Byron To Visit Carroll

Carroll capsule

August 14, 1991

Representative Beverly B. Byron, D-6, will bring her annual districttour to Carroll County on Friday and Monday.

The visits are part of a tour of her district.

Byron will be at the Mount Airy post office at 10 a.m. and the Woodbine post office at 11 a.m. Friday.

Monday's stops include:

*Keymar post office at 9:30 a.m.

* Taneytown post office at 10:15 a.m.

* Uniontown post office at 11 a.m.

* The Union Mills Homestead at 11:45 a.m.

* Manchester post office at 12:45 p.m.

* Hampstead Town Hall at 1:30 p.m.

* Westminster district office, 6 N. Court St., at 2:30 p.m.

* Gamber Fire Company at 4:30 p.m.

* Eldersburg Library at 5 p.m.

Information: (202) 225-2721 or 848-5366.

POLLING PLACE CHANGED

WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County Supervisors of Elections have announced a change of polling place for election district 6, Manchester, precincts 1 and 2, from Grace Bible Church to the Manchester Elementary School at 3224 York St.

The change will be effective for the presidential primary and general elections of1992.

Due to renovations at Sandymount Elementary School, all registered voters in the third precinct of election district 4, Woolerysdistrict, will vote at the Sandy Mount United Methodist Church, 2101Old Westminster Pike, for the presidential primary and general elections only.

Registered voters affected by these changes will be mailed notification cards.

The election board reminds all registered voters that names and/or addresses must be kept current with their office. Failure to provide this information could result in the removalof their names from the list of eligible voters.

With the approach of the 1992 elections, it is doubly important for voters to make sure that the information on the election board's records is up to date.

Information: 857-2080 or 857-2081.

TEENS ATTEND WORKSHOP

ACCIDENT -- Students from Maryland recently traveled to Garrett County toattend the Forestry, Conservation and Natural Resources Week's 20th annual workshop.

Sponsored by the Maryland Association of ForestryConservancy District boards and run cooperatively with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the week-long workshop is designed for high school and college-bound students interested in pursuing forestry and conservation careers.

Following their arrival July 28, the 46 students studied the basics of soils, wildlife, water, geology, plant identification, and natural resource management.

They studied the factors that influence and limit the use of resources and the need for planning and management of forests. By the end of the week, students were able to evaluate a parcel of forested land and prepare amanagement strategy for the area.

Throughout the week, students worked with natural resource professionals from a variety of disciplines. They gained a first-hand knowledge of natural resource careers.

AGING PROGRAMS FACE CUTS

State officials informed the county Department of Citizen Services Monday that state programs for senior citizens in Carroll would be cut by $17,700 in fiscal 1992.

The Bureau of Aging will decide which programs will be reduced in the coming weeks, said Jolene G. Sullivan, director of Citizen Services.

Some of the state programs administered by the county concern nutrition, guardianship and life enrichment.

Federal and state money for programsfor the elderly has been declining for several years.

FINKSBURG SENIORS MOVED

Senior citizens in the Finksburg area who were participating in activities at the Deer Park Methodist Church will be moved toTrinity Lutheran Church, at 833 Deer Park Road in Westminster. Deer Park Methodist Church is undergoing well and septic problems, said Jolene G. Sullivan, director of the Department of Citizen Services.

CITY RECEIVES GRANT

WESTMINSTER -- The city received a $52,785 Community Block Grant Friday.

The money will be used to construct duplexhousing on Union Street.

"We were most fortunate," said Thomas B.Beyard, director of planning, at Monday's council meeting. "The state awarded 28 communities with grants after receiving four to five times that number of applications."

In other news, the council voted to split the cost of repairs to the roof of the fire hall. The city'sshare will be $625.

Council also accepted a $6,100 bid from a Baltimore firm to design its water treatment plant's sludge disposal.

The ban on water use remains in effect indefinitely.

"We are satisfied to date with everyone's efforts to conserve water," said Councilman Edward S. Calwell. "Until the water supply reaches 75 percent, we will extend the ban."

GREENWAY ON AGENDA

Greenway Gardens and Arboretum, the 27-acre tract that would become part of the 1,300-acre Morgan Run Natural Environmental Center, could end up being purchased by the state after all.

In the nearly two-year odyssey of off-again, on-again interest from the state's Program Open Space, Greenway ison the agenda for today's meeting of the state Board of Public Works.

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