Westminster, MD, Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – Last week, during Open Session, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted to move the proposed ordinance establishing a six month moratorium on the review and processing of applications and permitting of community solar facilities in the county’s Agricultural Zone to public hearing. The public hearing will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023, beginning at 6:00 PM in Room 003, Reagan Room, at the County Office Building, 225 N. Center Street in Westminster.

Interested parties are invited to speak at the public hearing or send written comments.

The proposed ordinance may be reviewed and copies obtained at the County Attorney’s Office, Carroll County Office Building, 225 North Center Street in Westminster during normal business hours.  The proposed ordinance is also available on the County Attorney’s website: https://www.carrollcountymd.gov/government/directory/county-attorney/ordinance-and-resolutions/.

Any citizen unable to attend the public hearing is encouraged to send written comments to the Carroll County Board of Commissioners at 225 North Center Street, Room 300, Westminster, Maryland, 21157 or email commissioners@carrollcountymd.gov.  All will be considered if received within 10 calendar days after the close of the hearing. 

Following the public hearing, the record will be left open for 10 days for further comments. After the 10 days, the commissioners will review all comments, then schedule a discussion and vote. 

Please check the Carroll County Government meeting calendar website or call the County Commissioners’ Office at 410-386-2043 for any updates.  The public hearing will be available for viewing on the county meeting portal. In addition, all meetings will be replayed on Comcast Channel 24.