Allegany County, MD
 
By using eCode360 you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, please do not use eCode360.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Adopted as Ch. 73, Art. I, of the 1984 Code]
[1965, ch. 171,[1] sec. 13A; 1984, ch. 780, effective 7-1-1984]
A. 
For the purpose of this article, the subdivision of Bel Air, in Allegany County, as hereinafter described, constitutes a special taxing area or district and shall be deemed and taken to comprise those certain parcels of land as follows:
(1) 
All that lot, piece or parcel of ground constituting part of Triple Lakes Town Site, Pinto, Allegany County, Maryland, which is more particularly described as follows, to wit: beginning at a point in the southern boundary of Triple Lakes Town Site and proceeding north 27° 16' 20" east 125.00 feet to a point; thence north 62° 43' 40" west 75.00 feet to a point; thence north 27° 16' 20" east 175.00 feet to a point; thence north 62° 43' 40" west 50.00 feet to a point; thence north 27° 16' 20" east 150.00 feet to a point; thence north 62° 43' 40" west 25.00 feet; thence north 27° 16' 20" east 125.00 feet to a point; thence north 62° 43' 40" west 100.00 feet to a point; thence north 27° 16' 20" east 500.00 feet to a point; thence north 62° 43' 40" west 700.00 feet to a point; thence north 27° 16' 20" east 629.20 feet to a point; thence north 63° 36' 40" west 802.84 feet to a point; thence north 27° 09' 20" east 1,328.66 feet to a point; thence north 63° 23' 40" west 447.29 feet to a point; thence north 27° 58' 40" west 185.90 feet to a point; thence north 49° 23' 40" west 525.92 feet to a point; thence south 33° 58' 20" west 256.20 feet to a point; thence north 64° 51' 40" west 530.96 feet to a point; thence south 62° 38' 20" west 1,315.85 feet; thence south 88° 56' 20" west 300.00 feet to a point; thence south 17° 51' 30" west 1,439.42 feet to a point; thence south 22° 21' 20" west 255.30 feet to a point; thence south 60° 37' 54" east 2,147.76 feet to a point; thence south 62° 43' 40" east 2,049.69 feet to the point of beginning, containing 213.69 acres.
(2) 
All that lot, piece or parcel of ground lying and being on the westerly side of McMullen Highway, U.S. Route No. 220, adjoining Triple Lakes Town Site, Pinto, Allegany County, Maryland, which is more particularly described as follows, to wit: beginning at a point on the westerly side of McMullen Highway at southern boundary of Triple Lakes Town Site and proceeding north 62° 43' 40" west 2,433.44 feet to a point; thence south 27° 28' 43" west 181.10 feet to a point; thence south 78° 25' 07" east 219.02 feet to an iron pin; thence south 50° 55' 52" east 120.78 feet to a pin, south 34° 57' 51" east 218.14 feet to a pin; thence south 65° 07' 18" east 376.50 feet to a pin; thence north 89° 13' 40" east 138.02 feet; thence south 71° 27' 45" east 105.94 feet to a pin; thence south 35° 20' 30" east 166.81 feet to a pin; thence south 25° 34' 40" east 111.95 feet to a pin; thence south 8° 5' east 170.21 feet to a pin; thence south 4° 1' 10" east 359.92 feet to a pin; thence south 33° 27' 40" west 80.00 feet to a point in south margin of Barton Boulevard; thence south 56° 32' 20" east 757.45 feet along south margin Barton Boulevard to west margin of McMullen Highway; thence along west margin McMullen Highway along a curve whose radius is 2,187.09 feet, 293.45 feet to a point; thence north 34° 06' 50" east 248.47 feet to a point which is the beginning of a curve; and thence along curve whose radius is 1,436.94 feet, 364.58 feet to point of beginning, containing 24.84 acres.
(3) 
All those lots, pieces or parcels of ground lying and being in Triple Lakes Addition, Pinto, Allegany County, Maryland, a plat of which said addition is recorded in Plat Case Box No. 107 among the Land Records of Allegany County, Maryland, known and designated as Lots Nos. 43 to 52 inclusive, 58 to 69 inclusive, and 70 to 82 inclusive, which said lots are more particularly described as a whole in 2 parcels, to wit:
(a) 
Lot Nos. 43 to 52 inclusive and 58 to 69 inclusive: beginning for the same on the westerly side of McMullen Highway where the dividing line between Lot Nos. 42 and 43 in said addition intersects the same and running then with said McMullen Highway, south 10° 45' west 250 feet to the northerly side of Irene Drive; then with said Irene Drive, north 79° 15' west 250 feet to the easterly side of First Avenue; then with said First Avenue, north 10° 45' east 300 feet; then with the dividing line between Lot Nos. 57 and 58 in said addition, south 79° 15' east 125 feet; then with the dividing line between Lot Nos. 41, 42, 58 and 59 in said addition, south 10° 45' west 50 feet; and then with the dividing line between Lot Nos. 42 and 43 in said addition, south 79° 15' east 125 feet to the place of beginning.
(b) 
Lot Nos. 70 and 82 inclusive: beginning for the same at the intersection of the westerly side of McMullen Highway and the southerly side of Irene Drive and running then with said McMullen Highway, south 13° 37' west 100.12 feet and south 17° 22' west 97.44 feet; then with the southerly lines of Lot Nos. 76 and 82 in said addition, north 63° 20' west 243.1 feet to the easterly side of First Avenue; then with said First Avenue, north 10° 45' east 130.1 feet to the southerly side of Irene Drive and then with said Irene Drive, south 79° 15' east 250 feet to the place of beginning.
(4) 
All that piece or parcel of ground situated in Election District No. 7, Bel Air, Allegany County, Maryland, consisting of part of Bel Air Subdivision Block D, Section 20, as shown on Plat No. 428 of the subdivision records of Allegany County, Maryland, and being more particularly described as follows: beginning for the same at the northeasterly corner of Lot No. 4-A on the southerly side of Barton Boulevard; thence, running with the southerly side of Barton Boulevard Lots 4-A through 19-A; thence north 56° 32' 20" west, 1,125.00 feet to a point of radius for the southerly side of Barton Boulevard with the easterly side of Lynn Street and also a property corner of Lot 19-A; thence, crossing Lynn Street, thence north 56° 32' 20" west, 90.00 feet to a point of radius for the southerly side of Barton Boulevard with the westerly side of Lynn Street, also a property corner of Lot 22-A; thence, continuing with the southerly side of Barton Boulevard and Lots 22-A through 24-A; thence north 56° 32' 20" west, 291.40 feet to a point; thence leaving Barton Boulevard and with the westerly line of Lot 24-A; thence south 33° 27' 40" west, 125.00 feet to a point; thence, with the rear lot lines of Lot Nos. 24-A and 23-A; thence south 56° 32' 20" east, 158.70 feet to a point; thence, with a part of the westerly line of Lot 21-A; thence south 39° 15' 40" west, 35.18 feet to a point; thence, with the rear line of Lot 21-A; thence south 56° 32' 20" east, 156.25 feet to a point; thence, crossing Lynn Street south 56° 32' 20" east, 50.00 feet to a point; thence, with the rear line of Lot 20-A, thence south 56° 32' 20" east, 127.00 feet to a point; thence, with part of the easterly line of Lot 20-A; thence north 33° 27' 40" east, 35.00 feet to a point; thence, with the rear lines of Lots 18-A through 4-A; thence south 56° 32' 20" east, 1,018.00 feet, to a point; thence, with the easterly line of Lot 4-A north 33° 27' 40" east, 125.00 feet to the place of beginning containing 4,589 acres, all of which is shown on Plat No. 428 one of the subdivision records Allegany County, Maryland.
(5) 
All that piece or parcel of ground situated in Election District No. 7, Bel Air, Allegany County, Maryland, consisting of Bel Air Subdivision, Block V, Section 14, Lots 1–46 as shown on Plat No. 389 of the subdivision records of Allegany County, Maryland, and being more particularly described as follows: Beginning for the same at the northeast corner of Lot No. 1 on the southerly side of Bourbon Street, it also being the northwest corner of Lot No. 13 of Section 13 of said subdivision and running, thence, with the rear lines of Lots 1–7 and Lots 13–8 of said Section 13; thence south 17° 51' 30" west, 602.80 feet to a point; thence, running with the rear lot lines of Lots 7–15 and leaving Section 13, thence north 76° 10' west, 773.00 feet to a point; thence, with the westerly line of Lot No. 15; thence north 12° 13' 30" west, 192.73 feet to a point at the southerly side of Trail Ridge Avenue (50 feet wide); thence, with the southerly side of Trail Ridge Avenue, thence north 57° 21' 28" east, 68.35 feet to a point; thence, crossing Trail Ridge Avenue, north 32° 38' 32" west, 50.00 feet to a point at the southwest property corner of Lot No. 46; thence, with the westerly line of Lot No. 46; thence north 32° 38' 32" west, 150.00 feet to a point; thence, with the rear lines of Lot 46–39 and part of Lot 38; thence north 57° 21' 28" east, 703.00 feet to a point; thence, with the rear lines of Lot 38–35 and part of Lot 34, north 88° 56' 20" east, 561.72 feet to a point at the northeast property corner of Lot No. 34; thence, with the rear lines of Lot 34–32; thence south 17° 51' 30" west, 364.24 feet to a point at the northerly side of Bourbon Street; thence crossing Bourbon Street; thence south 17° 51' 30" west, 50.00 feet to the place of beginning, containing 16.826 acres, more or less, all of which is shown on the aforementioned Plat No. 389, one of the subdivision records of Allegany County, Maryland.
(6) 
All that piece or parcel of ground situated in Election District No. 7 Bel Air, Allegany County, Maryland, consisting of Bel Air Subdivision, Block W, Section 15, Lots 1–7 as shown on Plat No. 649 of the subdivision records of Allegany County, Maryland, and being more particularly described as follows: beginning for the same at the southeasterly corner of Lot No. 1 on the northerly side of Trail Ridge Avenue, it also being the southwesterly corner of Lot No. 46 of Section 14 of Bel Air Subdivision, thence, with the division line between said Lot 1 and Lot 46 north 32° 38' 32" west, 150.00 feet to a point; thence, with the rear lot lines of Lots 1–44 for the next 2 courses and distances south 57° 21' 28" west, 56.14 feet to a point; thence, south 67° 11' 20" west, 292.79 feet to a point; thence, with the westerly lot line of Lot 4 south 32° 38' 32" east, 129.77 feet to a point at the northerly side of Trail Ridge Avenue; thence, crossing same south 39° 52' 16" east, 53.63 feet to a point at the northwesterly corner of Lot 5; thence, with the westerly lot line of Lot 5 south 37° 46' 05" east, 175.96 feet to a point; thence, with the rear lot lines of Lots 5–7 north 78° 33' 34" east, 200.11 feet to a point; thence, with the easterly lot line of Lot 7 north 12° 13' 30" west, 192.73 feet to a point at the southerly side of Trail Ridge Avenue; thence with Trail Ridge Avenue; thence north 57° 21' 28" east, 68.35 feet to a point; thence, crossing Trail Ridge Avenue north 32° 38' 32" west, 50.00 feet to the place of beginning, containing 2.498 acres, all of which is shown on the aforementioned Plat No. 649, one of the subdivision records of Allegany County, Maryland.
B. 
These areas are hereafter in this article referred to as "Bel Air."
[1]
Editor's Note: Chapter 171 of the Acts of 1965 was approved by the voters at a referendum on March 30, 1965.
[1965, ch. 171, sec. 13B; 1971, ch. 98, sec. 13B(c); 1972, ch. 458, sec. 13B(c)]
A. 
The Board of County Commissioners of Allegany County shall levy and cause to be collected from the property owners at the time of the county tax levy for the year 1965 or any succeeding year, within this described area of Bel Air as created in this article, such amounts not exceeding $0.04 on each $100 worth of assessable real property other than operating real property of a public utility and $0.10 on each $100 worth of assessable operating real property of a public utility in Bel Air as may be requested by the Citizens' Committee hereinafter provided for. Such taxes shall be collected as all county taxes are collected and shall be paid over by the Board of County Commissioners to the Treasurer of the Citizens' Committee of Bel Air, to be selected from among their number by a majority of the members of the Citizens' Committee or by their successors to be selected as herein provided. The Treasurer selected by the Committee shall give bond to the Board of County Commissioners, to be approved by a Judge of the Circuit Court of Allegany County, in a penal sum to be fixed by the Judge, conditioned upon the faithful discharge of the duties of the Treasurer.
[2003, ch. 247]
B. 
Disposition of tax moneys. The taxes collected under the provisions of this section shall be used by said Citizens' Committee for electric lights along the streets, alleys and public ways of Bel Air and for other expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of this article.
C. 
Disposition of surplus funds; audit.
(1) 
Any moneys, from whatever source derived, held by the Citizens' Committee after making provisions for lights may be expended for the following:
(a) 
Whatever purposes as are expended by contributions to the voluntary fire departments providing fire protection to the Bel Air Tax Area.
(b) 
The construction and maintenance of community playgrounds and other recreational and play areas.
(c) 
The provision for other community projects and services as needed or desired by the citizens of the Bel Air Tax Area.
(2) 
The expenditure of any surplus funds held by the Citizens' Committee for the special tax area shall be made only after due consideration by the Committee and upon a majority vote of the Committee.
(3) 
The Citizens' Committee may employ an accountant to audit its books and accounts and may also employ whatever legal counsel it deems necessary. The Citizens' Committee shall always keep available and open to public inspection by residents of the Bel Air Taxing Area its books and accounts.
[1965, ch. 171, sec. 13C; 1972, ch. 458, sec. 13C]
A. 
Members; terms. The Citizens' Committee of Bel Air shall consist of seven members, to be selected as follows: On the first Monday in August 1972, an election shall be held at which three Committeemen shall be elected for terms of three years each, two Committeemen shall be elected for terms of two years each, and two Committeemen shall be elected for terms of one year each, and the length of the terms of the original Committeemen so selected shall be determined by the number of votes each receives, the longer terms going to those candidates receiving the greater number of votes. From July 1, 1972, until the first Monday in August 1972, the existing three-member Committee shall continue to serve.
B. 
Subsequent elections. On the first Monday in August 1973 and on the first Monday in August in each succeeding year, an election shall be held at which Committeemen shall be elected to succeed those whose terms are expiring. Beginning with the first Monday in August 1973, Committeemen shall be elected for terms of three years each.
C. 
Qualifications; officers. The election shall be by ballot in a manner to be prescribed by the Committee. Only residents or owners of real property in Bel Air of legal age are entitled to vote for the office of Committeeman in Bel Air. Only residents of Bel Air of legal age are eligible to hold the office of Committeeman in Bel Air. Following each election, each newly elected member of the Committee shall qualify by taking the oath prescribed herein. The Committee shall forthwith organize and select from its members a Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
D. 
Oath of office; vacancy. Each member shall qualify as such Committeeman by taking an oath before any officer in Allegany County authorized by law to administer oaths diligently and faithfully to discharge all duties of the office. In case any such person shall fail to qualify within 30 days after his election or if any of their successors shall fail to qualify within 30 days after his election or appointment as Committeeman as hereinafter provided or in case of any vacancy through death, resignation or otherwise, the remaining Committeemen shall fill the vacancy by the appointment of a resident of Bel Air of legal age, who shall hold office for the term or unexpired term.
[1965, ch. 171, sec. 13D; 1971, ch. 98, sec. 13D(c)]
A. 
Authority of Committee. The Citizens' Committee provided for in § 166-3 has the power and authority to provide, by contract or otherwise, for electric lights in Bel Air and to pay for the same out of the taxes levied by the County Commissioners of Allegany County and paid over to the Treasurer of the Citizens' Committee. The Treasurer shall pay out of the funds in his possession only upon the order of the Citizens' Committee and for the purposes authorized by this article.
B. 
Deposit of funds; authorized signatures. The Treasurer of the Citizens' Committee shall deposit all funds coming into his possession as Treasurer in such bank as may be approved by the Committee, and they shall not be paid out except by check duly signed by him as Treasurer and countersigned by the Chairman or by some member of the Committee acting as Chairman and so authorized to act by resolution of the Committee, which must first be spread upon the minutes of said Committee.
C. 
Employment of accountant or legal counsel. The Citizens' Committee may employ an accountant to audit its books and accounts and may also employ whatever legal counsel it deems necessary. The Citizens' Committee shall always keep available and open to public inspection by residents of the Bel Air Taxing Area its books and accounts.