$50,000 requested for historical societyANNAPOLIS -- The...


February 24, 1994

ANNAPOLIS — $50,000 requested for historical society

ANNAPOLIS -- The Historical Society of Carroll County has asked for a $50,000 state grant for repairs to a historic building in Westminster and another in Taneytown.

Del. Richard N. Dixon, a Carroll Democrat, introduced House Bill 1509 to ask the state for the money.

Historical Society Director Jay A. Graybeal said yesterday that about $20,000 will be spent to repair the roof at the Kimmey House at 210 E. Main St. in Westminster, where the society's administrative offices are, and to build a ramp for the Shriver-Weybright Auditorium next door.

Historical Society Board President Jacob M. Yingling said yesterday that he could not give any information about the $30,000 Taneytown project because details are not final.

The bill was assigned to the House Appropriations Committee. A hearing date has not been set.

Bill to limit mandates for schools to be changed


ANNAPOLIS -- Legislation to limit educational mandates will be amended and may be voted on by a Senate committee this week or next, its sponsor, Sen. Charles H. Smelser, said yesterday.

Senate Bill 242 would require the state to pay for any educational mandate that would cost more than $250,000 to implement statewide.

Mr. Smelser, a Democrat representing Carroll and Frederick counties, said he would amend the bill to increase the $250,000 limit, but he's not sure by how much.

He said he is talking with other members of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee about what the limit should be and hopes to submit an amendment tomorrow or early next week.

The committee heard testimony on the bill Feb. 4.

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