Feasibility: Awaiting Legal Counsel

June 26th, 2014 No Comments
(Released October 2012)
Members: John Allemang, Rick Brace, Charlotte Dusold, Mark Koehler, Charlotte Baker and Eric Powell

The Municipal Incorporation Committee (MIC) normally meets on the first Saturday of each month at the LLA office at 9AM, but this is subject to change according to member availability. At our last meeting, we reviewed recently acquired documents on the Tax Equity program of Frederick County whereby the County returns money to municipalities as reimbursement for items the municipality provides that are normally provided by the county. Examples of these items are road maintenance, planning and zoning, parks and recreation, etc. As a municipality, population figures show we would be similar to Mount Airy which receives over $250,000 in Tax Equity payments per year. This is a good sign for Lake Linganore residents – should they decide that they wish to be incorporated – that the effort would be financially rewarding.

The next step in the investigation of the feasibility of incorporating the Lake Linganore Community is to have legal counsel research a short list of questions the MIC has developed. The answers to these questions will provide the last pieces of information needed to determine if incorporation is both doable and worthwhile. This will finish the work of the Ad Hoc MIC and provide the information necessary for the LLA Board of Directors to determine whether it is worthwhile to engage in a comprehensive educational effort for the residents of the LLA on the incorporation process and the pros/cons. If the Board of Directors feels incorporation should be pursued, a significant period of education, information dissemination and discussion will ensue after which a vote by the residents on whether to proceed with incorporation will take place.

All information resulting from the research and supporting documentation used by the MIC is available to LLA Residents and can be found at the Facebook page listed above and will soon be available on the LLA website.

Please feel free to research all documents and information collected by the MIC – and please send any questions and comments to:

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