MACo Meets with Frederick County Commissioners, Gives Preview of Legislative Initiatives

Maryland Association of Counties’ Executive Director, Michael Sanderson and President, Rick Pollitt, met with the Frederick County Commissioners on October 10 and briefed the county leaders on MACo’s work and the focus points of the upcoming legislative session.

From The Frederick News-Post article,

In the upcoming session, the association wants to push the state to restore local highway user funding cut during the recession. They also want to make it easier for counties to provide schools with one-time funds without increasing recurring education funding commitments, said Michael Sanderson, the association’s executive director.

The group later discussed state clean water mandates.

Commissioners asked the association leaders whether the lawmakers are likely to scale back or repeal legislation that required 10 Maryland jurisdictions to create a stormwater fee to raise funds for cleanup efforts. Frederick County commissioners earlier this year decided to charge 1 cent per property to remain in technical compliance with the law.

Sanderson predicted there would be some legislative action on the stormwater fee, but he said it’s hard to tell what might happen.

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