Tag: County Council

Annapolis library to remain on West Street

Annapolis library to remain on West Street

| October 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

After careful review of site selection studies and an abundance of community input, the Anne Arundel County Public Library’s Board of Trustees has voted to rebuild the Annapolis Regional Library at its current location of 1410 West Street. The Board’s unanimous decision comes after several months of debate as to whether the new library should […]

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Schuh endorsed by County’s largest labor union

Schuh endorsed by County’s largest labor union

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh was endorsed for Anne Arundel County Executive today by AFSCME Local 582 and Local 2563, groups that represent more than 800 County employees. “Steve Schuh understands that in order to continue to provide the excellent services that the citizens of Anne Arundel County expect and deserve, you must hire and retain excellent […]

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3 County employees disciplined after displaying noose

3 County employees disciplined after displaying noose

| October 21, 2014 | 2 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman hosted a press conference yesterday to stress the important role cultural sensitivity plays in the diverse workforce that composes Anne Arundel County government. Spurred by a recent isolated incidence of racial and cultural insensitivity – in which three employees were disciplined for fashioning and displaying a noose and exchanging inappropriate jokes […]

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Neuman introduces increased ambulance fees

Neuman introduces increased ambulance fees

| October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has announced her administration has put forth legislation to defray the county’s cost of ambulance services by raising ambulance service fees, a change that will come at no cost to county residents. If passed, Bill 64-14 will generate an additional $1-3 million annually in ambulance fee revenue, and will only affect […]

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Schuh endorsed by Maryland Business for Responsible Governmen

Schuh endorsed by Maryland Business for Responsible Governmen

| October 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive candidate Steve Schuh was endorsed today by Maryland Business for Responsible Government. “Steve Schuh has earned his stripes in the legislative trenches and has a long, well-established record of voting for a healthy business climate and economy, and against policies that have driven businesses out of our State,” said MBRG President […]

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Trumbauer: Keep library on West Street

Trumbauer: Keep library on West Street

| October 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Citing an over-budget proposed cost and a the applicability of the current site, District 6 County Councilman Chris Trumbauer has sent a letter to the Board of Trustees for the library urging the Board to re-develop the existing site on West Street. All of this information has led me to conclude that the existing West […]

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Neuman signs insurance bill to save County millions

Neuman signs insurance bill to save County millions

| October 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

County Executive Laura Neuman announced she has signed into law Bill 48-14, which allows the county to take advantage of enabling state legislation (HB772, effective July 1, 2014) to invest the county’s Self-Insurance Fund reserves outside of limited, low-yielding public monies vehicles. The new policy enables the county to invest in instruments with higher returns […]

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Current tenant selected to run Naval Academy Dairy Farm

Current tenant selected to run Naval Academy Dairy Farm

| September 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman  announced the county has reached a decision regarding future operation of the Naval Academy Dairy Farm. Following a thorough and transparent search to find the most qualified farmer to operate the Gambrills farm, the county is awarding a five-year lease, effective January 1, 2015, to current tenant Maryland Sunrise […]

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Green Party takes issue with Crystal Springs commentary

Green Party takes issue with Crystal Springs commentary

| August 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

Last week, the Anne Arundel Green Party delivered letters to the office of Mayor Pantelides and to each of the City Council members in regards to a false allegation made by the developers of the Crystal Springs project in an August 5th, 2014 blog posting.  In the statement published by Crystal Springs, the Green Party was […]

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Alleged hate group claims victory in Anne Arundel council race

Alleged hate group claims victory in Anne Arundel council race

| July 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

The League of the South, a group dubbed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center**, has claimed that “their” candidate has won the Republican nomination for Anne Arundel County Council in District 5.  Michael Peroutka, an attorney specializing in debt collection, beat Maureen Carr-York by 38 votes in the primary election in June. […]

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Schuh likely winner for nomination for Anne Arundel County Executive

Schuh likely winner for nomination for Anne Arundel County Executive

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

UPDATE:  Steve Schuh declares victory: We win!!!!! http://t.co/rpi8PZWPp6 — Steve Schuh (@Schuh2014) June 25, 2014 It looks as if Maryland State Delegate Steve Schuh has defeated incumbent County Executive, Laura Neuman in the Republican primary for the office of County Executive. In what was an emotionally charged, and often dirty, campaign, Schuh looks to have […]

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County seeks volunteers for boards and commissions

County seeks volunteers for boards and commissions

| June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today announced there are several openings for residents to serve on the county’s boards and commissions. For those interested in becoming involved in county government, current openings exist for the HIV/AIDS Commission, Adult Guardianship Review Board, Social Services Board and Minority Business Enterprise Committee. Citizens interested in joining an […]

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County Executive, Councilman announce Complete Streets program

County Executive, Councilman announce Complete Streets program

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and County Councilman Chris Trumbauer have announced the county is developing a Complete Streets program to improve the safety and accessibility of county roads for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. “As we continually work to make our roads safer for all users, I’m proud that we are working together to find […]

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Neuman to hold second tele-town hall meeting Wednesday

Neuman to hold second tele-town hall meeting Wednesday

| May 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today announced she will host the county’s second Tele-Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, May 28 from 6-7 p.m. “As the Fiscal Year 2015 budget is finalized, I want to remain transparent about how taxpayer dollars will be spent in Anne Arundel County in the coming year,” said County Executive […]

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Neuman releases proposed operating and capital budgets

Neuman releases proposed operating and capital budgets

| May 1, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman today released her recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2015 Operating and Capital Budgets, which include a property tax rate cut with no increase in service fees or new positions outside public safety.  The FY15 proposed budget focuses on continued improvement in the County’s business practices, processes and services during […]

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Neuman To Hold Public Town Halls On Budget

Neuman To Hold Public Town Halls On Budget

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman will hold a series of town hall meetings to explain the County’s budget process, priorities and to hear from residents on the issues that most matter to them. The public hearings will be held: Thursday, February 13, 6-7 p.m., Lake Shore Elementary School, 4531 Mountain Road, Pasadena, MD. Wednesday, February 19,7-8 p.m., […]

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Neuman Campaign Comes Out Swinging

Neuman Campaign Comes Out Swinging

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This evening, County Executive Laura Neuman’s campaign manager came out swinging for opponent Steve Schuh after a tweet was sent out yesterday. On Twitter, Schuh says that Neuman passed the largest spending increase in history and states that he has fought for lower property taxes. The entire rebuttal is re-printed below: Political expediency, flip-flopping, and […]

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County Libraries To Expand Hours

County Libraries To Expand Hours

| January 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Beginning January 26, the Anne Arundel County Public Library (AACPL) will expand its schedule so that all 15 branches of the system will offer the same weekly operating hours. Each county library will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and […]

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Schuh Supports New Rain Tax Bill

Schuh Supports New Rain Tax Bill

| October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

Delegate Steve Schuh announced today that he supports County Council Bill 90-13, which would reduce the County’s Rain Tax to $1 per year from the current level of $34 to $170 per year. “I support the proposed reduction because the citizens of Anne Arundel County should not have been burdened with an overall increase in […]

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Bill To Be Introduced To Repeal Rain Tax

Bill To Be Introduced To Repeal Rain Tax

| August 10, 2013 | 2 Comments

 State Senator Bryan Simonaire and State Delegate Steve Schuh announced that they have drafted legislation for pre-filing that will exempt Anne Arundel County from State requirements related to funding of stormwater management projects.  The pre-filed bill is entitled “Anne Arundel County’s Rain Tax Repeal Act of 2014” (Reference LR # 4LR0339). The legislation will remove […]

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Neuman Plans To Veto Bill After Firefighters Union Circumvents Agreement

Neuman Plans To Veto Bill After Firefighters Union Circumvents Agreement

| July 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The following statement was issued by Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman this evening. The County Administration recently negotiated mutually agreeable contracts with 12 of the 13 unions during labor union talks.  The Local 1563 International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) would have been 13 but we could not come to a successful agreement. The […]

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Neuman Details Progress Of First 100 Days In Office

Neuman Details Progress Of First 100 Days In Office

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman has announced she has taken significant steps to moving the County forward during her first one-hundred days in office.  Ms. Neuman completed a review of funding requests from every department and submitted her proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget; appointed her executive cabinet; and worked collaboratively with the County Council to pass important legislation. “The first […]

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