Council to vote on new legal counsel Bill for approval of garage building also on agenda

November 22, 1993

Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins is expected to ask the city council tonight to appoint Paul G. Goetzke as Annapolis' new legal counsel.

If the council approves the appointment during a closed 7 p.m. session, Mr. Goetzke, an associate with the Annapolis law firm of Council, Baradel, Kosmeri & Nolan, would replace Jonathan Hodgson, who is stepping down next month.

Mr. Goetzke is chairman of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Commission and member of the Annapolis Board of Appeals.

Mr. Hodgson, the only political appointee Mr. Hopkins said he planned to replace as he started his second term, announced 11 months ago that he would leave the Office of Law and start his own practice after the Nov. 2 election.

Mr. Hodgson, a former prosecutor, was hired in 1985 by Mayor Dennis Callahan.

dTC The council is expected to announce Mr. Goetzke's appointment when it begins its public session at 7:30 p.m.

The council also is expected to hear public testimony on several bills, including one that would regulate the size of residential garages.

Alderman Ellen Moyer, a Ward 8 Democrat, wants to require council approval before construction could begin on garages that would be higher than one story or more than 20 percent of the size of the house.

Another bill would modify zoning in West Annapolis to allow duplexes.

The council also will consider a request from Medvet Inc., which has applied for a conditional use permit to expand its animal hospital in the 2200 block of Bay Ridge Ave.

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