Zoning/Planning and Maryland
The state Public Service Commission has scheduled a public hearing March 6 in McHenry on the proposed downsizing of a Garrett County wind-power project. ...John Bambacus, a former Republican state senator from Frostburg, also objected to the filing in an e-mail Monday to PSC Chairman Steven B. Larsen.
Unless the agency assigns it a new case number, Bambacus wrote, "the PSC will be engaging in a deceptive arrangement with this limited liability developer while also precluding the possibility of new interveners in this case, which would materially affect any decision made about it."
The Garrett County commissioners will hold a public hearing next Tuesday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. in their meeting room at the courthouse on a proposal to amend the Deep Creek Watershed Zoning Ordinance. ...Under the amendment, a new Article 12 would be added to the ordinance that would define and prohibit commercial wind turbine structures.