adolf is …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Four individuals are scheduled to be honored at tonight's town meeting.
Bel Air High School student Abigail Dempsey will open Monday's meeting by singing the national anthem—hopefully better than Christina Aguilera did before the Super Bowl. Dempsey will then be a student recognition honoree. Her former principal, Joseph Voskuhl, and two town employees will also be recognized. Two ordinances are scheduled to be introduced to the Board of Commissioners—one involving the International Building Code and another that could lower sewer costs for a select number of town residents. A reappointment to the tree committee and a discussion of the town's fiscal year 2010 audit, which yielded a "clean opinion," are also part of new businesss. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in town hall.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Vincent Rose of Bel Air Elementary School received the Student Achievement Award on Monday.
Vincent Rose is a student at Bel Air Elementary School. He has played soccer since he was 7, attends summer camps, plays golf, volunteers at the Humane Society and even takes care of his pet snakes and lizards. And that is just outside of school. In addition to his busy schedule away from the classroom, the fifth grader has accomplished a number of things in school, which made him the choice to receive Bel Air's Student Achievement Award at Monday's town meeting to represent BAES. "He has no free time," Vincent's mother Vicki said of her son's schedule. She and his father, Dan, along with other family and friends and BAES principal Robyn Payne were in attendance to honor Vincent, who said afterward that he was "happy, excited" to be …