Army officials drop plan to build 350-foot tower in Harford Co.

July 25, 1998|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Officials at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County have scrapped plans to build a 350-foot communications tower after community residents in a Churchville neighborhood objected.

George Mercer, public affairs specialist for APG, said concerns raised at a public meeting June 3 persuaded the Army to drop plans to build the tower, which would have transmitted information from a test track for military vehicles to military offices in nearby Aberdeen.

Mercer said about 60 residents attended the June meeting, at which "a number of residents made it clear they were not in favor of [the tower], and we took that into consideration and acted what we think was appropriately."

He said the Army is "looking at other possible technologies to do something similar without the tower."

Pub Date: 7/25/98

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