Neighbors said they see rats coming in and out of the pile of rocks that was once a retaining wall on Mulligan Hill Lane. The business behind the wall -- Ghost Town Odditorium -- is hidden behind the rocks, no longer visible from the road. At least a half-dozen parking spaces are sitting unused (some under the rocks) in the county parking lot there.
The retaining wall collapsed in early September of last year after heavy rains and flooding during Tropical Storm Lee.
Before the CSX train derailment, Howard County Public Works Deputy Director Mark Deluca said the county was working with St. Paul's Church to find a solution that both parties could agree on. He said the county had provided several alternate solutions to the church.
Chief of the Public Works Department Transportation and Special Projects, Steve Sharar said Tuesday afternoon that the county is still compiling information that the church requested.
"With this, we hope that they will be able to make a decision about which of the plans they can accept," Sharar wrote. "This will allow us to move forward."
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