Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

SOUTHEAST --

January 27, 1993

Hearing on bill to bar transfers from Perkins set

A hearing on HB 189 is scheduled for 1 p.m. today in Room 160, Lowell Office Building in Annapolis.

Del. Lawrence A. LaMotte, D-Carroll/Baltimore County, filed the bill Jan. 15.

It would prohibit the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from transferring patients from Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital, a facility for the criminally insane, to any other state hospitals. The Springfield Hospital Center in Sykesville is one of those state facilities.

The bill would allow exceptions if the individual could receive better care or if the transfer would enhance the safety of other patients.

Information: (410) 841-3109.

Town council passes amended 1993 budget

The Sykesville Town Council adopted its amended 1993 budget Monday.

"We just had to redo some figures to stay within a balanced budget, as our charter mandates," said James L. Schumacher, town manager.

"We will have no deficit at the end of the year, but we may use up our contingency fund."

The $250 increase in the town's impact fee, enacted Jan. 11, will augment revenues. Builders will now pay $475 for each new home constructed in the town. Planned developments will add about 370 new homes in the next three years.

The budget had to be amended to deal with an $11,000 reduction in the police grant from the state and a $4,000 increase in legal fees.

FIRE

* Gamber: A chimney fire in a house on Gamber Road required fire units from Gamber, Reese, Sykesville and Glyndon after the blaze was discovered at 9:11 p.m. Monday.

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