Carroll Digest

CARROLL DIGEST

July 02, 2006

Steinberg to head bureau of aging

Richard W. Steinberg, a 51-year-old Westminster native, has been named chief of the Carroll County Bureau of Aging.

An employee of the county Bureau of Roads Operations, he switched hats Thursday and moved to his new job at the Westminster Senior Center and bureau offices.

Before his position with the bureau of roads, he was director of finance and administration for the Visiting Nurse Association of Lancaster County, Pa.

He also ran his own health care consulting business for 15 years.

Steinberg has a master's degree in business administration, and a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Maryland, College Park.

He replaces Karen Lewns, who was named acting bureau chief in mid-November. She will return to her previous position as fiscal supervisor of the bureau.

Steinberg's salary will be $53,196 a year.

County announces July 4 closings

Carroll County government offices will be closed Tuesday for Independence Day.

Carroll County public libraries and senior centers will be closed. Also, the northern landfill and the recycling center will be closed.

Carroll author to speak in N.Y.

Carroll County resident Fred Glueckstein will speak Friday at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., as part of the hall's Baseball Author Series.

Glueckstein, 58, of Sykesville, wrote The '27 Yankees, a historical account of the 1927 New York team that won the World Series and included stars such as Babe Ruth, who hit his record 60 home runs that year, and Lou Gehrig.

Published last summer, the 484-page book is the product of more than a decade of research and writing by the author.

"I thought it would be interesting to go back in time and try to reconstruct the baseball season to give today's fans a real feel of what the game was like in 1927," Glueckstein said.

David P. Greisman

DUI enforcement to be increased

State troopers from the Westminster Barracks along with other police departments from around the county will conduct sobriety checkpoints at undisclosed locations in Carroll through Tuesday for the July 4 holiday.

The checkpoints are designed to raise awareness among motorists of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Law enforcement officers will take appropriate action as circumstances merit.

Extra police also will be out during the holiday period dedicated solely to DUI enforcement.

Changes proposed to zoning laws

The county commissioners will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to zoning regulations in the Neighborhood Business Retail District at 10 a.m. Thursday in Room 300A of the County Office Building.

Proposed changes include:

Adding automobile service centers as a conditional use requiring Board of Zoning Appeals' authorization.

Adding a provision exempting planned business centers from the 10,000 square feet of gross floor maximum size, provided that no individual use within the center exceeds 10,000 square feet of gross floor area.

Calculating the gross floor area for service stations to include any building or structure on the site and area surrounding the gas pumps, including the area below any canopy over the gas pumps.

Modifying the definitions of service station, vehicle repair shop and vehicle sales lot, and adding a definition for automobile service center.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available online at www.ccgovernment.carr.org and through the county attorney at 410-386-2030.

Information: 410-386-2145.

Emergency training offered to public

The Carroll County Office of Public Safety Support Services and Carroll Community College are offering a free Community Emergency Reserve Team (CERT) disaster training and response course.

The 20-hour class is designed to cover disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations and terrorism.

CERT training helps individuals to be able to assist responders in a major emergency.

The next class will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. July 11, 13, 18 and 20; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 and 22 at Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road.

Information: 410-456-3984.

Democratic club plans picnic

The Carroll County Democratic Club will hold its annual club picnic at 2 p.m. July 16 at the Lions Park in Union Mills on Old Hanover Road.

Hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages will be provided. Members are asked to contribute as follows: Last names beginning with A-L should take dessert; and M-Z, a salad.

Several candidates are expected to attend.

Annual membership (June to May) dues are $10 per person or $20 per family. Reservations are requested by tomorrow.

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

Emergency services personnel honored

Carroll County emergency services volunteers earned several awards at the recent Maryland State Firemen's Association convention.

Erin Drumheller of Manchester was named Miss MSFA fire prevention queen. She was Miss Carroll County and Miss Manchester fire prevention queen.

Sue Hubble, from Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, was given the Josiah Hunt, M.D. Award as Emergency Medical Services person of the year.

Rose Pandolfini from Gamber & Community Fire Company, was elected senior vice president of the Maryland State Ladies Auxiliary.

Mount Airy's brush truck won Best Appearing Brush Truck in the MSFA parade.

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