Carroll Digest


May 07, 2004

Commissioners OK manual detailing new fire ordinance

The Carroll County commissioners approved a manual outlining details and requirements for a new firefighting ordinance yesterday.

Under the law, developers are required to install a 30,000- gallon underground water tank no more than two miles from new one- and two-family residential projects of four or more lots that are not served by a public water system.

That requirement may be waived if a developer installs sprinklers in each unit, under the ordinance adopted last month. The manual provides installation specifications.

State taking applications to finance municipal work

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is accepting applications for a financing program that provides bonds for municipal infrastructure projects.

Under the program, the Community Development Administration issues bonds on behalf of local governments to pay for projects at lower interest rates.

The program has financed or refinanced more than $161 million for 195 towns and cities around the state.

Past recipients include Taneytown, which was issued $400,000 in bonds to renovate its city hall.

The deadline for applications is May 28.

Information: www.dhcd.state. or 410-514-7245.

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