County Comprehensive Plan TERMINATES the AC Zone in Nanjemoy

Staff presentation made it appear the AC Zone had been restored to Nanjemoy, but the State DNR review says that it states Nanjemoy will become an RR Zone – Thats Rural Residential – which opens up Nanjemoy to more Housing and even Commercial Development with the AC Zone being terminated. Totally UNSAT !!  Call or Write your Commissioners with concerns, and participate when there are public hearings on this atrocity !

DNR comment…

“It is not clear what each district or overlay equates to in terms of densities. For example, the land use plan includes a “Rural Residential” district which is found in the Nanjemoy area (a place of great concern for DNR) but in that definition (Appendix C), there is a descriptive narrative only. It states that the zone will provide for “low to moderate” densities. It is unclear whether this is 1-5 or 1-10, etc. It might be useful to spell that out more clearly.”

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Surveillance rig in Nanjemoy? UPDATE Feb 26, 2015 !

I am writing in response to your inquiry about the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) RWIS location on MD-344 at MD-224 in Charles County. This new weather station is not yet functional due to utility power issues, but once it is live, the weather sensor data and camera images will be available through our SHA “CHART on the web” internet page. SMECO has advised that they hope to have the utility issue resolved in the next few weeks.

Eventually, the camera image will be live streaming video similar to what our other traffic cameras provide on the CHART website. I have included a link to the CHART camera webpage http://www.chart.state.md.us/travinfo/trafficcams.php and if you choose one of the weather station cameras at the bottom of this webpage, you will see the type of image that will be displayed on our public website once the site is live. These images are not recorded on a regular basis and they are not tied in any way to LPR technology/systems. The images are for situational awareness of the current traffic/weather conditions.

The RWIS system itself contains sensors that capture weather information such as wind speed, wind direction, precipitation type, air temperature, road temperature, sub-road temperature, visibility, water film height, water film salinity concentration and road conditions. The sensory data from RWIS systems is displayed on the CHART website at the following link http://www.chart.state.md.us/travInfo/weatherStationData.asp.

The RWIS system manufacturer is Lufft (http://lufft.com/en/company/app-overview/) and their software is proprietary. I do not believe there is a set retention period for the weather sensor data, but I will do some additional research to verify if one has been established and I will let you know if it exists. Many of these Lufft RWIS sites are only a couple of years old and I do know that there is data available on some of them that dates back to June 2013 or earlier when they were first commissioned.

Please feel free to contact me directly should you have any additional questions or concerns. Email and/or my cell phone are the best conduits to reach me, as I am in the field quite frequently.

Best regards, Darien

Darien L. Manley
Chief, Communications Division
Office of Maintenance
Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)
5901 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
443-604-8282 : Mobile
410-455-8333 : Office
410-455-8330 : Radio Shop
410-744-4716 : Facsimile
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Located @ Riverside Road (224)  and Chicamuxen (344).  It says it is a weather station, with a CCTV Camera? – Any Info would be appreciated. Post to tips@nanjemoy.net.

 

cam-224

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weather-station-cam

 

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UPDATE – Response from MDSHA February 2015 –

I am writing in response to your inquiry about the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) RWIS location on MD-344 at MD-224 in Charles County. This new weather station is not yet functional due to utility power issues, but once it is live, the weather sensor data and camera images will be available through our SHA “CHART on the web” internet page. SMECO has advised that they hope to have the utility issue resolved in the next few weeks.

Eventually, the camera image will be live streaming video similar to what our other traffic cameras provide on the CHART website. I have included a link to the CHART camera webpage http://www.chart.state.md.us/travinfo/trafficcams.php and if you choose one of the weather station cameras at the bottom of this webpage, you will see the type of image that will be displayed on our public website once the site is live. These images are not recorded on a regular basis and they are not tied in any way to LPR technology/systems. The images are for situational awareness of the current traffic/weather conditions.

The RWIS system itself contains sensors that capture weather information such as wind speed, wind direction, precipitation type, air temperature, road temperature, sub-road temperature, visibility, water film height, water film salinity concentration and road conditions. The sensory data from RWIS systems is displayed on the CHART website at the following link http://www.chart.state.md.us/travInfo/weatherStationData.asp.

The RWIS system manufacturer is Lufft (http://lufft.com/en/company/app-overview/) and their software is proprietary. I do not believe there is a set retention period for the weather sensor data, but I will do some additional research to verify if one has been established and I will let you know if it exists. Many of these Lufft RWIS sites are only a couple of years old and I do know that there is data available on some of them that dates back to June 2013 or earlier when they were first commissioned.

Please feel free to contact me directly should you have any additional questions or concerns. Email and/or my cell phone are the best conduits to reach me, as I am in the field quite frequently.

Best regards, Darien

Darien L. Manley
Chief, Communications Division
Office of Maintenance
Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA)
5901 Baltimore National Pike
Catonsville, MD 21228
443-604-8282 : Mobile
410-455-8333 : Office
410-455-8330 : Radio Shop
410-744-4716 : Facsimile
<http://www.roads.maryland.gov>www.roads.maryland.gov<http://www.roads.maryland.gov>
Follow us on Twitter @MDSHA

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Ag Board recommends Nanjemoy keep the AC Zone !

Remain Tier 4, but DID NOT get the PPA (Priority Preservation Area) designation. A Partial WIN at the County Level – the State has 60 days to review. We will keep the petition open until we see the States response.

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Flashback – November 2012, Goodbye AC Zone

Planning Commission members Richard and Grasso argue to terminate the AC Zone – Now being promoted by County Staff in the Comp Plan. Participate in the public hearings at the Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners this Winter and Spring. Time to take action to reverse this influence to build Major Subdivisions in the Agricultural Conservation Zone.
 

 

FlashFORWARD to 2014;

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County seeks Citizen input on Broadband expansion needs

County Seeks Community Input on
Cable-related Needs 

 

Comcast is seeking renewal of its current 15 year cable television franchise, which expires in 2017. Charles County Government is seeking input from residents, businesses, nonprofits and educators in order to assess  the “cable television related needs and interests” of the community.

 

Charles County Government is conducting a comprehensive needs assessment. This assessment will be facilitated through public meetings and mailed surveys. The county encourages citizens who live and work in Charles County and have a perspective on cable television to participate in this need assessment. You do not need to be a current subscriber to participate.

 

Community involvement in this assessment will allow the county to better represent your needs and interests to Comcast. Periodic updates on the needs assessment process will be available at www.CharlesCountyMD.govwww.Facebook.com/CharlesCounty, and Twitter.com/CharlesCoMD .

 

For more information, contact Mary Goddard at 301-396-5837 or email. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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Comp Plan Terminates the AC Zone in Nanjemoy & All of Charles County!


Watch as the County Staff explains why they “feel” that we don’t need an Agriculture Conservation Zone.

Watch the ENTIRE Planning Commission meeting on the Comp Plan Updates –

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Charles County Annual 2014 Report

We are still waiting for the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report)

Annual Report

 

http://www.charlescountymd.gov/sites/default/files/commissioners/annual_report.pdf

 

 

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BGI Tier Map on Comp Plan.

2012 – County presents its report on the BGI Tier Map

2012 – Grasso and Richard lay out the case to adopt the BGI Tier Map, including terminating the AC Zone.

The Vote ~

2014 – Flash Forward – Staff terminates the AC Zone, and discusses the Tier Map Final.

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