Howard County Council Chairman Darrel Drown said yesterday that the county would pay $615,000 for an access road for two schools being built off Gorman Road in North Laurel.
"I don't envision a problem," he told county Public Works Director Jim Irvin during a budget hearing.
County officials had not included the money in the original capital budget for fiscal 1997 because the road is being paid for by the county school system.
The plan has been for the Department of Public Works to repay the school system, school and public works officials said yesterday.
But the fact that the $615,000 was not included in the proposed budget upset local residents, who have been following the project closely. Some residents have been concerned about potential damage to the foliage along Gorman Road, one of 60 designated scenic roads in the county, when the access road is constructed.
Pub Date: 5/17/96