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Coronavirus Updates: Rental and Eviction Rights, Maryland Expanded Mask Order, Travel Advisory, Housing Assistance Deadline, Business Grants Deadline

Coronavirus Updates: Rental and Eviction Rights, Maryland Expanded Mask Order, Travel Advisory, Housing Assistance Deadline, Business Grants Deadline

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball highlighted rental and eviction rights for tenants ahead of August 1st. “This Saturday, many residents will face another month of missed rent due to income loss from COVID-19,” said Ball. “It’s critical that tenants are aware of their rights. Under the current Executive Order issued by Governor Hogan, a court cannot order the eviction of any tenant who can show that their failure to pay rent was a result of COVID-19. While we’ve allocated $1.5 million tow...
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Federal Maryland Delegation Secures Funding for Howard County Fire Department

Federal Maryland Delegation Secures Funding for Howard County Fire Department

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services has received $821,257 in federal funding, secured by Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, and Congressmen John Sarbanes and Kweisi Mfume. The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters – COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) program, which provides funds for the purchase of PPE and related supplies for our nation’s first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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Kings Contrivance Sewer-House Connection Rehabilitation Project to Begin

Approximately 40 public sanitary sewer-house connections along Stonebrook Lane and Blue Sea Drive in Columbia will be relined using cured-in-place pipe lining to extend each connection’s service life. During this project, there may be times when households are asked limit or reduce the amount of water discharged to the County’s sewer main.
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Howard County Executive Announces Public Review of Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan

Howard County Executive Announces Public Review of Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the launch of a 30-day comment period on the draft Ellicott City Watershed Master Plan. This comprehensive, long-range document creates a community-driven vision for historic Ellicott City and the surrounding Tiber Branch Watershed. The master plan establishes goals, desired outcomes and policies for the next 20 years. It also features conceptual illustrations that can serve as inspiration should specific opportunities arise over time.
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