Harford council to weigh property tax exemption

October 22, 1992|By Carol Bowers | Carol Bowers,Staff Writer

The Harford County Council is considering exempting the owner of at least one home near the Scarboro Landfill from paying property taxes.

County Executive Eileen M. Rehrmann and Councilman Barry T. Glassman, R-District D, made the proposal Tuesday night at the council's regularly scheduled meeting.

The bill calls for exempting the owner of a home near a county landfill with an active operating permit if the structure is within 500 feet of the fill. To qualify for the exemption, the property owner also would have to live in the house, and the home would have to have been built before June 30, 1988.

The property tax exemption would remain in effect until repealed by law, or unless the county decided to do away with a tipping fee for dumping trash at the landfill.

James M. Jewell, the county treasurer, said he believed that only one home adjacent to the landfill would be affected by the legislation. He said the bill would cost the county between $1,000 and $3,000 a year if it becomes law.

The council scheduled a public hearing on the issue for 6 p.m. Nov. 17, in the council chambers of the County Courthouse.

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