Sykesville Town Council votes to purchase baler
The Sykesville Town Council voted to use the remaining $14,000 of a $15,000 state grant to purchase a baler for its Recycling Center.
Approximately $1,000 had already been used for projects such as a campaign to boost town participation in recycling and the lease of a recycling truck.
The Epco Series 2000 baler, sold and serviced at LTR Corp. in Eldersburg, can be delivered in about 30 days, said Town Manager James L. Schumacher Monday.
The town had opened two bids for the machine at the May 10 meeting. The council chose the the costlier 9,000 LTR model because its capabilities more closely matched the town's specifications.
"It carries a 24-month warranty on parts," said Mr. Schumacher. "It can recycle products into tighter 2,000 pound bales, which will cut down on transportation costs."
The council also awarded five street repair projects to A. G. Parrot Co. of Woodbine. The $23,987 cost will be paid from 1994 capital improvement money.
Carrolltowne students create forest 'preserve'
During the month of May, fourth grade art classes at Carrolltowne Elementary School created a "wildlife preserve" of 3-D clay sculptured animals in a 3-D forest environment.
The display, which measures 4 feet by 4 feet, is on exhibit in the lobby of the school.
The purpose of this project is to create an awareness of the importance of preserving wildlife and keeping our environment a safe place for all to live.
The school is at 6542 Ridge Road, Sykesville.
* Gaither: Sykesville, Winfield and West Friendship of Howard County responded to a report of smoke in a basement on Gaither Road at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday. Units were out for 30 minutes.