The Berwyn Heights Town Council at its Jan. 9 meeting accepted a $12,400 bid from Nazario Contractors of Beltsville to replace the curb, gutter and sidewalk on Paxton Court near Berwyn Heights Road. The work is to begin in the next few weeks.


The Bowie City Council at its Jan. 7 meeting voted to incorporate 227 acres at Church Road and Maryland Route 214 into the city's corporate limits. The annexation will include two undeveloped properties known as the Grovehurst subdivision and the Stogner property. City officials expect all the property to be developed by private developers.

The council also agreed to allocate $1.2 million for restoration of the Belair Mansion on Tulip Grove Drive in Bowie. The mansion was built in the mid-1700s and used as a summer house for Maryland's governors. City officials plan to convert the estate into a museum.

The city's public TV Channel 10B today will begin airing a new cable TV show focusing on senior citizens. The show will air every Thursday at 1 p.m. Viewers are encouraged to call in during the hour-long talk show at 262-6200, ext. 3077.

The Bowie City Council will hold its next meeting at 8 p.m. Tuesday 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 College Park City Council at its Jan. 9 meeting voted to take over complete funding of the city's youth counseling office after state Juvenile Services officials cut off its portion of funding in early December, citing budget constraints. College Park's Youth Services Bureau had depended on the state for half of its $200,000 annual operating budget, with the city picking up the rest of the tab. Maryland has cut off funding of youth counseling offices in all 22 Prince George's County jurisdictions that operate them.

The council also approved a reapportionment plan that reduces the number of voting districts in College Park from eight to four, but keeps the number of council members at eight.

The move was part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by four University of Maryland students who charged that they are not fairly represented under the city's current voting districts. The law takes effect at the end of March, after which each of the four districts will be represented by two council members. The entire council is up for reelection in November.


Glenarden town residents Jan. 2 elected council member Marvin Wilson to replace former mayor James FLetcher, who was elected to the Prince George's County Council in November. Wilson had been an at-large council member in the town of 6,000 people for the last 20 years. He began his four-year County Council term on Monday.


The Hyattsville City Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 4307 Jefferson St. For more information, call 773-6401.


On Monday night, council members are scheduled to choose from among four city residents who have applied to fill the council vacancy created last month when Edward F. Sharp succeeded Stephen J. Del Giudice as mayor.

The candidates for the Ward 7 council seat are Carolyn Pion, who writes for "The Takoma Voice" and helped organize an extra gypsy moth spraying for the community; Kathy Porter, president of the South of Sligo Civic Association; Juan Torres, the public works director in Cheverly and formerly Takoma Park's deputy director of public works, and Verne Wilson, who has served as a city election judge.

The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 7500 Maple Ave., Takoma Park.


The University Park Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 6724 Baltimore Ave. For more information, call 927-2997.