Carroll Digest

CARROLL DIGEST

May 14, 2006

County to begin work on playing field

The county will begin work this month on a playing field at Freedom Park in Sykesville. The nearly $80,000 project will be the ninth field and the third to offer several recreational sports possibilities.

The new multipurpose field will provide needed additional play space for football, soccer and lacrosse games that recreation officials call rectangular sports.

Library to debut browser's collection

The Carroll County library system will soon introduce a browser's collection, filled with in-demand items, at its five branches.

Popular best-sellers as well as other highly requested items will have a separate circulation. Items in the collection will have seven-day borrowing periods and will not be eligible for renewal. Patrons also will not be able to put browser items on hold.

Zoning commission releases roads draft

The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission has released the Carroll County Scenic Roads Plan draft for public comment.

The plan recognizes the exceptional and scenic roadways within the county and lays the groundwork for preserving many of the unique characteristics of these areas.

Copies of the draft plan are available at all public library branches and online at www.ccgovernment.carr.org.

A community forum on the plan will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster. A public hearing has tentatively been scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the same location.

Information: 410-386-2145.

Mount Airy to swear in its new mayor

Mayor-elect Frank Johnson will be sworn in as the top elected official in Mount Airy at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the gazebo at Wildwood Park off Park and Ridge avenues.

Gary Nelson and John Woodhull will also be sworn in as council members.

A special council meeting will be held afterward in the dining room at the senior center on Ridge Avenue to address council reorganization.

Information: 310-829-1424.

Commissioners set community hearing

The Carroll County Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the community to comment on the fiscal 2007 operating budget and Community Investment Plan at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Carroll Community College's Scott Center, 1601 Washington Road.

Information: 410-386-2973.

Council to celebrate Md. Tourism Week

The Tourism Council of Carroll County Inc. will celebrate Maryland Tourism Week tomorrow through May 21.

A private reception will be held during Tourism Week at Wheeler's Automotive and Wheeler Village in Westminster where a new visitor's guide, Destination Carroll County, will be unveiled. The 36-page guide provides visitors and residents with information on things to see and do.

Information: 410-848-1388 or 800-272-1933.

Democratic group to include students

The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee recently decided unanimously to expand its ex officio membership to include high school students.

One student from each high school in the county, as well as one home-schooled student of high-school age, will be eligible for membership.

To be considered, a letter of interest must be sent, along with a letter of recommendation, preferably from a teacher. The positions are for one year, July 1 to June 30 .

Letters will be accepted through June 15. They should be sent to Martin Radinsky, chair, Carroll County Democratic Central Committee, 5602 Gara Way, Eldersburg 21784.

Information: 443-520-7750.

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