The Greenbelt City Council’s April 10 meeting featured proclamations for Earth Day and National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. First readings took place of two ordinances to revise Chapter 4 of the Greenbelt City Code, “Buildings and Building Regulations,” with requirements for smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as window guards to protect young children from falling. Another item, review and approval of a revised Detailed Site Plan (DSP16063) for the Metro garage at Greenbelt Station North, will be reported separately.
If there is an official declaration of spring in Greenbelt, it may be the reading of the annual Earth Day proclamation, which sets in motion so many of the city’s recreational, environmental and arts events for the season. Mayor Emmett Jordan read the proclamation celebrating the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and announcing that in Greenbelt the event would be held on Saturday, April 22. Jordan presented the proclamation to Erin Josephitis, the city’s environmental coordinator. After adding that April is also Earth Month, she provided an overview of watershed cleanup and other events planned for Earth Day this year.
Read the story in the April 20 News Review