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Harford council hears MDE presentation on stormwater fee bill

Harford County Council members on Tuesday again delayed voting on a controversial bill that would charge all county residential and agricultural property owners an additional $125 a year to help treat stormwater and improve the water quality of the Chesapeake Bay. One of amendments approved Tuesday, however, would have the county only collect 10 percent of the fee to start. The bill would establish an annual flat fee of $125 (it was originally proposed to be $400 a year) for all residential and agricultural properties except apartments, and impose a fee of $7 per 500 square feet of impervious area for all commercial and industrial properties as well as apartment buildings, mobile home...