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ESLC Submits Lakeside Letter to Talbot County Council


ESLC submitted a letter to the Talbot County Council this week as the council deliberated how to best to respond to a directive from Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) regarding the controversial Lakeside development in Trappe. The development has a decades-long, often contentious, history in the county with wastewater treatment of particular concern. MDE wants certain parcel maps to be corrected as well as information regarding EDUs to be updated. EDUs, an acronym for Equivalent Dwelling Units, are used to size a development based on the amount of waste they generate. As Talbot County continues to grapple with this large-scale development, ESLC urges the County Council to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure a phase-wise approach to Lakeside’s development. The full costs must be appropriately accounted for, from wastewater to emergency services to school capacity and other critical infrastructure. Read ESLC’s full letter to Talbot County Council here:


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