Council to hear health officer, salary commission The...


November 18, 2001

Council to hear health officer, salary commission

The Anne Arundel County Council is to meet at 7 p.m. tomorrow to hear reports from Frances Phillips, the county health officer, and the Salary Standard Commission, which has recommended a pay increase for elected officials.

Phillips is expected to give the council a brief rundown of Health Department programs, including its response to a recent anthrax scare at a U.S. mail warehouse near Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

The Salary Standard Commission, which meets every four years, is to present a report to the council that recommends setting salaries at $40,500 for the chairman, $37,000 for the vice chairman, and $36,000 for council members.

No vote is expected tomorrow.

The council also is to review and discuss legislation that would make it difficult for developers to build on small lots that don't meet county code.

The meeting is to be held at Arundel Center, 44 Calvert St., Annapolis.

Information: 410-222-1401.

Annapolis shoppers park free Nov. 23-Jan. 2

Parking in downtown Annapolis will be free for holiday shoppers from Nov. 23 through Jan. 2.

The program provides free parking at meters on City Dock, Market Space, Main Street, Francis Street, West Street, Maryland Avenue, Prince George Street and the Donner lot, adjacent to Fawcett's on Compromise Street. It is sponsored by the City of Annapolis with the Annapolis Business Association, the Maryland Avenue-State Circle Association, the Greater Annapolis Chamber of Commerce and the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Though the parking is free, the meters' 2-hour, 30-minute or 15-minute time limits will be enforced. For longer parking, visitors can park in the Hillman or Gotts Court garages, and many downtown merchants can validate parking tickets for up to four hours of free parking through the "Park and Shop" program. Shoppers can also park at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium and take the shuttle downtown.

Ravens fans give $1,000 to mentoring organization

A Severna Park nonprofit organization of Ravens fans has donated $1,000 to the Preparation for Opportunity Club, a mentoring organization founded by Ravens cornerback and special teams player James Trapp.

RavensNests 15 raised the money through a benefit dinner at Texas Steaks in Arnold last week. About 100 people turned out for the event, which included speeches by Kenny Abrams, manager of corporate community partnerships for the Ravens, and Anne Arundel County Youth Football League President Ron Lyons.

A portion of the proceeds were donated to Trapp's organization, which helps children in their academic, technological and spiritual growth. Each of the 23 RavensNests in the county supports local charities and Ravens football.

The Severna Park group meets in Arnold the first Monday of each month.

Information: 410-518-6409.

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