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Baltimore County Council approves funding for Seven Courts water improvements, Perry Hall park

NOTTINGHAM, MD—On Thursday, the Baltimore County Council approved $1.5 million to replace the Seven Courts water main, which has leaked constantly over the past year. The improvements are part of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget.

The budget also includes money to solve a drainage problem that has plagued Avondale Road in Carney, $550,000 to upgrade the sewer system in Richlyn Manor, and numerous park, school, and road upgrades across the northeast. Money is included to advance Perry Hall’s new park at the Bierman property, as well as $3.1 million to repair the Silverwood Stream near Pinedale Drive.

“Baltimore County should use this opportunity to fund one-time infrastructure and school projects that will improve our neighborhoods and lay the foundation for economic growth,” Councilman Marks said. “I will continue to support property tax relief and hope the votes will be there next year to support that goal.”

Over the past three years, Councilman Marks has voted to cut nearly $100 million from the budget.

The County Council also passed three other pieces of legislation sponsored by Councilman Marks:

  • Legislation that formalizes an agreement by a community-based task force regarding the future of Honeygo Boulevard and Belair Road, preserving the large trees at the entrance to the community;
  • A bill that allows for manned donation sites at larger shopping centers.
  • Legislation that allows for the digitization of development blueprints.
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