Appeal filed on ruling to allow landfill

January 24, 1994

West County civic leaders have appealed a county Board of Appeals ruling that would allow a rubble landfill near their community.

The Crofton Civic Association, the Greater Odenton Improvement Association and a number of other community leaders are asking a Circuit Court judge to overturn the board's decision to allow the Silver Spring-based Halle Co. to construct a rubble fill on 150 acres near the intersection of Maryland Routes 3 and 424.

The board voted to grant the special exception and variance required by county zoning codes in October, providing Halle meets several conditions, including widening and adding shoulders to Conway Road, which leads to the site.

Residents have been fighting the proposed landfill for years, citing county traffic estimates that say the project will bring an additional 300 trucks a day through the intersection of Maryland Routes 3 and 424.

The appeals board ruling had reversed a decision by the county administrative hearing officer, who had agreed with residents in opposition.

Man with revolver robs 7-Eleven of $12

A man armed with a revolver held up a Laurel 7-Eleven early Thursday, getting away with $12, county police said.

The robbery occurred about 12:19 a.m. when a man in his 20s wearing a black coat with a hood walked into the store in the 3200 block of Fort Meade Road and demanded money from the clerk, who gave him the $12 from the register.

Police said they searched the area around the store using dogs but could not locate a suspect.

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