Zoning differences

Zoning is a funny thing. It’s not laugh out loud comedy, but rather it’s funny as in peculiar. Two recent cases are but the latest examples of quirkiness sometimes found in Harford County zoning matters. The Harford County Council voted unanimously last week to uphold a zoning hearing examiner’s decision to deny permission for a proposed tire pyrolysis plant in Joppa. Pyrolysis is a fancy word for using heat to separate things, in this case discarded tires, into their basic elements. With tires, they’re shredded and then high heat would be turned on them to transform the shredded pieces into new byproducts such as crude oil and steel. (Aegis)

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