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May 5, 1991
Dennis Frazier, Samuel V. Greenholtz, Michael Oakes, Rebecca A. Orenstein, Mark S. Snyder, Stephen R. Chapin Sr. and Kenneth A. Yowan (seeking one of three council seats) were asked these four questions:* What do you view as the city's three most immediate needs?* Considering the anticipated growth in Westminster, how should the city assure adequate services for its residents (i.e.: water, roads, fire and emergency services, public facilities)?* Do you believe the county and towns can meet the 1994 mandate for 15 percent recycling?
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
A Massachusetts company building a high-speed fiber network has added a 270-mile segment into the Baltimore area, while the City of Westminster is launching a high-speed network of its own. Lightower Fiber Networks expanded its network to include Baltimore and parts of Baltimore, Howard and northern Anne Arundel counties, officials said Tuesday. The network extends to the Washington, D.C., area and Northern Virginia, connecting through Montgomery and Prince George's counties, as well.
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NEWS
April 26, 1995
A caption in Monday's Carroll County edition incorrectly identified the sponsor of a "clean sweep" day in Westminster. The event was sponsored by the city of Westminster, with participation by Neighbors United.The Sun regrets the error.
EXPLORE
November 12, 2011
WESTMINSTER - The City of Westminster was one of five Maryland community cited this week as a "sustainable community" by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development and the state Department of Planning. Planning Secretary Richard Hall said the designation of Westminster, Aberdeen, Cumberland, Hyattsville and Laurel comes under the state's Sustainable Communities Act of 2010 - and triggers the city's potential to apply for state tax incentives and support programs.
NEWS
April 24, 1995
A caption in Monday's Carroll County edition incorrectly identified the sponsor of a "clean sweep" day in Westminster. The event was sponsored by the city of Westminster, with participation by Neighbors United.The Sun regrets the error.
NEWS
July 27, 1999
PoliceWestminster: An employee of Howard Robson Inc., working on Kriders Church Road on property belonging to the city of Westminster, told police last Wednesday that someone damaged a pumping station. Damage was estimated at $800.Westminster: An employee of Gordon's Jewelers at Cranberry Mall told police Sunday that someone took $180 from the cash register.Pub Date: 7/27/99
NEWS
By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | December 16, 1998
The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission decided yesterday to update the comprehensive plan for the area surrounding Westminster, a plan that was last reviewed 13 years ago.The decision means that members of the commission will meet with residents of the area and members of the city planning commission to review the Westminster and Environs Comprehensive Plan of 1985.The meeting is expected to be held in February. It typically takes about 18 months to update a comprehensive plan, said Barbara C. Moser, the county's comprehensive planner.
NEWS
August 23, 1999
COMMON SENSE and a sense of common purpose could clear up the complicated embroglio over Random House's $30 million expansion plans and the book distributor's need for added water and sewer services from the city of Westminster.To provide extended utilities to the site, Westminster wants to annex it. Random House objects to paying city property taxes, estimated at more than $100,000 a year. But the firm would get lower rates on water and sewer service than it now pays.Random House got $3.5 million in state and county aid this year to put its sole national distribution center in Carroll County.
NEWS
May 23, 1993
Carroll commissioners voted Thursday to spend $69,477 to hire a legal secretary in the state's attorney's office and to help pay for a family shelter and a regional animal lab. The items were additions to the county's proposed $130 million budget for fiscal 1994.They voted to spend:* $28,785 to hire a legal secretary for State's Attorney Thomas E. Hickman's office. The office needed a secretary to help keep up with increasing clerical work.* $20,692 for Carroll's share of operating the Frederick County Animal Laboratory, which tests animals in the region.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | October 21, 1996
F & M Manufacturing Inc. has won approval from the city of Westminster and should begin work on a manufacturing plant at West Branch Trade Center on Route 97."We should break ground this month," said Dana E. Caro, president and one of four partners in the company. Production could begin at the plant by June or July.After completion of the $3 million building, the company, which now employs 125, plans to hire about 75 workers by the end of next year, he said.Its products include robotic security vehicles for the military, metal detectors for the U.S. Postal Service, components for Goddard Space Flight Center and therapeutic devices for people with circulation problems.
NEWS
By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | December 3, 2005
Concerned that it took Westminster public works employees nearly a month to notify them about elevated levels of nitrates in one of the city's 11 wells, state officials say they need to put an end to such delays. "For the sake of protecting public health, we can't afford lag times of almost a month in notifying MDE of a system's exceeding levels of nitrates. It's not acceptable," said Julie Oberg, a spokeswoman for the Maryland Department of the Environment. "We'll be working with the city of Westminster to ensure proper notification processes are in place so this does not happen again."
NEWS
November 20, 2005
CENTRAL Gerstell sets run/walk fundraiser Gerstell Academy will hold its fourth annual Thanksgiving One Mile Pie Run/Walk today at the school, 2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., and the race at 11 a.m. Winners in various age groups will receive a pie. Entry fee is $5 per person and $12 for a family of three or more. Proceeds benefit hurricane relief. Information: 410-861-3000. City of Westminster leaf pickup change The City of Westminster Department of Public Works will change its leaf pick-up schedule for this week.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2005
Carroll County commissioners said yesterday they probably would not support Westminster's plans to annex about 146 acres for a new housing development because adding up to 300 homes would drain resources and bring increased traffic to a mostly rural area. The commissioners said that annexing the unincorporated area of the county into Westminster hinged on a questionable assumption - that a single connecting road was enough to declare the property contiguous to the city limits. "We're talking about a significant increase in the density of the city of Westminster without being contiguous to the city of Westminster," Commissioner Dean L. Minnich said.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2005
Carroll County commissioners said yesterday they probably would not support Westminster's plans to annex about 146 acres for a new housing development because adding up to 300 homes would drain resources and bring increased traffic to a mostly rural area. The commissioners said that annexing the unincorporated area of the county into Westminster hinged on a questionable assumption - that a single connecting road was enough to declare the property contiguous to the city limits. "We're talking about a significant increase in the density of the city of Westminster without being contiguous to the city of Westminster," Commissioner Dean L. Minnich said.
NEWS
By Hanah Cho and Jacques Kelly and Hanah Cho and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | March 31, 2004
LeRoy Lindy Conaway, who ran a country store and - for 16 years as mayor - the city of Westminster, died Monday of lung disease at Carroll Hospital Center. He was 73. Mr. Conaway served on the City Council from 1964 to 1973, and he was elected in 1973 to the first of four consecutive terms as mayor. He lost the job by a 12-vote margin in 1989. "I had hoped to leave before I was kicked out," Mr. Conaway said as he left office. "I have enjoyed working with the council, and I feel we have really advanced the city."
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2004
It chimed about 13 times at 9 a.m. as a crew worked on Westminster's 19th-century Main Street clock, but by Monday evening the landmark appeared to be keeping time again. The clock, in the historic firehouse tower downtown, started chiming about a half-hour fast about two weeks ago. That's when residents started calling city officials. So city workers began working last week to fix the Seth Thomas clock, which is more than 100 years old. Jeff Glass, the city's assistant director of public works for streets and utilities, said he had about 10 calls in less than a week.
NEWS
March 26, 1991
The city of Westminster and its police force have been recognized with a state award for promoting car seat-belt use.Westminster was one of 10 entities, as were Howard and Frederick counties, commended for their efforts by the state Department of Transportation last week.The awards, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, are open to a variety of organizations, including local governments, military bases, companies and schools, that promote seat-belt use and demonstrate the effectiveness of their program.
NEWS
June 3, 2001
Newly elected mayor lauds voting participants I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in the Westminster City elections on May 14, 2001. Westminster ran this election for you. Although we doubled the number of voters in this election from the previous election, we all will look forward to an even greater number of folks participating in future elections. We need citizens not spectators. I would like to take this opportunity to personally applaud the efforts of everyone involved in Suzanne Albert's, Damian Halstad's and Roy Chiavacci's election campaigns, for a job well done.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 23, 2003
The city of Westminster's method for determining how much of the cable television franchise fees it collects should be passed on to county government could shortchange an effort to beef up public access programming, Carroll's cable television administrator says. Westminster officials say they will continue to pay a set amount that is not necessarily 2 percent of the city's share of cable franchise fees, although it agreed three years ago to pay the percentage amount. Although the difference might be only a few thousand dollars, the city is violating the spirit of the agreement, said Ken Decker, chairman of the county's Cable Regulatory Commission.
NEWS
By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2003
Organizations that lease buildings from the city of Westminster would be able to serve alcohol at some events under legislation being considered by the city's Common Council. The legislation is designed to allow the Carroll County Arts Council, which recently moved from a privately owned building to the city-owned Carroll Theatre, to continue serving wine at gallery openings. But the council has put off deciding on the matter, in part because of questions raised by one member of the panel.
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