GBIA budget reflects group's reduced incomeThe Glen Burnie...

December 15, 1993

GBIA budget reflects group's reduced income

The Glen Burnie Improvement Association (GBIA) last night adopted its smallest budget in recent memory as members approved a $148,647 spending plan for 1994.

"We made some cuts but we maintained our programs and some of our charitable giving. We'll try to do better next year," said Muriel Carter, GBIA president.

The community group's bylaws require a balanced budget. With a reduced income this year, the organization has less money to spend next year. The 1993 budget was about $185,000.

Much of the money cut was in donations, which the GBIA traditionally makes to local nonprofit organizations and charities. That category was nearly halved, cut down to about $14,300.

The smaller budget is the result of plummeting return rates on investments and reduced profit from the association's annual summer carnival, said treasurer Don Gibson. The association raised about $91,400 this year from the outdoor carnival, which occurred during a period of heavy rains. In 1992, the figure was about $124,600. North Arundel Hospital, which received $5,000 last year, will receive only $2,500 next year. The contribution to the Glen Burnie Volunteer Fire Company was cut by half, to $2,500. Donations to the YMCA and the American Red Cross have been cut entirely.

Water service cut at Old Stage Road

The Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works will shut off water service in the Old Stage Road area between Stewart Avenue and Quarterfield Road from 11 p.m. tomorrow to 6 a.m. Friday.

The affected area will include Old Stage and Severn Square apartments. Residents and businesses will receive a notice about the water service interruption.

The work is part of a water line relocation project necessitated by construction of the interchange of Route 100 and Interstate 97.

Glen Burnie teen dies after accident

A 17-year-old Glen Burnie youth died Monday from injuries he suffered in an accident last month.

Edward Michele Martin of the 100 block of Carroll Road died yesterday at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

He was a passenger in a 1981 Honda whose driver swerved in the westbound lanes of Route 450 near A&Eagle Road to avoid hitting a car.

The Honda hit the curb and then a telephone pole, police said. The driver of the Honda and three other passengers survived the accident.

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