October 21 Board of Public Works Meeting: What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) considered and approved the following requests and recommendations in its October 21, 2020 meeting. This is not a comprehensive list of all considerations and approvals during the meeting.

  • Baltimore County
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $180,000 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Baltimore County to design and construct a nature pavilion as well as extend the availability of electric and water utilities to multiple use areas of Marshy Point Park (Item 1A.2 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
    • A request to certify matching funds and enter into a grant agreement for an $85,000 grant to the Board of Directors of the Upperco Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, and capital equipping of the Upperco Volunteer Fire Company.  The Grantee has submitted documentation of sufficient eligible expenditures to meet the matching fund requirement for this project (Item 2 of the Department of General Services’ Office of State Procurement Agenda)
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $800,000 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Baltimore County to design and construct artificial turf fields with fencing at County Home Park (Item 1A.1 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
  • Carroll
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $190,000 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Carroll County to install four new energy efficient LED light fixtures at a Carroll County Sports Complex soccer field (Item 2A of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
  • Cecil
    • A request to transfer the Elkton Readiness Center, a three-story brick building (20,453 square feet on a1.0684 acre parcel) located on Railroad Avenue from the State to the Town of Elkton.  The Town is paying $234,810 for the property.  This is a reduction of $40,190 from the original purchase price, which will cover the cost of asbestos insulation remediation (Item 19 of the Department of General Services’ Office of State Procurement Agenda)
  • Dorchester
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $40,500 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Dorchester County to relocate the existing expression swing, add a safety surface to the playground, and purchase and install six trash receptacles at Sailwinds Park (Item 3A of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
  • Frederick
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit a total of $64,350 from Program Open Space funding allocated to Frederick County for the following projects:
      • Eyler Road Park: $54,375 to construct a new multi-use building for concession, storage, and an area for viewing, filming, and coaching (Item 4A.1 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
      • Ice Plant Park: $9,975 for new playground equipment and safety surfacing (Item 4A.2 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
    • A request to enter into grant agreements for grants totaling $3,000,000 to the County Executive and County Council of Frederick County for dredging and sediment removal from Lake Linganore.  In addition, the grantee requests a waiver to exclude a property owner as a beneficiary of the project.  There is no matching fund requirement for this grant (Item 1 of the Department of General Services’ Office of State Procurement Agenda)
  • Harford
    • A request to enter into a grant agreement for a $1,419,000 grant to the Mayor and City Council of the City of Aberdeen for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of improvements to Ripken Stadium.  There is no matching fund requirement for this grant (Item 24 of the Department of General Services’ Office of State Procurement Agenda)
  • Prince George’s
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $281,250 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Prince George’s County to add a larger bleacher with an ADA ramp and more seating at Whitemarsh Park.  In addition, construct a new announcer’s box and storage shed (Item 5A of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
  • St. Mary’s
    • A request by the Department of Natural Resources to commit $25,000 in Program Open Space funding allocated to St. Mary’s County to complete the County’s 2022 Land Preservation, Parks and Recreation Plan consistent with State planning requirements (Item 6A of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
  • Somerset
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to grant $121,000 of Program Open Space statewide funds for the acquisition in fee simple of 66.15 acres (Holloway property) in Somerset County.  Acquisition will improve boundary line management, enhance access, and protect long-term water quality in the Wicomico Creek Watershed.   This partially-forested property is bisected by Chesapeake Forest Lands and will be managed by the Maryland Forest Service as working forest lands to produce sustainable forest products and provide for outdoor recreational opportunities, helping to maintain the local resource-based economy (Item 8A of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
  • Washington
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit a total of $149,400 from Program Open Space funding allocated to Washington County for the following projects:
      • Black Rock Golf Course: $18,000 to purchase and install a golf simulator machine in order to allow indoor play, practice, and lessons (Item 7A.1 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda);
      • Martin L. Snook Park:
        • $45,000 to add partition walls, plumbing fixtures, new flooring, and electrical upgrades to the bathrooms, as well as replace drinking fountains at the guard shack, swimming pool, Little League complex, and pavilions #2, #3, and #4 (Item 7A.3 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
        • $45,000 to resurface the swimming pool parking lot (Item 7A.4 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
        • $41,400 to purchase and install outdoor sports equipment along the one mile hiking/biking trail (Item 7A.5 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)
    • A request from the Department of Natural Resources to commit $22,500 from the Program Open Space funding allocated to Washington County to upgrade the HVAC system and add security enhancements and a bathroom to the gymnasium at the Martin Luther King Center (Item 7A.2 of the Department of Natural Resources’ Real Property Agenda)

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