Wicomico County, MD
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the County Council of Wicomico County 2-13-1989 by Bill No. 1989-2. This bill also repealed former Ch. 62, Planning and Zoning Commission, adopted 3-30-1954 by Ord. No. 6A. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Areawide Planning Organization — See Ch. 64.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 200.
Zoning — See Ch. 225.
STATUTORY REFERENCES
Planning Commissions generally — See Anno. Code of Md. (1957), Art 66B, § 3.01 et seq.
The Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission created by Ordinance No. 6 on October 25, 1949, be and the same is hereby dissolved.
There is hereby created, effective on March 1, 1954, a Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission.
Said Commission shall have such authority as is now or may be hereafter conferred upon it by any federal, state, county or other law, regulation or ordinance.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
The Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Commission shall consist of seven members, one of whom shall be designated as Chairman. All members shall serve terms of five years or until their successors are appointed, and all members shall be eligible for reappointment. All members shall be appointed by the Wicomico County Executive and confirmed by the County Council and may be appointed for staggered terms so that all appointments shall not terminate at the same time.
Said Commission is hereby authorized to proceed to organize and function as a Planning and Zoning Commission within the contemplation of the aforesaid law.
The County Attorney for Wicomico County or his duly designated Assistance County Attorney shall serve as legal counsel to the Planning and Zoning Commission.
A. 
There is hereby created a Department of Planning, Zoning and Community Development for Wicomico County.
B. 
The Department of Planning, Zoning and Community Development shall be headed by a Director who shall be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
C. 
The Department shall have such staff as may be authorized by the County Council.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
D. 
The Department shall serve as planning and zoning advisors to the Planning and Zoning Commission and any other group or body designated by directive of the County Executive or by legislative act of the County Council.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
E. 
The Department shall conduct such activities as may be requested by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the County Executive, or as authorized in any local law or regulation.
[Amended 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
F. 
The Department may perform such duties as are required under the provisions of Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland on behalf of any municipality participating in a countywide planning program.