Tag: Maryland Department of Planning

Some builders scramble to be grandfathered under new septics law

In some counties, homebuilders and developers are scrambling to get percolation tests down by July 1 so they can be grandfathered in under the new law that restricts use of septic systems for major subdivisions in Maryland.

That’s a “natural” outcome of the bill that stirred intense controversy and opposition in the General Assembly, Planning Secretary Richard Hall told MarylandReporter.com.

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O’Malley orders implementation of PlanMaryland as state policy

Comments have been heard, changes have been incorporated, and now PlanMaryland is an official state policy. Gov. Martin O’Malley received the final draft of the planning document from Planning Secretary Richard Hall at a State House ceremony Monday morning. O’Malley issued an executive order declaring that the plan will now be recognized as the official state development plan.

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State government uses Facebook to “friend” Marylanders

Several Maryland state government agencies are discovering that there’s a lot to “like” on Facebook.

The social networking site, which boasts more than 500 million users worldwide, is free; offers an easy way to share information, videos and pictures; and is becoming a social necessity for anyone with a computer.

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