Notice is hereby given that the PLANNING COMMISSION FOR CHARLES COUNTY, MARYLAND will be considering an expansion of the existing Zekiah Watershed Rural Legacy Area to include the Cobb Neck region of the County. The existing Rural Legacy Area extends from the Prince George’s County border east of Waldorf to the Dentsville area and encompasses 30,000 acres. It includes an abundance of farms, wetlands, and historic sites as well as the state’s largest natural hardwood swamp forest. The proposed expansion will allow landowners in the Allen’s Fresh and Cobb Neck area to be eligible for Rural Legacy grant funds that can be used to preserve their properties through conservation easements.
The Planning Commission is hereby giving notice that a Public Hearing has been scheduled for August 19, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Government Building Conference Room (“Blue Room”), located in the County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland.
A map of the proposed boundary expansion can be found on the county website at https://www.charlescountymd.gov/sites/default/files/pgm/planning/rural_legacy_ proposed_area.pdf or as a layer on the County GIS Interactive Map.
For further information, contact Charles Rice with the Department of Planning and Growth Management by email at RiceC@CharlesCountyMD.gov or by phone at (301) 645-0651.
BY ORDER OF THE
CHARLES COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
Wayne Magoon, Chairman
Those citizens with special needs may contact Melissa Hively at voice phone number (301) 638-2409 or Maryland Relay Service TDD 1-800-735-2258.
In the event the notified meeting is canceled due to inclement weather or acts of nature beyond the control of the County, all items scheduled to be discussed or heard at the meeting will be rescheduled to September 9, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the County Commissioners Meeting Room.
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