Frederick lawmaker’s bill would limit challenges to developer pacts

Subtitle: Opponents couldn’t take cases to appeals board under Clagett’s proposal
Source: Gazette
Author: Sherry Greenfield
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Date Published: 02/05/2013

A state delegate wants to make it more difficult to undo binding agreements between developers and the Frederick Board of County Commissioners to build hundreds of new homes and businesses. Del. Galen R. Clagett (D-Dist. 3A) of Frederick has introduced a bill in the Maryland General Assembly that would prevent opponents from asking the five-member Frederick County Board of Appeals to overturn what are known as a Developers Rights and Responsibilities Agreements, signed between the commissioners and a builder.