The following was provided by Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie:
Many of you are aware of the four hundred million dollar project to be built in District “A” between Joppatowne and Edgewood at the end of Rt. 152, right before it goes into APG.
As most of you know, I have drafted four or five amendments to insure that the area would be free of new truck traffic IF they cut a new road through from Rt. 24 to the backside of the new incinerator plant.
The administration is VEHEMENTLY OPPOSED to all of my amendments. It is important for all of you to contact the Council Members for them to support those amendments. Without those amendments, we are going to get trash trucks going up and down Rt. 152 into APG twenty-four hours a day, six days a week. That will be in addition to the trucks that run that road now that go to the Sand & Gravel Pit off Ft. Hoyle Road and the existing incinerator plant.
It is imperative that we join together to fight this project until they agree to cut Rt. 24 to the new plant. We need those of you who are in opposition to attend the Tuesday night Council Meeting on March 3, 2009 and voice your opinions at the end of the Council Meeting. The Council Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and usually is over by 8:30 – 9:45 p.m. You will then have an opportunity to speak and show your opposition to this plan. If you think you have dust and dirt and trash in the road now, wait until this comes about. In addition, please remember to get petitions signed opposing this plan without Rt. 24 being cut through.
Time is of the essence. We will be voting on this project on either March 10 or 17th at the latest.