Maryland State Government and Public Real Estate News

Montgomery County Recreation community centers and aquatics facilities will be open as scheduled today. Aquatics classes, programs and activities prior to 9:30 a.m. are cancelled. Senior Centers and senior programs will open at 10 a.m.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, issued the following statement in response to media reports that the Obama Administration proposes to remedy the water crisis in Flint, MI, by increasing funding for the Environmental Protection Agency’ (EPA) Drinking Water State Revolving Fund by $158 million by reducing funding from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Montgomery County announced its partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a Standard Energy Efficiency Data (SEED) Platform ™ partner. This partnership will assist the Department of Energy in their efforts to collect and manage building energy data. Other partners include: Atlanta, Berkeley, Cambridge, California Energy Commission, Houston, Kansas City, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City and Washington, DC
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has written to Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, urging a substantial increase in the President’s FY17 Budget for the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs)
A cool new coffee bar, Kool Beanz, has opened in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon community, a block away from the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Midtown campus. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development provided critical funding to transform the vacant three-story building into a viable mixed-use development, thanks to a $91,000 loan through
On Monday, after a massive snow storm with accumulations greater than three feet, the County asked residents to clear snow from the sidewalks in front of their homes as possible. In that request, the County noted that any enforcement for now of sidewalk snow removal would be reasonable and follow common sense. Under County law, residents are required to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice within 24 hours of the end of the storm.
Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen released the following statement after the Maryland Department of the Environment, in coordination with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), opened an investigation into a private lead inspector which may have improperly certified rental properties as lead-free
County Executive Allan H. Kittleman filed legislation today that would reorganize the county’s departments of Citizen Services and Housing and Community Development and relocate the Office of Transportation. A public hearing regarding the proposed changes will be held Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building.
Howard County’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services is now accepting applications for their 2016 Watershed Enhancement Grant (WEG). The WEG is geared towards promoting grass roots education projects and outreach activities intended to: increase community awareness and participation in water quality issues and projects; provide educational opportunities for Howard County residents; and implement restoration projects
A Howard County construction project to improve storm water drainage along Greenway Drive and Greenlow Court in Ellicott City is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, February 1. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by early March, with landscaping to be completed in the spring.
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), a senior member of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, today issued the following statement welcoming President Barack Obama’s veto of an attempt by congressional Republicans to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency Clean Water Rule, which clarifies Clean Water Act protections for small bodies of water and was shaped by historic levels of public input
Water managers in Colorado and the West scrambling to meet the growing demand for increasingly scarce water supplies caused by large populations far from water resources, climate change and drought need to focus more effort on conserving water, including addressing reservoir evaporation, say University of Colorado Boulder researchers.
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today released his recommended $4.4 billion FY17 Capital Budget and six-year FY17-22 Capital Improvements Program (CIP).The plan includes $192 million in funding for Purple Line-related projects – including a maximum $40 million County contribution to the State for the Purple Line, and $181 million for road maintenance.
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) issued the following statement regarding two Republicans bills aimed at gutting clean water protections. Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 1644, the STREAM Act, which would block regulations meant to protect streams, rivers, and communities from the devastating effects of mountaintop mining
A Howard County project to remove a water main from within an embankment of a storm water pond in Columbia is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, January 4, 2016. Excavation and installation of 400 linear feet of 24-inch water main will take place at the pond in the vicinity of Gerwig Lane and Minstrel Way. The relocation of the water main will allow for future enlargement of the storm water pond. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by mid-May 2016
AG Gansler Announces Settlement With Property Manager

Pikesville company agrees to return tenants’ security deposits

Baltimore, MD – September 26, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Division has reached a settlement with Pikesville-based American Equity Property Management (“AEPM”) and the company’s owners, Boris Peters and Michael Klein, resolving allegations that the property management company improperly held tenants’ security deposits in its operating account instead of a separate trust account. Find a loan officer more »

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