Category: Planning and Growth Management

Commissioners hear school seat policy arguments

Several Charles County Public Schools board members reiterated their concern that the school board had not been adequately consulted on a series of proposed changes to the way the county allocates school seats to new subdivisions during a public hearing Tuesday evening before the Board of Charles County Commissioners. “We

Agritourism bill being reconsidered for county’s 2021 legislative package

Over six months after Charles County’s agritourism bill was mysteriously withdrawn at the last minute by members of the county’s own delegation to the State House, the reasoning behind the surprise legislative prolicide may have finally come to light. As previously reported by TLR, the day before its first committee

Concerns over school seat allocations aired

Charles County Board of Education chair Virginia “Ginny” McGraw told the Board of Charles County Commissioners on Wednesday that the board was “very disappointed” by the commissioners’ decision to move ahead with proposed changes to school-related county ordinances without first seeking input from the school board. The school board raised

Charles County Assistant Chief of Planning Charles Rice listens to a question by a local resident during Wednesday's public information session on the the Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area. Photo by Paul Lagasse

Public gets first chance to ask about new rural legacy area

Charles County residents had their first opportunity earlier this week to offer feedback on a proposed land conservation region that, if approved, would fulfill one of the key preservation recommendations in the 2016 Comprehensive Plan. As previously reported in TLR, the Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area would encompass just over 40,000

County’s aging stormwater system faces climate change stresses

Although the Charles County government has been working aggressively in recent years to upgrade the county’s stormwater drainage network, its aging infrastructure is straining under the combined loads of increasingly severe weather and the construction of ever more acres of impervious surface. As the county commissioners consider legislation that would