September 4, 2018 – Today, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) continued discussion on the Freedom Community Comprehensive Plan. The board continued to review a first draft presentation, prepared by Commissioners Howard and Rothschild, which began last week on August 30, 2018.

Today, the Board completed an initial discussion of the original set of 31 recommended changes and elaborated the details on discussion points. Focus then returned to the beginning of the list with dialog about each item for discussion and a vote on the suggested language.

At the completion of the session today, the commissioners tentatively approved a revised Freedom Vision Statement and completed a list of plan modifications to be discussed during the next two weeks.

The following dates are scheduled for further discussion:
9/11/18 BCC Freedom Plan Discussion, Open Session 8:30 a.m. *note change
County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster
9/18/18 BCC Freedom Plan Discussion, Open Session 10:00 a.m.
*if needed County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster

The BCC will schedule a public hearing in October and, based upon progress, will schedule a vote during open session on or before October 23, 2018.

Related updates and information appear on the www.freedomareaplan.org website and citizens are encouraged to review the site’s content and monitor the page for any updates or changes. Please check the Carroll County Government meeting calendar website or call the County Commissioners’ Office at 410-386-2043 for any updates.

Also, most meetings will be streamed and all meetings archived on the county meeting portal and YouTube channel. In addition, all meetings will be broadcast live and replayed on Comcast Channel 24.

Any citizen unable to attend a public comment session is encouraged to send comments via email to commissioners(Sorry, please remove this text and add the normal symbol.)carrollcountymd.gov or by mail to: Carroll County Commissioners, 225 N. Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157