SOUTHEAST -- Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber

Officials plan and discuss postal facility relocation

South Carroll has outgrown its 18-year-old post office on Sandosky Road in Sykesville.


While postal officials search for a new location, the Town Council is working to keep an office in town.

"We are not denying there are problems at the present location," said Mayor Lloyd R. Helt Jr. "But, have they considered the land and space available at Raincliffe Business Center?"


John Quinn, real estate specialist with the Postal Service, said his department had advertised for bids for a new location in June.

David Moxley, the owner of the business center along Route 32, did not respond to the bid request, he said.

Those bids will become obsolete if the federal building moratorium continues through the first of the year, Mr. Quinn said. The postal service would then readvertise for bids.

The moratorium could give the town the time it needs to voice its protests and get some input on site selection, said Mr. Quinn.

T. J. Tallent, the town postmaster, said a new post office should be built "somewhere near the population center" of the 21784 area.

The existing 34,000-square-foot building could become a postal contract site.

It would provide most postal services but would not have a delivery system, Mr. Tallent said.

Commission reviews county ordinance


The Sykesville Planning and Zoning Commission will discuss the proposed county Forest Conservation Ordinance at 7 p.m. today in the Town House.

Members also will report on the status of municipal development projects and receive the final copy of the Small Town Planning Guidelines, which were adopted at the Sept. 28 council session.

Other agenda items include a review of the Transportation Study and discussion of health insurance options for commission members.

Information: 795-8959.