Howard County Proposes $175 Million Capital Budget

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman has submitted his $175.25 million proposed FY 2013 capital budget.

“This year’s capital budget focuses on reinvesting in our existing infrastructure: schools, libraries and our roadways,” said Executive Ulman. “With the State budget still in flux, we continue to be conservative in our decision-making process, and are always mindful that priorities such as education – which again makes up the largest portion of this proposed budget, the environment and key infrastructure come first.”

Budget highlights include:

  • $74 million for school projects
  • $13.5 million in State and local funds for Howard Community College
  • $11 million in funding for stormwater facility upgrades, stream and watershed improvements, and retrofits
  • Funding for building maintenance projects
    • $5 million for renovations to the Savage Branch Library
    • $4.3 million for renovation of the old Miller Branch Library
    • $1.48 million for site planning of the Elkridge Fire Station
  • $10.5 million in road resurfacing projects

The full budget proposal is available on the Howard County website.

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