Commission to discuss limiting the recording of lots

November 28, 1994|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Sun Staff Writer

Hampstead's Planning and Zoning Commission members expect to make a recommendation to the Town Council tonight on a proposal for an ordinance to restrict developers to recording 50 lots per year in each development.

Carroll County officials, who are in the process of adopting such an ordinance, have asked each municipality to adopt similar regulations to help county services keep pace with development.

When a developer records a lot, he informs the county that he would like to build on that lot.

In Hampstead, commission members will vote on the recommendation tonight after a public hearing at 7 p.m. at Town Hall on Carroll Street.

"We agreed to work with the county on this," said Arthur Moler, commission chairman. "We make a recommendation to the council and then the council has to act on it."

Mr. Moler said the town has scheduled half an hour for the hearing before the monthly Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

"That's normally what we allot," he said. "That doesn't mean it will go that long, or it might go a little longer. But I suspect this should be over within the half-hour."

During the meeting, commission members also expect to discuss the environmental elements of the town's comprehensive plan.

"Endangered species is just a part of it," Mr. Moler said. "It covers water, forestation, better protection of streams. Anything that has to do with environmental protection."

In addition, commission members will discuss the feasibility of rezoning the Roberts Field Business Center and make a recommendation to the Town Council.

At their Nov. 8 meeting, council members passed a resolution instructing the commission to examine the issue. The Town Council is expected to have a public hearing on the potential rezoning at its Dec. 13 meeting.

A similar proposal, introduced by commission member Dennis Wertz, was rejected on a 3-2 vote during the Oct. 24 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

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