Carroll Digest

Carroll Digest

May 09, 2004

Interim expanded operating hours OK'd at Northern Landfill

Carroll County commissioners have approved a temporary change in operating hours at Northern Landfill this month and next.

Extended hours on Monday and Friday are designed to help the landfill streamline its operations and alleviate traffic congestion on Saturdays.

Extended operating hours will be available from tomorrow to June 30.

Hours will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Friday; 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Information: 410-386-4550.

Hearing on budget plan scheduled for Tuesday

Carroll County government will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2005 at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Scott Center at Carroll Community College.

Citizens are encouraged to comment on the budget by signing up to speak or submitting a written statement.

Written comments can be submitted to tzaleski@ccg.carr. org or at 225 N. Center St., Room 315, Westminster 21157.

Information: Ted Zaleski, 410-386-2082.

Workshop will address amendment on mulch

The Carroll County zoning administrator will hold a public workshop at 6 p.m. Thursday on a proposed ordinance amendment to allow the manufacture of mulch in the agriculture and industrial general zones.

The workshop will be held in the public hearing room of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2980.

Road work schedule detailed for coming week

The Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations has scheduled road work for the coming week.

The following roads are scheduled to receive microsurface treatment, weather permitting. Each site will require two days of work and will cause some inconvenience to motorists.

Gross Mill Road from Fairmount Road to Upper Beckleysville Road.

Leisters Church Road from Route 482 to Dutrow Road.

Mount Ventus Road No. 1 from Route 30 to the gravel section.

Nectar Court from Eden Farms Circle to the cul-de-sac.

Also, McKinstrys Mill Road from Route 75 to Priestland Road will be patched.

Information: 410-386-6717.

The Bureau of Engineering will perform the following road projects this week. For information, call 410-386-2171.

Inlet repair: Aspen Run Subdivision, all streets.

Shoulder work: Beggs Road from Sullivan Road to Fridinger Mill Road.

Paving and shoulder work: McKinstry's Mill Road from Route 75 to Sams Creek Road.

Also, closed for reconstruction (local traffic only): Obrecht Road from White Rock Road to Route 97.

Disabled veterans group installs new officers

The Disabled American Veterans, Old Glory 22 chapter and auxiliary, recently installed officers for 2004-2005 at its annual banquet.

Chapter officers are: Rudolph J. DeAtley, commander; William Rau III, senior vice commander; Ralph Renner, junior vice commander; Kenneth Ruby, adjutant and judge advocate; Ross Gronie, treasurer; Arthur Houck, chaplain; John Corkran, historian; Joseph Zerrlaut, sergeant at arms; Paul Stecklein, service officer; and Laurence Welsh, officer of the day.

Auxiliary officers are: Eva Owings, commander; Elizabeth Houck, senior vice commander; Elaine Gronie, junior vice commander; Katherine Jenkins, adjutant; Dorothy Zerrlaut, treasurer; Kathryn Welsh, chaplain; Lillian Rau, historian; Helen Frizzell, conductress.

The Arc holds ceremony to recognize employees

The Arc of Carroll County recently held its quarterly employee awards ceremony and reception to recognize staff for outstanding performance.

Staff members honored for outstanding performance were Linda Basore, Jeannie Blizzard, Pat Dowling, Gregory Hudgins, Becki Pearson and Julie Robbins.

The Arc of Carroll County employs 232 people and has been providing services and support to people with developmental disabilities and their families since 1955.

The Arc will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, when new officers will be named.

Main Street Maryland honors local volunteers

The Main Street Maryland program recently honored volunteers from Westminster and Taneytown for their efforts in downtown revitalization in those cities.

Volunteer recognition awards were given to Chris Batten, Linda Galvin and John Myers from Taneytown; and the Carroll County Arts Council, Mayor Kevin E. Dayhoff and the Common Council, and Mark A. Ritter from Westminster.

Main Street Maryland is a comprehensive downtown revitalization program that helps strengthen the economy of the traditional Main Street.

Westminster and Taneytown are Main Street communities.

County's literacy council receives $992 grant

The Literacy Council of Carroll County has received a $992 grant from ProLiteracy Worldwide through the National Book Scholarship Fund.

The grant will be used for resources for the council's English-as-a-second-language program, which has grown by 60 percent during the past two years.

The additional money will enable the Literacy Council to expand its services to immigrants moving to Carroll County.

The Literacy Council is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to helping adults and children improve their reading and language skills.

Educational materials from the scholarship fund are specially designed for literacy programs.

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