Carroll Digest


September 18, 2005

Noise ordinance in effect since Thursday

The county's noise ordinance took effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

The ordinance outlines the maximum levels of noise considered acceptable in daytime hours, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., as well as nighttime hours, in residential, commercial and industrial areas of the county.

Standards are more strict around hospitals, nursing homes, funeral homes and other sensitive areas. Emergency operations, lawn mowers and some sporting events are among activities exempt from the ordinance.

Details on the ordinance can be found at http://ccgovernment.

The ordinance will be enforced by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. Deputies have been trained in the use of sound meters, and meters will be available for the public if they want to check out a possible violation.

For technical questions about the ordinance, call 410-386-2756.

Scrap tire drop-off scheduled Saturday

The Carroll County Department of Public Works' Bureau of Solid Waste will hold a Citizen Scrap Tire Drop-Off Day from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Northern Landfill, 1400 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster.

Carroll County residents can dispose of up to eight scrap tires per household free of charge. Commercial vehicles and business tires are prohibited.

Information: 410-386-2633.

Tall spruce or fir wanted for county Christmas tree

The Carroll County commissioners are seeking a 20-foot to 30-foot spruce or fir tree to serve as the county holiday tree in front of the county office building.

Anyone with such a tree who would be willing to donate it is asked to call Vivian Laxton at 410-386-2804 by 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

A committee will select the tree to be displayed during the Christmas holiday.

Humanitarian award nominations accepted

The Sylvia Canon Humanitarian Award was established in 2001 to acknowledge the many contributions that Canon made to the county as executive director of Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc.

The award is given annually to recognize an individual initiating and/or sustaining outstanding quality human services in Carroll County.

The nominee must be a current paid employee or retired from a human service organization (government, nonprofit or for-profit) providing services in Carroll, and demonstrate creativity, innovation and commitment that positively impact individuals or the larger county community.

Completed nomination forms can be faxed to the Community Service Council at 410-857-6188, with a follow-up phone call to 410-876-5505.

Nominations may be mailed to Community Service Council, c/o Community Foundation of Carroll County Inc., P.O. Box 170, Westminster 21158. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 3.

For details on nomination forms, call 410-876-5505.

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