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NOTICES

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CAROLINE COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

Notice is hereby given that the Caroline County Board of Zoning Appeals held a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Health & Public Services Building, 1st Floor, Room 111, 403 S. 7th Street, Denton, relative to the following application:

Application No. 201400002: A request by East Coast Shoring, Inc. for a Special Use Exception in accordance with Article XVI, Section 175-13 (Attachment 3:2) and Section 175-45 of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance to permit a residential trucking and/or service business. Said property is located at 8736 Harmony Road, south of Denton and is further described as Tax Map 37, Grid 4, Parcel 30. Approved with conditions.

Bryan A Saathoff, Chairman Board of Zoning Appeals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CAROLINE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Notice is hereby given that the Caroline County Planning Commission held a PUBLIC HEARING on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Health and Public Service Building, Room 111, 403 S. Seventh Street, Denton, relative to the following:

Amendment - Chapter 175 Zoning of the Code of Public Local Laws of Caroline County, MD To repeal and reenact with amendments Chapter 175 - Zoning of the Code of Public Local Laws of Caroline County, Maryland to provide regulations for solar power plants; to provide for additional definitions and provisions; provide for the revision of certain definitions and provisions; to eliminate townhouse criteria; to eliminate the R3 – Multiple Family Residential zoning district and the HC – Highway Commercial zoning district; to provide for certain criteria regarding site plans; and to provide for revised tables and attachments including the Table of Use Regulations, Table of Parking Regulations and Table of Permitted and Regulated Signs.

John Schmidt, Chairman

Caroline County Planning Commission

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CAROLINE COUNTY BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Article 2B, Maryland Code of Public General Laws, the Caroline County Board of License Commissioners held a Public Hearing on:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014 Beginning at 9:30 AM at the Health and Public Services Building, 1st Floor, Room 111, 403 South 7th Street, Denton, Maryland, relative to the following application:

Application No. N140402: A request by RODNEY F. SHELDON, SR. and JAY E. SHELDON, trading as SHELDON’S 313, INC. located at 11568 Greensboro Road, Greensboro, Maryland for a NEW CLASS D - BEER, WINE & LIQUOR (TAVERN), 7-DAY ON PREMISE SALES and a CLASS D - BEER (RETAIL), 6-DAY ON/OFF PREMISE SALES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE LICENSE.

Board of License Commissioners Carol H. Webster, Chair Tel: 410-479-8100

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CAROLINE COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

Notice is hereby given that the Caroline County Board of Zoning Appeals held a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Health & Public Services Building, 1st Floor, Room 111, 403 S. 7th Street, Denton, relative to the following applications:

Application No. 201300015: An Appeal by Dennis & Lynn Trice in accordance with Section §175-161 of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance of the approval on July 31, 2013 by the Zoning Administrator of a lot line revision for parcels owned by Larry (Sr.) and Barbara Nichols and Larry (Jr.) and Lynn Nichols. Said properties are located at 5875 and 5879 Harmony Road, southeast of Harmony and are further described as Tax Map 47, Grid 12, Parcels 9 & 175. The Appeal was upheld.

Bryan A Saathoff, Chairman Board of Zoning Appeals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CAROLINE COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

Notice is hereby given that the Caroline County Board of Zoning Appeals held a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Health & Public Services Building, 1st Floor, Room 111, 403 S. 7th Street, Denton, relative to the following application:

Application No. 201401001: A request by George Wesley Jr. & Robin M. Ervin for a Special Use Exception and Variance in accordance with Sections §175-153.A and §175-33.B(1) and (2) of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance to operate a vehicle repair business as a Cottage Industry on a property less than five acres, in a 3500 square foot proposed building. Said property is located at 14380 Drapers Mill Road, northeast of Greensboro in Choptank Pines subdivision and is further described as Tax Map 15, Grid 8, Parcel 87, Lot 4. Approved with conditions.

Bryan A Saathoff, Chairman Board of Zoning Appeals

Notice is hereby given that the Caroline County Board of Zoning Appeals held a PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Health & Public Services Building, 1st Floor, Room 111, 403 S. 7th Street, Denton, for reconsideration of the following application to comply with Circuit Court order No. 05-C-12-015408:

Application No. 201100006: An Appeal by Dennis & Lynn Trice in accordance with Section §175-84 of the Caroline County Zoning Ordinance of the approval on May 11, 2011 by the Zoning Administrator of a lot line revision for parcels owned by Larry (Sr.) and Barbara Nichols and Larry (Jr.) and Lynn Nichols. Said properties are located at 5875 and 5879 Harmony Road, east of Harmony-Preston Road and are further described as Tax Map 47, Grid 12, Parcels 9 & 175. The Appeal was upheld.

Bryan A. Saathoff, Chairman Board of Zoning Appeals

The EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) Program

The EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule (RRP) is a federal regulatory program aimed at protecting children against the hazards associated with disturbing Lead-based paint during renovation, repair and painting activities. This program calls for workers to be trained by an EPA Accredited Training Provider to use lead-safe work practices and requires companies to be EPA-certified and became effective April 22, 2010. The rule applies to renovations performed for compensation in pre-1978 residential housing and/or child-occupied facilities. Child occupied facilities are defined as any pre-1978 residential, commercial or public facility where children under the age of 6 are regularly present, (i.e. elementary schools, day care centers, pediatric hospital wards, etc). Under the rule there are other obligations which Certified Firms must perform. The rule also requires that consumers be given an EPA publication on lead-safe work practices, entitled "Renovate Right."

The rule covers any person who performs renovation for compensation, including: Construction and renovation contractors, Window replacement contractors, Electricians, Plumbers, Painters, and other specialty contractors, Property managers and their staff, Handymen and the rule also applies to Landlords who perform repairs themselves (rent is considered to be compensation). Homeowners doing work on their personal residence are not covered by the rule.

To learn about the RRP go to: www.epa.gov/getleadsafe.

Additional information on lead is also available at www.epa.gov/lead or from the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD.


New Code Change Effective January 1, 2012

On October 18, 2011 the County Commissioners of Caroline County, Maryland adopted by resolution #2011-019 the 2011 National Electrical Code (NEC) for Caroline County. All permits issued before the effective date of the resolution will be inspected using the 2008 National Electrical Code. The 2011 NEC addresses several topics of current interest including chapters covering Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Fuel Cell Systems, Electric Vehicle Charging Systems, and Small Wind Systems. If you have any questions regarding this code change please contact the Department of Planning & Codes at 410-479-8100.
New Electrical Code for 2012


Residential Fire Sprinkler Disclosure Form

On February 15, 2011 the Caroline County Commissioners adopted Legislative Bill #2010-4 which became effective April 2, 2011, requiring that all home builders offer consumers the option of having a fire sprinkler system installed in their new home. The law protects the consumer's right to accept or decline the builder's offer to install a fire sprinkler system, and applies to all stick-built and manufactured single family dwellings. Effective January 1, 2011, all modular, two-family and multi-family dwellings are required to have a fire sprinkler system installed in accordance with accordance with the State of Maryland Building Performance Standards.

To learn more read the full information sheet here.

Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps

FEMA is in the process of issuing Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for the State of Maryland. Caroline County is scheduled to have preliminary DFIRMs in August 2012; the target effective date for the DFIRMs is June 2013. The following link provides additional information about the DFIRM project for communities and homeowners: www.mdfloodmaps.net.

Attorney General's Office Initiates Guaranty Fund Collection

The General Assembly has established a Home Builder Guaranty Fund to protect consumers, similar to the fund operated by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission. The Guaranty Fund will be available to consumers who have contracted with a registered home builder and who suffer an "actual loss" due to incomplete construction, breach of warranty, failure to meet standards or guidelines, or failure to return a deposit. Claims against the Guaranty Fund will be limited to $50,000 per claimant and $300,000 per builder. The Guaranty Fund applies only to contracts entered into after January 1, 2009. The Guaranty Fund will be funded through a $50 fee to be paid with each application for a new home construction permit, which the permit office began collecting January 1, 2009. The Guaranty Fund fee is non refundable.

Flood Protection Information

The Department of Planning & Codes has prepared a document with information about Flood Protection


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