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Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann wants employees of the county Sheriff's Office, who are state employees, to be on the county merit pay system.

She says that will eliminate concerns over job security every four years when the sheriff is up for re-election.

Rehrmann has asked the county's seven state legislators to draft a law in the upcoming General Assembly session to make the change.

The executive provided the legislators with a working draft.


Three members of the Harford County Council, acting as a subcommittee of the Harford Board of Health, will look into citizens' complaints about the county-owned Scarboro Landfill.

The council, sitting as the Board of Health Tuesday, appointed Councilman Barry T. Glassman, R-District D; Councilwoman Theresa M. Pierno, D-District C; and Councilman Robert S. Wagner, R-District E, to look into the complaints.

Glassman said the committee would take an in-depth look into the situation at the landfill site, "review back materials and find a way to address citizen concerns."

Two weeks ago a group of citizens asked the council for help in addressing their concerns about whether the landfill was the cause of ground water contaminationnear their homes.

A county consultant's report issued the first week in September said the landfill was not the source of ground watercontamination in the neighborhood.

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