The Board of Charles County Commissioners voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a proposal to establish a land conservation region in western Charles County that would allow the county government to leverage state grants for preserving privately owned properties. The establishment of a Nanjemoy-Mattawoman Rural Legacy Area, which would encompass
UPDATE #2: It sounds like the agritourism bill may be dead this year after all due to the early adjournment. Sen. Arthur Ellis (D-Charles), the bill’s lead sponsor in the Senate, provided a statement to TLR on the bill’s status. “Unfortunately, because [the General Assembly will] shut down this Wednesday,
With the attention of the Board of Charles County Commissioners on Tuesday focused primarily on the surprise last-minute withdrawal of the House agritourism bill the day before its first hearing, a proposed code change went by relatively unnoticed that, if approved, could potentially have a comparable impact on rural development.
Recommendations for changes to Charles County’s zoning regulations that affect agricultural businesses will be brought before the county’s planning commission following a presentation before the Board of Charles County Commissioners last week. The seven recommendations were proposed by the county’s ad hoc Rural Planning and Zoning Task Force, which met