County to seek grant for environmentalist
Carroll County government is applying for a $28,000 federal grant, which the county would combine with $5,000 in state money to hire an environmental education specialist.
The specialist would work with local businesses and citizens' groups on such issues as handling hazardous materials and pollution prevention, said James E. Slater Jr., county environmental services administrator.
Mr. Slater said a similar position was approved in the 1990-1991 county budget. It was one of the unfilled jobs eliminated by the county commissioners when they faced a budget crunch in 1990.
The commissioners signed the grant application, but Commissioner Donald I. Dell said he would oppose spending county money to hire an environmental educator.
Commissioners request ability to retain houses
Carroll County's commissioners sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration yesterday, requesting permission to retain five Littlestown Pike houses the county bought as part of the airport expansion project.
Under FAA regulations, the houses must be destroyed, said county General Services director J. Michael Evans.
The houses will be in the expanded airport's high noise zone, which means the county is required to buy them or obtain easements for them, Mr. Evans said.
County officials would like to rent the houses until the buildings or the property can be used for services connected to the airport, Mr. Evans said.
CHANGE has recycling program for cans
CHANGE Inc. on Bishop Street, Westminster, now has a recycling program for aluminum cans to benefit the organization's programs.
The public is encouraged to drop aluminum cans off in the trailer provided in the CHANGE front parking lot.
CHANGE (Carroll Haven Achieving New Growth Experiences) works with the county's developmentally disabled citizens.
Information: Cindy Martin, 848-1824.