Press Release

ANNAPOLIS, MD (October 17, 2002) – Governor Parris N. Glendening announced yesterday Maryland Board of Public Works approval of a $117,000 grant for the Town of Denton in Caroline County to help with the negative impact of intense storms.

“Denton experiences severe flooding and soil erosion during high intensity storms,” said Governor Glendening. “This project is necessary to protect public safety and property as well as control erosion, sediment and nutrients from entering the Choptank River.”

The project consists of planning, design and construction of stormwater/flood control management structures to prevent or reduce the recurrence of flooding in the town’s streets and public lands.

“It is exciting that we have received funding from the State of Maryland for the proposed stormwater control facility,” said Mayor Lester L. Branson. “Without funding appropriation, we would not be able to proceed with this important project. It is timely and will greatly assist our community in meeting our infrastructure needs.”

The total cost of the project is $295,000 of which $73,750 is town’s contribution. Funds from yesterday’s action and the remainder will come from state grants administered by the Maryland Department of the Environment’s Water Quality Infrastructure Program.