Petition drive in charter effort nears completion

March 14, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

The Carroll County Citizens for Charter Government will collect signatures at several locations this weekend.

Volunteers are looking for about 700 more signers to reach their goal of 4,000.

A successful petition drive would force the County Commissioners to appoint a board that would write a charter. The charter issue could appear on the ballot as early as November 1998. If voters approved charter, the county government would change from three commissioners to a county executive and council.

"We need two really good weekends to reach our goal," said Dan Hughes, volunteer chairman. "This is the final push. If people want to see charter as an option on the ballot, they have to work on it now."

Tomorrow, registered voters can sign petitions:

From 9 a.m. to noon at Westminster Post Office, 83 E. Main St.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market, Route 140, Westminster.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New York J & P Pizza in Mount Airy Shopping Center, Ridgeville Boulevard.

Volunteers will be at the Giant Food store at Cranberry Square in Westminster and at Hampstead Liquors in Robert's Field Shopping Center on Route 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.

Information: 410-795-1159.

Pub Date: 3/14/97

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