An article in Friday's Howard County edition of The Sun mischaracterized actions taken by the county Board of Appeals in considering plans for a combination gas station, convenience store and fast-food restaurant at Gorman Road and U.S. 1. It also misidentified the source of concerns about the proximity of the facility to the highway and the reason the matter was subject to the board's approval.
According to Donna Thewes, secretary to the administrative assistant to the board, no one appeared at the board meeting to testify against the proposal, but board members discussed several issues extensively before granting approval -- including expressing concerns about the effect of its lighting on motorists. The project was before the county board because of zoning considerations, though the location of the facility also impinges on the state's 65-foot right-of-way by the highway.
The Sun regrets the errors.
Pub Date: 2/27/97