Environmental affairs advisory board plans to hold...

Carroll Digest

October 28, 2001

Environmental affairs advisory board plans to hold meeting Wed.

The Carroll County Environmental Affairs Advisory Board will meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Room 300A of the County Office Building.

The agenda includes an update on changes to the adoption of Batch 8 ordinance codification of the storm water management and grading and sediment erosion control ordinances, and the advisory board.

Information: 410-386-2248.

Taxpayers association to discuss gun safety, laws

Carroll County Taxpayers Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Westminster Senior Center.

Robert White will discuss gun safety and gun laws. Cigarette tax revenue also will be discussed. All property owners are welcome.

The senior center is at 125 Stoner Ave. Information: 410-857-1213.

Two-day planning course to be offered at Frostburg

Maryland Department of Planning and University of Maryland will hold a two-day planning course Nov. 10 and 17 at Frostburg State University in Hagerstown.

The course is designed for volunteer planning commissioners, zoning board members, and other elected and appointed officials who help make decisions on growth and development.

Topics will include planning and zoning administration, environmental and natural resources protection, transportation, Smart Growth, affordable housing and economic development.

The cost is $135. Tuition will be waived for members of municipal and county planning commissions and zoning boards.

Information: 301-405-6795.

Springfield Hospital honors Sept. 11 victims

Springfield Hospital Center recently held a memorial service to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Patients and staff heard remarks from representatives of Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Islamic faiths. The hospital staff choir sang.

Springfield is a state-operated hospital in Sykesville that provides in-patient mental health services.

Girl Scouts to hold cookie sale through Nov.

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland is having its annual cookie sale through the end of next month.

Scouts will be selling cookies door to door and at locations around the county for $3 a box.

The sale helps fund scouting activities for girls ages 5 to 17.

Information: 800-492-2521, Ext. 277, or www.gscm.org.

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