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James Barker
Harford council hears mostly opposition, some support for stormwater fee bill

A public hearing on a proposed stormwater remediation fee turned into a hearing largely for Harford County Council members Tuesday night. Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti and Councilman Dion Guthrie, both Democrats who have opposing views on the state-mandated legislation, brought their own presentations to defend their stances. The bill, which was not voted on Tuesday, would establish a flat fee of $125, much lower than the $400 fee originally proposed, for all residential and agricultural properties except apartments. This legislation would also impose a fee of $7 per 500 square feet of impervious area for all commercial and industrial properties and apartment buildings, mobile home parks,...