The County Commissioners of Queen Anne`s County will hold a public hearing at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 in the Commissioner`s meeting room located in the Liberty Building, 107 North Liberty Street, Centreville, Maryland 21617. The purpose of the hearing is to consider amending the Queen Anne`s County 2006 Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan. In addition to the hearing, an informational presentation will be made by the applicants at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday November 9, 2010, also in the Commissioner`s meeting room. The following proposals will be considered:
TOWN of CENTREVILLE – The Town of Centreville is seeking to amend the text of amendment 06-01. Amendment 06-01′s primary purpose was to modify section 184.108.40.206 of the 2006 Plan to allow for the amount of treated wastewater effluent generated by the Town to increase from 500,000 gallons per day (gpd) to 542,000 gpd. Specifically, this amendment would seek to modify that language as it regards the spray irrigation field to delete the phrase “on the condition that the 200 foot buffer along Md Rt 305 be maintained“.
McDONALDS of CHESTER PROPERTY – The existing McDonalds, located at 100 Castle Marina Road in Chester, is shown on Tax Map 57 as Parcel 437 and is zoned TC (Town Center). Note McDonalds holds a long term lease on the property which is owned by David and Lois Zeyher. The proposal is to change the water service designation from W-3 to W-2 in order to allow the property to connect to the County’s water system. The average anticipated water flow from the property would be 2,796 gallons per day. Water service is to be provided by the Bayside water system.
DOMINION SEWER LINE – A developer is proposing to install approximately 4,000 feet of a ‘denied access’ 2-inch pressure sewer line along Md Rt 552 (Dominion Road), from a point approximately 900 feet south of the existing sewer collection station ‘F’ to a point approximately 300 foot north of the intersection of Dominion Road and Parson Island Road. If approved, the line will be owned and operated by the County once constructed. Connection to the line will be voluntary and as the line will be a ‘denied access’ facility, properties will only be allowed to connect to the sewer by both demonstrating a potential health issue, via documentation from the Environmental Health offices, and an amendment into this Plan in accordance with Section 5.8.b.
DUTY-EMEIGH PROPERTIES – The properties consist of five lots of record with street addresses of 1013 to 1023 Dominion Road, south of Chester. They are shown on Tax Map 64 as Parcels 63 (Emeigh) which is zoned NC-20 (Neighborhood Conservation – 20,000 ft2 minimum), and Parcels 64 through 67 (Duty) which are zoned SC (Suburban Commercial). The 5 parcels combined are approximately 1.6 acres in size. Three parcels (63 – 65) have existing homes served via holding tanks, Parcel 66 is vacant, and Parcel 67 had a home on a holding tank which is in the process of being replaced with a new home. The proposal is to allow the existing homes and the vacant lot to connect to the proposed 2-inch ‘denied access’ Dominion Sewer Line in accordance with the ‘potential health related’ problem provisions of Section 5.8B of the 2006 Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan due to a failing septic system. The average anticipated sewer flows for the 5 properties would be 1,250 gallons per day. The amendment request is to change the sewer service designation from S-6 (No Planned Service) to S-2. As the lands are not within the Growth Area, if amended the lands would have the ‘L’ suffix as detailed in Section 220.127.116.11 to limit future development. Sewer service is to be provided by Collection Station ‘F’.
All hearing sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Sign language interpreters and assistive listening systems will be available for individuals with a hearing impairment. Please contact Tina M. Miles at (410) 758-4406 or TDD (410) 758-2126 seven (7) days before the hearing date if the above assistance is needed for the meeting. Persons who wish to comment on the proposed amendments may do so at the hearing. Speakers will be limited to three minutes each, but written testimony of any length may be submitted before the hearing date to the Director of Public Works, P.O. Box 56, Centreville, Maryland 21617.