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Carroll County Digest

February 14, 1999

County government closes for Washington's Birthday

Carroll County Government offices will be closed tomorrow for Washington's Birthday.

They will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center will be open tomorrow. Both are open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Columnist, Sauerbrey to attend local GOP meeting

The Carroll County Republican Club will have its annual Lincoln Day dinner at 6: 30 p.m. Saturday at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

Gregory Kane, Baltimore Sun columnist, will speak. Ellen Sauerbrey also will attend.

Tickets are $25.

Information: 410-751-6089 or 410-876-8422.

Westminster conference to cover housing issues

An all-day conference on "Finding Housing, Home and Place in Carroll County" will be held March 6 at the Westminster Senior Center.

The event is sponsored by Western Maryland College, Western Maryland Interfaith Housing Development Corp. and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund.

The conference schedule begins at 8: 30 a.m. with registration and coffee. At 9 a.m., Colleen Galambos from WMC and Ed Jing from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund will welcome attendees.

Seminars will include "The National Scene" at 9: 15 a.m.; "The State of Affairs in Maryland" at 10: 30 a.m.; "Local Issues, Local Concerns" at 11 a.m.

A panel discussion with local officials will be held at 11: 20 a.m.

At 1: 30 p.m. there will be a large group discussion of morning sessions; and breakout sessions on empowerment, special populations and urban and rural tracks at 2: 15 p.m.

The conference is free to those who register in advance. Lunch will be provided.

Registration should be sent by Feb. 29 to Western Maryland College, 2 College Hill, Westminster 21157. It can be faxed to 410-857-2449; or made by telephone at 410-857-2737.

Tri-District Republicans meet at Smallwood church

The Tri-District Republican Club will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday at Deer Park United Methodist Church.

Steve Horn of the Carroll County Planning Department will discuss transportation issues, including mass transit.

The church is at 2205 Sykesville Road, Smallwood.

Information: 410-549-0747.

Carroll County receives `Gold' for environment

The Carroll County Commissioners recently received a certificate designating Carroll County a "Gold Status Chesapeake Bay Partner Community."

The program is designed to recognize local jurisdictions whose policies and practices are consistent with the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Recipients are evaluated by the program's Local Government Advisory Committee for three levels of awards -- bronze, silver and gold.

Carroll County earned a bronze award in 1997 and a gold in 1998.

Carroll received a Special Recognition Award for the success of its Forest Conservation Banking Program.

This effort allows developers to purchase credits from established forest banks in order to comply with the county's Forest Conservation Ordinance.

The banks are areas of new forest planted in approved locations, especially along stream banks and sites linking forest areas.

Pub Date: 2/14/99

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