Carroll Digest

CARROLL DIGEST

May 13, 2007

Yard care is focus of workshop

The Carroll County Cooperative Extension, Recycling Office and Master Gardeners will hold a free workshop for residents on an environmentally and economically sound approach to managing yard trim through backyard composting and grasscycling.

The final workshop will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at North Carroll Library, 2255 Hanover Pike, Greenmount.

Registration is required at 410-386-2760, or e-mail to hortman@umd.edu.

Information: Carroll County Recycling Office at 410-386-2633.

New Windsor sets hearing on plan

The New Windsor Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the New Windsor community comprehensive plan at 7 p.m. Thursday at the New Windsor fire hall.

If approved and adopted by the Town Council, the comprehensive plan will be the official guide for public and private development decision-making with the town and the Community Planning Area/Growth Area Boundary.

The plan is available at http:--ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/comppla n/nw2007/default.asp, or through the Bureau of Comprehensive Planning, Room 204, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

Information: 410-386-2145.

Taste of Carroll benefits hospice

The eighth annual "Taste of Carroll" to benefit Carroll Hospice will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 21 at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown.

More than 20 restaurants and wineries will share samplings of some of their best delicacies and fine wines. A live and silent auction also will be held.

Tickets are $60 per person, available at Carroll Hospice and by calling 410-871-8000.

Web site lists traffic issues

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council has set up a Web site for citizens to learn about planned transportation improvements in their community.

At http:--bmc.baltometro.org/tips, citizens can view draft projects planned near their home or anywhere in the region.

Detailed lists of the Transportation Improvement Program include road surfacing, bridge repairs, pedestrian overpasses, pedestrian and bicycle trails, park and ride lots, traffic signals and more.

Projects included are for federal funding requests for fiscal years 2008 to 2012.

Information: 410-732-0500, ext. 1048.

Trees to be treated for moth infestation

The Maryland Department of Agriculture is conducting an aerial spray program to treat trees on approximately 50,000 acres of land in 11 counties, including Carroll, to prevent forest defoliation caused by the gypsy moth.

For information about gypsy moths and the Suppression Program, log onto www.mda.state.md.us and click on gypsy moth. Residents may call 800-492-2105 or 2106 for access to spray schedules.

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