December 22, 2011
Mayor Craig Moe will recognize those individually owned or family owned businesses that have operated in Laurel for more than 20 years at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting. In a statement, Moe said "locally owned and operated businesses … are integral to the creation and maintenance of Laurel's sense of community," and that city records indicate some of these businesses have been operating for more than 50 years, and several have been in business for 75 years. Moe intends the recognition to be a continuing program as other businesses achieve the 20-year milestone.
June 22, 2011
I've learned the identity of the dedicated public servant who tried to stop a Baltimore Sun reporter from filming the Kiefaber Kerfuffle that erupted at a City Council meeting Monday night. It was Marguerite Murray, a legislative policy analyst with the city's Office of Council Services, who held a piece of paper and a binder in front of reporter Erica Green's cell phone camera. Does obstructing a reporter's view of a public meeting, even a public meeting being disrupted by an agitated ex-theater owner , constitute "council services"?
October 8, 2001
Employees of the city of Annapolis called to active military duty would receive a supplementary salary and continued benefits under a measure to be introduced at today's city council meeting. The legislation, sponsored by Mayor Dean L. Johnson, would prevent about 16 city employees who are members of the military reserves or National Guard from losing income and benefits if they are called to active duty as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "We are trying to support our armed service, our country and our employees," said Kimla T. Milburn, the city's human resources director.
November 14, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Members of the city's FallFest Committee presented checks to each of the benefiting charities from this year's event at Monday night's City Council meeting.Representatives from the Boy Scouts, Junction and Family and Children's Services were all present to receive their $3,500 checks.Carol Donovan, head of the city's recreation department, said the festival raised $14,900 this year. Of the remaining money, $400 was donated to Carroll County Food Sunday, $2,000 will be used to upgrade electricity and $2,000 was kept to begin planning for next year.
March 15, 2009
Mayor Ellen O. Moyer's budget proposal for Annapolis' Capital Improvement Program estimates that more than $230 million will be spent in the next six years on city developments. The proposal, introduced Monday at the city council meeting, includes increases of more than $10 million since last year. It has a renewed emphasis on building and road construction. This year, Eastport Fire Station will receive more than $6 million for improvements, and City Hall will obtain $1 million for restoration.
April 4, 2012
Annapolis officials plan to introduce a resolution at Monday night's city council meeting that would require council approval for special events at City Dock, following complaints from downtown business owners. Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, Aldermen Richard E. Israel and Ross H. Arnett III, all Democrats, have sponsored the resolution. The issue came up last summer when a group of downtown business owners criticized the city for not better policing the festivals that take place in the city's historic district.