Annapolis parking meter rates rise today

September 08, 1994

New parking meter rates and hours take effect today in Annapolis.

The new rates will be $1 an hour from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m, seven days a week.

Previously meters cost 50 cents an hour and were in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and from noon until 6 p.m. Sundays.

Also, the Police Department will implement new fines for parking violations later this month.

A ticket for an expired meter will increase from $10 to $20. The fine for other parking violations will be a minimum of $25.

Council to decide on spokesman's salary

The Annapolis City Council will meet in a closed session tomorrow to decide whether the city's spokesman gets to keep his previous salary or has to take an $18,000 pay cut.

The council and Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins are at odds over whether to allow Thomas Roskelly to stay on the job at his previous salary of $59,609 or force him to take a salary of $41,126.

In June, the City Council eliminated Mr. Roskelly's position as director of public information and tourism in an effort to trim the 1994-1995 fiscal budget. At the same time, the council created a new position of public information officer at the lower salary.

Last month, Mayor Hopkins appointed Mr. Roskelly to the new position, but told him that he would be able to keep his old salary. The mayor has said that he has the authority to "redline" the salaries of his staff. Some aldermen have said the mayor has exceeded his authority.

An outside legal opinion is being prepared and should be presented at tomorrow's noon meeting.

Officer's car collides with another

A county police officer on his way to an emergency call collided with another car Tuesday morning near the intersection of Londontown and Fullerton roads, police said.

Officer Steven Maglidt, 44, and Fred Thomas Kirmstein, 50, of Los Angeles, were treated for minor injuries at the Anne Arundel Medical Center after the collision in Woodland Beach, police said.

Officer Maglidt was responding to an emergency call about a prowler at 10:40 a.m. when the accident occurred. He was heading north on Londontown Road with his lights and siren on, police said.

Mr. Kirmstein, driving a 1994 Lincoln, also was heading north on Londontown Road and tried to turn left onto Fullerton Road. He didn't see or hear Officer Maglidt as the policeman tried to pass on the left, investigators said.

No charges were placed against Mr. Kirmstein, police said.

Teen charged as adult on handgun violation

A 16-year-old Annapolis youth was being held in the county jail yesterday on a $100,000 bond after he was arrested for alleged handgun and drug violations.

Jerome Otto Waters of the 1100 block Eastport Terrace was charged as an adult with possession of drugs with intent to distribute them, possession of a handgun and other crimes.

According to Annapolis police, an officer went to the first block of Bens Drive about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday to check on a report of a person carrying a handgun.

Police spotted a youth matching the description leaning against a car. When he saw the officers he started to run, but police caught him.

According to reports, police found a handgun and a plastic bag containing cocaine under the car where the youth was first spotted. Drugs also were found in the path where the youth had run.

Altogether, 12.8 grams of cocaine and $89 were recovered.

Buy a $5 ticket, win a playhouse

Annapolis Area Ministries is selling raffle tickets for the Light House Playhouse, a children's playhouse designed by Annapolis architects John Filkins and David Copley.

Tickets are $5 each or $12 for three. Proceeds will benefit the Light House Shelter. The six-sided playhouse resembles a light house.

David B. Kao of Architectural Renovations will begin construction Saturday on the playhouse. The completed playhouse will be displayed Sept. 17 at the "Annapolis 300 -- A Capital Celebration" parade. The drawing is planned for Sept. 29 at the fourth annual gourmet dinner to benefit the shelter.

For information, call 268-0182.

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