Calvert County League of Women Voters

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Fall Workshop

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia, MD

Voter Registration Day

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 AND
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
College of Southern Maryland
115 J.W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

County Comprehensive Plan & Zoning Ordinance Update
Workshops Scheduled in September

The Dept. of Community Planning & Building has scheduled 3 workshops as part of the Comprehensive Plan & ZO updating process. The workshops are "intended to create highly interactive opportunities for participants to hear from each other and for the comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance team to hear from our citizens in facilitated small group discussions. The workshops will be structured to allow broad discussion of focus topics and also to accommodate separate discussion of zoning issues."

Three workshops will be held, one each in the north, central and south areas of the county. One workshop will be held in the afternoon, and two will be held in the evening.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Dunkirk Volunteer Fire Department, 3170 West Ward Road, Dunkirk
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Solomons Volunteer Rescue & Fire Department, 13150 H.G. Trueman Road, Solomons
  • Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Calvert High School, 520 Fox Run Blvd., Prince Frederick

Doors will open 30 minutes before each meeting for an open house. Maps, graphs, and other information will be on display. Staff will be available to answer questions during the open houses and after each workshop.

 Click here for more details. While you're visiting the County's website, use the "Notify Me" button in the left-hand column to receive updates about any future meetings.

Prince Frederick Town Center Development

On July 26, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners approved Text Amendment 15-08a, which pertains to the New Town District (former middle school site and proposed Armory Square development).  The changes will allow:

  • an increased density from 14 to 24 units per acres;

  • an increase in the maximum height of buildings from 50' to 60';

  • a reduction of setbacks along all arterial roadway rights-of-way to the lesser of either 10 feet from the property line or 25' from the nearest travel-lane; and

  • increase the allowable square footage of big boxes to 150,000 square feet plus up to 45,000 square feet of outdoor sales area.

Immediately after approving these changes, a presentation was made to the County Commissioners by the Peterson Group, a nationwide development company who is in negotiations with the County and Bargo, LLC (owners of the Armory Square property) to enter into a Development Agreement to develop the properties.

According to the County Attorney's memo attached to the agenda, the next steps will be to: (1) order additional appraisals of the County-owned properties; (2) meet with Bargo and The Peterson Companies to discuss a Development Agreement that identifies compensation for the County-owned properties and addresses benefits for the community consistent with the 2013 Charrette and horizontal integration of retail and residential uses, public amenities and green spaces within a walkable development. 

Click here to view the video of the meeting. To view the agenda and attachments, click here.

The League...Live! Vice President Roberta Safer talks about the League on Comcast. Click here to view. 

Transparency of County Governance The League of Women Voters of Calvert County (LWVCC) has issued a report that assesses the effectiveness of the Calvert County government in engaging its citizens in important county decisions.Click here to access the report.

Observer Corps The Board of County Commissioners Observer Team is actively seeking volunteers.  The team is also soliciting ideas for guest speakers for 2016.  To suggest a speaker or find out  more about volunteering, please contact Sharron Bickel, 610-410-5840 or granbickel@verizon.net.  

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Upcoming events

05 Oct 2016 10:00 AM (EDT) • College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus
11 Oct 2016 8:30 AM (EDT) • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
18 Oct 2016 6:30 PM (EDT) • St. John's Vianney Family Life Center, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick

League of Women Voters of Calvert County, Maryland

Box 1510 | Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Phone: 410-586-2176 FAX: 301-812-1181
lwvcalvert.org | info@calvert.lwvmd.org

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