Ecker sends council $289 million budgetELLICOTT CITY...


April 20, 1993

HOWARD COUNTY ELLICOTT CITY — Ecker sends council $289 million budget

ELLICOTT CITY -- Executive Charles I. Ecker sent the County Council a $289 million proposed operating budget last night that maintains basic services and keeps the property tax rate the same.

Although the tax rate was not raised, residents would pay more due to assessment increases and changes in the fire tax.

Mr. Ecker called the budget "reasonable, responsible, and prudent.

The plan includes money for additional police officers and a new police substation, expanded recycling, two new libraries, an addition to the county detention center, and health department testing of residential wells near contaminated landfills.

It calls for a $27 million increase over the current budget and $19 million over the budget initially approved for fiscal 1993. That budget was pared $8 million because of cuts in state aid.

Baltimore Sun Articles
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.