Bartlett, U.S. Postal Service officials appear close on agreement for Eldersburg post office

March 07, 1997

Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett and U.S. Postal Service officials appear to have reached agreement on a new post office in Eldersburg.

Phil Straw, an aide to the 6th District Republican, said yesterday the congressman and postal officials would make an announcement at 4: 30 p.m. Monday at the Westminster public library that "hopefully, will be to the benefit of everyone."

Postal Service plans to build a post office at Route 32 and Bennett Road have drawn the ire of county officials and South Carroll residents since they were announced.

The primary objection was not the location of the 21,550-square-foot building, but access to it. Postal officials wanted access from Bennett Road. The county wanted to restrict access to Progress Way.

Installation of a traffic signal at Route 32 and Progress Way has been proposed as a compromise. Postal officials had agreed to put their plans on hold pending completion of a study of the need for the signal.

Fire

Sykesville: Firefighters assisted West Friendship of Howard County at 2: 27 a.m. yesterday by transferring an engine to the station. Units were out two hours and 13 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 3: 06 p.m. Wednesday to a fire alarm in the 800 block of Caren Drive. Units were out two minutes.

Pub Date: 3/07/97

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