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Hatzel & Buehler doubles square footage at Greenleigh

WHITE MARSH/MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Hatzel & Buehler, Inc., recognized as the oldest operating electrical contracting company in the United States, has doubled the amount of space leased with St. John Properties, Inc. to more than 20,000 square feet at Greenleigh in White Marsh/Middle River. The company, which was started in 1884 and whose founders worked with Thomas Edison, has now expanded …


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Olszewski announces Baltimore County’s first comprehensive enterprise-wide efficiency audit

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that the County has selected Public Works, LLC, to conduct an enterprise-wide efficiency audit. The County’s first-ever comprehensive assessment will be conducted across all Baltimore County government departments and Baltimore County Public Schools to identify opportunities for fiscal savings through efficiency in operations and service delivery. “Governments should effectively and …


Olszewski strengthens environmental standards for new Baltimore County buildings

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday issued an Executive Order requiring all newly constructed Baltimore County facilities or major renovations to be completed to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver standard or higher. Requiring LEED Silver standards will ensure future construction and renovation projects incorporate sustainable elements that will generate lower costs …

Baltimore County hosting online compost bin, rain barrel sale

TOWSON, MD—To help enable residents to participate in sustainable practices of home composting and rainwater reuse, Baltimore County is hosting an online pre-order sale for compost bins and rain barrels. Compost bins are available for $45 each and rain barrels are available for $55 each. There is a $15 flat rate delivery charge. Prices include tax. Sale is not limited …

Governor Hogan unveils FY22 budget focused on education, tax relief, economic recovery [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday unveiled his Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) recovery budget, which makes record investments in K-12 education and public health, provides tax relief to struggling Marylanders and small businesses, expands resources for crime prevention and fighting the opioid epidemic, fully funds Chesapeake Bay restoration, and lays a strong foundation for the state’s economic recovery. “We …

Olszewski unveils legislative agenda for 2021 General Assembly session

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will again make the fight for school construction and transformational education funding the top priorities of his legislative agenda for the upcoming 2021 General Assembly session. The continued push for education funding will be part of a robust agenda that also includes policies to protect the environment, replicate Baltimore County’s police reform model, and …

Governor Hogan outlines Maryland priorities in letter to Biden-Harris team

ANNAPOLIS, MD—In a letter to the Biden-Harris team, Governor Larry Hogan is urging the presidential and vice presidential candidates to prioritize a new stimulus relief package for states and small businesses struggling to weather the COVID-19 crisis. The letter can be viewed below. “My first priority for the citizens of Maryland continues to be a Phase 4 COVID-19 relief package …

Councilman Marks’ open space legislation now protects nearly 4,000 acres

PERRY HALL, MD—In 2012, Baltimore County Councilman David Marks created a zoning category, Neighborhood Commons, to protect land as open space. Thanks to that legislation, approximately 4,000 acres has now been designated as Neighborhood Commons, Councilman Marks announced on Monday. The new estimate includes decisions based on the adoption of the 2016 Comprehensive Zoning Map. Much of the land is …