From Harford County Councilman “Capt’n” Jim McMahan and Bel Air Commissioner Susan Burdette:
COUNTY EMPLOYEES SET TO GET A LONG AWAITED RAISE IN THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR. County Executive Barry Glassman announced yesterday that a $1,000 Merit increase per qualified employee would be included in the upcoming budget request. The County Executive has also funded the Board of Education $5 million above maintenance of effort. $3.1 million is dedicated to teacher salaries. The Sheriff’s Department will receive a $500 per employee increase and the Sheriff is requested to match it with savings from his budget. Classroom technology for Harford County Public Schools is an additional quarter of a million dollars allocated. Capital (building) projects have been tailored back in this budget. The County Executive said it is time to invest in in our people and education while at the same time strengthening our communities.
ROAD CLOSURE Beginning Monday April 20, 2015, between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, RING FACTORY ROAD will be closed between Tollgate and Somerville (for approx. 2 weeks) to through traffic. This is due to utility construction in the roadway. School buses and emergency vehicles will be allowed at all times. The public is asked to take an alternate route during the work hours.
You can now track those zoning signs you see on property through the county’s planning department web site. All signs are color coded. Go this site:
APR 16 17 18 BEL AIR DRAMA COMPANY presents Mary Poppins
Show times are 7 PM with a special Matinee on Saturday the 18th at 2 PM.
For an extra treat for the youngsters in your family, have lunch with ‘MARY POPPINS” There will be a special “TEA” with the cast and the cafeteria at Bel Air High school will be transformed into a “Victorian Era Setting”. Tickets for the catered “TEA” are $28 You can buy tickets for the Tea package on-line (www.belairdrama.org) Any questions about the Tea call Jennifer at (443) 417- 4641.
APR 18 LINCOLN’S LIFE AND LEGACY PART II, Benefiting the Historical Society of Harford County, the Maryland Conservatory of Music and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance. Dr Duke Thompson at the Piano in the Reckord Armory on Main Street in Bel Air. Beyond Gettysburg-Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War. Sponsored by Klein’s ShopRite, Harford Mutual Insurance. Doors Open at 6:00 PM Tickets are $25 per person. Tickets are available at the Historical Society of Harford County 143 N. Main Street in Bel Air or at the Armory. Call 410-838-7691 for tickets or more info.
APR 19 FRIENDS OF HARFORD ANNUAL MEETING Everyone is invited to attend this annual meeting at the Abingdon Library beginning at 2 pm.
APR 24 BEL AIR GARDEN MART 9 am to 1 pm. in Courthouse Square in downtown Bel Air. Lunch, plants, baked goods, crafts. Robert Garrigan will be there with classical guitar to entertain. Sponsored by: TOWN OF BEL AIR APPEARANCE & BEAUTIFICATION COMMITTEE. HARFORD COUNTY AND BEL AIR HAVE BEEN HELPED THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF LOCAL GARDEN CLUBS. Country Garden Club, Evergreen Garden Club and Friendship Garden Club are participating this year.
APR 25 AMERICAN CIVIL WAR DAY 1:45 to 7 PM at Southampton Middle School, Moores Mill Road, Bel Air. Music, exhibits, speakers and silent auction. Food available on site. Admission is FREE
APR 26 RABIES CLINIC (MAY 3) The Harford County Health Department will sponsor two Sundays for Rabies vaccinations. April 26 the clinics will be at Abingdon Fire station 3308 Abingdon Rd, Harford County Equestrian Center 702 Toll Gate Road and Susquehanna Hose Company Revolution Street and Bloomsbury Ave in Havre de Grace. During the hours of 2 PM and 4 PM Cost $8 FMI (for more information) call 410. 877. 2300
APR 26 BEL AIR COMMUNITY CHORUS Spring Concert Free Admission 3 PM Bel Air High School Auditorium for Performing Arts
APR 26 ABERDEEN LIBRARY Preserving Wartime Letters. War letters are firsthand accounts from the front lines. They are a social history for future generations> Explore these rare windows of the past with author-journalist Nancy E Lynch at 2 PM
MAY 3 BEL AIR COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT. Bel Air High School 3 PM Admission FREE
MAY 15 BIKE TO WORK DAY IN BEL AIR. Gather at the County Office Building 220 South Main Street parking lot at 0700 (7 am)
MAY 16 FRIENDS OF LIBRARY YARD SALE. Abingdon Library 2510 Tollgate Road from 8 am till Noon. Pre-register for a space call 410 638 3990