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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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Howard County to Plant 150 Trees to Celebrate 30 Years as a “Tree City”

Howard County to Plant 150 Trees to Celebrate 30 Years as a “Tree City”

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced the County’s Department of Recreation & Parks will plant 150 trees in Rockburn Branch Park in Elkridge to mark three decades as an Arbor Day Foundation-designated “Tree City.” This year, the County has planted more than 7,000 trees, including a free giveaway of 2,020 native trees to residents back in August.
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County Executive Ball Joins EcoWorks to Support Department of Corrections Native Plant Nursery

County Executive Ball Joins EcoWorks to Support Department of Corrections Native Plant Nursery

Today, County Executive Calvin Ball was joined by Howard EcoWorks to visit the Department of Corrections’ native plant nursery for their annual sale. The native plant sale is part of the Seeds of Change program, providing education and vocational training to detention center inmates to grow and maintain a native plant nursery. The plant sale is open Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10, between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
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