Board of County Commissioners Actions: Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Board of County Commissioners Actions
Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Mike Thompson, Director of Planning, brought RZ-07-006, Application for Text Amendment to the Washington County Zoning Ordinance before the Board for approval.
The applicant, the Board of County Commissioners of Washington County, Maryland, has requested amendments to the text of the Zoning Ordinance focusing on changes relating to rezoning procedures. A joint public hearing was held on September 17, 2007. The Planning Commission recommended adoption of the amendments. The proposed amendments include a significant change to information required to be submitted with an amendment application, providing an additional guideline for the conduct of public hearings, and changing the title of Section 27.3 "FINDINGS OF FACT" to "FACTORS TO BE CONSIDERED IN A REQUEST FOR A MAP AMENDMENT". Additional amendments are proposed for Section 27.6 APPLICATION FOR RECLASSIFICATION AND Section 27.7 SCALE DRAWING TO ACCOMPANY APPLICATIONS FOR MAP CHANGES. The measures were approved and applicable policies and procedures were adopted by unanimous vote.
County Buyer Rick Curry and Recycling Coordinator Harvey Hoch brought this request, to award the contract for Hauling of Scrap Tires for Recycling to the responsible, responsive low bidder, the Dirt Express Company of Glen Burnie, Maryland, based on estimated annual quantities at unit costs for the sum total cost of $23,025.00. The contract
is for one year, with the option by the County to renew for up to three additional consecutive one-year periods, to have begun on January 1, 2008. The County guarantees neither a minimum nor a maximum quantity of tires under this contract. This contract contributes to St. Lawrence Cement's tire derived fuel program. The measure was approved by unanimous vote.
Each week the Board of County Commissioners sets aside time to hear from citizens of Washington County on matters of importance to the community.
Tom Berry of Rohrersville commented on the Charter Home Rule Board, internet reporting of actions by that Board, and distancing the County government from That entity is a political action committee and is not affiliated with County Government, Berry said.