WESTMINSTER PERMIT FEES GO UP — Allocations released
WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County Commissioners have authorized the Public Works Department to release the remaining capacity of flow allocations at the Freedom Waste Water Treatment Plant.
A total of 156,000 gallons per day is available for use.
Of the remainder, 27,000 gallons have been allocated but not used; 20,000 gallons are reserved for industrial use; and 83,850 gallons are on the waiting list, leaving 24,800 gallons for new allocations.
The allocations are being released in anticipation of the expanded Freedom Waste Water Treatment Plant opening, scheduled for September. The expansion allows for a total of 3.5 million gallons per day flow.
No allocations have been made since the fall of 1990 due to diminishing capacity.
WESTMINSTER -- Effective Aug. 1, a revised fee schedule will be used for Carroll County building permits and inspection services.
Projects for which permits are necessary and the methods for determining fees will remain the same.
However, a filing fee has been added that is non-refundable and payable at the time an application is made for a permit. All filing fees are deducted from the permit fee when the permit is issued.
Copies of the new fee schedule are available in the Permits and Inspections Office, Room 100, County Office Building, 225 N. Center St.
WESTMINSTER -- The Carroll County Department of Citizen Services will offer a three-part training program on Infant and Toddler Curriculum Development for child-care professionals.
All sessions will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Government Employees' Child Care Center, 205 Greenwood Ave. Classes are limited to 15 people are preregistration is required.
Dates and topics are:
* July 20: techniques for gathering information about infants and toddlers using parent interviews, observation techniques and developmental evaluation checklists.
* Aug. 10: planning an individual education/care guide for each infant and toddler, developing a philosophy and curriculum, setting goals and meeting them.
* Aug. 17: implementing the individual education/care plan for each infant and toddler, evaluating the plan.
Certificates will be awarded, and continuing education clock hours will be accepted by the Child Care Administration.
Information: Leslie Hinebaugh, 848-4049.
Police need donations
SYKESVILLE -- The Police Department is seeking donations for its public auction to benefit a youth program Police Chief Wallace Mitchell wants to start.
Abandoned and unclaimed property, including bikes, a tent, watches, a compound bow and assorted articles, will be auctioned at 10 a.m. July 25, at the old maintenance building behind the Town House on Main Street.
Chief Mitchell is working with his staff and auxiliary police volunteers to set up a program to get young people in the town involved in their community.
"We want to do things like bring in a medic unit, maybe the State Police Med-evac, a K-9 unit to show them what they do and give them safety tips," he said. "We also want to do things like have a pizza party and maybe go to the park."
Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction, services or cash, is asked to contact Chief Mitchell at 795-0757.