SYKESVILLE -- The Planning Commission gave concept approval Monday night to the owner of the Harman-Rheubottom property for the nine-home Scarborough Woods development.
Owner Brian Harman and Jeff Jaras of Leon Podolak & Associates engineers presented the plans to the commission Monday.
The plans call for the homes to be built on lots of 3 acres or more and to be connected by a 1,600-foot common driveway off Oklahoma Road.
The driveway was the commission's biggest problem. Commissioners said they weren't sure of the county's or the town's limits on the number of homes served from a use-in-common driveway.
Commissioners also expressed concern that emergency and other large vehicles wouldn't be able to turn around in the driveway. Mr. Jaras said he could put in several turn-arounds along the driveway for that purpose.
The 37-acre parcel, zoned for conservation use, was annexed to the town last year so the four couples currently living there could receive town police protection and trash pickup.
Mr. Harman said he plans to develop the property gradually.
LTC In other action, the commission approved an amended plat plan for Shannon Run, Phase One, Section A, where some technical changes had to be made.
It also deferred action on preliminary plans for Jamaka Heights, a four-home development on Oklahoma Road.
Weekly pickup OK'd
MOUNT AIRY -- Town residents have responded so enthusiastically to mandatory recycling that the hauler now is picking up recyclables once a week instead of every other week.
Recycling became mandatory July 8, and residents recycled 35 tons during the first two pickups, Councilman William E. Wagner Jr. said.
Instead of waiting three months to re-evaluate the recycling program, Mr. Wagner said at Monday's council meeting that officials decided to go ahead with weekly pickup of recyclables.
Recyclables are picked up on Wednesdays and trash is picked up on Tuesdays in most areas, he said.
Recycling is off and running. The response has been great from the citizens," Mr. Wagner said.
He thanked the recycling committee, the town staff and other involved for their help in getting the project started.
Classes off campus
Carroll Community College is now offering college-level evening classes at four of the county high schools and Mount Airy Middle School.
Courses offered off campus this fall are:
* Francis Scott Key High -- English 101.
* Mount Airy Middle School (in conjunction with Frederick Community College) -- accounting, history of the United States to 1876, English 101, introduction to college math, general psychology, fundamentals of public speaking, and preparatory math modules.
* Liberty High -- accounting, business, computer information systems, management, math, and explorations of nature and society.
* Westminster High -- physics 101.
* North Carroll -- construction blueprint reading, English, fire suppression methods, and marketing.
College by television
Carroll Community College students can earn credit at home through the school's College of the Air telecourses this fall.
Each course consists of television programs broadcast by Maryland Public Television, channels 22 and 67, and Prestige cable channel 50; a textbook and study guide, plus writing and reading assignments.
Faculty members are assigned for each course to develop assignments, answer student questions and grade papers and tests.
Courses this fall, which may be taped and played back later to suit personal time schedules, are American Adventure (HIS 111), Business File (BUA 101), Business of Management (MAN 101), Discovering Psychology (PSY 101), Here's to Your Health (HEA 101), Literary Visions (ENG 102), Marketing (MAR 101), Oceanus (EAS 141), Sociological Imagination (SOC 101) and Western Tradition I (HIS 101).
Students may also view class tapes in the college library at 1601 Washington Road.
Telecourse orientation is at 7 p.m. Aug. 27.
Perfecting the words
In Carroll Community College's "Introduction to WordPerfect I" course, students will learn typing, editing and print attributes through hands-on experience with the WordPerfect 5.1 computer program.
Classes, which are $135 per person, will be from 7:15 to 9:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 20 at the 1601 Washington Road campus.
Tuition for senior adults is $55.
The commissioners meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
0 Information: 857-2044, 857-2043 or 876-2085.