Carroll Jones has been in office for nearly 12 years.
The long time Mayor of Brunswick is seeking another term in office. Carroll Jones has been Mayor for almost 12 years. Prior to that, he spent 10 years on the the City Council.
Jones says one of the issues he wants to tackle, if he’s re-elected, is to resolve the water situation with the Town of Rosemont. "We’ve made great progress in the last few months, working with Rosemont, the Board of County Commissioners, MDE--Maryland Department of the Environemt--toward finding a solution," he says.
Residents in Rosemont are served by the Brunswick Water System. However, the pipes are aging, and there’s a considerable cost in replacing them. In 2011, the Maryland Department of the Environment agreed to fund the pipe-replacement project estimated to cost between $1.6-million to $2-million.
Mayor Jones also says he wants to see work completed on upgrading a water treatment plant to serve current and new customers. "It just started a couple of months ago, and that’s going to take about a year or two to complete that to insure that we have adequate water supply for us and the for the development at Brunswick Crossing," he says. That development is expected to generate 1500 new homes.
In addition, Jones says he wants to work on "branding" for the city. "We’re not trying to re-write history, and we’re certainly going to honor our railroad history," he says. "But we think we need to update how we are approaching things, to make Brunswick more attractive for businesses, which will give our residents a better choice as to shopping options and whatever, and also we’ll provide jobs to local residents."
The election is August 7th. Jones will be facing City Council Member Karin Tome for the job of Mayor.