Westminster, MD, Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – The Carroll County Board of Commissioners will host two Public Hearings to receive citizen feedback on proposed zoning code amendments for the Carroll County Comprehensive Rezoning regarding the Agricultural and Conservation districts on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

In order to accommodate more citizens and provide flexibility in scheduling, two Public Hearings are offered on Thursday, September 22nd.Interested parties are invited to speak at one of the hearings or send written comments.  Written comments can be submitted through www.carrollrezoning.org.

The daytime hearing will be held in person at 9:00 am in Room 311 (Commissioners’ Hearing Room) of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center Street, Westminster.

The second hearing will be held virtually beginning at 7:00pm. The virtual hearing can be watched via the county’s meeting portal (http://carrollcountymd.iqm2.com/Citizens/Default.aspx) and YouTube Channel.  Those wishing to testify at the virtual public hearing can sign-up at www.carrollrezoning.org .   

The dates and times for the Public Hearing will be advertised in the Carroll County Times, through the county’s Carroll Connect digital delivery system and the county social media channels.

The proposed amendments may be reviewed, and copies obtained, at the Department of Planning, Carroll County Office Building, 225 North Center Street, Room 106, Westminster, Maryland, 21157, during normal business hours.  The proposed amendments are also

available on the county website, www.carrollcountymd.gov as well as the Department of Planning’s website, www.carrollrezoning.org.

Any citizen unable to attend the Public Hearings is encouraged to send written comments to the Department of Planning, 225 North Center Street, Room 106, Westminster, Maryland, 21157 or ccplanning@carrollcountymd.gov and will be considered if received within 10 calendar days after the close of the hearing.  Questions should be addressed to the Department of Planning at ccplanning@carrollcountymd.gov or 410-386-5145.

Following the public hearing, the record will be left open for 10 days for further comments. After the 10 days, the commissioners will schedule a discussion to review comments and vote on the adoption of the new text. 

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