Community Meeting on Walmart Tonight

A community meeting on a proposed Bel Air Walmart is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Patterson Mill High School.

Walmart and Harford County are asking for your opinions on .

A community meeting on the proposed Walmart is scheduled to take place between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. today, July 19, at .

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Some members of the community have already voiced opposition to the project with one online petition gaining 400 signatures and a video on YouTube.com called "Stop Walmart Bel Air" which includes musical lyrics that oppose Walmart in a small town.

On , members of the community expressed concerns about traffic and impact on small businesses as well as the close proximity of the .

"I love shopping at Walmart, but this location is just wrong in so many ways. The traffic and congestion and more importantly just another huge unnecessary shopping center on an already crowded misplanned road," wrote in a comment on a previous Walmart story.

Do you plan to attend the meeting? Do you have a clear stance on the proposed Bel Air Walmart? Leave a comment below to start the conversation.

Karl Schuub July 19, 2012 at 04:55 PM
I don't think folks should stay home if they really don't think this town needs yet another big box store. I agree that it might be a moot point however. What Belair needs is a committee of citizens to watch the snakes before they have a chance to solidify these contracts - watch what gets filed in term of planning and zoning at the time it's done. One of the reasons that Fallston has been largely successful at slowing down the rate of rapid, haphazard growth is a strong and vocal banded group of like minded primarily females. They come to us after the fact to make it appear as if they give two craps about what you think - they don't care, don't care about your kids, your town, your air - they only care that you buy stuff there. In that location they can get the Forest Hill crowd on the way home before they get to the Target - and let's be honest they're after the Target. I strongly suggest everyone within 5 miles of that place refuse to shop there. You'll never get your open space back once it's been paved over but you can send a message loud and clear that they aren't welcome there and we don't appreciate the way they do business - get enough people and you can shut them down within 2 years.
mnm July 19, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Another Wal Mart? Something the area doesn't need. Fallston Wal Mart is right up the street! I live in a rural area and i'd love it to stay that way. I will drive a half hour to a Wal Mart OR support the local business' in my small town.
Kirsten Dize July 19, 2012 at 06:28 PM
I'll be there sending live updates on what people are saying -KD
Bill Knapp July 22, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Wal Mart and the Zoning Board can both go to hell - this is our neighborhood. 10,000 more cars a day and they don't even plan on widening the roads?!! We should hold a rally at the site to protest OUR Zoning Board's apparent unwillingess to listen to citizen concerns and do the right thing. Maybe even Cap'n himself, our District C council rep will show up.
Ahmad0001 December 18, 2012 at 05:20 AM
What Belair needs is a committee of citizens to watch the snakes before they have a chance to solidify these contracts - watch what gets filed in term of planning and zoning at the time it's done. http://www.onlinedatastoragesite.com/softwares/microsoft-technologies-changing-character-of-freelancing-market.html


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