County announces two road closings

HARFORD DIGEST

October 28, 2007

Harford County has announced two road closings this week.

Tomorrow, Madonna Road between Carea Road and Jerrys Road is expected to close for about a month to allow repairs to a culvert.

On Thursday, Asbury Road between Calvary Road and Edwards Lane will be closed to traffic for about 120 days for a culvert replacement.

Motorists who normally travel these routes should make other arrangements during the closures.

Officials to ride Town-Go-Round

Harford County Executive David R. Craig and Bel Air Mayor Terence Hanley will ride the Bel Air Town-Go-Round from 10:20 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Wednesday to celebrate the addition of three stops along the route and to welcome riders.

The three new stops include: Hearthstone at Moores Mill Crossing (Moores Mill Road, east of U.S. 1); Kings Crossing (Hickory Avenue between Moores Mill Road and Crocker Drive); and Hearthstone at Village Square (Williams Street/Ma and Pa Trail Head), all of which are recently constructed senior condominium complexes.

Goodie bags and information on senior services will be provided to riders.

The Town-Go-Round has 21 stops; the bus may be flagged down at locations approved by Harford Transit. The Town-Go-Round operates from 9 a.m. to 5:13 p.m. weekdays except county holidays.

The general public can ride the bus for $1. Reduced fares of 50 cents are available for riders age 60 and older, Medicare cardholders and disabled residents with a Harford Transit half-fare pass.

Harford Transit, a division of the Department of Community Services, provides services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buses are wheelchair-accessible.

Bel Air schedules planning workshop

Bel Air is preparing its 2008-2014 Comprehensive Plan, which will guide the community's growth and development and provide a basis for regulations and expenditures for the next six to 10 years.

Anyone who is interested in sharing his vision for Bel Air's future, identifying issues or providing recommendations for improvements is encouraged to attend a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall, 39 Hickory Ave., Bel Air.

The meeting will be an informal sharing of ideas that planners hope will lead to a strong, community-oriented plan.

Information: 410-879-9500 or 410-638-4540.

Fallston group to meet Nov. 8

The Greater Fallston Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 8.

Topics will include an update on MTBE and the LNG pipeline; state and local legislation affecting Fallston; an update on the county's Planning and Zoning workgroup; an overview of the Fallston Community Council; and a presentation by Sheriff L. Jesse Bane on keeping Fallston safe.

The meeting will be held in the second-floor meeting room at Grandview Christian Church, 2022 Fallston Road, Fallston.

Information: www.greaterfall ston.com or 410-941-5060.

BRAC conference set for 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 - known as BRAC - geared for the nonprofit community.

The conference will be held Nov. 13 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, 2430 Conowingo Road (U.S. 1) in Bel Air. Registration and continental breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., followed by the conference from 8 a.m. to noon.

Questions 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. Cash or checks will be accepted (make checks out to Harford County government). Registration forms are available at www.harfordcountymd.gov (click on the "conference" logo).

Registration and payment should be mailed to Harford County Department of Community Services, 319 S. Main St., Bel Air 21014.

Information: 410-638-3389.

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