This being spring break week for Howard County schools I decided to take Peanut down to see my sister Pat in Florida. We arrived yesterday and, after taking a late afternoon bike ride along the beach, I decided to update the ol’ blog before the big game. Pat and Henry have a wireless router set up in their new home so I settled down with a nice glass of wine and my laptop and proceeded to attempt to get online.
For reasons unknown, my laptop was unable to connect to her router. I should note that neither Pat nor I are particularly technologically savvy but this shouldn’t be a big deal. I mean I easily connected with the Boingo network at the airport and right now I’m sitting in a Starbucks down the road from her house where I got online without a hitch.
While some folks were watching basketball others were watching the council pass the legislation enabling the Carroll family to proceed with their development plans for Doughoregan Manor. According to this story by Sara Breitenbach in the Columbia Flier, the council “unanimously passed legislation Monday evening to bring a portion of historic Doughoregan Manor into the county’s public water and sewer area.”
Not surprisingly, the council punted on the issue of pre treating the wastewaster from the new homes. Courtney Watson believes that this is a problem that needs to be addressed “county-wide.”
“Watson said she would not support an on-site treatment plant at Doughoregan and believes wastewater issues need to be addressed county-wide.
“We, as a county, need to develop a more systemic solution and I think we would be better served that way,” she said.”
I wonder if Bob Flanagan had taken a position on this yet or whether he is still “open to receiving information.”
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