City Offices Closed Wednesday....Updates From City Hall ~ Annapolis Capital Punishment

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

City Offices Closed Wednesday....Updates From City Hall

Because of inclement weather, Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has declared that city administrative offices will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 10. Essential employees, however, must report on time.
With the historic prospect that 50 inches of snow could fall on the city within a week, Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is warning residents to take shelter and prepare for the possibility that
roads will be blocked by snow for several days....continued...

Also, Mayor Cohen announced that trash and recycling pickup will not
resume until next week. No makeup days are scheduled. Also, Annapolis
Transit bus service will end at 4 p.m. Tuesday and will not resume
Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Snow is scheduled to begin falling Tuesday afternoon and continue until
Wednesday night. The National Weather Service is calling for between 10
to 20 inches of snow. That is on top of the 24 to 32 inches of snow that
fell on Annapolis over the weekend. These storms could produce a total
accumulation that would be unprecedented in city history.

The city’s fleet of vehicles is inadequate to promptly clear a snowfall
of this magnitude. Mayor Cohen is reinforcing the Department of Public
Works by bringing into service equipment from other city departments.
The city has further bolstered its fleet by hiring contractors to assist
its efforts. Mayor Cohen asks residents to move their cars off the
streets if they can to aid plows. Also, the mayor asks that residents
check on elderly, sick and shut-in neighbors over the next few days.

“This is an unprecedented storm event in our city’s history,” Mayor
Cohen. “Many of our residents are understandably frustrated that some of
our side streets have not yet been plowed. Please know our employees are
working around the clock to clear the streets and ensure our public
safety. We are doing everything we can given our resources.”

As a reminder, residents have several free parking options:

-- City’s parking garages: West Street/Knighton Garage; Calvert
Street/Gott's Court Garage; and the Duke of Gloucester Street/Hillman
Garage are available to all city residents. (Please note that lots are
filling up quickly.) Free parking is available at these locations for
city residents UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

-- City Dock parking lot is available to all city residents.

-- The Eastport Shopping Center parking lot (1005 Bay Ridge Ave.)
between the old theater, Norman Drive and Americana Drive, is available
to Eastport residents.

-- The Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium has been made available to
residents in Admiral Heights, Homewood, Germantown areas to park at the
stadium lot, entering via the Taylor Avenue Gate 5 entrance. Parking is
restricted to the asphalt area.

If you are not sure your home is along an Emergency Snow Route, go to
the city Web site,, to find snow route maps and
emergency routes along with other important weather-related information.


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