Presentation on theme: "Www.talbotpreservation.org Our Mission To protect the precious environment and heritage of Talbot County, including its waterways, farmland and historic."— Presentation transcript:
www.talbotpreservation.org Our Mission To protect the precious environment and heritage of Talbot County, including its waterways, farmland and historic small towns
www.talbotpreservation.org Talbot Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting May 2006
www.talbotpreservation.org TPA Accomplishments (Tom A) TPA mission and introduction of board members TPA highlights of past year (very brief) Focus/theme of meeting
www.talbotpreservation.org Easton Growth Control Efforts Mayor vetoed original 535 unit PUD at Hunter’s Mill Town Council denied rezoning for 350 units at Hunter’s Mill Town Council denied PUD 197 units at The Preserve
www.talbotpreservation.org Cooke’s Hope 100 du Cherrywood 145 du Artery Homes 92 du Easton Village 250 du Douglass Landing 155 du The Preserve 110 du ? Londonerry Annexation 80 du Target/Retail Space 150,000ft 2 Lowe’s 168,000ft 2 Hunter’s Mill 153 du ? Easton Club East 80 du
St. Michaels: Midland Update December 2004 Circuit Court nullifies Hunteman annexation April 2004 Circuit Court reverses CAC’s 300’ setback requirement on Meyerhoff parcel CAC Files Appeal Alliance presents oral arguments challenging Meyerhoff growth allocation 98 % of the project is in Critical Area
www.talbotpreservation.org St. Michaels: A Town under Pressure Pending Annexations Hunteman (17 acres) & Hatton’s Gardens/Heatherington Harbor (110 acres) Possible referendum on annexations Hyper-Development 279 Houses approved: Midlands 41 Houses pending: Midlands 140 Houses pending: Elm Street Infrastructure Traffic: 4600 vehicle trips per day Waste Water Treatment Plant in crisis
www.talbotpreservation.org Trappe Update Lyon’s Farm Current plans Infrastructure questions: WWTP Highlights the annex power of towns
www.talbotpreservation.org Regional Growth 15,000 New Homes in the Mid Shore Region! (3 more Eastons!) 6,340 New Homes 5,876 New Homes 2,885 New Homes
www.talbotpreservation.org Talbot County Growth Unincorporated Areas of the County Average 150 building permits/yr for houses ~1500 build-able lots St Michaels 279 Houses Approved 30 Room Hotel 15,000 ft 2 commercial Easton 1034 Houses Approved 676 Houses Pending ~800 unimproved, residentially zoned acres in Easton Trappe ~1300 Acres Annexed ~2905 proposed houses 5x’s existing Trappe!
www.talbotpreservation.org Easton: Growth Rate Period (Years)Total Housing Permits Average Permits/Year 1990-1999 (10 Years) 1310131 2000-2004 (5 Years) 1291258
www.talbotpreservation.org Easton Budget
www.talbotpreservation.org Guest Speaker Jeff Soule Transition to speaker Jeff Soule The foregoing speakers have summarized the large scale and rapid pace of pending/planned residential development in and around Talbot County As we go into an election cycle TPA and its supporters need to remind voters, and candidates for office, of the fiscal and social effects of this development TPA will be asking candidates for local office to take a clear stand on these issues. What are the likely effects of this development potential on our community and particularly our local fiscal/tax obligations? What steps can we ask candidates to take to mitigate adverse tax/economic effects? Jeff Soule will help us understand the issues and identify the appropriate questions.
www.talbotpreservation.org Questions and Discussion
www.talbotpreservation.org What can YOU do? Make a Donation Volunteer Engage in the Process Demand accurate information concerning growth from county and town officials Demand the town and county use independent traffic consultants Ask tough questions Elect Enlightened Officials Log on to www.talbotpreservation.org for regular updateswww.talbotpreservation.org