Ted Hendricks | The Baltimore Sun

From a presentation by Frito-Lay to approving the much-discussed Transit Oriented Development code to giving the OK for the police to sell one of its old cars, there was more than just pay raises and potholes addressed at Monday night’s Aberdeen City Council meeting.

“This has been one of my big goals to this through,” Councilwoman Sandy Landbeck said after the mayor and the four-member city council voted unanimously to approve a revision of the city’s development code to include Transit Oriented Development.

City officials expect the change in the zoning code to helped spur redevelopment of Aberdeen’s downtown basically from Rogers Street east and south to the Amtrak station and continuing into much of east Aberdeen.

In other business at Monday night’s Aberdeen City Council meeting:

The council and mayor unanimously approved changes to the necessary requirements for a person to be a candidate for either position. The biggest change is “The Ethics Commission concurrently shall review the candidate’s financial disclosure form required by Chapter 43 of this code and report its findings to the Board of Elections in that same time period.” Failing to properly complete the financial disclosure form will be grounds for the Election Board to “reject the certificate of candidacy,” according to the approved changes. {….}

Frito-Lay to expand in Aberdeen
Snack food maker Frito-Lay will build a 164,244 warehouse addition to its plant in Aberdeen and hire an additional 100 employees, company representatives said Monday. (TED HENDRICKS | The Aegis)