Governor's budget earmarks funds for flood land
By GUY FLETCHER
ANNAPOLIS - Some homeowners in Williamsport and Funkstown could get some relief as part of a government plan to purchase land susceptible to flooding.
Gov. Parris N. Glendening on Tuesday announced a plan to provide $8.3 million from the state's capital budget for flood-control efforts in Western Maryland. Included in that amount is $109,000 for residential property acquisition in Williamsport and $77,000 for Funkstown.
Combined with federal funds and a matching amount of state dollars from local governments, the acquisition money could be as high as $872,000 for Williamsport and $616,000 for Funkstown.