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CARROLL COUNTY BRIEFS

March 21, 1993

Commissioners consider more raises

Carroll County Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy said last week that they would consider giving pay raises to employees in agencies that receive some county money and some money from other sources.

Mr. Lippy said it would be the fair thing to do.

When the commissioners gave county employees pay raises two weeks ago, there was a backlash from employees who work for county-related agencies, such as the Sheriff's Department and Humane Society.

Those agencies receive some money for their budgets from the county but also receive money from the state and other sources.

Agency directors argued that their employees also should receive the $500 raise that county employees received.

In addition to the Sheriff's Department and Humane Society, the agencies include the state's attorney's office, the public library and the Board of Elections.

The commissioners agreed to give county employees a raise after saving $80,000 on health insurance claims last year.

School diversitypresentation reset

A presentation on what Carroll County schools are doing to integrate more cultural diversity into the curriculum has been rescheduled and moved.

The talk, part of Community Relations Week, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Media Center at West Middle School, 60 Monroe St., Westminster. It is being sponsored by the Carroll County Community Relations Commission and Carroll County Citizens for Racial Equality.

Supervisors for the Board of Education will give the presentation.

Transportation council to meet tomorrow

Carroll's Transportation Advisory Council will meet at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Comfort Inn in Westminster to discuss transportation problems and solutions.

Commissioner Donald I. Dell will talk about his plan to extend I-795 through Carroll, said Darlene DeMario, the county's commuter transportation coordinator.

Other speakers will talk about traffic congestion in Carroll, commuter programs and expanding public transportation, Ms. DeMario said.

After lunch, participants will talk in small groups about transportation issues, she said.

Residents, businesses and human services programs are represented on the council, she said.

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