Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

January 11, 2004

Limited use starts tomorrow on Shepherds Mill Road

Shepherds Mill Road near Union Bridge will open for limited use to Union Bridge area residents beginning tomorrow.

The Maryland State Highway Administration has agreed to the limited opening provided that heavy trucks are prohibited until construction is complete. Use of the road will be restricted to passenger cars and light-duty trucks.

The opening will allow motorists to begin using Shepherds Mill Road as an alternative to Main Street. Shepherds Mill Road runs between Route 75 and Quaker Hill Road east of Union Bridge.

The limited opening results from delays in construction. Surface paving and lane markings have not been completed on Route 75 because of inclement weather.

Maryland State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff's Department have been notified of the limited opening and will enforce the ban on heavy trucks.

Information: 410-386-2035.

County housing agency gets management award

The county's Bureau of Housing recently received a High Performing Public Housing Agency award in the Section 8 Management Assessment Program for outstanding management of the county's tenant-based Housing Choice Voucher Program.

The award was presented to members of the Carroll County Bureau of Housing and Community Development who attended the Maryland Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies' conference in Cambridge last month.

Victor L. Hoskins, Maryland secretary of housing and community development, presented the award to Loretta Greenwell, Carroll County housing program manager.

Blacksten named chairman of United Way board

United Way of Central Maryland's Community Partnership Board of Carroll County has chosen Mark Blacksten, vice president and commercial unit manager of Westminster Union Bank, for a two-year term as board chairman.

Blacksten holds a master's degree from Mount St. Mary's College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is active in Arc of Carroll County, the Boy Scouts, the Lions Club, the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and other organizations.

Other Carroll County Partnership Board members are: Barbara Horneff, McDaniel College; Kimberly Averella, Carroll Lutheran Village; Lori Blake, Carroll County Times; Karen Blandford, city of Westminster; Michelle Blevins, Fleming Petroleum Service; Audrey Cimino, Community Foundation of Carroll County; Charles I. Ecker, county schools superintendent.

Also, Richard Haddad, Maryland Department of Human Resources; Carole Hammen, Carroll County Department of Human Resources; Virginia Harrison, Maryland Human Relations Commission; David Levy II; Jim Mayola, Family Investment Administration; Nancy McCormick, city of Taneytown.

Also, Steve Mood, Human Services Programs; Olivia Myers, Junction Inc.; Peggie Sanders, Branch Banking and Trust; Tricia Supik, Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County; the Rev. Mary Kay Totty, St. Paul's United Methodist Church; and Jim Welkos, Random House.

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