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									                                                                       Vol. 16, No. 5                   September - October, 2008

Town Elections November 4th                                                          Absentee Ballots for Town Election
     Town elections will be held on       councilperson shall be responsible              Registered voters who wish          as an absentee voter shall make
November 4, 2008 from 7:00 a.m.           for and shall reimburse the Town for       to vote by absentee ballot during        application in writing to the Town
– 8:00 p.m.                               the amount of one-half of the costs        the Denton Town Elections on             Clerk for an absentee ballot, which
     All registered voters of the         and expenses of the councilperson’s        November 4, 2008 must request            application must be received not
Town of Denton should come to the         coverage. In addition, in the              their absentee ballot by October 17,     later than seventeen (17) calendar
Town Office, 13 N. Third St., and          event that a family member of a            2008, in accordance with the Denton      days before the election.
vote on this date for two candidates      participating councilperson should         Code.                                         To make application for an
to fill positions on the Denton Town       receive coverage, the participating             Chapter 10, Article I, of the       absentee ballot, please include
Council that will become vacant on        councilperson shall be responsible         Denton Code reads as follows:            date of request, reason for request
January 1, 2009.                          for 100% of the costs and expenses              The following persons may vote      as indicated above, signature of
     Voters will also be asked to vote    of insuring additional family              as absentee voters in Town elections     applicant, and address of applicant
yes or no on Ordinance #557.              members.                                   under this Article:                      and provide to the Town Clerk at
     Ordinance #557 was adopted by             In accordance with Section C3-                A. Any qualified voter in         13 N. Third St., Denton, MD 21629
the Denton Town Council on April 7,       3 of the Town Charter, the provisions      the town who may be unavoidably          by October 17, 2008. Application
2008 and if approved by the majority      relating to health insurance for           absent from the town for any reason      forms are available at the Town
of the voters during this election will   councilpersons described in Section        on any town election day during the      Office.
provide the following benefit for         1 herein shall be placed upon the          hours the poll is open.                       Once the application for an
those serving on the Denton Town          ballot at the next municipal election,             B. Any qualified voter of         absentee ballot is approved, the
Council:                                  and shall become effective only            the town whose physical disability       ballot will be mailed to the applicant
     Section 1. All persons elected       after the provision is approved by         confines him (or her) to his/her         two weeks prior to the election.
or appointed to the Denton Town           the majority of the qualified voters        home or will otherwise prevent                All absentee ballots must be
Council shall have the option to          of the Town of Denton voting in            him (or her) from being present and      returned to the Denton Town Office,
participate in the Town’s health care     said election; and shall take effect       personally voting at the polls on any    Judges of Election, 13 North Third
plan during his or her term, and to       only as to the members of the next         town election day.                       Street, Denton, Maryland 21629,
receive individual health insurance       succeeding Town Council.                        Chapter 10 (as amended by           before the closing of the polls (8:00
benefits, in the same manner that is            Additional information is             Ordinance #330) further reads:           p.m., Tuesday, November 4, 2008) in
provided to the Town employees,           available upon request at the Denton              A qualified voter of the town      order to be considered valid.
provided however that such                Town Office.                                desiring to vote at any town election

Look For Water Bills October 1st
     Utility Bills will be mailed         door on outside the Town Office            be sure to forward the bills to the
around Oct. 1, 2008 and are due to        building.                                  tenants immediately upon receiving
be paid by Oct 25, 2008 . Interest             Water that is turned off for          them to ensure prompt payment and                       Index
at the rate of 1% is added on Oct.        non-payment will be assessed a             to avoid shut off issues. In the past      Town Calendar.............2
28, 2008.                                 service charge in order to have the        several tenants have stated that they
                                                                                                                                Calendar of Events.......3
     Past due notices (red cards) will    water turned back on. The water            do not receive the bill until the day
be mailed on Oct. 28, 2008 for any        turn-on service charge is $50.00 if        it is due or when late notices have        Police Department........4
account that has an overdue balance.      turned back on before 3:30 p.m. and        been sent.                                 Police Press Release.....5
This is the FINAL REMINDER                $100.00 for after hours. This fee is             Failure to receive the bill does     Housing & Com Dev....6
prior to having the water service         subject to change.                         not relieve the responsibility of the      Public Works................8
shut off.                                      As always, it is the property         payment that is due. If a citizen is       Main Street.................10
     Payments can be made during          owner’s responsibility to ensure           unable to make their payment by the
                                                                                                                                Town Minutes.............15
regular office hours, Monday through       that payments are made in a timely         due date, please contact the Finance
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or         manner.                                    Department at 410-479-2050 prior           Update on Ordinances and
after hours by placing the payment             Landlords and property                to Oct. 25, 2008.                          Resolutions.................24
in an envelope in the night deposit       managers who have arrangements                   Water service will be shut off
box located to the right of the front     for the tenants to pay the bills, please   for non-payment.
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                                                                                    NOTICE OF
                  Town Calendar                                              DENTON TOWN ELECTION
         All meetings are held in the                                         FILING BY CANDIDATES
         Denton Town Office Conference                                    Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
         Room at 13 North Third Street,
                                            There will be an election held this date for the purpose of electing one Town Council member
         unless otherwise noted.            for a five year term and one for a two year term. All persons desiring to become a candidate
                                            for the Town Council shall have resided in the Town at least one year prior to election, shall
            Town Council Meeting at         be a registered voter of the Town of Denton, shall be at least 25 years of age, and shall file in
                                            accordance with the Denton Charter, Article V, Section C5-9 which reads in part as follows:
            7 p.m. Police Department
                                            Candidates for election to the office of the Denton Town Council shall file with the Board of
                    September 8             Supervisors of Elections a petition signed by at least twenty (20) registered voters of the Town
                     October 6              of Denton. The candidate shall file the petition for an elective office not less than thirty (30)
                                            days, including Sundays and holidays, prior to the date of such election. Such petition shall
                                            state the name and address of the candidate, the fact that such person is eligible for election
         Planning Commission Meeting        of the office of council, and that such person wishes his/her name placed on the ballot as
                   at 6 p.m.                candidate. Such petition shall be sworn to by the person filing same, both as to the fact of the
                                            candidate’s eligibility and as to the genuineness of the signatures on such petition. The Board of
                                            Supervisors of Elections shall advertise the filing requirements once weekly for one (1) month
                    September 30            prior to the filing deadline in a paper circulated in the Town. No person shall be eligible for
                     October 28             elective Town public office who has not fulfilled the requirements of this Section.

             Historic Review Meeting        A further requirement for candidates for election is found in Ordinance #206, Section 4,
                     at 6 p.m.              paragraphs a. and b. which reads in part as follows:

                    September 17            All elected Town officials in the Town shall file . . . a statement with the Commission disclosing
                     October 15             any gifts received during the preceding calendar year from any person having a contract with the
                                            Town of Denton or any person regulated by any agency thereof. This statement shall identify
                                            the donor of the gift and its approximate retail value at the time of receipt.
          Utility Commission Meeting
                                            Candidates for elective offices shall file statements consistent with the requirements of
         7p.m. Wastewater Treatment         Subsection (a) of this section [above paragraph] at the time that they file their certificate of
             Plant on Legion Road           candidacy.

                    September 11            The petition for filing must be delivered to the Denton Town Office, 13 North Third Street,
                     October 9              Denton, by 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 3, 2008. It is suggested that the petition be returned
                                            several hours prior to the 4:00 p.m. deadline so the names of the signers of the petition may
                                            be verified as registered voters. This will provide ample time to obtain further signatures
                Town Holidays               should any of the signatures prove to be invalid. Petition forms have been prepared for the
         The Town Office will be closed      convenience of the candidates filing and may be obtained at the Denton Town Office during
                                            normal working hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except for holidays).
             on the following days:
                                                                                             The Board of Supervisors of Elections
                    September 1                                                              Denton, Maryland

                   Trash Pickup
         Collection day will be on every    NOVEMBER - DECEMBER
         Tuesday, unless otherwise noted                                                                         High Water Bills?
                                              ISSUE DEADLINE...
         in the Times Record. Trash must                                                                         Check your
          be outside for pickup by 6 a.m.   Please submit your articles of                                       faucets and toilets
                                            interest to the Denton Town                                          for leaks!
                                            Office via email: lorendorf@
              Web Page Address:
                  fax: 410-479-3534                                              Denton Public Works
                                                    by October 1st.                                              410-479-2050
                                                      Thank you.
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                                                          Calendar of Events
3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th - Denton Farmers           p.m.-9 p.m. Central Library. Australian novel- by the Courthouse. Stop by the Farmers Market
Market 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Denton by the        ist of German emigrant parents. A story of a girl today for a special chef presentation from the
Courthouse. Shop the farmers market for locally    who steals books from Nazi book burnings.         Lily Pad Cafe and pick up some locally grown
grown produce, flowers, baked goods, and bison                                                        produce.
meat. Support your local growers and enjoy a       20th - 5th Annual Remembrance 5K Run/2
relaxed atmosphere under the trees.                Mile Walk Federalsburg Marina Park. Pre 27th - National Hunting and Fishing Day
                                                   register by September 13th. Registration starts 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor,
6th - 7th- Outlaw Days, 10 a.m. Tuckahoe           7:30 a.m. Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. A fundrais- 16090 Oakland Road, Henderson. Great outdoor
Equestrian Center, Crouse Mill Road, Ridgely.      ing event for the Caroline Hospice Foundation. fun and activities for the entire family! Learn
This 2 day event offers free wagon rides and       Come out and support a great cause so we can about the great outdoors and enjoy free instruc-
games for kids. Ride a horse or a sheep if you     continue to provide care, comfort, and compas- tion in archery, fly fishing, duck calling, and much
can!! Cowboy shows throughout the weekend.         sion for our community. Call 410-479-3500 for more. Lots of outdoor fun and food. FREE! 410-
Demos on jousting, dressage, show jumping and      more info.                                        758-1824, Sponsor: MD
mounted cowboy activity. Fee. 410-438-3824.                                                          Dept of Natural Resources & Ducks Unlimited.
                                                   21st - Ridgely Jousting Tournament
13th - Crab Feast and Casino Night                 11 a.m. Martin Sutton Park, 137 Deep Shore 27th - Harvest Hoedown
5 p.m. - Midnight. Denton Fire Hall, 400 S. 5th    Road, Ridgely. 4 classes of riders competing for 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Courthouse Green, Downtown
Ave. Denton. $35 in advance, $40 at the door.      4 places in each class. Come see Maryland’s Of- Denton. This family-oriented event includes
All-you-can-eat crab feast. call 443-223-1072      ficial State Sport - jousting competition finals. children’s activities, crafts, and fall produce from
for tickets and information.                       FREE! 410-479-0565                                Shore farmers. Singer Karen Burd performs,
                                                                                                     square dancing club will perform and teach el-
15th - Books Plus reading and discussion           24th - Denton Farmers Market Special Chef ementary steps. Contact Barbara Martin at 410-
group, The book thief by Marcus Zusak. 7           Presentation 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Denton 365-2505 for more information.

1st, 8th, 15th - Denton Farmers Market             18th - Annual Fall Festival.                       time. Fee. 410-634-2847
3 p.m.-6 p.m. Downtown Denton by the Court-        12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Martinak State Park, 137 Deep
house. Shop the farmers market for locally grown   Shore Road, Denton. Bring the family and partic-   24th, 25th, & Nov. 1st - Candlelight Haunted
produce, flowers, baked goods, and bison meat.      ipate in the family scarecrow making, pumpkin      Tales Tour 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Museum of Ru-
                                                   decorating, & Scales and Tales. Food Vendors       ral Life, 16 N. Second Street, Denton. A 1-mile
4th - National Night Out                           will be available. 410-820-1668 or dmcneil@        route includes 20 different scary and unusual sto-
4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Denton Police Department, 3rd                                         ries culled from the history of Denton, conclud-
and Gay Street, Denton. Join us in “Giving Crime                                                      ing with a hot beverage and a sweet treat served
& Drugs a Going Away Party” and celebrate the 20th - Books Plus reading and discussion                at the end. Storytellers guide the tours rain or
25th anniversary of National Night Out. A fam- group, Desert queen, Biography of Gertrude             shine. Flashlights recommended. Join us if you
ily fun event.                                     Bell. 7 p.m.- 9 p.m. Central Library. A lone       dare. Fee. 410-479-2730.
                                                   English woman in a male Muslim world of the
4th - Greensboro Autumn Festival                   Middle East.                                       31st - Friday Nites at the Library, Classical
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Carnival Grounds, Sunset Av-                                                         Guitarist David Burgess. 7 p.m. Central Li-
enue, Greensboro. This is a family community 24th - Friday Nites at the Library, From                 brary, Denton. Internationally renowned guitar-
day with local bands, arts and crafts, parade, old Baghdad to Jerusalem, Islamic Encounters           ist, now living in Brazil part time, plays here af-
fashioned games, kid’s rides, food vendors and with other cultures. 7 p.m. Central Library,           ter a long absence.
much more. FREE! 410-482-6222                      Denton. Sponsored by the Maryland Humanities
                                                   Council. Architectural and archaeological jour-                 - Adkins Arboretum
13th - A Night at the Races                        ney by historian Carole Bier, follows up on Des-                   #410-634-2847
Harrington Raceway, Harrington DE.                 ert queen, the Gertrude Bell biography discussed    
The 2008 Lady Caroline Chapter of Questers In- October 20th
ternational is raising funds to benefit the Caro-                                                                - Caroline Co. Public Library
                                                                                                                       # 410-479-1343
line Co. Historical Society. Proceeds to benefit 24th, 25th - Halloween Hayride
the project to furnish the 1820 Parlor within the 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eve-
Rural Life Museum. Ticket price includes din- land Road, Ridgely. Not for the faint of heart,
                                                                                                            - Caroline Co. Recreation and Parks
ner, admission, and program. $35. Call 410-479- this hayride promises to raise goose bumps as
                                                                                                                       #410-479- 8120
0751 for more info.                                you ride through the Arboretum forest. A cos-
                                                   tume contest is held 30 minutes before starting
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         Denton Police Department...
         Child Passenger Safety Laws                                                         Ice Cream Social
              Maryland’s new child safety               A vehicle can be stopped and
         seat law went into effect on June         the driver issued a citation for a vio-
         30, 2008. The new law requires            lation of these laws. Currently the
         that all children younger than eight      fines for failing to buckle up chil-
         years of age be secured in a feder-       dren and for allowing a child to ride
         ally approved child safety                            in an unenclosed cargo
         seat according to the safety                          truck bed are $48 and
         seat and vehicle manufac-                             $50, respectively.
         turers’ instructions, un-                                  Please remember
         less the child is 4 feet, 9                           that it is very impor-
         inches or taller, or weighs                           tant that all children be
         more than 65 pounds. The                              properly secured in child
         child restraint must be right for the     safety seats and/or seat belts. The
         child’s size, age, and weight.            safest location in a car to buckle up
              Child safety seats include in-       a child is in the middle of the rear           On July 3rd the Helping Hands Neighborhood Association in con-
         fant seats, convertible seats, for-       seat.                                     junction with the Denton Police Department hosted an Ice Cream Social
         ward-facing seats, booster seats, or           Buckle up our children - follow      at N. 5th and High St. Approximately 100 people were in attendance.
         other safety devices federally ap-        our law!                                  Ice cream sundaes were handed out to all who participated.
         proved for use by children in motor            Questions? Call Maryland Kids
         vehicles.                                 in Safety Seats at 1-800-370-SEAT         Speed Sentry Radar Meter
              A person may not transport a         or Maryland State Highway Admin-
                                                                                              The Denton Police Department a computer for review by the Police
         child younger than 16 years of age        istration at (410) 787-4077.
                                                                                         has a new tool to help reduce speeding Department.
         unless the child is secured in a child         If you require additional infor-
                                                                                         and monitor traffic volume                             This sentry is
         safety seat or a vehicle’s seat belt.     mation or need assistance please
                                                                                         in town. A Speed Sentry                          designed to show a driver
              A child younger than 16 years        contact us at mhso@sha.state.
                                                                                         radar display board was                          their current speed and
         may not ride in an unenclosed car-
                                                                                         recently purchased to                            remind them to obey the
         go bed of a pick-up truck.
                                                                                         assist the department.                           posted speed limit.
         Back to School Safety                                                                The device measures
                                                                                         oncoming traffic speed
                                                                                                                                               Please remember to
                                                                                                                                          drive the speed limit for
              It’s back to school time for a lot   groups, and proceeding to school and the volume of traffic                              the safety of all and to
         of our children, as well as parents.      on safe and familiar routes. Those passing by. The data is downloaded avoid getting a speeding ticket.
         It’s also time for all of us to think     parents or guardians who drive their to a PDA and can be transferred to
         about something...SAFETY. As              children to school need to remember
         our children venture
         out to area bus stops,
                                                                 that traffic laws are
                                                                 for the SAFETY of
                                                                                             Report Teen Drinking Abuse
         walk to school, or ride                                 the entire public. In        In an effort to counter the for investigation.
         to school, we need to                                   other words watch your prevalence of underage drinking             The hotline number is 443-
         keep SAFETY in mind.                                    speed and remember to   parties and other incidences of 786-7489. The tip line is set up to
         For those parents who                                   make sure your children underage drinking, the Drug Free identify underage parties; however
         see their children off to                               are buckled into their Caroline Coalition through the any underage drinking activities may
         school and put them on a                                seat belts. So, please Caroline County Prevention Office be reported to the line.
         bus, please remember to                                 obey these laws for is implementing a “TIPS LINE”                  Please step up and take part to
         make sure your children                                 SAFETY’s sake and for reporting underage drinking in protect our youth from the dangers of
         are practicing SAFETY habits while        don’t let the hectic pace of home Caroline County.                           underage drinking. If you hear about
         they await the arrival of their bus.      affect your driving habits. Lots of        Calls are received by Prevention or know of an underage drinking
         Horse play has often proven to be very    parents every year either lose their Office Staff and reports are forwarded party or other underage drinking
         dangerous and/or deadly. Children         lives in a rush or take the lives of to the appropriate police jurisdiction activity call 443-786-7489.
         who walk to and from school need          someone else’s child in such rushes.
         to remember basic SAFETY rules,           In short, for all concerned SAFETY
         too. This includes looking both ways
         before crossing streets, walking in
                                                   is the key. Think SAFETY first; it
                                                   will keep you and others from being
                                                                                              NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
                                                   hurt.                                            SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
                            Denton Police Department 410-479-1414                                Denton Police Dept. 4 p.m.- 9 p.m.
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                                                 Police Department Press Releases
Date : 05/31/2008                       information regarding this matter is     MVA records confirmed that Smith’s        Classification Under age possession
Classification CDS: Possession-         asked to contact the Denton Police       privilege to drive in Maryland was       of alcoholic bevg
Marihuana                               Department at 410-479-1414 or via        suspended. Smith was issued a            Location : SHORE HIGHWAY
Location : 100 block FRANKLIN           email at             citation at the scene and released on    Denton Police charged Adrian
ST                                      Date : 06/02/2008                        her signature.                           Spencer Brown, 19, and Sheila
Denton Police charged a 15 year         Classification Driving on a Suspend       Date : 06/06/2008                        Mae Feliciano Taruc, 20, both of
old male of Denton with possession      License                                  Classification Burglary 2nd Degree        Gaithersburg, MD, with possession
of CDS. Police were conducting an         Denton Police charged Sara             / General                                of an alcoholic beverage under the
interview regarding an unrelated        Margaret Breeding, 27 year old           Location : LIONS CLUB                    age of 21. Police stopped a 2005
matter. While conducting the            female of Denton, with driving on        Denton Police are investigating a        Pontiac Sunfire for speeding (73 mph
interview police observed a three       a suspended out of state license.        burglary. Members of the Denton          in a 55 mph zone) and identified the
small baggies containing suspected      Police stopped a 1998 Plymouth for       Little League reported that sometime     operator as Brown. Police observed
marihuana on the ground where           an equipment violation (headlight        between June 3 and June 5, 2008          alcoholic beverages in the passenger
the 15 year old was observed to         out) and identified the operator as       person(s) unknown removed a green        compartment of the vehicle and
be standing. The 15 year old was        Breeding. Breeding was unable to         in color John Deere riding lawn          Brown and Taruc were the only
arrested, processed and referred to     produce a driver’s license when          tractor from the shed at the Lions       persons in the vehicle. Police were
Juvenile Justice and released to a      requested to do so. A check of MVA       Club ball fields. The tractor is a       able to verify that both person(s) were
guardian.                               records revealed that Breeding’s         2004 model and valued at $1000.00.       under the age of 21 years. Both were
Date : 06/01/2008                       privilege to drive had been suspended    Police did not observe any signs of      issued civil citations at the scene and
Classification Possession W/ Intent      through the State of Delaware for a      forced entry into the shed so that the   released on their signature.
to Dist                                 point system violation. Breeding was     mower could be removed. Anyone           Date :06/09/2008
Location : 100 block CAROLINE           issued a warning for the headlight       with information regarding this          Classification Driving on a Suspend
APARTMENTS                              and a citation for driving suspended     matter is asked to contact the Denton    License
 Denton Police arrested Adrian Kmar     and released on her signature at the     Police at 410-479-1414 or via e-mail     Location : 200 block S SIXTH ST
Waters, 20, and a 15 year old male,     scene.                                   at                   Denton Police charged Robert Nuton,
both of Denton, for CDS violations.     Date : 06/04/2008                        Date : 06/08/2008                        47, of Federalsburg, with driving on
Police stopped a 1998 Mazda for         Classification MDOP Under $500            Classification Theft less than $100       a suspended license. Police observed
traffic violations (seatbelt and        Location : 100 block N FIFTH ST          Location : 300 block HIGH ST             a 1985 Oldsmobile being driven
speeding) and found the operator to     Denton Police are investigating an       Denton Police are investigating the      with expired registration plates. The
be Waters. Police observed the odor     MDOP. Police responded to K &            theft of a bicycle. Keisha Brown         vehicle was stopped at the operator
of suspected marihuana emitting         C Laundry for a report of someone        reported that person(s) unknown          found to be Nuton. A check of
from the interior of the vehicle.       knocking over a Pepsi vending            removed a boys Mongoose bike             MVA records revealed that Nuton’s
A search of the vehicle revealed a      machine. Damage is estimated at          from the rear porch of her residence.    privilege to drive was suspended.
quantity of suspected marihuana         $100.00. Police are trying to identify   The bike is further described as a       Nuton was issued citations for driving
that was packaged in a manner that      three black males who were observed      BMX style 20 inch and is black,          suspended and driving without
is consistent with distributing CDS.    via video surveillance on the property   gray and white in color. The bike        current tags. Nuton was released at
Waters was taken into custody without   when this incident occurred. Anyone      is valued at $50.00. Anyone with         the scene after signing all citations.
incident and charged with possession    with information regarding this          information regarding this matter is     Date :06/12/2008
of suspected CDS and possession         matter is asked to contact the Denton    asked to contact the Denton Police       Classification MDOP Under $500
of CDS w/ the intent to distribute.     Police Department at 410-479-1414        Department at 410-479-1414 or via        Location : 200 block S FIRST ST
A 15 year old passenger was also        or via e-mail at tips@todpolice.         e-mail at            Denton Police are investigating an
charged with possession of suspected    com.                                     Date : 06/08/2008                        MDOP. Alicia Kissell reported that
CDS. The juvenile was released to a     Date : 06/05/2008                        Classification Theft Under $500           person(s) unknown broke out the rear
guardian and Waters was released on     Classification Driving on a Suspend       Location : 200 block CHURCH ST           window to her 2004 Pontiac Grand
his own recognizance after an initial   License                                  Denton Police are investigating the      Am. Damage is estimated at $250.00.
appearance hearing before a District    Location : LEGION RD                     theft of a push mower and weed           Anyone with information regarding
Court Commissioner.                      Denton Police charged Donna             eater. Charles Revelle reported          this incident is asked to contact the
Date : 06/02/2008                       Marie Smith, 48, of Ellendale, DE,       that person(s) unknown removed a         Denton Police Department at 410-
Classification MDOP Under $500           with driving on a suspended license.     Craftsman 5.5 hp push mower and          479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@
Location : LOCKERMAN ST                 Denton Police were notified by an         a Homelite weed eater from the rear
 Denton Police are investigating an     officer from the Federalsburg Police      of his residence sometime between        Date : 06/13/2008
act of vandalism. Police responded to   Department that a 2002 Chrysler van      May 25 and June 8, 2008. The items       Classification MDOP Under $500
the Lockerman ball field where it was    was being operated by Smith and          are valued at $230.00. Anyone with       Location : 300 block ACADEMY
reported that person(s) unknown put     that the Federalsburg officer had        information regarding this matter is     AV
an unknown substance on the lock        personal knowledge that Smith’s          asked to contact the Denton Police at    Denton Police are investigating a
to the concession stand rendering       privilege to drive was suspended. The    410-479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@      series of vandalisms. Police were
the lock inoperable. Damage is          vehicle was stopped and Smith was
estimated at $10.00. Anyone with        identified as the driver. A check of      Date : 06/08/2008                                        Continue to page 12
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         Housing and Community Development...
         Caroline Hospice Foundation                                                                              Building Permits
               The Caroline Hospice Foun-          cost to the patients or their families.        The following is a list of permits   Darling, 404 Market St., Rehab
         dation is in need of patient sitters      By choosing to regularly donate an        issued by the Town of Denton              Perez, 107 S. 5 th Ave., Fence &
         and patient care volunteers. A pa-        item or two from our Wish List each       between May 30, 2008 and July             Rehab
         tient sitter would be available to        month, you will be directly helping       31, 2008:                                 Porter, 406 S. 2nd St., Pool
         sit in a client’s home for 2-4 hours      to care for a resident with dignity       Swanke, 208 S. 2nd St., Sidewalk          Lily Pad, 104 S. 2nd St., Banner
         per week. Patient care volunteers         and quality, surrounded by their          Replacement                               McNinch, 100 Ellerslie Ct., Pool
         would work in the Caroline Home           loved ones.                               Garland & Hobbs, 1705 Cattail             Mason, 706 Camp Rd., Mechanical
         for Hospice providing hands-on                  Below is the Caroline Hospice       Commons Way, Single Family                Brewster, 518 S. 2nd St., Pool
         care to the residents. Volunteers         Wish List. Any donation from the          Dwelling                                  O’Brien, 1115 Whistling Pine Rd.,
         are also needed to make deliveries        list is greatly appreciated.              Breedlove, 306 S. 2nd St., Roof           Pool
         of equipment and supplies and meal                      Wish List:                  Smith, 903 Crystal Ave., Fence            Manmois, 406 N. 6th St., Rehab
         preparation.                                            Baby Wipes                  Makovsky, 206 S. 7th St., Pool            Davis, 1702 Cattail Commons Way,
               If you are interested in becom-                  Paper Towels                 Mason, 706 Camp Road, Rehab               Patio
         ing a volunteer, please contact Lynn                Disinfecting Wipes              Tabler, 1204 Foster Holly Ct.,            Fluharty, 508 S. 2nd St., Driveway
         Davis, Hospice Services Manager                     Disinfecting Spray              Accessory Building                        Fox, 911 Pine Drive, Addition
         at 410-479-3500. Free training is                Liquid Fabric Softener             Finnerin, 101 N. 10th St., Sun Porch/     T h o m a s o n , 3 0 0 S . 5 t h Av e . ,
         available to all volunteers.                   Liquid Laundry Detergent             Deck                                      Mechanical
               The Caroline Hospice Founda-                   Clorox 2 Liquid                Fields, 305 S. Third St., Fence           Metropolitan Church, 407 Gay St.,
         tion has a Wish List of items needed            Anti-bacterial Hand Soap            Kaline, 805 Market St., Roof              New Building
         throughout the year to help care for                      Pine Sol                  Denton Carpets, 755 Crystal Ave.,         Brewster, 4 S. 1st St., Ramp
         their patients. Donations of non-                     Dusting Spray                 Sign                                      Jones, 708 Randolph St., Pool
         medical, household supplies will                         Chapstick                  Agee, 1227 Painted Fern Rd.,              Heffner, 1022 Market St., Fence &
         help us to trim our operating costs,                 Hand Sanitizer.                Rehab                                     Deck
         aiding the Foundation in our ability                                                Jones, 708 Randolph St., Electric         St. Lukes Church, 100 S. 5th Ave.,
         to continue to offer compassion-               Thank you for supporting Car-        Greater New Hope Church, 408              Rehab
         ate, end-of-life care to terminally ill   oline Hospice Foundation and Car-         Lincoln St., Banner                       Russ, 1313 Fairfield Ct., Addition
         residents of Caroline County, at no       oline Home for Hospice.                   Nordhoff, 108 Riverton Ave.,              Walls, 715 Camp Rd., Pool
                                                                                             Fence                                     Claytor, 301 N. 6th St., Demolition
         Priority Partners Preventative Class                                                McCullough, 410 S. 2nd St., Pool
                                                                                             Schirmer, 113 Briarwood Circle,
                                                                                                                                       & Accessory Building
                                                                                                                                       Horner, 529 Lincoln St., Roof
              The United States has the high-      exist, and identify which methods         Pool                                      Wesleyan Center, 424 E. Wesley
         est rates of STDs in the industrial-      can help them avoid contracting a         Hanson, 1217 Painted Fern Rd.,            Circle, Roof
         ized world. In the US alone, about        sexually transmitted disease.             Accessory Building                        Johnson, 222 S. 2nd St., Mechanical
         19 million new infections are esti-            To schedule this class, please
         mated to occur each year. To help         contact Jenny Schiltz, Community
         combat this problem, Priority Part-       Health Advocate at 410-810-1025
         ners is proud to offer a program on       or email at
         Sexually Transmitted Diseases.                 This class lasts approximately
              Participants will be able to:        1 hour and can be given at your
         identify sexually transmitted dis-        location if you have a group of 5
         eases that are passed from the            or more participants. There is no
         mother to her unborn child, know          charge for this class.
         how many different strains of HPV

                                                                                                             MARK YOUR CALENDAR...
                                                                                                              The Denton Holiday Parade is
                                                                                                                Thursday December 4th

                                                                                                             If you would like to participate in the parade
                                                                                                               please contact the Denton Town Office at
                                                                                                         410-479-2050 or
                            Follow the Leader to Downtown Denton
                                     Thursday December 4
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Upcoming CCCA Events                                                        Join the Denton Police Department in..
Saturday 27th– 2nd Story Live          Friday 17th- Performing
Concert– Burning Bridget               Arts Series– Tribute to Lionel
          Cleary 7:30 p.m.             Hampton 7 p.m. Central Library-
            Central Library-100        100 Market St., Denton. The Big
              Market St, Denton.       Joe Maher Quartet with Chuck
                Admission $10;         Redd, vibraphone; Robert Redd,
                   students $5; $1     piano; John Previti, bass; and Big
                   discount for        Joe, vocals; performing a 100th
               members. Irish tunes,   anniversary tribute.
percussion, spontaneous step
dancing, whistling, singing, and Saturday 25th -2nd Story Live
giggling. Celtic music with awardConcert– Lea with Wil-Power
winning teen                     7:30 pm Central Library-100
fiddle players                   Market St, Denton. Admission
Genna & Rose                     $10; students $5: $1 discount for
w i t h R o s e ’s               members. Last season Lea wowed
Lou for an evening of high energyall of us with a performance at
twin Irish fiddles and guitar.    Summerfest and an amazing solo
                                 performance at Second Story. She            25th Anniversary of                         4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
             October             returns with Will Henderson on               National Night Out
Saturday 4th– 3rd Annual bass and Doug Alan Wilcox on
Celtic gathering 4 p.m. 119 Gay and vocals.                                      Where: Denton Police Department
St, Denton. $25 admission. For
the price of an evening out come
                                                                                 When: Saturday October 4, 2008
and enjoy the foods, spirits and
music of Scotland and Ireland in
a charming historic setting.                                                                NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
                                                                                             POSTER CONTEST
                                                                                The Denton Police Department is sponsoring a
     The Caroline County Public Library Presents                                      Poster Contest for National Night Out.
         FRIDAY NITES AT THE LIBRARY                                           This is the 25th Anniversary of National Night Out.
                     FALL 2008                                                        The Theme for National Night Out is :
                                                                                      “Give Neighborhood Crime & Drugs a
       Free entertainment for family & friends                                                  going away party.”
                       7 p.m.
                                                                             * This contest is open to all Denton Elementary School
    Oct.24, From Baghdad to Jerusalem, “Islamic Encounters with                students.
                                                                             * Poster should: Show the positive interaction between the
    Other Cultures” an architectural & archaeological journey”, by             Police Dept. and the Community.
    historian Carol Bier. Follows up on The Desert queen, the Gertrude       * Write a short narrative about their poster.
    Bell biography discussed Oct. 20. Sponsored by the Maryland              * Be on an 11” x 17 “piece of paper and be neat and colorful.
    Humanities Council. Denton                                               * On the back of the poster, write your name, address and
                                                                             * Winning posters will be displayed throughout the Town.
    Oct 31, Internationally renowned Classical Guitarist David Burgess,
    now living in Brazil part-time, plays here after a long absence. Yes,
                                                                             First place winner will receive a trophy, a tour of the
    we know it’s Halloween, but as he’ll be on the Western Shore, it was
                                                                             Police Dept. and an autographed picture. All posters
    an opportunity not to be turned down! Come! Denton.*
                                                                             must be turned into the Denton Police Department
                                                                             no later than Wednesday October 1, 2008.
       *Programs supported by the Caroline
             County Council of Arts
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         Denton Public Works...
                                                                                           Office answering machine, ext. 25.             * Piles of leaves with sticks,
         Sewer System Maintenance                                                               Please follow these guidelines      limbs, or other debris will not be
              The most important part of our       they do not deteriorate as quickly      for leaf removal:                        picked up.
         sewer maintenance system is YOU.          as bathroom tissue. They become              * Leaves should be raked to              * Phone in your pickup request
         When sewer backups occur, they            lodged in parts of the lines where      the curbside or alley.                   to the Town Office at 410-479-2050
         can be very disruptive and costly.        there is an accumulation of any              * DO NOT rake leaves into           by Thursday to guarantee pickup by
         If everyone would be careful about        type of debris and eventually cause     the street.                              Monday.
         the ways they dispose of certain          a blockage.                                  * DO NOT rake leaves onto                * All pickups will be done by
         products, our system would be                  To keep the system flowing         the sidewalk.                            request/appointment only.
         more efficient, cost less money,          smoothly and maintenance costs low,          *      Make sure all sticks and          * Loose leaf pickups will occur
         have fewer blockages, and prevent         residents should keep the following     limbs are removed from the pile of       from Oct. 17 through Dec. 15, on
         inconvenience to everyone.                things in mind:                         leaves.                                  Mondays and Fridays only, except
              To keep the system flowing           •       Do collect grease in                 * Make sure there are no            for holidays.
         smoothly and maintenance costs            a container and throw it in the         other objects or debris mixed                 Loose leaf collection days:
         lower, residents should remember          garbage;                                with the leaves (like bottles. cans,     October 17, 20, 24, 27, 31
         that sanitary sewer systems are           •       Do put food scraps in your      flowerpots, gloves, ashes, pet waste               November 3, 7, 10, 14, 17,
         designed to handle three types            compost bin or the garbage for          or other trash).                         21, 24
         of waste products: used water,            disposal with the solid waste;
         human body waste, and toilet paper.       •       Do place a wastebasket in the   Bagged Leaf Pick Up
         Anything else flushed down the drain       bathroom to dispose of items such
                                                                                                                   One of the       Foreign objects must be removed
         can lead to clogs and backups.            as disposable diapers and personal
                                                                                                              many services         and taken to a trash receptacle. This
              An increasingly common               hygiene products;
                                                                                                              provided to the       reduces the productivity of the public
         problem in our pumping stations is        •       Do clean the aquarium
                                                                                                              residents of Denton   works crew and increases the time
         grease. Grease gets into the sewer        outside and not in the bathtub or
                                                                                                              by the Department     necessary to get all of the pickups
         system from household drains as           laundry;
                                                                                                              of Public Works       completed.
         well as from poorly maintained            •       Do use sink drain baskets;
                                                                                           is weekly pickup of bagged leaves.            • Do not put limbs or other
         grease traps in restaurants and other
                                                                                           The facilities crew would like to        debris in the bags.
         businesses. Grease is a byproduct         •       Do research before planting
                                                                                           suggest a few guidelines for citizens         • Do not overload the bags. If
         of cooking and comes from meat            a tree near sewer lines;
                                                                                           to follow:                               the bags are too heavy or too thin,
         fats, cooking oil, shortening, butter,    •       Do not use the toilet as a
                                                                                                • Do not put flowerpots, gloves,     they break and spill in the street
         food scraps, dairy products, etc.         wastebasket. Dispose of cigarette
                                                                                           soda bottles or cans, ashes, pet         making a mess that takes time to
         Washing grease down the drain with        butts, cotton balls, hair, dental
                                                                                           waste, or other debris in the bags.      clean up.
         hot water is not satisfactory. As the     floss, fingernail clippings in the
                                                                                           The bagged leaves are taken to the            We t h a n k y o u f o r y o u r
         grease goes down the drain, it cools      wastebasket;
                                                                                           landfill and emptied for recycling.       cooperation.
         and solidifies, sticking to the sides      and
         of the pipes constricting the line and    •       Do not dispose of eggshells,
         eventually causing a clog.                bones, crab shells, green vegetables,   Household Trash Collection
              Paper towels, disposable diapers,    or large quantities of cereal or grains      Regular household trash pickup      by 11:00 p.m. on collection day.
         and feminine products also cause a        in the garbage disposal.                begins at 6:00 a.m. every Tuesday             The trash truck is a large,
         great deal of problems in the sewer            For more information visit                            m o r n i n g .       dangerous piece of equipment.
         main. These products should be   or                           Containers may        Children should not be playing in
         disposed of in the garbage because’s Info                         be placed at          the vicinity of the trash truck while
                                                                                                              the curb/alley        pickups are being made. They
         Fall Loose Leaf Collection                                                                           roadside the          could easily get hurt and they are a
              Autumn is approaching and            holidays. It will be necessary to call                     evening before        distraction to the workers. Thank
         soon the leaves will begin to fall. The   in your loose leaf vacuum pickup        collection day and must be removed       you for your cooperation.
         Denton Public Works Department            request by 12 NOON on Thursday to
         is scheduling their annual loose leaf
         vacuuming removal service to occur
                                                   guarantee pickup by Monday.
                                                        Bagged leaf collection will still
                                                                                                  DENTON TRICK OR TREATING
         October 17 through December 15,           take place on Wednesday and must
         2008. Leaves must be bagged for           be called in to the Town Office by 12
         pickup the remaining months of the        NOON on Tuesday.                                               OCTOBER 31ST
         year.                                          Citizens are encouraged to call
                 Loose leaf vacuuming will         the Town Office at 410-479-2050 to
         occur on Friday and/or Monday,            request pickup. If calling after hours                        6:00P.M.-7:30P.M.
         pending work load, and excluding          please leave the request on the Town
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                 RECYCLING GUIDE -                           What to Recycle and Where.
        Reduce (change consumption), Reuse (yard sales,, 2nd hand,…), Recycle (see below)!

                           MATERIAL*                                YES Please                            NO Thanks
            Newspapers, Magazines, Catalogs,                Some programs now can             No plastic bags, hard cover books,
            Phone Books, Unwanted Mail, Office              mix all papers. Window            food residue, tissues, non-paper
            Paper, most other paper that tears.             envelopes & staples are OK.       items, metal clips & binders.
                                                            Keep clean & dry                  No wax coated cardboard, packing
                                                            Flatten                           material, paperboard (cereal boxes).
            Metal Cans –                                    Empty & Rinse                     No residue, dirty foil
             Aluminum, Steel, Tin, Bi-metal                 Remove paper labels               No scrap metal.
            Glass Bottles & Jars                            Empty & Rinse                     No lids, window glass, ceramics,
             Clear, Brown, Green & Blue                     Bottles & Jars Only               pyrex, mirrors, light bulbs …

            Plastic Bottles                                 Empty & Rinse                     No tubs, trays, lids, auto & garden
             #1 & #2 Bottles & Jugs with a neck             Flatten if possible               product bottles, bags …
            Used Motor Oil & Antifreeze                     Collect in a leak proof           Fuels, Hazardous, Unknown
             accepted at most transfer stations             container. DO NOT MIX.            materials.
            Appliances, Clothing & Textiles,                Check for details at most
            Scrap Metal, Tires, Boat Shrink Wrap,           transfer stations and special
            Electronics, Other Items                        collections (ex. eCycle)
            Plastic Bags                                    At most grocery stores            Residue, trash, etc.
            Household Hazardous Waste:                      Midshore Region – Spring &        NO business, industrial or
             Lawn & Garden Pesticides, Solvents,            fall events planned. Label        commercial farm wastes.
             Cleaners, Oil-based paints, Fuels              containers. DO NOT MIX.

            Leaves, Brush, Grass Clippings                  Consider grasscycling &           Plastic bags, animal wastes, food
             accepted at most transfer stations             backyard composting               wastes, trash.
                                * Check or call local sites and programs for current policies, materials accepted & pilot projects.

 WHERE in Midshore Region (Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s & Talbot Counties) .
    Midshore Regional Recycling Program: 410-758-6605,, email:
Caroline County: 410-479-0520
    Denton: Plaza Shopping Cntr (Rose’s)     Henderson: Melville Rd (Limited*)         Ridgely: Bell St
    Federalsburg: IGA Parking Lot            Hobbs Recycling/Transfer Station         Templeville Igloo Center
    Federalsburg: Old Denton Rd (Limited*)   Holly Rd Recycling /Transfer Station
    Greensboro: Carnival Grounds             Preston Transfer Station: Back Landing Rd
   Caroline Curbside Program: 800-475-5949
Kent County: 410-778-7448
   Betterton: Beach Parking Lot           Duck Puddle Drop-off Center                  Pomona: Pomona Store, Rte 289
   Chestertown: 500 Washington Ave        Nicholson Drop-off Center                    Sharptown Drop-off Center
    Countywide Curbside Recycling Program is a free service for residents
Queen Anne’s County: 410-758-2697
   Centreville: Banjo Lane                   Kent Island: Park & Ride (Western Auto)   Kingstown: Fey Rd
   Centreville Transfer (Harper Rd)          Kent Island: Batts Neck Transfer          Millington: Glanding Transfer
   Chester: Bakers Liquor (off Rte 18)       Kent Island: Bay Bridge Marina            Queenstown: Friel Lumber
   Church Hill Transfer (Rte 405)            Kent Island: Love Point Park              Sudlersville: Southern States
   Grasonville Transfer (Gravel Run Rd)      Kent Island: Romancoke (Cove Creek)       Wye Mills: Rtes 50/404 Park & Ride
    Q.A. Curbside Programs: Centreville, Queen Anne and Northern County 410-778-5949; Queenstown 410-827-7646
Talbot County: 410-770-8170 and Midshore Landfill: 410-820-8383
    Bozman Store                          Easton Plaza                                 St Michaels High School
    Cordova: Rte 309 near Fire Hall       Town of Oxford: tennis courts                Trappe: Shore Stop
    Easton: Next to Auto Zone              St Michaels: Graul’s Store                  Trappe: Next to Fire House
    Easton: Midshore Regional Landfill     St Michaels Park (Perry Cabin Field)
    Talbot Curbside Programs: Easton, Oxford, Queen Anne & St Michaels 800-475-5949

 WHERE in Dorchester County          410-943-1700 or 410-943-1092
    Secretary Transfer, Rte 14              Beulah Landfill, Rtes 16 & 331             Hurlock, Nealson St (under water tank)
    Golden Hill Transfer, Rte 336           Dorchester Square, Rtes 50 & 16            State Hwy Admin, Handley Rd (used oil only)
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          Denton Main Street...
          Denton’s First Harvest Hoedown                                                     “Join Us If You Dare” for the
          Ushers in Fall                                                                     Haunting Tales Candlelight Tour
               The Denton Main Street revitalization program created in                           The Haunting Tales Candlelight             downtown Denton over a 1-mile
          Program is sponsoring a Harvest 1998 by the Maryland Department                    Walk is planned for Friday and                  route, and includes about 20 different
          Hoedown on Saturday, September 27 o f H o u s i n g a n d C o m m u n i t y        Saturday nights, October 24 th                  scary and unusual stories culled from
          from noon to 4 p.m. on                           Development. The                  and 25th, also November 1st, in                 the history of Denton and Caroline
          the Courthouse Green Downtown Denton program strives to                            downtown Denton. The tours begin                County. The tour is about 1 ¼ hours

          in downtown Denton.                              strengthen the economic           each evening at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.            in length. Each tour concludes with a
          This family-oriented                             potential of Maryland’s           at the Museum of Rural Life, at the             hot beverage and a sweet treat served
          event will include                               traditional main streets          corner of Gay and 2nd Streets.                  at the Museum of Rural Life.
          children’s activities,                           and neighborhoods                      Take a step back in time as you                 The tours will take place each
          crafts, and fall produce                         by helping selected               relive Denton and Caroline County               evening, rain or shine. Participants
          from Shore farmers.                              communities improve               history, escorted by a guide. You               are encouraged to bring a flashlight.
          Local singer Karen
          Burd will perform, and
          plans are in the works
                                      HOEDOWN              the economy,
                                                           appearance, and image
                                                           of their traditional
                                                                                             will hear many firsthand experiences
                                                                                             related by one of two storytellers.
                                                                                             The stories are blended with bits of
                                                                                                                                             The cost for the tour is $4 for an
                                                                                                                                             adult and $2 for children 12 and
                                                                                                                                             under. Advance reservations are
          to bring a local square                          downtown business                 human interest and historical facts.            encouraged. Call the Tourism Office
          dancing club to town to perform and districts.                                          The walk meanders through                  at 410-479-2730.
          teach some elementary steps.             For more information, contact
               The Denton Main Street Program Barbara Martin at 410-365-2505 or
          is part of Main Street Maryland, at
                                                                                             Pecan Yummies are Coming to the
          a comprehensive downtown                                                           Denton Farmers Market
                                                                                                  As part of the Shore Gourmet               what local stores you can get the
          Furniture Donations Needed                                                         celebration, Yum Master Amy Yule                yummies for your gourmet taste or
               The Emerson House will soon be      be tax deductable. We can pick up.        from Pecan Yummies will be at the               as gifts later.
          home to the Shore Gourmet Market              We would also like to sell local     Downtown Denton Farmers Market                       Shore Gourmet is a group of
          that will feature local products. We     artisan items such as produced            Wednesday, September 24th to                    gourmet food businesses on the
          are in need of furniture such as jelly   here on the shore, pottery, shore         showcase her products. If you’ve                Eastern Shore including our own
          cupboards, bookshelves, tables, etc.     memorabilia, etc. If you are interested   never had the Pecan Yummies, you                Mill Stream Farm and Grammy
          to display items. We are a non-profit     or know of someone, please contact        should definitely come for a visit.              Ann. A Shore Gourmet Market will
          organization so your donation would      Beth Brewster at 410-479-0015.            It is YUMMALICIOUS! Come to                     be opening in September at the
                                                                                             chat with Amy, try the products,                Emerson House.
                                                                                             bring some home, and learn from

                                                                                                                                                   Friday and Saturday
                                                                                                                                                    October 24th, 25th
                                                                                                                                                     & November 1st

                                                                                                                                                         Beginning at
                                                                                                                                                   7:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                 each evening (rain or shine)
                                                                                                                                                 from the Museum of Rural
                                                                                                                                                   Life, corner of Gay and
                                                                                                                                                    2nd Street in Denton.
                 Wednesdays 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.                                                       Each tour ends with a hot beverage
                                                                                                                                                         $4 Adults
                     May 14th - October 15th                                                                     and sweet treat.
                                                                                                                                                    $2 Children under 12
               Downtown Denton, Market & Second St.                                                                                             (must be accompanied by an adult)
                                                                                                         Reservations Suggested                       call 410-479-2730
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Beginner Line Dance Lessons
     The season is changing... and        the door and learn as they go. There anniversaries, bull roasts, etc. For at www.DancingWithSteveMoody.
time to get out and try something         is also no need for a partner and all more information on Line Dancing com or call 410-634-9311.
new. This could be just the thing.        ages are welcome. Everyone is on with Steve Moody, visit his website
Beginner level line dancing and           the dance floor learning the entire
instruction comes to the Denton Vol.      evening. Be sure to wear comfortable
Fire Company beginning Tuesday
night September 2nd, 2008. Everyone
is welcome! It is a great way to
                                          shoes as this is similar to an aerobic
                                          work out!
                                               S t e v e M o o d y, w h o w a s
                                                                                            Crab Feast and
exercise, have fun, and meet new
                                          nominated as DJ of the year at the
                                          2007 & 2008 International DJ Expo
     This 15 week session of strictly
“beginner” lessons starts at 7 p.m.
                                          in Atlantic City, NJ, has been dee
                                          jaying since 1989 and instructing                        Night
and runs until 8:30 p.m. $6.00 per
person which includes lessons, soft
                                          dance since 1994. Before moving to
                                          the shore with his wife Lori, Steve
drinks, and ice water. Beginners          resided in the Baltimore area where                                                September 13
will learn all of the basics like the     he taught some of the largest dance
“Watermelon Crawl,” “Bartender            classes on the east coast, with several
                                                                                                                              5pm until Midnight
Stomp,” “ Cuttin’ a Rug,” and “Got
to be Funky.” Dancers of all ages
                                          hundred people in attendance each
will enjoy line dances to all styles of        Steve Moody currently instructs     $35      in Advance
                                                                                                                Denton Volunteer Fire Co.
music from pop to oldies to country.      intermediate classes on Monday                                                           400 S. 5th Avenue
Even with no experience, those who        nights at the Easton Elks Lodge          $40       at Door                                       Denton, MD
can walk and count to 4 will be up        as well as a Thursday night at the       Buy your ticket in advance and receive $10 in poker chips at door.
and on their feet learning dances on      Denton Vol. Fire Hall. In addition to     Tickets may be purchased at the Emerson House Restaurant 410-479-0015
their very first night.                    his work as a line dance instructor,     Call Dallas Lister 443-223-1072     
     No sign up or registration is        Moody entertains every weekend
required; dancers pay each week at        for private affairs such as weddings,

                                                                                       Sign up to decorate a holiday
                                                                                       window in Downtown Denton.

                                                                                 As part of the holiday season in Downtown Denton, we
                                                                                 are looking to expand the Holiday Parade, Lighting of
                                                                                 the Green festivities, to include decorating the windows
                                                                                             in the 200 block of Market Street.

                                                                                 The Denton Holiday Windows committee has begun
                                                                                 to register individual artists, families, civic groups and
                                                                                    businesses who would like to participate this year.

                                                                                 To obtain an information packet on this program, please
                                                                                       contact Lisa Orendorf at 410-479-2050 or
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          PRESS RELEASE from page 5                information regarding this incident       Location : 100 block S EIGHTH            removed from the purse. Total loss
          contacted by several residents           are asked to contact the Denton           ST                                       is estimated at $280.00. Anyone with
          in the area of the listed location       Police Department at 410-479-1414         Denton Police are investigating a        information regarding this matter is
          reporting that person(s) unknown         or via e-mail at tips@todpolice.          tampering with a motor vehicle.          asked to contact the Denton Police at
          had spray painted obscene language       com.                                      Helen Hoskins reported that she          410-479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@
          on vehicles (four in total), various     Date :06/16/2008                          walked outside of her residence
          yard ornaments and furniture had         Classification Theft Over $500             and saw an unknown white male            Date : 06/27/2008
          been displaced into other neighbor’s     Location : 0 block DENTON PZ              inside her vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet     Classification Burglary 2nd Degree
          yards, and other mischievous acts.       Denton Police are investigating           Blazer. The male saw Hoskins and         / General
          Total damage was estimated at below      a theft. Michael Jones reported           fled the area. The male is further        Location : 400 block LOCKERMAN
          $500. Anyone with information            that person(s) unknown removed            described as being 5 feet 4 inches       ST
          regarding this matter is asked to        a Sthil chop saw from the bed of          in height, having shoulder length        Denton Police are investigating
          contact the Denton Police at 410-        his truck while it was parked at the      dark hair and wearing a yellow shirt     a burglary. Police responded to
          479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@          Rose’s Department Store. The saw          and yellow shorts. Nothing was           Lockerman Middle School where
                           is valued at $1,276.00. Anyone with       taken from the vehicle. Anyone with      staff reported that person(s) unknown
          Date : 06/13/2008                        information regarding this incident is    information regarding this matter is     forced entry into the school and
          Classification Driving w/o license        asked to contact the Denton Police        asked to contact the Denton Police       stole approximately $25.00 various
          Location : LINCOLN ST                    Department at 410-479-1414 or via         Department at 410-479-1414 or via        denominations of U. S. Currency.
          Denton Police charged Jose               e-mail at             e-mail at            The suspect(s) also “ransacked”
          Hernandez Ramirez, 38, of Denton,        Date : 06/16/2008                         Date : 06/23/2008                        some of the offices. Anyone with
          with driving without a license. Police   Classification Theft: $500 Plus           Classification CDS: Possession-          information regarding this matter is
          stopped a 1992 Ford pickup for an        value                                     Marihuana                                asked to contact the Denton Police
          equipment violation (headlight out)      Location : 800 block S FIFTH AV           Location : SHORE HIGHWAY                 Department at 410-479-1414 or via
          and the operator was identified as         Denton Police are investigating          Denton Police arrested Sean Patrick      e-mail at
          Ramirez. Ramirez was unable to           a theft. Police responded to the          Mulholland, 25, of Silver Spring,        Date : 06/28/2008
          produce a driver’s license when          Rite Aid Pharmacy where store             MD, for CDS violations. Police           Classification MDOP Under $500
          requested to do so. A check of MVA       employees reported that an unknown        stopped a 2000 BMW for speeding          Location : 200 block S SEVENTH
          records revealed that Ramirez did        white female filled two gift bags         (70 mph in a 25 mph zone), on Shore      ST
          not possess a license. Ramirez was       full of cosmetic products and left        Highway in the area of Camp Road.        Denton Police are investigating an
          issued citations and released on his     the store without paying for them.        Mulholland was identified as the         MDOP. Bradley Taylor reported that
          signature.                               The female is further described as        operator. Police noted that Mulholland   his 2002 Buick had been damaged.
          Date :06/15/2008                         having brown hair, wearing a gray         appeared to be very nervous while        Taylor reported that person(s)
          Classification Driving on revoked         shirt, blue shorts and flip flops and       speaking to Mulholland. A K-9 scan       unknown spray painted a red line
          license                                  carrying a black purse. When the          was conducted which resulted in a        down the side of the car causing
          Location : MARKET ST                     unknown female left the store she         positive alert for the odor of CDS. A    approximately $400.00 in damage.
          Denton police charged Dawn Stacey        got into a teal and tan in color Ford     subsequent search of the vehicle and     Anyone with information regarding
          Persinger, 44, of Camden-Wyoming,        pickup and left the area. Total loss is   Mulholland resulted in the recovery      this matter is asked to contact the
          DE, with driving on a revoked            estimated at $1,365.00. Anyone with       of two baggies containing suspected      Denton Police Department at 410-
          license. Police stopped a 2008 Ford      information regarding this matter is      marihuana and a suspected CDS            479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@
          pickup for speeding (42 mph in a 25      asked to contact the Denton Police at     smoking device. Mulholland was 
          mph zone) and found the operator         410-479 1414 or via e-mail at tips@       charged with possession of CDS and       Date :06/29/2008
          to be Persinger. When asked for her                            CDS paraphernalia and taken before       Classification Driving w/o license
          license, Persinger was only able to      Date : 06/19/2008                         a District Court Commissioner for        Location : 700 block N SIXTH ST
          produce a DE identification card. A       Classification Burglary 1st Degree         an initial appearance hearing. The       Denton Police charged Rudy Gonzalez
          check of MVA records revealed that       Location : 0 block VILLAGE CR             Commissioner ordered Mulholland          for driving without a license. Police
          Persinger’s privilege to drive in DE     Denton Police are investigating           released on his own recognizance.        were at the Goose Creek store when
          had been revoked for failing to attend   a burglary. Dontra Bolden, 34, of         Date : 06/25/2008                        they observed a Ford Windstar pull
          driver improvement. Persinger was        Denton, reported that he returned to      Classification Burglary 2nd Degree        into a parking space and run into
          issued citations at the scene and        his apartment after work to find that      / General                                the sidewalk, jolting the vehicle. As
          released.                                person(s) unknown had forced entry        Location : 300 block S FOURTH            police approached they observed
          Date : 06/16/2008                        into the apartment. Bolden further        ST                                       Gonzalez next to the vehicle and
          Classification Theft less than $100       stated that a gold necklace, valued       Denton Police are investigating          inquired if he was ok. Gonzalez
          Location : 400 block LINCOLN             at $100.00, was taken. Anyone with        a burglary. Police located a purse       indicated that he was fine but he
          ST                                       information regarding this matter is      in the alley at the rear of the 300      could not produce a driver’s license
          Denton Police are investigating          asked to contact the Denton Police        block of S. Fourth Street. Further       when requested. A check of MVA
          the theft of a bicycle. Subrena Guy      Department at 410-479-1414 or via         investigation revealed that person(s)    records revealed that Gonzalez did
          reported that person(s) unknown          e-mail at             unknown entered a residence on the       not posses a license. Gonzalez was
          removed a boys, red and black, Next      Date : 06/21/2008                         300 block of S. Fourth and removed       advised that he could not drive the
          brand bike from her porch. The bike      Classification Trespass-Private           the purse. A camera, cash, cigarettes,
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          is valued at $60.00. Anyone with         Property                                  and a wedding band were then
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PRESS RELEASE from page 12               The vehicle was towed.                     service. During the investigation        alcoholic beverage about his breath
vehicle and Gonzalez advised that        Date : 07/02/2008                          police noticed an odor of an alcoholic   and person. Houston was offered
he would not (police did not charge      Classification CDS: Possession-            beverage about Hutchins’ breath          treatment by EMS but refused.
Gonzalez at this time because they       Marihuana                                  and person. Hutchins was asked to        Houston was requested to perform
did not see him exit the vehicle and     Location : 700 block N SIXTH ST            perform field sobriety tests and based    a field sobriety test and based on
could not absolutely say he was          Denton Police arrested Clifton Leon        on the results of those tests he was     the result of that test Houston was
operating the vehicle). A short while    Wayman, Jr., 27 years old of Denton,       placed under arrest for suspicion of     placed under arrest for suspicion of
later police observed the vehicle        for possession of suspected CDS            DUI. Hutchins was processed and          DUI. Houston was transported to
traveling north on Sixth Street and      (marihuana). Police stopped a 2002         issued citations for DUI and failing     the MSP Barrack in Easton where
Gonzalez was the operator. The           Honda for an equipment violation (tag      to control speed to avoid a collision    he submitted to a breath test which
vehicle was stopped and Gonzalez         light out) and identified the operator      and was released on his signature of     resulted in a reading of .17. Houston
was issued a citation for driving        as Wayman. During the course of            those citations.                         was issued citations for failing to
without a license and released at the    conversation with Wayman police            Date : 07/10/2008                        control speed to avoid a collision and
scene. The vehicle was towed.            observed that Wayman\appeared              Classification Burglary 4th Degree        DUI and released on his signature.
Date : 07/02/2008                        to be nervous. Further dialog led to       Location : 500 block RIVERVIEW           Date : 07/15/2008
Classification Driving on revoked         Wayman consenting to a search of           GARDENS                                  Classification Burglary 2nd Degree
license                                  his vehicle and person which resulted      Denton Police are investigating a        / General
Location : S SECOND ST                   in the recovery of a small baggie of       burglary. Police responded to the        Location : 200 block N FOURTH
Denton Police charged Pamela Aaron       suspected marihuana. Wayman was            Riverview Gardens Apartments             ST
Stubbs, 24 years old, of Greensboro,     taken into custody and charged with        where it was reported that person(s)     Denton Police are investigating
with driving on a revoked license.       one count of possession of CDS -           unknown forced entry into one            a Burglary. Police responded to
Police were conducting a traffic         Marihuana. After being processed at        of the apartments. Nothing was           a vacant apartment on N. Fourth
enforcement assignment at Second         Denton P. D. Wayman was seen by            reported stolen. It should be noted      street where it was reported that
and Riverton, targeting stop sign        a District Court Commissioner for          that the apartment complex is being      person(s) unknown forced entry
violations, addressing concerns          an initial appearance hearing where        extensively renovated and no one         into the apartment. Damage to the
of local residents that there are        Wayman was ordered released on is          was in the apartment at the time         door is estimated at $200. Nothing
numerous violations making the area      own recognizance.                          of this incident. Anyone having          was removed from the apartment
very dangerous. Police observed a        Date :07/03/2008                           information regarding this matter is     and nothing else was damaged.
1995 Ford pickup fail to stop at the     Classification Driving on a Suspend         asked to contact the Denton Police       Anyone with information regarding
stop sign. The vehicle was stopped       License                                    Department at 410-479-1414 or via        this matter is asked to contact the
and the operator was identified          Denton Police charged Glenn                e-mail at            Denton Police Department at 410-
as Stubbs. Stubbs was unable to          Thomas Hopkins III, 22 years old           Date : 07/13/2008                        479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@
produce a driver’s license when          from Portsmouth VA, with driving           Classification Theft Under $500 
asked to. A check of MVA records         on a suspended license. Police             Location : 500 block MARKET ST           Date : 07/17/2008
revealed that Stubbs’ privilege to       observed a 1989 Ford Ranger pickup         Denton Police are investigating          Classification Theft Under $500
drive was revoked.                       fail to stop at the stop sign at Lincoln   the theft of two bicycles. Police        Location : 200 block CAROLINE
Stubbs’ was issued citations at the      and N. Fourth Street. The vehicle          responded to the Royal Farms store       APARTMENTS
scene and released.                      was stopped and the driver identified       where a 15 year old male reported        Denton Police are investigating the
Date : 07/02/2008                        as Hopkins. A check of MVA records         that person(s) unknown had removed       theft of a bicycle. Dale Seth, 45
Classification Driving on a Suspend       revealed that Hopkins’ privilege           two bicycles, one red Mongoose           year old male of Denton, reported
License                                  to drive in Maryland had been              valued at $85.00, one chrome Low         that person(s) unknown removed
Denton Police Charged Barbra Sue         suspended for failing to appear in         Rider valued at $200.00. Police          a blue in color men’s Gary Fisher
Stanley, 43 years old, of Lincoln, DE,   court or to pay fines. Hopkins was          were able to recover the Mongoose        mountain bike from the bike rack
with driving on a suspended license.     issued citations at the scene and          bike in the near area. Anyone with       at Caroline apartments. The bike
Police observed a 1989 Oldsmobile        released on his signature.                 information regarding this matter is     is valued at $350.00. Anyone with
traveling west on Shore Highway          Date : 07/07/2008                          asked to contact the Denton Police at    information regarding this matter is
in the area of Legion road and the       Classification DWI / DUI                    410-479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@      asked to contact the Denton Police
operator was not wearing a seatbelt.     Location : N THIRD ST                                       Department at 410-479-1414 or via
Police also observed that the tags on    Denton Police charged Walter Damon         Date : 07/14/2008                        e-mail at
the vehicle expired in February 2008.    Hutchins, 49 years old, of Denton,         Classification DWI / DUI                  Date : 07/19/2008
The vehicle was stopped and the          with DUI. Police responded to Third        Location : CAROLINE                      Classification DWI / DUI
operator was identified as Stanley.       and Lincoln Streets in reference to a      APARTMENTS                               Location : 500 block FRANKLIN
Stanley was unable to produce a          single vehicle automobile collision.       Denton Police charged Gregory            ST
driver’s license when asked to so.       Investigation revealed that a 2006         Robert Houston, 51 year old male, of     Denton Police charged Christopher
A check of MVA records on Stanley        Ford Mustang was traveling south on        Denton, with DUI. Police responded       J. Spiering, 49 year old male, of
and the car revealed that Stanley’s      N. Third Street when it lost control       to Caroline Apartments for a report      Denton with DUI and failing to
privilege to drive had been suspended    and collided with a fence and a            of single vehicle motor vehicle          control speed to avoid a collision.
and that the tags were expired as of     tree. The operator was identified          collision with a vehicle into a tree.    Police responded to the 500 block
February 2008. Stanley was issued        as Hutchins. EMS was summoned              Police identified the operator as
citations at the scene and released.     to the scene but Hutchins refused          Houston and noted an odor of                             Continue to page 14
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          PRESS RELEASE from page 13               Police at 410-479-1414 or via e-mail     the theft of a laptop computer.         for suspicion of DUI. Murray was
          of Franklin Street in reference          at                   Mark Bailey reported that person(s)     issued citations for DUI and released
          to a motor vehicle collision. The        Date : 07/21/2008                        unknown, by unknown means,              to a responsible party.
          investigation revealed that a 1997       Classification MDOP Under $500            removed a Dell DA30 laptop              Date : 07/26/2008
          Ford Ranger, operated by Spiering,       Location : 300 block S FIFTH AV          computer from Bailey’s vehicle.         Classification Arson 1st Degree
          was traveling east in the 500 block      Denton Police are investigating          The computer is valued at $1,000.00.    Location : 0 block DENTON PZ
          of Franklin Street when it left the      an MDOP. Joshua Medford, 20,             Anyone with information is asked        Denton Police are investigating
          traveled portion of the roadway and      of Denton, reported that person(s)       to contact the Denton Police at 410-    a suspicious fire. Police were
          collided with a parked motor vehicle     unknown destroyed two (2) windows        479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@         conducting a business check at
          belonging to Roland Timmons, 30,         in the rear of his residence by                          the Colosseum Restaurant when
          of Denton. Further contact with          throwing rocks through the windows.      Date : 07/23/2008                       they observed a pile of boxes that
          Spiering led police to believe that      Damage is estimated at $400.00.          Classification Theft Under $500          has obviously been burnt. Further
          Spiering was under the influence of       Anyone with information regarding        Location : N SIXTH ST                   investigation revealed that on July
          some substance and requested that        this matter is asked to contact the      Synopsis : Denton Police are            25, 2008 between the hours of
          he perform field sobriety tests. At       Denton Police at 410-479-1414 or         investigating the theft of gasoline.    11:30 am and 1:30 pm employees
          the conclusion of those tests Spiering   via e-mail at        Employees of Goose Creek contacted      of Colosseum observed an odor of
          was taken into custody for suspicion     Date : 07/22/2008                        police after a white in color pick-up   smoke and discovered the boxes
          of DUI. Spiering was processed and       Classification Theft less than $100       truck pumped 68.29 gallons of diesel    burning outside the building. The
          released on signature of citations       Location : 700 block CRYSTAL             fuel, valued at $327.67, and drove      employees put the fire out and did not
          and released to a responsible party.     AV                                       away without paying. Anyone with        contact the fire department. It should
          No one was injured as a result of the    Denton Police are investigating a        information regarding this matter is    be noted that boxes were in close
          motor vehicle collision.                 theft from a motor vehicle. Richard      asked to contact the Denton Police      proximity to large propane tanks.
          Date :07/20/2008                         Clark, 45 of Denton, reported that       Department at 410-479-1414 or via       Anyone with information regarding
          Classification Theft less than $100       person(s) unknown entered his 2003       e-mail at           this matter is urged to contact the
          Location : 600 block N SIXTH ST          Chevrolet work van and removed           Date : 07/26/2008                       Denton Police Department at 410-
          Denton Police are investigating the      five (5) packs of cigarettes (Kools).     Classification Indecent Exposure         479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@
          theft of a bicycle. A 13 year old boy    The van was left unlocked at the         Location : 600 block CAROLINE 
          of Denton rode his silver in color       time of the incident. Total loss value   APARTMENTS                              Date : 07/28/2008
          “Tony Hawk” BMX style bike to            is $25.00. Anyone with information       Denton Police charged Richard           Officer
          McDonalds and while he was inside        regarding this matter is asked to        Skinkle, 30, of Denton with indecent    Classification Theft less than $100
          eating someone took the bike. The        contact the Denton Police at 410-        exposure. Police were on foot           Location : 0 block VILLAGE CR
          bike was recovered a short time          479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@          patrol in the Caroline Apartments       Synopsis : Denton Police are
          later approximately ½ mile away The Denton Police         complex when they observed a            investigating the theft of a bicycle.
          on the side of a street. Anyone with     Department would also like to            male, later identified as Skinkle,      Ernest Alton, 38, of Denton, reported
          information regarding this matter is     remind all citizens to secure their      urinating in the parking lot. Skinkle   that person(s) unknown removed
          asked to contact the Denton Police       vehicles and to not leave items of       was taken into custody without          his Roadmaster mountain bike from
          Department at 410-479-1414 or via        value in their vehicles, especially in   incident and transported to Denton      the front of his apartment. The bike
          e-mail at            plain sight.                             P. D. where he was processed.           is valued at $75.00. Anyone with
          Date : 07/21/2008                        Date :07/22/2008                         Skinkle was later released on his       information regarding this matter is
          Classification Burglary 1st Degree        Classification Theft less than $100       own recognizance after an initial       asked to contact the Denton Police at
          Location : 0 block VILLAGE CR            Location : 900 block MARKET ST           appearance hearing before a district    410-479-1414 or via e-mail at tips@
          Denton Police are investigating          Denton Police are investigating the      Court Commissioner.           
          a home invasion burglary. Police         theft of a motor vehicle registration    Date : 07/26/2008
          responded to Village Circle              plate. Employees of Usilton’s Tire       Classification DWI / DUI
          Apartments where it was reported         reported that person(s) unknown          Location : 700 block N SIXTH ST
          that four (4) person(s) unknown          removed the Delaware registration        Denton Police arrested William
          forced entry into an apartment           plate from a 2003 Acura that was         Murray, 61, of Great Falls, Montana,
          rented by Joseph (20) and Shawn          being repaired. The plate number is      for DUI. Police observed a vehicle
          (19) Lituski. Also in the apartment      912854. Anyone with information          leaving the Goose Creek parking
          were Gregory Galasso (18) and            regarding this matter is asked to        lot being operated while having
          Antony Moore (18), both of Denton.       contact the Denton Police Department     the windshield obstructed. Police
          All the victims were assaulted by        at 410-479-1414 or via e-mail at         stopped the vehicle and identified
          the assailants. The victims were                      the operator as Murray. Police noted
          treated at the scene by EMS but          Date : 07/22/2008                        an odor of alcoholic beverage on
          refused transport to a medical           Classification Theft: $500 Plus          Murray’s breath and person and
          facility. Damage to the apartment is     value                                    requested that he submit to a series
          estimated at over $1,000.00. Anyone      Location : 300 block ACADEMY             of field sobriety tests and Murray
          with information regarding this          AV                                       agreed. Based on the results of those
          matter is asked to contact the Denton    Denton Police are investigating          tests Murray was placed under arrest
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                                        Denton Town Meeting Minutes
June 2, 2008                            With no further comments Mayor         separate line item. The motion          property tax rate of $.65 per $100 of
Regular Meeting                         Foster closed this public hearing at   passed unanimously. Mayor Foster        assessment.
Mayor Foster called the regular         7:05 p.m.                              asked for a letter to be sent to Mr.     Councilman Branson made a motion
meeting of the Denton Town Council      Ordinance #559                         Campbell advising of the Council’s      to adopt Ordinance #558 Option 2
to order at 7:00 p.m. on this date      Mayor Foster opened a public           decision.                               a 1 cent tax reduction, seconded by
leading everyone in the Pledge of       hearing at 7:05 p.m. to receive        State of Maryland Critical Area         Councilman Porter. In discussion
Allegiance to the Flag. Mayor Foster    public comments on Ordinance           Commission                              Councilman Moore questioned if
asked that the record reflect that all   #559 – An ordinance authorizing        The Town of Denton has received         the 1 cent is cut what would be
Council members were present with       the Mayor of the Town Council to       correspondence from the State of        affected. Staff advised that the
the exception of Councilman Porter      execute a contract for the sale of     Maryland Critical Area Commission       part-time position requested for the
who would join them shortly.            property described as Lot 10A-2 as     regarding the reassignment of two       finance department and the part-time
Councilman Clendaniel asked that        shown on a plat entitled “Lot 10A      MDP employees and the impending         position requested for a grounds
the minutes of the May 5, 2008          Denton Industrial Park,” which is      closure of the MDP’s Upper Shore        keeper would be deferred.
meeting be amended – Agenda item        recorded among the plat records of     branch office. This issue was           Councilman Porter asked if the
for Caroline Hospice should be          Caroline County, MD.                   presented before the Council for        landfill tipping fee increase has been
Mrs. Evans instead of Mrs. Evan,        Mayor Foster asked for comments        discussion to consider sending a        accounted for, and staff advised
and for the minutes to reflect that      from the State – there were none       letter to the State expressing the      yes.
he actually abstained from voting       Mayor Foster asked for comments        support of keeping the local branch     Scott Getchell, Director of Public
on this item since his wife works for   from the County – there were none      open.                                   Works, advised that he respects the
Hospice. With the above amendments      Mayor Foster asked for comments        Councilman Porter arrived at 7:10       Council’s decision, but asked the
Councilman Clendaniel then made a       from the Council – there were none     p.m.                                    Council to consider placing the
motion to approve the minutes of        Mayor Foster asked for comments        Councilman Moore made a motion          extra 1 cent into the highway fund
the May 5, 2008 meeting, seconded       from the Public – there were none      to send a letter of support, seconded   so that it can be used to help cover
by Councilman Branson, passing          With no further comments Mayor         by Councilman Branson, passing          the cost on some of the upcoming
unanimously.                            Foster closed this public hearing at   unanimously.                            major road projects and repairs
Councilman Clendaniel made a            7:06 p.m.                              Judge Owen Wise, renaming bypass        that are needed. The Highway fund
motion to approve the minutes of        Petitions, Remonstrances, and          bridge                                  has a limited income source which
the May 12, 2008 working session,       Communication                          The Council reviewed a letter from      makes it difficult to keep up with road
seconded by Councilman Branson,         Angels of Mercy Home Health Care       Judge Owen Wise. Judge Wise is          maintenance, expressing this is an
passing unanimously.                    Services                               seeking a letter of support from        opportunity to make a difference.
Councilman Branson made a motion        Mr. Alex Tum, RN had previously        the Denton Town Council to have         The motion passed unanimously for
to approve the minutes of the May       requested the opportunity to discuss   the MD Route 404 bypass bridge          a 1 cent tax reduction.
19, 2008 working session, seconded      Angels of Mercy with the Town          named for former Governor Harry         Ordinance #559 Industrial Park
by Councilman Clendaniel, passing       Council. Mr. Tum was not present.      R. Hughes.                              Contract of Sale Lot # 10A-2
unanimously.                            Caroline County Health                 Councilman Moore made a motion          Top Orchids, Inc. submitted a letter
Mayor Foster asked for the record       Department                             to send a letter of support, seconded   of interest in purchasing Lot 10A-2 of
to reflect that the minutes have been    A letter from Mr. Mike Campbell        by Councilman Clendaniel, passing       the Denton Industrial Park. Brynja
approved.                               was reviewed in which he informed      unanimously.                            Booth prepared an ordinance and an
Public Hearing                          the Denton Town Council that the       Ordinances and Resolutions              option agreement that was presented
Ordinance #558                          funds allocated by the Town to cover   Ordinance #558 – Appropriation          to the Council for consideration of
Mayor Foster opened a public            the Clinic’s deficit for FY 2008 will   Ordinance                               adoption.
hearing at 7:04 p.m. to receive         not be needed. Mr. Campbell asked      The Appropriation Ordinance was         Mrs. Booth, the Town Attorney asked
public comments on Ordinance            the Council to consider the monies     introduced at the May 5th Council       the Council to consider deferring
#558 – An ordinance of the Town         set aside for said deficit be carried   Meeting. The Council introduced the     this adoption until some items have
of Denton to appropriate funds and      over to the Town’s FY 2009 budget      ordinance with the intent to amend      been taken care of on this industrial
estimate income in accordance with      and if possible be added to for        and try to reduce the real property     park land.
the budget adopted for fiscal year       the same purpose, in the event the     tax rate back to the constant yield     Councilman Clendaniel made a
beginning July 1, 2008 and ending       Clinic has a deficit in FY 2009. The    rate of .613. After two working         motion to defer consideration of
June 30, 2009.                          amount appropriated in FY 2008         sessions the ordinance is back before   adoption on this ordinance until the
 Mayor Foster asked for comments        was $2,000.                            the Council for consideration of        July 7, 2008 meeting, seconded by
from the State – there were none        Councilman Clendaniel made a           adoption. The original ordinance        Councilman Moore. In discussion
Mayor Foster asked for comments         motion to roll the $2,000 over to      was presented for consideration         Councilman Branson raised a
from the County – there were none       the 2009 budget, seconded b y          along with two other options. Option    concern about why this item was
Mayor Foster asked for comments         Councilman Moore. In discussion        1 – to leave the tax rate at $.66 and   being deferred. The Town Attorney
from the Council – there were none      Staff advised that the funds in 2008   place $.02 into the Highway fund for    advised the Council to discuss in
Mayor Foster asked for comments         were reflected in the reserve fund      street maintenance. Option 2 – a 1      executive session if they had any
from the Public – there were none       and not listed in the budget as a      cent tax reduction, adopting the real                 continue to next page
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          MINUTES Continued from page 15           Growth Allocation to the Town of        Concepts provided a proposal for         basketball courts. The Mayor and
          further discussion on this item.         Denton as set forth in the Growth       the engineering study with a cost of     the Town Administrator met with
          The council agreed to hold an            Allocation Application signed by        $6,200.                                  the CAA and they have designated
          executive session before the end of      the Town pursuant to its February       Bill Kastning, Director of Planning      a spot, however they are not in the
          the meeting.                             4, 2008 meeting.                        and Codes provided an overview to        position to start the infrastructure
          The motion to defer this item passed     Councilman Porter made a motion         the Council and recommended that         for an entrance yet. Staff is pulling
          4-1 with Councilman Branson voting       for the Mayor to sign a letter to       the Council approve the proposal         together some options to consider
          against.                                 the County confirming the Council        conditioned upon approval from           if the State Highway requires there
          Reports of officers, board and           decision on this item at it’ February   Wal-Mart to cover the cost.              was discussion of the potential to
          committees                               meeting, seconded by Councilman         Councilman Clendaniel asked if           contact the Masonic Lodge to see if
          None                                     Branson. The motion passed 4-1 with     the study should be expanded to          they would be willing to reopen their
          Unfinished Business                       Councilman Clendaniel abstaining.       include the residential development      court in the interim until the new
          Agenda #1 FY 2009 General Fund           New Business                            proposed for the area. Staff advised     court could be finished at the Sharp
          Budget                                   Agenda #1 – ENR Design Proposal         that 2 of the 3 residential/commercial   Road Park.
          This item was on the agenda for          GMB prepared a proposal to design       developments in the area already         Ms. Sue Cruickshank told the Council
          any additional discussion on either      the wastewater treatment plant ENR      have traffic studies done by Traffic       that it was her understanding that the
          the General Fund or Highway              upgrade. The proposal was provided      Concepts. The Town Attorney advised      Town had to have a new court open
          Budget. Staff will amend the General     to the Council as well as a memo        that the motion needs to be clear        before they could remove the old
          Fund and Highway Fund budget to          from GMB explaining the purpose         what is expected.                        one and asked why the Town has
          reflect the real property tax rate that   for the upgrade. The Town Attorney      Councilman Clendaniel made a             been dragging it’ feet and so slow to
          was adopted in the appropriations        and the Denton Utility Commission       motion to authorize the Mayor to         respond to getting a new location.
          ordinance.                               have reviewed the proposal. The cost    sign the traffic study proposal for       Mr. Davison expressed that they have
          Councilman Porter made a motion          of the design work, upon approval       $6,200 with the understanding that       been working on this for months,
          to adopt the FY2009 General Fund         from MDE, is 100% grant eligible.       Wal-Mart will pay for it and with the    the project has 17 different grants
          budget as amended, seconded              The Public Works Department             Planning Commission’s approval,          involved with only a part-time
          by Councilman Moore, passing             requested the Council authorize the     seconded by Councilman Branson,          project manager. A correspondence
          unanimously.                             Mayor to sign the proposal.             the motion passed unanimously.           was send to Ms. Hewlett in Sept.2007
          Agenda #2 - Tennis Court Resurfacing     Councilman Branson asked if interim     Councilman Clendaniel made               and a response was not received
          – 4th Street Park                        financing would be necessary and         a motion to discuss with Traffic         back until May 2008.
          This item was deferred from              staff advised that the MDE usually      Concepts to tie in the developments      The Town Administrator will contact
          May meeting. The Public Works            has a 2-4 week turnaround in            planned in that area, seconded           Ms. Hewlett to gain knowledge about
          Department brought the request back      funding.                                by Councilman Branson. The               Section 4-F of the guidelines. Mayor
          to the Council seeking consideration     Councilman Moore asked why              motion was amended to authorize          Foster will try to make contact with
          of approval of the bid from W.E.         the upgrade was necessary. Staff        Bill Kastning to work with Traffic        Mr. Ed Bell to follow up on the
          Seal, Inc. for the sum of $9,992.61      provided some overview of changes       Concepts to find out the cost of         possibility of re-opening the Masonic
          to resurface the tennis courts at the    in the State regulations. Staff also    a comprehensive study to tie in          Lodge.
          4th Street Park. W.E. Seal holds the     advised that this provides the          the three developments, seconded         The Lane Engineering proposal of
          contract for Anne Arundel County         opportunity for the Town to come        by Councilman Branson, passing           $40,375 will provide a comprehensive
          and is willing to extend a rider         into compliance with the changes at     unanimously.                             site plan for Crouse Park.
          provision for the Town of Denton.        the state level and to have the cost    Agenda #3 - 2009 Legislative Action      Councilman Porter made a motion
          Funds were allocated for this project    covered by grant funds.                 Request Form                             to accept the Lane Engineering
          in the FY08 General Fund. If             Councilman Porter spoke on              MML is soliciting member                 proposal, seconded by Councilman
          approved, the work will take place       behalf of the Utility Commission’s      municipalities for suggested             Moore, passing unanimously.
          before the summer time.                  recommendation, explaining the          legislative priorities for the 2009      Agenda #5 Caroline County Council
          Councilman Branson expressed that        purpose and the need for the            legislative session.                     of the Arts request for small business
          in lieu of the tight economic time he    Council’s support.                      No action was taken on this item.        loan
          can not support spending $9,000 on       Councilman Moore made a motion          Agenda #4 Schedule remaining             A request from the Caroline County
          the tennis courts.                       to authorize the Mayor to sign the      work in Crouse Park and Lane             Council of the Arts for a small
          Councilman Branson made a motion         proposal, seconded by Councilman        Engineering proposal                     business loan was reviewed.
          to deny the request, seconded by         Branson, passing unanimously.           Mr. Ellis Davison came before the        The request is for the purpose
          Councilman Moore, passing 4-1 with       Agenda #2 - Denton Planning             Council regarding scheduling the         of community arts development
          Councilman Porter voting against.        Commission Traffic Study Proposal        remaining work in Crouse Park,           for Caroline County and for the
          Agenda #3- Glenfield Growth              The Planning Commission has             grant expirations, the basketball        renovation of 401 Market Street for
          Allocation                               requested a complete traffic            court relocation, and the Lane           a community arts center, gallery,
          A request from Ms. Cindy McCann          engineering study for Wal-Mart and      Engineering Proposal for site plan       and corporate office space. The loan
          on behalf of Mr. Chris Coile for the     a review of the Wal-Mart’s Traffic       work in Crouse Park.                     request was provided to the Small
          purpose of asking that the Town of       Group engineering study. The cost       Councilman Moore asked how things        Business Loan review committee, of
          Denton submit a letter requesting        of the study will be reimbursed         were coming with the Choptank            which to date responses have been
          the County to award Critical Area        to the Town by Wal-Mart. Traffic         Athletic Association and the                            continue to next page
                                                                                                                                                                           Page 17

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MINUTES Continued from page 16            purchase of Industrial Park lots 10             Officer Thomas Scott was sworn           The Council directed staff to look at
received from two of the members          A, 11, and 12 and to obtain legal              in by Vice-Mayor Clendaniel and          the alley and see if the rear entrance
with a favorable recommendation.          advice on the sale and acquisition             welcomed by the Council. Police          to Bargain Beverage can be more
Councilman Porter made a motion           of lots from KRM Development,                  Officer Recognition Awards Chief          defined to slow down traffic and
to approve the small business             seconded by Councilman Branson,                Cox took the opportunity to recognize    deter use of the alley.
loan request to the Caroline              passing unanimously.                           the outstanding efforts of several of    Dr. Agnes G. Case
County Council of Arts, seconded          All Council members were present               the Police Department’s members.         The Council reviewed a letter
by Councilman Moore, passing              during the executive session along             Officer of the Year award was given       received from Dr. Case in regards
unanimously.                              with the Town Administrator, Clerk-            to PFC Bradley Korisher.                 to her support of commercial growth
Agenda #6 - Water and Sewer               Treasurer, Director of Planning &              Outstanding support of the               and development in Denton. Dr.
Allocation Savannah Overlook              Codes, Chief of Police, and Brynja             Department’s mission and closing         Case was present and reiterated
A request was received for 2 additional   Booth, Town Attorney.                          of criminal cases was awarded to         the need for growth to keep Denton
water and sewer allocations for           No action was taken, the Council               Detective Jamie Secrist.                 attractive. She expressed that
Savannah Overlook. The developer          just received advice from the Town             Corporal Thomas Conneely, PFC            commercial development needs to be
had purchased the Brown Property          Attorney.                                      Dan Franklin, Corporal Cynthia           done in a way that there is economic
adjacent to the existing development.     At 9:04 p.m. Councilman Porter                 Komenda, and PFC Michael Rodano          development as well.
This is proposed to be subdivided into    made a motion to close the executive           received the Chief ’s recognition        The Council thanked Dr. Case for
two additional lots. An allocation of     session, seconded by Councilman                certificates for their outstanding       her comments.
450 GPD is requested. For reference       Branson. The motion passed                     efforts in going above and beyond        Ordinances and Resolutions
a copy of the Sewer Allocation            unanimously.                                   the department’s average.                Resolution #703 – Main Street
ordinance was provided.                   Regular Meeting re-opened                      PFC Dan Franklin, Corporal               Improvement Plan
Bill Kastning provided an overview        John Evans from the Times-Record               Conneely, and PFC Richard Starkey        On behalf of the Denton Main Street
of the project and the Planning           came back in after the executive               received certificates for their           Program a request for grant monies
Commission’s recommendation,              session and inquired about an issue            outstanding traffic enforcement           has been made to the Department
advising that the County has not          occurring on the industrial park               efforts.                                 of Housing and Community
amended their water and sewer plan        land that the Council had previously           Police Seatbelt Award                    Development (Neighborhood
to include.                               deferred until next month wanting to           Chief Cox presented the Seat Belt        Revitalization) to finance the
Councilman Porter made a motion           know if it had anything to do with a           Challenge Award to Scott Getchell,       completion of the Downtown
to grant the allocation subject to        farm lease issue. The Town Attorney            the Director of Public Works, for        Market Analysis and to further
the County amending the water             advised Mr. Evans that she had just            the department 92% seat belt usage       the Main Street District signage
and sewer comp plan. Councilman           provided some legal advice to the              compliance during the Chief’s seat       plan. A resolution approving the
Clendaniel seconded the motion with       Town Council during the executive              belt safety challenge.                   application and receipt of grant
consideration to amend the motion         session and had no comments at the             Councilman Branson took a minute         funds was presented to the Council
to be subject to the conditions set       time.                                          to commend the Denton Police             for consideration and adoption.
by the Planning Commission. With          Wi t h n o f u r t h e r d i s c u s s i o n   Department on the wonderful job          Councilman Branson made a motion
the motion being amended it passed        Councilman Randy Moore made a                  they do, which was reiterated by         to adopt Resolution #703, seconded
unanimously.                              motion to adjourned this meeting at            Councilman Clendaniel.                   by Councilman Moore. The motion
Agenda #7 - Denton Industrial Park        9:07 p.m. The motion was seconded              Petitions, Remonstrances and             passed unanimously.
Interim Financing                         by Councilman Branson, passing                 Communication                            Ordinance #559 Industrial Park
The Denton Town Council previously        unanimously.                                    Ms. Courtney Montgomery                 Contract of Sale Lot # 10A-2
approved to re-acquire lot 10 A, 11,                                                     The Council reviewed a letter received   The adoption of the Industrial Park
and 12 from KRM Development               July 7, 2008                                   from Ms. Courtney Montgomery             Option Agreement was deferred from
Corporation. Lot 10 A has already         Regular Meeting                                regarding the crime occurring            the June 2nd meeting. The Denton
been purchased to meet the                Vice-Mayor Clendaniel called the               in the Mallard Landing housing           Town Attorney recommended that
turnaround time frame for Hershey         regular meeting of the Denton Town             development.                             this item be deferred until August
Creamery. LotS 11 and 12 are              Council to order at 7:00 p.m. on               The Council directed the Town            4th meeting.
presently proposed to be financed          this date leading everyone in the              Administrator to prepare a response      Councilman Branson made a motion
through the State of Maryland             Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.              on behalf of the Council advising        to defer consideration of adoption
One Maryland, however interim             Vice -Mayor Clendaniel asked that              that they are aware of the issues and    on Ordinance #559 until the August
financing may need to be considered        the record reflect that all Council             that hopefully the new substation        4, 2008 meeting, seconded by
or a second contract extension.           members were present with the                  will help.                               Councilman Moore. The motion
Councilman Clendaniel made a              exception of Mayor Foster.                     Mr. and Mrs. R. Blazejak                 passed unanimously.
motion to defer consideration of          Councilman Branson made a                      The Council reviewed a                   Reports of officers, board and
action until the July 7, 2008 meeting,    motion to approve the minutes of               correspondence received from the         committees
seconded by Councilman Porter,            the June 2, 2008 meeting, seconded             Blazejak’ regarding “Alley #5,” the      None
passing unanimously.                      by Councilman Moore, passing                   road behind Bargain Beverage. The        Unfinished Business
Executive Session                         unanimously. Swearing in of New                Blazejaks raised a concern about the     Agenda #1 Denton Industrial Park
Mayor Foster made a motion                Police Officers Officer Eric Hall was            lack of speed control in the area, the   Interim Financing
at 8:37 p.m. to hold an executive         sworn in by Vice-Mayor Clendaniel,             declining condition, and deviation of
                                                                                                                                                 continue to next page
session to discuss the sale and           and welcomed by the Council.                   the alley from its original pattern.
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          MINUTES Continued from page 17           phases and the possibility of working    of an opening on Shore Highway           Administrator and Town Attorney
          This item was deferred from the          around the basketball courts for now.    placed on the agenda.                    to review, seconded by Councilman
          June 2nd meeting. The Denton Town        They are still working on the design     Agenda #3 - Corporation Tax              Porter, passing unanimously.
          Council had previously approved to       to raise the roadway and ensure          Abatements                               Agenda #5 - Eagle Scout Trail
          re-acquire lot 10A, 11, and 12 from      proper drainage.                         Staff has been unsuccessful in           Project
          KRM Development Corporation.             Staff asked the Council to consider      collecting the following corporation     Boy Scouts of America, Choptank
          Lot 10A has already been purchased       authorizing to move forward with the     taxes and asked for consideration        District, Del-Mar-Va Council
          to meet the turnaround time frame        project and to obtain three proposals    from the Town Council to abate the       Eagle Scout requested permission
          for Hershey Creamery. Lots 11            from local contractors.                  corporation taxes that were billed       to construct a nature trail through
          and 12 are proposed to be financed        Councilman Porter made a motion          and any accrued interest.                part of town-owned Towers Park
          through the State of Maryland            to authorize Lane Engineering to get     1) Caroline’s Cards & Gift               (8.28-acres) natural area behind
          One Maryland, however interim            three local bids, local to include the   Staff has advised the previous           The Gables between Fifth Street and
          financing may need to be considered       Delmarva Peninsula, seconded by          owner on several occasions to file        Route 404). The Scout and others
          or a second contract extension.          Councilman Branson. In discussion        an application with the State of         under his supervision propose to
          Staff asked the Council to consider      Councilman Moore asked that the          MD. Dept. of Assessments to seek         create a woodchip nature walk from
          holding an executive session to          record reflect that he is a member        abatement. Instead their Attorney        the scout cabin through the woods,
          discuss this item prior to taking        of the DDC. The motion passed            provided a letter to the Town            across stream (twice), and return.
          action. The Council agreed to defer      unanimously.                             advising that the business was           Two bridges will be constructed
          until the end of the meeting.            Vice-Mayor Clendaniel took a             sold on March 24, 2005. Since the        over the stream (may require state
           Agenda #2 Water/sewer allocation        moment to publicly address why           business was sold in 2005 prior to       stream crossing permits). A hold
          amendment for Savannah Overlook          this item has come to the Council        the 2006-2007 taxable assessment         harmless agreement will be signed
          Phase IV                                 so quickly. He confirmed that Mr.         year, staff supports and is seeking an   by the Boy Scout organization. The
          Mr. Tristan Stewart, on behalf of        Davison had sent an email to the         abatement of 2006-2007 corporation       Scout needs to complete the project
          Savannah Overlook and McCrone,           State in September to discuss the        taxes in the amount of $183.90 plus      by the end of the month.
          Inc., requested the Town’s signature     project, however did not receive a       interest.                                Staff advised that they met on site with
          on an application for an amendment       response back until April.               2) Double Cheese Pizza                   the Scout and Mr. Alan Kampmeyer
          to the Master Water and Sewage Plan      Discussion on the relocation of the      Staff has been unsuccessful in           to discuss the proposed project.
          for Parcel 450, Garland Road.            basketball courts was deferred until     contacting the previous owner and        This is a wetlands area and upon
          Staff advised that the Council had       August.                                  the mail is now being returned as        reviewing the plans Mr. Kampmeyer
          previously approved this subject to                                               undeliverable. The Maryland State        advised that the State would not
                                                   New Business
          the plat being amended. However                                                   Assessment office records reflect        allow the crossing of a stream with-
                                                   Agenda #1 – Board of Supervisors
          the County is requiring a formal                                                  that this business has been forfeited.   out a permit. Due to the timing the
                                                   of Election Appointment
          submission from the Council.                                                      Seeking abatement for 2005-2006          project was then amended to be
                                                   The Town’s Supervisors of Election
          Councilman Branson made a motion                                                  corporation taxes in the amount of       acceptable by the State.
                                                   Board members terms expired on
          to authorize staff to submit the                                                  $79.20 plus interest.                    Councilman Moore made a motion to
                                                   June 30, 2008. The current board
          application, seconded by Councilman      members have all expressed interest      Councilman Branson made a motion         authorize the Scout to proceed with
          Porter, passing unanimously.             in being re-appointed for another        to abate these corporation taxes as      the amended project, seconded by
          Agenda #3-Crouse Park                    2-year term.                             requested, seconded by Councilman        Councilman Branson. The motion
          Improvements                             Staff asked for consideration from the   Moore, passing unanimously.              passed unanimously. Agenda #6
          Tim Glass from Lane Engineering          Town Council to re-appoint Ms. Joan      Agenda #4 - Water/Sewer allocation       - FY-09 Budget Enterprise Fund
          is working on two projects for the       Fountain, Mr. David Hollis, and Ms.      refund request                           Water/Sewer and Highway Fund
          Town/DDC. One project is the             Michele Wasson to serve additional       The Council reviewed a letter from       A copy of the final draft budget for
          construction of the parking area for     2-year terms as the Supervisors of       Mr. Martin Colonna requesting a          Water and Sewer and Highway funds
          the Visitor Center under the Coastal     the Elections and for Mrs. Mary          refund of the $6,000.00 Water/Sewer      was presented to the Council for
          Zone Management Grant (CZM)              Claytor to be re-appointed as an         25% preliminary fee that he paid on      consideration of adoption.
          . This grant expires September           alternate supervisor.                    4/20/07.                                 Staff provided an overview of the
          30, 2008 and is in the amount of                                                  The Council held discussion about        North Denton, Lockerman and
                                                   Councilman Branson made a
          $50,000. The project is estimated                                                 whether to refund and if so what         Caroline St. Project and the
                                                   motion to re-appoint Ms. Joan
          to total about $100,000. The other                                                calculation method to use.               budgets.
                                                   Fountain, Mr. David Hollis, Ms.
          project is the basketball court at                                                Councilman Branson made a motion         Councilman Branson made a motion
                                                   Michele Wasson, and Ms. Mary
          Sharp Road Park.                                                                  to refund $5,100 and retain the          to adopt the highway fund budget,
                                                   Claytor, seconded by Councilman
          Mr. Ellis Davison, Project Manager                                                balance for administration cost,         seconded by Councilman Porter,
                                                   Porter, passing unanimously.
          for the DDC, provided an update                                                   seconded by Councilman Porter.           passing unanimously.
          on the status of the project and         Agenda #2 MDOT SHA Visit                 Further discussion was held after         Councilman Branson made a motion
          proposed to construct the parking        The annual SHA and Eastern Shore         which Councilman Branson withdrew        to adopt the water fund budget,
          lot in two phases to satisfy the grant   Legislation visit is scheduled for       his motion and Councilman Porter         seconded by Councilman Porter,
          requirements.                            Tuesday, September 23rd at 10:30         withdrew his second.                     passing unanimously.
          Mr. Tim Glass provided additional        a.m.                                     Councilman Moore made a motion           Councilman Moore made a motion
          details on the proposed parking lot      The Council expressed interest in        to defer this item for the Town
                                                   having discussion on the possibility                                                             continue to next page
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MINUTES Continued from page 18          this recommendation on to the Main     this session, no action was taken.      that the Town proceed with the
to adopt the sewer fund budget,         St. board to explore.                  At 8:37 p.m. Councilman Moore           purchase of the lots with KRM and
seconded by Councilman Porter,          Executive Session                      made a motion to close the executive    address the situation of the farming,
passing unanimously.                    Councilman Branson made a motion       session and reconvene the regular       seconded by Councilman Porter,
Councilman Porter asked to have         at 8:28 p.m. to hold an executive      meeting, seconded by Councilman         passing unanimously.
the parking on Market Street in the     session to discuss a real estate       Branson, the motion passed              Councilman Branson made a motion
Ninth Street area to be placed on the   transaction, seconded by Councilman    unanimously.                            to close the meeting at 8:39 p.m.
next agenda for discussion.             Moore, passing unanimously.            Unfinished Business #1 – Denton          seconded by Councilman Porter,
Councilman Porter recently saw          Council members Clendaniel,            Industrial Park Interim Financing       passing unanimously.
that the Town of Oakland’s Main St.     Branson, Porter, and Moore were        Vice – Mayor Clendaniel advised the
Program was televised on a local        present during this session along      public that the Council discussed in    Respectfully submitted,
cable channel and suggested that the    with the Town Administrator and        closed session the potential purchase   Karen L. Monteith
Town of Denton look into this.          Clerk-Treasurer.                       of Industrial Park Land from KRM.       Clerk-Treasurer
Staff advised that they would pass      There was discussion only during       Councilman Moore made a motion

                             Bikes Found by the Denton Police Department

    Denton Police Department has seen an increase in bicycle theft. The following pictures are of bikes that have been recovered. We are asking if
anyone can identify these bikes to contact the Denton Police Department at 410-479-1414.

                    Useful Information from the Denton Police Department
     Are pole lights in your neigh-                               crime and calls for service activity.   p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
borhood out? Please feel free to             Have you visited www.Cri-         They include: Assault, Breaking              National Night Out is designed
contact the Denton Police Depart- yet? If not, take        & Entering, homicide, Proactive         to (1) heighten crime and drug pre-
ment at 410-479-1414 with the lo-       a look. has a         Policing, Property Crime, Quality       vention awareness; (2) generate
cation and pole number, if available,   crime reporting map for our area.      of Life, Registered Sex Offenders,      support for, and participation in, lo-
and we will contact the power com-  standard-        Robbery, Sex Offense, Theft, Traf-      cal anticrime efforts; (3) strengthen
pany to have the lights repaired.       izes the way law enforcement agen-     fic, Theft from Vehicles, Vehicle        neighborhood spirit and police-
     A tips line has been created       cies communicate crime data to the     Recovery, Theft of Vehicle, Alarm,      community partnerships; and (4)
through the Drug Free Caroline          public, right down to the neighbor-    Arson, Death, Family Offense, Kid-      send a message to criminals letting
Coalition and the Caroline County       hood or street they live on.           napping, Missing Person, Weapons        them know neighborhoods are or-
Prevention Office that people can             Participating law enforcement     Offenses, and more.                     ganized and fighting back.
call to report underage drinking.       agencies publish local crime in-            CrimeReports is free to the pub-        This free event is held yearly as
The tips hotline is 443-786-7489.       cident data to        lic and includes automated email        a time for America to stand togeth-
Calls are handled 24/7 and the tip-     which converts crime data into eas-    crime alerts. For more information      er to promote awareness, safety,
ster will remain anonymous. Calls       ily accessible information for com-    visit             and neighborhood unity. National
to the Tips Line are receved by Pre-    munity members. Most agencies               The Denton Police Department       Night Out showcases the vital im-
vention Officer Staff.                   update the data daily.                 invites the community to attend the     portance of police-community part-
     The Denton Police Department            CrimeReports categorise crime     25th Anniversary of National Night      nerships and citizen involvement in
has a tipline of their own as well.     incidents into 15 general crime type   Out. This year the event will be        our fight to build a safer nation. We
Tips can be reported to tips@todpo-     categories and 21 subcategories of     held on October 4, 2008 from 4:00                       c ontinue to page 21
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                                                                                                        Broadcast Digital Television is
                            TOWN OF DENTON                                                              Coming. Are You Ready?
                                                                                                              Over-the-air broadcast television         •Purchase a new digital TV (if
            All citizens of the Town of Denton that have not yet registered to vote must                stations will be converting to all-        you rely on an outside antenna or
            do so in order to be eligible to vote in the Denton November elections.                                         digital television     rabbit ears)
            Under the universal registration law which went into effect January 1,                                          broadcasting by             •Connect your analog TV to the
            1990, any person registered to vote in Caroline County automatically                                            February 17,           service provided by your local cable
            becomes eligible to vote in the Denton Town Elections, if qualified under                                        2009. You’ve           company or another video service
            the regulations set forth in the Town of Denton Charter which are as                                            heard this over        provider.
            follows:                                                                                                        and over if you             How do I obtain a coupon for
                                                                                                                            watch television,      the converter box?
            Every person who is a citizen of the United States, is at least eighteen (18)                                   listen to the radio,        You can obtain a federal
            years of age, has resided within the corporate limits of the Town for thirty
                                                                                                        or surf the internet, but what do          government coupon in the amount
            (30) days preceding any Town election, and is registered with the Board
                                                                                                        you need to do? Well, we’d like            of $40 to help offset the cost of a
            of Elections Supervisors for Caroline County, and registered in accordance
                                                                                                        to make navigating the transition a        converter box. The boxes generally
            with the provisions of this charter and town ordinances shall be a qualified
                                                                                                        little easier.                             run between $40-$70 at most popular
            voter of the Town. Transfers may be granted by the registration officials
            from one ward to another in said Town. No person shall be entitled to                             What do I do now?                    consumer electronics retailers. You
            register on Election Day. Every qualified voter of the town shall be entitled                      According to Comcast if you are      can obtain the coupon by:
            to vote at any or all elections.                                                            connected to a local cable system or            •logging on to
                                                                                                        another subscription video provider             •or calling 1-888-DTV-2009
            Voter registration is available Monday through Friday during normal                         you need not do a thing; you’re            (1-888-338-2009)
            working hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Caroline County Board of                      already set! However if you have           Coupons are issued on a first come
            Elections, Caroline Health and Public Services Building, at 403 South                       an “analog” television that is not         first served basis and are mailed out
            Seventh Street, Denton. Forms may be requested by calling the election                      hooked up to cable or some other           after you follow all of the application
            office at (410) 479-8145, completed and mailed to the Board of Elections                     video provider and it functions            procedures. The federal government
            Offices.                                                                                     utilizing “rabbit ears” or an outside      can issue up to 2 coupons per
                                                                                                        “antenna,” it will stop receiving local    household (which have no monetary
            PLEASE NOTE: The last date to register to vote in the Town of Denton                        broadcast TV signals.                      value) as long as supplies last.
            November 4, 2008 election is Friday, October 3, 2008.                                             How do I know if my TV is                 Where do I go if I still have
                                                                                                        “analog or “digital?”                      questions?
            For further information, call 479-8145 (Board of Elections Office) or 479-                         There are things to look for to           Some of the resources you can
            2050 (Denton Town Office) during normal working hours.                                       be able to tell whether you have an        turn to if you still have questions
                                                                                                        “analog” or “digital” TV. You can          about the transition, the converter
                                                           Town of Denton                               look for a label that says Integrated      box, or your television are provided
                                                           Board of Supervisors of Elections            Digital Tuner, Digital Tuner Built-In,     here for your convenience.
                                                                                                        Digital Receiver, or Digital Tuner,             • 1 888
                                        RABIES CLINIC SCHEDULE                                          DTV, ATSC, or HDTV. If your TV             DTV-2009 (1 888 388-2009)
                                   (Sponsored by the Caroline County Health Department)                 has any of these labels you should              • 1 888 CALL-
                                                                                                        be fine and should not have to do           FCC ( 1888 225-5322)
                                                    $5 fee per animal
                                                                                                        anything.                                       • 1 866 296-
                                               Call 410/479-8045 to pre-register
                                                                                                              What are my options?                 1107
            Date & Time                                              Location of clinic                       So here are your options if you           • 1 800
                                                                                                        own an “analog” TV set:                    DTV-2009
            September 9, 2008 5-7 p.m.                     Health & Public Services Building                  •Purchase a “digital to analog            •
                                                           parking lot (403 S. 7th Street, Denton)
                                                                                                        converter box” to use with each            202 222-2300
                                                                                                        of your current TVs (Government                 •           202
                                                                                                        coupon available)                          429-5300
            RESPONSIBLE ADULT MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE                                                                              SCHOOL CROSSING
                             CLINIC.                                                                                              GUARD NEEDED
            Because of the rabies epidemic in Maryland, it is essential that all dogs and cats           The Denton Police Department is seeking the employment of a School
            and ferrets be vaccinated. Dogs should be on a leash. Cats and ferrets should be
                                                                                                         Crossing Guard. Applicants will be trained by the Denton Police. The
            in a box with air holes. No other animals will be vaccinated. For dogs and cats
            initial vaccinations are valid for one year; revaccinations are valid for 3 years. Ferret    pay rate for this posititon is $16.50 per day. Hours are 7 a.m.-7:45 a.m.
            vaccinations are valid for 1 year. Pre-registration is not required,                         and 2:30 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Monday-Friday when schools are open. In-
            but is time-saving; please call the above number if you would like                           terested applicants may contact the Denton Police Department at 410-
            to pre-register.                                                                             479-1414 or may pick up an application at the Denton Police Depart-
                                                                                                         ment 100 N., 3rd Street.
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POLICE Continued from page 19                     will also be given.
invite neighborhoods nationwide to                     The Denton Police Department                                POLICE DEPARTMENT
join us in “Giving Crime & Drugs A                is also sponsoring a Poster Contest
Going Away Party.”                                for National Night Out. Entries are                                  REMINDER...
     Throughout the evening neigh-                due to the Denton Police Depart-
bors can enjoy music, entertain-                  ment no later than Wednesday, Oc-
ment, food, hayrides, scarecrow                   tober 1, 2008. This event is open                    Avoid theft, LOCK YOUR CAR AT ALL TIMES.
making, pumpkin painting, a bal-                  to Denton Elementary School stu-
loon bounce and games for the chil-               dents. Detailed information can be
dren. A tour of the Police Facility
                                                                                                                            Take your keys with you.
                                                  found on page 7 of this paper.

                                     REMEMBRANCE RUN/WALK FOR                                                                                      Denton
                                     CAROLINE HOSPICE FOUNDATION
                                          5 K Run/2 Mile Walk                                                                                       Town
                                      Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 9:00 A.M.
                                            FEDERALSBURG, MARYLAND                                                                                Elections
     All Proceeds to benefit Caroline Hospice Foundation and Caroline Home for Hospice
     WHERE:                               Federalsburg Marina Park in Federalsburg, Maryland….Race registration, start and finish                        to be held:
                                          at Park located on Md. 313 & 308 on the beautiful Marshyhope River.
     COURSE:                              5K (3.125 miles) course through downtown and rural areas of Federalsburg.                              Nov. 4, 2008
     COST & PREMIUMS:                     5 K Run - $15 pre-registration fee through 9/13/08 and $20 after 9/13/08. Race Day
                                          registration from 7:30 to 8:50 a.m. only…arrive early.
                                          2 Mile Walk- $15 pre-registration fee through 9/13/08 and $20 after 9/13/08.
                                                                                                                                                 7:00 a.m. -
                                          Run or Walk- 18 and under- $10 fee ($5 extra for t-shirt)
                                                           5 and under- free                                                                      8:00 p.m.
                                                   T-shirt premiums guaranteed to Pre-registered entries only.
     STARTING TIME:                       9:00 a.m. Run; 9:15 a.m. Walk
     AWARDS:                              Presented to Top Overall male and female finishers, top 3 finishers in the following age
                                          groups: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over.
                                                                                                                                               13 N Third St.
     INFORMATION:                         Contact Race Director Tim Bamforth at 302-644-8952 (ext.1) or e-mail
                                                                                                                                                Denton, MD
     REGISTER TODAY!                      Complete form below and send with payment to: Remembrance Run / Walk,
                                          Caroline Hospice Foundation, Inc., 613 South 5th Ave., Denton, MD 21629
                                                             ENTRY FORM
               To register, complete and return this form with payment. Checks should be made payable to:                                          Deadlines:
                                      Caroline Hospice Foundation (Do not send cash).
        Mail to: Remembrance Run/Walk, Caroline Hospice Foundation, Inc., 613 South 5th Ave., Denton, MD 21629                                  Candidate Petition
     SIGN ME UP FOR THE:                      5   K Run - $15.00 by September 13, 2008; $20.00 after 9/13.                                       due by 10/3/08
                                              2   Mile Walk - $15.00 by September 13, 2008; $20.00 after 9/13.                                   (Candidate Packets will be
                                              5   K Run 18 and under - $10.00 fee ($5.00 extra for t-shirt)
                                              2   Mile Walk 18 and under - $10.00 fee ($5.00 extra for t-shirt)
                                                                                                                                                 available at Town Office -
                                              5   and under free                                                                                          9/01/08)
     NAME                                                                               AGE on Sept. 20, 2008
     ADDRESS                                                                                                                                   Last day to register
     CITY                                                              STATE                               ZIP                                   to vote 10/3/08
                                                                                                                                                  (Registration is done by
     SEX:        M           F      T-shirt size       ____ M      ____ L      ____ XL      ____ 2XL
                                                                                                                                                 Caroline County Board of
       Check or Money Order Payable to: Caroline Hospice Foundation, Inc.                                                                                Elections)

     Waiver and Release: I recognize that participation in this activity may involve certain hazards. I should not enter unless I am
     medically able & properly trained. I assume the risks associated with involvement in this activity, including but not limited to falls,    Last day to request
     contact with participants, and effects of weather, road and traffic conditions, these risks being known and appreciated by me. Having
     read this Waiver Release and considering the acceptance of my application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive
     and release The Town of Federalsburg, The Seashore Striders, Caroline Hospice Foundation, Inc., all sponsors and hosts, and their
     representatives and successors, from any claim of liability arising from my involvement in this activity.                                   Absentee Ballot
     Mandatory: I understand that motor vehicles and other wheeled vehicles may be on portions of the course and I accept this risk.
     SIGNATURE                                                                                               DATE
                                                                                                                                                (Absentee ballot request forms will
     PARENT SIGNATURE IF UNDER 18                                                                            DATE
                                                                                                                                               be available at Town Office - 9/1/08)
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                    Caroline Summerfest is
                    not possible without YOU!
                    Thank you!
                    The 20th Annual Caroline Summerfest was
                    a tremendous success. We would like to
                    thank our volunteers who worked hundreds
                    of hours before, during and after the festival.
                    We can’t say enough about our corporate
                    sponsors who we know dug a little deeper in
                    their budgets this year to make sure that our local
                    families had the best Summerfest ever. We thank you
                    for your commitment. We know we couldn’t do it without you!

                     Allen and Rocks, Inc.                         Preston Automotive Group              Design Atlantic
                                                                   Prettyman Manor LLC                   Dixie Homecrafters
                     Comcast Cable                                 Signs by Ace Design                   George, Miles and Buhr, LLC
                     PNC Bank                                      Shore Health Systems
                                                                                                         Hollingsworth Riddleberger
                                                                                                              Nationwide Insurance
                     Funk and Bolton P.A.                          Willow Construction LLC               Hopkins Sales
                     Lifelong Learning Centers                     Arby’s & Goosecreek Markets           Hot Rod Garage
                                                                   Arrisbrook Builders                   Lane Engineering
                     Boater’s World                                Atlantic Aluminum Products            Lifetime Well Drilling
                     Pierson Comfort Group LLC                     Atlantic Tractor                      Maryland Plastics Inc.
                     Provident State Bank                          Bay River Homes                       Moore Funeral Home
                                                                   Batter Blaster                        Ottey Automotive & Performance
                     Smiles by Holsinger and                       Cabell Corporation                    Primetime Tents & Events
                        Higgins                                    Carmean Grain, Inc.                   Rick Breeding Excavating, Inc.
                     What’s Up? Publishing Group                   Caroline American Legion              Rick Conner Heating and Cooling
                     Bay Broadband                                     Post 29                           Rob Breeding Roll-Off Containers
                                                                   Centreville National Bank             R.J. Electric
                     Best Bounce & Extreme Events
                                                                   Chesapeake Hydro-Wash LLC             State Farm Insurance
                     Branson & Branson Optometrists                Choptank Electric                     Sunshine Family Services
                     Caroline VFW Post 7937                        Choptank Supply                       Towers Concrete
                     Cowdrey Thompson A Professional               Clay Stevens and Daughters            Tri-Gas & Oil
                         Corporation                                   Trucking                          Tuckahoe Animal Clinic
                     Denton Main Street Marketing                  Conner, Inc.                          Vacation Village
                         Association                               Country Sunrooms of America           Wesleyan Center at Denton
                     Ed’s Roto Rooter                              Delmarva Power                        Winn Transport, Inc.
                                                                   Denton Bank & Trust                   Woodside Gardens
                     Pepsi Cola of Delmarva

               See you next year: Caroline Summerfest August 14-15, 2009!
              Caroline Summerfest is funded in part by a grant from the Caroline County Council of Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council and
              the Maryland Tourism Development Board. The Town of Denton and Caroline County Recreation & Parks produce the event with
              the volunteer support of hundreds of citizens and local non-profit organizations. More than 100 area businesses support the festival
              through donations and in-kind gifts.
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                        Summerfest 20th Anniversary Photo Highlights

                                                  FACE PAINTING                                  CAR SHOW

                         RIVER CRUISIN’

                                                  SAND CASTLE                                    PARADE

COMMUNITY FUN                                     GOOD FOOD                                      FIREWORKS

            Attention Settlement Attorneys                                              Utility Calls for Service Fees
     Reminder to all settlement attorneys and agencies to please              All calls for utility service for properties located in the Town
contact the Denton Town Office for fees due to the Town when              of Denton are assessed the following service fee. This fee applies
handling settlements for properties being sold or transferred within     for all water shut off/turn ons, and other miscellaneous. calls for
the Town limits. There may be water/sewer fees or miscellaneous          service. Paying utility bills on time can help the property owner
charges that need to be collected at the time of settlement. This will   avoid these fees.
keep the Town’s records up to date and better serve the residents             Special Attention: Any water that is turned off will be assessed
of the Town of Denton. This will also eliminate problems after           this fee to have the water turned back on. Tenants will need to
settlement of any outstanding balances for the new property              pay this fee before water service is turned back on. (This may not
owner.                                                                   apply for emergency situations pending the nature of the call.)
     Please note: Any property that transfers ownership and the
utility fees are not collected at settlement and forwarded to the                   $50.00 fee during normal business hours.
town that result in the water being turned off for non-payment,                     $100.00 fee after normal business hours.
the water turn on fee will still be charged. This charged may be
passed on to the settlement attorney. Currently the fee to turn water    IT IS UNLAWFUL TO TAMPER WITH THE TOWN OF
service back on during regular business hours is $50.00 and after        DENTON UTILITIES. DOING SO CARRIES UP TO A $1,000
3:30 p.m., the fee is $100.00. Forms are available to use when           FINE AND POSSIBLE ARREST. PLEASE CONTACT THE
requesting information. Any questions, please call the Town of           DENTON PUBLIC WORKS DEPT. AT 410-479-2050 IF YOU
Denton at (410) 479-2050.                                                NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR SERVICE.
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Updates on Ordinances and Resolutions
     Ordinance #560 – An ordinance       repealing and reenacting sections      9/8/08.                                   all documents in connection with
of the Town of Denton authorizing        38-5 through 38-8.1 of the Denton            Resolution #703 - A resolution      the USDA funding grant/loan
the Mayor of the Town Council to         Town Code. Introduced 8/4/08,          of the Denton Town Council,               application in the amount of $4.5m
execute an option agreement with Top     will be considered for adoption on     approving the application and receipt     for the acquisition of land and
Orchids, Inc. for the sale of property   9/8/08.                                of grant funds from the Main Street       construction of a new municipal
described as Lot 9A as shown on               Ordinance #563 – An ordinance     Improvement Program from the              building. Adopted 8/4/08.
a plat entitled “Lot #9B Denton          adopting the 2006 edition of the       Dept. of Housing and Community                 Complete copies of all
Industrial Park”. Introduced 8/4/08,     International Mechanical Code, as      Development Neighborhood                  Resolutions and Ordinances may
will be considered for adoption on       amended by this ordinance, as the      Revitalization of the State of            be viewed at the office of the Town
9/8/08.                                  Town of Denton Mechanical Code,        Maryland. Adopted 7/7/08.                 of Denton, 13 North Third Street,
     Ordinance #561 – An ordinance       and repealing and reenacting Chapter         Resolution #704 – A resolution of   Denton, Maryland, during normal
authorizing the settlement of the        38, Article III of the Denton Town     the Denton Town Council, adopting         working hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00
purchase and acquisition of properties   Code. Introduced 8/4/08, will be       a citizen participation plan in regards   p.m., Monday through Friday,
known as Lots 11 and 12 in the           considered for adoption on 9/8/08.     to community development block            except holidays. To inquire or obtain
Denton Industrial Park, from KRM              Ordinance #564 - An ordinance     grant programs. Adopted 8/4/08.           additional information regarding
Development Corp. To be considered       adopting the 2006 edition of the             Resolution #705 – A resolution      these amendments please contact the
for introduction on 9/8/08.              International Building Code, as        authorizing the Mayor to execute          Clerk-Treasurer at (410) 479-2050.
     Ordinance #562 – An ordinance       amended by this ordinance, as
adopting the 2006 edition of the         the Building Code of the Town of
International Residential Code, as       Denton, and repealing and reenacting
amended by this ordinance, as the        Chapter 38, Article I of the Denton
Town of Denton residential code for      Town Code. Introduced 8/4/08,
one and two family dwellings, and        will be considered for adoption on

               Special Collection Reminder
  Household Items: All special collection items to be picked up                                 MARK YOUR CALENDAR...
  on Wednesdays must be called in by 12 noon on Tues. Effective                                  The Denton Holiday Parade is
  January 1, 2003, there is a $5.00 collection fee for each item to be
  collected. This fee must be paid prior to pickup date.
                                                                                                   Thursday December 4th
  Yard Waste: All bagged leaf and brush pickup requests must be
  called in by 12 noon on Tuesday for Wednesday pickup.                                         If you would like to participate in the parade
                                                                                                  please contact the Denton Town Office at
                Call all requests in to the Town Office at                                   410-479-2050 or
              Leave a message after normal business hours.

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                                                                                Town of Denton                                               U.S. POSTAGE
                        Denton Town News                                        13 North Third Street                                             PAID
             Volume 16, Number 5 September - October 2008                       Denton, Maryland 21629                                       DENTON, MD
              A community newsletter, published bi-monthly by the                                                                            PERMIT NO. 2
                              Town of Denton

         Mayor:                    John A. Foster

         Council:                  Lester L. Branson
                                   Robert L. Clendaniel
                                   Dennis Porter
                                   Randolph P. Moore

         Production:               Lisa Orendorf, Karen Monteith,
                                   Rodney Cox, Scott Getchell,
                                   Donna Todd, Betty Jean Mumsford,
                                   Patty Wood.

         Proofreader:              Anne Livingstone

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