Teresa Maria Buehler and Steven R. Jones are now members of the Calvert County Planning Commission. They previously served as alternates.
Prince Frederick, MD – The revamping of the Calvert County Planning Commission appears to be complete. On March 28, the Calvert County Commissioners appointed three new members to the panel that oversees commercial, residential and institutional site plans in the county’s non-municipal areas. In appointing St. Leonard business owner Teresa Maria Buehler and law enforcement officer Steven R. Jones to the planning commission, the board elevated the recently appointed alternates to full, five-year terms. Buehler and Jones were selected as alternates after a majority of the commissioners voted to suspend Chairman Maurice Lusby and Vice Chairman Mike Phipps. Earlier this year, the majority of commissioners voted to expel Lusby and offer Phipps an alternate position or expulsion. See previous story
With Buehler and Jones now appointed members, the panel has no alternates.
Longtime planning commission member William B. Glascock III opted not to seek a third full-time term on the panel. To fill that vacancy, Commissioner Steve Weems [R – At large] nominated John Toohey. Like Glascock, Toohey, who is an English instructor at the Career and Technology Academy, resides in the First Election District.
Commissioners’ President Tom Hejl [R – At large] stated that he believes Toohey has “a reasonable background” that qualifies him for planning commission.
Other applicants for the vacancies were Second Election District residents Timothy Davis, Christopher J. Moore and Cheryl Hall Quade. “All of the applicants are certainly qualified,” said Commissioner Pat Nutter [R – District 2], adding that Toohey’s selection helps maintain geographic balance on the planning commission.
“I am very excited by the opportunity to serve,” Toohey told TheBayNet.com. “It comes at a great time for me, as I am retiring from CCPS this year, so I am looking forward to a chance for new learning experience and moving on into the next chapter of my life.”
Earlier this month the planning commission voted unanimously to appoint Carolyn McHugh chair and Gregory A. Kernan vice chairman. McHugh, Kernan and the planning commission’s senior-most member, Robert W. Reed, are the only members of the seven-person panel who were on the commission this time last year.
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