UNION BRIDGE — The town is accepting applications for the position of water/wastewater operator at its plant until Nov. 15.
The operator will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the treatment systems and must have a Class I water operator's license and a Class III wastewater license.
"We have been working with the state Department of Environment onthe job description and requirements," said Councilman Selby M. Black at Monday's council session. "We also would subcontract our employee to New Windsor for part of the week."
The employee will work 25 hours here and 15 hours, in the same capacity, for New Windsor, whoseoperator would like to retire, said Black.
In other business, thetown scheduled a fall cleanup from 8 a.m. to noon on the town lot. Mayor Perry L. Jones Jr. said he is trying to lease New Windsor's treeshredder for the cleanup.
Councilman Scott W. Davis said he and county planner Steven C. Horn had reviewed the Community Center for its accessibility to the disabled. Work will begin soon on necessary updates.
COUNCIL HEARS SPEAKER
The Carroll County Community Services Council sponsored a luncheon for its members at Friendly Farms Wednesday in lieu of its usual monthly business meeting.
Highlighting the luncheon was guest speaker Gail Griffith, associate director for Carroll Public Library, who presented council members with a discussion on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.
"This is a tool which helps manage conflict in the workplace by identifyingsituations which could be problematic," Griffith said. "The tool is especially helpful when you are trying to manage change in the workplace, which is something we are all going through at this time."
The Myers-Briggs Test Indicator has been beneficial to individuals and organizations alike.
From an organizational standpoint, it identifies strengths and weaknesses. It helps clarify the fit between the person and the job and builds an objective framework for examining conflict.
For the individual, it provides a path to self-understanding, reduces stress and aids in valuing his or her contributions.
"Briggs-Myers is a self-report instrument, where no one is making a judgment about you," explained Griffith. "Since 1975, Briggs-Myers has been the most widely used instrument of non-psychiatric patients.
DELEGATION VISITS TOWN
State Sen. Larry E. Haines,R-Carroll, Baltimore and Delegates Richard N. Dixon, D-Carroll, Richard C. Matthews, R-Carroll, and Lawrence A. LaMotte, D-Carroll, Baltimore will pay a visit tomorrow for the Town Council meeting at 8 p.m.at the Town House.
The state delegation will arrive at 5 p.m. fora tour of the town, discussion of the town's needs, dinner at Baldwin's and the Town Council meeting.
The meeting agenda includes a public hearing on the loan package ordinances for the Raincliffe Business Center and discussion and vote on the Historic District ordinance.
The Harman Annexation Petition will be discussed and a report will be made on the status of the Lexington Run Tot Lot. The town has applied for money from the county for the project.
PLANNERS MEET TOMORROW
The monthly meeting of Hampstead Planning and Zoning will be at 7 tomorrow night in the Town Office.
The following topics are expected to be discussed:
* Plans for North Carroll Farms Section Four will be reviewed for preliminary approval.
*The site plan for St. Mark's Church, which is planning to extend a parking lot.
* Plan review and approval for the Oakmont Green Clubhouse and storage area.
* Rezoning of Wilhelm property from residential to business.
* Final approval for Robert's field Plat I.
BOARD TO DISCUSS CUTS
The Board of Education will discuss cuts to its $107 million budget for the current fiscal year at a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The board, like other county agencies, has been asked to make cuts ranging from 2 percent to 5 percent. That's because the county is wrestling with a $4.3 million reduction in state aid for the current fiscal year.
Superintendent R. Edward Shilling and board members have pledged to work with county commissioners to make reductions. Shilling has said cuts will likely occur in central office and administrative budgets.
He has pledged to honor contracts with the five associations representing school workers, including teachers, administrators and custodians.
The board also is slated to approve design development documents for Mechanicsville Elementary School at the meeting.
The meeting will be held in Room 271 of theBoard of Education office, 55 N. Court St., Westminster.
COUNCIL DISCUSSES WATER
City Council members plan to discuss the volunteer fire company's request that it be exempt from thewater ban at the council meeting, 7 p.m. Monday at the fire hall.
Fire department officials requested the exemption so they could washtheir vehicles and clean out the parking bays.