Borough Council may have to delay developing the McGinness Airport property site as a light-industrial business park after a Columbia resident told Sharon Lintner, council vice president, that he hid in the woods and witnessed men burying barrels in the ground many years ago.
"This is the first I'm hearing about it," Borough Manager Mark Stivers said after Lintner brought up the matter.
Next steps: Consultants charged with completing ecological studies on the 57-acre property now will return and search for the barrels, which were not noted on any previous studies, council President Heather Zink said after the meeting. Meanwhile, some work already has begun. Crews have begun pulling weeds and clearing some of the ground cover, Zink said.
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