Seal of Caroll County, Maryland

Department of Land and Resource Management

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Department of Land and Resource Management

ADMINISTRATION

Director -Provides overall administrative, fiscal and guidance related to departmental functions. Tom Devilbiss currently holds this position. tdevilbiss@carrollcountymd.gov

NDPES Compliance Specialist - Provides support to Carroll County and the incorporated municipalities regarding compliance with the NPDES and Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits. Coordinates, manages, and implements Phase I and Phase II permit regulation requirements in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. Glenn Edwards and Joanna Reznik currently hold these positions. gedwards@carrollcountymd.gov; jreznik@carrollcountymd.gov

Hydrogeologist - Oversees all activities and projects that involve or affect existing or future community water supply resources. Provides project leadership in watershed management, water resource development/protection issues. Zachary Neal currently holds this position. zneal@carrollcountymd.gov

Special Projects Coordinator - Coordinates development and implementation of the Phase 2 Watershed Implementation Plan as it applies to Carroll County, the Carroll County Water Resources Element, and other "big picture" water supply, wastewater, and water quality issues and plans. Facilities coordination and collaboration on other special planning and water resource projects involving multiple agencies and/or municipalities. Coordinates staff response to planning and environmental state and federal initiatives and legislation. Brenda J. M. Dinne currently holds this position. bdinne@carrollcountymd.gov

GIS Analyst III - Prepares data, maps, and performs analyses for community comprehensive plans within the following Election Districts: #4 (Woolerys), #5 (Sykesville), #9 (Taylorsville), #13 (Mount Airy), and #14 (Barrett). Coordinates projects within the GIS Division. Maintains data and maps for Demographics data, Priority Funding Areas, and other special projects. Performs other duties as directed by the Director. This position is currently held by Sandra L. S. Baber. sbaber@carrollcountymd.gov

GIS Analyst II - Prepares data, maps, and performs analyses for community comprehensive plans within the following Election Districts: #1 (Taneytown), #2 (Uniontown), #3 (Silver Run), #10 (Middleburg), #11 (New Windsor), and #12 (Union Bridge). Updates and maintains the County's Buildable Land Inventory. Maintains data and maps for Agricultural Land Preservation, Rural Legacy, and other special projects. Performs other duties as directed by the Director. This position is currently held by Michael Roberts. mroberts@carrollcountymd.gov

GIS Analyst I - Prepares data, maps, and performs analyses for community comprehensive plans within the following Election Districts: #6 (Manchester), #7 (Westminster), and #8 (Hampstead). Updates and maintains official Carroll County Zoning maps. Maintains data and maps for rezonings and annexations and other special projects. Performs other duties as directed by the Director. This position is currently held by Russell Stone. rstone@carrollcountymd.gov

Administrative Assistant - Assumes chief responsibility for coordinating the work assignments for the Deputy Director of the Department of Land and Resource Management; performs numerous administrative assignments to include support for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance efforts. Bonnie L. Bevard currently holds this position. bbevard@carrollcountymd.gov

AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM

Agricultural Land Preservation Program Manager - Serves as the local Program Manager of the Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. The Program Administrator assists landowners who voluntarily petition their land into Agricultural Preservation districts and sell Agricultural Preservation easements. This position works closely with, and provides staff assistance to, the Carroll County Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board, Planning Commission, and County Commissioners. Monitors and inspects approximately 60 easements per year. Deborah Bowers currently holds this position. carrollagpres@carrollcountymd.gov

Agricultural Land Preservation Specialist - Coordinates program outreach and assists landowners from the application through the settlement process of the various Agricultural Land Preservation programs. Works with the Carroll County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws, and within the goals and objectives of the Carroll County Department of Planning. Works directly with the State in directing the project agreements under the Upper Patapsco and Little Pipe Creek Rural Legacy easement programs. Monitors and inspects approximately 60 easements per year. J. P. Smith, Jr. currently holds this position. carrollagpres@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Technician - Provides secretarial support and services to the Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board and program staff. Prepares agendas for Board meetings and prepares minutes and follow-up correspondence. Researches property deeds and tracks application procedures for each of the land preservation programs and maintains the GIS database for these programs. This position is currently held by Jackie Brathuhn. carrollagpres@carrollcountymd.gov

BUREAU OF DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

Bureau Chief - This position manages and supervises the operations and work program of the Bureau, including oversight of development plan review and processing, testing for adequate public facilities, bonding and recordation. Clayton R. Black currently serves in this capacity. cblack@carrollcountymd.gov

Engineering Review - - This position performs the technical review of the engineering design of roads, storm drains, and traffic studies for subdivisions and site plans, in accordance with the County's Road and Storm Drain Design Manual. This position is currently vacant.

Development Review Coordinators - This position performs technical reviews of subdivisions, site plans, and off-conveyances to ensure compliance with accepted design and planning practices, in accordance with State and local laws. This position also coordinates the development review process by acting as a project manager. Laura Matyas, and John Breeding currently serve in this capacity. lmatyas@carrollcountymd.gov, and jbreeding@carrollcountymd.gov

Legal Document & Surety Coordinator - This position coordinates the processing of legal documents for site development and subdivision plans. The position also oversees the routing of site plan and record plat mylars. The position coordinates the establishment of bond amounts required for the Public Works Agreement and processes bond releases. Debra Clinton currently serves in this capacity. dclinton@carrollcountymd.gov

Development Review Technician - This position is responsible for entering data into the development tracking system, filing, scanning mylars and a variety of other tasks to support the technical review staff. Patricia Schaeffer currently holds this position. pschaeffer@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Technician - Serves as the secretary for the Bureau Chiefs of Planning and Development Review, provides a variety of administrative, secretarial, clerical, and receptionist services. Stephanie Haines currently holds this position. shaines@carrollcountymd.gov

BUREAU OF RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Bureau Chief - Oversees all activities and projects related to resource management, which includes water resource management, forestry/landscaping, floodplain management, and stormwater management. In addition, oversees all activities and projects relating to the NPDES permit and those projects that involve or affect existing or future community groundwater supply sources. Gale J. Engles currently holds this position. gengles@carrollcountymd.gov

Water Resource Supervisor - Oversees the activities of our Water Resource Division related to water resources and watershed restoration projects. Byron Madigan currently holds this position. bmadigan@carrollcountymd.gov

Water Resources Specialist (Water Resource Division) - Oversees activities related to the protection and management of impacts to surface water resources in Carroll County. Oversees the monitoring program at Piney Run. Rob Flora-Nakoski and Tracy Eberhard currently hold this position. rfloranakoski@carrollcountymd.gov and teberhard@carrollcountymd.gov

Water Resources Technician (Water Resource Division) - Provides technical support to the division and the Towns. Responsible for updating and managing the GIS databases and provides the primary GIS support for division projects. Ashlee Harvey currently hold this position. aharvey@carrollcountymd.gov

Watershed Management Specialist - Coordinates and implements watershed assessment, restoration, and management practices for the Carroll County watershed management efforts in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. Assists in performing watershed assessment studies as needed. This position is currently held by Janet O'Meara. jomeara@carrollcountymd.gov

Stormwater Management Engineer - Responsible for the review and approval of stormwater management. Provides in-house design for stormwater/storm drainage projects when needed. Also currently responsible for the review and approval of floodplain delineations and impacts related to development projects. Martin B. Covington, III, P.E. currently holds this position. mcovington@carrollcountymd.gov

Stormwater Management Review Assistant - Provides technical support and review for stormwater management related to development projects. Also provides staff support to Forestry review. Myron R. Frock currently holds this position. mfrock@carrollcountymd.gov

Watershed Restoration Specialist - Provides technical design for and oversees completion of improvement projects for the Carroll County watershed restoration efforts in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws and reviews development plans. This position is currently held by Chris Heyn. cheyn@carrollcountymd.gov

Forest Conservation Specialist - Manages the Forest Conservation Program and administers the Landscape Manual. Responsible for the review and approval of all forest conservation projects related to development projects. Jonathan Bowman currently holds this position. jbowman@carrollcountymd.gov

Floodplain Management Specialist - Coordinates the operations of the Carroll County Floodplain Management Program. Provides review and coordinates floodplain standards to new development in accordance with Federal, State, and local laws. Maps and tracks, via database, floodplain protection measures within the County. Assists in performing watershed assessment studies as needed. Pat Varga currently holds this position. pvarga@carrollcountymd.gov

Watershed Grants Analyst - Provides information to assist in the identification and development of grant opportunities for the Department of Land Use, Planning, and Development relating to environmental restoration. Kelly Martin currently holds this position. kmartin@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Associate - Provides secretarial support and services to the Bureau staff. Responsible for receptionist duties, plan tracking, and forest database management. Karen Miller currently holds this position. kemiller@carrollcountymd.gov

Office Technician - Provides lead secretarial services for the Bureau. Assists with operating and capital budget management. Manages equipment, supplies, and related inventories. Creates and updates databases and manages scheduling of calendars. Kim Dubbert currently holds this position. kdubbert@carrollcountymd.gov

Chief Reviewer/Inspector - Administers and coordinates grading, sediment control, landscape, forest conservation, and stormwater management inspections and enforcement programs in accordance with Carroll County's Ordinances and Federal, State, and local regulations. Oversees inspectors' work assignments, schedules, and workflow for residential and commercial/industrial sites, road and building construction, stream and wetland protection/restoration, and landscape/forestation projects as related to appropriate ordinances and programs including joint reviews/inspections. Also performs inspections. This position is currently held by Timothy Hare. thare@carrollcountymd.gov

Environmental Inspector/Grading Reviewers (4 Positions) - Performs grading reviews, inspections, and enforcement, as well as sediment control, landscape, forest conservation, and stormwater management inspections and enforcement activities for residential and commercial/industrial sites, road and building construction, stream and wetland protection/restoration, and landscape/forestation projects in accordance with Carroll County Ordinances and Federal, State, and local regulations. These positions are currently held by: Steve DeBerry, Teresa Fair, Mark Brewer, and Rich Wolters.

OFFICE OF ZONING ADMINISTRATION

Zoning Administrator - Interprets and enforces the zoning ordinance. Conducts administrative and variance hearings to Chapter 223, Zoning Ordinance, Chapter 134, Landscape Enhancement or Development, and Chapter 103, Development and Subdivision of Land. Testifies for the court judicial system and Board of Zoning Appeals. Interacts with the public and other agencies to ensure the appropriate use of land. Oversees and manages the Office of Zoning Administration. Performs as Hearing Officer for the Bureau of Housing and Community Development. Acts as Hearing Officer for the Department of Public Works appeals process, for their weed and trash abatement program. Jay Voight is currently serving as the Zoning Administrator. jvoight@carrollcountymd.gov

Zoning Inspector - Interprets and enforces the zoning ordinance through field inspections while responding to complaints from the public. Prepares reports and testifies on violations for review by the Zoning Administrator, Board of Zoning Appeals, and the court judicial system. Interprets and answers questions from the public related to the zoning ordinance. Approves and ensures that building permits comply with the zoning ordinance. Robin Zile currently holds this position. rzile@carrollcountymd.gov

Zoning Technician - Conducts zoning investigations on complaints received from the public, in accordance with the Carroll County Zoning Ordinance. The Zoning Technician prepares reports and testifies on violations to the court judicial system. Provides services to citizens by answering questions, providing information, making referrals to other agencies, and appropriately follows through with resolutions of complaints received from the public. Assures building permits comply with the requirements of the zoning ordinance. Performs numerous administrative assignments as delegated by the Zoning Administrator. Kierstin Eggerl currently holds this position. keggerl@carrollcountymd.gov

Administrative Assistant - Interprets and enforces the zoning ordinance while dealing with the public in person or by phone. Assures that building permits comply with the requirements of the zoning ordinance. Coordinates, reviews, and processes all applications for Zoning Administration hearings. Provides service to customers by answering questions, providing information, and assuring appropriate follow through and/or resolution. Receives and initiates investigations for the Zoning Inspector. Assumes chief responsibility for coordinating the business calendar of the Zoning Administrator. Performs numerous administrative assignments delegated by the Zoning Administrator. Jeanne Mills currently holds this position. jmills@carrollcountymd.gov