Timeline Presented for Plan and Ordinance Update

At its regular meeting on May 18, 2016, the Planning Commission was presented a schedule for completion of a new Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The 2-year planning process kicked off in December 2015. In October 2016 materials will be available for the first public meeting. Meanwhile, the consultant will be preparing: An existing conditions…

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Bill That Preserves Open Space Should Be Supported

A letter to the editor by Maggie McIntosh,┬áchair of the House Appropriations Committee, entitled Bill Preserves Open Space. “Since the program’s inception in 1969, the transfer tax has generated millions of dollars annually that has supported many of this state’s greatest land acquisitions, public parks and playgrounds, and farmland conservation. It is so popular that…

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Calvert County’s Land Preservation Program

Calvert was the first county in the state to develop a land preservation program. For its size, it remains as one of the most successful. Across country, there is strong support for land preservation, but Calvert’s program seems to have lost its steam and funding that was committed to land preservation has been pulled. This…

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