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From the desk of Carroll Valley Mayor Ron

(8/1) Recently, Carroll Valley celebrated the 4th of July. Over 1200 residents and visitors attended during the day and another 1000 in the evening to watch the fireworks displayed from the top of Ski Liberty mountain. Thank you Gayle Marthers who managed the day's activities. Thank you to the J4 Planning Group, namely: Andrew Aldrich, Charles Dalton, Ayse Jester, Bob Jester, Melvin Losoysky, Gayle Marthers, Jason Shay, and Marie Schwartz. Thank you Dave Hazlett for you invaluable support. I would also like to thank all the volunteers involved, as well as the Carroll Valley's borough staff and municipal service crew. Thank you to the McCleaf's family. Bill McCleaf Sr. allowed us to use his farmland to park cars. And, Bill McCleaf Jr. who provided one of the most popular attractions at the picnic, the hayride. A special thanks to our major fireworks sponsors; Ski Liberty Resort and Conference Center, Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. and Comcast.

National Night Out (NNO) on August 4th 5-8 pm is our next event . This event promotes safety and wellness and will feature over 30 organizations, food, games & demonstrations. Kids should bring their bike for the Bike Rodeo. Parents bring your home fire extinguishers to be checked. Child's fingerprinting & videotaping will be performed. Come and see the new mobile animal hospital, PA one Call, MEDIC 28, and the Red Cross Disaster Van. Representatives from your local emergency management agency, FREMA will be there distributing information on disaster planning. If available, the STAT MedEVAC and Maryland State PoliceTrooper 3 will land and greet attendees. So as you can see, there is a lot to do. Come and meet those who protect you and your children. Hope to see you at the Carroll Valley Commons (park) on August 4th.

The Borough is in the process of updating their Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan is a document that is used by public officials to make informed decisions about future growth in the community. You can participate by going to the Carroll Valley website ( and completing the Carroll Valley Survey. The survey is divided into four sections, namely: Borough Services, General Questions, Activities/Recreation, and Demographics. You are asked to indicate your level of satisfaction with various Borough services. You are questioned about what you like least about the Borough. What do you feel the Borough is in need of? What direction would you like to see the Borough of Carroll Valley grow in the future? You are asked to indicate your overall impression of Carroll Valley Borough Parks. What recreation activities does your household participate in or would like to participate in?

The information gather through the survey will be one of the data sources used by Planning Commission to update the existing Comprehensive Plan. If you do not use a computer, paper copies of the survey will be available at the Borough office. The Planning Commission and the Borough do value your opinion. Please take the time out of your busy day and complete the survey. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact the Borough Manager at or me at [cell at (301) 606-2021].