Westminster is designated a Tree City USA

April 08, 1994

The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Westminster a Tree City USA for the fifth time in recent years.

Co-sponsored by state foresters who recommend cities, the award is based on the city having a tree ordinance, tree commission, comprehensive forestry program and observance of Arbor Day.

Eric Schwab, of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, will present the Tree City USA flag and other recognition materials to Mayor W. Benjamin Brown and the Tree Commission at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Carroll County Community Arbor Day Celebration at Greenway Gardens on Nicodemus Road.

Westminster also earned the Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program.


* Westminster: A resident of Wimert Avenue told city police that someone shattered the rear passenger side window of her automobile parked at her house Tuesday. She estimated the damage at $300.

An East Main Street resident told police that someone broke into his apartment and stole items valued at $215 Tuesday.

A Finksburg resident told police that the registration sticker was removed from her vehicle while it was at an auto dealership on Route 140 in Westminster on Tuesday. She estimated the loss at $35.

An official of Mack Homes of Owings Mills reported someone threw a rock through a window of a house under construction on Litchfield Circle on Monday. The damage was estimated at $75.

A resident of the 1600 block of Pinch Valley Road reported to state police someone broke into his house Monday by forcing the side door open and stole items valued at $1,964.


* Westminster: Firefighters from Westminster and Pleasant Valley were dispatched to a chimney fire in a house in the 1100 block of Meadow Branch Road at 12:31 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 34 minutes.

Westminster and Reese firefighters responded to a call to investigate the odor of gas in the 900 block of Washington Road at 6:56 a.m. Thursday. Units were out for 26 minutes.

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