DEPARTMENT OF LAND & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF LAND & RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

ADMINISTRATION

ADMINISTRATION

Director - Land and Resource Management


Provides overall administrative, fiscal and guidance related to departmental functions.

Tom Devilbiss

tdevilbiss@carrollcountymd.gov

NDPES Compliance Specialist

Provides support to Carroll County and the incorporated municipalities regarding compliance with the NPDES and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits. Coordinates, manages, and implements Phase I and Phase II permit regulation requirements in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. 

Glenn Edwards

gedwards@carrollcountymd.gov

NDPES Compliance Specialist

Provides support to Carroll County and the incorporated municipalities regarding compliance with the NPDES and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits. Coordinates, manages, and implements Phase I and Phase II permit regulation requirements in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. 

Joanna Birch

jreznik@carrollcountymd.gov

Hydrogeologist

Oversees all activities and projects that involve or affect existing or future community water supply resources. Provides project leadership in watershed management, water resource development/protection issues. 

Zachary Neal 

zneal@carrollcountymd.gov

Special Projects Coordinator 

Coordinates development and implementation of the Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan as it applies to Carroll County, the Carroll County Water Resources Element, and other "big picture" water supply, wastewater, and water quality issues and plans. Facilities coordination and collaboration on other special planning and water resource projects involving multiple agencies and/or municipalities. Coordinates staff response to planning and environmental state and federal initiatives and legislation. 

Brenda J. M. Dinne 

bdinne@carrollcountymd.gov

GIS Manager

Prepares data, maps, and performs analyses for community comprehensive plans within the following Election Districts: #4 (Woolerys), #5 (Sykesville), #9 (Taylorsville), #13 (Mount Airy), and #14 (Barrett). Coordinates projects within the GIS Division. Maintains data and maps for Demographics data, Priority Funding Areas, and other special projects. Performs other duties as directed by the Director.

Sandra L. S. Baber

sbaber@carrollcountymd.gov

GIS Analyst III

 
Prepares data, maps, and performs analyses for community comprehensive plans within the following Election Districts: #1 (Taneytown), #2 (Uniontown), #3 (Silver Run), #10 (Middleburg), #11 (New Windsor), and #12 (Union Bridge). Updates and maintains the County's Buildable Land Inventory. Maintains data and maps for Agricultural Land Preservation, Rural Legacy, and other special projects. Performs other duties as directed by the Director.

Michael Roberts

mroberts@carrollcountymd.gov

GIS Analyst I 

Prepares data, maps, and performs analyses for community comprehensive plans within the following Election Districts: #6 (Manchester), #7 (Westminster), and #8 (Hampstead). Updates and maintains official Carroll County Zoning maps. Maintains data and maps for rezonings and annexations and other special projects. Performs other duties as directed by the Director.

Russell Stone

rstone@carrollcountymd.gov

Administrative Assistant

Assumes chief responsibility for coordinating the work assignments for the Director of the Department of Land & Resource Management; performs numerous administrative assignments to include support for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit compliance efforts. 

Bonnie L. Bevard 

bbevard@carrollcountymd.gov

AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM

AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM

Program Manager

Manages the four Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Programs which have to date preserved more than 73,000 acres countywide. Assists landowners who wish to retire the development potential of their land in perpetuity through a deed of conservation easement and assists landowners in choosing the program best for them. Works with the Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board to implement local and state policy and laws within the goals and objectives of the Carroll County Master Plan and of the Board of County Commissioners.

Deborah Bowers

carrollagpres@carrollcountymd.gov

Preservation Specialist

Assists program manager in determining eligibility of properties for preservation programs and in processing landowner applications through the settlement stage of the various Agricultural Land Preservation programs. Assists in all aspects of application review and presentation for approval. Prepares and submits land preservation projects for the Upper Patapsco and Little Pipe Creek Rural Legacy Areas under grant agreements with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Carries out inspections of preserved farms to assure good stewardship and conservation practices are in effect.

J. P. Smith, Jr. 

carrollagpres@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Technician

Provides secretarial support and services to the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board and program staff. Prepares agendas for Board meetings and prepares minutes and follow-up correspondence. Researches property deeds and tracks application procedures for each of the land preservation programs and maintains the GIS database for these programs.

Jackie Brathuhn

carrollagpres@carrollcountymd.gov

BUREAU OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

BUREAU OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

Bureau Chief 

This position manages and supervises the operations and work program of the Bureau, including oversight of development plan review and processing, testing for adequate public facilities, bonding and recordation. 

Clayton R. Black

cblack@carrollcountymd.gov

Engineering Review 

This position performs the technical review of the engineering design of roads, storm drains, and traffic studies for subdivisions and site plans, in accordance with the County's Road and Storm Drain Design Manual. 

Andrea Barko 

abarko@carrollcountymd.gov

Development Review Coordinator

This position performs technical reviews of subdivisions, site plans, and off-conveyances to ensure compliance with accepted design and planning practices, in accordance with State and local laws. This position also coordinates the development review process by acting as a project manager. 

Laura Matyas 

lmatyas@carrollcountymd.gov 

Development Review Coordinator 

This position performs technical reviews of subdivisions, site plans, and off-conveyances to ensure compliance with accepted design and planning practices, in accordance with State and local laws. This position also coordinates the development review process by acting as a project manager.  

Kierstin Eggerl

keggerl@carrollcountymd.gov

 

Development Review Coordinator 

This position performs technical reviews of subdivisions, site plans, and off-conveyances to ensure compliance with accepted design and planning practices, in accordance with State and local laws. This position also coordinates the development review process by acting as a project manager.  

David Becraft

dbecraft@carrollcountymd.gov

Legal Document & Surety Coordinator 

This position coordinates the processing of legal documents for site development and subdivision plans. The position also oversees the routing of site plan and record plat mylars. The position coordinates the establishment of bond amounts required for the Public Works Agreement and processes bond releases. 

 

 

Development Review Technician 

This position is responsible for entering data into the development tracking system, filing, scanning mylars and a variety of other tasks to support the technical review staff. 

Patricia Schaeffer

pschaeffer@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Technician

Serves as the secretary for the Chief of Bureau of Development Review, provides a variety of administrative, secretarial, clerical, and receptionist services. 

Cheri Thompson

cthompson@carrollcountymd.gov

BUREAU OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

BUREAU OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Bureau Chief 

Oversees all activities and projects related to resource management, which includes water resource management, forestry/landscaping, floodplain management, and stormwater management. In addition, oversees all activities and projects relating to the NPDES permit and those projects that involve or affect existing or future community groundwater supply sources. 

Gale J. Engles  

gengles@carrollcountymd.gov

Water Resource Supervisor 

Oversees the activities of our Water Resource Division related to water resources and watershed restoration projects. 

Byron Madigan 

bmadigan@carrollcountymd.gov

Water Resources Specialist (Water Resource Division) 

Oversees activities related to the protection and management of impacts to surface water resources in Carroll County. Oversees the monitoring program at Piney Run. 

Rob Flora-Nakoski 

rfloranakoski@carrollcountymd.gov 

Water Resources Specialist (Water Resource Division) 

Oversees activities related to the protection and management of impacts to surface water resources in Carroll County. Oversees the monitoring program at Piney Run

Tracy Eberhard

teberhard@carrollcountymd.gov

Water Resources Technician (Water Resource Division) 

Provides technical support to the division and the Towns. Responsible for updating and managing the GIS databases and provides the primary GIS support for division projects. 

Ashlee Harvey 

aharvey@carrollcountymd.gov

Watershed Management Coordinator

Coordinates and implements watershed assessment, restoration, and management practices for the Carroll County watershed management efforts in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. Assists in performing watershed assessment studies as needed.

Janet O'Meara

jomeara@carrollcountymd.gov

Stormwater Management Engineer 

Responsible for the review and approval of stormwater management. Provides in-house design for stormwater/storm drainage projects when needed. Also currently responsible for the review and approval of floodplain delineations and impacts related to development projects. 

Martin B. Covington, III, P.E. 

mcovington@carrollcountymd.gov

Stormwater Management Review Assistant 

Provides technical support and review for stormwater management related to development projects. Also provides staff support to Forestry review. 

Myron R. Frock 

mfrock@carrollcountymd.gov

Watershed Restoration Specialist 

Provides technical design for and oversees completion of improvement projects for the Carroll County watershed restoration efforts in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws and reviews development plans.

Chris Heyn

cheyn@carrollcountymd.gov

Forest Conservation Specialist

Manages the Forest Conservation Program and administers the Landscape Manual. Responsible for the review and approval of all forest conservation projects related to development projects. 

Jonathan Bowman

jbowman@carrollcountymd.gov

Floodplain Management Specialist

Coordinates the operations of the Carroll County Floodplain Management Program. Provides review and coordinates floodplain standards to new development in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. Maps and tracks, via database, floodplain protection measures within the County. Assists in performing watershed assessment studies as needed

Pat Varga 

pvarga@carrollcountymd.gov

Watershed Grants Technician

Provides information to assist in the identification and development of grant opportunities for the Department of Land & Resource Management relating to environmental restoration. 

Kelly Martin

krmartin@carrollcountymd.gov 

Office Technician

Provides lead secretarial services for the Bureau. Assists with operating and capital budget management. Manages equipment, supplies, and related inventories. Creates and updates databases and manages the scheduling of calendars. 

Kim Dubbert 

kdubbert@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Associate

Provides secretarial support and services to the Bureau staff. Responsible for receptionist duties, plan tracking, and forest database management.

Karen Miller

kmiller@carrollcountymd.gov

Chief Reviewer/Inspector 

Administers and coordinates grading, sediment control, landscape, forest conservation, and stormwater management inspections and enforcement programs in accordance with Carroll County's Ordinances and Federal, State, and local regulations. Oversees inspectors' work assignments, schedules, and workflow for residential and commercial/industrial sites, road and building construction, stream and wetland protection/restoration, and landscape/forestation projects as related to appropriate ordinances and programs including joint reviews/inspections. Also performs inspections.

Timothy Hare

thare@carrollcountymd.gov

Environmental Inspector/Grading Reviewers (4 Positions) 

Performs grading reviews, inspections, and enforcement, as well as sediment control, landscape, forest conservation, and stormwater management inspections and enforcement activities for residential and commercial/industrial sites, road and building construction, stream and wetland protection/restoration, and landscape/forestation projects in accordance with Carroll County Ordinances and Federal, State, and local regulations.

Teresa Fair

tfair@carrollcountymd.gov

Environmental Inspector/Grading Reviewers (4 Positions) 

Performs grading reviews, inspections, and enforcement, as well as sediment control, landscape, forest conservation, and stormwater management inspections and enforcement activities for residential and commercial/industrial sites, road and building construction, stream and wetland protection/restoration, and landscape/forestation projects in accordance with Carroll County Ordinances and Federal, State, and local regulations.

Rich Wolters

rwolters@carrollcountymd.gov

Environmental Inspector/Grading Reviewers (4 Positions) 

Performs grading reviews, inspections, and enforcement, as well as sediment control, landscape, forest conservation, and stormwater management inspections and enforcement activities for residential and commercial/industrial sites, road and building construction, stream and wetland protection/restoration, and landscape/forestation projects in accordance with Carroll County Ordinances and Federal, State, and local regulations.

Robin Zile

rzile@carrollcountymd.gov

Environmental Inspector/Grading Reviewers (4 Positions) 

Performs grading reviews, inspections, and enforcement, as well as sediment control, landscape, forest conservation, and stormwater management inspections and enforcement activities for residential and commercial/industrial sites, road and building construction, stream and wetland protection/restoration, and landscape/forestation projects in accordance with Carroll County Ordinances and Federal, State, and local regulations.

Charlie Goss

cgoss@carrollcountymd.gov

ZONING ADMINISTRATION

ZONING ADMINISTRATION

Zoning Administrator

Interprets and enforces the zoning ordinance. Conducts administrative and variance hearings to Chapter 158, Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 157, Landscape Enhancement or Development, and Chapter 155, Development and Subdivision of Land. Testifies for the court judicial system and Board of Zoning Appeals. Interacts with the public and other agencies to ensure the appropriate use of land. Oversees and manages the Office of Zoning Administration. Acts as Hearing Officer for the Department of Public Works appeals process, for their weed and trash abatement program. 

Jay Voight

jvoight@carrollcountymd.gov

Zoning Inspector

Interprets and enforces the zoning ordinance through field inspections while responding to complaints from the public. Prepares reports and testifies on violations for review by the Zoning Administrator, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the court judicial system. Interprets and answers questions from the public related to the zoning ordinance. Approves and ensures that building permits comply with the zoning ordinance. 

Scott Robinson

srobinson@carrollcountymd.gov

Zoning Inspector 

Conducts zoning investigations on complaints received from the public, in accordance with the Carroll County Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Technician prepares reports and testifies on violations to the court judicial system. Provides services to citizens by answering questions, providing information, making referrals to other agencies, and appropriately follows through with resolutions of complaints received from the public. Assures building permits comply with the requirements of the zoning ordinance. Performs numerous administrative assignments as delegated by the Zoning Administrator.

Anastasiya Yemelyanova

 ayemelyanova@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Technician

Interprets and enforces the zoning ordinance while dealing with the public in person or by phone. Assures that building permits comply with the requirements of the zoning ordinance. Coordinates, reviews, and processes all applications for Zoning Administration hearings. Provides service to customers by answering questions, providing information, and assuring appropriate follow through and/or resolution. Receives and initiates investigations for the Zoning Inspector. Assumes chief responsibility for coordinating the business calendar of the Zoning Administrator. Performs numerous administrative assignments delegated by the Zoning Administrator.