Sunday, June 12, 2011
Looking at our week in Greenbelt, June 5 - 11.
The Greenbelt police raid 2 suspected prostitution houses. Council Adopts Fiscal 2012 Budget, Roberts Dissents, unwilling to approve increases in both apartment and commercial office inspection and licensing fees. Watch footage of Greenbelter Joey Murray's Kalahari Desert trip, where he tracks with the Bushmen. The city holds a big Greenbelt weekend with a youth triathlon, a naturalization ceremony, art, a quilt exhibit, music and history. No one figured out last week's Get The Picture, I think it's our first-ever stump, at least it is on my watch. So this week, I updated it with a second photo that has a big clue. Bonnie the Torti was featured in Adopt a Cat. At last check, little Bonnie is still waiting for a home. Our mom columnist, …
Monday, June 6, 2011
A look ahead to Monday night's city council meeting.
City Council will meet on June 6, at 8 p.m., for their regular meeting, and will take up adoption of the FY 2012 budget. Their agenda includes the following items: PRESENTATIONS The Maryland Municipal League “If I Were Mayor” district finalists. Three students from Greenbelt schools were selected as finalists: Kiya Dean and Leslie Rios from Springhill Lake Elementary School and Nijaya Jones from Greenbelt Elementary School. Kiya, Leslie and Nijaya will read their essays. Recognition of the National Board Certified Teachers. The teachers have been invited to attend tonight's Council meeting: Springhill Lake Elementary School: Johanna Long, Mathematics Greenbelt Elementary School: Stephanie Katz, 4th Grade Eleanor Roosevelt High School: …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The final of two public hearings concluded last night, with just one resident voicing concerns over where to spend.
Following 10 work sessions and now two public hearings, the Greenbelt city council looks poised to adopt its fiscal 2012 budget on June 6. The budget, which contains about $25.4 million in expenditures, once again drew little input from residents during last night’s second and final public hearing. Molly Lester, was the only resident who turned up to talk about the budget. Among other things, Lester questioned some $333,000 budgeted for the relighting and resurfacing of the Braden Field tennis courts located in Old Greenbelt. “Is it predominately used by Greenbelt residents?” she asked at one point, calling for a usage-evaluation analysis before committing to the capital project. In the meantime, Lester said the city should put more focus…
Monday, May 23, 2011
City Council meets Monday night to hold a public hearing on the budget and take up legislative and business matters.
Greenbelt City Council will meet Monday at 8 p.m. in the Council Room in the Municipal Building to discuss agenda items and legislation that will affect the city. Council will also hold a public hearing on the fiscal year 2012 budget. Council will hear several presentations, including: Council will also hold the public hearing on the FY 2012 Budget. Council plans to hear two committee reports: The council will take up legislation on a resolution of support for Greenbelt Travel Services, which is required by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Neighborhood Businessworks Program prior to its determining whether to give grants (2nd reading, adoption). Other Business includes: