January 21, 2001
Officials for a volunteer fire company will decide later this month whether to pursue further court action against the Carroll firemen's association to obtain county funds or to comply with a mandate to bill $200 for ambulance service. Circuit Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. decided last week not to order the Carroll County Volunteer Firemen's Association to turn over $12,500 in county funds to the Reese and Community Volunteer Fire Company. The association has withheld the money because Reese has refused to institute the minimum billing for ambulance service as other Carroll companies have.
December 27, 1995
Baltimore County has begun environmental restoration projects using state, federal, local and private funds on two eastern county waterways.The Bird River Water Quality Management Plan will start with a $552,500 county expenditure to restore three miles of eroded stream channels along White Marsh Run, which feeds the river, and create more than 30 acres of wetlands.The county has applied for matching state funds, and has received $214,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and $125,000 from Nottingham Village Inc., a White Marsh developer.
July 4, 1993
25 Years Ago (Week of June 23-29, 1968):* It was announced this week that Howard County, the first county in the state of Maryland to organize a Head Start program, was in danger of being the first county to drop the program. The county was considering withdrawing support from the Community Action Council, through which the federal funds for the Head Start Program were channeled. The Board of County Commissioners was, however, considering financing Head Start with county funds.* About 37 Howard countians went by bus to Washington, D.C., to participate in Solidarity Day in support of the Poor People's Campaign.
September 27, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- Falling rain didn't dampen the mood Friday as Marada employees and managers gathered to break ground for their new plant.The festive occasion, celebrated with speeches and jokes from company executives, marked the realization of former general manager John Newman's dream for a multibuilding Marada campus in Westminster."
March 17, 2001
Fire, aim, ready! THE COLUMBIA Council found itself with a heaping portion of crow two weeks ago. It had rushed through a re-structuring of its tax rate, putting Columbia on a 100 percent valuation system along with the rest of the state. Then, the state attorney general said the change was unnecessary since Columbia is not a city nor a governmental subdivision. Councilwoman Barbara L. Russell, one of those who opposed the change, had asked for the opinion. She did not gloat. The council voted to repeal its earlier action, which had generated some concerns that higher tax rates might have resulted.
December 16, 2007
The Odenton Town Center is poised to be a key element in our county's future growth and economic development. The center's location in the heart of the Fort Meade BRAC expansion area adds to its importance and the need to implement this project as part of a coordinated plan for West County. The county's planning staff and economic development are working with the property owners in the Town Center to ensure that this growth is effectively managed. The infrastructure needs of this mixed-use community will be met through a combination of state and county funds.