Zoning panel gives Bowling Brook Inn permission to rent facility for events

March 30, 1994

Carroll County's board of zoning appeals has given Bowling Brook Inn in Middleburg final approval to rent the facility for one-day, invitation-only events.

The country inn's original request last March spurred the county into changing regulations that prohibited it from serving meals to anyone but overnight guests.

"The board found that they had considered extra events during the original hearing," said zoning administrator Solveig Smith of last week's hearing.

"There had been some mention of wedding receptions and such, so it needed no further approval," he said.

Similar facilities under municipal regulations, such as Winchester Inn in Westminster and Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, were already catering receptions on site when the discrepancies came to light.

The commissioners approved an ordinance amending those regulations in January.

Under county regulations, country inns must be 50 years old, accommodate up to eight guests and serve two meals a day.

POLICE

* Keymar: A resident of the 1600 block of Francis Scott Key Highway reported to state police someone threw a piece of concrete through the windshield of his vehicle while it was parked in the 6600 block of Middleburg Road on Sunday. The damage estimate is $300.

* New Windsor: Someone broke into the storage shed of a house in the 100 block of Church St. and stole a "Mongoose" mountain bicycle Sunday. The loss is estimated at $270.

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