During its Monday night meeting, Aberdeen’s City Council is exptected to introduce an amendment to its Development Code, as it relates to fortune telling – becoming the latest Harford County municipality to clarify where, when and how the practice of predicting the future for profit may be performed.
In early November, the Town of Bel Air began the process of making it “unlawful for any person in the Town of Bel Air to ask, demand, charge or accept any remuneration, gratuity or anything of value for forecasting or foretelling or for pretending to forecast or foretell the future of another, by cards, palm reading or any scheme, practice or device.”
The Aberdeen City Council session begins at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
January 10, 2011
Call to Order – Roll Call
Opening Prayer – Pastor Melvin Taylor, Word of Faith Outreach Ministries
Pledge of Allegiance – Councilwoman Elliott
Approval of Minutes: Council Meeting, December 20, 2010
PUBLIC HEARINGS: None
PUBLIC COMMENT: No more than five (5) minutes shall be given to any individual speaking unless the Council determines otherwise.
Ordinance No. 11-O-01, Amendment to Development Code, Repeal Article III, Peace and Good Order, Fortune-Telling (For Introduction)
BUSINESS OF THE CITY:
1. Unfinished Business
2. New Business
3. Business from Director of Planning & Community Development
4. Business from Interim Chief of Police
5. Business from Director of Finance
6. Business from Director of Public Works
7. Business from City Manager
BUSINESS OF COUNCIL:
1. Business from the City Council
2. Business from the Mayor
Next Council Work Session: Friday January 14, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
Next Council Meeting: Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.