Talbot County Maryland’s Comprehensive Plan

From the Talbot County website

The Office of Planning and Zoning announces the start of Comprehensive Plan review committee meetings that will take place through the remainder of 2011.

Maryland jurisdictions are required state law to review their plans every six years. The review for Talbot County serves as a “check up” as our  current plan was adopted in 2005. The plan’s adoption followed a multi-year process with  extensive community input. The resulting document contains an ambitious list of almost 70 action statements and dozens of policies to guide the County’s growth and services. Since the Plan was adopted, several amendments have been added but not fully integrated into the document.

The Talbot County Council has identified a group of interested and informed community member who will help assess the County’s progress on accomplishing Comprehensive Plan goals. This group has been divided into eight Chapter Committees that will meet approximately three times over the course of this year to engage in topic reviews. The chapters are 1) Land Use Plan, 2) Transportation, 3) Housing and Community Services, 4) Rural and Agricultural Conservation, 5) Natural Resource Conservation, 6) Economic Development and Tourism, 7) Historic and Cultural Preservation, and 8) Community Design and Appearance.

Review committee meetings will be working meetings open to the public, but they are not public hearings. Rather, the format will be round table discussions with County staff. At these meetings, time will be reserved at the end for public input [Editors note: This is called The Delphi Technique. Watch this video to learn more about how local governments and regulators use The Delphi Technique]. Committee findings and recommendations will be incorporated into draft chapter updates. The drafts will be presented for public review and comment before they are  forwarded to the Planning Commission and County Council for official action. 

For more information contact Martin Sokolich, Long Range Planner at 410-770-8032, or at Msokolich@talbotcountymd.gov.

February 2013 Meeting: Grant Helvey From Stop Agenda 21 Maryland

February 20, 2013
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Mark your calendar’s for this very special guest speaker. Grant Helvey from Stop Agenda 21 Maryland will be presenting on Agenda 21, Maryland SB 236, and the Comprehensive Plan for Sustainable Development.

Mr. Helvey is a graduate of the Bell System Power Engineering Institute of Marlboro

R. Grant  Helevey Sr.

R. Grant Helvey Sr.

Massachusetts. He is a retired Bell Atlantic / Verizon Regional Power Systems Engineering Manager, Past President Bayside Jaycees and Jaycee International Senator, was appointed by Governor to Calvert County Licensing Commission, founder of the Raleigh County WV Veterans Memorial Association and former Chairman of the Worcester County Republican Central Committee.

At present Mr. Helvey is the Chairman for the Worcester County Tea Party, State Coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, and Chairman and CEO of Stop Agenda 21 Maryland LLC.

The Speaking engagement will be held at The Washington Street Pub, Wednesday, February 20th at 7:00 PM, in Easton, MD

If you have been to one of our meetings in the past we ask that you bring a friend or two or three. If not, then you are in for a treat! We look forward to seeing you.

NOTE: The original meeting was set for February 12th however due to a conflict in Mr. Helvey’s schedule we changed the date to the 20th. Our deepest apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.

November 2012 Meeting – Ariel Drone Usage

November 2012 was that last Mid Shore Campaign For Liberty meeting for the year.

Nicholas Tindall gave his presentation entitled “Ariel Drone Usage in the USA” see the bottom for his slides. Thanks to Nicholas for taking on such a controversial topic. There was a healthy exchange at the meeting regarding drones and their application. It is clear from the debate that came in the middle of the presentation that there is a lot of passion on both sides of this issue.

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October Meeting Notes

Glen Biddle was our guest speaker for October. You can view Glen’s wonderful presentation below. We apologies for the poor video and audio quality. Our cameraman kept putting his thumb on his mic (by accident).

Glen prepared a handout that for that evening. Click here to download the handout.

For a copy of his PowerPoint presentation, click here.


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October Meeting – Fast and Furious

October 17, 2012
7:00 pmto8:00 pm

Mid Shore Campaign for Liberty will be hosting its monthly meeting on October 17th at 7:00 PM at the Washington Street Pub (20 North Washington Street, Easton, MD 21601) on the third floor.

This months presenter will be Glen Biddle. Glen’s topic will be on the Second Amendment, it’s origins, and Operation Fast and Furious.

Glen is a graduate from Salisbury State University. He served in the US Army as a Captain – Field Artillery. Served in the Maryland Air National Guard from 2001 – 2006 as a Security Forces Officer and Firearms Instructor. Glen is an avid shooter and hunter and is a member of several gun rights organizations.

Liberty Activist Training

September 30, 2012
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

Sunday September 30th 2012. Mid Shore Campaign for Liberty will be hosting Liberty Activist Training. This is a free event and a great way to gain knowledge on how to be a Liberty Activist as well as network with other like minded individuals.

We will meet from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Washington Street Pub on the third floor.

Use the form below to sign up

Mid Shore C4L Presents Nullification: The Rightful Remedy

September 12, 2012
7:00 pmto8:30 pm

Thomas Jefferson said “Whensoever the General government assumes undelegated powers …. a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy”

Mid Shore Campaign for Liberty will be showing Nullification: The Rightful Remedy

What Is It?  State nullification is the idea that the states can and must refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal laws.

Says Who?  Says Thomas Jefferson, among other distinguished Americans. His draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 first introduced the word “nullification” into American political life, and follow-up resolutions in 1799 employed Jefferson’s formulation that “nullification…is the rightful remedy” when the federal government reaches beyond its constitutional powers. In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, James Madison said the states were “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violated the Constitution.

But Jefferson didn’t invent the idea. Federalist supporters of the Constitution at the Virginia ratifying convention of 1788 assured Virginians that they would be “exonerated” should the federal government attempt to impose “any supplementary condition” upon them – in other words, if it tried to exercise a power over and above the ones the states had delegated to it. Patrick Henry and later Jefferson himself elaborated on these safeguards that Virginians had been assured of at their ratifying convention.

What’s the Argument for It?  Here’s an extremely basic summary:

1) The states preceded the Union.  The Declaration of Independence speaks of “free and independent states” that “have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.”  The British acknowledged the independence not of a single blob, but of 13 states, which they proceeded to list one by one. Article II of the Articles of Confederation says the states “retain their sovereignty, freedom, and independence”; they must have enjoyed that sovereignty in the past in order for them to “retain” it in 1781 when the Articles were officially adopted.

To find out more about Nullification the movie you can visit nullificationmovie.com or come see the movie for free.
The Rightful remedy

The free screening will be held at on the 3rd floor of The Washington Street Pub in downtown Easton, MD on Wednesday September 12th at 7:00 PM

The Pub is located at 20 North Washington Street, in beautiful downtown Easton, MD. For directions to the Pub you click here

Show up a little early and mingle with Liberty minded people before the show.

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