The Baltimore County Council postponed plans for a $20 million fire academy last night until after the Nov. 6 election and signaled that it might have to postpone other similar projects if a 2 percent cap on property tax revenues was approved at the polls.
Council members voted unanimously to table two architectural agreements, worth a total $388,000, that were recommended as initial steps toward the Sparrows Point Fire Training Academy. The training and truck maintenance facility is planned for a 26-acre site.
Council Chairman C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger III said that he still felt the project was a necessity and that it would eventually be completed. But he and other council members said it might be canceled or postponed if the tax cap was approved -- because there was no use planning for projects the county might not be able to afford.