Neall invited to discuss arts pavilion
The Glen Burnie Improvement Association decided Tuesday night to invite County Executive Robert Neall to a special meeting in January to discuss a performing arts pavilion and related county Superblock plans.
GBIA members are upset by the county's decision to put the temporary pavilion for the town center area on hold.
County planners are reviewing the design an advisory committee had proposed for the pavilion in June. But the Neall administration is reconsidering it, as well as other potential expenditures elsewhere in the county, in light of the tax cap and budget crunch, and expects to make a decision around Jan. 1.
Community leaders hoped the approximately $90,000 pavilion would draw people downtown. They also believed it would make the Superblock more attractive while the 5.6-acre tract awaits anticipated redevelopment.
County planning and zoning chief Ardath Cade told a forum Monday night that her department hopes to issue a request for proposals early next year for redevelopment of the tract along Ritchie Highway.
But some community leaders said they fear the county will drop the pavilion, a structure designed for eventual relocation, because it expects to redevelop the Superblock. Others have said the only way for Glen Burnie to hold on to the pavilion is to find alternative sites for it.
* Glen Burnie: Someone broke into the Vizzini's Pizza shop in the 7700 block of Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. Sunday night and stole $150.65 from the cash register.
Glen Burnie: Burglars stole several copper pipes over the weekend from a home under construction in the 300 block of Lindera Court.
Glen Burnie: The owner of the Texaco gas station in the 700 block of Aquahart Road told police that someone stole a pressure washer from the station between Nov. 13 and Saturday.
Glen Burnie: Burglars stole money and a safe from a home in the first block of Harding Road Tuesday. Police said the property was valued at $2,025.