Official is to seek second public meeting on Glenelg wastewater treatment facility

October 20, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Howard County school board Vice President Stephen C. Bounds will ask his colleagues tomorrowto schedule another public meeting to air plans for a controversial wastewater treatment plant near Glenelg High School, he said yesterday.

In addition, Councilman Allan H. Kittleman, a Republican who represents the western county, said he is confident the council will not vote on the proposal as part of the larger county water and sewer master plan at the next voting session, Nov. 1.

"It's not going forward," Kittleman said yesterday, in response to a large group of residents who appeared at the council's public hearing Monday night to complain that they got little or no notice of the project. They fear the treatment plant could hurt their well water or pave the way for more development in the western county.

Bounds said plans to build the plant were not properly publicized. The plant is needed to replace a deteriorating septic system at Glenelg High and to allow an addition to the high school and a future middle school.

Efforts to provide public notice were "ineffective" and "unacceptable," he said yesterday. Bounds said that if the board agrees to a second public meeting, the date and time will be well promoted.

Pub Date: 10/20/99

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