From Harford County government:
The first meeting of 2011 for the newly revamped Jarrettsville/Norrisville Community Council will be Wednesday, March 30. The meeting will be held at the Jarrettsville Library and will commence at 6:30 p.m.
The Department of Planning and Zoning will give a presentation on the Master Plan and the Land Use Element Plan.
Community Councils were initiated by former County Executive James M. Harkins in the fall of 1999. The councils replaced the previous Community Planning Councils which began during the Rehrmann Administration.
Community Councils are significantly different than the previous Community Planning Councils. Community Planning Councils focused on planning-related issues. Community Councils take a much broader view of local community issues and recommend to the Administration how best to address such areas of concern.
Goals of Community Councils are as follows:
– Strengthen existing communities and neighborhoods and help achieve a satisfying quality of life for county residents.
– Advise the County Executive on issues of concern and interest in local communities.
– Act as a liaison between members of the community-at-large and the Harford County Administration.
– Increase citizen participation and responsibility in community throughout Harford County.
Presently there are local Community Councils in the following geographic regions of Harford County: Abingdon; Dublin/Darlington; Edgewood; Fallston; Joppa/Joppatowne and Whiteford/Street. Councils shall meet at least four times per year, although they may choose to meet more regularly if necessary.
For further information regarding the work of Community Councils or their membership, contact the Office of the County Executive, Constituent Services at 410-638-3511, Monday through Friday during normal business hours.