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Keith Dorsey
 Director, Baltimore County Office of Budget and Finance

The Baltimore County Council has voted to adopt County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's proposed budget for FY 2016 with only minor changes. The County’s General Fund Operating Budget for FY 2016 is $1.95 billion, an increase of 4.7% above the previous year. The budget is within the Council’s spending affordability guidelines.The FY 2016 capital budget is $870 million and adheres within sound financial debt ratios.

I invite you to take a look at the comprehensive budget originally proposed by the County Executive. Meanwhile, here is the FY 16 adopted budget at a glance:

pie chart of revenues

pie chart of expenditures


Construction to Begin the First Week of June

Baltimore County will close the east-bound lane of Towsontowne Boulevard between Bosley Avenue and York Road beginning the first week of June to accommodate utility construction.

The lane will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The daytime closure will continue approximately one month and will allow crews to work during the day rather than at night. It is designed to lessen the noise impact on local residents.


Dates and Locations

Keep your pet and your family safe this summer by taking advantage of Baltimore County Department of Health's low-cost rabies vaccination clinics. The last of the annual off-site clinics take place May 30 and June 3.

Essex

Saturday, May 30
10 a.m. to noon
Fields at Renaissance Park
99 Stemmers Run Road
Essex, Maryland 21221

Randallstown

Wednesday, June 3
6 to 8 p.m.
Rockdale Park
3326 North Rolling Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21244

Clinic Guidelines

Vaccinations are $8 and available to cats, dogs and ferrets owned by county residents. The clinics will be held rain or shine. Animals receiving rabies shots must be at least 12 weeks old. All animals must be on leashes or in carriers. Due to time constraints, safety and escape risk, uncontrollable animals will not be vaccinated during the clinics. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. All cats must be contained in a properly sized, escape-proof carrier. Exact change is appreciated, as cash and checks will be the only forms of payment accepted.

Vaccinations protect domestic animals and humans from rabies, which is a potentially fatal disease. Baltimore County law requires pets to be licensed and for rabies vaccinations to be kept up-to-date.

Wild Animals

Other precautions against rabies include obeying leash laws and avoiding contact with wild animals, or unknown domestic animals. If your pet has had contact with a wild animal, notify your veterinarian. Additionally, if you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, seek medical attention.

Bite and scratch exposures from any animal to a human or pet exposure to wildlife are also reportable to the local Health Department, Police Department or Animal Control authority.For more information on preventing and protecting your pet from rabies, contact the Baltimore County Department of Health at 410-887-PAWS (7297) or email animalservices@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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