July 28, 2023

Ready Report: Heat Wave Relief, Funds for Union Bridge & New Jobs Coming to Carroll…

I hope you and your family are enjoying your summer. Excessive heat is forecasted through this Saturday, July 29th.  For your information, Carroll County Public Library System will operate heat relief centers around the county.  If you have conditions at your home that make heat extremely difficult, you can find a complete list of locations, click here.

Town of Union Bridge to Receive Grant

This past week the Governor’s office announced the availability of more than $100 million in local grants from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to expand and enhance public access to outdoor recreation and open space throughout Maryland. The town of Town of Union Bridge will receive $86450 for Union Bridge Community Center playground improvements.

Hahn’s of Westminster Expansion, Bringing New Jobs to Carroll County

I’m happy to that as a result of past work with the Hogan administration, Carroll County Economic Development as well as followup with the new Moore administration, we’re able to announce that Hahn Bros., Inc., also known as Hahn’s of Westminster, is growing its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Carroll County with plans to double its workforce in the region. The company has purchased 10 acres of land at the corner of Maryland 482 and Panther Drive in Hampstead, where it plans to move and build a new 54,000 square-foot facility. This was partly made possible by Maryland Commerce Department and local job creation tax credits and other supports to keep this great local small business here in Carroll County. To learn more about the company, visit hahnsofwestminster.com.

Spotted Lantern Flies Spotted in Carroll County

Over the last two weeks, Spotted Lanternflies have been reported in Westminster and New Windsor in early and late nymph stages.  These invasive insects have the potential to heavily damage certain vegetation and crops.

Residents who see the insects are asked to kill them and report their location to the Maryland Department of Agriculture.  Maryland Department of Agriculture also has detailed information, including how to identify the insect in multiple stages, on its website.

Report Spotted Lanternfly Sightings:
Call (410) 841-5920, or email: [email protected] Or fill out form at: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/26f9dbec58674313b1bec03ddb8b5f0e

Support our Local Volunteer Fire Department Carnivals This Summer – Schedule:

Carnivals hosted by local fire departments provide a great opportunity for the community to support their fire halls. Some carnivals in Carroll County have already concluded, however there are still several more coming up. Here is the schedule for the remaining carnivals:

7/31 – 8/05    Mount Airy Fire Company
8/07 – 8/12    Hampstead Fire Company

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