Carroll County offices, facilities to close for Labor...

Carroll Digest

September 02, 2001

Carroll County offices, facilities to close for Labor Day holiday

Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for Labor Day.

Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center also will be closed tomorrow and reopen Tuesday.

Carroll County public libraries, senior centers and schools also will be closed.

Proposed zoning changes will be topic of hearing

The Carroll County commissioners will hold a public hearing on proposed zoning ordinance amendments at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 003 of the County Office Building.

The amendments concern nonconforming uses, declaratory rulings, commercial vehicles on residential property, unlicensed vehicles, and clustering of residential density in agriculture and conservation zones.

The proposed ordinance changes may be reviewed and copies obtained at the office of the county clerk in Room 300. Written comments may be sent to the clerk before the hearing.

To request a sign-language interpreter: 410-386-3600.

Information: 410-386-2145.

Expert to discuss appraisal of antiques

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly Box Lunch Talk at noon Sept. 11 at Church of the Ascension, 23 N. Court St., Westminster.

Local appraiser C. Robert Harrison will discuss the process of appraising antiques. The talk serves as a preparation for the Historical society's Antique Appraisal Day, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Carroll County Agriculture Center.

Participants should take a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Historical society members will be admitted free; the fee for nonmembers is $2. Reserva- tions are recommended.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Fire-prevention seminar to be held Sept. 20 and 21

The Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association Prevention and Life Safety Committee, the Maryland State Fire Marshal's FOP Lodge 123, the Fire and Burn Safety Coalition of Maryland and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute will serve as hosts of a Juvenile Fire Prevention and Intervention seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 and 21 at the Best Western Conference Center in Westminster.

One of the leading causes of fires in the country is vandalism by youths. This two-day seminar will feature state Fire Marshal William E. Barnard and fire marshals from New York, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Washington, and from surrounding counties.

Topics to be discussed include understanding those who set fires, effective identification and interview techniques, interpretation of interview results, and developing a comprehensive community response.

Local fire service agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration are co-sponsors.

The workshop is open to those who work in fire, law enforcement, education, mental health and youth-services agencies, and to interested community representatives.

A $25 payment with registration is required by Friday. Checks should be made payable to CCVFA and sent to Debbie Gartrell-Kemp, 3971 Hooper Road, New Windsor 21776.

Information: 410-875-9587 or gartrellkemp@cs.com.

Agency seeks information for 2002 tourism calendar

The Carroll County Tourism Office is preparing the 2002 Tourism Calendar of Events.

The calendar will cover activities from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2002. The Tourism Office will print and distribute 100,000 copies. There is no charge to be included in the booklet.

Organizations are invited to submit information about tourism-related events scheduled for next year. Events must be sponsored by a Carroll County organization, be tourism-related, and must draw at least 300 people.

Application forms are available from the Tourism Office and must be submitted by Sept. 21. Any facility identified as handicapped-accessible must meet requirements of the American Disabilities Act.

Information: Tourism Office, 224 N. Center St., Westminster, 410-857-2983; ADA requirements, 410-386-2113.

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