The Bowie City Council is seeking two members and one alternate member to volunteer to serve on its Public Ethics Commission.

Responsiblities of the three-member committee, will be to advise the council, with the help of legal counsel, on the conduct of city officials and other committee members in accordance with the city's public ethics ordinance.

Interested residents must be registered Bowie voters. To apply, submit a resume to the City Council, c/o City Clerk, 2614 Kenhill Dr., Bowie, Md. 20715. For more information, call 262-6200.

In other news, Bowie senior citizens can take a half hour stroll every Monday and Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Bowie's Free State Mall, 15528 Annapolis Rd., as part of the Senior Citizen Indoor Walking Program. Participants should use the mall entrance adjacent to the bowling alley.

This is the first program of its kind in Bowie and it is expected to continue through March, according to Sarah Schmitt, senior citizen coordinator. "But if the demand is great, it will continue," she said.

The stroll is followed by a free breakfast in the mall's bowling alley. For more information, call Sarah Schmitt at 262-6200.


The Landover Hills Town Council last week considered a proposed ordinance change to create a new position of town clerk/treasurer.

The ordinance currently provides for the position of town clerk only, but Emily J. Foreman, who fills the position, has been working in the capacity of clerk and clerk/treasurer for some time, according to Town Administrator Patricia McCantz. If approved, Foreman would hold the new position, but it would not affect his salary or the town's budget for the time being, McCantz said, because the council plans to leave the position of clerk unfilled indefinitely. The council may vote on the ordinance change at its Feb. 16 meeting.