Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Expunging That Nasty Maryland Conviction


The Annapolis Patch has a blog connected with it called http://annapolis.patch.com/blogs/the-annapolis-dui-and-criminal-defense-blog The Annapolis DUI and Criminal Defense Blog. A recent article talked about getting your conviction expunged from court and police records in Maryland. In general any court record or police record currently maintained which was in existence before July 1 1975 may be expunged.

See the article here; http://annapolis.patch.com/groups/the-annapolis-dui-and-criminal-defense-blog/p/getting-convictions-expunged-in-maryland-what-you-need-to-know

When I briefly worked at the Wicomico County Detention Center, as an accountant, expunged records were hell on my record keeping, happily it didn't happen that often. Matter of fact I had never heard of the word expunged before going to work there (government job - maybe employed is a better word to use than worked). It means erased, like it was never there. To give you an example each month financial accounts are balanced and totals are produced and reported, say six months pass and a State audit team arrives and they look thru the detail of the totals reported and they don't add up. The reason is the expunged records also remove any financial transactions that person may have had. As an example one month you have ten inmates with a total of a thousand dollars in their accounts. You report the one thousand dollars. The next month an inmate records are expunged so the audit team looks at the one thousand dollars reported and they only see nine inmates whose accounts total up to nine hundred dollars so where did the extra one hundred dollars reported come from and more important where did it go? Since no one in government communicates with one another the accountant has to bust ass to find out what happens. Happily for the accountant even tho the records are expunged there are enough hard copy printouts archived and available with the expunged inmate name and financial records to explain to the auditors what happened.

 

The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club Open House Schedule

The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club located at 103 State Street (2nd floor of Camelot Hall) Delmar Delaware has posted their open house schedule.
http://www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub.org/

The Schedule is;
Nov 30th 11 AM to 4 PM
Dec 1st    12 PM to 4 PM
Dec7th    11 AM to 4 PM
Dec 8th    12 PM to 4 PM
Jan 4th    11 AM to 4 PM
Jan 5th    12 PM to 4 PM
Jan 11th  11 AM to 4 PM
Jan 12th  12 PM to 4 PM

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

The New House on North Second Street


These prefab homes are amazing.  One day you ride by and there is a foundation and the next day there is a house sitting there.





The November 2013 Mayor and Council Meeting


The Mayor and Council Meeting November 4th 2013 started  at 7 PM and was over with by 8:05 PM ( see you could have attended the meeting and still made it home for most of the prime time TV shows).  Due to illness in the family Vice-Mayor Pase was unable to make the meeting.  My usual disclaimer is I am not a member of council and what I write is my personal views and opinions.  In no way should this be considered minutes of the meeting.  It is also just the parts of the meeting I want to comment on.  If you want a more accurate accounting then attend the meetings or buy a newspaper, this is a blog.   
The bathrooms at Gordy Park are closed and winterized for the winter.
The Mayor and Council agreed the new traffic pattern at North 8th street is working well.

The major item of the night was a grant received from the state for a policeman at the Delmar High School and Middle School.  Referred to as a School Resource Officer or SRO the person is newspeak for a policeman. I had mentioned this grant last month in my blog http://delmardustpan.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-delmar-delaware-council-meeting-for.html

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was reached with the State, School district and both towns.  It was agreed the state would put up the bulk (75%) of the grant and the remaining three entities would split the cost at one third each.  The amount the state supplies would decrease each year for three years at which time any state support would go away and it would be up to those three entities to decide what they were going to do then.   Sounds innocent enough doesn’t it?   Councilman Littleton, whom I greatly admire because he doesn’t mind speaking his mind and isn’t afraid of being labeled the “bad” guy, again spoke up and asked why was the town of Delmar Delaware involved in this at all?  This is a school issue and the town should not be paying anything for it.  He then explained his position.  Long story short when the motion to accept this grant was made the motion died because no one would second it.  I don’t know how in the technically of government if this means the Town of Delmar Delaware has refused the grant and the state will be so notified or if this is now in limbo.  As Councilman Littleton pointed out it is not like the town does nothing as the daytime policeman is suppose to stop by the school at random times and walk thru the school checking on the place. 
A non-resident operating a business outside the town of Delmar came before the Council to publicize his business and to try and see if the council could encourage the Delmar High School to support his business which they are not doing currently.

 

The War Of 1812


THE WAR OF 1812

The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society is proud to present

JIM MORRIS

Jim will speak on the War of 1812 and how it involved the Delmarva Peninsula.  Jim is President of The Preservation Trust of Wicomico County, Past President and Curator of the Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society, Past Vice-President of the Wicomico County Historical Society and President of The Peninsula-Delaware Conference Historical Society

This event is open to the public and is free.

 

Wednesday night at 7 PM November 20th at the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University - Wayne and Powell Street Unit #190