Sparrows Point Driving Proposed Baltimore County Stormwater Fee Repeal

As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Council  has introduced legislation to repeal the County’s stormwater remediation fee. An October 31, 2015, Baltimore Sun article reported that one of the underlying concerns of the Council was the burden the fees imposed on businesses and in particular the Sparrows Point Terminal.  From the article:

[Council members] pointed specifically to Sparrows Point Terminal, which bought a shuttered steel mill in the southeastern section of the county last year with hopes of redeveloping it into an industrial complex.

 Sparrows Point Terminal has the biggest stormwater fee bill in the county, by a wide margin, according to data provided by the county. It pays more than $471,000 — nearly eight times as much as the next-biggest bill, which goes to the Baltimore Business Park in Dundalk.

Councilman Todd Crandell, a Dundalk Republican, said eliminating the fees will remove a “huge burden” from Sparrows Point Terminal.

The article noted that the Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed repeal on November 10 and has scheduled a vote for November 16. The article also listed other business properties with significant stormwater fees.

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