Month: February 2020

Proposed change to benefit assessments could help break rural infrastructure logjam, PGM believes

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.

Hay bales

First Round of Rural Recommendations Move to Planning Commission

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

Zoning Map of Bryans Road, Maryland

Economic Assessment of Bryans Road Will Likely Impact WCD Recommendations

Charles County’s planning department is awaiting next month’s release of a report on economic conditions in Bryans Road to help it develop recommendations for the future of the Watershed Conservation District in western Charles County. The report, which is being prepared by the county’s Economic Development Department, will look at

Power Lines

Commissioners Hear Recommendations for Rural Broadband

Charles County should consider partnering with Chestertown-based ThinkBig Networks to provide broadband internet service to the approximately 2,300 homes and businesses in and around Nanjemoy and Cobb Neck that are not currently being served by either Verizon or Comcast, the Board of Charles County Commissioners heard last week. Joanne Hovis,