Harford County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann prevailed in a budget scuffle with County Council President Jeffrey D. Wilson, as the council passed the executive's fiscal 1992 spending plan largely intact.
The council voted 6-1 Tuesday to enact Rehrmann's $174 million operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The budget, which does not change the current property tax rate of $2.73 per $100 of assessed value, represents a 4 percent drop in spending from this year.
"In a nutshell, the budget was adopted as submitted," said Larry Klimovitz, the county administrator.
Wilson, a Republican serving his first full term, has often accused Rehrmann, a Democrat also serving her first term, of being unwilling to negotiate fairly with him.