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Offit Kurman Attorney David Severn the Voice of Reason in an Important Development Debate in Frederick MD.

Developers in Opposition to Proposed Sewer and Water Regulations

FREDERICK, MD. — Frederick County Executive, Jan Gardner, has called for a change in the county’s water and sewer regulations-  and the development community isn’t too pleased with the proposed system. “Time, money, an increase in the costs and we believe, why? It’s unnecessary if the system’s working,” said Dave Severn, a land use attorney who attended the outreach meeting Friday morning. Under the new proposal, the county would become the middle man between the developers and the inspectors. “The biggest change is that the third party inspection firm would be under direct contract to Frederick County as opposed to the developer,” said Kevin Demosky, director of the Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management for Frederick County Government. Those who attended the meeting argued that by adding a third party, the inspection process becomes convoluted, eats up time, and is a financial burden. Developers would be required to pay the county the full amount upfront needed for the inspection process. Click here to read the full article

About David Severn

David A. Severndsevern@offitkurman.com | 240.772.5114 David A. Severn has been practicing law in Frederick MD, since 1980 and focuses his practice on land use, development and real estate. He represents clients in all aspects of the zoning and land use process appearing regularly before planning commissions, boards of appeal and legislative bodies of Frederick County, Washington County and their municipalities. He has served as lead counsel in numerous large and complex development projects including “Carroll Creek Park” a mixed use, public-private partnership re-development project in historic downtown Frederick modeled on River Walk in San Antonio, “Frederick Crossing”, the first large mixed use commercial retail/employment center in Frederick County and the redevelopment of the Frederick Towne Mall. David also works for the public sector in serving as legal counsel to the Town of Walkersville, the City of Brunswick, Frederick County and Washington County Public Schools for real estate and land use matters. You can also connect with Offit Kurman via FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTube, and LinkedIn. WASHINGTON | BALTIMORE | FREDERICK | PHILADELPHIA | WILMINGTON | VIRGINIA