The city council will hold a public hearing at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 at City Hall to solicit residents' comments on several items, including zoning the 254-acre Westwood property outside Bowie to permit the construction of 859 dwelling units.

For more information, call 262-6200.


Landover Hills has nearly finished the first phase of its plan to give Town Hall a facelift.

The council is using funds from this fiscal year's budget to put new tiles on the ceiling and paint the building's interior. The council later plans to have new bathroom fixtures installed.

Renovations to the building, at 6904 Taylor St., are expected to be completed this fall.


The city council voted Monday to postpone voting on an ordinance that would require residents to display their addresses in Arabic numberals at least four inches high until a study is completed on the industry standard of house numbers.

The ordinance, which also would have required that the address numbers be in a color that contrasted with their backgrounds, was introduced at last month's council session at the request of the city Public Safety Advisory Committee. The committee said it felt that fire, police and rescue organizations could more quickly identify buildings with the new address requirements.

If the council adopts the ordinance at its next meeting on Oct. 14, residents will have one year to fix their address numbers. If they do not comply or fail to do so within 30 days, they will face a possible fine of $25 the first day and $100 each additional day.


The Recreation Department will hold its annual Antique Show and Sale from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday on the Takoma Park Library grounds, 101 Philadelphia Ave.

Glassware, furniture and bric-a-brac are among items to be featured at the show, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the recreation department at 270-4048, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.