Carroll County Digest

CARROLL COUNTY DIGEST

April 03, 2005

Traffic roundabout opens in Westminster today

The Carroll County Department of Public Works will open the roundabout at Gorsuch Road and Center Street today in Westminster. The roundabout will replace the four-way stop signs.

Motorists are urged to use caution when entering the roundabout, look to the left for approaching vehicles and yield to those already in the roundabout.

For information on how to navigate a roundabout, call 410-386-2157.

Health care discussion planned by Democrats

The Carroll County Democratic Club will meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Frisco Family Pub in Carroll Plaza Shopping Center on Englar Road, Westminster.

There will be a health care panel discussion. Participating will be Tricia Supik, Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County; Dr. Robert Wack, Carroll Hospital Center director of pediatrics; Jan Flora, Bureau of Aging; and Jenny Teeter, Frederick Memorial Healthcare System.

The panel will discuss the results of studies of health trends and action plans in Carroll County; Access Carroll, the recently opened clinic for the uninsured; health-related resources; and pharmaceutical-cost trends.

The club will hold its annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Martin's Westminster. Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley will be the guest. Tickets are $50. For tickets, call 410-427-9517.

Information: 410-876-6201 before 7 p.m.

Taxpayers Association to hold meeting tomorrow

The Carroll County Taxpayers Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

The meeting will focus on those taxpayers proceeding to a level two hearing on their property tax assessment challenge, and those who had a level two hearing and want to know what to do next.

Information: 410-840-9699 or 410-857-1213.

Nominations needed for health care award

The Partnership for a Healthier Carroll County Inc. will present the Dr. Janet W. Neslen Award to individuals and organizations who have made outstanding efforts to improve access to health care and eliminate disparities in treatment.

Nominees should demonstrate such qualities as creating innovative solutions to health care access and disparity, acting on ideas, continuously improving, working unselfishly for others, and respecting each individual's health experience.

Deadline is Friday.

Nomination forms are available at www.healthycarroll.org or 410-876-4973.

Bureau of Aging seeks ombudsman candidates

The Carroll County Bureau of Aging's Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to monitor nursing homes and assisted-living facilities and to uphold the rights of residents in those facilities.

Potential ombudsmen must be at least 21 years old and complete three days of classroom training. Training provides participants with a working knowledge of the ombudsman program and the long term care system.

Free training will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 12-14 at the Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave. Volunteers must attend all classes.

Registration is required. Information: 410-848-4049 or 410-876-3363.

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