We have 2 days until Friday 10/26/2018, 4pm to send in comments on Chapter 3 (Land Use) of the Comprehensive Plan(The Plan). E-mail comments with “Comp Plan 2040” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Comp Plan is THE POLICY DOCUMENT for Calvert County. The Planning Commission (PC), the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and all departments use it to create the zoning ordinance, evaluate development projects and create town specific plans. Speak up now or forever hold your peace (until 10 years from now).
Chapter 3 Land Use begins on pg33 in this PDF of the Comp Plan and ends on pg58.
By 2040 Calvert will have at least 100,450 residents in 37,600 households. What will happen if Town Center borders are expanded, AND the density in them is increased, AND more Major Town Center are added AND the residential area around Town Centers also have increased density ? (Page 42, 3-10.)
What would your commute be like if Dunkirk becomes a Major Town Center(TC) like Prince Frederick? Could you get south over the bridge to work near PAX if both Lusby and Solomons are combined into one big Major TC?
How many more vehicles will be jamming up traffic? Can our roads accommodate those vehicles in an emergency? Can our volunteer firefighters & EMS keep up with their calls for service? If not, how much more would $$$ would we pay in taxes when our all volunteer unpaid fire and EMS crews become paid?
Join the Huntingtown Citizens Association (HCA) on Tuesday October 23rd from 7pm-8:30pm at the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Dept to hear how the 2040 Draft of the Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) will affect Huntingtown residents. We will bring the plan and local maps for an informal question and answer session. We’ve attended all the meetings, and will share what we have learned.. Please park in the rear of the HVFD building, enter near the picnic benches and go upstairs to the small meeting room at the end of the hall. View our Facebook page here and like to follow.
Plan to discuss things like possible expansion of the Huntingtown Town Center borders, developer funded water and sewer service, residential density increases, how changing Dunkirk from minor to Major Town Center will affect us, as well as any other concerns you might have. Can’t attend? Please share this with a neighbor or friend and ask the to come, especially those who might not be internet users.
Comments on Chapter 3 of the Comp Plan on Land Use are due this Friday October 26th to the Planning Commission by e-mail to email@example.com. (Please put “Comp Plan” in the subject line. ) You can find the entire draft here. Scroll to section 3-1 on page 33 for the start of Chapter 3 on Land Use.
This will be your LAST chance to share your thoughts and comments on the Plan, before a final version is made, sent out to local and state agencies for a 60 day review period and before a joint Planning Commission (PC) and Board of Count Commissioners (BOCC) hearing is scheduled. Though 2 minutes of comment per citizen are allowed at that meeting, at that point the document is all but finished and comments are likely ineffective.
This is tomorrow!! Meet & Greet of BOCC candidates begins at 6pm. The location is the County Fairgrounds at 140 Calvert Fair Dr, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678. This might be your last chance to meet candidates in person and hear their ideas for the preservation of rural lands in Calvert. Be a more educated voter on Nov 6th!
Please tell a friend or neighbor about this. Can’t attend? Click here for candidate responses to prelim questions.
Type in your exact address at vote411.org and find out which races you can vote in. Click on each candidate and find a bio and short answers to basic questions. Click the candidate you can to vote for and it will print out a sample ballot with your selections.
10/17: Planning Commission (PC) regular meeting review of Ch 7 Transportation (TRAFFIC) of the 2nd Draft of the Comprehensive Plan at Harriet E. Brown Community Center, 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. See citizen’s comments thus far at this link.
10/23: Huntingtown Citizens Association (HCA) meeting on Tuesday October 23rd 7-8:30pm at the Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Dept. Park in the rear, enter the building near the picnic benches and go upstairs to the small meeting room at the end of the hall. We will share info on how the Comprehensive Plan 2040 2nd draft might affect you as a Huntingtown Resident. View our Facebook page here and like to follow.