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September 24, 1993

Commissioners visit Pride in New York

Carroll officials continued their efforts to lure business to the county by attending an economic development reception on the Pride of Baltimore II in New York City on Wednesday.

Commissioners Julia W. Gouge and Elmer C. Lippy said they talked with representatives from two companies interested in locating in Carroll. They would not give specifics about the companies, but said one was a manufacturer and the other does high-tech work.

About 70 people attended the 2 1/2 -hour reception, said William E. Jenne, administrator of the county's Office of Economic Development. The event was sponsored by the Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development.

Last month, Mrs. Gouge, Mr. Lippy and Mr. Jenne attended a similar reception on the Pride when it docked in Chicago. They spoke with representatives of a Midwest food distributor interested in establishing an East Coast base.

Mrs. Gouge said yesterday that the company still is considering moving to Carroll.

Rec board votes on capital budget

Carroll should spend about $1.4 million on recreation and parks capital projects in the next fiscal year, the county Recreation and Parks Board voted Wednesday.

The amount is about $200,000 higher than what is budgeted for capital projects in the current fiscal year, Director Richard J. Soisson said.

The board's recommendation will be passed to the county commissioners, who have the final say on how much will be spent on capital projects in fiscal 1995, which begins next July 1.

The recommended capital projects include continuing work on Sykesville Park, renovations at the Union Mills Homestead, building a concession pavilion at Watkins Park and developing ball fields at Hodges Park in Eldersburg.

Relations commission appoints Eldersburg man

The Carroll County Community Relations Commission recently filled a vacancy on its nine-member panel by appointing Leonard J. Habersham of Eldersburg.

Mr. Habersham, who is active in various community organizations, brings to the commission a background in human relations, negotiations and laws governing the disabled and those with learning disabilities.

He is a graduate of Morgan State University and Coppin State College and is employed with the Baltimore County Public Schools.

Carroll County citizens who would like to be considered for any vacancy on the commission should forward a letter of interest and a resume to the Human Services Programs of Carroll County, P.O. 489, Westminster 21158.

Columbia company moves to Carroll County

M.S.I. Industries, which bought the former True Value Hardware building in August 1992, is moving its main office and operations center from Columbia to the Finksburg facility.

The 15-year-old high-tech engineering firm, which provides services to nuclear power plant simulators, has clients among utilities in New York, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas, said M.S.I.'s chief executive officer and owner, Francis W. Meyers.

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