Capital Budget Passage to Benefit Olney
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Record Funding for District 14 Community Projects and Montgomery County
Annapolis, MD- The District 14 Delegation, consisting of Senator Craig J. Zucker, Delegate Anne Kaiser, Delegate Eric Luedtke, and Delegate Pamela Queen applaud the passage of Maryland’s Capital Budget, House Bill 590 Creation of a State Debt – Maryland Consolidated Capital Bond Loan of 2021.
The Capital Budget of Maryland will invest more than $1.1 billion in local projects across the state. In particular, the team made sure that Montgomery County and District 14 received their fair share of state funding.
“The capital budget of Maryland will put hundreds of people to work by investing in infrastructure and our local community treasures here in Montgomery County. The District 14 Delegation ensured that our communities received their fair share of this critical funding,” said the members of the team. The team added, “during these difficult times we wanted to make sure we delivered for the people of our district who expect and deserve nothing less. Each project that we requested was fully funded.”
Among the projects included are monies for much needed infrastructure improvements and funding for multiple community-based projects. The District 14 Team is delighted to announce budget allocations for the projects listed below:
The Burtonsville Parking garage project received $5 million for a feasibility study, land planning, and project financing study for a new 1,000 space (+/-) parking garage.
The Friends House Retirement Community in Sandy Spring received $200,000 for phase two of the campus expansion and renovation plan. It includes the renovation of existing buildings, construction of affordable senior apartments, upgraded facilities and grounds.
The Dolores R. Miller Park in Laytonsville received $20,000 for the construction, repair, and improvements to the park that started in 2019. The park includes benches, a bike rack, drinking fountain, and paved path.
The Olney Satellite Police Station and Community Facility in Olney received $175,000 to replace a trailer with a permanent Olney Police Satellite Station structure. This will house Montgomery County Police Department District 4 staff, as well as improve the public’s access to police support. It will also provide meeting space for civic, public, and public organizations.
The Town of Brookeville received $200,000 for road resurfacing, curb/gutter and sidewalk replacement, traffic calming measures, stormwater management, street lighting, landscaping, signage, and other public space improvements.
The Damascus Recreational Park in Damascus received $225,000 for the installment of athletic lighting to extend use of the baseball and softball fields beyond sunset.
The Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring received $100,000 for phase one of improvements to the west side of the property, including stormwater management, hardscaping and landscaping improvements, and the installation of ADA-accessible walking paths.
The District 14 team applauds this funding, stating: “We are grateful to bring back these much needed funds to District 14. Each of these projects will provide a benefit to our community for many years to come.”