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PLANNING IN CUMBERLAND
The City of Cumberland has a long-standing commitment to planning dating back to the City's first Planning Commission in 1948. Since then, planning has taken many different forms, from a large urban renewal staff of 17 in the 1970's, to a broad-based community development program. In more recent years, planning within the City of Cumberland has been more of a "function" than separate department. The Cumberland City Planner works closely with several departments within City Government, including:
Engineering - Which designs public improvements, oversees major public facility construction projects, and maintains computer maps for the City.
Community Development - Which receives applications for site plans, subdivisions, and building permits, oversees all site plan and building permit reviews, undertakes historic preservation activities, and administers community development block grants.
Economic Development - Which works cooperatively with developers and businesses to expand the City's economy and employment base.
The primary duties of the city planner include:
► Serve as Zoning Administrator
► Review all subdivision and major site plan applications
► Serve as technical advisor for the Municipal Planning and Zoning Commission
► Serve as technical advisor for the Zoning Board of Appeals
► Serve as technical avdvisor for the Cumberland Bicycle Advisory Committee
► Administer the City's Comprehensive Plan and oversee or prepare updates
► Oversee and prepare amendments to the City's Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map
► Administer and prepare amendments to the City's Subdivision Regulations
► Assist in the processing of Annexation petitions and studies
► Oversee and prepare special planning studies and projects
► Coordinate with the MD Department of Planning and MD Municipal League
► Provide customer assistance on planning issues and needs
To contact David Umling, City Planner, please dial 301-759-6503 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing Address: 57 North Liberty Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
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