WESTMINSTER — Thomas K. Ferguson, president and chief executive officer of CarrollCounty Bank and Trust Co. has announced several personnel changes:
Michael Rittase has been promoted to consumer underwriting manager in the Lending Services Division. He joined the bank in 1978 and has had a number of positions, the most recent being branch manager at the Hampstead office.
A number of assistant branch managers also were named to serve within the bank's branch offices. The new appointees and their branchesare: Jennifer Cash, Finksburg; Laura Lane, Community Banking Center;Janet Miller, Manchester; Joan Phillips, Hampstead; Pam Reed, Taneytown; Debbie Strine, Englar Road; Cathy Wiitala, Eldersburg; and Anna Walsh, unassigned.
New assignments also were given to Dorothy Johns, Betty Blauvelt and Kathy Langley. Johns will manage the new Bank Deposit Department, with Blauvelt as assistant manager and Langley as administrative assistant.
The Bank Deposit Department was formed from the consolidation of the Demand Deposit Accounting Department andSavings/Time Department.
Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. is headquartered in Westminster. Assets of the bank totaled $431,875,337 asof Dec. 31, 1990; deposits stood at $351.5 million.
CANCER HELP OFFERED
Throughout April, the Washington HeightsPharmacy, in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, will offer free public service and informative material to the community during National Cancer Awareness Month.
It will distribute free hemocult kits during the week of April 22. The do-it-yourself stool test aids in early colon/rectal cancer detection and can be done in the privacy of your home.
Informative brochures and pamphlets will provide descriptions of various types of cancers, their diagnosis and prevention.
The store also carries a full line of supplies to help the cancer patient.
The pharmacy is at 205 Washington Heights Medical Center.
RAINCLIFFE LOAN PASSED
With no commentsfrom the public and only one question from a councilman, the Town Council passed three ordinances and two resolutions Monday night that provide financing for the Raincliffe Center.
"Are you satisfied with what you see?" Councilman Kenneth W. Clark asked Town Attorney Dennis Hoover.
"Yes," Hoover replied.
The motion to pass the loan package was made by Councilwoman Maxine C. Wooleyhand and seconded by Councilman Charles H. 'Tim' Ferguson. Council President Charles B. Mullins abstained from voting on the motion because of a possible conflict of interest.
Mullins had said last month that he approved of the loan package, but he also may be interested in purchasing some of the property.
The town's resolutions and ordinances set up a special assessment district and two special tax districts for the center.
Partial financing for the industrial/retail complex will come froma $500,000 Maryland Industrial Land Act loan, a $250,000 county loanand a $750,000 Maryland Industrial and Commercial Redevelopment Fundloan.
The developer, Security Enterprises Inc. of Ellicott City, Howard County, must also seek an additional $2 million loan to complete the financing of the 32-acre project.
David W. Moxley, project manager for Raincliffe, said the next step would be to enter into loan agreements with the state, county and town.
"The point to be stressed is that only the owners will be assessed (taxes) for the Raincliffe property, not the town residents," Moxley said.
He said Security would get a construction loan, continue to market the project, and possibly begin building this summer.
NEW SHOWROOM OPEN
Finch Services Inc. will celebrate the grand opening of its second showroom in the county on Saturday.
Finch Services, the county's only authorized dealer for John Deere equipment, is open at 9 Venture Way in the Central Maryland Service and Distribution Centeron Route 26.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 11 a.m. followed by an open house and live entertainment from noon to 4 p.m. Door prizes will be given away and refreshments will be available.
The 15,000-square-foot building, open since last fall, features a 4,500-square-foot showroom.
Finch Services, in business since 1945, also has a sales and service center at 1127 Littlestown Pike in Westminster and a showroom in Hanover, Pa.
TOASTMASTERS TO MEET
Members of theCarroll County Toastmasters Club and the public are invited to attend the Toastmasters International spring conference next month in Columbia, Howard County.
The conference, May 17 and 18, will be at theColumbia Inn and will include educational sessions and social events. The registration fee is $15, excluding meals.
Toastmasters is a non-profit organization focused on improving members' listening, thinking and speaking skills.
For information about the county club, call Richard Keen at 876-7472.
ZONING REQUEST HEARD
The City Council is deciding whether to annex a piece of property off Route 97 into city limits and reclassify it as a planned industrial zone.
The request -- which had no opposition at Monday night's hearing -- would allow National Instrument Co. Inc. to develop the 33-acre site into a 237,000-square-foot industrial park.