A contract was approved for $209,493.95 to Baltimore Pile Driving and Marine Construction Inc., of Whiteford, for the restoration and stabilization of a stream on the property of the Calvert's Walk apartment complex in Bel Air.

Work will be done on 800 linear feet of arrested channel bank and bed erosion of the stream, which is part of the Wheel Creek watershed.

The company was the lowest responsive bidder out of seven bids, and the project is half funded by a grant through the Chesapeake Bay Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Baltimore Pile Driving will also provide restoration work on an eroding stream in Abingdon for $115,811.50.

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The stream, at the headwaters of Haha Branch near the intersection of Windy Laurel Way and Deer Creek Drive, will have a series of riffle grade control structures to help stabilize it.

The company, again, was the lowest bidder out of seven.

The property is owned by the Harford County Board of Education and is currently fields used for parks and recreation activities, Christine Buckley, with the bureau of water resources engineering, said.

Buckley believes the property was purchased years ago for the purpose of putting the Harford County Public Schools administration building, which never moved out downtown Bel Air.

Patterson Mill fire station property

The county surplussed the property at 1 Patterson Mill Road for the new Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company substation at no cost.

The Patterson Mill station officially opened last Saturday.

If the fire station ever closed and the property wasn't used by BAVFC, the property would go back to the county.