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City of Westminster Maryland News and Notes newsletter for July 2012

City of Westminster Maryland News and Notes newsletter for July 2012

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Published by Kevin Earl Dayhoff
City of Westminster Maryland News and Notes newsletter

Volume 4 Issue 3a – July 2012

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz,

[20120700 COW News and Notes Jy Vol4 Issue3a]
City of Westminster Maryland News and Notes newsletter

Volume 4 Issue 3a – July 2012

Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland, Westminster Mayor Kevin Utz,

[20120700 COW News and Notes Jy Vol4 Issue3a]

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NEWSANDNOTES
VolumeFour,Issue
30
DearResidents,IwouldliketotakethisopportunitytorememberStanRuchlewicz,ourMainStreetManager,whopassedawaythisJune.EveryonewhoknewStanwaskeenlyawareofthetime,sacrificeandtalenthedevotedtomakingourDowntowntheplaceitistoday.Stanlovedmusicandisresponsiblefortheeventslistedbelow.Ourthoughtsandprayersgoouttohisfamilyatthistraglctime..Thesummercalendarofactivitiesincludessomethingforeveryone.TheCommunityPoolisopendaily,SummerCampsareinfullswingandRecreationontheMovewillbevisitingyourneighborhoodpark.Youcanalso
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ourFarmer'sMarketonSaturdaymorningfrom8:00a.m.to12:.00p.m.andTuesdayafternoonsTrom3:00to6:30p.m.intheSouthConawayparkinglotatthecornerofRailroadAvenue(MD27)andEmeraldHillLane.WestminsterwillbealivewithmusicthissummerwiththeSONGSAT6:30CONCERTSERIESontheWestminsterLibraryStage:
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NoSaintsBand
7/19
MasonVixon
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BoneDriAMONTHOFSUNDAYSSERIESattheWestminsterCityParkat6:45p.m.willfeature:
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MasonVixon
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PattyReese
7/29
TheFabulousHubcapsJULY7COMMONGROUNDONTHETOWNFESTIVALwillspotlightthefollowingacts:GrainneHambly
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CompanyatJohanssonsMartinFamilyBandandDanceattheArmoryEastmanStringBandontheLibraryLawnAndtheCarrollArtsCenterwillhosttheASPENRUNBLUEGRASSonAugust4at7:30p.rn.andtheWESTMINSTERMUNICIPALBANDCONCERTwillbeheldat6:00p.m.onAugust26atBelleGroveSquare.
FIRST
THURSDAYonJuly5willfeatureextendedeveningshoppinghoursandrestaurantspecialsinadditiontotheconcertinthelibrarypark.CheckouttheseandotheractivitiesontheCity'swebsiteatwestminstermd.qov.YoucanalsoreadtheMainStreetMattersblogonWestminsterPatch.comonTuesdays,likeusonFacebook-"DowntownWestminsterMaryland"andfollowusonTwitter(@mainstreetmatters)forwhat'shappeningDowntown.
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Get24/7unlimitedaccesstoyourwater/seweraccountinformationbyregisteringonlineatwww.westminstermd.gov.Viewyourbillbeforeitarrivesinthemail,seepaymentsmadeandusagehistoryanytimeofdayornight,weekendsandholidays.YoucanalsopayyourbillviaVisa,MasterCardorDiscovercreditcardthroughyouronlineaccount.
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Asstormwaterflowsoverdriveways,lawnsandsidewalks,itpicksupdebris,chemicals,dirtandotherpollutants.Stormwatercanflowintoastormsewersystemordirectlytoastream,river,wetlandorcoastalwater.Pollutedrunoffisthenation'sgreatestthreattocleanwater.Adoptthesehealthyhouseholdhabitsandhelpprotectstreams,rivers,wetlandsandtheChesapeakeBay!
VehicleandGarage:Useacommercialcarwashorwashyourcaronalawnorotherunpavedsurfacetominimizetheamountofdirty,soapywaterflowingintothestormdrainandeventuallyintoyourlocalwaterbody.Checkyourcar,boat,motorcycleandothermachineryandequipmentforleaksandspills.Cleanupspilledfluidswithanabsorbentmateriallikekittylitterorsand,anddon'trinsethespillsintoanearbystormdrain.Recycleusedoilandotherautomotivefluidsatparticipatingstations.Don'tdumpthesechemicalsdownthestormdrainordisposeoftheminyourtrash.
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LawnandGarden:Usepesticidesandfertilizerssparinglyandinrecommendedamounts.AvoidapplicationiftheforecastcaJisforrain,otherwisechemicalswillbewashedaway.Selectnativeplantsandgrassesthataredrought-andpest-resistant;theyrequirelesswater,fertilizerandpesticides.Sweepupyarddebrisratherthanusingagardenhose.Compostorrecycleyardwastewhenpossible.Don'toverwateryourlawn.Waterduringthecooltimesofthedayanddon'tletwaterrunoffintothestormdrain.Coverpilesofdirtandmulchbeingusedinlandscapingprojectstopreventthesepollutantsfromblowingorwashingoffyouryardandintolocalwaterbodi.es.Vegetatebarespotsinyouryardtopreventsoilerosion.HomeRepairandImprovement:Beforebeginninganoutdoorproject,locatetheneareststormdrainsandprotectthemfromdebrisandothermaterials.Sweepupandproperlydisposeofconstructiondebrissuchasconcreteandmortar.Usehazardoussubstanceslikepaint,solventsandcleanersinthesmallestamountspossible,andfollowthedirectionsonthelabel.Cleanupspillsimmediately,anddisposeofthewastesafely.Purchaseandusenontoxic,biodegradable,recycledandrecyclableproductswheneverpossible.Cleanpaintbrushesinasink,notoutdoors.Filterandreusepaintthinnerwhenusingoil-basedpaints.Properlydisposeofexcesspaintsthroughahouseholdhazardouswastecollectionprogramordonateunusedpainttolocalorganizations.Reducetheamountofpavedareaandincreasetheamountofvegetatedareainyouryard.Considerdirectingdownspoutsawayfrompavedsurfacesontolawnsandothermeasurestoincreaseinfiltrationandreducepollutedrunoff.
!
SepticSystemsarl_dMaintenance:Haveyoursepticsysteminspectedbyaprofessionalandhavetheseptictankpumpedasnecessary.Care
for
septicsystemdrainfleldbynotdrivingorparkingvehiclesonit.Plantonlygrassoverandnearthedralnfieldtoavoiddamagefromroots.Flushresponsibly.Flushinghouseholdchemicalsandmedicationcandestroythebiologicaltreatmenttakingplaceinthesystem.Otheritemssuchasdiapers,papertowelsandkittylittercanclogthesepticsystemandpotentiallydamagecomponents.PetCare:Whenwalkingyourpet,remembertopickupwasteanddisposeofitproperlytoreduceriskofharmfulbacteriawashingintothestormdrainandeventuallyintolocalwaterbodies.SwimmingPoolandSpa:Drainyourswimmingpoolonlywhenatestkitdoesnotdetectchlorinelevels.Properlystorepoolandspachemicalstopreventleaksandspills,preferablyinacoveredarea.
RelatedState/FederalWebsites:MarylandDepartmentoftheEnvironment-www.mde.state.md.usU.S.EnvironmentalProtectionAgency-www.epa..gov/npdes/stormwater
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