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By Tony McMahon | Agent in 20601

Calvert's New Road Ordinance Moves Forward

By Marty Madden

The Calvert County Commissioners unanimously approved moving an updated road ordinance closer to completion. The updated measure will raise construction standards, which in turn will result in a smoother ride for users. The board’s vote came at the conclusion of a public hearing conducted Tuesday, Feb. 28. No public comment was rendered during the hearing, which included a presentation by Department of Public Works Deputy Director of Engineering P. Rai Sharma. The record will remain open for 10 days. After the record closes, Department of Public Works staff will present a resolution for approval. The revised ordinance would take effect July 1 and all residential, institutional and commercial development with preliminary plat approval from the Calvert County Planning Commission prior to the effective date will be grandfathered.

“The department believes that the revised ordinance will be another step towards improving customer service, which is one of the goals of this department, and to standardize the construction practices throughout the county,” Sharma stated in a memo to the commissioners.

Calvert’s first road ordinance was adopted in 1970 and the current ordinance was adopted in 1997. Sharma reported that nearly four months prior to presenting the ordinance draft to the commissioners at a work session, the Department of Public Works conducted a public information meeting. “Input was solicited from the development community, consulting engineers and Planning and Zoning staff,” Sharma stated. “Positive and constructive feedback was received, which the department has tried to incorporate into the document.”  

Questions about the pending Calvert County Road Ordinance should be directed to the Department of Public Works at 410-535-2204.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

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