Council rejects move for committee to set executive pay...

ARUNDEL DIGEST

July 05, 2002

Council rejects move for committee to set executive pay

The Anne Arundel County Council recently rejected a proposal to allow a seven-member committee of residents to set the county executive's salary.

Council members voted 6-1 at a meeting Monday night to reject a resolution introduced by council Chairman Bill D. Burlison, an Odenton Democrat. He proposed altering the county charter to allow the Salary Standard Commission to set the executive's salary. The commission recommends salaries for council members. Charter amendments must be approved by referendum.

In spring, the county's Personnel Board declined to set the executive's salary, as is tradition. The council, still stinging from criticism for increasing council salaries, also passed on the executive pay issue. As a result, the next executive's salary will remain at $102,000 a year.

Armed man gets away after bank holdup

Anne Arundel County police are investigating an armed bank robbery that occurred in Pasadena on Wednesday morning.

According to police, a man wearing a black hat and with a book bag entered the Chesapeake Bank of Maryland, 8095 Edwin Raynor Blvd., at 10:02 a.m. The man pulled out a large semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at tellers and told them to fill the bag with money. He fled with an undetermined amount.

Police searched the area with dogs Wednesday afternoon but could not find the man.

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