APFO

 

Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance review task force

Over the past 20 years, Howard County has become home to an additional 87,000 residents. The number of households in the county has risen from 96,680 in 1995 to 110,370 today. This increase has led to the construction of 21 new schools to accommodate more than 16,000 new students who have joined the Howard County Public School System over the past two decades.

The county’s population growth calls for a thorough evaluation to establish guidelines for school and road construction. As a result, County Executive Allan H. Kittleman has established a task force to examine the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO). The task force, made up of educators, parents, business owners and citizen representatives, is committed to ensuring that Howard County’s public facilities evolve in tandem with the growth of the community.
The APFO Review Task Force, headed by Diane Mikulis, former chair of the Howard County Board of Education, will determine adequate guidelines for the development of school capacity, road capacity, public transport and housing stock, with the goal of achieving long-term planning objectives.

Howard County has established an email address apfo@howardcountymd.gov for citizens to express their views about the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. All submissions to this email address will be considered public. Only emails that contain the author’s full name and address will be reviewed. Authors should not expect a response, but we will definitely consider your concerns or suggestions. You are more than welcome to attend the Task Force meetings, the dates of which are provided below.

Past Meetings

March 9, 2016


February 10, 2016

AGENDA

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January 27, 2016

AGENDA

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January 13, 2016

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Department of Fire and Rescue Services memo from Chief Butler 
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December 22

AGENDA
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December 16

AGENDA  
Meeting Minutes
Voting Tally

December 15

 
AGENDA

Meeting summary 
Building excise tax and public schools facilities surcharge code and revenue

December 9

 
AGENDA
Howard County Design Manual Grade Separation provision
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December 2

AGENDA
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November 18

 
 
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Waiver petitions presentation
Designated place types map
Waiver petitions brochure
Subdivision regulations section on waivers
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November 10

 
AGENDA

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November 4

AGENDA

DPZ APFO responses

HCPSS schools test information

Maryland counties' APFO Fire and EMS References  

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October 28

Task Force rules of procedure