We are proud to represent our Howard County, Maryland community in preventing industrial mulch and compost businesses from moving onto or operating on Agricultural Preservation farmland.
Spring of 2014, we had a glorious victory with Council Bill 20-2014.
Fall of 2014, we were able to ensure an illegally operating mulch and compost business on Maryland Ag Preserve farmland was shut down.
Now, we face a new wave of push back from the industrial mulch businesses and their supporters. We just wrapped up the Mulch Task Force and our community report is ready for review complete with evidence supporting why industrial mulch/compost does not belong on Ag Preserve farmland in our rural communities but rather in industrial zoned areas of Maryland.
No More Industrial Mulch Operations on
Maryland Ag Preserve or Howard County Ag Preserve
in all of Howard County!
Council Bill 20's intent was to shut down the Woodbine industrial mulch facility on State Ag Preserve farmland and prevent future industrial mulch facilities in Dayton, Sykesville and any Howard County ag preserve land.
Task Force created in June 2014 was to tweak necessary language in Council Bill 20 that would ensure true farming operations remain supported.
We've had two huge victories, BUT
this fight is not over!
Now there is ZRA 180 or CB60 as it is now called.
We must not allow CB60 to pass as it is. It must have MAJOR amendments in order to pass!
We need you the community to rise up again and voice your concerns for safety, health and contamination of our water supply, etc... by the industrial process of mulching and composting. Our supporters include farmers and residents in Howard County and beyond. Our farmers only want the ability to mulch/compost made from their farm and used on their farm. Trucking in and out waste for resale is a business and belongs only in the State of Maryland's industrial zoned properties M1/M2 and NOT on farmland in Howard County owned by the county or owned by the state!
ACTION is needed now!
OUR CHALLENGE IS THIS COMING BACK...
JBRK, LLC/Orndorff Project 2014 Proposal:
Industrial Mulch Manufacturing, Soil Processing and Composting Facility
on Dayton agricultural preservation farmland
Site: Green Bridge Road, Dayton, Maryland
Bob Orndorff still owns the Dayton farm!
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"In response to your inquiry regarding industrial mulching on agricultural farm land, I can unequivocally state that I am opposed. There have been three major public hearings on this issues: one at Dayton Oaks Elementary School, one in Sykesville and another at the Ten Oaks Ballroom with an estimated attendance of over five hundred, where I stated that I firmly opposed industrial mulching. As County Executive, I will actively continue my opposition.”
Please hold County Executive Kittleman to his promise!
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future legal matters!Stay tuned for more info!
Working to change zoning laws and preserve the rural nature of Dayton, Maryland and those farms in agricultural preserve.
Please send a donation with a CHECK or Money Order to:
Dayton Rural Preservation Society, LLC
P.O. Box 66
Glenelg, MD 21037
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