Monday, May 6, 2013

County Executive Craig Issues Statement Regarding Harford’s Compliance with State-Mandated Rain Tax

(Bel Air, MD) - Harford County Executive David R. Craig has issued the following statement regarding the county’s compliance with the state-mandated collection of a stormwater remediation fee, a measure that the General Assembly passed and the Governor signed into law last year:
Recently I received Harford County Bill 13-12 on my desk, approved by the County Council after having been introduced at the request of my administration. This is the county legislation for a stormwater fee, also rightly referred to as the Rain Tax, which is required based on a law that the Maryland General Assembly passed back in April of 2012. The state law requires Harford and nine other jurisdictions in the state to levy fees on developed land by this coming July 1, and to use the funds raised on stormwater management projects. Read more...

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