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SOUTHEAST -- Sykesville * Eldersburg * Gamber


Sykesville OKs improvements program

The Sykesville Planning and Zoning Commission has voted unanimously to accept a capital improvements program for fiscal 1994.

Projects include $78,000 for road improvements; a $4,000 storage shed for four town vehicles now parked outdoors; and about $45,000 for new equipment. Included in the planned equipment purchases is $14,900 for another police car.

Planners said they are pushing the state to begin improvements to Route 32, which runs along Sykesville's border.

"You are planning how you want your town to grow," said Helen Spinelli, the county's comprehensive water and sewer planner. "Plan and finance Sykesville's future."

The plan includes projected expenditures through fiscal 1997. In 1995, the Recreation and Parks Department is asking for $240,000 to build a public swimming pool at Burkett Park.

Town Manager James L. Schumacher said the pool will be proposed but financing may delay construction for several years.


* Eldersburg: Sykesville, Gamber and Liberty Road of Baltimore County responded to a fire alarm on Georgetown Boulevard at 7:50 a.m. Thursday. Units were out for 32 minutes.

Sykesville responded to a fire alarm sounding on Old Washington Road at 2:06 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for three minutes.

* Sykesville: Sykesville assisted Howard County for a report of smoke in a house on Tridelphia Road at 12:33 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 23 minutes.

Sykesville assisted Howard County with a chimney fire at 3:00 p.m. Thursday. Units were out for 24 minutes.

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