Community Notes

COMMUNITY NOTES

April 04, 2007

Lake Kittamaqundi dredging to be topic

Columbia Association staff members will discuss the dredging of Lake Kittamaqundi at a Town Center village meeting at 7:45 p.m. April 11, immediately after a Candidates Forum for village elections, to be held at Vantage House retirement community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.

Staff members will present options for staging the work and allowing access to the lake for equipment.

Comments and questions from members of the community are welcome.

Information: 410-730-4744.

Constituent service sessions today

Rep. John Sarbanes' constituent service representatives will be available for walk-in consultations from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. today at the east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, and from noon to 1 p.m. today at the Elkridge library, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

Third Congressional District residents seeking help with problems related to federal government business are encouraged to drop in.

Information: 410-832-8890, or www.sarbanes.house.gov.

Good Friday closures listed

Howard County government offices, the animal shelter and libraries will be closed in observance of Good Friday, April 6.

The landfill will be open, and regular trash and recycling services will be in effect. Parking meters must have coins.

The 911 Center, police and fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies: 911. For nonemergencies: 410-313-2200

County offices will open at regular business hours Monday.

An environmental discussion set Monday

The Howard County Citizens Association invites the community to join in a discussion about protecting and improving the environment at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Howard County Conservancy's Gudelsky Center on Mount Pleasant Farm, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock.

Susan Lower, a science teacher at River Hill High School, will talk about "Climate Change: Individuals Can Make a Difference."

Information: Ray Cole, 443- 283-3967, or www.howard -citizen.org.

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