Community Government 

Walkersville to Update Fencing Regulations

The Walkersville Planning Commission hopes to send proposed amendments to the Walkersville Town Code that will address fences in the town.  The proposal will be discussed and may be approved at the Planning Commission’s Public Hearing on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Walkersville Town Hall. Several months ago, a resident at the corner of Glade Road and Charles Street erected a tall wooden fence that became the subject of much debate in town.  The fence, which had been approved by the town, blocked the view of…

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Marsala's Restaurant Community 

The Eyesore on the Corner

Standing at the main intersection in Walkersville, Marsala’s Restaurant greets residents and visitors with a sight of blight that has upset many residents.   The small restaurant at the corner of Main Street and Frederick Street never seemed very busy.  For over a year now, the property serves no purpose outside of an eyesore for the community. A tree fell through the roof of the restaurant dealing a death knell to the struggling restaurant.  The damage and repairs required all of the furniture to be moved out of the building.…

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Fence Regulations Being Updated

The Town of Walkersville’s Planning Commission met Wednesday, May 13, 2014 for its regularly scheduled workshop. A request by town commissioners to update fencing regulations monopolized the meeting. Susan Hauver, Planning and Zoning Administrator for the town, presented rules and regulations from various municipalities throughout the state. Planning commissioners spent a considerable time debating the sizes to be permitted on different properties based upon location on a block, zoning, and safety. Consensus seemed to be that residential properties should be limited to fences four feet in height on front yards,…

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