County Council Recap from GAN Newsletter
COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING-March 18, 2019
County Council meets twice a month on Mondays, except in budget season when they meet more frequently. The regular Mondays are the first and third Monday of the month unless the Monday is a holiday.
March 18, 2019
The Adequate Public Facilities Bill has been withdrawn so a more comprehensive bill can be presented. There is still not a consensus on the Cannabis bill and the bill was amended and will be heard again on April 1.
The bill to settle the issue of ADDING lots to critical area that are not contiguous or in critical area was passed by a vote of 7 to 0!!. This closes the large loophole the Developer tried to use in South County to get more waterfront lots at Turtle Run than were allowed under Critical Area Law. The Critical Area Commission called a halt to development in the critical area until this loophole was closed.
NEXT MEETING OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL-April 1, 7PM
To expand Farm Breweries to RLD and R-1 land.
Bill No. 14-19 will have a public hearing on April 1. This bill would allow Farm Breweries not just in RA zoned land, but also in RLD and R-1.
There are a number of conditions on these breweries and to qualify for this use anywhere-the brewery must be located on a farm of at least 10 acres. This may be a business that wants to locate in RLD or R-1, but the bill, if passed, will have a county-wide [effect?—DN]
Cannabis bill will be back as well.
To read the bills go to Council website
County Council Work Session
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 9AM County Council Chambers