TANEYTOWN - For months the City Council has been told that a large, centrally located, storm water-management pond would ease maintenance, cut costs and be more efficient.
But earlier this week after a $12,000 study, the council rejected the proposal as too costly. At $604,000, the large pond -- that would replace the scattershot system of decentralized, smaller ponds found in every housing development -- was deemed unworkable by the council Monday night.
The vote came after the city's Lancaster, Pa.-based consulting firm presented a completed study of the storm water project. This means the council will continue to rely on the existing system, which is paid mostly by developers.