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Glassman signs Harford 'rain tax' repeal legislation
Glassman signs Harford 'rain tax' repeal legislation

Joined by several county council members, Harford County Executive Barry Glassman signed legislation Monday morning repealing the county's two-year-old stormwater management fee. The council unanimously approved the repeal legislation on Jan. 20. Joining Glassman in his office for the bill signing were Council President Richard Slutzky and council members Patrick Vincenti, Curtis Beulah and Jim McMahan. The annual fee, better known by the term "rain tax," has been $12.50 per home or townhouse since the county began collecting it annually on July 1, 2013. Owners of apartment and commercial buildings have been assessed at the rate of 70 cents for each 500 square feet of...