Harford County Council Considers Stormwater Fee Repeal

An October 3 Baltimore Sun article (sourced from The Aegis) reports that the Harford County Council has introduced legislation to repeal the County’s recently enacted stormwater remediation fee (referred to as a “rain tax” by some of the fee’s opponents).  The bill is supported by County Executive David Craig.  From the article:

The bill would return any fees of $50 or less to taxpayers and would provide that no storm water remediation fees will be charged or collected in Harford County.

A public hearing on the bill is set for 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

As has been typical, the council did not discuss the bill on the night of its introduction.  …

The bill would also refund any payments made within 30 days of its passage. The county began collecting the annual fee of $12.50 per home and 75 cents per 500 per square foot for business and commercial property effective July 1.