County's employees are offered 2% increaseANNAPOLIS...

MARYLAND BRIEFS

September 14, 1993

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY ANNAPOLIS — County's employees are offered 2% increase

ANNAPOLIS -- County Executive Robert R. Neall is offering the county's 4,000 employees a 2 percent pay increase as part of a package being negotiated this week that includes modified health insurance coverage.

The raise would cover only six months, taking effect Jan. 1 and running until the end of the fiscal year on June 30. It would be expected to cost the county $4.5 million, $1.8 million for general county employees and $2.7 million for school system workers, said Louise Hayman, a spokeswoman for Mr. Neall.

In addition, Mr. Neall is considering a 3 percent to 4 percent cost of living raise in the next fiscal year, according to Chief Administrative Officer Dennis Parkinson.

Emergency frequencies is approved for Carroll

CARROLL COUNTY

WESTMINSTER

WESTMINSTER -- The Federal Communications Commission's regional office has approved an 800 megahertz emergency communications system for police, fire and medic units in Carroll County, but no money has been appropriated for the state-of-the art system.

Howard S. "Buddy" Redman Jr., chief of the bureau of emergency operations, told the county commissioners of the approval yesterday.

Officials investigate a school bus incident

WESTMINSTER

WESTMINSTER -- School officials are looking into a report that a Manchester Elementary School kindergarten student was found Friday afternoon at a local grocery store, possibly after falling asleep on a school bus that later stopped in the store's parking lot.

"It's under investigation," said School Transportation Supervisor James Doolan yesterday. "I have no comment at this point."

According to Barbara Davidson, a cashier at the Manchester Super Thrift on Route 30, the boy was spotted in front of the store after lunch by a woman who knew his family.

The boy wore a tag that gave his name and telephone number. Ms. Davidson phoned his mother, who came and picked him up.

"He was not upset a bit. He was not crying a bit," Ms. Davidson said.

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