Recognizing a desire to save tax dollars, assure clean land, air, and water, and improve working and living environments as steps to building a sustainable community that will thrive well into the new century, the Town of Bel Air will pursue Sustainable Maryland Certified Municipal Certification.
During its Tuesday night meeting, the town commissioners will introduce a resolution that would “focus attention and effort with the Town of Bel Air on matters of sustainability.” According to the resolution, a sustainable community is defined as one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs and seeks to optimize the quality of life for residents by ensuring the environment, economic, and social objects are balanced and mutually supportive.
“By endorsing a sustainable path, the Town of Bel Air is pledgeing to educate itself and community members further about sustainable activities and to develop initiatives supporting local government practices.”
Another resolution to be introduced Tuesday night would accept an amendment to the 2010 Harford County Annual Growth Report indicating all 33 elementary and all 17 middle and high schools in Harford County currently meet adequacy standards.
Also on the agenda Tuesday night, the town commissioners will go over the audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011; award a bid for a new police vehicle; and award a contract for the Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Project.
The town commissioners will also recognize employee Adam Bedsaul of the Public Works Department and student Christina McIntyre of Bel Air High School.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Bel Air Town Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
Commissioners of Bel Air
January 17, 2012
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
a. Employee Recognition – Adam Bedsaul, Public Works Department
b. Student Recognition – Christina McIntyre, Bel Air High School
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6. NEW BUSINESS
a. Audit – Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2011
b. Award of Bid – Police Vehicle
c. Award of Contract – Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Project
d. Resolution 971-12 – MD Certified Municipal Program
e. Resolution 972-12 – Harford County Annual Growth Report
7. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Starving Artist Sale through February 26th – Harford Artists Gallery on the grounds of Rockfield Manor. All original artwork – everything under $100; free admission. 410-457-8787.
b. 12th Annual Valentire Dinner, February 11th and 1th, at Rockfield Manor. Catered by Pairings Bistro; tickets $75/person, reservations call 410-569-5006.
8. PUBLIC COMMENTS
9. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS