Delegation to ask Gov. for $11M in county projects
— Cecil County’s all-Republican delegation to Annapolis, led by Delegate Kevin Hornberger (R-Cecil), is taking somewhat of a bold move this fall, asking Gov. Larry Hogan to include nearly $11 million in his capital budget to directly benefit Cecil County.
“I’m planning to meet with some of Hogan’s staff in about two weeks to go over our request,” Hornberger said Thursday.
It includes up to $11 million in capital budget requests that would benefit projects in Rising Sun, at the Bainbridge property in Port Deposit and at NorthBay Adventure Camp near North East.
Hornberger said he’s seen some “unused pots of money” at the state level during his two years in the General Assembly.
“I just wanted to put it out there,” he said, adding, “the governor doesn’t know what he doesn’t know.”
The delegation’s request includes $8.5 million to fund eight miles of pipeline for Rising Sun’s new water system, on behalf of the town of Rising Sun. It also seeks $840,000 for installation of a gravity sewer pipe along Route 222 to provide public sewer service to Bainbridge, on behalf of the Bainbridge Development Corporation (BDC), and another $400,000 to $1 million
Tim Pickeral, an Elkton High School Class of 1984 member, stands in front of his alma mater with former classmates (from left) Dorothy Boyle Kirk, Cindy Biggs Thomas, Lisa Wyse and Kathy Heath.