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Mount Airy Planning/Zoning Process

Position Statement:

CAMO believes the Town Council should implement a new ordinance to bring a

commonsense approach to change the zoning process and “put the horse before

the cart.” Proposed development projects should coordinate with the Town for an early assessment of a project's ability to meet the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) and Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) recommendation for water availability, and other key adequacy requirements, before proceeding beyond a pre-concept plan. The current process is a financial burden to the town and developers because officials and

staff proceed with the planning process and make decisions on pre-concept plans

prior to being fully informed about water availability and other public facilities adequacy including schools, traffic, and emergency services.

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