Air emissions measures get public hearing tonight

July 20, 1992|By Liz Atwood | Liz Atwood,Staff Writer

The County Council will hold a public hearing tonight on legislation that would put into county law a number of state air emissions restrictions.

The legislation, introduced by Chairman David Boschert at the request of the county executive, would restrict outdoor burning, outlaw the discharge of gas or odors that would cause air pollution, and require construction crews to control dust created on work sites.

The purpose of the legislation is to allow local enforcement of established restrictions, according to the county's Budget Office. No fiscal impact is anticipated.

The hearing will be held at the Council Chambers in the Arundel Center in Annapolis at 7:30 p.m.

Also at the hearing, the council will hear testimony on legislation that would:

* Amend the personnel classification and pay plans in accordance with the new fiscal year's budget.

* Change zoning restrictions to allow private education institutions as a conditional use in certain residential districts.

On Wednesday, the council will hold a public hearing on a number of charter amendments, which were recommended in b bTC recent report of the Decennial Charter Revision Commission.

The changes include a proposal to create an independent ethics commission, which would monitor conflicts of interest, prohibited activities and improper influence of county officials and employees. Other amendments would change the method of filling County Council vacancies, allow the executive greater flexibility in organization of the executive agencies, prohibit the county attorney from practicing law outside the Office of Law, and recognize the community college as the Department of Higher Education.

The hearing on the charter amendments will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Arundel Center in Annapolis.

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