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☷ Charles County Maryland - Public Hearing Draft 2022 Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan 20 May 2022
Charles County , state Maryland ( By Press Release office)
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Charles County’s Draft 2022 Land Preservation , Parks and Recreation Plan
The Charles County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday , June 8 , at 6:00 p . m . , in a hybrid format , both virtually and in person at the Charles County Government Building , 200 Baltimore Street , La Plata , Maryland , to consider the proposed 2022 Land Preservation Parks and Recreation Plan ( LPPRP ) . The LPPRP is a comprehensive planning document that is used by the Maryland counties and Baltimore City as an opportunity to collect and evaluate parks , recreation , and land preservation data . These plans are meant to identify the rates of public participation in specific types of recreation and the availability of those facilities . There is special emphasis placed on the proximity of park facilities to where people live and especially to underserved communities . Natural Resources Article § 5 - 905 ( b ) ( 2 ) requires that each county and Baltimore City submit a Land Preservation , Parks , and Recreation Plan every five years to the Departments of Natural Resources and Planning for joint approval . This is a prerequisite for county participation in Program Open Space . Per statute [ ( § 5 - 905 ( b ) ( 2 ) ] , the Department of Natural Resources shall provide the legislators the opportunity to review and comment on the Plans .
Individuals or representatives of groups wishing to make oral or written comments are encouraged to attend the hearing .
In - person:
Speaker sign - up will begin 30 minutes ( 1/2 hour ) prior to the hearing at the Charles County Government Building ( 200 Baltimore Street , La Plata ) and will end at the commencement of the hearing .
Call 301 - 885 - 2779 between 8 a . m . to 4 p . m . on June 8 to register to speak . Once registered , citizens will be called between 6 p . m . and 9 p . m . after in - person speakers testify . If you are not available to speak when you are called , we have the right to move on to the next caller . Each speaker will be allotted three ( 3 ) minutes .
Written comments may be submitted in lieu of oral testimony , or to expand upon oral testimony , and will be accepted May 20 starting at 8 a . m . through June 8 , 5 p . m . for:
E - Comment
https://www . charlescountymd . gov/government/public - comments/land - preservation - parks - and - recreation - plan
: call 301 - 645 - 0652
Commissioners of Charles County , 200 Baltimore Street , La Plata , Maryland 20646 .
Comments sent by mail must be received no later than June 8 of public hearing
Those citizens with special needs may contact the Department of Recreation , Parks and Tourism at voice phone number 301 - 932 - 3470 or Maryland Relay Service TDD 1 - 800 - 735 - 2258 .
The associated documents for this item will be available for inspection in the Department of Recreation , Parks and Tourism , Charles County Government Building , La Plata , Maryland or online at:
https://go . boarddocs . com/md/chrlsco/Board . nsf/files/CDXS4W70CDA4/$file/Charles%20County%20LPPRP%202022%20Public%20DRAFT%204_29_22 . pdf
. For more information , please contact the Department of Recreation , Parks and Tourism at 301 - 932 - 3470 .
BY ORDER OF THE CHARLES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Reuben B . Collins , II . , Esq . , President
In the event the notified meeting is canceled due to inclement weather or acts of nature beyond the control of the County , all items scheduled to be discussed or heard at the meeting will be rescheduled to a later date at 6:00pm in the County Commissioners Meeting Room .
Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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