May 2, 1998
An article yesterday in some editions of The Sun incorrectly reported Anne Arundel County Executive John G. Gary's proposed property tax for the fiscal year that begins July 1.The proposed rate is $2.36 per $100 of assessed value, 2 cents lower than this year's rate.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 5/02/98
July 7, 1998
People interested in running for state and county offices had until 9 o'clock last night to file for candidacy. The deadline appeared to bring few additional office seekers for county positions, with no new candidates for Anne Arundel County executive by 6 p.m.A handful of Republicans decided to run for state office, with two filing for House of Delegates in District 30, one for House of Delegates in District 31 and another Republican filing for Senate in...
February 19, 2000
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens made two Cabinet-level appointments yesterday, a criminal justice coordinator and a central services officer. H. Curt Toler, a former Federal Bureau of Prisons administrator and Anne Arundel Health Department program director, will oversee drug treatment programs as criminal justice coordinator. Spurgeon R. Eismeier, who manages the county's real estate office, will leave that job to oversee the Central Services Division, which runs county garages, manages its vehicle fleet and oversees purchasing.
December 31, 1998
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced yesterday that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the county $3.3 million in grants to help provide housing for lower-income residents.Owens said she is delighted that housing Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo increased the county's funding this year.Arundel Community Development Services Inc., a nonprofit organization that receives funding through the county government, will administer the grants.Slightly more than $2.4 million will go to the county's Community Development Block Grant Program, which is designed to provide jobs and housing for county residents with low to moderate incomes.
February 5, 1999
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has scheduled a news conference for Monday to discuss a 14-month study of the deterioration of school facilities, problems that could cost as much as a billion dollars to remedy.The 117 county schools, of which 45 are more than 31 years old, are attended by about 74,000 students.The 83-page report recommends increasing the county's piggyback tax and a "reach-back" property tax to pay for renovations.The report is the product of the county's 36-member Citizens Committee on the Maintenance, Repair and Renovation of Public Schools.
November 8, 2002
Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens declared victory over Republican challenger Phillip D. Bissett last night after an all-day count of about 6,000 absentee ballots by election officials. "I am thrilled that the campaign is over, and that the voters of this county have reaffirmed my leadership for four more years," Owens said. According to an unofficial count released about 9:30 last night by the county board of elections, Owens received 89,290 votes to Bissett's 83,115 -- about 52 percent to 48 percent.