Sunday, August 03, 2008

Kings Mill Zoning Hearing - Round 23 - August 4 at 7:30 PM – Will it be the last?

August 2006 is when the KMRD challenge hearing began - and what a long hearing it has been.  With the August 4th session, the end will be in sight.  In fact, it may even be "the end."  It is only fitting that the hearing ends in August - 24 months later! 

The KMRD challenge alleges that the Farmland Protection (FP) zoning regulations are "arbitrary, unreasonable and unconstitutional" and that the Township fails to allow enough space for mobile home parks and multi-family dwellings.  The pressure on our town has been constant - for two full years.  And, as promised in 2006, Forks has not caved.

What to expect at Monday's session:

  • Additional cross-examination of the Township's final witness by the appellant attorney.
  • Testimony from an as yet unidentified rebuttal witness.
  • Cross-examination of that unidentified witness by the Township's attorney.

What may also occur:

  • Summary arguments by both sides.
  • A vote by the Zoning Hearing Board.


  • If another session will be needed before the Zoning Hearing Board renders its decision.
  • If your opinions will be heard.

If you want to watch the hearing wrap up, plan to attend Round 23 this Monday, August 4th - 7:30 PM - in the Municipal Building meeting room.  You may not get another chance!

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