County Executive Kevin Kamenetz requested the funding for Featherbed Lane, Hawthorne, Scotts Branch and Wellwood International elementary schools; and Parkville Middle School. In August, the state Board of Public Works approved $11.7 million in state funding to go toward the air conditioning projects for those schools.
Nearly 120 county schools now have air conditioning or are slated to get it, while 38 remain without plans to install air conditioning, county officials said.
Also Monday, council members approved a measure by Councilmen Tom Quirk and David Marks to require developers to install bike racks in new developments in certain commercial areas of Arbutus, Lansdowne, Loch Raven and Perry Hall.
The legislation is intended to promote bicycling. The council approved a similar bill earlier this year covering parts of Catonsville and Towson.