Council To Screen Appeals Board Candidates Tonight

January 07, 1991|By Elise Armacost | Elise Armacost,Staff writer

Thirty-seven people, including a former state senator, a former County Council candidate and a well-known West County activist, will be interviewed by the council tonight for seven seats on the Board of Appeals.

All seven appeals board members have applied for reappointment, and it seems likely that at least some will rejoin the board.

"I would think there'd certainly be acceptance for those people who have done a good job," Councilwoman Maureen Lamb, D-Annapolis, said. "They have proven what they can do, and they've really done a goodjob -- all of them. It would be a shame to have people who are really qualified and not use them."

The board members are:

* Harry W. Klasmeier of Glen Burnie, retired Anne Arundel fire administrator and chairman of the board.

* William C. Knight III of Hanover, an Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety officer and boardvice chairman.

* William C. Edmonston of Edgewater, an analyst with the Gould Corp.

* Republican activist Marian W. Kirkley of Severna Park.

* Anthony Lamartina of Linthicum, a steamship checker.

* Curtis R. Warren of Hanover, a board member since 1980.

* Barbara M. Hale of Annapolis, the assistant to the executive director of the Annapolis YWCA.

Other applicants include Thomas C. Henderson of Riviera Beach, an account manager with Sears Roebuck and Co. who lost the recent Democratic primary for the District 3 council seat by just 800 votes.

Former state Sen. Alfred J. Lipin of Glen Burnie also applied, as did John P. "Jack" Meyer, a West County activist.

Appeals board members are appointed every four years. Each council member appoints one representative from his or her district.

The board hears and decides disputes on county matters, including disagreements over the interpretation of zoning law.

In other business tonight, the County Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a resolution urging the county executive to use more Program Open Space money to buy open land.

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