Carroll Digest


October 09, 2005

County openings, closings for holiday

Carroll County government offices will be closed tomorrow for Columbus Day.

County public libraries and public schools will be open.

The Northern Landfill and the Recycling Center also will be open.

Senior centers will be closed.

Water-meter survey will begin Tuesday

Carroll County and Johnson Controls Inc. will begin conducting a survey of all of the county's water meters in the Freedom, Bark Hill, Pleasant Valley and Hampstead areas beginning Tuesday.

The survey will be held between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays and take a minimum of four weeks to complete.

The purpose is to identify any changes and operational efficiency measures that could improve infrastructure and reduce operating costs.

The first part of the survey will require a visual inspection of each water meter, with no disruption of service to the homeowner, and is anticipated to take less than five minutes.

The second part will require a small percentage of meters to be removed for testing, when new meters will be installed. This will take about 20 minutes. Homeowners whose meters will be removed and replaced will be notified in advance.

Workers involved in the survey will be wearing either orange vests or blue shirts marked with the logo "JCI/PVI Meter Team." Trucks and golf carts marked with the same logo also will be used.

Information: 410-386-2164.

Residents can drop off hazardous waste

The Carroll County government will hold its annual residential household hazardous waste drop-off from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Carroll County Vehicle Maintenance Facility, 1250 Meadow Branch Road, Westminster.

The drop-off is for residents only, not businesses.

Acceptable items include gasoline and gas/oil mixes, oil-based paints and thinners, solvent, stains, sealants, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, household batteries and cleaners.

Unacceptable items include latex paint, explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive materials, compressed gas tanks and cylinders, rechargeable and vehicle batteries and asbestos.

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

Target group to hold bull and oyster roast

Target Community and Educational Services will hold its 16th annual bull and oyster roast from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Union Mills Homestead, 3311 Littlestown Pike.

Tickets are $35; $350 for a table of 10, and $1,000 for a corporate table. Raffle tickets are $100.

Proceeds benefit Target's programs and services for the developmentally disabled.

Information: 410-848-9090.

Technote event scheduled Oct. 20

The Carroll Technology Council will hold its annual Technote to show how programs are created behind-the-scenes from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster.

Del. Susan W. Krebs, a Republican from District 9B, will be the speaker. Entertainment will be provided by magician Josh Norris and the Westminster Ballet.

Refreshments will be served.

Reservations are requested by Friday.

Information: 443-244-1262.

County gets $36,387 for housing rehabs

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has announced the allocation of $3.275 million statewide for housing rehabilitation loans for the current fiscal year through June 30.

Carroll County received $36,387 for the rehabilitation of single-family homes and residential properties of one to four units.

The Maryland Housing Rehabilitation Program also offers funds for the Lead Hazard Reduction Grant and Loan Program and the Indoor Plumbing Program.

Information is available at the Department of Citizen Services office, 10 Distillery Drive, Suite 101, Westminster.

Information: 410-386-3600.

Parents sue driver in daughter's death

The parents of a 34-year-old woman, one of three people killed in a crash near Manchester last year, have filed a $2 million wrongful-death action against the driver in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Kathleen Jean McIntyre, 48, of Manchester received a 10-year prison term Sept. 19 on guilty pleas to three counts of vehicular manslaughter. Killed May 19, 2004, on Route 27 near Route 30 were Anthony Norman Thomas, 14, one of her passengers, and two women in another car, Shirley Mae Bosley, 70, and Tammy Sue Reindollar, 34.

In the civil lawsuit, Reindollar's parents, Betty J. Bange of Spring Grove, Pa., and Roland Bollinger of Hanover, Pa., say McIntyre's negligence caused the death of their daughter.

McIntyre was speeding in her 1987 Chevrolet Corvette, trying to reach a store in Westminster before it closed at 10 p.m., said David P. Daggett, deputy state's attorney in the criminal case. Bosley had just left church with Reindollar, her niece, and they were returning home when Bosley's 1997 Subaru Legacy station wagon was struck by McIntyre's car.

40 offenders sent into treatment

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.