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December 15, 1991

FILL EXPANSION MULLED

County Council members are scheduled to consider an Abingdon rubble fill's expansion request at a public hearing Tuesday at Bel Air High School.

The special hearing, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., will befollowed by the council's regular meeting.

The hearing is on Spencer's Sand & Gravel Inc.'s request to expand its 55 acres by adding 13 acres that can be filled by rubble.

The expansion cannot proceed, however, unless the county includes the expanded area in its Solid Waste Management Plan, a prerequisite to receiving a state operating permit.

Spencer's had requested that the13 acres be included in the plan nearly a year ago. The company has a state permit to operate the 55-acre rubble fill at Route 7 near Interstate 95.

ROAD GRANT ACCEPTED

The County Council voted, 7-0, to approve a resolution accepting a $243,885 state grant that will be used to pay for improvements to the road leading into the new Frito-LayInc. plant in Aberdeen.

The grant from the Maryland Industrial and Commercial Redevelopment Fund will be used to pay for road improvements to Route 715 and to put light signals at the entrance of HickoryRidge Industrial Park.

As part of the grant, Harford must contribute $27,098 for the improvements, which will include widening the state route.

James D. Fielder, the county's economic development director, said the Frito-Lay plant will provide 250 jobs.

DIAL STRAIGHT TO THE TOP

Harford residents may soon be able to dial the number for the county executive or any other department chief for themselves, instead of having calls transferred through the county switchboard.

County Council members are considering Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann's proposal that the county spend $525,000 as part of a lease-purchase agreement with Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. for telephones and equipment.

A public hearing on the bill has been scheduled for 7p.m. Jan. 14 in the council chambers, Level A, the County Courthousein Bel Air.

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