When trees, plants, grasses are removed for development, the ground becomes compact and rainwater moves rapidly across the landscape. Pleants help soak up rain so it seeps in to the ground.
A report commissioned by Monrovia residents states that a transportation study for a proposed 1,510-home development in the area is riddled with flaws and underestimates the traffic that would be created by the new housing. The group of residents who oppose the Monrovia Town Center project has sent the analysis to officials with the Maryland […]
Testimony about the Planned Urban Development Amendment for the Monrovia Town Center (PUD R-12-02); Public Hearing before the Planning Commission 10/23/2013 Good evening Frederick County Planning Commissioners: I am Janice Wiles, Executive Director for Friends of Frederick County, a working to protect taxpayers and citizens through good planning, and environmental protections in […]
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There will be a meeting hosted by Oakdale LLC to discuss the Eaglehead DRRA. Please attend and spread the word to your neighbors and friends When: Saturday May 11th 10AM Where: Oakdale Middle School (entrance is usually around back) Who: most likely Jason Wiley and/or John Clarke To learn more please read: Eaglehead PUD fact […]
To learn more please click here for the Casey Property PUD fact sheet. Map below shows streams surrounded by floodplain, forest (green) and blue for ponds and wetlands.
The Frederick County Commissioners have approved or are discussing approval of over 7000 new dwellings, in many cases without appropriate plans for schools, roads, emergency services and other key infrastructure. We believe that our public officials should follow existing laws; in a growing number of cases that is not happening. FoFC is using the option […]
2/7/13 Citizen concerned with over-development in Frederick County, water pollution, crowded schools, trash and tax increases
Already in trouble Originally published February 07, 2013 in the Frederick News Post I am dismayed to see that the Maryland Department of Planning reports that our county is allowing septic systems that will have an adverse effect on the Chesapeake Bay. The objection is land consumption and water pollution. So let’s look at the […]
Gazette editorial published on Thursday, January 24, 2013 Pay now, or pay later for Frederick County development The scene is a familiar one in Maryland: a “bedroom” county with lots of available open space attracts developers who see dollar signs, while elected officials see an easy way to expand the tax base and pay for […]
Skirting open meetings Originally published January 18, 2013 By ed We’re glad New Market’s attorney, William Wantz, put the brakes Wednesday night on two massive annexations, but not because we support or oppose them — that’s a matter for the town to decide.What concerns us are some of the maneuvers by town leaders that make it […]