Planning Commission briefs

May 03, 2006|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Parcels recommended for preservation area

Six parcels totaling more than 830 acres in Washington County are being recommended for an agricultural land preservation district.

Eric Seifarth, the county's agricultural land preservation coordinator, said the 10-year preservation district is one of the county's seven easement programs.

The Washington County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board has agreed that the six proposed parcels should be in the program.

The Washington County Planning Commission voted 4-0 on Monday to recommend to the Washington County Commissioners that the parcels be approved.

Commission member James F. Kercheval, who also is a county commissioner, abstained from the vote.

Seifarth said the commissioners will consider the request May 16.

The six applicants and parcels are:

  • Kriner Farm LLC, 11065 Dam No. 5 Road, Clear Spring, 171 acres.

  • Steven and Celia Palmer, 16290 Spielman Road, Williamsport, 145.87 acres.

  • Carolyn Ann Barkdoll, two miles southeast of Clear Spring on St. Paul Road, 70 acres.

  • Betty Jane Oller, southeast of Ringgold Pike on Watery Lane in northeastern Washington County, 98.912 acres.

  • Franklin E. and Fae J. Barnhart, along the southeast corner of Broadfording and Spickler roads, five miles east of Clear Spring, 148.9 acres.

  • Constance E. Thomas, 7301 Solomons Valley Lane, Boonsboro, 201.8 acres.

Anikis to replace Clopper as chairman

George Anikis was named the new chairman of the Washington County Planning Commission on Monday.


Anikis, who already serves on the commission, replaces R. Ben Clopper, who has left the commission.

Commission member Terry Reiber was named vice chairman.

Planning Director Michael Thompson said the commission will select officers again next month for the coming year.

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