Town of Smithsburg, MD
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Smithsburg 2-3-2004 as Ch. 6 of the 2004 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
171a Drug-Free School Zone Map
Pursuant to the provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Charter of the Town of Smithsburg, and, in particular, but not limited thereto, the provisions of § 4-124 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, the Mayor and Council of the Town of Smithsburg, Maryland, do hereby declare that the Drug-Free School Zone Map produced on or about 7th day of November 1989 by the Board of Education of Washington County, Maryland (said map bearing a date of September 1989), a copy of which is attached hereto, incorporated herein, and made a part hereof, is hereby approved and adopted as an official finding and record of the location and areas within the municipality of property which is used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any private or public elementary or secondary school or school board and of the areas on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[2]
Editor's Note: The Drug-Free School Zone Map is included at the end of this chapter.
The Drug-Free School Zone Map approved and adopted pursuant to § 171-1 of this chapter shall continue to constitute an official finding and record as to the location and boundaries of areas on or within 1,000 feet of property owned by or leased to any private or public elementary or secondary school or school board which is used for school purposes until such time, if any, that this chapter shall be amended to reflect any additions or deletions with respect to the location and boundaries of school property and drug-free school zones.
The school board, or the chief administrative officer in the case of any private or parochial school, is hereby directed and shall have the continuing obligation to promptly notify the Town Engineer and the Town Attorney of any changes or contemplated changes in the location and boundaries of any property owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board and which is used for school purposes.
The Town Clerk-Treasurer of the Town of Smithsburg is hereby directed to receive and to keep on file the original of the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 171-1 of this chapter and to provide at a reasonable cost a true copy thereof to any person, agency or court which may from time to time request such a copy, along with a certification that such copy is a true copy of the map approved and adopted herein and kept on file and the date thereof. It is hereby further directed that a true copy of such map and of this chapter shall be provided without cost to the County Clerk, the Clerk of the Circuit Court for Washington County, Maryland, and to the office of the States Attorney for Washington County, Maryland.
The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:
A. 
It is understood that the map approved and adopted pursuant to § 171-1 of this chapter was prepared and is intended to be used as evidence in prosecutions arising under the criminal laws of this state and that, pursuant to state law, such map shall constitute prima facie evidence of the following:
(1) 
The location of elementary and secondary schools within the municipality;
(2) 
The boundaries of the real property which is owned by or leased to such schools or a school board;
(3) 
That such school property is and continues to be used for school purposes; and
(4) 
The location and boundaries of areas which are on or within 1,000 feet of such school property.
B. 
Except as is otherwise expressly noted on the face of the approved and adopted map, which is incorporated herein, all of the property depicted on the map approved and adopted herein as school property was owned by, occupied by, leased to or utilized for school purposes to a school or school board as defined herein and was being used for school purposes as of July 9, 1987.
C. 
Pursuant to the provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland, a prosecutor is not precluded from introducing or relying upon any other evidence or testimony to establish a violation of the offense defined in that statute, including use of a map or diagram other than the one approved and adopted pursuant to § 171-1 of this chapter. The failure of the map approved herein to depict the location and boundaries of any property which is, in fact, used for school purposes and which is owned by or leased to any elementary or secondary school or school board (as defined herein), whether the absence of such depiction is the result of inadvertent omission or the result of any changes in the location and boundaries of such property which have not yet been incorporated into a revised approved map, shall not be deemed to be an official finding and record that such property is not owned by or leased to a school or school board or that such property is not used for school purposes.
D. 
All of the requirements set forth in § 5-627 of the Criminal Law Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, concerning the preparation, approval and adoption of a Drug-Free School Zone Map, have been complied with and, insofar as are applicable, are incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
All other provisions of the Annotated Code of Maryland applicable to the subject of this chapter are incorporated herein and made a part hereof insofar as the same are pertinent and applicable.
F. 
For purposes of this chapter, amendments and/or revisions made from time to time by the appropriate governmental authorities of the map referred to in § 171-1 have the same legal effect as the map originally approved.