Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Frank Batavia HSCC Box Lunch Talk on New Windsor

Approximately 125 folks came out on a rare warm February day in Maryland to hear Frank Batavick give a presentation on New Windsor history at noon on February 20, 2018, in Grace Hall, Grace Lutheran Church, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Current configuration of the Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission

Current configuration of the Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission:

There have recently been some changes to the Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission…



Information retrieved February 13, 2018

Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings 7 p.m. 2nd Thursday of each month City Hall

All meetings are open to the public.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.


Members

The Commission consists of five members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council. The members of the Commission must reside in the City and are appointed for five year terms, with the exception of the council member, who serves a term corresponding with the member’s official tenure on the Council.

Ross W. Albers, Esq.
Kevin W. Beaver
Tom Herb
Thomas J. Rio
Councilmember Benjamin Yingling, Ex-Officio

About the Commission

The Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission educates the public, cooperates and coordinates with local and county governmental agencies on all aspects of planning, including the Comprehensive Plan and Capital Improvement Program, and makes recommendations on proposed zoning ordinances and amendments, and land use regulations. The Westminster Planning and Zoning Commission acts in a decision-making capacity with respect to site plans, subdivision plans, and sign applications pursuant to State Law and City Code.

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Quick informal Westminster mayor and Common Council Feb. 12, 2018 meeting notes by Kevin Dayhoff


Peggy Bair (in the left picture,) and Lori Graham (in the right picture,) were presented with a token of appreciation by Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick at the Feb. 12, 2018 Westminster Common Council meeting, for their years of service on the Westminster Planning Commission. Kevin Dayhoff photo

CITY OF WESTMINSTER
Mayor and Common Council Meeting
Monday, February 12, 2018 at 7 pm
Council Chambers of City Hall, 1838 Emerald Hill Lane, Westminster, MD

Westminster Common Council meeting on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 1838 Emerald Hill Lane.


I have not attended a Westminster mayor and Common Council meeting for a while. Of course, I am always thinking of running for office again. I really enjoyed working for the City of Westminster.

However, at this evening’s meeting, Westminster Planning Commission members Peggy Bair and Lori Walsh Graham were being recognized. Neither were reappointed.

Bair had served since 1989 and I appointed Graham in 2004.

I wanted to go to the meeting and pay my respects to these two great Westminster citizens who have given of their time so selflessly for the benefit of the greater community. Both individuals took time away from their families to contribute to Westminster and Carroll County and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

Council President Dr. Robert Wack began the meeting began at 7 p.m. with the pledge to the flag and a moment of silence.

In attendance were council members Yingling, Chiavacci, Wack, Mayor Dominick, Becker, and Pecoraro. Finance Director Palmer was not present. Assist. Chief Ledwell represented the police department. City Administrator Barb Matthews, Planner Bill Mackey. Public Works Director Jeff Glass, Housing Director Cindy Valenzisi and Shannon Visocsky.

There were about 11 citizens in attendance.

Mayor Dominick presented an award to Peggy Bair and Lori Graham for their work on the planning commission.

There was a Window Display Presentation - Matthew Kohn of Kohn Creative.

The City of Westminster Mayor Dominick then held two public hearings on two ordinances:

Proposed Ordinance No. 886 - An Ordinance amending Chapter 164, “Zoning”, of the Westminster City Code, Article VIII, “B Business Zone”, § 164-41, “Uses Permitted”; Article VIII B, “D-B Downtown Business Zone”, § 164-45.8, “Uses Permitted” and § 164-45.9, “Special Exceptions”, Article IX, “C-B Central Business Zone”, § 164-47, “Uses Permitted” And § 164-48, “Special Exceptions”; Article VIII A, “C-C Central Commerce Zone”, § 164-45.2, “Uses Permitted”, and § 164-45.3, “Special Exceptions”; and Article VII A, “Mixed Use Infill Zone”, § 164-39.2, “Uses Permitted”, to permit the operation of tattoo parlors as of right or, in some cases, by special exception. – Mr. Mackey

Proposed Ordinance No. 888 - An Ordinance amending Chapter 7, “Boards And Commissions”, Article II, “Planning and Zoning Commission”, to provide for the appointment of an alternate member to the City’s Planning and Zoning Commission and to make housekeeping changes to other provisions of Chapter 7, Article II. – Mr. Mackey

Consent calendar.

A) Proposed acceptance of Deed regarding Parcels E, F, G and H on Plat of Phase 4A Lots 101-111 Windy Hills Farms to provide for water resource protection areas related to City’s water system – Mr. Mackey

B) Authorization to Terminate Lease with Fallfest Inc. for the David S. Babylon Jr., Community Building

REPORT FROM THE MAYOR

Mayor’s report commented that he is still working on formulating future plans for the city.

REPORTS FROM STANDING COMMITTEES

No report from Councilmember Yingling.

Councilman Chiavacci reported on the latest developments with the public safety committee.

Councilwoman Dr. Becker reported that she had met with Matthews about the Wakefield Valley initiative.

Council President Dr. Wack commented upon aspects of the Wakefield Valley property. He also mentioned a recent article in Carroll magazine. Dr Wack also reported that soon, he will again testify in Congress about legislation involving municipal fiber infrastructure.

COUNCIL COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION

No additional comments from the council members

BIDS
A) Water and Sewer Rate Study-Ms. Matthews

City Administrator Matthews reported upon a bid for a water and sewer rate study. It was determined that the Municipal and Financial Studies Group will be awarded the bid for approximately $39,000.

A lengthy discussion followed about the possibility of the city pursuing not upgrading the Waste Water Treatment Plant because the cost has escalated so greatly.

ORDINANCES & RESOLUTIONS

The council adopted 886, 887 with non-substantive adjustment to change processing to dispensary.

A) Adoption of Ordinance No. 886 - An Ordinance amending Chapter 164, “Zoning”, of the Westminster City Code, Article VIII, “B Business Zone”, § 164-41, “Uses Permitted”; Article VIII B, “D-B Downtown Business Zone”, § 164-45.8, “Uses Permitted” and § 164-45.9, “Special Exceptions”, Article IX, “C-B Central Business Zone”, § 164-47, “Uses Permitted” And § 164-48, “Special Exceptions”; Article VIII A, “C-C Central Commerce Zone”, § 164-45.2, “Uses Permitted”, and § 164-45.3, “Special Exceptions”; and Article VII A, “Mixed Use Infill Zone”, § 164-39.2, “Uses Permitted”, to permit the operation of tattoo parlors as of right or, in some cases, by special exception. – Mr. Mackey

B) Adoption of Ordinance No. 887 - An Ordinance regarding Local Zoning Map Amendment No. LMA 18-01, approving an application for the establishment of a Medical Cannabis Overlay District upon certain property located in the City’s P-I Planning Industrial Zone and adopting the accompanying written decision. – Mr. Mackey

C) Adoption of Ordinance No. 888 - An Ordinance amending

Mr. Pecoraro motioned to approve Ordinance 888 to add an alternate on the planning commission with additional amendments. A lengthy discussion followed about various dynamics of the amendment and the workings of the various boards and commissions in the city. It was subsequently motioned by Pecoraro to postpone the adoption of the amendment. That motion was seconded by Becker. The motion passed.

D) Resolution No. 18-01 – Amending the City’s Participation in a Cigna Prescription Drug Plan for the City’s Medicare Eligible Retirees. – Ms. Childs

Resolution 18-01 was adopted.

There was no unfinished business
12. NEW BUSINESS

A) Motion to Hold Executive Session Immediately Following Regular Meeting

Motion to close the meeting by Pecoraro to discuss the potential purchase of property. The motion was seconded and passed.

Dr. Glass, the director of public works reports on various projects in the city.

Housing director Cindy Valenzisi gave a brief report…

Mr. Tim Bangerd with the Westminster Fire Dept. report: He commented upon the recent annual banquet, Top responder Bobby Schwartzman was the top responder for 2017. The department presented awards to Tevis, Baugher’s, Bollinger Insurance, and Pritt’s, for their past support of the fire company.

Bangerd provided commentary about the impact of the new Maryland safety and sick leave, on the fire department.

Bangerd commented upon the county fire and EMS services enabling legislation that is before the Maryland General Assembly.

Mr. Mackey with the planning department commented that the next meeting will take place at the fire department for the discussion about the proposed Public Hearing on ZMA 17-01 for BERAL, LLP at 625 Baltimore Blvd.

Reports by Major Ledwell about recent events in the city.

No questions for Ms. Matthews.

Citizen comments.

A citizen commented upon using natural plants to ameliorate challenges of the costs of the Wastewater Plant.

Craig Giles commented upon a vacant home in his neighborhood. He wants the water turned-off. The house has been vacant for 7 months. 1119 Singer Drive.


The meeting was recessed at 8:27 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a closed meeting.
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Feb. 14, 2018 Carroll County BoEd meeting will discuss flag issue


President Jean Lewis has asked that the membership be made aware of an upcoming Carroll County Board of Education meeting in which the display of the Confederate flag in public schools, will be discussed.

At the Wed., Feb. 14, 2018 board meeting the “Legal opinion on restricting school dress” is agenda item number 7. Find a copy of the agenda attached.

According to 1st Vice President Dr. Pam Zappardino, “The Carroll County Board of Education will again take up the issue of Confederate flag clothing and other articles in the schools at its meeting on Wednesday, February 14 at 5pm in the Board Room at the Public Schools Central Office Building at 125 Court Street Westminster.

“The legal report should be completed. Please be there to support the removal of these symbols and to let Supt. Steve Guthrie and the Board know they have your support in doing so. We need folks to turn out!”

According to a recent release by the Carroll County Board of Education:

Board of Education Meeting – Wednesday, February 14

The Board of Education of Carroll County will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 14, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Charles I. Ecker Boardroom at the Board of Education offices, located at 125 North Court Street, Westminster. The public is encouraged to attend. There will be time for citizen participation at this meeting.

Citizen participation will be held following administrative items and presentations. Citizens who wish to address the Board during Citizen Participation are encouraged to check the agenda prior to the meeting to determine what time the public comment portion of the meeting will begin. 

The agenda and back-up materials for the meeting can be found by going to the school system’s website at www.carrollk12.org and clicking on Agendas and Documents under Board of Education.

The meeting will be streamed live on the Carroll County Public Schools website at www.carrollk12.org. Click on CETV under News and Media at the bottom of the home page or go directly to:


The Board meeting also will be broadcast live on Channel 21, with rebroadcasts on Thursday, February 15, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 17, at 9:00 a.m.; Sunday, February 18, at 8:00 p.m.; and Thursday, February 18, at 8:00 p.m.

Any questions, please contact President Jean at jjlewis2@comcast.net

Dr. Pam Zappardino may be reached at pzappar@aol.com



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Peggy Bair and Lori Graham recognized at Westminster Common Council meeting


Peggy Bair (in the left picture,) and Lori Graham (in the right picture,) were presented with a token of appreciation by Westminster Mayor Joe Dominick at the Feb. 12, 2018 Westminster Common Council meeting, for their years of service on the Westminster Planning Commission. Kevin Dayhoff photo
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Peggy Bair and Lori Graham recognized at Westminster Common Council meeting

Monday, February 12, 2018

Two longstanding Westminster Planning Commissioners were recognized at Monday night’s meeting of the Westminster Common Council.

Mayor Joe Dominick presented each with a token of appreciation for their years of service. In a recent surprise development, neither were reappointed to continue serving on the board.

Bair had served since 1989 and I appointed Graham in 2004.


I wanted to go to the meeting and pay my respects to these two great Westminster citizens who have given of their time so selflessly for the benefit of the greater community. Both individuals took time away from their families to contribute to Westminster and Carroll County and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude. - Kevin Dayhoff 
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Bullock’s Raisin Bread triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs, say scientists

Bullock’s Raisin Bread triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs, say scientists


Hooked on Bullock’s Raisin Bread? There’s science behind your addiction

The news comes after it was revealed that the average Carroll Countian is estimated to eat around 35 pounds of Bullock’s Raisin Bread a year - suggesting that it really as addictive as research claims.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 by Professor Uncle Kevin Dayhoff

If you regularly find yourself hovering around the Bullock’s Raisin Bread at the Christmas dinner table, helping yourself to seconds or thirds, there may be a scientific explanation as to why you’re unable to tear yourself away.

Researchers from the University of Uniontown have revealed that Bullock’s Raisin Bread contains a chemical found in addictive drugs.

Using the Yale Food Addiction Scale, designed to measure a person’s cravings, the study found that Bullock’s Raisin Bread is particularly craved because it contains a drug found in Carroll County sunshine – which causes the feeling of euphoria that comes from living in a place that is the greatest place in the world to live, work and raise a family.

The chemical, which is found in all Carroll County dairy products, can trigger the brain’s opioid receptors, producing a feeling of euphoria linked to those of hard drug addiction.

500 students were asked to complete a questionnaire to identify food cravings, as part of the study, with pizza topping the list as the most addictive food of all.

In addition, they found that the top-ranking foods on the addiction scale were those containing Carroll County sunshine.

Scientists studying dairy products found that in milk, Carroll County sunshine has a minuscule dosage. But producing a pound of Bullock’s Raisin Bread requires about 10 pounds of Carroll County sunshine — with addictive Carroll County sunshine coagulating the solid milk fats and separating them from the liquids.

As a result the super-strength chemical becomes concentrated when in solid bread form, so you’ll get a higher hit of addictive Carroll County sunshine by biting into a sandwich made with Bullock’s Raisin Bread than you will in your morning bowl of cereal.

Study author Dayhoff said: "If properties of some foods are associated with addictive eating for some people, this may impact nutrition guidelines, as well as public policy initiatives such as marketing these foods to children.

"This is a first step towards identifying specific foods, and properties of foods, which can trigger this addictive response, said Uncle Kevin

Co-author L Connor, 21Dec2015, said, "This could help change the way we approach obesity treatment. It may not be a simple matter of 'cutting back' on certain foods, but rather, adopting methods used to curtail smoking, drinking and drug use."

The news comes after it was revealed that the average Carroll Countian is estimated to eat around 35 pounds of Bullock’s Raisin Bread a year - suggesting that it really as addictive as research claims.

A spilled coffee edition of a Suddenly Bananas Stems production: This information has been compiled and assembled by me from multiple sources– no claim to original authorship is either claimed or implied. This is for fun.

Bullocks Family Restaurant 2020 Sykesville Rd, Westminster, MD 21157

(410) 857-3563 Meat Store Phone: 410-848-6786

Restaurant Hours: Mon - Sat: 11am-8pm • Sun: 11am-7:30pm
Bakery / Carryout / Deli / Ice Cream Hours:
Mon - Sat: 9am-8pm • Sun: 9am-7:30pm

For more information about this tasty restaurant, visit the website www.bullocksrestaurant.com and follow the Facebook page.





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Monday, February 12, 2018

Carroll Community College Observes Black History Month


Carroll Community College Observes Black History Month

Westminster, Md., Feb 8, 2018
 

In support of diversity awareness among students, faculty and staff, and the community, Carroll Community College (Carroll) is observing Black History Month by offering events in recognition of the commemoration.

According to Carroll Community College spokesperson Trish McCarthy Carroll, “Black History Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions and achievements of African Americans as well as important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.”

In a recent news release. Ms. McCarthy Carroll provided a rundown of upcoming events:

“Black History Month Exhibit: Monday, February 12-Friday, February 16, 2018
8 am-10 pm in the Babylon Great Hall

“Black History is happening now! This interactive display, presented in collaboration with the Community Media Center of Carroll County features local documentaries highlighting the African American experience in Carroll County along with clips from the Center's Oral History Project. Learn about and hear from current and past local figures whose work has influenced our community and the world.

“On Monday, February 12, 2018, Carroll will hold a documentary screening in the Babylon Great Hall that is open to the public. Local filmmaker Patricia Mack-Preston’s documentary titled “Robert Moton: The Hope of a Community” was produced in 2013 in collaboration with the Community Media Center of Carroll County (CMC). The event’s agenda is as follows:

          10:30 a.m. Guests arrive
          11:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions
          11:05 a.m. Documentary presentation
          11:30 a.m. Filmmaker comments and panel presentation
          12:00 p.m. Question and answer session with panel
          12:20 p.m. Conclusion

“This documentary highlights the experiences of local African Americans who began their studies at one of Carroll County’s segregated schools, later transitioning to integrated schools following Brown v. Board of Education. 

“‘Carroll Community College joins the nation in celebrating Black History Month with reverence and dedication,’ said College President Dr. James D. Ball. ‘We recognize and reflect upon the contributions of the individuals who collectively developed the important moments in black history which shape our world today. We draw great meaning from the experiences shared by local African American citizens who lived during segregation in Carroll County.’

“Mack-Preston will join a panel of former Robert Moton students as they share with Education students their experiences during the late 1950s and beyond. The featured members of the panel/discussion will include Sally Green; James Purnell Hammond; Delores Jones Mack; Ronald Hollingsworth; Sharon Jones; and William “Billy” Hudson.

“The link to access the entire documentary:

“‘This is an exciting opportunity for Education students to hear first- hand accounts about segregation and integration in Carroll County—where we live-- from former students of the Robert Moton School,’ said Susan Sies, division chair of education transitional studies & academic services.

“‘This discussion will help students connect the academic content with real life experiences. Living history! I had a wonderful professor at Morgan State University, Dr. Maurice Taylor, who thoroughly engaged me in the study of the history of de-segregation of American public schools. I want to encourage the study and discussion as he did.’

In addition to the Mack-Preston’s documentary screening, the College will host a Black History Month Exhibit opening at 9 a.m. in the Babylon Great Hall between Monday, February 12 and Friday, February 16.

“The interactive display called ‘Black History is Happening Now!’ will highlight other local documentaries from CMC’s collection including the African Trailblazers series, along with clips from the Center’s Oral History Project. Visitors to the College’s exhibit are encouraged to learn about and hear from current and past local figures whose work in education, politics, and community advocacy has influenced Carroll County and beyond. Documentaries and interviews from CMC's Oral History collection will also air on Channel 19 throughout the month of February. For more information visit:


“‘The Community Media Center is Carroll County's resource for learning how to create your own documentary and provides access to professional level production equipment,’ said Community Media Center Executive Director, Richard Turner. ‘The CMC is dedicated to empowering local voices so they can tell their own story. We are pleased that Patricia's documentary continues to be shared with new audiences.’

“As part of Black History Month, Carroll Community College will also provide special lunches called “A Taste of Africa” on Wednesday, February 14, Thursday, February 22, and Tuesday, February 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Café. Guest chefs from the African Culture Club will feature samples of some of their favorite dishes while providing learning opportunities about their homelands.”

For more information, contact Becki Maurio at 410.386.8641 or rmaurio@carrollcc.edu

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Kevin Dayhoff writer’s note: This information was provided by Carroll Community College Public & Corporate Relations Officer Trish McCarthy Carroll. In full disclosure this writer has worked with both Ms. Maurio and Ms. Maurio in numerous writing and artistic capacities.



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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Westminster Train

Westminster Train

Jan. 12, 2018 by Kevin Dayhoff

The train passes through Westminster on Jan. 12, 2018


After the American Civil War, expansion of the industrial, commercial and employment base in Westminster was partially fueled by the arrival of the railroad in 1861. One of the first meetings to bring the railroad to town occurred at the Court House on April 7, 1847. It would take another 14 years of studies, resolutions, commissions, and committees to get the railroad to town.
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