Panel To Study Amusement Licenses

March 03, 1992|By Staff report

County Executive Robert R. Neall has appointed a new seven-member commission to study amusement licenses with the goal of revising licensing regulations.

The Anne Arundel Amusement License Commission wascreated last fall through a County Council bill. It is charged with revising regulations and laws concerning bingo, parades, coin-operated machines and other amusement activities.

The commission will meet tomorrow for the first time. Each memberwill serve a two-year term. They are:

* D. Boone Wayson of Annapolis, owner of Wayson's Bingo. Wayson has more than 20 years experience in the gaming industry.

* Robert Witcher of Arnold, owner of World Amusements Inc. in Baltimore. He was a partner in the Glen Burnie Amusement Co. from 1987 to 1988 before opening World Amusements.

*Marie Soutar of Orchard Beach, retired after 27 years with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare.

She is treasurer and chairman of the ways and means committee for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Co. She has experience with fund-raising through bingo and other games of chance.

* John G. Warner of Pasadena, a former member of the Maryland State Lottery Commission. He also is former chairman of the Glen Burnie Urban Renewal Advisory Board and past president of the Rotary Club of Glen Burnie.

He is acting president of First Federal Bank of Annapolis and owns John Warner Consultants.

* Matthew Thomas, an eight-year member of the county fire department. He sits on the Community Action Agency's board ofdirectors and is a member of the Alliance for a Drug-free Annapolis.

Thomas runs his own business, M.R. BANC Construction Service and Maintenance Contractors.

* John Klocko III, Crofton attorney and president of PROCOM, Professional Community Management. He is chairmanof Parents and Children Together Inc. and founder of the Greater Crofton Council and Coalition for a Drug-free Crofton. He chairs the Anne Arundel County Eastern Bypass Task Force.

Klocko will serve as acting chairman of the license commission until the group elects its own leader.

* Lt. Hank Snow, appointed by county police Chief Robert P. Russell to represent the police department. Snow has 20 years ofservice, with experience policing organized crime, gambling, vice and narcotics activities. He is commanding officer of the vice and narcotics section.

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