The County Council of Baltimore County will vote on several bills Monday, August 3. In order for a bill to pass there must a majority vote from the council members who represent each of the seven districts.

Bill 51-15, proposed by Councilwoman Cathy Bevins by request of the County Executive, would adopt the new Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Geodatabase map which would rezone the land to change the Chesapeake Bay's critical areas.

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Bill 52-15, proposed by Councilwoman Cathy Bevins by request of the County Executive, would strengthen the penalty for those who sell tobacco products to minors and clarify the law on distribution of tobacco products to minors.

Bill 53-15, proposed by council members Cathy Bevins and Tom Quirk, will redefine "Regional Outlet Shopping Center" to include commercial retail establishments so that these types of businesses would be permitted in accordance with zoning regulations.

Bill 54-15, proposed by Councilman Julian E. Jones Jr. would allow the Planned Unit Development to improve the community through monetary donations to nonprofit organizations as well as land and capital improvement to surrounding areas.

Bill 55-15, proposed by Councilwoman Cathy Bevins by request of the County Executive, would restrict Baltimore County's Economic Development Revenue Bond from exceeding $14,500,000. This money would be used to finance Loyola BlakeField, a private Jesuit school in Towson.

Bill 56-15, proposed by Councilman Julian E. Jones Jr. would allow residential development outside of the Urban Rural Demarcation Line in the Owings Mills area of the County.

Bill 57-15, proposed by Councilman Julian E. Jones Jr. would allow a portion of the Quarry Place property, at the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Nicodemus Road, to replace the current office building with a retail "village center." The proposal for a retail building, submitted by Beazer Homes Corp., is not consistent with the current zoning lines.

Bill 58-15, proposed by Councilman David Marks, and bills 59-15 and 60-15, proposed by Councilman Todd K. Crandell, would entitle three individuals of Baltimore County to become exempt from property taxes because they are disabled veterans. They would receive a refund from Baltimore County.

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