Crofton summer won't be too lazy


July 02, 2002|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

SUMMERTIME is quiet," said Sue Bents, administrative assistant for the Crofton Civic Association. But then she went on to describe a variety of activities that will keep the Town Hall staff busy all summer long.

After last month's elections, a new board of directors has undertaken the task of overseeing the association. President Steve Grimaud has been joined by Vice President Martin Simon, Secretary Sharon Puckett, Treasurer Lennie Zallar and district neighborhood directors Elizabeth Hasken, Michael Fitzgibbons, Anna O'Kelly, Vince Parlegreen and Ralph Eckhardt.

Crofton Tax District residents who would like to become involved are invited to participate in civic association committees, such as planning and zoning, public safety, education, finance and maintenance. If you would like to take part, contact Bents at 410-721-2301.

The board of directors meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month. Usually, the meetings take place at Crofton Elementary School. But, during the summer, the meeting site will be Town Hall Crofton Parkway and Duke of Kent Street.

Kathy Sherman, director of recreation activities for the association, has organized an exciting summer concert series. Last month, two area bands, Pocket Change and the Rockville Brass Band, entertained residents. On Sunday night, the series will continue with a performance by the Bay Winds band. Jazz Werks will perform July 14, the Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition on July 21 and the Charm City Players on Aug. 18. All concerts will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Village Green.

Another program being undertaken this summer is mosquito control. Crofton residents recently received a letter explaining the steps being taken to control the Asian tiger mosquito, which is responsible for the spread of West Nile virus. A number of practical steps useful in minimizing the mosquito population are listed, such as flushing birdbaths and other sites of standing water.

Also, the Maryland Department of Agriculture plans limited mosquito-control spraying this summer. Residents who want their properties to be excluded from the spraying program should submit a written request - including the address of the property to be excluded and the signature of the owner or lessee - to the civic association or the Department of Agriculture. Mosquito-control information: Town Manager Barbara Swann, 410-721-2301.

Registration is under way for fall sports programs sponsored by the Crofton Athletic Council. Soccer, football, baseball, field hockey and cheerleading teams are being organized. To register for tryouts or team participation, submit registration forms online at www.croftonsports .com or call 410-721-9412.

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