Town of Pittsville
Ordinance # 2021-01
“Vehicles and Traffic”
The Commissioners of the Town of Pittsville during their regular monthly meeting held on February 16, 2021 introduced Ordinance # 2021-01 entitled “Vehicles and Traffic” for its first reading. Ordinance # 2021-01 addresses several administrative changes in the original “Vehicles and Traffic” ordinance and also permits the Town to charge administrative fees in the processing of municipal traffic citations.
The ordinance is scheduled for consideration of adoption on March 15, 2021 at the next Town Commissioners public meeting.
Copies of the ordinance are available for public review at the Town Hall during normal business hours.
JOSEPH A MANGINI, Jr.
November 24, 2020
ACTING EXECUTIVE JOHN D. PSOTA ANNOUNCES
WARMING UP WICOMICO
Salisbury, MD …During the winter months, we realize there are so many people outside in the cold weather without ample clothing items to keep warm. Therefore, Acting County Executive John D. Psota is pleased to announce, for the third year running, the program WARMING UP WICOMICO. We will be having a cold weather clothing donation drive November thru December from 9 AM-3 PM.
Donations will be distributed to cold weather shelters and Wicomico County homeless.
Drop off location:
Government Office Building at 125 N. Division Street
TOWN OF PITTSVILLE
P O Drawer A
7505 Gumboro Road
Pittsville, Maryland 21850
Office of the Town Manager
Re: Rental Housing License Renewal/CY2021
Dear Property Owner:
On March 18, 2019, the Town Commissioners of Pittsville adopted Ordinance # 2019-1 which established a Landlord Licensing Program that requires ALL owners of rental properties operating within the incorporated limits of the town to register any and all properties used in whole or in part as a residential rental dwelling unit. The deadline this year for registration is January 31, 2021 and the rental housing license issues will be valid for the 2021 calendar year.
An application is being provided for your convenience. For multiple-family buildings, owners/managers should make copies of the original application form and be sure to include apartment name and unit number, and tenant name on each application (one check in the amount for all units will be accepted). Upon completion of an application and submission of the license fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per unit, each application will be reviewed and upon approval by the enforcement authority, a rental housing license will be issued upon request. Each application must be filled out completely and all applications for residential housing units built in or prior to 1978 must be accompanied by proof of compliance with the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) lead paint registration requirement and test results. Applications for licenses submitted for rental housing units built in or prior to 1978 without the required MDE documentation will be denied.
All rental housing property owners who fail to make application to obtain a rental housing license for each rental unit or who fail to submit ALL necessary documentation as listed above will be subject to a municipal citation and fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each violation. Each day the property is used as a rental will constitute as a separation violation.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Pittsville Town Hall at 410-835-8872 or the Pittsville Police Department at 410-835-3013. The Town of Pittsville is appreciative for your cooperation in this matter.
JOSEPH A MANGINI, Jr.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW TOWN COMMISSIONER
At the regular monthly meeting of the Town Commissioners of Pittsville, Edward John Palmer was nominated and approved to serve the remainder of the term of the late Town Commission President George Whited, Jr. We are excited to have Commissioner Palmer aboard and look forward to his contributions to the Town and our citizens.
CONGRATULATIONS, Commissioner “John” Palmer!
Information on Energy Assistance Programs can be found online at the following sites:
•Office of Home Energy Programs in the Maryland Department of Human Services ( https://dhs.maryland.gov/office-of-home-energy-programs/ )or call 1 (800) 332-6347
•Fuel Fund of Maryland ( https://fuelfundmaryland.org )or call (410) 235-9080
•Maryland 211 ( https://211md.org/211provider-utility-assistance ), call 2-1-1 or text My211MD to 898-211
•Maryland Office of People’s Counsel (http://www.opc.maryland.gov/Consumer-Corner )
TOWN COMMISSIONERS APPROVE EMERGENCY CONTRIBUTION FOR VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY/EMS
IN MEMORY OF TOWN COMMISSION PRESIDENT GEORGE WHITED, JR
At their regular monthly meeting held on 19 Oct 20, the Pittsville Town Commissioners approved an emergency contribution of $5,000 to the Pittsville Volunteer Fire Company and EMS in memory of late Town Commission President George Whited, Jr to assist in the operations of the company due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Town Commissioners would also like to encourage all town residents to support the fire company/EMS in anyway financially possible to help them in the performance of their duties in keeping us safe!
INTERESTED PITTSVILLE RESIDENTS NEEDED!!!
The Town Commissioners of Pittsville are requesting that interested residents of the Town consider applying for the following positions on various town committees:
Board of Zoning Appeals- One (1) members is needed to complete the full membership of the Town’s Board of Zoning Appeals. Term is for five (5) years. The Board meets when necessary to hear appeals involving requests for special exceptions and variances as provided by the Town of Pittsville’s Zoning Ordinance.
Sustainable Communities Action Plan Committee: The Town of Pittsville will be applying to the Maryland Department of Housing/Community Development (DHCD) to be approved as a “Sustainable Community” in order to participate in, and apply for grant funding to assist in town/community capital projects that will benefit the residents of the Town of Pittsville. In order to apply, the Town must develop an “action plan” prepared by a citizen committee with assistance and guidance from the Town Manager.
Sustainable Maryland Green Team- The Town of Pittsville has been approved as a “Sustainable Maryland Green Community” and as such needs to appoint a committee of residents/citizens to monitor and work a continual scope of work to enhance our community/town’s approach to a viable “green” community. Further information can be provided by Town Commissioner Erika Lecates, the Town’s liaison for this committee.
Anyone interested in applying for any of the above, should contact the Town Hall for further information or to speak with the Town Manager about the positions.
The Town Commissioners appreciate all interested parties considering performing this civic duty!