WESTMINSTER — Two electric companies in the county have merged but will keep both operations open at their previous locations.
Tilden Electrical Construction Inc. of Westminster and Ward Electric, a New Windsor electrical contractor, will merge as Tilden.
R. A. Arenz II, manager of Tilden, will be in charge of both companies. Linwood Ward, former Ward president, will be a consultant. Arenz said the merger was a good way for the companies to expand in difficult economic times and for Tilden to expand on Ward's established clientele around the county.
MOTOR COACH BID DENIED
WESTMINSTER -- The Board of Zoning Appeals of Carroll County has denied a request by Paul D. Rill and Annrebekah Rill for a conditional use to allow the parking of motor coaches on their property at 218 Dutrow Road.
In turning down the request, the board noted that the case had originally come before it and been denied in February 1990. The Rills asked to be allowed to park up to eight motor coaches on their property as part of a business for bus tours.
Several neighbors testified both on behalf of the Rills and against the request. The board, in its decision, sided with those neighbors who protested against the noise and diesel engine fumes of the buses.
The board found that the activity from the buses would have an adverse effect on adjacent residents.
In another case, the board denied a request from a Millers couple for a conditional use for an antique, arts and craft shop in a barn on their property.
Paul A. Shipley and Linda E. Shipley asked for the shop and for a non-illuminated sign to be attached to their mailbox in the 4300 block of Millers Station Road, Westminster.
In denying the request, the board found that residents of two adjacent lots sharing a common-use driveway with the Shipleys would be adversely affected by the opening of a retail shop.