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Hearing on rubble landfill delayed

An appeals board deciding one of the longest cases in Anne Arundel history delayed a hearing on a massive rubble landfill last night, saying it may have to adhere to a new law regulating such operations.

County Executive Robert R. Neall signed the bill into law on Feb. 26, three days after the Board of Appeals last met for deliberations on the case.

The Silver Spring-based Halle Cos. wants to put the landfill on 150 acres in a 480-acre parcel off Patuxent Road, in the Forks of Patuxent area of Odenton. The developer also wants permission for a sand and gravel operation on 35 acres.

The board held 12 hearings on the case, many three hours long, and has now met three times to hash out a decision.

Last night, the board's attorney, P. Tyson Bennett, said the new law might have to be adhered to, even though testimony in the Halle case was taken before the law went into effect.

The board decided to reopen a portion of the case to allow attorneys for the developer and the opposition to argue whether the law should apply.

Plywood stolen from construction site

Someone stole plywood and kitchen cabinets over the weekend from a construction site at the Seven Oaks residential development in Odenton.

Police said the theft occurred between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.

About 75 sheets of 3/4 -inch plywood worth $2,000, two kitchen cabinets worth $1,112 and a 24-foot aluminum ladder worth $250 were reported missing.

The items belonged to Coscan Homes, a builder based in Leesburg, Va. The development is being built off Route 175 opposite the main entrance to Fort George G. Meade.

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