WESTMINSTER — The City Council has a light agenda for its meeting at 7 p.m. Mondayat the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department hall, East Main Street.
Included on the council's calendar is a number of building permits, including one from Ridge Residences Inc. for an 80-unit housing project for the elderly at 102 Timber Ridge Drive; from Di Maio Brothers for six homes at 529 through 539 Congressional Drive; and from Robert Awalt Builders for a home at 867 Elmwood Court.
In addition to monthly reports from the mayor and council committees, the council is expected to consider an application from a new taxicab company and an extension of time for scheduling a public hearing on the historic district zoning.
There were no ordinances or resolutions listed on the agenda, which was released Friday.
DIXON IS ELECTED TRUSTEE
Delegate Richard N. Dixon, D-Carroll, was elected a trustee of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools at its annual business meeting Dec. 13.
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is the parent association of the Commission on Higher Education, the Commission on Secondary Schools and the Commission on Elementary Schools for the Middle States Region.
The association includes schools in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia, as well as a number of institutions in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
For the past seven years, Dixon has served as a trustee on the Commission on Secondary Schools, which accredited secondary schools in the Middle States Region.
He previously served as a member of the Carroll County Boardof Education from 1970 to 1978.
SSTAP MEETING SLATED
WESTMINSTER -- The Department of Citizen Services will have a public meeting to discuss the Statewide Special Transportation Assistance Program and the Rural Public Transportation Program (Section 18) at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 in Room 07 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St.
The meeting room is handicapped-accessible. An interpreter for the hearing impaired can be made available upon request to the department on or before Tuesday.
Carroll County is applying for a minimum of $160,720 in operating funds and $76,000 in capital funds to provide a comprehensive transportation system for the county.
As part of the overall program, special service is planned for the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
Citizens interested in assisting in the planning process for an improved transportation system should contact the county before the meeting.
Any written information can be submitted to the Department of Citizen Services, 7 Schoolhouse Ave., Westminster, 21157.
Information: 876-3363, 848-4049, 875-3342 or TDD 848- 5355.
OFFICERS ARE ELECTED
SYKESVILLE -- Rebecca Herman was re-elected chairman of the Historic Preservation Commission at the monthly meeting Dec. 30.
Other officers are Carole Norbeck, vice chairman;Dorothy Schaefer, secretary; and Thelma Wimmer, treasurer. Town Councilman Wiley Purkey is the liaison to the commission.
Herman said the treasurer's position was newly created to handle the group's fund-raising. Previously, the vice chairman had charge of commission finances, she said.
It was announced that the commission would not be getting the use of the gatehouse across from Millard Cooper Park. Springfield Hospital Center, which owns the building and had offered it to the commission for $1 annual rent, decided to use the house for another purpose, Herman said.
The commission had hoped to use the building as a museum for its artifacts.
The commission's next meeting is at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Town House and is open to the public.
HEARING SET ON STREAMS
ELDERSBURG -- The state Secretary of the Environment has scheduled a public hearing on upgrading the classification of four county streams, which are tributaries to Liberty Reservoir.
The proposal would change the use of Snowdens Run, Stillwater Creek, Carroll Highlands Run and Autumn Run to Use III-P for natural trout waters and public water supplies. At present, they are classified for Use I-P, which includes water contact recreation, protection of aquatic life and public water supplies.
The hearing will be at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Eldersburg Library, 6400 W. Hemlock Drive.
Residents are encouraged to address written comments to Deanna L. Miles-Brown, regulations coordinator, at 2500 BroeningHighway, Baltimore, Md. 21224.
Comments will be accepted until the date of the hearing.
Information: (410) 631-3173.
COUNCIL MEETS TOMORROW
TANEYTOWN -- A discussion of how to repair several manhole covers that have deteriorated over the years will be among the issues before the council at its 7:30 p.m. meeting tomorrow in City Hall.
City Manager Neal Powell said the council will get some engineering advice and discuss what to do about the problem. A repair project could cost about $100,000, Powell said.