Planning Commission

The Planning Commission consists of five (5) members appointed by the Mayor and Council from among the residents of Town. The five members serve for five (5) staggered years. The current members are:

Joyce Morales,
Term Expires: November 2022

Patty Cartagena-Santiago,
Term Expires: November 2018

Sam Johnston,
Term Expires: November 2021

Maurice Morton,
Term Expires: November 2020

Lewis Teat,
Term Expires: November 2022



The Planning Commission meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public as required by the Maryland Open Meetings Act.


The Planning Commission is responsible for providing the Comprehensive Plan to the Mayor and Council to ensure the development of public and private property, both within the Town limits and areas within one (1) mile outside of its boundaries. The Planning Commission is also responsible for the approval of all new sub-divisions and zoning amendments. As part of the requirements of Land Use Regulation of the Annotated Code for the State of Maryland, the Planning Commission must submit an Annual Report to the Mayor and Council and the Maryland Department of Planning.