Four Bay Hills arsons under investigation County fire...

Arundel Digest

September 06, 2001

Four Bay Hills arsons under investigation

County fire investigators went door-to-door in Arnold last night in search of clues to four intentionally set fires in the Bay Hills area.

The fires were set within about an hour early Tuesday in a half-mile radius. One of the fires, which started in a shed under the deck of a townhouse, spread to other townhouses on Bellerive Court and caused more than $250,000 in damage.

Just before that fire was reported, intentionally set fires damaged a landscaping truck and a boat trailer and destroyed a lawnmower, authorities said.

Anyone with information about the fires is asked to call 410-222-TIPS.

Park in Glen Burnie to get Rotary Club name

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens will join the Glen Burnie Rotary Club today for a ceremony to mark of the renaming of the Glen Burnie Town Center Park to Rotary Park.

The park, which some call Urban Park, is at the southeast corner of Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard and Crain Highway. It will be renamed in honor of the Glen Burnie Rotary Club, which has maintained the public area for three years.

Owens noted that club members planted bulbs, mulched flower beds, picked up trash and trimmed shrubs at the park. The ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Bowen named director of public works

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has named Ron Bowen, chief engineer for the Department of Public Works, to succeed department director John Brusnigham when he retires Oct. 1.

In announcing her selection, Owens praised Bowen for his technical competence, work ethic and knowledge of county government. She said his assignment should allow for a smooth transition.

As chief engineer, Bowen has organized and implemented a $90 million capital improvement program and developed a program for "stewards of the environment."

Bowen is an 18-year county employee. His salary as chief engineer is $101,000.

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