Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has asked the county council to allocate $12.6 million of last year’s budget surplus towards roads and flooding costs.
The Baltimore Sun reports,
The budget amendment includes $5 million for road resurfacing projects, doubling the total appropriation for road resurfacing. Another $5.9 million would go to county departments to cover costs related to the flash flood that killed two in Ellicott City in July.
Another $1.7 million would go to flood mitigation projects, including a project to manage stormwater near the Circuit Court building and around the George Howard building.
The budget amendment must be passed by the county council. The county is six months into its fiscal year.