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September 23, 2012
Mayors, council members and other municipal leaders from across Maryland will gather in Hagerstown Oct. 4 to 6 for the annual fall conference of the Maryland Municipal League, or MML. Highlights of the 2012 MML fall conference will include the presentation of the first Sustainable Maryland Certified luncheon/awards, which will honor the first municipalities to have earned the certification; two days of educational workshops and forums; meetings of...
NEWS
April 12, 2006
Antietam National Battlefield has been named the state's favorite historic site in a Maryland Municipal League magazine survey. Members of MML, a nonprofit government organization, were asked to vote in about a dozen categories, including favorite day trip and romantic weekend. Black Rock Golf Course was named the favorite golf course in the state, and the C&O Canal Towpath was named the state's favorite nature walk and hiking and biking trail. Prime Outlets at Hagerstown made the top three in the state for unique shopping.
NEWS
By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
A work group established by the Maryland Municipal League's legislative committee seeks passage of statewide legislation that could result in future tax savings for Hagerstown residents, according to a city official. Hagerstown City Councilman Martin E. Brubaker, a MML legislative committee member who serves on the double taxation work group, presented the group's final report Tuesday during a meeting at City Hall.  Brubaker said the work group - established this year to research legislation that would prevent double taxation on municipalities by counties - settled on a formula already in state legislative code but only applied in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
NEWS
July 16, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Jeff Cline, councilman for the Town of Williamsport, recently was elected a member of the board of directors and a district vice president of the Maryland Municipal League (MML). The MML is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan association that represents 157 municipal governments and two special taxing districts in Maryland. Headquartered in Annapolis, the MML works to strengthen the role and capacity of municipal government through research, legislation, technical assistance, training and the dissemination of information to its members.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 14, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com The Washington County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League is raising scholarship money on its own for local high school students this year. Williamsport Mayor John Slayman and Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said a scholarship committee, to consist of representatives from all of the county's incorporated municipalities, is being formed to raise money for college scholarships for local students. They said the committee will not be receiving money from the state to award the area scholars for the first time in more than a decade.
NEWS
August 30, 1999
By ANDREA BROWN-HURLEY / Staff Writer photo: YVETTE MAY / staff photographer BOONSBORO - Boonsboro Councilman Richard W. Gross was re-elected in July as the Washington County vice president of the Maryland Municipal League board. "It's a great challenge and a real great experience," said Gross, 65. The MML represents more than 150 municipal governments and two special taxing districts throughout the state. The League is a voluntary, nonprofit organization that works to strengthen the role and capacity of municipal government through research, legislation, technical assistance, training and provision of information to members.
NEWS
October 8, 2000
Legislative conference set By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer About 200 elected and appointed officials from cities and towns across Maryland will be in Hagerstown Thursday for the beginning of a three-day legislative conference of the Maryland Municipal League. The City of Hagerstown is spending about $12,000 on an opening reception, entertainment for Thursday and Friday nights and a city information table at the conference, according to City Public Information Manager Karen Giffin.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 13, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - The cost of a town councilman's trip to a state convention has fueled a feud within Williamsport's government. The main issue is Councilman Jeff Cline's expense records for the Maryland Municipal League (MML) conference in Ocean City, Md., in June. He said he noticed that the town paid four nights for his hotel when he only stayed three nights. Clerk/Treasurer James R. Castle said he wasn't told Cline wasn't staying four nights. When he found out, the town got its money back.
NEWS
February 20, 2002
Policy would not limit officials' spending By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com A new City of Hagerstown policy on Mayor and City Council expense accounts would not limit how much each elected official can spend, but instead would identify the types of events for which the city would reimburse elected officials, the City Council decided Tuesday. The council agreed to have city staff draft such a policy for formal approval by a council vote. Under current city law, the mayor has a $3,000 annual expense account, and each council member has a $1,000 annual expense account.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 13, 2013
A work group established by the Maryland Municipal League's legislative committee seeks passage of statewide legislation that could result in future tax savings for Hagerstown residents, according to a city official. Hagerstown City Councilman Martin E. Brubaker, a MML legislative committee member who serves on the double taxation work group, presented the group's final report Tuesday during a meeting at City Hall.  Brubaker said the work group - established this year to research legislation that would prevent double taxation on municipalities by counties - settled on a formula already in state legislative code but only applied in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
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NEWS
September 23, 2012
Mayors, council members and other municipal leaders from across Maryland will gather in Hagerstown Oct. 4 to 6 for the annual fall conference of the Maryland Municipal League, or MML. Highlights of the 2012 MML fall conference will include the presentation of the first Sustainable Maryland Certified luncheon/awards, which will honor the first municipalities to have earned the certification; two days of educational workshops and forums; meetings of...
NEWS
July 16, 2008
WILLIAMSPORT - Jeff Cline, councilman for the Town of Williamsport, recently was elected a member of the board of directors and a district vice president of the Maryland Municipal League (MML). The MML is a voluntary, nonprofit, nonpartisan association that represents 157 municipal governments and two special taxing districts in Maryland. Headquartered in Annapolis, the MML works to strengthen the role and capacity of municipal government through research, legislation, technical assistance, training and the dissemination of information to its members.
NEWS
By DAN DEARTH | November 18, 2007
The City of Hagerstown spent $8,847.84 to send the mayor, three City Council members and two staff members to the annual Maryland Municipal League conference in June in Ocean City, Md. Some other municipalities, such as Clear Spring and Smithsburg, didn't send anyone. Clear Spring Mayor Paul D. Hose Jr. said he didn't go because he doesn't like to miss work. In addition, "It's a little expensive," he said of lodging costs and the $385 registration fee. Smithsburg Town Clerk Betsy Martin said cost hasn't been an issue.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 13, 2007
WILLIAMSPORT - The cost of a town councilman's trip to a state convention has fueled a feud within Williamsport's government. The main issue is Councilman Jeff Cline's expense records for the Maryland Municipal League (MML) conference in Ocean City, Md., in June. He said he noticed that the town paid four nights for his hotel when he only stayed three nights. Clerk/Treasurer James R. Castle said he wasn't told Cline wasn't staying four nights. When he found out, the town got its money back.
NEWS
April 12, 2006
Antietam National Battlefield has been named the state's favorite historic site in a Maryland Municipal League magazine survey. Members of MML, a nonprofit government organization, were asked to vote in about a dozen categories, including favorite day trip and romantic weekend. Black Rock Golf Course was named the favorite golf course in the state, and the C&O Canal Towpath was named the state's favorite nature walk and hiking and biking trail. Prime Outlets at Hagerstown made the top three in the state for unique shopping.
NEWS
January 11, 2005
Date set for town's tax setoff meeting FUNKSTOWN - The Town of Funkstown will hold its annual tax setoff meeting with the Washington County Commissioners on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, Mayor Robert L. Kline said Monday at the monthly Mayor and Town Council meeting. "If you've got anything you want to talk about, write 'em down and we'll shoot 'em at them," he said. Council will hold off on excise tax talks FUNKSTOWN - The Funkstown Town Council agreed Monday to hold off on discussing how it will approach the possibility of collecting a building excise tax until it meets with the Washington County Commissioners on Jan. 25 for the town's annual tax setoff meeting.
NEWS
by BRIAN SHAPPELL | October 14, 2003
shappell@herald-mail.com The Washington County chapter of the Maryland Municipal League is raising scholarship money on its own for local high school students this year. Williamsport Mayor John Slayman and Boonsboro Mayor Charles F. "Skip" Kauffman said a scholarship committee, to consist of representatives from all of the county's incorporated municipalities, is being formed to raise money for college scholarships for local students. They said the committee will not be receiving money from the state to award the area scholars for the first time in more than a decade.
NEWS
February 20, 2002
Policy would not limit officials' spending By DAN KULIN dank@herald-mail.com A new City of Hagerstown policy on Mayor and City Council expense accounts would not limit how much each elected official can spend, but instead would identify the types of events for which the city would reimburse elected officials, the City Council decided Tuesday. The council agreed to have city staff draft such a policy for formal approval by a council vote. Under current city law, the mayor has a $3,000 annual expense account, and each council member has a $1,000 annual expense account.
NEWS
October 8, 2000
Legislative conference set By DAN KULIN / Staff Writer About 200 elected and appointed officials from cities and towns across Maryland will be in Hagerstown Thursday for the beginning of a three-day legislative conference of the Maryland Municipal League. The City of Hagerstown is spending about $12,000 on an opening reception, entertainment for Thursday and Friday nights and a city information table at the conference, according to City Public Information Manager Karen Giffin.
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