Counties Band Together In Snow Response

Local emergency managers coordinate mutual aid assistance throughout Maryland by activating a state compact. Talbot County Emergency Services Director Clay Stamp working with other county emergency directors organized a response from Maryland's Eastern Shore counties to assist with snow removal efforts on Maryland's western shore. Several of Maryland's Eastern Shore counties received less snowfall than the western shore in the recent storm, and were able to provide additional resources. Ten trucks from four Eastern Shore counties arrived…

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New Snow Removal Program Employs Youth, Assists Disabled and Elderly

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a new snow removal program this week aimed to keep youth employed during the winter months and assist elderly and disabled residents. As reported by the Baltimore Sun, Young people, ages 14 to 21, can apply for the snow removal program through the city’s Department of Transportation. The job will pay a minimum of $500, but participants could earn more depending on how much snow the city gets over the winter. Youth who…

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Montgomery Council Passes County Sidewalk Snow Removal Legislation

An October 24 Gazette.net article reported that the Montgomery County Council has passed, by an 8-1 vote, a bill requiring the county executive to create and implement a snow and ice removal plan for sidewalks.  The article noted that while county law already requires property owners to clear their sidewalks within 24 hours after precipitation, some sidewalks are not covered.  From the article: The legislation seeks to ensure sidewalks are passable after storms and should improve how the…

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