County hearing officer has given conditional...


October 08, 1998|By From staff reports

TOWSON -- A county hearing officer has given conditional approval to a developer seeking to build 22 houses on almost 50 acres near Jacksonville.

Hearing officer Lawrence E. Schmidt said he was unconvinced by neighbors' assertions that the Locksley Conserve development would lead to traffic congestion, tax wells and fail to meet fire protection standards. But Schmidt said he was concerned that the development near Manor Road and Jarrettsville Pike might endanger nearby trout streams.

In his 28-page ruling issued Tuesday, Schmidt said he would withhold final approval of the project until developer Barbara A. Andrews submits a storm water management plan explaining how the streams will be protected.

County police substation will open this morning


PIKESVILLE -- A county police substation will be formally opened at 10 a.m. today at 600 Reisterstown Road.

The substation is the result of a joint effort between police and county government, officials said, and is the second in the county. The other is in Hillendale. About 25 officers from the Garrison precinct will be based at the substation, located in an office building near Milford Mill Road.

"It puts them right in the middle of where they're working," said police spokesman Bill Toohey. The substation will not have a lockup, he said, so no prisoners will be kept there.

Ecumenical group to discuss opening of center for teens


RUXTON -- An ecumenical group of ministers and lay people will meet at 7: 30 p.m. today at Church of Good Shepherd in Ruxton to discuss opening a center for teen-agers in the Towson area.

The Rev. Ben Smith, pastor at Good Shepherd, said the center would serve high school students on weekends and after school and most likely would be funded privately. Similar centers exist in Howard County and Catonsville.

The church, 1401 Carrollton Ave., formed a task force last year to study how to reach teen-age members of its congregation. One conclusion was to offer a safe place for teen-agers to go as an alternative to shopping malls and street corners, Smith said.

The Combined Health Agencies of Maryland will hold a "WellPower Expo" of its 24 statewide health charities on board the Bay Lady and the Lady Baltimore in the Inner Harbor from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Visitors will be able to receive a wide range of health screenings and see products and services at 40 booths. A $1 admission fee will help support member charities.

Cylburn Arboretum plans fall festival for Saturday

The Department of Recreation and Parks and Cylburn Arboretum Association will present a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the arboretum in the 4900 block of Greenspring Ave.

Activities will include pumpkin painting, scarecrow building, hayrides, music and a petting zoo. Information: 410 396-0180.

Pub Date: 10/08/98

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