CITY OF BOWIE
The Bowie City Council at its Feb. 4 meeting agreed on plans for its spring spraying for gypsy moths. The city has asked contractors to submit bids for the job and plans to award a contract by March 5.
Bowie has applied for a $2,500 matching grant from Prince George's County, which will be used along with $5,000 of town money to fund the spraying.
The state Department of Agriculture has included parts of Bowie, including Old Chapel Road and parts of Whitehall and Chapel Forge, in its gypsy moth spraying program. State officials plan to mail notices to Bowie residents who are affected by the spraying and will hold a meeting on the program at 7:30 p.m. March 20 at City Hall.
The Bowie City Council will meet again at 8 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 2614 Kenhill Dr. For more information, call 262-6200. TOWN OF BRENTWOOD
The Brentwood Town Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Wolfarth Building, 4300 39th Place. For more information, call 927-3344. CITY OF NEW CARROLLTON
The New Carrollton City Council at its Feb. 6 meeting approved changes to the city code that will require a special election to be held within 60 days after the office of the mayor becomes vacant. During the 60 days interim, the council will appoint a council members to serve in the position until the election. Previously, if the mayoral seat was vacated the council appointed a council member to serve for the remainder of the two-year term.
Council members, in approving the change, said they were responding to the concerns of some residents who felt they were being denied the chance to elect their representatives.
New Carrollton pays its mayor $300 a month and council members $150 a month.
The council also confirmed the reappointment of resident Roberta Swartzendurber and the appointment of Thomas Posey to the city's Ethics Commission, a three-member panel that considers ethical issues related to city government practices, employees and officeholders.
The New Carrollton City Council will meet again at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Municipal Building, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy. For more information, call 459-6100. CITY OF DISTRICT HEIGHTS
The District Heights City Council at its Feb. 7 meeting discussed the possibility of not filling the position of town manager, which has been vacant since December when James Powell resigned after a one-year tenure.
Until Powell's arrival early last year, the city had not had a manager since it was incorporated in 1936. Mayor Charles Hudson said the weak economy that is having a serious financial impact on cities and towns across the nation may make it impossible for District Heights to pay the $23,000 to $36,000 salary that most experienced town managers expect.
The city has 20 full-time employees. TOWN OF FAIRMOUNT HEIGHTS
The Fairmount Heights Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall, 7717 60th Place. For more information, call 925-8585. CITY OF HYATTSVILLE
The Hyattsville City Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Town Hall, 4310 Gallatin St. For more information, call 927-3810. TOWN OF LANDOVER HILLS
The Landover Hills Town Council will meet at 8 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 6904 Taylor St. For more information, call 773-6401. TOWN OF NORTH BRENTWOOD
The North Brentwood Town Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Town Hall, 4507 Church St. For more information, call 699-9699.