BOARD MAKES DECISIONS
WESTMINSTER - The Board of Zoning Appeals of Carroll County has authorized a request by Elouise A. Herget for a conditional use for a professional office in her home at 2707 Hanover Pike, Manchester.
Herget requested the conditional use for a tax preparation and accounting office within her home, and a variance reducing the minimum required lot area from three acres to two acres.
The business was authorized based on the fact that the office will be in her home and the appearance and topography of the property will remain unchanged except for a proposed business identification sign.
Herget will be limited, however, to no more than three employees on the property at one time.
In other action:
* The board also authorized a conditional use for an addition to a dental office by Lawrence R. Whitney at 2113 Hanover Pike, Hampstead.
Whitney requested the addition to allow more space for providing physical therapy to patients. The addition will not involve additional medical practitioners or require enlargement of the parking facilities.
* A variance request by Malcolm Drive Ltd. Partnership at 407 Malcolm Drive, Westminster, was authorized.
The business, a dental office, asked for a reduction in the minimum required front setback of 40 feet to 30 feet for enclosure of an existing front porch to the clinic.
The board found the front porch architecturally compatible with the existing building and will allow relocation and enlargement of ancillary laboratory space of the office.
The board also found that the enclosed porch will not affect the office operation or require enlargement of parking facilities, nor will it unduly affect adjoining properties.
* B.P.R. Enterprises, 359 Manchester Road, Westminster, has requested a conditional use to enlarge acreage for a professional office building in an industrial restricted zoning district that was previously authorized by the board.
Since the proposed use was originally authorized in another case, the board approved the newly planned modifications that will improve development and use of the site.
MUSICIAN PLAYS ART SHOW
WESTMINSTER -- Tony D'Eugenio, owner of LaStrada Groceria here, performed with his band Saturday at the Walters Art Gallery at the opening of an exhibit of the Islamic art of Kuwait.
"I guess they wanted to show the Kuwaitis American music," D'Eugenio said.
Tony D. and the Jazz All Stars were invited to perform for the opening ceremonies, which included many local dignitaries, as well as the Kuwaiti ambassador and officials.
The 12-year-old jazz band has played at the Preakness and for Baltimore Orioles and Colts games.
SPORTS PUB GETS LICENSE
The new Turn Around Sports Pub will be allowed to sell liquor, but county officials say they won't let the establishment become "a barroom."
The pub at 452 E. Main St. is to open tomorrow in the building formerly occupied by Os & Ginny's, also called "The Pit."
Os & Ginny's, a bar and crab carryout restaurant owned by Norman Hoy, had a reputation for attracting a rough crowd. The business closed Nov. 3.
Rheta Cullison and Lynda Abbott, both of Westminster, have renovated the building and plan to be open from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day and will serve three meals a day.
The liquor board said the new owners will not be allowed to have pool tables or game machines for at least the first six months of operation. They also will be required to submit monthly reports of food and alcohol sales.
County law requires food sales be 41 percent of gross sales.