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Howard County Executive Proposes $1.88 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2022, Providing Record $633 Million for Schools

Howard County Executive Proposes $1.88 Billion Operating Budget for FY 2022, Providing Record $633 Million for Schools

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball presented his proposed $1.88 billion operating budget for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) to the Howard County Council. Ball’s budget is a 6.8% increase over FY 2021’s budget - primarily due to adding $50 million contingency in Grant Fund for potential new pandemic relief funding. The budget includes no tax increases while supporting Howard County’s collective priorities – including education, pandemic relief, and public infrastructure. The General F...
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Howard County Begins Bidding Process for Ellicott City Safe & Sound Retention Pond

Howard County Begins Bidding Process for Ellicott City Safe & Sound Retention Pond

The bidding process has commenced for the H7 pond that is to be constructed within the northeast loop ramp of the US 29/US 40 interchange. Part of County Executive Ball's Ellicott City Safe & Sound plan, the pond will help mitigate flooding in historic Ellicott City by capturing stormwater runoff from the upper parts of the Hudson Branch Watershed and detaining it for longer periods of time.
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Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Highlights Accomplishments Over First Two Years in Office

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball Highlights Accomplishments Over First Two Years in Office

As 2020 comes to a close, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball released his administration’s mid-term accomplishments and progress on behalf of the residents of Howard County. The County Executive continued his administration’s progress under his seven pillars that empowers Ready and Successful Students, establishes Safe and Engaged Communities, champions a Clean and Sustainable Environment, invests in Thriving and Healthy Residents, builds Reliable and Accessible Infrastructure, and expands St...
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Howard County Closes on Savage Remainder Property, Officially Takes Ownership

Howard County Closes on Savage Remainder Property, Officially Takes Ownership

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today announced the closing on the Savage remainder property, a five-acre parcel located to the west of Savage Mill, for $1.725 million. Howard County has now officially taken ownership of the property and will preserve the property as open space. The County will use Program Open Space (POS) – state funding designated for outdoor recreation and open space areas for public use – to complete this transaction.
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Howard County Can “Merry Mulch” Holiday Trees from December 26th Through January 16th

Howard County Can “Merry Mulch” Holiday Trees from December 26th Through January 16th

Howard County Government is offering residents a variety of FREE holiday tree recycling options through the County’s “Merry Mulch” program. Since 1993, the Merry Mulch program has kept thousands of trees out of the landfill, helping to save money and the environment. All collected trees are delivered to the Composting Facility at Alpha Ridge Landfill and recycled into compost and mulch. Residents are reminded that mask wearing at Alpha Ridge Landfill is always mandatory on the premises.
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South Branch Park Improvements Completed

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Sykesville Mayor Ian Shaw and County Department of Recreation & Parks Director Raul Delerme announced the completion of new improvements - improved parking, sidewalks, stormwater management controls and other amenities, to South Branch Park.
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