The draft land-use map which encompasses all the changes made can be found on the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan website, www.freedomareaplan.org.
Changes were also made to the language used in the document’s vision statement, and commissioners added a section called “Priority Implementation Steps,” which identifies six specific steps to execute the plan.
The six steps were added by Howard and include: timely completion of the update to county zoning ordinance, the encouragement of an engaged community advisory group or organization, a review and update to public works agreements to ensure consistency with the plan, a comprehensive traffic study for the Freedom Area, an update the county water and sewer master plan, and the recommendation that at least one Freedom Area resident serves on the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Any citizen unable to attend a public comment session is encouraged to send comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Carroll County Commissioners, 225 N. Center Street, Westminster, MD, 21157.
After receiving comments at the public hearing, commissioners will vote to adopt the plan on or before Oct. 23.