Frederick County looking to fill two positions on the Planning Commission


The Frederick County Executive is soliciting letters of interest from individuals to fill two (2) seats on the seven member Frederick County Planning Commission (“Commission”). One person would be appointed to serve a term to begin April 1, 2015, and the other person would be appointed to serve a term to begin July 1, 2015.

The Commission functions as an advisory body to the County Council on many planning and zoning related issues, i.e. comprehensive plan, rezoning, text amendments, water and sewer planning, etc. The Commission has the authority to approve site plans, subdivision plats, Planned Development District Phase II plans, and adequate public facilities for new developments. The Commission generally meets two to three times a month, but may meet more often on special projects.

Persons must be residents and registered voters of Frederick County. To apply please send a letter of interest and a current resume by regular mail or e-mail (no facsimiles) to the attention of:

Mrs. Joyce M. Grossnickle
Office of the County Executive
Winchester Hall – 12 East Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Remember to include current contact information in the documentation submitted, i.e. home, work, and cell telephone numbers, home mailing address, and e-mail address.

The deadline date to apply for the Frederick County Planning Commission is 4 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015.

Frederick County Government does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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More about the Frederick County Planning Commission


winchesterhallfront260x1759:30 a.m.
2nd Wednesday of each month
As necessary on the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays

Winchester Hall
12 E. Church St.
1st Floor Hearing Room
Frederick, MD 21701

Meetings are televised live on Cable channel 19, FCG TV. Archived videos are also available on the FCG TV link.

Contact the Planning Commission

To submit comments to the Commission members, you may email FCPC members.

About the Commission

The Planning Commission was established in July 1955 and consists of 7 members appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council for 5-year terms. The Planning Commission has final authority in approving site plans, subdivision plats, modifications to the subdivision regulations, and determination for Adequate Public Facilities (APFO). The Commission also has an advisory and recommending role to the County Council on items such as text amendments, rezonings and comprehensive plans. Review the Planning Commission Rules of Procedures (PDF), adopted August 13, 2014.

Providing Public Testimony

The public may provide testimony for any item on an agenda. Individuals are allotted 3 minutes and recognized organizations 10 minutes for each agenda item. Written comments must be submitted to the Community Development Division at least 72-hours in advance of the Commission meeting in order to be considered by the Commission.

Recognized organizations must provide to the Community Development Division a copy of its bylaws which must be adopted 90 days prior to the commission meeting, and a formally executed resolution from their board of director authorizing that person(s) speaking on behalf of the organization for that matter.