Frederick County Council President MC Keegan-Ayer, in consultation with legal counsel and the Administration, based on the continuing state of emergency in Maryland, announced that the Frederick County Council will once again postpone the public hearings on the two rezoning cases scheduled for Tuesday, April 14th, Cromwell PUD Rezoning (R-19-01) and Delauter/Hutzel MXD Rezoning (R-19-02).
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, and in accordance with the direction by the Governor banning large gatherings, Council President Keegan-Ayer has taken the precaution of postponing these highly visible and closely followed agenda items to some date in the future.
Council President Keegan-Ayer and the Council wish to have a fully open and transparent process for these rezoning cases. Members of the public are legally permitted to conduct cross-examination of both staff and the applicants in rezonings, and there is a great need to hold these proceedings when the public can both attend and fully participate in person.
Council President Keegan-Ayer reiterated that, “The safety of the residents of Frederick County is of the utmost importance at this time. We will re-schedule these items when this virus is better contained, the danger to the general public is significantly reduced and gathering in large crowds is once again permitted. Until then, I urge every resident to follow the lead and direction of our public health officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Further, I encourage all our residents to follow updates posted in the Frederick County Health Department’s website (https://health.frederickcountymd.gov/).”
For additional information, contact the County Council Chief of Staff, Ragen Cherney, at 301-600-1049 or via e-mail at RCherney@FrederickCountyMD.gov.