Road reconstruction to begin tomorrow on Hospital Drive...

Anne Arundel Digest

July 07, 2002

Road reconstruction to begin tomorrow on Hospital Drive

Anne Arundel County will begin a $700,000 reconstruction of Hospital Drive tomorrow between Crain Highway and Oakwood Road in Glen Burnie, public works officials said.

Workers will repair the deteriorating asphalt and improve the road grade in certain locations. Also, the slope of the road will be realigned between Elvaton Road and Crain Highway, the officials said.

Construction, expected to last three months, will begin at Crain Highway tomorrow, and motorists can expect lanes to be closed. One lane will remain open in each direction during construction, the officials said.

Information: Department of Public Works, 410-222-4349.

Annapolis city council may vote on ordinances

An ordinance that would remove public comment from the agenda of regular business meetings is among the items that may be considered for a vote by the Annapolis city council tomorrow. The measure would transfer "petitions, reports and communications" to the order of business of the council's public hearings instead.

Another ordinance that may be considered for a vote would extend city water and sewer service to the Annapolis Business Plaza Condominium at 40 and 42 Hudson St. The properties are just outside of the city and a petition to annex them is pending. According to the council's legislation, current sewer service at the property is "inadequate."

Being introduced tomorrow are a resolution that would replace the title of alderman with gender-specific council titles; an ordinance that would create an Eastport Gateway Conservation Overlay District to preserve the neighborhood and protect its character; and a resolution that would extend supplemental pay and medical benefits to city employees called to active military duty because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The council meeting is to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street.

EPA grants will help protect drinking water

County Executive Janet S. Owens announced last week that the county has been awarded $115,000 in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to improve the security of the county's drinking water system.

The money will be used for an assessment of the system's vulnerabilities, development of emergency operations plans and security improvements. The assessment must be completed by the end of the year, and submitted to the EPA by March 31, 2003, to comply with recently enacted legislation to prevent bioterrorism.

Nationwide, the EPA is awarding nearly 400 grants worth $53 million to protect public water systems.

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