THANK YOU FOR ARTICLE
From: Russell A. Sellman
Want to compliment and thank you for the very fine job you did in writing the article about me in the (Aug. 12) Carroll County Sun.
Quite a few people spoke with me about it, sent me copies and all were very complimentary about your coverage. My task force completed its work and the report, with recommendations, was presented to the mayor and council.
ARC PICNIC SUCCESSFUL
From: Stephen Shilman
Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens Inc.
Thanks to the efforts of the membership of the United Coon Hunters Association of Carroll County, over 145 individuals with developmental disabilities and their families and friends were entertained at the annual Coon Club Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 16.
This free event has been sponsored for the past 10 years by the local Coon Club as a community service project for the Carroll County Association for Retarded Citizens. A local favorite band, "Son of a Gun," donated its time and talent and provided music for dancing. Plans are under way for next year's 11th annual event.
THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT
From: Jaime Baile
I would like to thank (The Carroll County Sun) for buying my decorated cake at the Carroll County 4-H Fair Cake Auction.
I apologize for the delay of sending you this note, but because of getting ready for state fair and school starting, I'm a little behind.
I hope you enjoyed the cake, it was fun to make it.
I am 11 years old and have been in 4-H since I started as a Clover at age 6.
Again, thank you for participating in the Cake Auction.
TREE PANEL COMMITTED
From: Joseph Barley
Westminster Tree Commission
Considerable attention has been given to the reconstruction planned for East Main Street and the effect the work will have on existing trees.
Mayor Brown and the Common Council have requested the Westminster Tree Commission review and report on the impacts the project will have on the trees.
The Tree Commission will begin this review when a copy of the preliminary construction plans are provided. The commission would like to share the information it currently has on the project with the hope of removing some of the speculation.
The information we have at hand is:
* This section of Main Street is a state highway. Most of the trees are located within the state right of way and are subject to state regulation and control.
* The state is reconstructing the road prior to transferring ownership to the city.
* Major road and drainage improvements are needed. There is an inadequate storm drain system on East Main Street.
* The construction plans will include a major storm drain system, minor road widening, a new water main, changes in existing grade, relocation of electric utilities, new curbing and sidewalks.
* The East Main Street project is one of three phases of new construction planned by the state before transferring ownership to the city.
The Tree Commission cannot provide a final report of this project until final construction plans are received. Our report will answer the question, "Can the trees be saved?" and provide detailed recommendations concerning a tree replacement program for East Main Street.
The Westminster Tree Commission is committed to the care and protection of the existing trees and reversing the trend of tree removal with no replacements.
Five projects involving new or replacement plantings of street trees are scheduled next month.
If the final decision by the state is to remove most of the trees on East Main Street, then all of us should fight for the very best tree replacement program possible.
ACTION EARNS PRAISE
From: Sylvia Canon
Human Services Programs
To: Sharon L. Baker
County Commissioner candidate
I am writing to say thank you for putting your "quality of life concerns" into action in a meaningful way.
I refer to your campaign fund-raiser when you asked the people who came to bring school supplies for donations to Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. for the children in the county's Homeless Shelter programs.
Thank you for recognizing the need, for knowing there was something you personally could do to make the situation a little bit better, and for then doing it!
New, adequate school supplies are an important part of learning for our kids. We appreciate your sensitivity in knowing that homeless kids need exactly the same things that every other kid -- even yours and mine -- needs.
The kids and their moms loved the new crayons, the paper, notebooks, and all of it! Please pass along their thanks and appreciation, will you, to the generous folks who helped you to make this possible.