Crofton official to seek seat on County Council

February 24, 1994

James C. Overmeier Jr., comptroller for Crofton's special community benefit district, filed yesterday to run for the County Council from the 7th District.

The district, which encompasses the South County, is represented by Virginia P. Clagett, who cannot run again because of the county's term-limit law.

Mr. Overmeier, 33, is running as a Republican. He has been Crofton comptroller since last July and has worked in retail sales management and mortgage banking.

"I just feel this is my time," Mr. Overmeier said, explaining why he decided to run. "Politics, in my view, is mostly common sense and good judgment, and I don't see a lot of either in government right now."

Mr. Overmeier said his priority will be ensuring that South County residents receive the services they are paying for in taxes.

Mr. Overmeier also serves as a navigator on C-130 cargo aircraft in the Air National Guard.

Crofton attorney John J. Klocko III also is seriously considering a run for the County Council seat. Mr. Klocko, also a Republican, lost the 1990 race to Ms. Clagett by 453 votes.

Public asked to report Annapolis potholes

Notice a pothole on an Annapolis street? Call "Pothole Central," a new city telephone number that allows residents to report nasty blemishes in road surfaces.

The number -- 269-1184 -- was established by the Department of Public Works. City employees will be available for calls from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. An answering machine will record messages after hours and on weekends.

Recent bad weather has proven that potholes can form quickly, Public Works Direction John Patmore said. "We want to get to them before they become truly dangerous."

Discounts offered for spaying, neutering

Veterinarians in Anne Arundel are offering a 25 percent discount on spaying and neutering operations this month as part of a "Prevent-a-Litter" campaign by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Anne Arundel.

The goal of the campaign is to reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats. In 1992, Maryland's 22 animal shelters euthanized 79,253 dogs and cats, according to Frank C. Branchini, executive director of the SPCA of Anne Arundel.

Coupons for the discounts are available at the SPCA of Anne Arundel, 1815 Bay Ridge Ave. in Annapolis, and at the county's animal control shelter in Glen Burnie.

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