Commissioners to discuss personnel policy changes The...

Carroll County Digest

January 30, 2000

Commissioners to discuss personnel policy changes

The county commissioners will hold a public hearing at 2: 30 p.m. Wednesday on a proposed ordinance concerning county personnel policy.

The amendment would make two minor changes to the ordinance. The first change would grant the county commissioners flexibility in deciding the effective date of pay changes after a review of job descriptions.

The second change would delete a portion of the ordinance related to pay changes for position reclassifications when the employee's pay exceeds the maximum pay in a lower grade.

Copies of the ordinance are available at the County Office Building.

The hearing will be held in Room 300A of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2129.

Carroll County Democrats plan candidates' forum

The Carroll County Democratic Club will hold a Meet the Candidate Night at 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Frisco Pub in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center in Westminster.

The forum will feature Democratic candidates for the 6th Congressional District, U.S. Senate and county school board.

Candidates should come prepared with a brief description of their background, experience and reason for seeking public office.

Candidates wishing to participate should apply by Wednesday.

To apply: Maxine Wooleyhand, 410-781-4779.

Public hearing planned for rezoning proposals

The county commissioners will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. Wednesday on a rezoning case to change the zoning on property on Goldenrod Terrace off Route 27, Westminster.

The rezoning would affect 2.4378 acres on the southeast side of Goldenrod Terrace, changing the property from restricted industrial to general business.

An additional 0.0993 acres will be changed from restricted industrial to residential.

The hearing will be held in Room 300A of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2973.

Family center offering activities during February

The Carroll County Family Center will offer activities for member families during February.

Beat the Winter Blues will be held Feb. 9 with winter activities and munchies.

Valentine's Day Party will be held Feb. 14 for the Parents and Children Together Program.

A Baltimore aquarium trip will be held Feb. 16.

The center will be closed Feb. 21 for Presidents Day.

Registration is required for programs.

The Family Center is at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster. Information: 410-857-0629 or 410-876- 7805.

Inventors to be featured during Black History Month

Cranberry Mall will celebrate Black History Month with an exhibit about African-American inventors and their inventions throughout February.

Among the inventors featured on the display outside the Belk store are: Sarah Boone, the ironing board; John A. Johnson, the wrench; A. L. Lewis, window cleaner; John L. Love, the pencil sharpener; Garrett Morgan, the traffic signal; Henry Sampson, the cellular phone; and George F. Grant, the golf tee.

The mall is on Route 140 at Center Street. Information: 410- 876-8870.

Taxpayer association to discuss proposed taxes

The Carroll County Taxpayer Association will meet at 7: 30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Westminster Senior Center.

William J. Skinner, president of the Maryland Taxpayer Association, will be the speaker. He will discuss the new taxes wanted by the state on property assessment, sales and gas. He also will address government waste. All property owners are welcome.

The senior center is at 125 Stoner Ave.

Information: 410-857-1213.

Historical society plans monthly box lunch talks

The Historical Society of Carroll County is holding monthly box lunch talks to be held at noon the second Tuesday of the month at the Shellman House.

The Feb. 8 topic will be "Presidential Sightings in Carroll County" by society director Jay Graybeal.

He will share stories about presidential hopefuls who have visited the county.

On March 14, Susan Bundy, genealogist, will discuss "Researching Family Roots." She will tell how to begin a family search using the historical society, area resources and the Internet.

Participants should bring a lunch and a beverage. Dessert will be provided. Admission is $1 for nonmembers and free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended.

Shellman House is at 206 E. Main St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-6494.

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