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Officers to monitor intersection


Sykesville Police Department will monitor the intersection closest to Sykesville Middle School over the next few weeks.

Several parents have raised safety concerns about the school zone, which includes the three-way crossing of Cooper Drive and Springfield and Central avenues.

Chief Wallace P. Mitchell will assign officers to the crossing three days a week at arrival and dismissal times.

"We are looking at the long-term feasibility of hiring a crossing guard," said Matthew H. Cand- land, town manager. "The police will assess the situation. If they decide a guard is necessary, we could include money for one in the next budget."

Police have found that motorists are adhering to the 30 mph posted speed limit and report no accidents or personal injuries.

"The area has the potential for problems and we want to address them quickly," Candland said.

County planner to address civic association tonight

The South Carroll Estates Civic Association has invited Thomas G. Hiltz, a member of the Carroll County Planning and Zoning Commission, to its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. today at Eldersburg branch library.

Hiltz will discuss planning and growth issues in South Carroll, one of the county's highest growth areas. About 160 homeowners belong to the association.

OC The library is at 6400 W. Hemlock Drive. Information: 795-6715.

Groundbreaking tomorrow for kindergarten playground

Eldersburg Elementary School will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 12: 30 p.m. tomorrow for its new kindergarten tot lot.

The tot lot will be installed Saturday. Money is being raised by Project Fun Feet. A benefit auction for the playground will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 16.

Information: 751-3520.


Sykesville: Firefighters from Gamber assisted Sykesville units 6: 59 a.m. Tuesday, responding to an automobile fire in the 6400 block of Ridge Road. Units were out 40 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters from Gamber assisted Sykesville units at 9: 05 a.m. Tuesday, responding to a ruptured natural gas line in the 800 block of Caren Drive. Units were out 52 minutes.

Pub Date: 9/26/96

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