FNP: Monrovia Town Center protesters gather downtown

Monrovia Town Center protesters gather downtown Plan would put 1,510 houses, commercial development on hundreds of acres east of Ed McClain Road Originally published January 17, 2013By Patti S. Borda  Photo by Adam Fried Pam Abramson, co-founder of Residents Against Landsale Expansion, holds a sign Wednesday in downtown Frederick opposing a proposed Monrovia Town Center. ON […]

Residents Against Landsdale Expansion R.A.L.E. – Monrovia

Citizens are concerned.  1100 new homes, without warning, without discussion.  One meeting called by the Monrovia Citizens Association (a group no one has heard about) was held 8 miles from Monrovia at Holly Hills Country Club. Today residents discovered that 1500 more homes are being quickly sent through without due process for the Monrovia Town […]

Residents against Landsdale expansion UNITE!

A coalition of residents of Monrovia, Maryland are working together to keep the nature of their community small and rural, in keeping with the Comprehensive Plan for Frederick County .  They have formed a facebook page called Residents against Landsdale Expansion Monrovia, please post something of interest, sign their petition (go to the bottom of […]

Citizen files ethics complaint against Commissioners DeLauter, Young, Shreve and Smith

In October 2012 a complaint was submitted to the Frederick County, Maryland Ethics Commission charging Kirby Delauter with Conflict of Interest and charging Blaine Young, C. Paul Smith, Kirby Delauter, and Billy Shreve with intentional mis-use of prestige of office and public position for the private gain of another. Read the entire complaint here. Some of […]

EIP report: Frederick County discharges 111,158 pounds of nitrogen/year over permitted level

Last week the Environmental Integrity Project released its report The Clean Water Act and the Chesapeake: Enforcement’s Critical Role in Restoring the Bay (December 2012)  Appendix A in that report shows the Ballenger McKinney Waste Water Treatment Plant discharging  111,158 pounds of nitrogen each year over the permitted level.  It is the worst offender in the entire […]

Lancaster Mayor speaks out: County leaders are using the Susquehanna issue to divert attention from their responsibility to protect the Chesapeake

The Young Board of County Commissioners gave $25K of taxpayer money to support the Funk and Bolton lawsuit, a suit that essentially says the pollution in the Chesapeake Bay is the fault of the Conowingo Dam, and not our problem to fix at all! Conowingo Dam is not the problem County leaders are using the […]

FNP letter: Handouts to the elite development set

Handouts to the elite development set Originally published November 11, 2012 County Commissioners President Blaine Young often says that Frederick County is not business-friendly and that the county has been anti-development. The problem with Blaine’s views is that the facts do not accommodate his empty arguments.From 2000 to 2010, Frederick County grew at a rate […]

FNP: County pushes back on water cleanup regulations

County pushes back on water cleanup regulations Commissioners approve $25,000 payment to support coalition led by Dorchester County Originally published November 09, 2012 By Bethany Rodgers  Frederick County is putting $25,000 toward a mounting protest against water cleanup plans that county commissioners argue could burden local taxpayers.A coalition drawn together by Dorchester County officials is forming […]

11-13-12 (rescheduled) Public Hearing with BOCC on Jefferson Technology Park development and DRRA

Documents and background for Jefferson Tech Park (JTP)   what is it?  (description published in the Frederick News Post, written by former member of Planning Commission) INITIAL DRRA submitted to County 6-13-12 Initial LOU 9/20/12 JTP staff report The project was initially planned for a tech park off Route 340/180 and 15, but it seems that attracting […]

Citizen concerned with Landsdale development precedent

  Bad precedent Originally published October 05, 2012 Recently, the Board of County Commissioners, by a predictable 4-1 vote, approved master plan changes to add over 1,100 houses to the rural Monrovia landscape. It is very unsettling to envision what a project of this scale will do to the area in terms of traffic, schools […]