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. 10 of the 2004 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor and Council have determined it to be in the best interest of the residents and citizens of the community and in the interest of protecting the public health and safety and/or the more efficient operation of governmental operations and uniformity to provide for the enforcement by the county of certain county ordinances otherwise not applicable within the Town and/or for the enforcement by the county of certain Town ordinances.
The Charter of the Town of Smithsburg and § 4-111 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland authorize the Mayor and Council of Smithsburg as a municipal corporation to establish certain minimum codes as set forth and to authorize, request and designate Washington County to enforce and administer such codes if it so desires.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[Amended 5-5-2009]
A. 
The following are county ordinances which have been adopted and are considered to be in force in the corporate limits of the Town of Smithsburg, a municipal corporation, enforcement to be by the county:
(1) 
The county ordinance regulating stormwater management, as amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time, by whatever name it may be known.
(2) 
The county ordinance regulating forest conservation, as amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time, by whatever name it may be known.
(3) 
All county building, electrical or construction-activity-related ordinances, unless the Town has adopted a specific ordinance on the same general subject matter in Chapter 146 or Chapter 292 of this Code.
(4) 
The county ordinance regulating floodplain management, as amended, supplemented or replaced from time to time, by whatever name it may be known.
B. 
The effective date of all such amendments, supplements and replacements shall be the same effective date as the same have for enforcement within Washington County, Maryland, but outside of any municipality. For the purposes of this section, the terms "amendments," "supplements" and "replacements" include any transition ordinances or provisions adopted by the county.
The following are Town ordinances that it has adopted and are considered to be in force in the corporate limits of the Town of Smithsburg, a municipal corporation, enforcement thereof to be by the appropriate county authorities by agreement between the Town and the county:
A. 
Livability Code or Chapter 240 of this Code.
[Added 7-1-2005]
The following are county ordinances that have been adopted and are considered to be in force in the corporate limits of the Town of Smithsburg, a municipal corporation, enforcement to be by the Town:
A. 
That portion of the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance for Washington County, Maryland, in effect on July 1, 2005, as amended by the county from time to time, to the extent that the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance contains school adequacy tests, which portion of the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance for Washington County, Maryland, as amended by the county from time to time, is hereby made applicable within the Town.