Finksburg planning council to view analysis of area
The Finksburg Planning Area Council will view a geographic information systems analysis of the area at tomorrow's 7 p.m. meeting at Sandymount United Methodist Church.
Council member Martin Schmidt has created the display of the Finksburg community and environs. The multimedia electronic display will show the exact locations of new and proposed developments; the population, income and property value distributions; and the boundaries of the Reservoir Protection Agreement.
The group's board of directors is analyzing changes recommended by the county commissioners to the county master plan.
Other topics will include the proposed Finksburg-area library, which has not been included in the county budget for next year, and an update on the Liberty Reservoir watershed agreement.
The church is at 2101 Old Westminster Pike. Information: 410-833-5620.
Legion post to hold Memorial Day service
The Sykesville American Legion Memorial Post 223 will hold its annual Memorial Day observance at 11 a.m. Monday at the post home, 7327 Slacks Road.
Robert M. Johnson, past Department of Maryland commander, will speak.
An artillery salute by the 29th Division National Guard based in Westminster will honor those who died in the service of their country.
The post's scholarship winners, Cara Lessels and Andrius Vaskys, will present readings.
The service will conclude with the playing of taps by Boy Scout Jarad Schneiderman of Troop 224.
Refreshments will be served afterward. The public is welcome.
Several officers honored by Westminster police
The Westminster Police Department recently recognized several officers for outstanding achievement in 1999.
The following officers received plaques:
Sgt. Dave Hooper, for 13 years on the Crisis Response Team.
Lt. Steve Shatzer,for 13 years in the policedog unit.
Sgt. Richard Ott, for Safe and Sober Program for Occupant Protection.
Pfc. Dave Reifsniderand Officer Stephen Launchi,for Safe and Sober Program for DWI Monitoring.
Cpl. Eric Helm, 100 percent Scholastic Award for In-Service Training.
Cpl. Andrew Hundertmark, Most Improved Firearm Award.Lt. Patrick Bassler, Firearms Award for 100 percent score.
SCORE (Stop Crime On Residential Environment) member Josh Bronson, Volunteer of the Year.
Cpl. Christopher Ilyes, Officer of the Year.