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Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan Adopted By Frederick County Planning Commission

The Sugarloaf Treasured Landscape Management Plan was adopted on Wednesday by the Frederick County Planning Commission.

While the vote to approve was not surprising, some members of the Livable Frederick Coalition say there were a lot of questions about the plan which remain unanswered. Hugh Gordon, Executive of the Frederick County Realtors Association, says one such question is the impact this plan will have on property values. He says that issue were brought up by a Commission member, but there was no answer. “If, in fact, they don’t remember that response, then they weren’t listening to the comments that were made during the hearing, I find that to be reprehensible, frankly,” he said.

Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Rick Weldon, agrees. “If, in fact, that inquiry was an honest attempt by a voting member of the Frederick County Planning Commission to answer a question as a predicate to a vote, why in the world take the vote if the question is not answered,” he said.

Weldon said the Planning Commission should have postponed the vote until that and other questions are answered.


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