In order to help facilitate the “reinvestment and revitalization” of certain town communities, the Bel Air Town Commissioners are endorsing a sustainable community application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
The commissioners are expected to introduce a resolution Monday night, which would approve the designation of a Sustainable Community and a Sustainable Community Plan and allow for an application to be sent to the state for approval. The need for such a designation is spelled out in the resolution: “the Bel Air Board of Town Commissioners recognizes that there is a significant need for reinvestment and revitalization of the communities in the Town of Bel Air.”
The idea is that the state, either through Community Legacy or through other programs, “may provide some or all of Project Financing in order to assist in making it financially feasible.”
The Sustainable Community Area is located within a priority funding area of the Smart Growth Act and the Project will conform to the local zoning code. A map of the proposed area is presented below:
Also Monday night, the commissioners are expected to approval new town policies for signing of checks and police holidays, as well as announce the dates and details of a series of upcoming holiday concerts and events.
The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in Bel Air Town Hall.
The full agenda is listed below:
Commissioners of Bel Air
December 5, 2011
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
5. NEW BUSINESSa. Approval of Policy – Signing of Checks
b. Approval of Policy – Police Holiday
c. Resolution No. 966-11 – Sustainable Communities
6. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS
a. The MD Conservatory of Music presents Bel Air Hometown Christmas at 2 p.m. on December 10th at the Bel Air Armory. Ticket information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. The Bel Air Community Band presents a variety of seasonal music at 3 p.m. on December 11th at the Bel Air High School. Free admission.
c. The Board of Commissioners is hosting its annual open house at on December 14th, 4 – 6 p.m. at the Town Hall. The public is invited to join the Commissioners for light refreshments and music by the Bel Air High School Saxophone Quartet.
d. The Downtown Alliance is sponsoring a free movie, “Elf”, on December 16th at 6 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory.
e. The Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission and the MD Conservatory is sponsoring the annual Tuba Christmas on December 18th at 4:30 p.m. at the Bel Air Armory. Admission is free.
7. PUBLIC COMMENTS
8. COMMISSIONERS’ COMMENTS