West county high school plan is topic of meeting; Crofton association also will discuss changes in bylaws to separate funds


A proposal for the creation of a west county high school and changes in the civic association bylaws to separate the budgets of the tax district and the association are topics on the table for the Crofton town meeting scheduled for tomorrow.

Jerome W. Klasmeier, the county's chief executive officer, is also expected to update residents on the stagnant plans for a west county library.

"A library is being designed, but right now our priority is on schools," Klasmeier said Friday.

Sharon Pickett and Cindi Johnson of the Arundel/South River Coalition will give a presentation supporting the formation of the county's 13th high school. They recently gave the presentation to County Executive Janet S. Owens and the county board of education.

The coalition would like Owens to include money for planning in the county's capital budget.

"The county has been receptive; the state has been receptive," Johnson said. "They've said, 'We will find the money if you would just ask for it.' "

The coalition is asking for a commitment from the board of education, which is required to request planning money.

Also on tap are changes in the association bylaws.

The bylaw committee is proposing term limits for association board members, and changes in wording that would separate the civic association's budget from that of the tax district.

The civic association came under fire this year for co-mingling its funds with tax dollars from the tax district. Klasmeier set up guidelines for the association to present the budget to residents and separate tax money from the association's funds. Most of the proposed bylaw changes would reflect those guidelines.

The meeting will be held at 7: 30 p.m. at the Crofton Country Club.

Pub Date: 9/27/99

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