Carroll Digest

CARROLL DIGEST

October 29, 2006

Meeting tomorrow on new EMS center

The county commissioners will hold a public meeting with Linwood community residents from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Linwood Brethren Church, 575 McKinstrys Mill Road, about the proposed emergency services training center.

Lehigh Cement Co. officials announced recently that they will donate 40 acres along McKinstrys Mill Road for the new training center.

Some Linwood residents and the church have expressed concerns about noise and traffic from the center.

The commissioners, staff from the Office of Public Safety Support Services, and members of the Carroll County Emergency Services Association will describe the training center, answer questions and take comments. Residents of Linwood and the surrounding area are urged to attend the meeting.

Information: 410-386-2973.

Project to shift Route 32 traffic

As part of Sykesville's project to redevelop the Warfield Complex along Route 32, the State Highway Administration will shift traffic tomorrow along Route 32 approaching the new relocated Springfield Avenue intersection to a divided highway pattern, separating each direction with a concrete median.

On Thursday, SHA will activate a new traffic signal at the relocated intersection. SHA will concurrently close the existing intersection and deactivate that traffic signal.

The existing park-and-ride at the current Route 32/old Route 851 intersection will be closed and a larger lot will open at the new intersection.

The new signal will be placed on flash-mode for three days to alert motorists. Variable message signs also will be placed on Route 32 approaches to the relocated Route 851.

Information: 410-795-8959.

LWV to hear talk on housing

The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Westminster Senior Center, 125 Stoner Ave.

Stephanie Dahlquist will give a presentation on the league's study of affordable housing. She recently attended a league state workshop on this topic.

Information: 410-549-4693.

Historical Society to hold elections

The trustees of the Historical Society of Carroll County will hold their annual dinner meeting and elections of officers and board members at 6 p.m. Nov. 9 at the New Windsor fire hall, 101 High St.

The evening will begin with a social time, then a surf-and-turf dinner at 6:30 p.m. Joe and Audrey Cimino will offer "Timeless Tunes Times Two."

Nominations for officers and trustees will be posted on the society's Web site at www.hscc.carr.org, and at the office, 210 E. Main St., Westminster, after Wednesday.

Tickets are $25, available through Wednesday.

Information: 410-848-6494.

Tech Council solicits promotional videos

The Carroll Tech Council is holding a video contest to promote its Technically Speaking Dinner Event and the Tech Council.

Those interested should create a 60-second public service announcement about the Tech Council to run on broadcast and local television. The video must explain some part of the Tech Council's mission.

Submission format is Quicktime DVD. Winning videos may be chosen to air to promote the Tech Council. Deadline for entries is Tuesday.

Judging will be based on effectiveness, originality and quality. First place will receive a $500 cash prize.

Information: 443-244-1262.

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