Bus service free so residents can take...


Bus service free so residents can take part in service

Bus service will be free in Annapolis after 3 p.m. today to help residents get to an ecumenical candlelight service in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11. The service is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

County Executive Janet S. Owens, Annapolis Mayor Dean L. Johnson and representatives of the Naval Academy and religious communities are to attend the Service of Remembrance and Hope.

Those who plan to attend the service, which will include gospel and instrumental music and a poetic reading, are asked to bring candles.

The brown bus routes will run until 8 p.m. and a special event shuttle will be offered in the park from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

City council to consider revised ethics regulations

When the Annapolis city council meets tomorrow for the first time since July, revised ethics regulations and an ordinance that would prevent city council members from amending the mayor's budget at the last minute will be among the items to come before a public hearing.

The ordinance on the budget amendments would prevent council members from amending the budget any later than two weeks before the scheduled public meeting. Another ordinance to be heard would require residents to obtain a permit for tree trimming.

The city council will hear from residents on a proposed contract with the Navy that would increase the sewer rate for the Naval Academy to $2.59 per thousand gallons.

The council will also vote on several items, including a revision to the way water and sewer rates are calculated for residential condominiums.

The council will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers in City Hall on Duke of Gloucester.

Work to rebuild Glen Road will begin this month

Work will begin this month to rebuild Glen Road between Delaware Avenue and Carroll Road in Glen Burnie -- a project that will cost about $512,000.

M. Luis Construction Co. Inc. of Clinton has been selected to repair the road as part of the county's routine road maintenance program. The project is expected to wrap up in March, said Pam Jordan, a county spokeswoman.

The contractor will work on the road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Residents are urged to use caution when driving through the construction area. As surfaces are replaced, they will be inaccessible for 36 hours to allow concrete to dry.

Commission to discuss County Council salaries

The county's recently appointed Salary Standard Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Arundel Center in Annapolis to begin determining salaries for the next County Council.

Annapolis attorney Frederick C. Sussman will lead the group, which is expected to report to the County Council by Nov. 5. Salary changes adopted by the council will not take effect until next year.

Currently, the council chairman earns $33,000 a year, the vice chairman makes $30,250, and the five other members receive $28,600. If the council fails to adopt any changes, salaries will remain the same.

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