Legislation Sponsored/Co-Sponsored By Councilman Ball
AN ACT providing for certain market-based alternatives to the moderate income housing unit obligation imposed on developers; making certain corrections in the process for determining the price of a moderate income housing unit offered for sale; clarifying when certain factors related to price will be established; amending the time that certain interest rates shall be determined; setting the maximum amount of earnest money that may be collected from certain purchasers; removing obsolete references related to the eligibility to rent moderate income housing units; making certain technical corrections; and generally relating to Moderate Income Housing Units in Howard County.
AN ACT authorizing the Department of Police to impound a vehicle under specified circumstances; specifying the criteria for release of the vehicle; and generally relating to parking violations in Howard County.
AN ACT amending the Health and Social Services Title of the Howard County Code to include gender identity and expression as a classification protected against certain types of unlawful, discriminatory practices; and generally relating to the Human Rights law of Howard County.
AN ACT authorizing a property tax credit for certain residential buildings that meet specified environmental standards; providing for the amount and duration of the credit; and generally relating to property tax credits.
A RESOLUTION requiring the Howard County Environmental Sustainability Board to review the potential environmental impacts of the CSX Intermodal facility being proposed at two sites in Howard County and to make a certain report by a certain date and requesting the County Executive to provide appropriate county resources to support this effort.
A RESOLUTION amending the rules that implement the Settlement Downpayment Loan Program established under Title 13, Subtitle 9 of the Howard County Code; requiring a certain minimum debt ratio; requiring that a home be used as a primary residence; limiting the use of loan payments to finance certain discount fees; prohibiting the use of a loan in conjunction with certain primary loans; and generally relating to the Settlement Downpayment Loan Program.
AN ACT to specify the minimum size of certain buildings to which the Howard County Green Buildings Law applies in Downtown Columbia; defining a certain term; and generally relating to building efficiency and design.
AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to require that the Design Advisory Panel review and provide advice on Downtown Columbia Revitalization, under certain circumstances; requiring that the Panel consider the Columbia Downtown-wide Design Guidelines and Downtown Neighborhood Design Guidelines when reviewing certain types of development plans; allowing the County Council and the Planning Board to consider the Panel’s recommendations when taking certain actions; and generally relating to the Design Advisory Panel.
AN ACT amending the Howard County Zoning Regulations to establish new definitions for “Small Wind Energy Systems, Building Mounted” and “Small Wind Energy Systems, Freestanding Tower”; to permit Small Wind Energy Systems in certain zoning districts, under certain conditions; and generally relating to Small Wind Energy Systems.
AN ACT prohibiting the discharge of a gun within a certain distance from certain structures under certain conditions; prohibiting the discharge of a gun in the direction of certain structures; providing for certain exceptions; making certain technical corrections; defining certain terms; and generally related to firearm control provisions in the Howard County Code.
A RESOLUTION exempting certain hot air balloon activities from the admissions and amusement tax.
AN ACT amending the Howard County Code to require New Town Village Center redevelopments to be reviewed by the Design Advisory Panel; and generally relating to the Design Advisory Panel.
AN ACT granting a certain tax credit against the Howard County property tax for certain residential real property owned by certain disabled law enforcement officers or rescue workers; defining certain terms; and generally relating to County property tax credits for disabled law enforcement officers or rescue workers in Howard County.
Amending the Howard County Cable Television Systems Franchise Act.
Allowing certain banners on playing fields at certain times.
Amending the Howard County Code to specify when petitions to amend the text of the zoning regulations may be filed with the County Council.
Creating a youth task force to advise the County Council.
An Act amending the Howard County Code to allow Moderate Income Housing Unit allocations to be used for market rate housing units for developments containing Moderate Income Housing Units, under certain circumstances; and generally relating to the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance.
AN ACT establishing a position on the Commission for Women; clarifying membership to the Commission; clarifying terms for members of Commission; and providing for the term and appointment of certain positions.
AN ACT establishing a position on the Recreation and Parks Board; clarifying membership; and providing for the term and appointment of certain positions.
Require that pre-submission community meetings required for residential subdivision applications in the County be held in public or institutional buildings within a five mile radius of the subdivision site.
Require that pre-submission community meetings required for residential subdivision applications in the County be held for minor sub-divisions outside the Planned Service Area for Public Water and Sewer.
Require developers to send notice of pre-submission community meetings at least three weeks prior to the scheduled meeting and allow Department of Planning and Zoning staff to attend.
Providing for a credit against the County property tax for certain devices that generate electricity under certain circumstances.
Altering the qualifications for a property tax credit for certain senior citizens.
Altering the amount of the County supplement to the Homeowners’ Property Tax Credit; repealing a certain property tax credit for certain senior citizens.
Establishing a property tax credit for certain owner-occupied residential real property that is jointly owned by an individual and the Howard County Housing Commission.
Requiring a minimum wage for employees of certain contractors and subcontractors of the County.
Establishing preferences for certain employees of certain public entities in the selection process for moderate income housing units.
Establishing requirements for rental housing owners to give notice of intended sale to the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Housing Commission, and tenant organizations for multi-family dwelling units.
Establishing the right of first refusal, under certain conditions, for the County for units that are converted from rental units to condominium units.
Confirming the nomination of Peter Beilenson, M.D., M.P.H., to be the Health Officer for Howard County.
Requesting tax preparers to inform their clients about property tax credits.
Reviving the task force to study the senior property tax credit.
Amending the standards for types of HC Housing Commission housing developments that may be considered a government use for zoning purposes Permit Zoning Board to use mediation as a tool during its land use deliberation process.
Amending the standards for types of HC Housing Commission housing developments that may be considered a government use for zoning purposes Include additional requirements for County mandated pre-submission community meetings.
Amending the standards for types of HC Housing Commission housing developments that may be considered a government use for zoning purposes Submit supporting materials for Planning Board meeting two weeks prior to meeting date.
Amending the standards for types of HC Housing Commission housing developments that may be considered a government use for zoning purposes Adds additional posting requirements for land use cases.
Amending the standards for types of HC Housing Commission housing developments that may be considered a government use for zoning purposes.
Declaring that certain real property owned by Howard County, Maryland consisting of a 100-unit townhouse and apartment complex and management office located at certain addresses between 7213 and 7333 Oakland Mills Road in Columbia, Maryland, collectively known as Guilford Gardens, is no longer needed for public purposes.
condemning hate bias incidents in Howard County, Maryland and encouraging inclusion, understanding, friendship, and kindness among Howard County citizens.
Calling for a task force to study the tax credit enacted by Council Bill 68-2006 and advise the County Council; calling for certain membership, officers, staff, duties, and lifespan