At the top of the Washington County list is $9.2 million for improvements to the R.C. Willson Water Plant.
The Winebrenner Wastewater Treatment would get $6.9 million for enhanced nutrient removal, $6 million for miscellaneous improvements and $1.6 million for biological nutrient removal.
The county also would get $800,000 to help pay for a new senior citizen center to be built at Hagerstown Community College.
Last year, the county was expecting to get $600,000 through the Maryland Department of Aging by claiming money that Baltimore City would no longer use. Washington County then hoped to get an additional $200,000 the following year.
However, the $600,000 funding line was frozen because the allocation hadn't gone through the proper budget process.
The county decided to provide $800,000 up front, allowing the project to proceed, and try to get the state money later.
Other Washington County items in the proposed state capital budget include:
- $6.1 million for Smithsburg Wastewater Treatment Plant
- $6 million for Conococheague Wastewater Treatment Plant
- $3.6 million for construction of a new Bester Elementary School
- $2.8 million for Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School
- $1.2 million for Hagerstown sewer system improvements
- $390,000 for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
- $357,000 for Hagerstown Community College student center expansion
- $247,000 for Pleasant Valley Elementary School
- $96,000 for Program Open Space local grants
- $35,000 for Tolson's Chapel Cemetery improvements
- $33,000 for Veterans Park walking trail extension
- $25,000 for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park public boat ramp improvements.
Funding for Ruth Ann Monroe Primary School and Pleasant Valley Elementary School matches what the county requested for those projects.
The county had asked for $4.4 million for the Bester Elementary construction and $634,000 for a lease payment for the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts, as well as about $1.4 million for renovation projects at schools in Hancock, Funkstown and Hagerstown.
Each year, school officials in Maryland have a chance to get additional school construction money after making their case to the state Board of Public Works. This year's appeal is scheduled for Jan. 25.