The Bowie City Council passed its 1982-83 budget last week, keeping its tax rate at 57 cents per $100 of assessed property value, the same as this year.
The $4.9 million budget is approximately $500,000 higher than the plan approved for fiscal 1981-82.
Among the city's larger appropriations are $628,630 for government operations, $377,000 to repay debts on the city-owned Belair Golf Course and $315,000 for landfill fees.
The council also increased the city's water and sewage rates from $1.60 per 1,000 gallons to $1.75 per 1,000 gallons. The increase is necessary because of a new sewage treatment plant, which is expected to open shortly, according to a city spokesman.
In other action, the council renewed its animal control contract with the Glen Oaks Doggy Motel. The city will pay Glen Oaks $19,400 a year for picking up stray animals. Owners whose pets are kept in the motel will be charged $3 a day for boarding.
In a related matter, the council introduced a bill that would increase the fine charged the owner of a stray pet from $10 to $20 and change the number of days an animal is boarded at Glen Oaks from five working days to five calendar days after impoundment. After the five calendar days, the animal would be taken to the county pound, a city spokesman said.
The council also introduced a bill that would increase penalties for violating city codes governing building, zoning and other activities.
Under provisions of the new law, city code violators could be fined from $100 to $500 for violations, which are classified as misdemeanors, and spend up to 90 days in jail. Present law calls for a maximum 30-day jail term for code violators.
In addition, the council approved a contract with the city's public works employes that gave them a 6 percent pay raise.