Howard County Council District 5 News
February Edition

David Yungmann
Howard County Council, District 5
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It will have overviews of development activity in our district, certain legislation being considered by the County Council and other significant projects. A government department or function will be featured each month to help you gain a better understanding of our local government. We will also feature community partners and let you know about community events.
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County News
Chief Myers, Howard County Police Department
Chief Uhlhorn, Howard County Fire and Rescue
There are two new chiefs in Howard County! Congratulations to Christine Uhlhorn, for being named the new fire chief of Howard County's Department of Fire and Rescue Services. Congratulations to the new Howard County Police Chief, Lisa Myers . I wish Chief Gardner the best in his retirement. Thank you for your service over the past 35 years. Police Chief Myers' Swearing-In Ceremony will be on Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 pm in the Banneker Room.
The County Council will hold their Monthly Meeting on February 11 in the C Vernon Gray Room. The agenda will be posted prior to the meeting on the County Council web-page. The County Council will also hold a Public Hearing on February 19 in the Banneker Room. Both of these meetings are open to the public and will be live-streamed. Current and upcoming legislation can be found on the County Council web-page.

The Maryland General Assembly is currently in session until April 8. The Howard County Delegation will host a Public Hearing on statewide issues February 20 in the Banneker Room. To view legislation put forth by Howard County representatives, click here.
Development in District 5
My office understands that development is a key concern among many Howard County residents. We have created a separate page on my personal council website to provide up-to-date information on development plans and presubmission meetings in District 5. To view our development web-page, click here .

Residents can also view local development plans on Howard County's Search Development Plans Website.
MD Route 32 Project Update
The MD Rt. 32 Phase I project (MD 108 to Linden Church Road) has made great progress. Construction this winter is primarily work on the storm water management. In the spring, landscaping, grading, resurfacing, and final pavement markings will resume. The MD Rt. 32 Phase I construction is estimated to be complete by Summer 2019.

The MD Rt. 32 Phase II project (Linden Church Road to I-70) is estimated to begin construction in July of 2019. The Triadelphia Road bridge replacement is also expected to begin this July.  

My office will continue to provide updates on the MD Rt. 32 improvements on our web-page.
Howard EcoWorks - Tree HoCo
Did you know Howard EcoWorks will assist private landowners in increasing tree canopy on their properties? Through the Tree HoCo initiative, landowners can sign up to receive discounted or free trees. This new program is expected to begin in Spring 2019, however, they are looking for early adopters to sign up! To learn more about this new initiative, please visit Howard EcoWorks' website . To register for Tree HoCo, fill out this form.
Government 101
Bureau of Highways
Under the Howard County Department of Public Works is the Bureau of Highways. The Bureau of Highways is responsible for issues concerning sidewalks, pavement, storms drains, and safety of the public.

As the County prepares for the possibility of more inclement weather, the Bureau of Highways is in charge of snow removal on all county roads. You can track the progress of the County's snow removal via the Snow Plow Tracker. In the event of snow and/or ice, the Bureau asks drivers to not park on streets, as that makes snow removal extremely difficult for highway crews. Howard County does not maintain any sidewalks with the exception of the sidewalks adjacent to County buildings. The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) is responsible for the work and maintenance on all state roads, such as MD 32.

The Bureau also asks for community input when it comes to highway or traffic control concerns. TellHoco is a service that allows Howard County residents to reports problems. However, if the condition is urgent, residents are encouraged to call the Bureau of Highways at (410) 313-7450.

To learn more about the Bureau of Highways, please visit their website .
TellHoCo Service Tracker
Howard County Snow Plow Tracker
District 5 Spotlight
Congratulations to the Glenelg High School's Varsity Football Coach, Butch Schaffer, for being named the 2018 Ravens High School Coach of the Year. This season, Coach Schaffer led the Glenelg football team to a 13-1 record, the most single-season victories in the program's history. Glenelg also made their first-ever appearance in the 2A Class state championship game. In addition to a great coach, the team was also led by Howard County's Defensive Player of the Year, Sam Alsheimer, and Howard County's Offensive Player of the Year, Wande Owens.

Congratulations to the Glenelg High Football Team on such a successful year!

Please email  if you would like to nominate an individual or group to be recognized in next month's District 5 Spotlight.
Community Events
HCPSS New Arborist Apprenticeship Program
When: Courses held February 12 - May 10
Location: HCPSS Campus
*Visit HCPSS Website to learn more*

The Great Chili Cook Off
When: February 17, 2019
Location: Food Plenty at Clarksville Commons
               12250 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville, MD 21029
Howard County Government Calendar
County Council Monthly Meeting
When: Monday, February 11 at 10:00 am
Where: C Vernon Gray Room, George Howard Building

Police Chief Myers Swearing-In Ceremony
When: Wednesday, February 13 at 6:00 pm
Where: Banneker Room, George Howard Building

When: February 18 - President's Day

County Council Public Hearing
When: Tuesday, February 19 at 7:00 pm
Where: Banneker Room, George Howard Building

Pubic Hearing on Statewide Issues
When: Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 pm
Where: Banneker Room, George Howard Building

State of the County
When: Wednesday, February 27 at 11:00 am
Where: Turf Valley
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