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


The Capitol Heights Town Council at its June 25 meeting approved a $1.2 million operating budget for fiscal 1991, which began July 1 -- an increase of 13.3 percent over last year's budget of $1.1 million. The budget calls for the property tax rate to remain at $1.10 per $100 of assessed value. The budget increase, needed to pay the increasing costs of utilities and other town services, is expected to be covered by rising assessments on existing homes and an increased tax base resulting from newly completed and proposed real estate development in the town.

The largest single items in the budget are $370,000 for public works projects and general maintenance and $272,000 for the police department.

The Town Council will meet again at 8 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 1 Capitol Heights Blvd.


The Colmar Manor Town Council at its June 26 meeting approved an operating budget of $333,398 for fiscal 1991, which began July 1. The budget is almost one percent higher than last year's budget of $329,940.

The new budget calls for no increase in the town's property tax rate of $1 per $100 of assessed value for residential property and $1.66 per $100 of assessed value for commercial property.

The council allocated $60,000 in the budget to hire off-duty county police officers to provide police protection for the town a total of 40 hours per week. Colmar Manor does not have its own police force, but is patrolled by county police.

The Town Council will meet again at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 3701 Lawrence St.


The Greenbelt City Council at its June 28 meeting voted to adjust the income-level requirement for its program of reduced-fee garbage collection for low-income and elderly residents, effective July 1.

For the past 20 years, the city has charged participants whose incomes did not exceed $5,000 half price for trash collection service. The full price of the service is $31.50 quarterly. But according to City Clerk Guddy Mills, no resident has applied for the program in the past four years because of the drastically low salary requirement.

Now eligible for the program are residents who are 65 or older or those whose total household income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level, such as a single person whose income is $9,420 or a family of four whose household income does not exceed $19,050.

City officials now expect more residents to apply for the reduced rate.

In other business, the City Council approved an $800,000 fiscal 1991 budget for Green Ridge House, a city-operated home for senior citizens at 22 Ridge Rd. The budget includes funding for the installation of a front-door surveillance camera that would enable residents to monitor, on their own televison sets, who is entering and leaving the building.

The City Council will meet again at 8 p.m. July 16 at the municipal building, 25 Crescent Rd.