Planning Commission Minutes
Emmitsburg Town Office
Text Amendments to Code Section 17.36.20 Uses
Permitted in the Village Zone
Mr. Lucas presented a staff report
Commissioner Walbrecker inquired on the intent of a
reference to bakeries in the code. Mr. Lucas responded
that the intent was to allow a retail operation, not
industrial scale production.
Mr. Kapriva asked if the reference to wine and spirits
would also cover the sale of beer. Mr. Lucas said yes
this was also covered.
Mr. Briggs asked a follow up question on the reference
to bakeries. Mr. Lucas attempted to further clarify
the difference between an industrial and a retail
Mr. Gary Stouter commented that he agreed with the
details of Mr. Lucas presentation concerning liquor
licensing and did not oppose the text amendment to
paragraph (H) presented by staff.
Mr. Pat Boyle commented that he did not oppose the
proposed amendments. He did question how any chemicals
involved in print shop operation would be disposed.
Mr. Lucas responded that this was subject to county
inspection and regulation.
Ms. Lisa Elder, representing Chronicle Press, said
that she supported the update of the ordinance,
briefly reviewed the history of Chronicle Press in
Emmitsburg, and stated her opinions on her
interactions with another business owner in the
Village Zone, her interactions with the Town, and her
response to the previous speaker. At this point Mr.
Boyle rose to respond to Ms. Elder. Chairman Staiger
briefly intervened, requesting that all parties remain
non-confrontational and polite. After some brief
discussion, he then asked Ms. Elder to continue and to
make an effort to wrap up her comments.
Mr. Dave Runkle stated that he supported the proposed
MOTION by Commissioner Walbrecker to provide a
favorable recommendation to the Town Council on the
Staff=s proposed text amendments to Code Section
17.36.020 (see staff report for exact text). The
motion was seconded by Mr. Lind.
VOTE: Approved 4-0. Mr. Briggs abstained.