Commissioners set public hearing on waste management...

Carroll Digest

August 04, 2002

Commissioners set public hearing on waste management

The Carroll County commissioners will conduct a public hearing at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Room 300A of the Carroll County office building.

The purpose of the hearing is to hear residents' comments regarding the 10-year solid-waste management plan.

The plan is the official document that governs the county's landfills and recycling efforts.

Anyone wishing to file written comments for the public hearing record may do so before or during the hearing. Written comments should be addressed to Gary L. Horst, director, Department of Enterprise and Recreation Services, Room 100, 225 N. Center St., Westminster 21157- 5194.

A copy of the plan is available for review at Carroll County Public Library branches and at the Carroll County office building, Room 100. Information: 410- 386-2097.

Improvements scheduled for Winfield intersections

The State Highway Administration has announced that it will be making improvements to the intersection of Liberty Road and Woodbine and Salem Bottom roads in Winfield.

The project will extend slightly more than a quarter-mile along Liberty Road and about one-tenth of a mile on Woodbine and Salem Bottom roads. Work is expected to be completed this fall.

Work includes the addition of left-turn lanes and left-turn signal phasing along eastbound and westbound Liberty Road. Shoulders in the area will be widened to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic.

Resurfacing will be done in the project limits and new curb and gutter will be installed.

Motorists can expect single-lane closures during nonpeak travel hours, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and at night. Message signs, concrete barriers, flaggers, drums and cones will guide motorists through the work zone.

Melvin Benhoff Sons Inc. of Baltimore received the $362,500 contract.

Information: 800-323-6742.

Parents Without Partners welcomes new members

Parents Without Partners Carroll County Chapter 935 holds regular meetings and activities for adults and the family and welcomes new members.

To be eligible for membership, adults must be a single parent of a living child. Custody is not a factor in membership.

An orientation for prospective members is held at 4:30 p.m. the third Sunday of every month at Westminster United Methodist Church, Main and Center streets.

The group holds business and family meetings throughout the month, such as calendar planning, newsletter workshops and board meetings. A series of new member discussions on dating, relationships and the single parent also is offered.

Members hold adults-only activities as well as family-oriented activities such as bowling outings, trips to the movies, biking trips, swimming and dinners. Events this month include summer concerts, miniature golf, a drive-in movie, a crab feast, rocket launching, camping, a beach party and picnic.

Information: 410-876-6504.

Historical Society holds monthly box lunch talk

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its monthly box lunch talk at noon at Church of the Ascension at 23 N. Court St., Westminster.

Local appraiser C. Robert Harrison will discuss the appraisal process. This program is in preparation for the annual antiques appraisal day scheduled for Sept. 14.

Participants should take lunch. Beverage and dessert will be provided. Admission is $2 for nonmembers and free for historical society members. Reservations are recommended. Information: 410-848-6494.

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