Concrete company asks for county bond issue


A Jessup-based concrete company is asking the Howard County Council to issue a $4 million industrial revenue bond to expand its plant.

Concrete Pipe & Products plans to build a 44,000-square-foot addition for building precast manholes and related products, said Bob Doory, the county's bond counsel. With the expansion, the company would increase its work force from 70 to 91.

Howard County would not be liable for the debt from the bond, Mr. Doory said. But by issuing the bond, the county would give the company a better rate.

The company presented its request Monday night at a County Council hearing. The council will consider the proposal at an Oct. 2 meeting.

Motorist flees after crash that injured bicycle rider

A North Laurel man riding a bicycle south on U.S. 1 near Brewers Court in North Laurel Sunday was hit by car that fled the scene, Howard County police said.

Mario Hernandez Ramos was flown by helicopter to the Prince George's County Hospital Trauma Center for treatment.

Investigators are looking for the driver of what may have been a Toyota. After the car struck Mr. Hernandez, the driver failed to stop, police said.

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