The Bowie City Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2614 Kenhill Dr. For more information, call 262-6200.


The Brentwood Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Wohlfarth Building, 4300 39th Place. For more information, call 927-3344.


The town will celebrate Founder's Day from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Edmonston Recreation Building, 5100 Tanglewood Dr. Among the activities will be sports contests, a carnival, raffles and a pie-eating contest. Arts and crafts and refreshments will be sold, and there will be a Dixieland band.


About 80 residents turned out at the Hyattsville City Council's May 21 meeting to protest a proposal to establish a state parole office next to an elementary school.

According to a Hyattsville city official, the state Division of Parole and Probation wants to lease a six-story building at 4307 Jefferson St. once owned by the city.

The building is next to Hyattsville Elementary School and about two blocks from St. Jerome's Catholic School.

In a presentation before the council, W. Roland Knapp, the parole office's assistant director, said about 600 convicts and people on work-release programs would use the office each month, seeking counseling or working with state parole officers.

Some Hyattsville residents also have objected to the proposed office because they say the city has more than its share of county and state offices. The Hyattsville Justice Center, which also will operate a work-release program, is slated to open this summer.

A public hearing on the proposal has been scheduled at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Jerome's Church, 5205 43rd Ave. For more information, call 927-3810.

In other matters, the council approved the installation of speed bumps in Gaines Alley after citizens presented a petition urging the city to take steps to slow speeding traffic there.

The council's next meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 4017 Hamilton St. For more information, call 927-3810.


The Mount Rainier City Council will meet at 8 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 3409 Rhode Island Ave. For more information, call 927-0104.


The New Carrollton City Council will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy. For more information, call 459-6100.


The North Brentwood Town Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 4507 Church St. For more information, call 699-9699.


The Riverdale Town Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 5008 Queensbury Rd. For more information, call 927-6381.


Takoma Park has sent an invitation to Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev to visit the "nuclear-free zone" city during his Washington area summit trip, which began yesterday and ends Sunday.

The invitation was sent to the Soviet Embassy last month. As of early this week, Takoma Park had not received a response from the embassy or Gorbachev.

In 1983, Takoma Park adopted its ordinance banning the city government from doing business with companies involved in the sale or manufacture of nuclear weapons. For example, the city does not buy General Motors vehicles because of that firm's defense-related contracts.


Mayor Margaret S. Mallino and three council members were sworn in for two-year terms at the University Park Town Council's May 21 meeting.

Newcomer David Brosch, who beat longtime incumbent Anne R. Prange in May 14 elections, will represent Ward 1. Also sworn in were incumbents M. Keith Dunklee, who sought a third term representing Ward 3 in an unopposed race, and Rosalia Saklas, who faced no opponents in her quest for her first full two-year term.

Mallino beat Ward 2 council member Carlos Miro in a race that drew a record 752 voters to the polls.

The Town Council has seven members; each serves a maximum of six years.

In other matters, the council unanimously adopted a $1.075 million budget for fiscal 1991, up $63,000 from current spending. The 6.2 percent increase was attributed to the establishment of a $60,000 reserve fund for future street repairs. Nearly 48 percent of the budget -- the largest allocation -- funds public works, street repairs and sanitation. Police and safety costs constitute almost 29 percent of the budget.

Under the budget, the tax rate drops from $1.21 to $1.18 per $100 of assessed value, but tax bills are still expected to increase about 4 cents per $100 of assessed value because of rising assessments. The tax rate last dropped in 1988.

The new budget will take effect July 1.

The council also approved legislation requiring it to consider publicly any proposed expenditure of $2,500 or more that has not been allocated in the town budget. According to Mayor Mallino, the legislation allows greater public scrutiny of council spending. The legislation requires the council to introduce a spending proposal at one meeting and then vote on it at the next meeting.

The next Town Council meeting will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, June 11, at Town Hall, 6724 Baltimore Ave. For more information, call 927-2997.