Development group adds voice against ordinance

April 10, 1996

The Greater Westminster Development Corp. has joined a growing number of county business groups in opposing Carroll County's proposed Interim Development Control Ordinance.

In a statement released yesterday, corporation officials said the proposed 18-month ban on approvals for new subdivisions would "invite more economic dislocation for local businesses and much larger property taxes for every property owner."

Supporters say the ordinance, designed by Dr. Robert Freilich, a nationally known planning authority, would temporarily halt development and allow Carroll officials time to revise the county's 30-year-old master plan.

The Board of County Commissioners has scheduled a public hearing on the proposal at 7 p.m. today at North Carroll High School.

Police

Westminster: A man told city police that someone damaged a soda machine belonging to by the Mid-Atlantic Bottling Co. of Baltimore outside the Timber Ridge Apartments before 7: 10 a.m. Monday. The loss was estimated at $250.

Fire

Pleasant Valley: Pleasant Valley firefighters responded at 12: 11 p.m. Monday to a brush fire in the 1700 block of Old Taneytown Road. Units were out 19 minutes.

Reese: Reese firefighters responded at 3: 02 p.m. Monday to a brush fire in the 1100 block of Marclee Drive. Units were out 31 minutes.

Westminster: Westminster firefighters responded at 11: 21 p.m. Monday to a trash fire on Avondale Road. Units were out one hour and 23 minutes.

Pub Date: 4/10/96

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