Frederick County levies 1-cent storm-water fee

Subtitle: Local officials protest state-mandated pollution control law
Source: Baltimore Sun
Author: Tim Wheeler
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Date Published: 05/31/2013

Unhappy over a state law requiring property owners to pay a new fee to help clean up the Chesapeake Bay, Frederick County officials have decided to set the charge at just a penny a year. The county’s board of commissioners approved the 1-cent storm-water pollution control fee on Thursday, declaring they were doing even that only to avoid possible state restrictions on new development in the county if they didn’t act.