NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The County Council of Dorchester County, Maryland will conduct a public hearing at 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in Room 110 of the County Office Building, 501 Court Lane, Cambridge, Maryland 21613 to consider BILL NO. 2019-6 AN ACT OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND PURSUANT TO SECTION 1-1101, ET SEQ., OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARTICLE OF THE ANNOTATED CODE OF MARYLAND TO ADD NEW ARTICLE XX, ENTITLED “CLEAN ENERGY LOAN SURCHARGE – CLEAN ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM”, TO CHAPTER 144, ENTITLED “TAXATION” OF THE DORCHESTER COUNTY CODE FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEFINING CERTAIN TERMS; ESTABLISHING A CLEAN ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY OWNERS; ESTABLISHING THE SCOPE OF AND ELIGIBILITY FOR THE CLEAN ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR QUALIFYING CRITERIA; ESTABLISHING A CALCULATION OF THE CLEAN ENERGY LOAN SURCHARGE; PROVIDING FOR A RECORDED NOTICE; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION OF LOAN PAYMENTS; ESTABLISHING DEFAULT PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR FINANCING OF A LOAN UNDER THE CLEAN ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM; PROVIDING FOR THE APPLICATION OF THIS ACT; AND GENERALLY RELATED TO THE CLEAN ENERGY LOAN PROGRAM AND REAL PROPERTY TAXES.

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The public is invited to attend the hearing and to provide comments which are generally limited to three minutes per individual.

COUNTY COUNCIL OF DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: William V. Nichols, President