Frank C. Robey Jr., Baltimore County's top appointed official left over from the administration of defeated County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen, has resigned his post as county administrative officer.
The resignation will allow new executive Roger B. Hayden to put Mereen E. Kelly in Robey's job, at an additional $16,000 a year in salary, if the County Council approves.
The Kelly appointment was to be introduced at today's council session. Hayden is asking that Kelly, 55, who retired last month as an associate superintendent of schools, receive $85,000 a year, the same salary the county executive is paid. Robey, 53, is paid $69,000.