HARFORD COUNTY, Md. — Concerned homeowners in Perryman were hoping for a win at Tuesday night's Harford County Council meeting.
This comes after County Executive Barry Glassman vetoed a measure that would’ve delayed development of a massive warehouse project.
Unfortunately, none of the seven council members took up a motion to override the veto.
During public comment, dozens of opponents to the Perryman warehouse development project walked out.
"Not a set of balls in the room."— Dave Detling (@WMARDave) May 4, 2022
There was a walkout at tonight's Harford County Council meeting.
None of the 7 council members introduced a motion to override Glassman's recent veto.
This is concerning the Perryman Road warehouse project.@WMAR2News pic.twitter.com/2X5WX28vnm
Addressing the crowd, Ron Stuchinski said their work isn't over.
"It just shows you where the council stands with us," Stuchinski said. "You know, all the smiles and all the handshakes and all the phone calls, emails...basically we've done our job."
"We feel betrayed."— Dave Detling (@WMARDave) May 4, 2022
County charter states Harford County council members have the power to override a county executive's veto by its next legislative meeting.
It's unclear why no action was taken Tuesday.
Opposition to the Perryman Road warehouse project continues. @WMAR2News pic.twitter.com/Oo2lH5a8CM
WMAR-2 News asked Harford County Council President Patrick Vincenti why no motion was taken.
"I have other things to attend to, but I'd be happy to discuss this with you tomorrow," he said after Tuesday's meeting.
HAPPENING NOW— Dave Detling (@WMARDave) May 3, 2022
Opponents of a mega warehouse project in Perryman are protesting outside the Harford County Council building.
They're asking council members to override @HarfordExec's veto of a recently passed temporary moratorium.@WMAR2News pic.twitter.com/QUnY6f0M3i
He then referred us to the county's legal counsel. We were directed to the county's charter.
According to the county's charter, council members have the right to override a veto by county executive by the next legislative. It's still unclear why they didn't at Tuesday's meeting.
"It’s very disheartening. We feel mislead. We feel cheated," said Stuchinski. "We feel seven council members oh was an explanation on what happened tonight. We’re not done. Again, this is the begging of our fight."