November 5, 1996
The Anne Arundel County Council declined last night to exempt churches from a controversial zoning bill that one council member said "pits Christian against Christian."North County Democrats George F. Bachman and James E. DeGrange sponsored an amendment that would have allowed a Baptist parish to proceed with plans to build a 110,000-square-foot complex in rural South County without submitting to additional public scrutiny.Under separate legislation being considered by the council, Riverdale Baptist Church would need permission from the county's administrative hearing officer before building a 1,500-seat sanctuary, recreation and learning center, basketball and racquetball courts and a 700-space parking lot on 41 acres in Davidsonville.
June 1, 1994
Anne Arundel County will schedule an evening hearing on the Washington Redskins' request for a special exception to build a football stadium, county officials said yesterday.Officials had said the hearing, now scheduled for 9 a.m. July 11 at Meade Senior High School, would meet only during regular business hours.But Administrative Hearing Officer Robert C. Wilcox has decided to hold one evening session so people who work during the day can testify, said Sharon Proctor, Mr. Wilcox's assistant.
March 20, 1995
People using Baltimore-Washington International Airport will have another parking option if a county administrative hearing officer approves a plan for a new 729-space lot on Camp Meade Road in Linthicum.The parking lot proposed by Flow Development Inc. of Lutherville would be on a wooded 6.89-acre parcel adjacent to the Park 'N' Go lot, which provides parking for BWI.A public hearing on the request is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. March 28 at Arundel Center in Annapolis before administrative hearing officer Robert C. Wilcox.
April 21, 1994
A county administrative hearing officer has granted Nextel Communications' request for a zoning variance and special exception to build a 102.5-foot cellular communications tower south of Andover Road in Linthicum.Columbia-based Nextel plans to lease 1.33 acres from BWI Partnership to build the tower and a small, unstaffed equipment building. A variance is required because zoning laws prohibit accessory structures higher than 25 feet.In the past few weeks, residents have expressed their opposition to the tower at several neighborhood association meetings.
September 23, 1993
Rubble landfill wins ruling from county appeals boardThe owner of a sand and gravel operation near Crofton can operate a rubble landfill on the 184-acre site, the county Board of Appeals has ruled.But the board attached several conditions, including a requirement that the owners of Cunningham Sand and Gravel erect a 30-foot high fence around the property, which is near Routes 3 and 424.The board also is requiring that the company build a berm to protect residents in the nearby Four Seasons development.
March 18, 1993
Salvage yard's permit revokedA Pasadena salvage yard has had its county permit revoked because an administrative hearing officer ruled last week that the owner has violated conditions of the permit.The county Office of Administrative Hearings awarded Thomas W. Redmond a special zoning exception on June 15, 1992, to operate an "automotive dismantling and recycling facility" at 8224 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.Robert C. Wilcox, administrative hearing officer, revoked that permit Mr. Redmond had not complied with eight conditions of the permit.