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ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY --

June 07, 1993

Annapolis lawmakers plan meeting on budget

Annapolis lawmakers will hold a public hearing tonight on a proposed $38.3 million operating budget for the coming fiscal year.

Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins has proposed cutting the tax rate by a nickel, from $1.80 per $100 of assessed value to $1.75 to finance the budget.

But while the tax rate would drop, the average tax bill will go up 7.1 percent because of increased assessments, city officials said. The city also kept the tax rate steady last year, while higher assessments pushed the average payments up 9 percent.

Mr. Hopkins' spending plan would expand curbside recycling, which is limited to bottles, cans and some yard waste, to include collection of newspapers and plastics. The yard waste program also would be expanded.

Also, the City Council will conclude a public hearing on plans by Buddy's Crabs and Ribs on Main Street to lengthen its hours for a nightclub.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street.

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