- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Lawyers for a Scientology-affiliated drug rehab facility are appealing a Frederick County Council vote that rejected a plan to turn a former presidential fishing spot into a Narconon drug rehabilitation center.

A request for judicial review was filed in Frederick County Circuit court on Wednesday, though the short filing did not specify reasons for the appeal.

Bruce Dean, an attorney for the project, says it was premature to describe the grounds for the appeal.

The Frederick County Council voted 6-1 in June against placing Trout Run on the county’s historic register. The designation would have enabled Social Betterment Properties to make changes otherwise barred by land-use restrictions.

The 40-acre resort in the Catoctin Mountains was visited by presidents Herbert Hoover and Dwight D. Eisenhower.



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