Washington County Evaluating Revised Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

Washington County’s Commissioners will host a public hearing next week, to receive input on its pending proposal to update its adequate public facilities ordinance. From coverage in the Herald-Mail:

The proposed changes include creating a formula to determine monetary contributions when schools exceed student capacity thresholds currently specified in the ordinance, but do not exceed 120 percent of the state-rated capacity, according to a county news release.

The five-member Washington County Board of Commissioners came to an informal consensus on the ordinance update during their July 16 meeting.

The update would establish a standardized formula to determine monetary contributions from developers when additional students are expected to be generated by new development.

The county’s current ordinance does not include such a formula for school-mitigation costs.

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Read the county’s news release online.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties