Proposes $38.75 million in COVID-19 Emergency Funding
The Anne Arundel County Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting of the legislature is scheduled to be a remote video conference expected to focus almost exclusively on the county's COVID-19 fight.
The main business of the meeting is to hold a virtual hearing and vote on passage of Emergency Bill 25-20. The biil would take $38.75 million from two county sources:
From the Chief Administrative Office – General Fund Appropriation, Contingency Grants, Contributions & other sources: $ 11.75 million
From the unappropriated fund balance of the General Fund: $ 27 million
The bill, if passed, would transfer the bulk of the funds, $38.675 million, to the county health department's disease prevention & management effort for supplies & materials. Another $75,000 would go to the county's department of social services. Other distributions include fund transfers of $7,000 or less to:
Chief Administrative Office: $1,000
Department of Aging: $7000
Fire Department: $2,000
Health Department: $4,000 4 5
Office of Emergency Management: $ 1,000
Office of Transportation: $1,000
Police Department: $1,000
Recreation and Parks:$1,000
In addition, in the last section, Section 3, of the bill, the bill states it would allow "making supplementary appropriations from revenues received from federal and State grants, sources of which were not anticipated in the budget or from revenues received from anticipated sources but which are in excess of budget estimates, in the total amount of $1,859,527 to the Community Development Fund,"
All other pending legislation will be postponed to a later date.The Anne Arundel County Health Officer is also expected to provide an update on the public health situation in the county during the meeting
Anne Arundel County residents. The Council encourages the public to participate using any of the following methods:
You may submit written testimony to the Council. All written testimony must include a full name and address. Testimony must be received no later than 12 noon on the day of the meeting. Testimony of 250 words or less will be read into the record during the meeting. Testimony longer than 250 words will be partially read into the record and the full version will be provided to the Council.
You can Submit Online Here
Send an email to Jgray@aacounty.org
Submit via U.S. Mail to: County Council for Anne Arundel County 44 Calvert Street Annapolis, MD 21401
or Drop Off your testiony in the small box labeled “County Council Public Testimonials” outside the lower level entrance doors on the Northwest Street side of the Arundel Center.
The meeting will be broadcast live on Arundel TV, which can be found on Channel 98 on Comcast and Broadstripe, and Channel 38 on Verizon. High definition broadcasts can be seen on Channel 998 on Comcast, Channel 498 on Broadstripe, and Channel 1962 on Verizon.
The meeting can also be viewed live on the Internet at: Arundel TV Live! You may listen by dialing any one of the following telephone numbers and entering the ID: 928 3199 5844 and password: 306292 when prompted.
877-853 5257 (Toll Free)
888-475-4499 (Toll Free)
--compiled from email release and ACC Emergency Bill-25-20, April 15, 2020