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Cecil County Asks ‘Sanctions,’ $40K from Del. Smigiel for Costs of his Losing Lawsuit Against County Exec Over Political Party Shift

November 10, 2013

The Cecil County government is seeking court “sanctions” against Del. Michael Smigiel and repayment of nearly $40,000 the county spent to defend itself against a losing lawsuit by Smigiel challenging County Executive Tari Moore’s post-election shift from Republican to “unaffiliated.” A judge ruled several weeks ago that Smigiel’s case had “no support whatsoever” in...
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Posted in campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

‘Buddy” Group, with $2.2 Million Cecil County Animal Control Deal, and Allies Push Legal Steps Against Critics, Oversight Panel

October 16, 2013

A CECIL TIMES Special Report—First in a Series A Buddy for Life, a Delaware animal rescue group with a more than $2.2 million Cecil County government contract for animal control, has hired a lawyer to threaten an unpaid volunteer who complained to county officials about conditions for animals housed at the group’s rented shelter....
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Posted in cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Elections, Elkton, politics, real estate, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 15 Comments »

SPCA Dumps Contract after Cecil County Commish Pass Costly Animal Law Overhaul, on 3-2 Vote

July 18, 2012

The Cecil County Commissioners, by the usual 3-2 vote, Tuesday adopted an overhaul of the county’s animal ordinance that was three years in the making. And within hours, the Cecil County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc., which has handled animal control for the county for decades, notified the county it...
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Posted in cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Times, chesapeake city, county commissioner, Elections, Michael Halter, Michael Smigiel, politics, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

BULLETIN: PSC Approves Artesian Takeover of Cecil County Water, Sewer Plants; Rejects ARCA Claims

September 2, 2011

The Maryland Public Service Commission has issued an order approving the sale of most Cecil County water and sewage treatment plants to the private Artesian firm, rejecting arguments by the Appleton Regional Community Alliance (ARCA). In an order dated 8/31/11, the PSC ruled that Artesian had “the financial, technical, and managerial resources and qualifications...
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Cecil County Commissioners Hire Smigiel Legal Ally to Review Artesian Contract; No Cap on Fees

August 30, 2011

The Cecil County Commissioners voted, 3-2, Tuesday to hire a new lawyer, with close ties to Del. Michael Smigiel (R-36), to review the 2008 contract to sell county water and sewer plants to the private Artesian firm. The commissioners set no dollar limit on the fees the new lawyer can receive. The move was...
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Posted in Business, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Elections, Michael Smigiel, Peter Franchot, politics, real estate, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

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