CENTREVILLE, MD – The Queen Anne’s County Board of County Commissioners may ease development restrictions which are currently part of the county’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO). Commissioner Phil Dumenil has proposed an amendment which would decrease the level of service requirements for schools, roads, and other public infrastructure before development could commence.
Under Dumenil’s proposal, schools would be allowed to reach 120% of capacity before delaying development. The current APFO triggers at 100% of capacity.
PTA representatives have asked to meet with Dumenil prior to a vote. As of Friday, no meeting had been scheduled. According to Dumenil, all county schools except Sudlerville Middle School are currently below capacity. A replacement school for Sudlerville Middle is currently being built.
A public hearing on the measure was held on October 25th. Dumenil said that the matter could come to a vote as early as Tuesday’s meeting.