Ordinances Clear Council

BLYTHEWOOD – Town Council passed final reading on a number of ordinances in short order on Monday night, including ordinances to:

• Increase the height limit of buildings in all of the Town’s industrial zoning districts up to 110 feet;

• Require the Board of Architecture to include the Blythewood Historical Society’s input when making recommendations for historical designation of properties in the town;

• Revise and consolidate the Town’s regulations pertaining to the relaxation of and/or changes to landscaping, buffer yards and tree preservation;

• Define and prescribe traffic impact studies for developments within the town;

• Regulate the height of weeds and grass growth on town properties; and

• Annex property located at 121 McLean Road into the town.

Council passed first reading to increase the Town’s FY2015-16 budget from $1,301,286 to $1,341,034 as well as a new franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable, minor rate increases for the Manor and a change of date for the August Council meeting from Monday, Aug. 31 to Thursday, Aug. 20.