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Human Services to give surplus food away

The Human Services Programs of Carroll County Inc. will distribute surplus food commodities to eligible Carroll County residents from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 22 through March 25 from the ground level of the Barrel House, 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster.

Food items to be distributed are vegetarian beans, butter, cornmeal, flour, peanut butter, pork and raisins.

To receive foods, a household must register and:

* Live in Carroll County.

* Bring one of the following program identification cards: food stamps; medical assistance (not Social Security Medicare); public assistance or energy assistance letter for the 1992-1993 program.

* Meet household income guidelines and present written verification of the household's gross income before deductions, such as a letter from Social Security or pay stubs.

The income scale is as follows according to household size and monthly gross income:

* One person, $851.

* Two people, $1,149.

* Three people, $1,446.

* Four people, $1,744.

* Five people, $2,041.

* Six people, $2,339.

* Seven people, $2,636.

* Eight people, $2,934.

For each additional person add $297.

An eligible household may send information with a representative to register and pick up foods.

Information: 857-2999.

Snow cancels anglers' reservoir cleanup plans

The Reservoir Anglers Association has canceled its planned cleanup of the Liberty Reservoir area Saturday because of the snow.

The group was planning to pick up trash and debris around the reservoir, but canceled because the snow might not be melted in time for the volunteers to see what needs to be done.

A new cleanup date will be scheduled later.

Information: W. T. Standiford, RAA chairman, 373-5422.

Planning board OKs cottage industry uses

The Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission yesterday approved a proposed zoning amendment that would allow cottage industries in existing accessory buildings.

The proposed amendment will go before the county commissioners for a public hearing.

In January, Westminster Attorney Thomas F. Stansfield asked the planning commission to review the ordinance and draft language to allow cottage industries in accessory buildings as well as dwellings.

The cottage industries ordinance allows assembly or manual work in a family home. The zoning didn't address accessory buildings, said Solveig Smith, the county zoning administrator.

Mr. Stansfield's client, Randall L. Bowers of Taneytown, wants to establish a cabinet shop at his home in an agricultural district. Custom cabinet shops have been allowed as home occupations in homes where there are no outside employees, Ms. Smith said.

Recycling center closed today

The Carroll County Recycling Center, on Littlestown Pike near the airport north of Westminster, will be closed because of the snow until tomorrow, county officials announced yesterday.

Youth Services plans two new programs

The Carroll County Youth Services Bureau plans to expand its scope next year to offer employee-assistance programs and a class for parents to learn how divorce will affect their children, the bureau director said yesterday.

The bureau, which provides family counseling, expects to collect $60,000 in fees from clients next year, Director George Giese said in a budget meeting with Carroll commissioners.

The General Assembly gave the bureau approval to charge fees last May, he said. The fees will help pay for the new programs and have allowed the bureau to buy more computers, hire a billing clerk and make two part-time employees full-time, Mr. Giese said.

He asked the commissioners to contribute $284,130 to the bureau's budget, which is the same amount the county contributed the past two years.

The bureau also receives money from the state Juvenile Services Administration.

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