Advisory board to take comments on draft of zoning plan
The county Office of Planning and Zoning will present the draft South County Small Area Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Map to the Planning Advisory Board at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Southern High School.
The advisory board will hear public testimony on the plan at 6:30 p.m., with speaker sign-up between 5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
It will take comments on the draft Small Area Plan, then testimony on individual zoning applications.
It will accept written comments until Sept. 5.
Copies of the draft plan are available for review in the noncirculating section of the South County Library, 5940 Deale-Churchton Road, and in the Map Room, Office of Planning and Zoning, on the fourth floor of the Heritage Office Complex at 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis.
The text of the draft plan also is available on the Internet at www.aacounty.org; applications to change a property's zoning are available for review only at the Office of Planning and Zoning.
The advisory board will forward recommendations about the draft plan and map to County Executive Janet S. Owens later this year.
She appointed the seven-member advisory board, which was created by the County Charter to advise the executive and County Council on capital spending and other planning issues.
Information: Office of Planning and Zoning at 410-222-7432.
Bay foundation taking nominations for awards
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2000 Conservationist and Environmental Educator of the Year awards.
Nominees are evaluated based on their actions on behalf of the bay, its tributaries and watershed. Although anyone is eligible for the conservationist award, only individuals in the environmental education field are eligible for the educator award.
Each winner will receive a bronze osprey bust and $1,000 in January.
Nomination deadline is Sept. 15. Information: 1-888-SAVEBAY.
10th bank golf fund-raiser to be held at Arnold club
The 10th annual Bank of Glen Burnie Charity Golf Tournament will be held Sept. 11 at Bay Hills Golf Club in Arnold.
Proceeds will benefit Hospice of the Chesapeake, which provides services and medical care for terminally ill adults and children in the county.
Prizes include a new car from Wilkins Buick/Isuzu of Glen Burnie and golf outings at a variety of courses.
Information and registration: 410-987-2003.
Therapeutic horse riding offered; volunteers needed
Annapolis-based Maryland Therapeutic Riding will offer an eight-week riding session Aug. 29 through Oct. 21.
The nonprofit organization offers horseback riding as therapy for disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders.
The program is open to children and adults.
Riding times are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Volunteers are needed to help during the sessions.
For information on enrollment or volunteering, call 410-267-8900.
Prosecutors group names Weathersbee director
Anne Arundel State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee has been elected as a director at large of the National District Attorneys Association, the nation's largest association of prosecutors.
Weathersbee began his term as a director recently at the 50th anniversary summer conference of the 7,000-member association, held in Spokane, Wash.
As a director, he will represent local prosecutors nationally and play a role in development of national interests and concerns as they relate to law enforcement, according to Kristin Riggin, spokeswoman for the Alexandria, Va.-based association.