Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor and Council from among the residents of Town. The five members serve for five (5) staggered years. The current members are:

Joyce Morales,
Chairwoman
Term Expires: November 2017

Kathy Hemstock,
Commissioner
Term Expires: November 2018

Sam Johnston,
Commissioner
Term Expires: November 2021

Maurice Morton,
Commissioner
Term Expires: November 2020

Wayne Starkey,
Commissioner
Term Expires: November 2017

 

Meetings

The Planning Commission meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public as required by the Maryland Open Meetings Act.

Duties

The Planning Commission is responsible for providing the Comprehensive Plan to the Mayor and Council to ensure the development of public and private property, both within the Town limits and areas within one (1) mile outside of its boundaries. The Planning Commission is also responsible for the approval of all new sub-divisions and zoning amendments. As part of the requirements of Land Use Regulation of the Annotated Code for the State of Maryland, the Planning Commission must submit an Annual Report to the Mayor and Council and the Maryland Department of Planning.