Top 5: Market House, Cellphone Tower, Trash Fees
Here's a quick look back at the biggest headlines of the week.
The strange pole going up behind the Annapolis Neck Fire Station on Bay Ridge Road is actually a cellphone tower that is schedule to provide AT&T customers service in about one to six months. It's supposed to have extra camouflaging to really look like a tree. Does it look convincing to you?
Anne Arundel County fire officials released the name of the woman who died in the fire in Arundel on the Bay on July 8. Homeowner Elizabeth "Betsy" Jordan, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene just three months after the death of her husband of 23 years. Neighbors said John Surrick died April 6 after a long battle with an illness. The couple had no children, but Surrick had three from a previous marriage.
The price you pay for trash removal in Annapolis will drop by $46 annually thanks to a vote by City Council on Monday night. The drop in rates wasn't enough for Alderman Fred Paone (R-2nd Ward) who thinks the city is saving enough money by privatizing removal that citizens deserve a bigger cut.
You can read more about how the council came to the decision to privatize its solid waste disposal by clicking here.
Alderman Fred Paone (R-2nd Ward) has raised $16,680.70 for the 2013 election. That's nearly double what he spent to win his seat in 2009, and he's got a $10,000 lead over the other members of council. His cryptic answer to Annapolis Patch about what he plans to do with all that money has left some wondering if Paone might be eyeing Mayor Josh Cohen's seat.
Business owners around City Dock didn't seem surprised by the news that the Oct. 1 date set for the reopening of Market House could be delayed by up to four weeks, meaning vendors would miss out on boat show revenue. The delay comes as a result of state and city historical agencies each needing a review of the renovation plans. Mayor Josh Cohen said he would keep his promise to jump into Spa Creek if the Market House failed to open by his deadline.