About the Author

Matt has lived in Urbana since 2008. He first became engaged in county politics in 2013 over concern about the environmental and financial impacts of the incinerator. He is a registered Republican and fiscal conservative. As a member of RALE, he actively opposed the unbridled development pursued by the Blaine Young BOCC in south-east Frederick County. He strongly feel that roads, schools and other infrastructure are inadequate to handle the pipeline of approved homes, which he believes conflict with the objectives of the 2010 comprehensive plan. More recently, Matt became the president of RALE. He was born and raised in Montgomery county, but has deep family roots in Frederick County, going back to his great grandparents who lived in Emmitsburg and Thurmont. He's a retired CPA and currently works as "Mr. Mom" for his family.

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Letter about the Monocacy River Plan to elected officials in Frederick and Carroll counties

I sent the following email on Friday, February 15th, to the Frederick County Executive and County Council, and to the County Commissioners of Carroll County. Dear Council Members and Commissioners: The turf … [Read more...]

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For our sake, it’s time to stop treating soil like dirt!

What is the difference between soil and dirt? Essentially, all soil is primarily composed of three substrates (or a combination of them) which are clay, sand and silt. These come from decomposed rock and minerals … [Read more...]

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Citizen to Council member Chmelik: Advocate for critical new school in your district

EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, the Frederick County Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on the 2015 Superintendent's Recommended Educational Facilities Master Plan. This is an annual update of a ten year plan -- … [Read more...]

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Councilman Chmelik on wrong side of Monrovia development debate

I want to thank District 2 County Council representative Tony Chmelik for graciously hosting two recent town hall meetings with his constituents. Both meetings were well attended and, as expected, the primary concern … [Read more...]

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Chmelik out on a limb with his Monrovia Town Center advocacy!

District 2 County Council representative Tony Chmelik gave a long-winded and largely off-topic presentation at last Tuesday’s council hearing concerning the infamous FACT letter. Despite reading into the record the … [Read more...]

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Letter from Matt Seubert to the County Council regarding the Monrovia Town Center

EDITORS NOTE: Matt wrote this letter to the county council members before the council meeting on Tuesday, June 16th, at which it was expected that the council would decide what action to take "in connection with the … [Read more...]

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Truth takes a back seat in ongoing incinerator saga

Last week Carroll County paid $1,000,000.00 to exit as Frederick's partner in the 1,500 tons-per-day regional trash and tire incinerator planned for location at the McKinney Industrial Center south of Frederick City. The … [Read more...]