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CARROLL COUNTY BRIEFS

April 13, 1994

Communication tower limits proposed

Carroll County commissioners are considering regulations to minimize the impact of communications towers on residents, including not allowing towers higher than 100 feet in or near residential neighborhoods.

General Services Director J. Michael Evans gave the commissioners the proposed regulations Monday.

Two mobile phone companies -- Bell Atlantic and Cellular One -- wanted to build towers in the county and have encountered opposition from residents.

County officials want to avoid potential damage to adjacent properties if a tower should fall and to encourage companies to share towers, Mr. Evans said.

The proposed regulations include setback requirements and location restrictions. The setback for towers taller than 175 feet would have to be equal to the height of the tower.

The county Planning Commission also will study the regulations, Mr. Evans said.

AWANA car wash to benefit missionaries

The AWANA Club of Westminster Bible Church will have a car wash from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Citgo station at Englar Road and Route 140 to raise money to send a church family to Africa on a summer missionary trip.

Donations will be accepted for the work provided.

All proceeds will go to Jerry and Lillie Rebert and their children Jill, Heather and Leah for the trip. While there, Mr. Rebert will make repairs at a school for missionary children in Kenya and help complete a school library in Tanzania.

Mrs. Rebert, a registered nurse, will provide medical needs in both countries. The children will accompany their parents for the experience of life as a missionary.

AWANA, Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, is a Christian youth group founded 40 years ago. The Westminster Bible Church's group serves those ages 3 years through eighth grade.

& Information: 848-3364.

Drunk Driving Simulator will stop in Carroll

Carroll County students who are licensed drivers may participate in a drunken-driving awareness program featuring the Chrysler Drunk Driving Simulator on April 25-26.

As part of a nationwide tour, the simulator will make a stop in

Carroll County for two days.

The 1995 Dodge-Plymouth Neon allows drivers to experience drunken driving without the real-life danger.

The car will be at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 and at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, 1229 Washington Road, the same time April 26.

High school students wishing to drive the car must register for a time slot in advance by calling Chris Miller, coordinator, at ZTC 876-4448. All drivers must have a current driver's license.

Both days with the simulator will include tours of ambulances, a MedEvac helicopter, the National Guard's Black Hawk helicopter, the Maryland State Police information-video trailer and the DARE van from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department.

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The TV crash-test dummies, Vince and Larry, will appear.

Public hearing slated on sewerage plan

The Carroll County commissioners will have a public hearing at 3 p.m. Monday in Room 300A of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster, to address the 1994 biennial update to the Carroll County Water and Sewerage Master Plan.

The hearing has been scheduled to receive any comments from persons wishing to speak on the proposed plan. Anyone with a hearing impairment needing the services of a sign interpreter should contact the county office by today at the TTY number, 848-5355.

Copies of the proposed plan are available for inspection prior to the hearing during regular office hours at the Carroll County Planning Office, Room 306, County Office Building and at public library branches.

Written comments will also be accepted prior to the hearing at the County Office Building.

& Information: 857-2145.

Post office plans extra hours, services

Friday is income tax deadline and Baltimore area post offices are gearing up with extra hours and services for last-minute filing.

Postal officials say that all returns will receive an official April 15 postmark if properly prepared for mailing and deposited by the designated cutoff time.

In Carroll County, several post offices will offer 24-hour self-service centers where customers may purchase and apply their postage:

* Manchester Post Office, 3100 Westminster Road.

* Westminster Post Office, 83 E. Main St.

* Union Bridge Post Office, 111 Penrose St.

* Woodbine Post Office, 7627 Woodbine Road.

0 * Sykesville Post Office, 7501 Village Road.

March of Dimes walk planned in Westminster

The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation will have its Walk America 1994 on April 24 in five Baltimore metropolitan counties, including Carroll.

A nine-mile walk through Westminster will start from the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., in support of the Campaign for Healthier Babies. Additionally, a 2.5-mile senior stroll and a Buggy Brigade will be held in conjunction with the walk.

Check-in starts at 7 a.m. and the walk itself at 8 a.m.

Money raised from the walk will benefit research, community services, advocacy and education to prevent birth defects and reduce infant mortality.

Residents interested in participating can call (800) 927-WALK to register.

Carroll Countians invited to tour Scandinavia

Carroll countians are invited to join a summer travel group tour to Norway, Sweden and Denmark from July 27 through Aug. 9.

Departure will be from Dulles International Airport, with transportation to and from the airport provided.

Overseas motor coach stops include Lillehammer, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. The fjords of Norway will also be visited.

Space is still available.

For a brochure, call 857-0483 or 848-3311, or write the Rev. Ron Reaves at 695 Windsor Drive, Westminster 21158.

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