County offices open tomorrow

HARFORD DIGEST

October 07, 2007

Harford County government offices will be open tomorrow on Columbus Day. The Harford County Waste Disposal Center and Waste to Energy also will be open.

Harford County Public Library will be closed for a staff in-service day. Senior centers, public schools and Harford Transit will be open.

Upper Crossroads meeting is Wednesday

The Harford County Sheriff's Office will hold an Upper Crossroads community-awareness meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Fallston High School auditorium, 2301 Carrs Mill Road.

The meeting, to be led by Sheriff L. Jesse Bane, will focus on community concerns and issues.

Information: 410-836-5403.

Preservation credits topic of workshops

The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission will co-sponsor two seminars this month for anyone interested in preserving older buildings.

A Historic Tax Credit seminar will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Bel Air Town Hall, 39 Hickory Ave. Sponsored by the Bel Air Historic Preservation Commission, this seminar will offer information on local, state and federal tax credit programs for repair and renovation projects on older buildings. For information, call 410-638-4540.

The Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions will offer a workshop on "McMansions and Other Stock Plan Housing: How to Address Stock Plan Design in Historic Districts," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 27 in Havre de Grace.

Those in planning will learn how to review applications for stock plan projects and render decisions appropriate for historic districts. The cost is $25 for MAHDC members and commission staff, and $30 for others. Reservations are required by Oct. 19 at 301-270-0628.

BRAC seminar geared to nonprofits

The Harford County Department of Community Services, Harford County Public Library and Harford Community College will sponsor the first conference on the base realignment and closure process to be geared to the nonprofit community.

The conference will be held Nov. 13 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, 2430 Conowingo Road. Registration and a continental breakfast will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., followed by the conference from 8 a.m. to noon.

Topics to be covered include: "What does BRAC mean for your nonprofit?" "Who's coming to Harford County?" and "How will the people and businesses benefit your organization?"

Speakers will include County Executive David R. Craig and a panel of experts. An overview of BRAC will be given.

Registration fee is $15. Registration forms are available at www.harfordcountymd.gov. Forms and payment should be mailed to Harford County Department of Community Services, 319 S. Main St., Bel Air 21014.

Information: 410-638-3389.

Miss Fire Prevention to be named Nov. 4

The Harford County Fire & Injury Prevention Committee will select its Little Miss Fire Prevention, Miss Junior Fire Prevention and Miss Fire Prevention, along with Little Fire Chief representatives for 2008, on Nov. 4 at the Level Volunteer Fire Company, 3633 Level Village Road.

Interested youths can call Rhonda Polk at 410-272-3771.

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