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A remote-controlled truck maneuvered its way through drain pipes under Piney Run Reservoir Dam at the helm of Carroll County Government Bureau of Utilities workers all for the good of work. Really.

Four workers in the Bureau of Utilities – David Stair, Albert Hoffman and John W. Humbert IV, all of Westminster, and Kelley Pinkine of Sykesville – came up with the idea to use a remote-controlled truck to inspect the pipes. and it saved taxpayers $77,000.

It also earned the workers on Wednesday the county’s Cost Savings Award presented at the county’s annual Employee Recognition Program.

The State of Maryland requires that pipes be inspected periodically by video camera to determine their conditions. At first, the county put the project out to bid and found that it costs $27,000 to run the video, plus another $50,000 for set-up and shut-down costs. The four men figured there had to be a better way.

So they mounted a camera onto a remote-controlled truck and ran it through the pipes.

As a result of their ingenuity, each of the four received a $500 savings bond, an acrylic award and a certificate as part of the county’s award.

Wednesday’s event also honored 145 employees who marked milestones in their tenure with Carroll County Government between July 1, 2008, and June 30.

The following employees of the Board of County Commissioners, the Sheriff’s Office, the State’s Attorney’s Office and the Circuit Court Administrative Judge were recognized:

Carroll County Commissioner Employees

5 YEARS OF SERVICE
Steven Aberts, Hashawha
Joe Barrington, Utilities
Bonnie Bevard, Planning
Barbara Bingham, Aging
R. Brian Campbell, Hashawha
Lisa Collier, Human Resources
Charles Cross, Facilities
Larry Fogle, Roads Operations
Barry Friedman, Roads Operations
Lisa Glover, Public Safety, Support Services
Kathryn Graf, Aging
Gary Kerns, Roads Operations
Robin List, Housing and Community Development
Clifton Miller, Roads Operations
Garrett Reese, Roads Operations
Robert Sandlass, Budget
Patricia Schaeffer, Northern Landfill
Susan Scoville, Technology Services
Brian Snyder, Economic Development
Ashley Wantz, Development Review
Robin Zile, Collections Office

10 YEARS OF SERVICE
Adam Aldridge, Engineering
Emma Beaver, Farm Museum
Robert Burk, Comptroller
Karen Carr, Utilities
Larry Carr, Roads Operations
Stephen Cornwell, Engineering
Patricia Cross, Technology Services
Renee Deiaco, Aging
Susan Dell, Farm Museum
Joanie Dunn, Roads Operations
Fay Fields, Aging
Diana Fisher, Technology Services
Scott Graf, Planning
Carole Hammen, Human Resources
Doreen Hazelip, Accounting
Rebecca Hellyer, Accounting
William Hutchins, Utilities
Kelly Jirout, Housing and Community Development
Karen Larrimore, Aging
Beverly Massicot, Citizen Services
Mary Moser, Purchasing
Carl Roper, Roads Operations
Jeffrey Ryder, Roads Operations
Mary Scholz, Citizen Services
A. Elizabeth Shriver, Northern Landfill
Susan Will, Human Resources
Sandra Yingling, Collections Office
Gabriel Zepp, Economic Development

15 YEARS OF SERVICE
Georgiana Allen, Business and Employment Center
William Bates, Human Resources
Denise Beaver, Economic Development
Jack Brown, Public Safety, Support Services
Gary Cole, Utilities
Patricia Cuffley, Permits and Inspections
Brenda Dinne, Planning
Deborah Frame, Aging
Cheryl Holl, Accounting
Jeanne Joiner, Development Review
Rosemary Lippy, Hashawha
Rosetta Mann, Planning
Brian Tracey, Roads Operations
Angela Walz, Aging
Clifford Wiskeman, Management Analysis
Herbert Wyatt Jr., Roads Operations
Larry Yingling, Northern Landfill

20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Sandra Baber, Planning
Jean Cole, Retiree
Michael Ensor, Accounting
David Hardman, Facilities
Steven Horn, Planning
William Kinna, Roads Operations
Coral Kipe, Retiree
Barbara Lages, Recreation
Richard Lamm, Warehouse Operations
C. Richard Lindsay, Building Construction
Virginia Martin, Economic Development
Douglas Murren, Facilities
Charles Paulsen Jr., Risk Management
Kathryn Rauschenberg, County Commissioners
Mark Ripper, Technology Services
Kevin Shorb, Technology Services
Donald Spurlin, Engineering

25 YEARS OF SERVICE
Norma Bair, Public Safety, Support Services
Clayton Black, Development Review
Irmina Cluck, Technology Services
Marguerite Herring, Accounting
Karen Monroe, Engineering
William Negley, Facilities
Jolene Sullivan, Citizen Services

30 YEARS OF SERVICE
Deborah Brunner, Human Resources
James Bryant Jr., Roads Operations
Joseph Carnaggio Jr., Accounting
Nancy Cole, RETIREE
Byron Johnson, Roads Operations
Kathy Kelley-Leonard, Hashawha
Shawn Reese, Aging
Franklin Schaeffer, Utilities
35 YEARS OF SERVICE
Wanda Brown, Utilities
Robert Cole, Northern Landfill
Alfred Wetzel Jr., Northern Landfill
G. Michael Whitson, Facilities

Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Employees

5 YEARS OF SERVICE
Jeffrey Ackerman, Detention Center
William Burdt, Sheriff’s Services
Shelton Cover, Sheriff’s Services
Christine Garvin, Detention Center
Linda Lyons, Sheriff’s Services
Jeffrey Miller, Sheriff’s Services
Nicholas Plazio, Sheriff’s Services
David Stem, Sheriff’s Services
Robert Stronsky, Detention Center
Melissa Wantz, Detention Center
Nicholas Zafiris, Detention Center

10 YEARS OF SERVICE
Eileen Cummings, Detention Center
Hillard Fritz, Sheriff’s Services
Paula Hyde, Detention Center
Melissa Price, Detention Center
Joseph Sauble, Detention Center
Mark Staub, Detention Center
John Thomas, Sheriff’s Services
Kenneth Tregoning, Sheriff’s Services
Roxann Yeager, Sheriff’s Services

15 YEARS OF SERVICE
Kenneth Chesgreen, Detention Center Thomas Hoffa Jr., Sheriff’s Services

20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Douglas Carr, Sheriff’s Services
Steven Miller, Detention Center
Worthington Washington, Sheriff’s Services

25 YEARS OF SERVICE
Douglas Abbott, Sheriff’s Services Jennings Martin, Detention Center

State’s Attorney Employees

5 YEARS OF SERVICE
William Mathias, State’s Attorney
Michelle Schaffer, State’s Attorney
Joyce Schaum, State’s Attorney

10 YEARS OF SERVICE
Karen Adkins, State’s Attorney
Margretta Coe, State’s Attorney
Tamara McNeal, State’s Attorney

15 YEARS OF SERVICE
Melissa Hockensmith, State’s Attorney

20 YEARS OF SERVICE
Anne Patterson, State’s Attorney

Circuit Court Employees

5 YEARS OF SERVICE
Rebecca Eckard, Circuit Court Regina Ellis, Voluntary Community Services

30 YEARS OF SERVICE
Florence Barnes, Circuit Court Bobbie Erb, Circuit Court



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