The future of fortune telling in Bel Air could be decided next week as the town commissioners vote on an ordinance which would permit the practice within town limits.
An ordinance on the agenda during Monday night’s Board of Town Commissioners meeting would amend the Town Code by deleting and repealing in its entirety the chapter on fortune telling.
The Town Code currently deals with fortune telling as such:
It shall be 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.
Town residents will have a chance to opine on the ordinance during a public hearing, after which the Board of Town Commissioners may take a vote on the matter.
Here is the full agenda for Monday night’s meeting:
Commissioners of Bel Air
November 1, 2010
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
a. Ordinance No. 734-10, Sewers & Sewage Disposal
b. Ordinance No. 735-10, Streets and Road Construction
c. Ordinance No. 736-10, Fortune Telling
7. NEW BUSINESS
a. Award of Contract – Codification of Development Regulations
b. Approval of Amended Policy – Drug/Alcohol
c. Award of Bid – Trash Truck
8. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. Inner County Outreach & Aegis Empty Stocking Fund is sponsored a jewelry extravaganza at the Bel Air Armory on November 4
b. The Greater Bel Air Community Foundation is sponsoring a family comedy magic show at the Bel Air Armory on November 13
c. The Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s Festival of Trees will be held at the Armory on November 26, 27 and 28. For more information call 410-692-6627.
9. PUBLIC COMMENTS
10. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS