Planning Commission

The Planning Commission works in conjunction with the local governing body to share the responsibility for directing future growth in the jurisdiction. The Board works with the community to craft a Comprehensive Plan that defines a vision for how the town will look and function in the future.  The Planning Commission is tasked with executing the Comprehensive Plan by creating and applying appropriate implementation tools (such as zoning and subdivision regulations) and implementing State planning initiatives.

The Planning Commission members review, evaluate and approve or disapprove plans for subdivision and site plans in accordance with the Town Zoning Ordinance and Subdivision Regulations.  They make recommendations on Ordinance amendments and annexations to the Mayor & Commissioners and make recommendations on special exceptions to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Click here for link to New Board Member Training through the Maryland Department of Planning.

Members (5-year term)

David Wiseman

Chair

February 2023

G. Edward Ginder

Vice Chair

January 2025

Richard Keane

Member

February 2023

Keith Thompson

Member

May 2021

William Muller

Member

February 2024

Art Blount

Member

February 2023