Category archives for: Government

Closings for MLK Holiday

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Various government institutions and buildings will be closing for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Click here to see the full list.

Kittleman Presents Reorganization Plan

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Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman today presented to the County Council plans to reorganize two important government Offices. The roles and responsibilities of the Office of Human Rights/Human Rights Commission and the Office of Environmental Sustainability would be updated and their authority enhanced under the new plan.  Read more >>

Sugar Sweetened Beverage Ban Reversed

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County Executive Allan Kittleman signed an executive order repealing the law, which had banned the sale of sugar sweetened beverages on County property and at County-sponsored events. “We fully support efforts to control obesity and disease caused by poor eating habits, and to encourage regular exercise,” Kittleman said. “But there is an appropriate role for government [...]

Watershed Protection Program

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Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced today that the County’s Watershed Protection and Restoration Program is continuing with a project to repair a storm water pond on Old Mill Road in the vicinity of Millwick Drive in Ellicott City. The project will include replacement of the pond’s metal principal spillway with a new concrete spillway. [...]

Ellicott City Improvements

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Work has begun on a new project with the goal of improving parking and sustainability in Ellicott City. The project will cost 1.5 million dollars and will be completed in September. Read More >>

Volunteer of the Year Announced

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Volunteers were honored last night in the Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony. Read More >>

Oyster Shell Recycling Program

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The Robinson Nature Center has collaborated with the Oyster Recovery Partnership to start the oyster shell recycling program.  The aim of the program is to rejuvenate the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay.  Read More >>

Prevent Your Pipes from Freezing

The Carroll County Bureau of Utilities recommends several strategies for ensuring that your pipes don’t freeze.  Read More >>

Forum on Tax ID Theft

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A forum on Tax ID theft will be hosted at the North Laurel Community Center on Tuesday, January 14.  Residents are invited to attend where they will learn how to prevent identity theft and the necessary steps to take.  Read More >>

Deer Management Changes

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The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks has announced its fall/winter schedule for managing deer through sharpshooting. This program will be held in an effort to help maintain a stable, balanced white-tailed deer population on county lands where deer browsing has been shown to reduce biodiversity.  Read More >>

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