Commissioners delay vote on road closingCarroll...


June 02, 1993

Commissioners delay vote on road closing

Carroll commissioners yesterday delayed a vote on the closing of 1,300 feet of Kays Mill Road until Commissioner Julia W. Gouge could be present.

Mrs. Gouge was at a meeting in Annapolis yesterday.

The county plans to close part of Kays Mill Road, which is off Route 140 near Finksburg, to realign the roadway near the 2300 to 2400 blocks. The realignment will eliminate sharp bends.

Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy discussed the plans yesterday with public works and planning staffers.

Mr. Lippy had promised residents Ray and Rae Donadio of the 2300 block of Kays Mill Road that he would discuss the issue with the staff. The Donadios objected to the road closing at a hearing May 13.

School administrators may remain in housing

Carroll commissioners refused to promise yesterday that school administrators would be housed in modular buildings for a maximum of 10 years.

Martin Marietta Corp. is giving the county three modular buildings. Two will be used for school administrators and the third for the Health Department.

School administrators must move out of their offices in the Courthouse Annex on Court Street because the court needs more space.

"The long-term use of these modular buildings is not desirable," Carolyn L. Scott, president of the Board of Education, wrote in a May 12 letter to the commissioners. She suggested administrators could occupy the modular buildings for 10 years, which she called a temporary move.

Yesterday, Commissioners Donald I. Dell and Elmer C. Lippy said they could not promise that. The commissioners cannot commit a future board of commissioners to that timetable, said Robert A. Bair, the county's director of administrative services.

The commissioners agreed to provide money to carpet and paint the modular buildings and make them accessible to the disabled. Officials have not decided where to put the modular buildings.

5 drivers are charged at sobriety checkpoint

State police charged five drivers with driving while intoxicated at a sobriety checkpoint between 11 p.m. Friday and 2:14 a.m. Saturday.

Police stopped 856 vehicles during the first Checkpoint Operation this year, conducted in conjunction with Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) over Memorial Day Weekend.

Of the vehicles stopped on Route 140 at Leidy Road during the three-hour sobriety check, 18 motorists were pulled over to the side of the roadblock for further testing.

Three people have been fatally injured in traffic accidents in the county this year, one of which involved alcohol as a contributing factor, according to police statistics.

Troopers at the Westminster barracks have made 229 DWI arrests this year, as compared with 294 for the same period last year.

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