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Posted on: May 3, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Hearing on Amended Bill No. 17-07 - Solar Facilities and Floating Zone


Re: Amended Bill No. 17-07 – Solar Facilities and Floating Zone

The County Council (“Council”) of Frederick County, Maryland, will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, to discuss amended Bill No. 17-07, which was amended by the County Council on Tuesday, May 2, 2017:

AN ACT to: Delete existing Code provisions related to solar collection systems and adopt new provisions defining three categories of solar energy systems, identifying in which Zoning districts the solar energy systems may be located as a permitted use, establishing a Commercial Solar Facility Floating Zone and certain other criteria.

Amendments include: clarification as to locating solar facilities in the Institutional Floating Zone District; screening for solar facilities in the Limited Industrial or General Industrial zoning districts; and exempting from this Bill solar facilities that already received a final Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Public Service Commission and a final signed site plan from the Frederick County Planning Commission.

Copies of the amended bill may be obtained from the Council’s Office, First Floor, Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701 (301-600-1135) or on the Frederick County Government’s website at

The Council may modify the amended bill in whole or in part before enactment.

Individuals will be given an opportunity to be heard at this public hearing. Comments will be limited to three (3) minutes per speaker.

Persons requiring special accommodations for this public hearing are requested to contact the County Council’s Office at 301-600-1135 (TTY: Use Maryland Relay) to make the necessary arrangements no later than three (3) business days prior to the hearing.

Frederick County, Maryland, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.



Bud Otis, President

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