Public Notices

TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT
PUBLIC NOTICE

 

            The PLANNING COMMISSION will hold a regular meeting on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit, MD on the following items:

            FILE 17-2021 - APPLICANT: Bohler Engineering and MRP Bainbridge I LLC   PROPERTY: Bainbridge Naval Property - 430-acres; LOCATION: Jacob Tome Highway, Port Deposit; TAX MAP: 29; PARCEL: 648; ZONE: Business & Industrial; FOR: Final Site Plan for development of approximately 430-acres to include four (4) industrial buildings and associated roadways, site access, and site amenities including parking, utilities, landscaping and stormwater management.

FILE 18-2021 - APPLICANT: Bohler Engineering and MRP Bainbridge I LLC   PROPERTY: Bainbridge Naval Property - 430-acres; LOCATION: Jacob Tome Highway, Port Deposit; TAX MAP: 29; PARCEL: 648; ZONE: Business & Industrial; FOR: Final Subdivision Plan for development of approximately 430-acres to include four (4) industrial buildings and associated roadways, site access, and site amenities including parking, utilities, landscaping and stormwater management.

Those wishing to participate via video conference on Thursday, August 26, 2021 may go to www.zoom.us at 7:00 p.m. and enter meeting ID: 999 4724 8478, or via audio by calling (301) 715-8592 and follow the prompts to enter the meeting ID listed above.

            Individuals requiring auxiliary aids for effective communications during this public hearing should contact this office no later than August 16, 2021, Voice 410-378-2121 or TDD through Maryland Relay Services 1-800-735-2258.  Please contact Town Hall at 410.378.2121 or email Lacey Heath at lheath@portdeposit.org if you need assistance or have any questions.

 

By: Jeff Heck, Planning Commission Chair

 

Publish Cecil Whig: 08/06/2021

 

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
ORDINANCE 2021-05
ZONING CODE AMENDMENT, ARTICLE IX, PART IV, SECTION 129

 

            The Mayor and Council of the Town of Port Deposit will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit, MD for an amendment to the Port Deposit Zoning Code, Article IX, Part IV, Section 129 to revise the Critical Area District Overlay Map. The proposed Ordinance would revise the Official Critical Area District Overlay Map for the Town of Port Deposit that delineates the extent of a 1000 feet (1000’) from the edge of tidal waters and tidal wetlands inward as the Critical Area boundary.  A copy of Ordinance is available on the Town website at: www. portdeposit.org , or at Town Hall.  The public is invited to participate in the hearing and ask questions.   
          

Those wishing to participate in the meeting via video conference may go to www.zoom.us at 7:00 p.m. and enter meeting ID: 972 5019 8049, or via audio by calling (301) 715-8592 and follow the prompts to enter the meeting ID listed above. Please contact Town Hall at 410.378.2121 or email Lacey Heath at lheath@portdeposit.org if you need assistance or have any questions.

 

BY:       Mayor Robert Kuhs

Individuals requiring auxiliary aids for effective communications during this public hearing should contact this office no later than August 9, 2021, Voice 410-378-2121 or TDD through Maryland Relay Services 1-800-735-2258.

 

Published in Cecil Whig:  August 4, 2021

 

 

 

 

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PUBLISH CECIL WHIG: Friday, July 9, 2021

AFFIDAVIT OF PUBLICATION REQUIRED

 

 

TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

CHARTER AMENDMENT RESOLUTION 04-2021 (Amending Charter Section 309.d.)

AND CHARTER AMENDMENT RESOLUTION 05-2021

(Amending Charter Section 719)

 

The Mayor and Council (the “Council”) of The Town of Port Deposit (the “Town”) will hold public hearings on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 beginning at 7:15 p.m. in Town Hall, 64 S. Main Street, Port Deposit, MD concerning two separate Charter Amendment Resolutions providing for amendments to the Charter of the Town (the “Charter”). 

 

Charter Amendment Resolution 04-2021 (“CAR 04-2021”) amends Charter Article III, Section 309.d in order to clarify that a fair summary of an ordinance must be published in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town in the 20 calendar days following the ordinance’s passage; provides for compliance with certain provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland relating to Charter amendments; provides that the title of CAR 04-2021 constitutes a fair summary of such Charter amendment; and generally relates to such Charter amendment.

 

Charter Amendment Resolution05-2021 (“CAR 05-2021”) repeals and re-enacts, with amendments, Charter Article VII, Section 719 in order to: authorize the Town to borrow money for any proper public purpose by the issuance and sale of its general obligation bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness; specify certain matters that the Council shall determine or provide for ordinance and other matters that the Council may determine or provide for by resolution concerning general obligation debt of the Town; permit the Council to delegate authority to Town official(s) to determine certain matters regarding general obligation debt; provide that general obligation debt may be sold by public or private sale; authorize or provide for the methods by which general obligation debt may be bid for when sold by solicitation of competitive bids at public sale;  provide for the manner in which any notice of sale or summary thereof may be published or disseminated by methods other than publication; and provide for the manner of giving notices of redemption or put; provides that the powers set forth in Charter Section 719 are additional and supplemental to any other general obligation borrowing authority applicable to the Town; provides for compliance with certain provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland relating to Charter amendments; provides that the title of CAR 05-2021 constitutes a fair summary of such Charter amendment; and generally relates to such Charter amendment.

 

CAR 04-2021 and CAR 05-2021 are expected to be introduced at the August 3, 2021 Council meeting. Copies of CAR 04-2021 and CAR 05-2021 will be available on the Town website prior to the August 3, 2021 Council meeting at www.portdeposit.org (click on “Government” and then on “Resolutions”), or at Town Hall.  The public is invited to ask questions and to give testimony during the public hearings.

 

Those wishing to participate in either or both public hearings via (1) video conference may do so through www.zoom.us and by entering meeting ID: 957 2471 9099, or (2) audio may do so by calling 301-715-8592 and following the prompts to enter the meeting ID listed in (1) above.  Please contact Town Hall at 410-378-2121 or email Vicky Rinkerman at vrinkerman@portdeposit.org if you need assistance or have any questions.

 

The public hearing on CAR04-2021will begin at 7:15 p.m. and the public hearing on CAR 05-2021will begin at the later of (1) 7:20 p.m. and (2) the conclusion of the public hearing on CAR 04-2021.

 

The Council is expected to consider CAR 04-2021 and CAR 05-2021 for passage, either in the formats as introduced or as amended, at the August 17, 2021 Council meeting or a subsequent Council meeting.

 

Individuals requiring auxiliary aids for effective communications during the public hearings should contact Town Hall no later than July 27, 2021, 410-378-2121 or TDD through Maryland Relay Services 1-800-735-2258.

 

BY:  Mayor Robert Kuhs

 

 

 

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TOWN OF PORT DEPOSIT

PUBLIC NOTICE

Combined Notice to Public of Finding of No Significant Impact and

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

 

Date: May 5, 2021

Town of Port Deposit

64 S. Main Street

Port Deposit, MD 21904

410-378-2121

 

The purpose of this Notice is to satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be taken by the Town of Port Deposit.

 

On or about May 21, 2021 the above named Town of Port Deposit will request that the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development release funds under the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program to be used for the following project:

 

Project Title: Granite Avenue and Race Street Drainage Improvement Project

Purpose of Project: New drainage improvement project on Granite Avenue and Race Street will install new curbs, drain culverts, and pipes to divert water runoff from flooding, eroding, and damaging properties and reduce debris, contaminants and sediment from flowing into two perennial streams in the project area.

Location: Granite Avenue and Race Street

Total Project Cost: $1,647,000 – USDA Grant $602,000; USDA Loan $245,000; CDBG $800,000

 

Finding of No Significant Impact

Notice is hereby given that the above named municipality has prepared an Environmental Review Record on the project(s) described in this Notice and has determined that said project(s) will have no significant impact on the human environment.  Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required and no further environmental review of the project is proposed prior to requesting the Release of Funds.

 

The Finding of No Significant Impact is based on the following: Notification of the project was sent to the required Federal, State and Local agencies and the Town received no notification of findings of significant impact.

 

The Environmental Review Record which documents the Environmental Review of these project(s) is available for public examination at the Town of Port Deposit offices during normal businesses hours.

 

Public Comments on Finding

All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments regarding the environmental impacts of the described project(s) to the offices of the Town of Port Deposit and to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.  All such comments must be received no later than May 21, 2021. All comments will be considered and the Town of Port Deposit will not request the release of funds nor take any action on the project(s) prior to this date.

 

                                           REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

The Town of Port Deposit will undertake the project(s) described above with Maryland Community Development Block Grant Funds.  This Notice also certifies that Robert Kuhs, serving in the official capacity of Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews decision-making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the Town of Port Deposit may use the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Funds and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

 

                                         OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

Objections to the release of funds will be accepted by the Department of Housing and Community Development only if one or more of the following apply: (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the Certifying Officer; or (b) that the  Town of Port Deposit has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; or (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by this part before Release of Funds and approval of the environmental certification by DHCD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  All interested agencies, groups and persons disagreeing with this decision are invited to submit written comments to the Town of Port Deposit and to the CDBG Environmental Officer, MD Department of Housing and Community Development, 7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, Maryland  20706.  All such comments must be received no later than June 6, 2021.

 

 

Publish in Cecil Whig: May 5, 2021

 

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