10-10-11 Seven citizen groups address 194 land use change proposals with letter to the Frederick County Planning Commissioners

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Proposals for land use change in Frederick County

Friends of Frederick County has analyzed the 194 proposals available for public reading at:  Frederick County Government website, Community Development page. Here is a summary of our findings:   Municipality Number of proposals Agriculture/open space properties requesting reclassification and rezoning  (acres) Agriculture/ open space properties requesting reclassification and rezoning for residential development (acres) approximate # […]

1-14-11 Lewistown electronic recyling begins and lasts one week

 Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to offload old electronics – when they can be recycled!      Read the details here.

11-2010 Thurmont’s growth area includes Myer’s farm

In 2007 Myer’s Farm was considered for annexation decision.  Mayor Burns surveyed the residents of Thurmont;  the results were were decidedly against annexing the property for residential and retail development.   Thurmont Mayor and Council recently approved their munipal growth element;  it’s map reveals that once again the Myer’s Farm is within the growth area meaning […]

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Municipal Growth Element Fact Sheet

County’s Role in the Development of “Municipal Growth Elements” Mandatory Adoption Every municipality in Maryland is required to adopt a “municipal growth element” as part of its comprehensive plan.  The initial deadline for meeting this requirement was October 1, 2009.  For good cause shown, the Maryland Department of Planning may grant up to two six […]

Myers Farm annexation denied

Originally published October 17, 2007 By Ashley Andyshak News-Post Staffhttp://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/archives/display_detail.htm?StoryID=74073 THURMONT — Town commissioners unanimously denied a request Tuesday evening to annex the area known as the Myers Farm. Therefore, said Mayor Martin Burns, residents should be prepared to pay higher taxes and water and sewer bills to cover costs of a state-mandated sewer rehabilitation. […]

A very few will get rich — to the detriment of all

Originally published March 24, 2006  http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/archives/display_detail.htm?StoryID=56504 Thurmont will soon be presented with an annexation request proposing it annex the 235-acre Myers farm along U.S. 15 behind the Shamrock Restaurant — so that farm owners and developers can build a Wal-Mart (or similar store), a strip mall, and up to 400 homes on county land currently […]