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Program Description

  Non-Roadway Right of Way Maintenance

Elements supported under this program provide positive value to the quality of life for residents and visitors through ‘green infrastructure' maintenance activities located in the County right-of-way.

Through scheduled maintenance and emergency response to hazardous conditions, priority activities associated with non-roadway maintenance include efforts to ensure the safety of all pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists travelling within the County. Some examples include hazardous tree removal, tree pruning, traffic barrier repair, shoulder mowing, and foliage removal to provide adequate road clearance and sign, signal, and streetlight visibility. Many tree maintenance activities also contribute to the County's efforts to mitigate damage to public and private property due to severe weather events and unanticipated environmental risks.

In addition to the elements of safety, this program also offers positive environmental impacts and contributes to aesthetically mindful maintenance operations that help the County create and maintain a healthy and thriving environment. Some examples relative to environmentally conscious activities include street tree preservation and planting, tree stump removal for the establishment of new planting sites, vacuum leaf collections through the Annual Leaf Collection Program within the established leafing districts, street sweeping operations which contribute to the County's MS4 environmental permit, maintenance of a dedicated trail and bike network, beauty spot improvements, and shoulder litter removal.

Program Contacts

Contact Brady Goldsmith of the Department of Transportation at 240.777.2793 or Gregory Bruno of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2773 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of Trees Planted (includes Tree Replacement Fund)1,6111,6682,6002,0502,050
Backlog of 311 requests for Tree Maintenance861711700700700
Number of verified missed streets for leaf collections2491201009080
Survival rate of street trees planted88%90%90%90%90%

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved1551282171.88
Enhance: Chesapeake Bay Trust (CBT) Grant to Enhance the Tree Canopy1482330.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.852544-0.44
FY24 Approved1651359871.44