The Capitol Heights Town Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, One Capitol Heights Blvd. For more information, call 336-0626.


The Greenbelt City Council at its Jan. 17 meeting announced an 8 percent reduction in the city's approved $11 million budget for fiscal 1991/92. Councilmembers said the cut was due to revenue shortfalls felt throughout the county, but said they have no immediate plans for layoffs or reductions in services.

The City Council will meet again at 8 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Bldg. 25 Crescent Rd. For more information, call 474-8000.


The Laurel City Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 350 Municipal Square. For more information, call 725-5300.


The Mount Rainier City Council at its Jan. 15 meeting approved a contract with Stanley Tree Co. of Bethesda to trim all the trees in the town for $800 a day. The tree trimming will take place in the next two weeks in conjunction with plans by Potomac Electric & Power Co., to cut limbs and branches away from its power lines. All of the tree maintenance should take a week to complete. The town budgets $10,000 a year for tree upkeep.

Councilmembers approved plans for the construction of a new City Hall at 3500 Perry St. The site is that of a former restaurant which the town purchased last year for $70,000. The city's current headquarters at 3409 Rhode Island Ave., was deemed too small for city officials and support staff and will be turned over to the Mount Rainier police force. Currently, the eight-member force is headquartered on the second floor of the administration building.

The city has budgeted $500,000, including a $250,000 grant from the state, to build the new City Hall. The architectual firm overseeing the project, Norman Smith and Associates of Hyattsville, estimates it will cost between $700,000 to $750,000 to construct the building. City officials hope to move into their new headquarters by late 1991.


The New Carrollton City Council at its Jan. 16 meeting tentatively approved plans to tear down its 30-year-old public works facility located at 6318 Westbrook Dr. and construct four new buildings in its place. The new construction would include an office building for the city's 35 Public Works employees and two storage buildings to hold its more than 30 city vehicles. A fourth building would be used to store equipment. The Annapolis-based architecrtual firm of Colimar and Clark estimates the buildings can be built at the two acre site for $1.3 million. City officials, noting that New Carrollton is currently debt-free, said they may borrow the money from a bank or issue mini-bonds at 6.7 percent interest. Raising taxes has been ruled out as councilmembers said they wished to keep the city's property tax rate at its current 84 cents per $100.

A public hearing on the matter has been set for Feb. 12. If mini-bond sales are chosen, in keeping with the city's charter, a March referendum has been scheduled so the city's 12,000 residents may vote on the issue.


The City Council will hold its next regular session at 8 p.m. Monday at the Municipal Building, 7500 Maple Ave. At the meeting, the council is scheduled to vote to fill the council vacancy created when Edward F. Sharp was appointed mayor last month. {See related story in today's Maryland Weekly.}