Board begins deputy's harassment hearingA veteran Carroll...

COUNTYWIDE BRIEFS

November 23, 1993

Board begins deputy's harassment hearing

A veteran Carroll County sheriff's deputy lost his bid to postpone an internal hearing on charges stemming from a harassment complaint filed by a female co-worker.

A three-member internal hearing board began taking testimony yesterday in the case against Cpl. Brett Fleagle. The closed hearing is expected to continue today, sources said.

Corporal Fleagle attempted to have the hearing canceled last week, but Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth denied his request Friday for an injunction.

The corporal has been cleared on one of three internal charges arising from the complaint. He has been trying to block Carroll Sheriff John H. Brown from pursuing the other two charges since last summer.

The original charges were the results of complaints filed by police Communications Officer Karen Jarrell. She alleged that Corporal Fleagle used sexually explicit language in front of her, ordered her to perform menial tasks and on one occasion "pulled up his pants zipper" in her presence.

Corporal Fleagle has denied any wrongdoing.

County revenues rise over period last year

Carroll revenues for the first four months of fiscal 1994 are higher than expected, Budget Director Steven D. Powell told the commissioners yesterday.

Revenue reports for July through October show an increase of 5 percent to 6 percent over last year, he said.

Mr. Powell had projected a growth rate of about 4.5 percent.

"It's nice to see a positive trend," he said.

The revenues are from all taxes the county collects, including property and income, and fees for issuing building permits, recording land transactions and other services, he said.

County officials expect to collect about $66 million in property taxes and about $37.5 million in income taxes this fiscal year.

The county operating budget is $130 million.

CCC trustees form donation foundation

The board of trustees at Carroll Community College voted Wednesday to form a foundation to receive donations of money to the school.

More than $150,000 has been donated over the last two years by the community. The money is in an account for Carroll through Catonsville Community College's foundation. Until July, Carroll Community College was a branch campus of that larger college.

Executive Vice President Faye Pappalardo said the college will soon appoint a board of directors to supervise the foundation.

Those who wish to make donations to it should contact Rosemary Straub, director of development.

Library trustees elect Campanella president

The Carroll County Public Library board of trustees elected Kathleen Campanella of Sykesville as its president at a meeting Wednesday.

The board elected former President Martha Hankins of Hampstead as vice president and V. Lanny Harchenhorn of New Windsor as secretary/treasurer.

The officers will serve one-year terms.

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