Snowden wants new streets to be owned by city ANNAPOLIS/SOUTH COUNTY * Davidsonville * Edgewater* Shady Side * Deale

September 13, 1993

Annapolis Alderman Carl O. Snowden, D-Ward 5, is proposing a bill requiring that all streets in new subdivisions be owned and maintained by the city and conform to city standards.

The streets in some subdivisions are maintained by homeowner associations, Mr. Snowden said. But, when the associations are unable to finance the upkeep of the roads, they come to the city for assistance, he said.

"This bill would stop that practice," said Mr. Snowden.

The higher standards may cost developers more to build the roads; the cost likely will be passed on to the homebuyers.

The City Council is take up the issue at its meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall.

In other business, the council is expected to vote on a measure by Alderman Samuel Gilmer, D-Ward 3, to create a Business Corridor Enhancement District along West Street. Some resident groups oppose the measure.

Also being considered tonight is a bill sponsored by Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins and Alderman John Hammond, R-Ward 1, that would impose a moratorium on applications to serve food and alcoholic beverages beyond midnight.

The council recently granted a license for Buddy's Crabs and Ribs, a Main Street restaurant, to remain open until 2 a.m. selling alcoholic beverages without food, prompting an outcry from Mr. Hammond's constituents.

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