Public Hearing on Amendment to Chapter 112 on November 7th at 7:00 p.m.

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TOWN OF MOUNT AIRY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON

AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 109 OF THE TOWN

CODE ENTITLED “WATER” AND TO

CHAPTER 112 ENTITLED “ZONING”,

FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATING AN

OFFICE PARK AND EMPLOYMENT DISTRICT

 On November 7, 2016, the Town Council of the Town of Mount Airy will hold a public hearing at Town Hall, 110 South Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD  21771 beginning at 7:00 p.m. regarding a proposed amendment to Chapter 112 of the Town Code entitled “Zoning”, Section 112-62 entitled “Special exceptions”, subsection F(7) setting forth the specific standards for “Home Occupations” and Section 112-71 entitled “Word usage and definitions” and the definition of “Home Occupation” contained in that section.  The proposed changes to the Town Code would permit the sale (to include by way of internet, arms length or mail order transactions) of fire arms in residential zoning districts as a home occupation special exception and would impose specific standards on the granting of such special exception to promote safety and to mitigate impact on surrounding residences.  A full copy of the proposed changes, Ordinance No. 2016-18, is available for review at Town Hall during normal business hours.

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