By: Mike Kennedy|
August 18th, 2008
Category: Deep Creek Lake Events, Garrett County News, News
For those of you who own real estate or property at Deep Creek Lake or in Garrett County, Maryland - please note there is an important meeting this Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Garrett Community College Auditorium concerning the draft of the new Garrett County Comprehensive Plan. The proposed draft of the plan can be found here. This meeting is to solicit public input before the county commissioners vote to adopt the wording in the proposed plan. The current plan is over 10 years old and a new plan is needed that takes into consideration changes in social and economic developments that have occurred since the last plan was adopted.
This meeting is one of the few opportunities that property owners at Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County have to voice their opinions on issues that may affect the long term value of their property or the quality of life found here.
We must point out and call into question why these meetings - that will certainly have an effect on second home owners at Deep Creek Lake - are always held on weekdays instead of weekends? Can’t a special exception be made in these instances to make it more conducive for the Deep Creek Lake property owners since most live out of the area and might only be able to attend such a meeting on the weekend? Especially since this segment of our property owners contribute an extremely large share of the county’s tax revenues and don’t use many of its services.