Talbot County Officials Discuss Project Snags with Planning Secretary

Talbot County planners and engineers were able to discuss the snags and red tape issue areas of many of the county’s projects, turning to Planning Secretary David Craig for advice and help when he visited the county late last year.

According to The Star Democrat,

Talbot’s chief planning officer Mary Kay Verdery loaded the November tour with strategic stops where she needed the most advice and help from Secretary Craig.

The tour began with the proposed site of the new hospital just north of town, a project of keen public interest for over a decade, according to information released by the Talbot County Planning and Zoning office.

The history of that venture began before 2007, when the county council offered to buy 78 acres and donate it to what was then Shore Health System, according to the county.

Since then it has been an up and down project, with the hospital’s application for a Certificate of Need facing what the county hopes is only a temporary block in the offices of the Maryland Health Care Commission. The application has been under review since September 2012.

Other stops on the tour included Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Billy’s Point, the site of the new Savage nursery and landscaping company, and the Triple Creek Winery.

To read more about Talbot County’s planning projects and status, please visit The Star Democrat online.