The Mount Airy Economic Development Commission will hold a business breakfast in partnership with Brunswick Main Street, Frederick County at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at Brunswick City Hall, 1 W. Potomac St.
Speaker Casey Willson will explain how shopping at locally owned small businesses keeps three times more dollars in the community in "The Multiplier Effect."
The program will explore how cities can create a livable and sustainable local economy and how the community, from business owners to government, can work together to achieve this goal.
The breakfast is free, but reservations are required at email@example.com or Brunswick Main Street at 301-834-5591.
New tipping fee for waste approved
The Carroll County commissioners recently approved a rate increase in the tipping fee for solid waste disposal to off-set the increased costs of solid waste operations.
The current tipping fee is $58 per ton. Effective July 1, the fee will be $61 per ton at Northern and Hoods Mill landfills.
The minimum and automobile fees remain at $5.
New rule set on yard waste
Carroll County's Solid Waste Ordinance prohibits yard trimmings from being mixed with regular trash.
Yard waste must be managed separately.
The county will also no longer accept yard waste in plastic bags. Beginning July 1, residents will be required to take it to the landfill, or place at the curb, acceptable materials either loose in containers or in lawn (paper) Kraft bags.
Kraft bags may be purchased at grocery, big-box stores or home improvement stores.
Information: 410-386-2035 or 410-386-2633.
Warfieldsburg Road closed for repairs
The Carroll County Department of Public Works has closed Warfieldsburg Road over Little Morgan Run for bridge replacement between Maryland Route 27 and Old Washington Road.
The road is expected to be closed approximately four months, weather permitting.
Alternate detour routes are posted around the site.
Bureau of Aging seeking applicants
The Carroll County commissioners are seeking resumes and letters of interest for a vacancy to the Commission on Aging from the Union Bridge area.
The 15-member commission's responsibilities include: advising the Bureau of Aging; prioritizing programs; developing positions on legislation; suggesting direction for the bureau; and advising the commissioners on policy, program and fiscal decisions.
Members serve a three-year term. This term ends Jan. 1, 2009.
Resumes and letters of interest will be accepted until the position is filled. They can be sent to Doreen Negley at 225 N. Center St., Westminster, Md. 21157, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deputy fire marshal honored for service
Deputy State Fire Marshal John "Jack" Wagner of the Office of the State Fire Marshal has been named Deputy State Fire Marshal of the Year for the metro regional office that serves Carroll and Frederick counties.
Wagner was cited for his exceptional fire investigative skills, along with outstanding performance in enforcing the State Fire Prevention Code.
The award was announced at the Maryland State Firemen's Association annual convention in Ocean City last week.
Residents urged to lock their cars
The Sykesville Police Department is again urging residents to keep their vehicles locked and their valuables out of sight.
Thefts from vehicles were reported the weekend of June 16-17 by residents on Kalorama Road and Ashbrook Court.
Anyone with information on these incidents should call the Sykesville police at 410-795-0757.