Harford County Executive Barry Glassman yesterday unveiled his fiscal 2022 budget, which fully funds the board of education’s operating request, provides record funding for public safety and libraries, and eases the property tax burden on homeowners and businesses by adopting the constant yield rate.
“Throughout this year Harford County has been resilient despite the pandemic and the state government shutdown of part of our local economy,” County Executive Glassman said in a video outlining his budget. “My conservative budgeting and investment in digital platforms have allowed us to weather this storm.”
According to a County press release:
Capital project highlights include funding to begin the replacement of Homestead Wakefield Elementary School; modernization of Joppatowne High School, and special education facility improvements for Harford County Public Schools.
Public safety projects include funding to fully implement a body-worn camera program and overdue police car fleet replacement for the Harford County Sheriff’s Office; full funding for volunteer fire companies’ priority repairs and life safety equipment; upgrades to communications technology, and renovations for Susquehanna Hose Company House 1.
Other capital projects include broadband infrastructure to support high speed internet service; county road and bridge projects, and full funding for a new community center in Aberdeen.