Howard County Police Department – Coffee With A Cop – February 7 2019

I was able to make it out to the most recent Howard County Police Department "Coffee with a Cop" session in Columbia MD. Here is a little information about that session yesterday from social media: TODAY! Join HCPD's Community Outreach Officers for Coffee with a Cop from 9-11 a.m. at Roggenart Bakery in Columbia. The Coffee with a Cop program offers...

Changes to Google Groups settings starting May 6, 2019

More changes coming to Google...here is the most recent email they sent out about changes to Google Groups: Hello Administrator, In May 2019, we’ll make some changes to Google Groups’ settings. In response to your ongoing feedback, we are updating Groups’ settings to make it easier for you and your users to manage and configure groups. Specifically, we will remove settings and...

Ellicott City Safe and Sound Plan Phase 1 Update – February 2019

Were you not able to attend the Ellicott City Safe and Sound Plan Phase 1 update earlier today...worry not...Howard County Executive Calvin Ball live streamed it on Facebook. Here is that video feed: https://www.facebook.com/HoCoGovExec/videos/328762827742950/ Here are a few photos I was able to get while I was there during the beginning of the update: There is a new website for EC Safe...

Howard County Delegation In Annapolis Moves The Howard County Bag Tax Bill Forward

On February 6th the Howard County Delegation in Annapolis voted to move the Howard County Bag Tax bill forward. Before the final vote on the bill an amendment was added on how the money can be spent (environmental purposes or implementation and enforcement of the fee)...basically so that they can not just use this money for whatever purpose in the...

2019 Howard County Council Bills Update: CB3 Tabled and CB4 Amended and Passed

Two big development bills before the Howard County Council seem to have come up a bit short...here they are: CB3-2019: AN ACT amending the Howard County Code by removing certain exceptions for a certificate of approval for new development in a historic district; and generally relating to historic district certificate of approvals. (Liz Walsh) Status: Tabled. Here are the votes: CB4-2019: AN ACT...

Water Main Project To Shake Up Traffic On Shaker Drive – February to April 2019

A new project slated to begin in February will make driving along the north side of Shaker Drive (in Columbia, MD) interesting for a while. Here is a information sent out from Howard County Government: ELLICOTT CITY, MD – A Howard County construction project to loop two public water mains along Shaker Drive in Columbia is scheduled to begin on...

Howard County Girls Basketball: Long Reach High Tops Reservoir High 58 to 54

Long Reach High School (LRHS) picked up a big win last night over Reservoir High School (RHS) 58 to 54. RHS started the game off quickly jumping out to a 12 - 2 lead in the first quarter...but the LHRS team battled back to close the gap and only trailed 19 to 13 going into the second quarter. The...

Letter From Howard County Council About Bag Tax Bill

If you did not see my post (Howard County Bag Tax Update – January 30, 2019) you might have missed the letter from the Howard County Council to the Howard County Delegation in Annapolis about the Bag Tax Bill (HoCo 4-19). Here is the letter that they sent:   Now here are some notable items: 1) Council Member David Yungmann is not...

Patriots Win Super Bowl LIII 13 to 3 over the Rams

In the lowest scoring game of any Super Bowl ever...the Patriots win again beating the Rams 13 to 3 in Super Bowl LIII. A first half that had a total of three points scored (by the Patriots)....then the Rams tied it up in the third quarter (3 to 3)...they the Patriots caps off the fourth quarter with ten unanswered points...

Update on the first phase of the Ellicott City Safe and Sound plan – February 7th

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will be holding a meeting at 11:30am on Thursday, February 7th, for an update on the first phase of the Ellicott City Safe and Sound plan. Here is what he posted on Facebook: Join us at 11:30am on Thursday, February 7th, for an update on the first phase of the Ellicott City Safe and Sound plan....