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SOUTHEAST--Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber


Sykesville makes application for state open-space money

Sykesville has applied for nearly $30,000 in state Planned Open Space money for improvements to Burkett and Millard Cooper town parks.

At Burkett Park, on Norris Avenue in the Lexington Run subdivision, the town plans to build a ball field, improve the tot lots and post signs.

The estimated cost of the project is $24,800. The town would pay $6,200.

Town officials also are asking the state for $10,761 to improve Millard Cooper Park on Springfield Avenue. The money would be used for lighting, improvements to walkways and trails and architectural plans for future restrooms. The town's share of the $14,330 total cost would be $3,569.

Sykesville's Planning and Zoning Commission approved the requests and applications Monday. Planners made only one modification, to ban lighted signs in both parks.

"There is no advantage to lighting signs," said Dennis Karr, planning chairman.

"They only detract from the setting."


* Hoods Mill: Sykesville responded to a trash container fire on Kabik Court at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday. Units were out for 38 minutes.

* Eldersburg: Gamber was dispatched for a grease fire in a building on North Spring Lake Way 3:09 p.m. on Saturday. The fire was out before units arrived.

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