Change in forest ordinance is opposed
The Manchester town council voted Tuesday night to oppose a proposed change in Carroll County's forest conservation ordinance.
Mayor Earl A. J. "Tim" Warehime Jr. said at Tuesday night's meeting that the county commissioners had suggested a change in the penalty clause.
Currently, the ordinance says violators "shall" be penalized. If the change is made, he said, the ordinance would say violators "may" be penalized. Mr. Warehime recommended that the council contact the commissioners to oppose the change.
Councilwoman Charlotte B. Collett, who chairs Manchester's tree commission, said the proposed change would amount to "watering [the ordinance] down."
The council voted unanimously to contact the commissioners to urge them to leave the ordinance as it stands.
North Carroll firemen busy in Pennsylvania
No fires were reported in Carroll County between 5 a.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. yesterday, but firefighters in North Carroll were kept busy assisting companies in Pennsylvania.
An engine from the Lineboro station was dispatched to the Codorus State Park at 10:01 a.m. for a chlorine spill and remained on the scene for more than six hours.
Another engine from Lineboro and one from Manchester were transferred to the Pleasant Hill fire station in York County at 10:49 a.m. Firefighters from both Carroll companies remained in Pennsylvania for more than seven hours.
A second engine from Manchester was moved to the Lineboro station at 10:57 a.m. for coverage in that area.
Manchester and Lineboro responded to a woods fire on Wolfgang-Schoolhouse Road in York County at 12:33 p.m. The units were out for 41 minutes.
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