Sewells Orchard Pond Retrofit Project

Sewells Orchard Pond Retrofit Project

The Howard County Stormwater Management Division is working on a capital project to repair the outlet structure for the eastern of the three ponds in the Sewells Orchard development. This repair is required due to the poor condition of the existing metal outlet structure.

A public meeting was be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks headquarters (7120 Oakland Mills Road) to discuss this project.

To view more information, including the plans, a video of the October 26th meeting presentation, visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/public-works/community-involvement (scroll down the page to the specific project). For more information, contact P.E., Chief, Stormwater Management Division Mark Richmond at 410-313-6413 or msrichmond@howardcountymd.gov.

View the August 12, 2022 County Notification.

CA FY2024 Budget Input

CA FY2024 Budget Input

CA FY24 Budget Info Session
Tuesday, November 1, 6-7:30pm
Held virtually on Zoom

Your voice matters, and now is the time to get involved! Join Columbia Association (CA) staff for an in-depth conversation about the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget. This is an opportunity to ask questions about the process and provide meaningful feedback as CA’s Board of Directors works toward a finalized budget. Click here to register.

CA encourage anyone who plans to attend this information session to visit ColumbiaAssociation.org/budget and review the timeline for the FY2024 budget and important context surrounding it. You may also take the latest budget input survey – CA Budget Input Survey.

Sustainable Communities – Long Reach

Sustainable Communities – Long Reach

Over the past 10 years, DPZ’s Division of Comprehensive and Community Planning has worked to secure sustainable community designations for specific areas in Howard County that can benefit from revitalization and sustainability efforts. A program of the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, Sustainable Community status, which must be renewed every five years, makes these areas eligible for state programs and resources that support community development.

In 2022, the County submitted a successful Long Reach Sustainable Community Application/Action Plan in coordination with a workgroup that included representatives from County agencies, Howard County Economic Development Authority, Howard County Housing Commission, Columbia Association, Columbia Art Center, Long Reach Village Board members, and area business owners.

For more information about Howard County’s Sustainable Communities and the state funds they have been awarded, click here

Stonehouse Office Update – Mon, Sept 19

Stonehouse Office Update – Mon, Sept 19

Long Reach Community Association’s office at Stonehouse will be closed for a portion of the day on Monday, September 19, 2022 due to building construction. Before stopping by, we strongly encourage calling the village office at 410-730-8113 or contacting staff via email to ensure we are open for business. Thank you in advance.

Roundabout at Old Montgomery Road & Tamar Drive

Roundabout at Old Montgomery Road & Tamar Drive

A Howard County construction project to install a roundabout at the intersection of Old Montgomery Road and Tamar Drive near Jeffers Hill Elementary School in Columbia, is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, September 12th. Signs and flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic as needed during construction hours, Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm, as lane shifts and temporary lane closures are expected. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed by late November 2022.

For more information visit, howardcountymd.gov or contact DPW’s Customer Service Office at 410-313-3440 or email publicworks@howardcountymd.gov for further assistance.

LRCA Position Available

LRCA Position Available

Long Reach Community Association is looking to fill the part-time position of Event & Program Coordinator.

This position plans and implements village events, supports our dance program, and manages front desk. Candidates must be organized, reliable, team-oriented, and have excellent communication skills.

View job description here.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to info@longreach.org.