8/24/13 FNP: New Market reconsiders annexation plans

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Discussion of public/private partnerships and who will pay for infrastructure?

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Gazette editorial: Pay now, or pay later for Frederick County development

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 […]

1/18/13 FNP editorial on New Market process: Skirting open meetings

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 […]

1/7/13 New Market on fast track to double size of town

Monday, January 7th at 7pm, New Market held a public hearing, over 50 people turned out to learn more about the annexation plans.  The mayor and council made no presentation for the crowd, and told people to submit their questions in writing.  Read about the hearing in the Frederick Newspost:   Dozens turn out for New […]

10-24-12 Public Hearing with Planning Commission: Jefferson Tech 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 […]

9/6/12 Final Public Hearing on Keller Farm Development

Thursday, September 6, 2012 7:00pm City Hall Mayor McClement and the Board of Aldermen (O’Connor, Russell, Young, Krimm and Aloi) will meet to hear citizens speak about the Keller Farm Annexation and development. Read more about the annexation proposal. Read citizen opposition. Agenda for Public Meeting, including the staff report

Gazette: Keller property annexation in Frederick postponed to July 9 (Public Hearing @ 6pm, City Hall)

Published: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Keller property annexation in Frederick postponed to July 9 by Sherry Greenfield Staff Writer People living near the Keller property in Frederick will have another chance to tell city planners why they don’t want 750 to 850 homes built there. The City of Frederick Planning Commission tabled a decision on the […]

Citizens speak out at public hearing on 302 acre Keller Farm annexation for 800+ homes

Read about the development proposal. Read the letter to the Frederick County Planning Commissioners signed by 75 citizens. Read comments submitted by FoFC on historical lack of representation of citizen interests by city officials. . Discussion on the Keller Farm development was tabled until the July 9th Planning Commission meeting. Prepare to ask questions. What will be the […]

Sign citizen letter expressing your concern with Keller Farm development

Click here to read background information on the Keller Farm annexation and development plans. CITIZENS FOR RESPONSIBLE GROWTH ALONG YELLOW SPRINGS ROAD [Letter to Frederick City elected officials] To whom it may concern: As residents living in the vicinity of the Keller Farm, we are writing to express our concern with the annexation and development plans […]