Waste panels forming
The county commissioners plan to appoint two committees to study solid waste collection and management.
The commissioners will appoint one committee to study how to dispose of waste once it is collected. Mechanized recycling, a waste-to-energy incineration plant and other alternatives to opening new landfills will be studied, said James E. Slater, administrator of the Office of Environmental Services.
The Northern Landfill near Westminster is projected to close in about 15 years, he said.
Two members of the Environmental Affairs Advisory Board -- Richard Filling, an environmental specialist with Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., and Arthur Peck -- have been nominated by that board to serve.
The other committee will study the feasibility of a countywide trash and recycling collection system. Carroll mayors have advocated establishing such a system.
Library applies for grant
To expand family literacy in Carroll County, the library and the
school's alternative education programs are applying for a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association and Bell Atlantic.
The proposed program, based on the school system's Even Start program in Taneytown, will work with a few families in the North Carroll area.
Alternative Education will provide classes such as parenting and reading reinforcement for adults, while the library will create complementary children's programs.
"We will get some money for children's books and get to do what we do best -- work with kids on reading readiness," said Gail Griffith, library assistant director.
Carroll County is among four libraries in Maryland competing for the grant, she said.
In other library news:
* CCPL board members hired Robert W. Waters of Management Consulting Services in Baltimore to help the library with a strategic plan.
* Katherine Campinella of Eldersburg has been appointed to the library board of trustees. Representing the Sykesville area, she fills the position vacated by Nancy Zeleski.
Auxiliary sworn in
SYKESVILLE -- Rick Subrizi was sworn in Tuesday night at the Town Council meeting as the Auxiliary Police captain.
The Rev. Roland Brown of St. Paul's United Methodist Church was sworn in as chaplain.
OC Police Chief Wallace Mitchell and Subrizi will pick other volun
teers for the auxiliary.
In other business:
* Julie A. Kaus was sworn in as the newest council member, replacing Wiley Purkey, who resigned in April.
* The council discussed resident complaints about snakes and overgrown weeds along one of the town's walking paths. Public Works personnel said they have been mowing the area.
* A Flag Day ceremony will be conducted, but officials need to check if the official Flag Day is June 14 or June 15.
* The town's red caboose will be leased for the summer to Karl Elhers for a snowball stand.