Councilman Gray receives honorCouncilman C. Vernon Gray...

COUNTYWIDE BRIEFS

December 08, 1992

Councilman Gray receives honor

Councilman C. Vernon Gray, D-3rd, received the governor's Salute to Excellence last week for his service as president of the Maryland Association of Counties.

"May this special salute serve as a fitting tribute to your FTC outstanding contributions to the people of Maryland, having made a productive difference in their lives and experiences," Gov. William Donald Schaefer said in a proclamation Thursday.

Mr. Gray has earned the "tremendous respect" of his peers and the public at large for his "insights, expertise and caring," the governor said.

Mr. Gray received the governor's salute upon completion of his term as association president.

Unused building permits could be canceled

Building permits issued by the Howard County Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits before Jan. 1, 1992, that are not being used could be canceled.

All Howard County Building permits that have not had an inspection by the department within the past year or for which an extension has not been formally granted will be canceled by Dec. 31 unless a request for an inspection or a written request for an extension has been made by that date.

To request an extension, write the Chief, Licenses and Permits Division, Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, 3430 Courthouse Drive, Ellicott City, Md. 21043. Each request must be accompanied by a $25 check made payable to the director of finance, Howard County and received no later than Dec. 31.

For more information, call Avis Corbin at 313-2455 or TT at 313-2323, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Old phone books can find new uses

The new phone books are here, and it's time to insulate.

Those out-of-date phone books could well find their way into ceiling tiles, insulation and even garden mulch if county residents heed county recycling officials' call to recycle them.

A special trailer will receive used directories at the Alpha Ridge Landfill, 2350 Marriottsville Road, until Jan. 4. The landfill is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Wednesday, when it closes at 3:30 p.m.

The collection is being done in cooperation with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co., local schools and businesses, and organized by county recycling officials and a citizen volunteer.

Residents with curbside pickup for mixed paper can put the books out with their other recyclables, and residents may also drop off their directories with the county's mobile recycling truck, also known as "MoRT."

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