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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - August 8, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Bereano fights lawyers'departure SEE ARUNDEL REPORT Bl NlNEBEHIND A 3-0 loss to the Yankees pushes the 6's back B2 Yankees Outlook getting brighter for area OCTD ARCHIVES 312 LAUREL AVE LAUREL MD 20707 TUESDAY AUGUST MD 350 ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter That .steady of county fees just .became a trickle. Residents of the Broadneck Peninsu- la and Linthicum who.get county water and sewer service recently received quarterly bills May and June. But the bills were a little bigger than usuaiy'and not-Just -because they cov- ered a 96-day cycle rather than 91 or 92 days. the county applied a 13.5 percent rate hike approved for the budget year that began July 1 to the bills .because they were mailed in. August. But -residents are to pay because the faucet was running before the fiscal year began. think this is the wrong way to do said Councilman George Bach- D'Linthicum. never- 'back- bilT except for the water For at least eight years county. has calculated fees based on charges in effect when the bills not when services were said Al a county assistant financial officer. Because water 'bills are- staggered Mr. Bachman's cbnstitu- ents and some on the Broadneck Penin- sula were' the first to notice. County Council Chairman Diane R. echoed his .concerns. People in other parts of .the will notice a similar problem in their September bills for water used in May and June. A fate increase a year earlier went largely unnoticed. But this year's in- crease .out because it cost the average household an additional Changing the would be difficult because i some would have a three- sonie covering .two month's and others with one said. Bachman said .he wouldn't have voted for the had he known the fee increase would apply He.and Mrs- Evans plan to discuss the matter with Finance Officer John R. Hammond he returns from vacation Friday.. In the Mr. Bachman said the bills threaten residents with a 10 percent penalty 'if not paid by Aug. 28. should I he asked. it were I would pay the bill and receive a credit in the next Mr Warfield said. ByBAJRTJANSEISf County officials plan to negotiate lower duniping fees with commercial trash haulers in an efforf to rerrieyei mOriey lost to competing landMs. in Jsurroundingstates. The goal is to recapture nearly million' in garbage that's .heading this fiscal .year to Pennsylvania and other places where dumping Pees are lower. residents already hit with a 25 percent increase in garbage fees July 1 will see another increase next .the administration's tion to postpone yet another rate increase for the residential .custom- said Lisa a public works spokesman. is aimed at getting back what we v County Executive John Gary Jr. introduced a bill at last 'night's County Couihcil meeting authorizing his administration .to from haulers who promise large Volumes of garbage in return for lower dumping fees. Luring haulers back with slightly lower prices would prevent a hike in' residential rates. But the question is what price will attract the County ton ta dump at the Millersville v But commercial the oiieS who serve stores and ..apartment are increasingly heading to other where fees are per ton or less to dump. Because of the pricing the county estimated it would re- Page pulled off the Police target rubble haulers By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer Police wrote at least 37 tickets and put 26 trucks out of service for safety violations yesterday in a multicounty sweep aimed at haulers bound for a Harwood rubble landfill. The hub of activity was Central Avenue in Prince George's along long-distance drivers' route to the P.S.T. Reclamation site on Sands Road. Anne Arundel police also stopped traffic on Davidsonville Road just south of Route while state police were weighing and inspecting trucks on the Eastern Shore. felt we could get more violations on the trucks through inspections than through said county police Cpl. David who orga- nized the operation. passed my expectations 1 know In all. 115 trucks of all types were although many more were stopped. Reasons for putting trucks out of service included no bald a faulty steering column and an overweight load on a lumber truck. It's not clear whether too-heavy loads resulted in any rubble trucks being put out of service here. Troop- ers on the Eastern Shore stopped a total of 30 overweight trucks. soon as we start inspecting the trucks go over to Salis- to another Cpl. Mur- ray said. He set up the Davidsonville ttr By George N. Lundskow The Capital Prince George's County police Cpl. Mike Rose yesterday Inspects the brake lines of a rubble truck riddled with safety Including ibald tires. Prince Anne Arundel and state police teamed up In a multicounty crackdown on trucks headed for a Harwood rubble landfill. felt we coufd get more violations on the trucks through inspections than through radar. It passed my expectations I.know Cpl. David county police avoid inspections and scales on Cen- tral Avenue. Mass defections failed to materia- although the first five trucks inspected in Anne Arundel County were put out of service. Thinking his officers soon would be overworked. Cpl. Murray drove into Prince George's County for reinforcements. I got the line looked like it went all the way back to more than 2 miles west of the Patuxent River and county he said. do it we had to inspect every truck that went By morning's end. the entire opera- tion handed out 37 tickets and 10 plus 11 repair orders for safety equipment. came from a annual fund provided to police by P.S.T. county police can use -that money for whatever they think is the most effective said Presley Tay- lor of Davidsonville. head of the landfill company. have a responsibility to be and we have as much interest in that as everybody Though some drivers expressed irritation at being given tickets for seemingly minor they also seemed to take the scrutiny in stride. surprised anybody is sur- prised this is going Mr. Taylor said. goes on fairly frequently maybe not to as great an Locations of police stops to inspect trucks DAVTOSONVILLE programs face cuts in Congress Clinton makes stop in Maryland Maryland's programs for cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and helping Anne Arundel County and other com- munities have been jeopardized by a congressional vote to reduce agency President Clinton and state officials were expected to say today. Mr. Clinton and Vice President Gore were scheduled to visit a park just over the BaJtimore-Anne Arundel county line to discuss the impact of a recent vote in the House of Representatives to cut environmental funding. Mr. Clinton was to speak at about noon at the Fort Armistead Park at the foot of the Key Bridge in Baltimore. The proposed cuts would mean million less each year for a'state program that provides low-interest loans to local governments for improv- ing wastewater and drinking water treatment state officials said in a statement. Anne ArunderatTd Prince George's counties are among the jurisdictions that depend upon state funds for improvements. Baltimore's Patapsco sewage plant one of the largest sources of nutrient pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is another facility counting on the money for a much-needed state offi- cials said. Since 1990 the fund has created about million in loans for facilities in Anne Arundel state officials have said. Those loans have covered work at the Annapolis Water Reclama- tion the Broadneck Waste- water Collection Facility and an up- grade at the Mayo treatment plant. Republican cuts are not anti-environment bui are will be powerless to provide many of the environmental protections on which its citizens have come to Secretary of Environment anti-bureaucracy. the ac- tion means less money will be available to clean up polluted water and state officials said. In the proposal would re- duce money for cleanups at Depart- ment of Defense facilities by 80 It would also cut the funding for activities at Superfund pollution sites by state officials said. House proposals stem from a philosophy of empowering the said state Secretary of Environment Jane who was also scheduled to join the president at the news conference. they will have the opposite effect. Maryland will be powerless to provide many of the environmental protections on which its citizens have come to Also scheduled to attend the news conference were Carol ad- ministrator of the Environmental Pro- tection and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend _ Associated Press contributed to this stnrv INSIDE Arundel Report Business Calendar Classified Club Notes Comics Crofton Crossword Bl AS 7 A9 88 A8 B5 All B13 Editorials Lottery Movies ObiTuanes Police Beat Scuema Parv Sports Television Deatft Notices...... B14 66 413 110 B2-4 87 A13 Borfior.s of Capital are Bribed a on recycled pacer The newsoaoer also recyclable Classified Circulation 268-7000 268-4800 A customer yesterday prepares to use an automated teller machine hi the lobby of the Southern District Ponce Station on Solomons Island Road hi Edgewater. County police and the Anne Arundel County EnptoyMs ffcdwal CMdtt. machines Installed last week hi all tour of the county's police stations to Improve safety for card users. Police provide safe ATMs By 1 Meoson TKe Caotw ByP.J.SHUEY Staff Writer So it's after hours and you want money from an automated teller ma- but you want a machine in a safe place. Is a police station safe enough for you1 County officials last week began having ATMs installed in the county Police Department's four district sta- becoming the first agency in the state to do so The machines are owned by the Anne Anmdel County Employee Fed- eral Credit and are placed in station lobbies to allow access to the public as well as police. At the Southern District station in Edgewater. the presence of a MOST machine is announced in large green STW-Wrmc iBllW On flTt Solomons Island along with the message. for your Capt. Michael Fitzgibbons. Eastern District commander and board mem- ber at the credit has been credited with originating the idea following a rash of ATM robberies around the county last winter. Officials including County Execu- tive John G Gary Jr rlec.lineri ro comment on placement of the ma- chines in the police stations until a news conference scheduled for 1130 a.m. today. The rash of robberies began around Christmas 1994 and ended on Jan. 26. 1995. when a suspect in several of the robberies was shot by county police. Officers had staked out bank ma- chines in Glen Bumie. Although the suspect was caught concern over ATM security has re- particularly with growing acceptance of the machines among ATM. Page   

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