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Howard council approves sale of county-owned property

Howard council approves sale of county-owned property

The Howard County Council on Monday voted to give County Executive Allan Kittleman permission to sell a property at a prominent corner along Route 1, which had been targeted for redevelopment under former County Executive Ken Ulman.

Kittleman first requested the council's approval six months ago to put the Hurst property, at the corner of Route 1 and Whiskey Bottom Road in North Laurel, on the market, but a resolution wasn't introduced until July. Councilmembers said at the time they wanted to wait until the fiscal year 2016 budget had passed before they turned their attention to the potential sale.

At its monthly voting session Oct. 5, the council voted unanimously to dispose...