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Annapolis officials seek public input on traffic circle name


Annapolis officials are seeking name suggestions for the new traffic circle at West Street and Taylor Avenue.

The city Department of Planning and Zoning wants proposals from residents and organizations accompanied by a written explanation of 200 words or less of why the name should be chosen.

Only one suggestion is allowed per applicant or group, and the name and phone number of someone to contact should be included.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, after which the Taylor/West Design Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing.

Mayor Dean L. Johnson and the city council will select the name after the hearing.

Alderman Louise Hammond, a Ward 1 Democrat who represents neighborhoods near the circle, urged residents to come forward with names that they have suggested to her over the past year.

"It's a big part of our new and improved reconstructed West Street, and we want to come up with a good name," Hammond said. "I'm hoping the people who have told me of names they would like to see will now get busy and write their 200 words or less, because their names are not going to have a chance until they get it in."

Nominations should be sent to: Name that Circle, Department of Planning and Zoning, 160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis 21403.

Questions should be directed to Dirk Geratz at 410-263-7961.

Pub Date: 2/02/99

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