Workshops scheduled on Code Home Rule

October 01, 2006

The county commissioners are sponsoring five public informational workshops about Code Home Rule.

In August, the commissioners adopted a resolution to place on the Nov. 7 ballot a public referendum to vote for or against transforming Carroll County into a code form of home rule government.

The workshops will be held before the general election to give residents information on this form of government.

Government consultant Victor K. Tervala of the Institute of Governmental Service at the University of Maryland, College Park, will present an overview of Code Home Rule and answer questions.

All workshops will be held at 7 p.m. as follows:

Thursday at Northwest Middle School, 99 Kings Drive, Taneytown.

Oct. 12 at Shiloh Middle School, 3675 Willow St., Hampstead.

Oct. 19 at Mount Airy Senior Center, 703 Ridge Ave.

Oct. 26 in Room 003, Carroll County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Nov. 2 at Oklahoma Road Middle School, 6300 Oklahoma Road, Eldersburg. Information regarding Code Home Rule and how it compares with the current commissioner form of government is available at

Copies of the second edition of Tervala's book, Home Rule Options in Maryland, are available at the reference desks of all public library branches.

Information: 410-386-2030, TT 410-848-9747.

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