The Planning Commission consists of 7 citizens appointed by the Co. Commissioners. Members are appointed for 4-yr staggered terms. The members are citizen planners chosen from all walks of life & typically do not have formal planning training. The Co. Commissioners are given authority to appoint a Planning Commission by Article 66B of the Annotated Code of MD. This Article also describes what role & responsibility the Commission has in regulating land use in the County. It specifies that the Planning Commission must develop & recommend for adoption, a Comprehensive Plan for the County. The Planning Commission is also charged with a large portion of its implementation, hearing rezoning requests, & approval authority for subdivision of property in the Co. Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Monday of every month. Meetings & agendas are advertised on the Counties Automated Response System, web site, and local newspaper. The meetings are held in the Co. Commissioners mtg rm in the Co. Govt. Bldg.
Any written comments during open record, following a public hearing, should be addressed to: PGM, Attn: Clerk to the Planning Commission, P.O. Box 2150, La Plata, MD 20646; or you may fax the written comments to 301-645-0682 or email Ms. Sheila Geisert at GeisertS@charlescountymd.gov.
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Prior to June 30, 2012: