Carroll Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

September 19, 2004

County road projects for this week announced

The Carroll County Department of Public Works has announced road projects for this week.

For information on the project below, call Carroll County Bureau of Roads Operations at 410-386-6717.

Patching: Brehm Road from Old Manchester Road to Gorsuch Road.

For information on the following projects, call Carroll County Bureau of Engineering at 410-386-2171:

Inlet repair: Valley Hill Farms subdivision streets.

Storm drain installation: Gorsuch Road and Center Street roundabout, Penn Hill Road in Valley Hill Farms.

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

Closed for bridge reconstruction: Stoney Lane and Freter Road (at the bridge) between Old Liberty Road and Buckhorn Road.

Shoulder backup: Schalk Road No. 1, Alesia Road.

Paving: Alesia/Lineboro Road, Church Street.

Group's Ladies Auxiliary to meet tomorrow

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Carroll County Volunteer Emergency Services Association will hold its fall executive meeting and dinner tomorrow at the Lineboro fire hall.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business meeting.

Information: 410-775-7402.

Antiques Appraisal Day is Oct. 2 at Best Western

The Historical Society of Carroll County will hold its fourth annual Antiques Appraisal Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 2 at Best Western Conference Center in Westminster.

A panel of certified appraisers and nationally recognized experts will offer oral appraisals of and insights into antiques and heirlooms ranging from jewelry to arts and crafts and to furnishings.

Participants are encouraged to take as many items as they wish for appraisal. The cost is $15 for the first item and $5 for each additional piece. Sets of objects, such as a tea service, will be charged as one item.

For large pieces of furniture, it is suggested that a drawer, photographs, measurements and notes about the item be taken.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Yard trimmings accepted at Northern Landfill

Carroll County reminds residents that yard trimmings are banned from being mixed with household waste for disposal.

Residential yard trimmings are accepted, loose or in clear bags, at no charge at Northern Landfill from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Commercial businesses are charged $15 a ton for yard trimmings.

Acceptable yard trimmings include: grass, leaves, shrub and tree trimmings up to 8 feet long and 4 inches in diameter. Accepted materials are mulched or composted and made available to county residents at no charge.

Mulch is available year-round at Northern Landfill, Hoods Mill Landfill and Freedom Park. Free compost currently is available at the two landfills. Residents should come prepared to self-load.

Residents should note that mulch is a natural wood product and may contain allergens. They should wear proper clothing when handling mulch. The mulch is not recommended for use around shallow-rooted plants, flower or vegetable gardens.

Information: 410-386-4550 or 410-386-2633.

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