Md. 28 site dropped from incinerator consideration

Source: Frederick News Post
Author: Justin Palk
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Date Published: 02/13/2009

There’s now only one site up for discussion at next week’s public hearings on Frederick County’s proposed waste-to-energy plant. Thursday morning, the Board of County Commissioners voted 3-0 to drop a site owned by Allegheny Energy, a mile west of the intersection of Md. 28 and New Design Road, from the list of possible sites. Commissioner Charles Jenkins, who first moved to strike the site from the list, said that while it scored well on paper, it was more important for the county to follow through on its land preservation goals. “It’s been my thinking all along that the appropriate site is an industrial site,” he said. “Not … part of our rural legacy land.” Waste-to-energy discussions weren’t on the agenda — Jenkins made the motion during the commissioners’ comments portion of the meeting.