Harford County representatives to the House of Delegates have placed a plan by County Executive James M. Harkins to create special taxing districts on its summer-study agenda, effectively killing the bill for this General Assembly session, officials confirmed yesterday.
Del. Barry Glassman, a Republican who is delegation chairman, said yesterday that he sent a letter to Harkins late last week notifying him of the delegates' decision.
Harkins administration officials did not return phone calls seeking comment on the issue.
Under Harkins' plan, the special taxing districts would be created in developing areas -- including Perryman, where roads are ill-equipped to handle more traffic -- and the county would issue bonds to pay for development of infrastructure. New residents coming into the area would repay the debt through tax assessments.