Foes of wood recycling plant fight change

August 03, 2005|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Dozens of Pasadena residents implored the Anne Arundel County Council in testimony Monday night not to approve a zoning change that would keep a nearby wood recycling plant open.

"We don't want our quality of life ruined," said Helen Warfield, a civic activist who lives near the plant.

Backers of the A-A Recycling & Sand plant said the council had improperly targeted the business when it approved a zoning change in 1999 that would have forced owner William H. DeBaugh to relocate within three years. He never did.

The four-hour, 15-minute hearing was largely consumed by public testimony regarding whether to change the plant's zoning from commercial to industrial, which would allow the owner to petition to stay in business.

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