Officials to sign document to create transportation plan...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

April 14, 2002

Officials to sign document to create transportation plan

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens is to sign a memorandum of understanding tomorrow with Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer and Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary John D. Porcari to create a new transportation master plan for the Annapolis region.

The signing is to take place at Circuit Court in Annapolis. The county and city have committed a combined $150,000 to the project, and the state has contributed $350,000.

Course on building in sensitive areas planned

The Anne Arundel County Office of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Inspections and Permits will offer a free class on building in environmentally sensitive areas at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the Chesapeake Room at the county's Heritage Complex, 2664 Riva Road, Annapolis.

Information and reservations: 410-222-7441.

Moyer's budget proposal to be focus of hearings

The Finance Committee of the Annapolis city council will hold a series of hearings beginning next week on Mayor Ellen O. Moyer's proposed budget for fiscal year 2003.

Hearings on the following topics will be held at Stanton Community Center, 92 W. Washington St. Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: planning and zoning, human resources, police and fire

Wednesday: mayor's office, city clerk, economic development, dock, office of law

Thursday: transportation, central services, finance, revenues

April 23: recreation and parks, public works

April 24: grant applications

Copies of the proposed budget are available through the city's Web site, www.ci.annapolis.md.us. The budget also is available for review in the city's public libraries.

Owens to present $125,000 grant to hospital

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens will present James R. Walker, president and chief executive officer of North Arundel Hospital, with a check for $125,000 tomorrow.

The money, part of a $750,000 grant, will help pay for improvements to the hospital's emergency room. Hospital officials plan to replace an existing emergency room with a larger one that will include 36 examination rooms, six ambulance bays and two X-ray rooms.

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