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Recreation and Parks Advisory Board

This Advisory Board provides recommendations relating to plans, policies and programs for public recreation, and to review plans for and hold hearings on the acquisition and development of land for public recreation and open space. 

All members must be Howard County residents.
2017-2018 Members:
Ms. Sylvia Ramsey (Chair), Mr. Daniel Tracy (Vice Chair), Mr. John R. Byrd (Recording Secretary), Mr. David Brown (Board of Education Alternate), Ananta Hejeebu (Board of Education Designee), Mr. Edward Coleman (Planning Board Designee), Mr. Thomas Franklin and Ms. Joanne Kiebler, Dr. Joel Goodman, and Samuel Nitkin (Student Member). 

Appointed by:

County Executive appoints. County Council confirms.

Meetings:

2015 Advisory Board Meeting Dates
2016 Advisory Board Meeting Dates
2017 Advisory Board Meeting Dates
2018 Advisory Board Meeting Dates

Please contact 410-313-4640 to review or receive a copy of the attachments.

Public Comment (DRAFT BUDGET)

Recreation & Parks Advisory Board   

Solicits Public Comment on the  

FY2019 "Draft" Capital Budget

 

By virtue of and pursuant to the provisions of Subtitle 4, Section 19.400, of the Howard County Code, notice is hereby given that the Recreation and Parks Advisory Board will conduct a Public Hearing to consider the Department of Recreation and Parks’ Fiscal Year 2019 “Draft” Capital Budget, and the Fiscal Year 2019-2028 “Draft” Capital Improvement Program for the acquisition and development of park and recreation lands.

The hearing will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the conference rooms at the Department of Recreation and Parks Headquarters located at 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21046-1677. Beginning, November 27, citizens can sign up online to speak at the hearing. From the same link, citizens will have the option to provide online testimony. Citizens are reminded that internet testimony is considered public information and is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act. Citizens who do not wish to sign up online, will still be able to sign up in person at the public hearing beginning at 6:30 PM on the night of the hearing. 

Click here to see the Department's "Draft" budget or call 410-313-4685 to request a copy to be sent to you.

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 the Department of Citizen Services at 410-313-6400 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

For questions or more information about the hearing, please contact the Department of Recreation & Parks at 410-313-4685.

Please note: Should you experience difficulty signing up and you have Internet Explorer (IE) 10, you may have to use an alternate browser (IE 8, IE 9, Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari) 

Agendas & Minutes

2017 Agendas and Minutes

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