A public hearing was held today at 6:55 p.m. amending Article IX, Section 2.1 (Administrative Variances) of the Kent County Land Use Ordinance by adding a provision which would enable the zoning administrator to process buffer variances for replacement septic systems on lots created prior to December 1, 1985 which is the date of the Kent County Critical Area Program adoption.
County Commissioners, Ronald Fithian, William Pickrum, and William Short were in attendance as well as Susanne Hayman, County Administrator, Sondra Blackiston, Clerk and Jessica Elburn, Administrative Secretary.
Commissioner Fithian read the Notice of Public Hearing into the record.
Commissioner Fithian invited comments and questions from the audience.
Amy Moredock, Director, Planning, Housing, and Zoning, explained the administrative process and how the provision will streamline the process for a land owner. Edward Birkmire, Commissioner Representative, Planning Commission further explained the reduced time frame for the land owner with the new amendment.
No one else present requested to comment or ask any question.
Written comments will be accepted in the Commissionersí Office until Friday October 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
The hearing was taped for reference and on a motion by Commissioner Short and seconded by Commissioner Pickrum, the Commissioners unanimously agreed to adjourn the public hearing at 6:58 p.m.
Sondra M. Blackiston, Clerk
Ronald H. Fithian, President
The County Commissioners
Of Kent County, Maryland