Sugarloaf Plan Compromise
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Here is the text of the petition at change.org
PRESERVE the SUGARLOAF PLAN and OVERLAY
to PRESERVE OUR TREASURED LANDSCAPE
We, the undersigned, support the concept of the compromise to the Sugarloaf Plan and Overlay that would exclude Resource Conservation (RC) zoning from the Overlay zoning requirements in the Sugarloaf Overlay District, with the caveat that Stronghold, Inc. also accepts this compromise and keeps Sugarloaf Mountain open to the public.
While our hope was that the entire Plan area would be protected to the full extent proposed by the Frederick County Planning Commission, we would prefer the compromise of excluding RC zoning to the option of a no-vote or a vote to remand the Overlay back to the Planning Commission.
In the event that Stronghold refuses to compromise and continues to insist they will close Sugarloaf Mountain if they are included in the Plan or the Overlay District, we urge the Frederick County Council to pass the Sugarloaf Plan and Overlay as currently amended. One landowner should not have veto power over County land use policy.