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First EC Safe and Sound Enhanced Stream Debris Removal Action Wrapping Up

First EC Safe and Sound Enhanced Stream Debris Removal Action Wrapping Up

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the first enhanced stream debris removal action is concluding under Phase One of his EC Safe and Sound Plan, which was implemented in December 2018. As part of his plan to ensure public safety, Ball ordered inspections and debris removal of nine streams any time the County has a rainfall of two inches or greater in a 24-hour period, or after an hour of sustained winds more than 30 mph. A wind storm on February 25 triggered this first action.
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Cedar Lane Water Transmission Main Extension to Begin

A Howard County construction project to install water transmission mains along southbound Cedar Lane in the Hickory Ridge Village of Columbia is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, March 11. During the project, the two southbound lanes of Cedar Lane will be closed Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A single lane of southbound traffic will be diverted to the center turn lane, while the two northbound lanes will remain open.
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Continuation of Kings Contrivance Sewer Main Rehabilitation Project 

Phase II of a Howard County construction project to rehabilitate a portion of the public sewer house connections in the Kings Contrivance Village of Columbia is expected to begin on or about Monday, March 11. Disruptions to residential water and sewer service are expected to occur in blocks of approximately two to three hours during construction hours, Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Howard County to Host Veterans Resource Fair

Gear towards all veterans and their families (active, guard, reserve and dependents), the County's Veterans Resource Fair provides attendees with a convenient, one-stop shop where they can talk face-to-face with the organizations and nonprofits that provide services, support and jobs.
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Howard County Executive Ball Joins Local Leaders to Launch Campaign for Prescription Drug Affordability Board

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will further endorse proposed legislation to create a Prescription Drug Affordability Board along with the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative and other local leaders at an event in Annapolis MD tomorrow. Prior to General Assembly hearings in the Senate Finance and House Health and Government Operations Committees, the group will launch radio and social media ads featuring local officials, including Ball, and residents negatively impacted by drug price gougi...
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County Executive Ball Releases Spending Affordability Advisory Committee Report

Howard County Executive Ball released the Spending Affordability Advisory Committee Report for the fiscal year (FY) 2020. In December 2018, Ball renewed the committee through Executive Order, giving them several objectives and a deadline of March 1, 2019. The committee was charged with reviewing the status and projections of revenues and expenditures for the County, not only for fiscal year 2020, but also for fiscal years 2021-2025.
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