Manchester * Hampstead * Lineboro

NORTH --

February 04, 1993

Hampstead has priority for bypass road money

County Commissioner Julia Gouge told Hampstead Mayor Clint Becker on Monday that his town has priority over Westminster in the scramble for money to build bypass roads.

"If we get [a bypass] in the county, you're it," she told Mr. Becker at an open meeting she called in Hampstead's town hall for residents who wanted to talk about county issues.

Mr. Becker said Hampstead wants new business development, adding, "I'd also like to see a bypass to get to it."

Ms. Gouge said it may take the united efforts of residents and town, county and state officials to get money from Washington for a Hampstead bypass.

She said state highway money tends to go to reduce bottlenecks in Prince George's and Montgomery counties.

Becker seeks examination of county growth rate

At a town meeting with Commissioner Julia Gouge on Monday, Hampstead Mayor Clint Becker asked how long the county can continue to provide quality schools for a growing population.

"I do think that the growth needs to be examined," he said.

By the time a new school is completed, he said, the old one is operating at double its capacity.

Ms. Gouge said it may be necessary to "stop the building or slow it down" to enable the county and local government to have schools and other services ready when they're needed.

Growth was the theme underlying most of an open meeting Monday night in the Hampstead town hall.

The meeting was the first held around the county this year to allow residents to meet Ms Gouge and express their views on local issues.

FIRE

* Hampstead: Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia from Baltimore County were dispatched for a house fire on Gaming Square at 5:11 p.m. Tuesday. They were out for 22 minutes.

Hampstead fire units extinguished a pole fire on Black Rock Road at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Hampstead, Manchester and Arcadia from Baltimore County were dispatched for a chimney fire on Lower Beckleysville Road at 7:49 p.m. Tuesday.

* Lineboro: Lineboro assisted York County, Pa., for a chimney fire on Ridge Road at 6:02 p.m. Tuesday.

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