(9/4) The Emmitsburg Comprehensive
Plan is nearly ready to go to the Emmitsburg Board of Commissioners for their
review and approval. The final plan will be the guiding document for the growth
and development of Emmitsburg for the next 20 years.
“Our board is 99.99 percent complete with
the plan,” said Larry Little, Emmitsburg Planning Commission chairman.
The commission will hold a public hearing
on its version of the plan on Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. At that time,
interested parties can speak on what they like or don’t like about the plan.
The draft plan can be reviewed at the town office or on the town’s Web site.
Little said the commission is glad that
the plan is nearly ready to go to the town commissioners.
“They’re glad it’s over,” he said. “It’s
been a long drawn-out process.”
The planning commission will take comments
from the public hearing and make any final adjustments to the plan by Sept. 29.
At that point, they hope to vote to approve the draft to be presented to the
“Depending on what they do with it, the
plan could come to us as early as our meeting on Oct. 6,” said Mayor James
He said the commissioners will need to
refamiliarize themselves with the plan, but he doesn’t expect any contentious
“I don’t foresee us taking an excessive
amount of time with it,” Hoover said. “I would hope we take the time necessary,
He said he would guess it would take four
or five meetings to work through everything and approve the plan. On this
schedule, the new plan could be in effect by the new year.
However, because this plan took so long to
approve, town officials will only be able to rest a couple years before
beginning work on the next update.
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