Arundel golf course gets OK

April 09, 2001|By Jackie Powder | Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF

Annapolis officials say the long-promised Pasadena public golf course project is back on track after the General Assembly passed emergency legislation intended to clear the way for construction.

Legislators sought the bills, which broaden the charter of the project's developer -- Maryland Economic Development Corp. -- after a golf course development company challenged the legality of MEDCO's involvement.

Dennis Callahan, county recreation and parks director, said he expects construction to begin in early July, with completion in fall 2002 -- six months behind schedule.

"Everybody's assuming that it's back on track, and we're ready to go," Callahan said.

Although the legislation will allow the project to move forward, the Maryland Taxpayers Association wants to repeal the law, hoping to take its effort to a statewide referendum in the November 2002 election.

The group plans to begin its petition drive at 9:45 a.m. today at the State House in Annapolis to collect the required signatures for a spot on the ballot.

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