Community Notes

Community Notes

March 07, 2004

Public sewer system in Union Mills area topic of meeting

Because of contaminated wells and septic systems, county agencies in conjunction with the Carroll County Health Department are considering providing a public sewer collection and treatment system for the Union Mills and Silver Run areas.

A community meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Charles Carroll Elementary School, 3719 Littlestown Pike, to discuss the following topics:

Cost projection and funding for the project.

Necessity of an income survey for possibly obtaining a grant.

Involvement of the project.

Information: 410-386-2035.

Public hearing set on laws related to building freeze

A public hearing related to the freeze on residential development enacted by Carroll County commissioners in June has been set for March 16. The freeze was meant to allow commissioners' staff and the Growth Task Force to evaluate a number of growth-related laws and to suggest corrections.

Key proposals presented to the commissioners involve changes to the concurrency management ordinance, subdivision regulations, and fire protection and zoning laws.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. March 16 in the Scott Center auditorium at Carroll Community College.

A public hearing for environmental ordinances related to residential development will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Scott Center auditorium.

Information: 410-386-2030.

Economic outlook is focus of breakfast seminar

The Carroll County Department of Economic Development will hold its third annual economic outlook seminar March 18 at Wilhelm Ltd. Caterers in Westminster.

The seminar will begin with a buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. The presentation will run from 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Anirban Basu, chairman and chief executive officer of Optimal Solutions Group LLC and a noted regional economist and lecturer, will provide a review of the economy from a Carroll County and Maryland perspective, and an outlook for national and local economic growth for the year ahead.

The cost is $15. The registration deadline is Friday.

Information: 410-386-2070.

Library program invites readers to discuss books

The Carroll County Public Library is encouraging Carroll residents to read through an initiative that focuses on sharing the experience of reading.

The first selection for participants of "On the Same Page: Carroll County Reads Together" is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Participants are encouraged to read the book this month and next. They will then be asked to attend discussions and programs centered on themes relevant to the book (racial equality, justice and human dignity).

"On the Same Page" is also sponsored by McDaniel College and funded in part by a grant from the Carroll County Arts Council.

Information: 410-386-4500, Ext. 196.

County inspector chosen as president of union

Carroll County public works inspector Byron "B.J." Johnson has been chosen as president of the Maryland Classified Employees Association Inc.

The organization is a 15,000-member union for state and county workers. Johnson has been active in the MCEA as chairman of the County Advisory Committee, a member of the political action and Martin Luther King Jr. celebration committees, and a facilities manager at the Baltimore County headquarters.

As a public works inspector, Johnson is responsible for on-site inspection and supervision of road crews throughout the county.

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