Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg


September 01, 1993

Commissioners stand by their decision to build model 0) airstrip on Spiegel farm

Carroll commissioners yesterday refused to reconsider their decision to build a model plane airstrip at a Union Mills farm for the Westminster AeroModelers Club.

Union Mills resident Ronald R. Frederick asked the commissioners to reconsider, saying they had based their decision on faulty information.

Earlier this month, the commissioners voted 2-1 to move the airstrip to the Spiegel farm, which is near Kowomu Trail and Rinehart Road. Club members have been flying planes at the John Owings Landfill on Route 97 north of Westminster.

Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy said aerial maps showed fewer residents live near the Spiegel farm, which means fewer residents would be disturbed by noise from the planes.

Mr. Frederick disputed Mr. Lippy's numbers, but the commissioner said yesterday he believed his information was correct.


* Westminster: Two automobiles parked in the rear of the first block of W. Main St. were entered and personal property was removed on Monday. A Carroll View Avenue resident told police someone took articles valued at $175 from one car, while a West Main Street resident said articles valued at $20 were taken from the other. Police said they knew of no suspects in the thefts.

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