File #: O-26-23    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Public Hearing
File created: 8/15/2023 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/29/2024 Final action:
Title: Forest Conservation Plan Appeals - For the purpose of closing a loophole in the Forest Conservation Plan provisions of the City Code concerning forest clearing; changing the Forest Conservation Plan appeals body from the Building Board of Appeals to the Board of Appeals; and generally related to the Maryland Forest Conservation Act and Planned Unit Development regulations.
Sponsors: Rob Savidge
Indexes: Environmental Commission, Planning Commission, Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-26-23 First Reader, 2. O-26-23 Legislative Summary, 3. O-26-23 Staff Report, 4. O-26-23 Fiscal Impact Note, 5. O-26-23 Staff Report to Planning Commission (with Attachments), 6. O-26-23 Amendment 1 - Savidge (sponsor's amendment), 7. O-26-23 Amendment 2 - Savidge, 8. O-26-23 Planning Commission Findings

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Forest Conservation Plan Appeals - For the purpose of closing a loophole in the Forest Conservation Plan provisions of the City Code concerning forest clearing; changing the Forest Conservation Plan appeals body from the Building Board of Appeals to the Board of Appeals; and generally related to the Maryland Forest Conservation Act and Planned Unit Development regulations.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 26-23

Introduced by: Ald. Savidge
Co-sponsored by:

Referred to
Planning Commission
Rules and City Government Committee
Environmental Commission

AN ORDINANCE concerning

Forest Conservation Plan Appeals

FOR the purpose of closing a loophole in the Forest Conservation Plan provisions of the City Code concerning forest clearing; changing the Forest Conservation Plan appeals body from the Building Board of Appeals to the Board of Appeals; and generally related to the Maryland Forest Conservation Act and Planned Unit Development regulations.

BY repealing and reenacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2023 Edition
21.71.030
21.71.070

SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:

Title 21 - PLANNING AND ZONING
Division V - Regulations of General Applicability
Section 21.71.030 - Application.

B. This chapter does not apply to:
1. Highway construction activities under Natural Resources Article, ? 5-103, Annotated Code of Maryland;
2. Areas governed by the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Protection Law, Natural Resources Article, ?? 8-1801--8-1817, Annotated Code of Maryland, including those areas into which critical area forest protection measures have been extended under Natural Resources Article, ? 5-1602(c), Annotated Code of Maryland;
3. Commercial logging and timber harvesting operations, including harvesting conducted subject to the forest conservation and management program unde...

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