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'We feel betrayed': Warehouse opponents disappointed by Harford County Council's lack of response.

Posted at 10:34 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-03 23:16:25-04

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.

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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."

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.

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."