Citizens To Mobilize Against Sprawl by Filing Suit


EMBARGOED for 6/21/2010

Contact: Janice Wiles  240 626 5209

Citizens To Mobilize Against Sprawl by Filing Suit

On Monday, June 21, 2010, citizens, taxpayers and voters and members of Friends of Frederick County will be available to discuss a complaint filed in the Circuit Court for Frederick County challenging the legality of the City of Frederick’s annexation of the Crum and COPT/Thatcher farms.  The legal move comes as more and more citizens have signaled their opposition to exploiting farmland for unnecessary commercial and residential development.  Developers’ push to build on the Crum and Thatcher properties along Route 15 continue despite the fact that there are areas available for residential growth and millions of square feet of commercial space within Frederick City that should be built first before expanding outward, and the current roads and infrastructure to support such development.

The media availability will take place on Monday,  June 21, at 3 pm at the Frederick County C Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E Patrick St. Trust Conference Room.


Janice Wiles, Executive Director, Friends of Frederick County and Frederick City taxpayer

Ed Hinde, Frederick City taxpayer

Alison Cain, Frederick City taxpayer

Richard Wiles, Frederick City taxpayer

Kate Carter, Frederick County taxpayer

Additional plaintiffs and citizens may attend.

WHAT: Media Availability

WHERE: Trust Conference Room, C Burr Artz Public Library

WHEN: June 21, 2010  3pm

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