NEW WINDSOR — The town grew by nearly 28 acres with the annexation of the Jack Gullo property.
The Town Council took final action on the proposal atits meeting Wednesday. No objections were raised during a recent public hearing on the annexation of the land on Route 31, south of here.
"I hope to increase the tax base for the community," said Gullo. "We all stand to gain and harvest from this down the road."
Gullo had said in previous meetings that several businesses would be interested in developing the industrially zoned land, once the town annexedit and provided water.
He said he would like to put in a driving range at one end of it.
"Route 31 is the area where expansion willbe coming," he said.
In other business, Mayor James C. Carlisle thanked Councilwoman Rebecca H. Harman for organizing Wednesday's community tree lighting service.
Gary Miller had donated lights and the use of his tree to the town. Church choirs and the Boy Scouts participated in the service.
The mayor asked the Heritage Committee to judge and provide prizes for the Christmas decorations contest. MickiSmith, president of the committee, said she had volunteers and wouldannounce the winners Dec. 21.
The council also voted to post "No Dogs" signs in the town park and ask the town police officer to enforce the ruling.
Due to the New Year's holiday, the next meeting will be Jan. 2.
CHILDREN'S COUNCIL MEETS
The Carroll County Children's Council met Wednesday and expressed concern regarding the effects of recent state budget cuts.
Linda Ebersole, president of the council, said she was concerned about the future of parenting education inthe county.
Sharon Grobaker, extension home economist with the University of Maryland Cooperative Extension Service, will be leaving her position in the county effective July 1.
"I think it is important that we write our legislators and let them know how the loss of this person in this position will impact our county," Ebersole said. "We need the parent education to continue, since it directly affects the welfare of our children in Carroll county."
Leslie Hinebaugh, child-care coordinator for the county, agreed with Ebersole and the need for parent education in Carroll.
"I am tired of being compared to Baltimore city and Montgomery County," she said. "We have problems that are unique to our population here in Carroll. We need the parenteducation."
In other business, the council discussed the need to update the member roster and add representatives from other agencies who could make significant contributions to the Carroll County Children's Council.
PUBLIC HEARINGS SET
SYKESVILLE -- Two public hearings are scheduled for tomorrow's Town Council meeting at 7 p.m. at the Town House.
Public comments will be heard on the annexation of the Harman property on Oklahoma Road and on amendments to the Floodplain Ordinance.
Also on the agenda is a discussion of action by the Planning and Zoning Commission, which is requesting a 30-day freeze on development reviews until small-town guidelines can be established, possibly by Jan. 6.
Public works will give itsannual accident report, and the Town Manager will present a road mileage report from the State Highway Administration.
YOUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Carroll is run by three County Commissioners, acting as legislative and executive bodies.
Elected at-large every four (non-presidential election) years (the current boardwas new in 1990), the Board of County Commissioners' salaries, $30,000 each, and powers, is set by the General Assembly.
The current County Commissioners are:
* President Donald L. Dell: R; Westminster, term ends 1994, home telephone 848-5486.
* Vice President ElmerC. Lippy Jr.; Manchester, term ends 1994, home telephone 239-8358.
Secretary Julia W. Gouge: R; Hampstead, term ends 1994, home telephone 239-3119.
The commissioners meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the County Office Buildilng, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
Information: 857-2044, 857-2043 or 857-2085.
HEARING ON ANNEXATION
TANEYTOWN -- The City Council will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. tomorrow on the city's proposed annexation of the Taneytown Rod and Gun Club.
The club, located on Roberts Mill Road, is attempting to relocate outside the city away from recent housing development and wants to sell the propertyto Taneytown.
The council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.
BOARD AGENDA SET
WESTMINSTER -- Among the items up for consideration by the Board of Education Wednesday is a proposed truancy citation program.
The Carroll and Frederick school systems are being asked to participate in a pilot program that would allow policeofficers to issue citations to students suspected of truancy.
Theschool system would then determine whether an unlawful absence occurred, school officials say.