Odor meeting & my budget amendments for Ward7

Due to the Memorial Day weekend, our next Council meeting will be on Tuesday the 28th. There isn’t too much on the agenda to talk about. The big news is that we just had an extended work session yesterday where we went over all of our proposed/draft budget amendments. This was in preparation for our all day June 3rd Council meeting where we will vote on every amendment and finally the budget if all goes well. You can view my complete list of proposed amendments here. But I’ll offer a summary/highlights below: 

  1. Funding an additional social worker in our Office of Community Caring; 
  2. Creating a dedicated funding source for our urban tree program so we can actually meet our canopy coverage target; 
  3. Vehicular noise camera on Tyler Ave, turning it into a “Quiet Street”; 
  4. BayWoods crosswalk sign with lights and push button; 
  5. Forest Drive re-envisioning to address traffic, pedestrian, and cycling safety (this is our most dangerous road in the City!); 
  6. Mini-roundaout feasibility studies, including at the intersections with Georgetown Rd & Victor Parkway (near the Giant) in Ward 7, and 3 others around the City. If successful, I hope to install these down Edgewood Rd in the future to address speeding issues. I include links to details, including a video from V-DOT, in my budget link above.    

Also, details below, but mark June 10th in your library for a public meeting regarding the odor issues at the treatment plant. This will be at 6:30pm at the library. 

 I hope everyone has a good Memorial Day. Please read below for some events that are going on. I also want to thank all of you who serve, and honor those who have died serving our Country.  

 Stay healthy and stay safe,  


Next Council meeting – 5/28/24 (agenda) 

This Council meeting is starting at 7pm and will be televised on local cable, YouTube, Facebook, and the City website.  You can submit public testimony at http://www.annapolis.gov/testimony. This will be an in-person meeting. 

Public Hearings 

  • O-7-24 - Annual Budget and Appropriation and Property Tax Levy. This will just set the tax rate per the budget (once approved). There is no tax rate increase proposed in the Mayor’s budget, though the Council could propose an increase. 

Legislation being introduced on first reader 

  • O-12-24 - Maritime Industry Economic Development Fund - For the purpose of establishing a Maritime Industry Economic Development Fund is to promote, stabilize, and protect the maritime industry in the City of Annapolis; and generally dealing with maritime development in the City. 
  • O-13-23 - Planning and Zoning - Expanding Daycare Act - For the purpose of expanding the number of zoning districts where daycare centers are permitted; and generally relate to City of Annapolis zoning. 
  • R-26-24 - "WORLD BICYCLE DAY" - June 3, 2024 - For the purpose of the City of Annapolis recognizing World Bicycle Day on June 3, 2024, and acknowledging on this day the uniqueness, longevity, and versatility of the bicycle as a simple, affordable, reliable, clean, and environmentally sustainable means of transport. 
  • R-27-24 - U.S. Naval Academy Bridge Shared-Use Path Project - For the purpose of the City Council to accept the Annapolis Transportation Board recommendations for the U.S. Naval Academy Bridge Shared-Use Path Project (SUP); and generally related to City of Annapolis efforts to ensure the City becomes more cyclist-friendly. This is legislation the Transportation Committee (on which I serve) is bringing forward to express our support behind one of the proposals for a shared-use path over the US Naval Academy Bridge. 

Legislation on second reader (i.e. final vote)  

There is no legislation up for a second reading. 

Community & Political updates 

Odor at Treatment Plant 

I received this message from the County’s Public Works Director. Please note the public meeting date.  

---------- Forwarded message --------- 
From: Karen Henry <[email protected]> 
Date: Wed, May 15, 2024 at 2:10 PM 
Subject: Re: Edgewood Rd Treatment Facility 
To: Stacey Fitzgerald <[email protected]> 


 We are having a public meeting about the odor study that was recently conducted. The report is being finalized but we’ve gone ahead and scheduled the meeting. We will go over what has been done so far and plans for what we are going to do based on the results. Some solutions are short term but there are likely long term solutions that will be needed to fully address the concerns. The public meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM on June 10 at the Eastport-Annapolis Neck Public Library on Hillsmere Drive.

In the meantime, we continue to track the complaints (AA County has asked that odor complaints be reported at 410-222-8400. ).  Let me know if you have any questions.  

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For All 

Karen Henry 


Department of Public Works 

(410) 222-7042 



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Summer Concert series - Art in Public Places Commission 

Annapolis Pride Month – Parade & Festival 

Improvements at crosswalk at Giant on Edgewood 

After people mentioned to me the issue of cars hitting this crosswalk, I spoke to the City’s Department of Public Works and they are now working with BGE to add a street light and looking at possibly painting the island to make it more visible.  

Memorial Day Parade – May 27th

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