Advertisement
HomeCollectionsCounty Administrative Officer
IN THE NEWS

County Administrative Officer

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | October 21, 1992
Two Baltimore County employees charged last month with growing marijuana were suspended without pay yesterday by county administrative officer Merreen E. Kelly.The action was taken after a review of grand jury indictments handed down Monday against the couple, Mr. Kelly said.Those indictments charged Walter Patrick Kincer, 39, and his wife Jo Anne, 34, with possession of cocaine, hashish and speed.The couple already had been charged with manufacturing and possessing marijuana.The charges stem from a Sept.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | February 13, 2012
As Annapolis mayor in the 1980s, Dennis M. Callahan was so peeved that a volunteer coach with the city's recreation program had been charged with a drug offense that he canceled the entire athletic season, a decision met with fury by some. Under pressure, he didn't back down, and ultimately required anyone in the city working with children to undergo a background check. It was quintessential Callahan, say those who knew him. "A lot of politicians take polls," said House Speaker Michael E. Busch Monday at a memorial service for Callahan.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | January 7, 1991
Frank C. Robey Jr., Baltimore County's top appointed official left over from the administration of defeated County Executive Dennis F. Rasmussen, has resigned his post as county administrative officer.The resignation will allow new executive Roger B. Hayden to put Mereen E. Kelly in Robey's job, at an additional $16,000 a year in salary, if the County Council approves.The Kelly appointment was to be introduced at today's council session. Hayden is asking that Kelly, 55, who retired last month as an associate superintendent of schools, receive $85,000 a year, the same salary the county executive is paid.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2011
Baltimore County Administrative Officer Frederick J. Homan was injured Saturday while riding a horse on the NCR Trail, a police spokeswoman said. Homan suffered serious injuries and was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Detective Cathy Batton, a police spokeswoman. She did not have an update on his condition Saturday night. Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. appointed Homan to the top position in 2007 after had served as director of the Office of Budget and Finance in 1989.
NEWS
June 29, 2007
DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1987 rape A West Baltimore man has been arrested and charged in the 1987 rape of a security guard after authorities this week linked him to the crime through DNA evidence, police said. Stephen L. Sellman, 47, was arrested late Wednesday and ordered held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He faces charges of first-degree rape, sex offense and perverted practice, police said. The crime occurred at the Maryland Cup Corp. on Reisterstown Road.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | November 26, 1990
Baltimore County Executive-elect Roger B. Hayden has selected county school administrator Merreen E. Kelly as his executive secretary.Kelly, 55, of Timonium, who is retiring as associate superintendent of schools, says he expects eventually to become county administrative officer, replacing Frank C. Robey Jr. as the county's top appointed official.Hayden refuses to comment on that possibility, but a highly placed source in his new administration confirms the plan.Robey, 53, said Friday that Hayden had not mentioned his intentions during three meetings the two men have had.The county charter allows Robey to keep his job at least until June to ensure a smooth transition from one administration to another.
NEWS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Sun Staff Writer Sun Staff Writer Pat Gilbert contributed to this article | November 18, 1994
Like the new manager of a baseball team, Baltimore County Executive-elect Charles A. Dutch Ruppersberger III announced yesterday his starting lineup for when he takes office next month."
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2002
Merreen E. Kelly, the highly respected former Baltimore County administrative officer, was appointed yesterday as a special assistant to oversee labor negotiations for County Executive James T. Smith Jr. The position takes on added importance this year because of a charter amendment approved by voters last month giving the police and firefighters unions the right to binding arbitration if they cannot come an agreement with the county. Kelly, 67, who was the Baltimore County Public Schools' chief negotiator for part of his 34 years in the system, said he is hopeful that arbitration won't be necessary.
NEWS
October 4, 2007
County will pay salary of suspended fire officer Under an agreement reached yesterday, Baltimore County will begin paying the salary of a fire lieutenant who has been suspended without pay since July, while waiting for the county's chief administrative officer to determine whether the lieutenant should return to duty. William J. Gilbert, a 24-year veteran of the department, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court against the county, claiming that his right to due process was violated and alleging that the fire chief had a personal vendetta against him. Gilbert also sought a court order allowing him to return to work with pay -- a request denied by U.S. District Court Judge Andre M. Davis, because Baltimore County attorneys agreed during a conference call with the judge that Gilbert would be returned to the county payroll.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Evening Sun Staff | November 8, 1991
The Hayden administration has temporarily frozen spending for any new capital projects as part of Baltimore County's effort to save money and get through the recession.County Administrative Officer Merreen E. Kelley issued the order on Oct. 30, but County Executive Roger B. Hayden today said he will review all pending capital projects by Nov. 30 and will approve funding for any that have a large impact.Budget Director Fred Homan said the move came after he determined that county departments are already under contract to spend $46 million to $48 million on capital projects.
NEWS
October 4, 2007
County will pay salary of suspended fire officer Under an agreement reached yesterday, Baltimore County will begin paying the salary of a fire lieutenant who has been suspended without pay since July, while waiting for the county's chief administrative officer to determine whether the lieutenant should return to duty. William J. Gilbert, a 24-year veteran of the department, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court against the county, claiming that his right to due process was violated and alleging that the fire chief had a personal vendetta against him. Gilbert also sought a court order allowing him to return to work with pay -- a request denied by U.S. District Court Judge Andre M. Davis, because Baltimore County attorneys agreed during a conference call with the judge that Gilbert would be returned to the county payroll.
NEWS
By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | July 3, 2007
The Baltimore County Council confirmed last night the nomination of the county's longtime budget director to his first full term overseeing the government's day-to-day operation - less than a week after misconduct allegations were raised against him by an ex-county employee. Fred J. Homan, who took over as acting county administrative officer in November, will receive a 23 percent raise as County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s top appointee. Council members, who interviewed Homan last week, asked him no questions last night.
NEWS
June 29, 2007
DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1987 rape A West Baltimore man has been arrested and charged in the 1987 rape of a security guard after authorities this week linked him to the crime through DNA evidence, police said. Stephen L. Sellman, 47, was arrested late Wednesday and ordered held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. He faces charges of first-degree rape, sex offense and perverted practice, police said. The crime occurred at the Maryland Cup Corp. on Reisterstown Road.
NEWS
By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | February 14, 2007
Worried that a school bus depot could be destined for their community, about a half-dozen Kingsville residents urged Baltimore County officials yesterday to delay the government's purchase of a 26-acre farm. The discussion took place at a County Council work session, where plans for a Towson pedestrian study and police overtime expenses also came under scrutiny. The county administration has agreed to pay the Schmidt family $1.05 million for the farm, between Interstate 95 and Gunpowder Falls Golf Course.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 19, 2005
At 62, Raquel Sanudo appears to be a friendly, easygoing and good-humored person with a motherly manner. But there's more. "Raquel is an iron lady," said County Executive James N. Robey, her boss for most of the past seven years. "She can be tough as nails." Sanudo is Howard's chief administrative officer and has been for 14 years under Robey, a Democrat, and Charles I. Ecker, a Republican. When the executive is away, the County Charter makes her acting executive. At other times, she supervises County Council legislation, the county budget, personnel, purchasing, insurance and bond sales.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | August 3, 2005
A Glen Burnie man faces trial next month in what Howard County police say is a brazen 10-month series of thefts - taking gasoline without paying from the county's pumps outside police headquarters. Antoin A. Spence, 29, of the 200 block Evans St., is charged with stealing 572.3 gallons of gasoline, worth $954.92, in 31 visits to county pumps between August 2004 and May 3, 2005, using a county gas credit card. Spence, according to court documents, had worked for a nonprofit firm named Athelas Institute in Columbia that contracts with the county government to transport handicapped adults.
NEWS
By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | November 15, 1992
The trouble with those newfangled, modular partitions in the Baltimore County government offices is that they don't stop cigarette smoke, according to Councilman Melvin G. Mintz and county union leaders.Consequently, when county workers light up in their "private" offices, the smoke spreads to nonsmokers sitting nearby.Complaints about smoking in office buildings have been constant since 1987, when the county banned smoking in public areas of county buildings. Mr. Mintz, the 2nd District Democrat who sponsored the 1987 law, is ready to act on those complaints.
NEWS
By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2003
Anthony G. Marchione looks like he'll have the distinction of being the right person at the right time for Baltimore County -- twice. After three years of strained relations between the school system and county government, Marchione, then a 40-year veteran teacher and administrator, became superintendent in 1995. Almost immediately, the conflict stopped. Eight years later, amid the testiest relations between Baltimore County's branches of government in at least a decade, County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s young administration was dealt a severe blow when his pick for the county's No. 2 post withdrew her name from consideration after it became clear that she might not be confirmed.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.