Howard County Executive Ulman released his proposed $259.9 million fiscal 2015 capital budget on April 1, which makes investments is schools, parks, water-quality projects, and the expansion of a new intercounty broadband network.
The county’s press release provides highlights of the capital budget spending plan.
Education: $88.5 million
Howard County Public School System: $77.3 million
- Deep Run Elementary School (Elkridge) renovation and addition to create six new classrooms, enlarged music and health space, and the replacement of four modular classrooms with permanent space – $13.8 million
- Atholton High School (Columbia) comprehensive renovation and addition – $9.5 million
- Patuxent Valley Middle School (Savage) renovation and addition to replace six modular classrooms with permanent construction – $9.4 million
- Wilde Lake Middle School replacement to create first net-zero-energy school (Columbia) – $7.7 million
- Laurel Woods Elementary School (North Laurel) renovation – $7.2 million
Howard County Library System: $6.8 million
- New Elkridge Branch – $6.3 million
- Central and East Columbia Branch renovations – $500,000
Howard Community College: $4.4 million
Recreation and Parks: $22.3 million
- Troy Regional Park – $8.9 million
- Blandair Regional Park – $3 million
- East Columbia Library Park – $3.5 million
Stormwater projects: $16.6 million
Public safety: $4.7 million
- New Jessup Fire Station – $2.9 million
- New Elkridge Fire Station – $505,000
- Planning for third Police Station – $100,000
Roads, sidewalks and traffic: $26.9 million
County Executive Ulman will release his proposed operating budget for fiscal 2015 by April 21.