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11/21/2014

Annapolis, Maryland (November 21, 2014) - "My administration remains committed to a smooth transition as the new county executive prepares to take office December 1, and to facilitate that transition, Chief Administrative Officer Karen Cook has been in communication with County Executive-Elect Steve Schuh and his transition team. We have provided him with a summary of this administration’s pending legislation awaiting introduction before the County Council, and he has requested that it be held to provide him more time to review it. We are happy to oblige, and at Mr. Schuh’s request, no legislation will be sent by my administration to the County Council for introduction at their December 1 meeting."
 

County Executive Laura Neuman

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11/21/2014

Annapolis, Maryland (November 21, 2014)

"My administration remains committed to a smooth transition as the new county executive prepares to take office December 1, and to facilitate that transition, Chief Administrative Officer Karen Cook has been in communication with County Executive-Elect Steve Schuh and his transition team. We have provided him with a summary of this administration’s pending legislation awaiting introduction before the County Council, and he has requested that it be held to provide him more time to review it. We are happy to oblige, and at Mr. Schuh’s request, no legislation will be sent by my administration to the County Council for introduction at their  December 1 meeting."
 

County Executive Laura Neuman

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11/12/2014
Annapolis, Maryland (November 11, 2014) - "Public safety has been this administration's top priority from day one, evidenced by the countless improvements made by our police and fire departments over the last two years in keeping our citizens safe. Chief of Police Kevin Davis and Fire Chief Michael E. Cox, Jr. both stepped into their roles at times when their respective departments were in need of strong ethical leadership. 
 
Under Chief Davis' tenure, morale was boosted and integrity was restored across our Police Department. Additionally, the department has:
 
- grown to an authorized strength of 710, the largest in county history;
- seen an overall decrease in crime in both 2013 and 2014; and
- become one of the first in the region to equip its officers with Narcan, used to reverse heroin overdose.  
 
Under Chief Cox's leadership, previously strained relations between our career and volunteer firefighters were restored. Our Fire Department has also:
 
- reduced average paramedic response times by approximately 27 percent;
- reduced call processing times by approximately 50 percent;
- placed 10 additional ambulances in service throughout the county; and
- increased fire personnel and restructured the fire academy recruit class to more quickly assign pre-trained personnel.
 
Chiefs Cox and Davis' departure will be a great loss for Anne Arundel County. I am incredibly proud and appreciative of their dedicated service in transforming our police and fire departments into outstanding organizations that have brought pride to our county.
 
It is my hope that the chiefs appointed by the incoming county executive will continue the excellent work begun in our public safety sector during this administration."
 
County Executive Laura Neuman
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11/07/2014

UPDATED: NOVEMBER 13, 2014

Annapolis, MD (November 7, 2014) -- The Anne Arundel County Council is accepting resumes from citizens interested in becoming members of the County Board of Appeals, a seven-member quasi-judicial board that hears and decides appeals from decisions of administrative agencies, such as the application of County zoning law and decisions on permits, personnel issues, and Animal Control.

 

The Board usually meets three times a week in the evening and members make weekend on-site inspections of properties that are the subject of hearings. Members must be registered voters in Anne Arundel County. The salary is $5,250 per annum plus $75 per diem per hearing, meeting, or on-site inspection. Members are subject to  the financial disclosure provisions of the Anne Arundel County Ethics Law.

 

Interested persons should submit a personal resume, including political party affiliation, to Beth Jones, Administrative Officer to the County Council, P.O. Box 2700, Annapolis, MD 21404, by email to beth.jones@aacounty.org, by fax 410-222-1755, or hand delivered to the Arundel Center, 44 Calvert Street, Room 120, Annapolis, MD no 1ater than 4:30 P.M. on Monday, November  24, 2014.

 

The County Council will conduct public interviews with all applicants on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. in the County Council chambers. The Council will appoint the new members by resolution on Monday, December 15, 2014, and members will be sworn in on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the County Council chambers.
 

Further information may be obtained by contacting Ms. Jones at 410-222-1401 or the Board of Appeals at 410-222-1119 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday.

 

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11/06/2014

Following same audit outcome at Jennifer Road facility in August,
 department achieves rare feat of across-the-board perfect compliance

 

Annapolis, Maryland (November 6, 2014) — In late October, Anne Arundel County’s second of its two detention centers earned 100 percent compliance during an audit conducted by the Maryland Commission on Correctional Standards. The Ordnance Road Correctional Center, located in Glen Burnie, was evaluated based on standards including security, procedures and treatment of inmates set in place to ensure all local and state correctional facilities are in compliance with state-adopted accreditation standards. The county’s Jennifer Road Detention Center also met 100 percent compliance during its audit conducted in August.

 

“I am incredibly proud of the dedicated men and women who work in our detention facilities for their hard work not only in preparation for this audit, but year-round,” said County Executive Laura Neuman. “Our 100 percent compliance ratings are reflections of their commitment to excellence, and this recognition is well-deserved.”

 

Auditors assessed every operation within the Ordnance Road Correctional Center, and reported that everything was found to be in 100 percent compliance upon completion of their initial evaluation. Terry Kokolis, Superintendent of Anne Arundel County’s Department of Detention Facilities, explained such a rating is uncommon of first visits and many facilities undergo additional audits before achieving a perfect assessment.

 

“To have two jails in the same department receive 100 percent compliance with no recommendations for improvement is just phenomenal,” Kokolis said, adding that this is the first time both of the county’s detention facilities have achieved such an accomplishment during the same audit cycle. “Each of our employees played a role in this, and our perfect compliance speaks to the quality of the people who work in our detention facilities.”
 

For more information about Anne Arundel County’s detention facilities, go to www.aacounty.org/detention.


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