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Site plan filed for Genstar quarryA formal...


Site plan filed for Genstar quarry

A formal site plan for the expansion of Genstar Stone Products Co.'s Medford Quarry has been filed with the Carroll County Bureau of Development Review.

Plans show three pits, two of which eventually will be combined into a 3,000-foot-by-2,000-foot quarry. The third, which company officials say will not be dug for several years, will be about 1,800 feet by 1,000 feet.

A site plan originally was submitted in August 1990. However, the plan was still under review when the mineral mining ordinances were passed in March 1992.

Under those ordinances, company officials had to submit a concept plan to the county planning commission, give a tour of the quarry and sponsor a public hearing. Comments from the hearing in November -- including landscaping and water quality management suggestions -- were folded into the current site plan.

The plan now will be reviewed by county agencies, the planning commission and the county commissioners. A meeting to review the plan's technical aspects tentatively has been scheduled for July 29.

Construction closes bank's drive-through

Union National Bank has announced the temporary closing of its drive-through banking facility at 111 E. Main St., Westminster, because of construction on East Main Street.

Dominic Pagio, vice president for marketing and branch administration, said, "We realize that many of our customers will be inconvenienced. We'd like to stress that the closing is temporary, and we will be reopening in approximately six to eight weeks.

He suggested that customers use the drive-through facilities at the West Main Street office (Pennsylvania Avenue and West Main), 140 Village, Finksburg or Hampstead branches, or the ATMs there and at Cranberry Mall.

Chamber of Commerce tips hat to members

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will conduct its "Hats Off" breakfast at 8 a.m. July 27 at Wilhelm Limited Caterers.

The program pays tribute to individuals, business firms and organizations for major contributions to civic and economic growth, and for actions which reflect honor on the Carroll community.

The cost of the breakfast is $7. To nominate an individual, business, or organization for a "Hats Off" salute, call the chamber office.

Information: 848-9050 or 876-7212.

Apartment complex wins top award

The Ridgeview Chase apartment complex on South Burning Tree Drive, Westminster, was awarded the "Best in Apartment Living" for 1993 by the Apartment Builders and Owners Council of the Home Builder's Association of Maryland.

The ABOC Award of Excellence is given to apartment units and communities exhibiting superiority in design, livability and price ranges.

Landscaping firm moves to new quarters

Riden-Bringhurst Associates Inc., a community and grounds management firm, has moved to new headquarters at Route 31 and Fenby Farm Road, about a mile south of Uniontown Road in Westminster.

The company expanded its business to include a landscape nursery and design service. In the near future, it plans to offer water garden supplies as well as installations for patios, decks and timber walls.

Riden-Bringhurst Associates Inc. is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday. The RBA Landscape Nursery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The mailing address is: 679 Old New Windsor Road, Westminster 21157-6748.

Information: 876-0201 or 848-1808.

Local woman joins Towson accountants

Melinda Gunther-Sonne, a certified public accountant, recently joined Stout, Casey and Horning, P.A., a full-service accounting firm in Timonium.

The Hampstead resident was recently the senior accountant supervisor at Cray Communications Inc. in Annapolis Junction.

She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and is a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Life underwriters install officers, board

The Carroll County Association of Life Underwriters recently installed officers and board members for 1993-1994:

The officers are: Cherie W. Jenkins, president; Warren J. Dayhoff, president-elect; David P. Griffin, vice president; Alan Kirkpatrick, secretary; Wayne R. Jenkins, treasurer; Robert F. Schilling, national committeeman.

Board members are: Bonnie Anderson, John P. Buenger, David M. Carl, James J. Curtis, Roger A. Diehl and Carroll E. Romney Jr.

The association recently had its ninth annual charity golf tournament and raised $3,121 for Carroll Hospice.

Association of CPAs elects new officers

The Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants announced the election of its 1993-94 Mid-Maryland Chapter officers.

The officers are: Kevin R. Hessler, CPA, Linton, Shafer & Co., Frederick, president; Jeffrey N. Myers, CPA, Rager, Lehman, Myers & Houck, Westminster, president-elect; Michael P. Manspeaker, CPA, Smith, Elliot, Kearns & Co., Hagerstown, secretary; Michele R. Mills, CPA, Linton, Shafer & Co., Frederick, treasure.

The Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants is the statewide professional association serving more than 9,000 members in seven chapters. The Mid-Maryland Chapter serves CPAs primarily in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington counties.

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