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Ready Report: August 2, 2016

Dear Friends,


As you have probably heard, record rainfall this past weekend caused the Patapsco River to rise more than 13 feet Saturday night, causing the deaths of two people and the rescue of more than 100 others.  The rain also caused severe damage to homes and businesses in Ellicott City, prompting Governor Larry Hogan to declare a state of emergency.  You can help if interested by visiting the following websites:

Food donations: Community Action Council of Howard County,

Financial Donations, or


This update contains information on a casual event in Hampstead with Governor Larry Hogan, road closure notices and a list of road work for the upcoming week.


Join Me at Gov. Hogan Summer Pig Roast on August 6th outside Hampstead

Governor Hogan will be in the Hampstead area on Saturday, August 6th, 2016 at 6 pm for a Summer Pig Roast benefiting his campaign. This is an affordable fundraiser with a chance to meet the Governor face-to-face and network with hundreds of others in the area. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to I hope to see you all there!


Scam Alert

If a live person calls your house claiming to be with the IRS and threaten arrest because of unpaid taxes, do NOT give them any information.  The IRS will not call you, they will only contact you through the mail.  If you receive a phone call, contact the Federal Trade Commission and file a complaint.


Old New Windsor Road Closure

Old New Windsor Road in Union Bridge is scheduled to close on or about June 20, 1016 through late August 2016. Additional details are available at


Hahn Road – Road Closure

Hahn Road at the intersection of Hahn Road and the Maryland Midland Railway is scheduled to be closed to all traffic on or about August 5 through August 10, 2016.  Please use posted detours.


Road Work Traffic Alert for the week of August 1, 2016


Carroll County Department of Public Work advises drivers to allow extra time when traveling through construction work zones.


Belford Road: Overlay

(Turnberry Court to Turnaround)

Lady Esthers Way: Reclamation

Main Road: Reclamation

(From Union Bridge Road to Bucher John Road)

Middleburg Road: Storm Drain Work

(MD 84 to Union Bridge Road)

Sir Richard Court: Reclamation

Turnberry Court: Grading and paving

(Lawndale Rd to cul-de-sac)



Keeping you informed is a responsibility that I take seriously and always appreciate your interest and feedback on my updates. Please contact me with any questions or concerns that you have.