County offices closed tomorrow


February 17, 2008

Harford County Government offices will be closed tomorrow for Presidents Day.

The Harford County Waste Disposal Center will be closed, while Waste to Energy will be open.

Senior centers, Harford County Public Library and public schools are closed tomorrow.

Harford transit will operate on a limited schedule.

Library board seeks candidates

The Harford County Public Library board of trustees is seeking candidates to be considered for appointment to the board for fiscal year 2009 (July 2008 to June 2009).

Positions will represent the Jarrettsville, Bel Air and North County areas. While current board members are eligible for reappointment, anyone interested in serving as a board member is encouraged to apply.

The county executive appoints a trustee to a five-year term from a list submitted by the existing board. The County Council then confirms the appointment. A trustee may be re-appointed for a second term.

Trustees establish and operate the library, set library policy, employ a director, advise on the budget, control spending, adopt rules and regulations for usage, and select locations and approve plans for branch buildings.

An application and information about qualifications is available from any Harford County Public Library branch or by calling 410-838-3749.

Completed applications, with a resume, must be turned in by March 5 to Office of the Director, Harford County Public Library, 1221-A Brass Mill Road, Belcamp, Md. 21017.

Students sought for Youth Academy

The Harford County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for its 2008 Youth Academy, a week long program for high school students to work hands-on with the Sheriff's Office.

Students will interact with the SWAT team, K-9 units, CSI unit, and other agencies. They will also tour the Detention Center, District and Circuit courts and Training Academy.

Youths will do the Ropes Course, canoe, and go to Regal Cinemas.

The Youth Academy will be held weekly from June 23 to Aug. 4 at Harford Glen, where students sleep in the dorms. Harford high school students who have completed ninth grade to graduated seniors may attend.

Applications can be downloaded from A $25 deposit is required, which will be refunded upon completion of the Youth Academy.

Applications can be returned to the School Resource Officer or mailed to Harford County Sheriff's Office, P.O. Box 150, Bel Air, Md. 21014, attention: School Policing.

Information: 410-638-3969.

Fundraiser to help landscaping

The Joppatowne Garden Club will replace the plants and trees and do a new landscape project in the median strip at the entrance to Joppatowne.

The club is launching a fundraising campaign to raise $8,000 needed to complete the project, which will feature crepe myrtles, hawthorns and weeping Serbian spruce, plus flowering shrubs and perennials.

Michael P. Gaborek, chairman of the Master Gardeners' Landscape Consulting Committee and owner of Watercolors Landscape Design in Havre de Grace, created the design that will give the area year-round interest.

Checks can be made payable to the Joppatowne Garden Club and mailed to M. Darmsteadt, 22 Neptune Drive, Joppa, MD 21085.

The Joppatowne Garden Club is a nonprofit organization.

Information: 410-679-4813.

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