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<cl>MARK IV Builders Inc., 1 Tomlinson Court in Cabin John, was named regional and national “2002 Contractor of the Year” in the category of Residential Universal Design, by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The award was received by owners Mark and Nancy Scott at ceremonies held in New Orleans, La., on March 23.


County Council seeks applicants to succeed Arthur Holmes Jr. as chairman of the Montgomery County Planning Board. Holmes' term expires on June 14, 2002.

The Planning Board serves as the Council's principal adviser on land-use planning and community planning. Planning Board members also serve as commissioners of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The chairman performs a leadership role with respect to the Montgomery County portion of the Commission as well as to chair the meetings of the Planning Board; to assist in developing overall vision and direction for the Commission; to oversee the functioning of the Montgomery County Planning Board staff; to provide guidance on preparation of budgets by Park and Planning staff for presentation to the Board; to represent the Planning Board at official meetings; to present the Planning Board's position, especially before the Montgomery County Council; and to serve as chairman or vice chairman for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.

The salary will be between $120,000 and $150,000.

Send letters of interest and include a resume to Council president Steve Silverman at County Council Office Building, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD by noon on Friday, May 31. Interviews by the Council will be held in June or July.

Call 240-777-7938.

Montgomery County is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee. The 15-member committee advises the county on the development, promotion and implementation of programs to heighten energy awareness, increase energy efficiency and improve indoor and outdoor air quality. Members serve three-year terms without compensation. Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Rockville. Apply by April 30 to County Executive Douglas M. Duncan, Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe St., Rockville, Md. 20850.

Coldwell Banker Realty Pros was named “No. 1 Company in Maryland” at the 2002 International Awards Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Bethesda office was named “No. 1 Office in Maryland,” as well as “Premier Office,” attaining an average of $90,000 income per sales associate. Jane Fairweather of the Bethesda office was named “No. 1 Agent in Maryland” and the “No. 1 Agent in the Northwest Region” of over 10,700 other agents. Fairweather was also ninth in the region for listings sold.

Earning membership into Weichert's 2001 Million Dollar Club at the Bethesda/Chevy Chase office are Lee Burstyn, Doreen Feldman, Quynh Nguyen, Lou Olin, Paulette Pate and Mary Sanders. In addition, Tony Duncanson, Patricia Hinestrosa, Susan Hodges, Frances Hawkins, Sharon Light, Jeff Mastros, Tammy Phelps, David Wang and Phyllis West from the Bethesda office; and Donna Reilly, a rental agent from Weichert's Bethesda Property Management office, has been named to the club.

Members of this club achieved over $1 million in sales, listings and listings sold.

Weichert announced the top sales associates for February. In the Potomac office, Pauline Jih was honored for generating the most resale revenue units, the most sales and the most listings sold. Ellen Katz was recognized for producing the highest dollar volume and Helen King was recognized for producing the most listings.

In the Bethesda/Chevy Chase office, Karen Conlan was honored for generating the highest dollar volume. She was also honored for generating the most listings and the most listings sold. Peter Kutemeyer was recognized for producing the most resale revenue units and the most sales.

In the Bethesda office, Chana Sky was honored as the top producer with the most resale revenue units and the highest dollar volume. She was also honored for generating the most sales and the most listings sold. Patricia Pepper was recognized as the top lister.

RE/MAX Realty Services in Bethesda announced top agents for February. The top listers, top in sales and volume and members of the Million Dollar Club were Barbara Bermpohl, Dave Devadas and Don Stanley; top producers were Bermpohl, Stanley and D. Todd Wood; and members of the Million Dollar Club include Aileen Cook, the team of Ray Owen and Lynn Dernar, the team of Hope and Eric Peek, Steve Loew, Jeremy Lichtenstein, Don McGlynn and Martin Green.

County residents can recycle old or unwanted computers and all computer equipment at the seven-day-a-week computer recycling drop-off program at the Transfer Station. Call 240-777-6410.

Most computers and computer equipment can be recycled regardless of age or operating speed. Computer monitors with broken glass will not be accepted.

A bill was introduced to the Montgomery County Council on March 19 to raise more money for school construction, while making the county’s recordation tax more progressive with the hope of making lower-priced housing more affordable. The recordation tax is charged when residential, commercial and industrial properties change hands and when most mortgages are refinanced. The current rate is $4.40 per $1,000 of the sale price or .44 percent. The legislation would increase the rate to $9 per $1,000 or .9 percent. It exempts the first $115,000 for an owner-occupied residence. Sponsors of the bill include Councilmember Michael Subin, Council president Steve Silverman and Councilmember Marilyn Praisner.