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Thoughts on issues relating to Harford County

August 28, 2005

ISSUE: Harford County Councilman Dion F. Guthrie has introduced a measure to extend the county's adequate public facilities law, which halts the preliminary approval of new housing construction in any school district with a school exceeding capacity by 5 percent.

Councilman Richard C. Slutzky said the law has served its purpose and will not be needed when it expires in 2007 because construction of the new Patterson Mill middle and high school complex will be nearing completion. Moreover, Slutzky said state contributions to school construction could be in jeopardy because the state typically does not consider approving financing for a new school unless the capacity of existing schools is 115 percent or more.

YOUR VIEW: Should the adequate public facilities law be extended beyond 2007? Tell us what you think. Send e-mail responses by Thursday to harford.speakout@baltsun.com. A selection of responses will be published Sunday. Please keep your responses short and include your name, address and telephone number. Addresses and phone numbers will not be published.

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