County Circuit Court judge has ordered the...


September 17, 1997|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A county Circuit Court judge has ordered the owner of a controversial stump dump to stop accepting wood waste because he failed to maintain a pond needed for firefighting.

On Monday, at the request of the Maryland Department of the Environment, Judge James T. Smith ordered James F. Jett, owner of Patapsco Valley Farms in western Baltimore County, to stop accepting wood waste until he fixes the pond.

The stump dump near Granite has been cited for numerous violations of state regulations since it was the site of a large underground fire in 1991 that smoldered for more than a year.

Groundbreaking is today for Pikesville fire station


PIKESVILLE -- County officials will gather at 9 a.m. today at 22 Walker Ave. to break ground for the Pikesville fire station. It is expected to cost $1.6 million and be finished by January 1999.

It will replace a fire station built in 1922 that is on the Baltimore County Historic Preservation List. The new station will serve about 35,000 people along the Pikesville corridor. BCI Contractors will build it.

Attending the groundbreaking will be County Executive C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger, County Councilman Kevin Kamenetz and Fire Chief Paul H. Reincke.

Parking lot is under way at Lutherville light rail


LUTHERVILLE -- While additional parking is under construction at the Lutherville light rail station, commuters can park in 70 spaces behind Caldor department store or use a nearby Timonium stop, Mass Transit Administration officials say.

"We encourage customers to take advantage of the Timonium Business Park location," said Anthony Brown, MTA spokesman, referring to 160 parking spaces at Aylesbury Road and Business Park Drive.

The new Lutherville parking lot, which is expected to be completed by December, will provide 300 parking spaces.

The first in a series of public forums on the city's new comprehensive master plan will be held at 7 p.m. today at Polytechnic Institute's auditorium, Cold Spring Lane and Falls Road, planning officials said.

Residents will be asked for ideas and comments in six areas: urban design, housing, economic development, transportation, facilities and the environment.

Free lecture on Alzheimer's to be offered tomorrow

A free public lecture on "The Latest Research in Alzheimer's Disease" will begin at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Keswick Adult Day Care Services, 700 W. 40th St.

Dr. Peter Rabins, professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will focus on "Ten Years Later: What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then."

Keswick marks its 10th year during National Adult Day Services Week. A spokesman for Keswick said adult day care centers in the country have increased from 300 in 1978 to 4,100 today.

Hispanic celebration begins with conference on Marti

Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke and the mayoral Committee on Hispanic Affairs will launch a monthlong celebration of Hispanic heritage at 6 p.m. today at the City Hall rotunda.

Today's festivities include a conference on Latin American poet Jose Marti presented by Enrico Mario Santi, a professor at Georgetown University.

Conferences are planned for the next four Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the Curran Room. Information: 410-396-4847.

Dentistry museum seeks volunteers to lead tours

The National Museum of Dentistry at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, is seeking volunteers to lead tours through the museum this fall.

The museum features historic dentist chairs, ancient and exotic toothbrushes, and caricatures of dentists.

Volunteers will be asked to lead at least one tour a week. A training program -- four hours each week for one month -- is set for late this month. Information: 410-706-0052.

Pub Date: 9/17/97

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