YMCA again asks to be hooked into Westminster water service
The Carroll County YMCA, facing problems with impurities in its well water, has returned to the Westminster City Council with a request for public water service.
The Y's well "does not meet certain requirements necessary for safe use," Executive Director David Stevenson wrote Mayor W. Benjamin Brown.
The letter said the impurities can be treated. It added that the Y anticipates future problems with the well, but did not elaborate.
Mr. Stevenson could not be reached for comment Tuesday.
The council turned down the Y's first request for public water and sewer service about five years ago. That request was filed when the Y began planning its current building on Washington Road beside Carroll Community College.
The council rejected the request because the site is outside Westminster's planned water and sewer service area, said Thomas B. Beyard, city director of planning and public works.
Mr. Stevenson's letter said the YMCA would pay the cost of extending a city water main 1,000 feet to reach the building.
Woman is robbed at Westminster ATM
A 27-year-old Snydersburg woman was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money while using an automatic teller machine, of the Union National Bank, in the 100 block of West Main St. about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
Kara Fields told local authorities that she withdrew the money and was sitting in the driveway counting it when a thin man about 6 feet tall and wearing a blue jacket approached and demanded the money. The man reached in the open window to grab the money, striking the victim in the face.
Ms. Fields said she then drove off the lot dragging her assailant a short distance before he was able to withdraw his arm from inside the vehicle.
The victim drove off and located Maryland State Police who were conducting a sobriety checkpoint on Route 140. Westminster police were summoned and are investigating the robbery.
* Westminster: Carroll Street: A battery valued at $50 was removed from the car of Rebecca Petry while it was parked near her house last Monday, she told police.
Cranberry Mall: Dale Yingling, of Water Tank Road, reported that $180 was stolen from the glove compartment of his automobile while it was parked at the mall on Monday.
Pennsylvania Avenue: Sharon Ball found pry marks that indicated someone had attempted to steal her vehicle while it was parked at the rear of her residence on Monday. She estimated the loss to be $300.