Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

March 09, 2004

Westminster board to discuss proposed methadone clinic

The Westminster Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled today to deliberate on whether a methadone treatment center is allowed near the city's downtown.

Applicants for Westminster Institute are fighting a zoning decision that prohibits them from opening such a facility in the 200 block of E. Main St.

The three-member panel must decide how to categorize the center - as a professional office or as a medical clinic. The latter would not be allowed in Main Street's downtown business zone.

The hearing, which is open to the public, is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Hearing set on changes to environmental rules

A public hearing on changes to county environmental ordinances is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in Scott Center at Carroll Community College.

Changes to regulations for new developments include those regarding forest conservation; floodplain management; storm water management; and grading, erosion and sediment control. Other proposals pertain to regulations for water resource management, landscape enhancement and management of storm sewer systems.

The overhaul of the county's environmental ordinances comes in response to Carroll's yearlong freeze on residential development, which is set to expire in June.

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