ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County’s Department of Public Works’ (DPW) Stormwater Management Division will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia/Ellicott City Room of the George Howard Building, located at 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City, to present plans for a pond decommissioning, a pond retrofit and a stream stabilization and restoration project. 

The three project sites are located south of MD 103 between Chatsworth Way and Wheatfield Way. The Manors of Oakwood Pond, located in the open space behind 4618 Chatsworth Way, will be removed and the area restored to a natural vegetated state. The Brampton Hills pond at 4715 Widdup Court will be retrofitted to accommodate the removal of the upstream pond and to bring the pond into compliance with current standards. The unnamed stream, located in an open space extending downstream approximately 800 feet behind several lots and beginning adjacent to 8504 Autumn Harvest, will be stabilized and restored to provide safe conveyance of the runoff. This project is expected to begin by winter 2022.
This informal meeting will include a brief overview of the project. County staff and the project’s design consultant, Stantec Straughan Joint Venture, will be on hand to answer any questions.
Those unable to attend this meeting who would like to view the plans and/or have questions, should contact Mr. Brian Cleary with the DPW’s Stormwater Management Division at 410-313-6455 or email [email protected].
An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the meeting. Please call DPW at 410-313-3440 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

For questions or more information about Capital Project D-1159 (Manors of Oakwood Pond Decommissioning/Brampton Hills Retrofit) and/or Capital Project D-1158 (Autumn Forest Stream Stabilization and Restoration), contact Lisa Brightwell, Public Works Customer Service, at 410-313-3440 or email [email protected]

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