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Message from Mayor Briggs

Message from Mayor Briggs


Friday October 30, 2020:

Thank you to everyone for your support in the election for not only me, but also for Cliff Sweeney and Jim Hoover. It was a good election process conducted by gentlemen who challenged each other on issues not personalities. 

Congratulations to Joseph Ritz, III on running for a third term. He ran unopposed, but there is a lot that goes into the decision for office. There are many gives and takes in making a commitment to what is demanded of a town commissioner. Commissioner Joe is a very talented young man and brings a lot of positive discernment to council.

At the October 5th regularly scheduled town meeting, the council concurred with the staff and my recommendation to elevate water use restrictions to Phase 2 of Town Code 13.04.160   Phase 2 includes mandatory conservation restraints by all users of town water. From the town code, “Mandatory restriction of any or all of the following uses: At the October 5th regularly scheduled town meeting, the council concurred with the staff and my recommendation to elevate water use restrictions to Phase 2 of Town Code 13.04.160   Phase 2 includes mandatory conservation restraints by all users of town water.

Ryan Homes at Brookfield model home is nearing completion. With the build-out of the remaining lots will come two-way traffic at Brookfield Drive on and off of Irishtown Road.

Rutter’s, no update news, all County approvals have been met and only State Highway approval of entrance onto Rte. 140 and the Maryland Department of the Environment sign-off on their stormwater pond plan remain. It has been a long wait.

The Dunkin (Donuts) opened on Sunday, October 18th at 7 am to a welcoming line of cars. An official ribbon cutting was held an hour later. On hand to help the owners, besides myself, were Commissioners Davis, Burns, Sweeney and Planning Commission member Dr. Bernard Franklin.

Both Lib and I wish for only the best to all for the upcoming holidays.