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School System and Sheriff’s Office Sign MOU for Safe Schools Unit

Westminister, MD
08/15/2018 03:15 PM
School System and Sheriff’s Office Sign MOU for Safe Schools Unit - School Resource Officer Program
In an effort to enhance the safety and security of our schools, the Carroll County Public School System (CCPS), and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement a Safe Schools Unit - School Resource Officer Program.... Read more

Redistricting and School Closure Committee Meeting – August 23

Westminster, MD
08/15/2018 03:10 PM
The Redistricting and School Closure Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education
offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The meeting is open to the public.
There will be no time for citizen participation.... Read more

Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credit Applications Due in Three Weeks

 
08/14/2018 10:25 AM
Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credit Applications Due in Three Weeks
New MOU Will Provide Assistance To Applicants, Increase Awareness of Tax Credit Programs... Read more

Athen to Lead Skilled Care and Assisted Living at Carroll Lutheran Village

Westminster, MD
08/14/2018 08:16 AM
Is an experienced administrator and change agent... Read more

WARFIELD AT HISTORIC SYKESVILLE BREAKS GROUND

Westminster, MD
08/10/2018 08:47 AM
Westminster, MD, Thursday, July 26, 2018 – The Carroll County Board of Commissioners joined the Warfield Companies’ partners, members of the Carroll County Delegation and town officials in the Town of Sykesville today to celebrate the official groundbreaking at Warfield at Historic Sykesville.... Read more

New Hampstead/Manchester and Westminster Transit Routes

Westminster, MD
08/09/2018 12:11 PM
A new Trailblazer transportation route for the Hampstead/Manchester area and a new bi-directional route for Westminster will be implemented on September 10, 2018. Updates to the other four routes are also included.... Read more

Let’s do the Time Warp….Again!

Westminster, MD
08/09/2018 12:04 PM
The Carroll Arts Center will be hosting its popular annual screening of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on Friday, October 26 for one showing only at 10 pm.... Read more

STRATEGIC FACTORY SET TO HOST STRATEGIC FEST

Owings Mills, MD
08/09/2018 08:16 AM
Local company aims to wow guests with state-of-the-art facility, live music and entertainment... Read more

SBA Economic Injury Disaster business loan available.

Westminster, MD
08/08/2018 12:07 PM
The contiguous Maryland Counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Montgomery and Prince Georges are eligible to apply only for  SBA ‘s Economic Injury Disaster business loan for working capital

Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory, and other business assets.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, the SBA offers the Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster.  Economic Injury disaster loans are available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.

The disaster loans interest rates are as low as  3.610% for businesses and economic injury, with terms up to 30 years to repay the disaster loan.  Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.... Read more

UPDATE – Cascade Lake – Tuesday 8/7/2018 at 5 PM

Westminster, MD
08/08/2018 11:53 AM
The majority of the excavation of Cascade Lake Dam has now been completed, and the emergency condition at the dam has been abated.... Read more

IMPORTANT UPDATE – Cascade Lake

Westminster, MD
08/07/2018 10:56 AM
Monday, August 6, 2018 5:00 p.m. - Progress has been made throughout the day in the excavation of Cascade Lake Dam, and the level of water remaining in the lake has been significantly lowered. While the hazard of dam failure remains until the excavation process is complete, the risk to residents and properties downstream has been considerably reduced.... Read more

Redistricting and School Closure Committee Meeting – August 9

Westminster, MD
08/07/2018 10:53 AM
The Redistricting and School Closure Committee will hold its next meeting on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the media center at West Middle School, located at 60 Monroe Street, Westminster. The meeting is open to the public. There will be no time for citizen participation.... Read more

REVISED - Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Westminster, MD
08/07/2018 10:49 AM
The Board of Education of Carroll County will announce in public session that they will meet in closed session at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, as permitted by the Maryland Open Meetings Act, Section 3-305 (b) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland and Section 3-103 of the General Provision Articles of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to discuss the appointment, employment, assignment, promotion, discipline, demotion, compensation, removal, resignation, or performance evaluation of appointees, employees, consult with legal counsel, and discuss matters related to negotiations.

The Board of Education of Carroll County will meet on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street in Westminster. There will be time for citizen participation at this meeting. The public is encouraged to attend.... Read more

Enter Exit Escape Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Mt. Airy, MD
08/07/2018 09:31 AM
Enter Exit Escape is one year old! On August 3rd, 2017 Kristen Ellis and Lisa Yzaguirre opened the doors to this premier escape game and team building venue.... Read more

County Commissioners Approve Phase Three - Pilot Program FuTuRe

Westminster, MD
08/03/2018 09:31 AM
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BCC) voted unanimously to move forward with Phase III, the pilot program, of the FuTuRe Program.... Read more

County Government Email Change

Westminster, MD
08/03/2018 09:28 AM
August 2, 2018 – Effective immediately, Carroll County Government departments, agencies and partnering agencies have changed their email domain name to @carrollcountymd.gov.... Read more

48th Annual Corn Roast Canceled

Westminster, MD
08/03/2018 09:08 AM
We regret that we have to CANCEL this year's Corn Roast. Heavy rainfall last night on top of already degraded conditions, with a forecast for more torrential rain and a Flash Flood Watch now in effect, have forced us to cancel Saturday's event.... Read more

Copper Ridge is featured in a documentary at International Alzheimer's Conference

Sykesville, MD
08/01/2018 12:09 PM
Copper Ridge is featured in an hour long documentary that debuted at the International Alzheimer's Conference in Chicago called "Every Three Seconds"... Read more

NEW UPDATE – Cascade Lake

Westminster, MD
07/30/2018 04:43 PM
Hampstead, MD, Monday, July 30, 2018 –The removal of water from Cascade Lake continued over the weekend and is ongoing.  The water level in the lake will continue to be reduced until it is at a safe level where the dam can be breached; however the dam remains a hazard until the breach is completed.... Read more

Traffic Alert – Willis Street

Westminster, MD
07/30/2018 04:41 PM
Westminster, MD, Monday, July 30, 2018 – The public should be aware that North Center Street is closed in front of the County Office Building are temporarily closed as a result of a gas line break. Until the road is re-opened, you cannot access Willis Street or points beyond, via North Center Street. BGE is en route and the road will re-open as soon as possible.... Read more

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