September 25, 2005
TOMORROW Carroll County commissioners -- 7 p.m. meeting with the New Windsor mayor and Town Council at town hall, 211 High St. 410-386-2043. Westminster Common Council -- 7 p.m. meeting at City Hall, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane. 410-848-9000. Sykesville Town Council -- 7 p.m. meeting in the Town House meeting room at 7547 Main St. 410-795-6390. Union Bridge Town Council -- 7 p.m. meeting at Town Hall, 104 W. Locust St. 410-775-2711. Mount Airy Planning and Zoning Commission -- 7:30 p.m. meeting in the lower level meeting room of the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company, 702 N. Main St. The agenda includes the site plan for the Town Hall renovation, Streetscape and downtown design guidelines.
September 4, 2005
Roser's Mini Storage Location: East side of Route 194, Keymar Developer/owner: Ted Roser Engineer: BPR Inc., Westminster Description: A 52-unit storage facility on a 2.91-acre parcel zoned for business. Any future development on the remaining 71-acre agricultural property will have to use the entrance detailed on the site plan. The facility will have four buildings, each about 10,000 square feet. All storage will be enclosed in units with an average size of 10 feet by 10 feet. Status: The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission has approved the site plan contingent on a public works agreement that will require a landscaped buffer along the roadway and interior shielded lighting.
July 24, 2005
Despite a shortage of water and a petition signed by 600 residents, a judge has ordered the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a 254-townhouse project in the fastest-growing area of the county. The commission must approve the Eldersburg project or its members -- including County Commissioner Julia Walsh Gouge -- could be jailed for contempt, according to Carroll Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway. The planning commission denied the project last year, citing inadequate facilities in South Carroll, where the population has nearly tripled since 1980.
September 22, 2004
Finksburg planning group announces agenda change The Finksburg Planning Area Council has announced a program change for its meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church, 2101 Old Westminster Pike. The meeting will feature an update on the proposed Finksburg Corridor Plan and employment campus near the Gerstell Academy on Route 140. The Sept. 15 Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission meeting also will be discussed. All Finksburg area residents and businesses are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings.