Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


February 03, 1993

East Main Street bid comes in high

Fallston contractor T.C. Simons Inc. has submitted a $3,150,828 bid for the East Main Street reconstruction project in Westminster. The company was the apparent low bidder among five.

State Highway Administration officials opened bids yesterday on the project to widen and resurface the street from Longwell Avenue to Washington Road and Washington Road to Quintal Drive. They will review the bid to be sure the Simons company meets all qualifications before awarding the contract.

The bid was about $350,000 more than the 1988 budget estimate of $2.8 million.

Preliminary gas main work has already begun. Road construction is to start in April.

Commissioners briefed on road relocation

The Carroll commissioners were briefed yesterday on the county's plans to relocate a portion of Kays Mill Road between Finksburg and Gamber.

The county Planning Department held a public information meeting with Kays Mill Road residents last week to discuss the plan, which county officials said has been on the books since the early 1970s.

Edmund R. Cueman, Planning Department director, said he wanted to update the commissioners on the project in case residents call to complain about relocating some 2,000 feet of the road.

Some residents have said that the relocation -- which will mean eliminating a curve -- will cause cars to travel faster, endangering children.

Mr. Cueman said development in the area is increasing the need for the relocation. Developers will pay for the road, he said.


* Westminster: The rear hatch window of a car parked on Union Street last Saturday was shattered, the owner told police. The damage is about $150. Two other car windows shattered at about that time in the city had been reported earlier.


* Westminster: A trash container fire on East Main Street required the services of firefighters from the city at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday. The call brought the total number of trash fires to seven since Jan. 27. An investigation into the cause of the fires in continuing.

Westminster and Reese fire units responded to a chimney fire in a house on Hook Road at 7:57 p.m. on Monday. They were out for an hour and 45 minutes.

Westminster and Reese were dispatched at 11:05 p.m. Monday to investigate a fire alarm sounding in a building on Locust Street.

* Pleasant Valley: Units from the Pleasant Valley station were dispatched to investigate a fire alarm sounding in a building on Turkey Foot Road at 7:10 p.m. Monday.

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