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December 01, 1993

Longview Drive owners consider paving road

Ten property owners on Longview Drive off Mineral Hill Road near Eldersburg are considering converting their gravel road to a county-owned paved road.

Paving the 700-foot road would cost almost $91,000, said Howard Noll, chief of the Bureau of Engineering.

Property owners would pay 75 percent of the cost; the county would pay the rest, he told the commissioners yesterday.

The cost per owner is based on how much road frontage property the resident owns.

Preliminary estimates show the charges would range from $14,869 to $1,434 per owner.

The owners will study the estimates and then vote on whether they want to pave the road, Mr. Noll said.

Landfills to close early for holiday

Northern and Hoods Mill landfills in Carroll will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the commissioners decided yesterday.

The closing time -- 2 1/2 hours earlier than usual -- will allow workers more time with their families for the holiday, officials said.

The landfills will be closed Christmas Day.

County to rename road near airport

Carroll commissioners agreed yesterday to rename a portion of Meadow Branch Road that is being affected by the Carroll County Regional Airport expansion.

The road is being relocated to build a larger runway at the airport on Route 97 north of Westminster. The portion of the road that leads from Route 97 to the county maintenance center will be called Old Meadow Branch Road.

The relocated portion of the road will be known as Meadow Branch Road.

"Public works is not known for its imagination," Public Works Director Keith R. Kirschnick joked at a staff meeting.

On a related issue, the commissioners rejected a request by Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown to consider building an underpass under Meadow Branch Road instead of realigning the road.

The idea was considered and rejected earlier in the planning process as being too expensive, commissioners said.

CCC wants to continue using Moton school

Carroll commissioners said yesterday they will talk with Carroll Community College officials about the college's continued use of the old Robert Moton School.

CCC uses the school as a business and industry annex and asked the county to allow it to continue using the building for the next 10 to 20 years, Public Works Director Keith R. Kirschnick said.

The county doesn't need the building now, but may in the future, he said.

Mr. Kirschnick said he would feel more comfortable allowing the college to use the building for at least the next five years.

Cranberry Mall has holiday train display

Train Works of Finksburg has created a holiday train display featuring 23 kinds of scale-model trains at Cranberry Mall during the Christmas season.

The trains, with three tracks and moving ice skaters in a rustic scene, can be viewed near Union National Bank in the mall until Jan. 2.

Information: 876-8870.

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