Water and zoning ordinances passed at Hampstead meeting


Three ordinances, two dealing with zoning and one with water, were passed unanimously at the Hampstead Town Council meeting Tuesday night.

The three council members present passed the ordinances after a public hearing where only wording changes were suggested.

Hampstead's council has had four members since Councilwoman Jacqueline Hyatt resigned this month.

Councilman Larry Hentz was out of town and did not attend Tuesday's meeting.

Council members voted Tuesday to provide water service only to town residents.

Exceptions will be made for people outside town limits whose water supply has been tainted.

Another ordinance adds definitions to the zoning code for types of restaurants, such as fast food, drive-in and cafeteria-style.

Planning and Zoning commission members asked for the legislation because they want to enact different zoning requirements for different classifications of restaurants.

The last ordinance clarifies the types of variances that may be appealed to Hampstead's Board of Zoning Appeals.

Council members decided to delay voting on ordinances dealing with adequate facilities and the new landscape manual until next month. The delay will give planning commission members time to review versions of the ordinances.

North Carroll High band competition is rescheduled

For the second week in a row, the North Carroll High School Panthers marching band was rained out of a Tournament of Bands competition.

The Oct. 14 Maryland State Championships were canceled because of rain. Saturday, Francis Scott Key High School called off its Showcase of Bands because of inclement weather.

The Panthers are scheduled to compete tomorrow at Mussellman High School in Bunker Hill, W.Va.

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