Over $800,000 in State Funds Allocated for Improvements of Library and Parks in Long Branch

Per Montgomery County: “Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council President Andrew Friedson, Maryland State Senator Will Smith, State Delegates Lorig Charkoudian, David Moon and Jheanelle Wilkins and Montgomery Parks Director Mike Riley joined community leaders this week for the presentation of two checks totaling $805,600 to fund improvements at the Long Branch Library and Long Branch Parks. The ceremony took place at the library.

Among those also at the ceremonies with County Councilmembers Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Will Jawando and Laurie-Anne Sayles.

The funds will come from the Maryland Department of General Services’ Capital Grants Program.

The District 20 representatives to the State legislature sponsored two legislative bond initiatives for the Long Branch Community that were approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Wes Moore during the 2023 session. The County received $250,000 for the Long Branch Parks initiative and $555,600 for the Long Branch Library Initiative.

Under Phase 1 of improvements scheduled at the Long Branch Library, the Montgomery County Department of General Services (DGS) will apply the $555,600 grant toward the installation of an awning system over the upper roof plaza of the library. The new awning will make the space more enjoyable during spring and summer months as the plaza often was too hot for festivals or other community gatherings. DGS will begin the installation once a color selection is made by the community and library staff. In addition, the County will spend an estimated $200,000 to purchase several picnic tables and install outdoor electric outlets for community use at the facility. The total cost of improvements at the Long Branch Library will be $1 million.

Montgomery County Parks will apply the $250,000 grant to improve the overall quality of several park facilities that serve the Long Branch area. Those facilities are aging, in poor condition and need to be renovated.”

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AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

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Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit


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