Kent County Government - Planning, Housing, and Zoning

Planning Commission

What Does It Do?
The Planning Commission, appointed by the County Commissioners of Kent County, acts as a citizen board for all planning matters. It reviews and approves all major subdivisions and site plans. It makes recommendations to the Board of Zoning Appeals regarding variances and special exceptions. As set forth in Article 66B of the Annoted Code of Maryland, the Commission makes recommendations to the County Commissioners on zoning map and zoning text amendments. The Commission may also prepare ordinances and plans for review by the County Commissioners.

Prior to each meeting, the planning staff visits each site and prepares for the commission members a memo on each project which describes the project, the applicable law, applicable sections of the comprehensive plan, relevant issues and comments from the Technical Advisory Committee. It provides a recommendation to the commission on all projects.

Who Are Its Members?

Elizabeth H. Morris

Chairman

Randall Bellows

Member

Ed Birkmire

Member

William Crowding, II

Member

F. Joseph Hickman

Member

Kim Kohl

Member

William S. Sutton

Member

 

Members of the commission are appointed for five year terms. The chairman is elected by the members every March.

When and Where Does it Meet?
The Planning Commission meets the first Thursday of every month at 1:30 PM in the County Commissioner's Hearing Room at 400 High Street in Chestertown. The meetings are open to the public. The agendas for all meetings are available on the internet (click here) or from the Department of Planning and Zoning prior to the meeting.


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