Work session to be held on south Carroll plan


South Carroll residents will have to wait another month to hear what the county planning commission will recommend or reject from the proposed development plan for their area.

The commission will meet Feb. 16, but the Freedom Area Comprehensive Plan will not be on its agenda until March 16. The panel will schedule a public work session this month in Eldersburg. The date and location have not been scheduled.

About 500 residents attended a public hearing Jan. 7 on the proposed plan, which addresses growth issues in south Carroll, the county's most populous area. Many criticized the plan, saying it would allow more growth without building the infrastructure needed for additional residents.

The county planning staff is compiling its response to more than 60 comments from the hearing and to the letters it has received. The final report will not be ready until the March planning session.

"We are trying to respond to every letter and every comment individually, not by group," said Raj Williams, county planner. "During the work session with the commission, the planning staff will make its recommendations."


Gamber: Firefighters responded at 1: 35 p.m. Sunday to a carbon monoxide detector sounding in the 600 block of E. Nicodemus Road. Units were out 18 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters from Sykesville, Gamber, Winfield and West Friendship (Howard County) responded at 12: 46 a.m. Sunday to an oven fire in an apartment in the 7400 block of Village Road. Units were out 25 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 8: 10 a.m. Friday to wires down at Marriottsville Road and Marriottsville Road No. 2. Units were out 50 minutes.

Sykesville: Firefighters responded at 6: 03 a.m. Friday to wires down at Henryton and Marriottsville roads. Units were out 60 minutes.

Pub Date: 2/09/99

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