Sun, December 1, 2013
Christmas in the Woods
CCA Festival of Trees
Christmas Open House
Bel Air Christmas Celebration
Mon, December 2, 2013
Town Hall Meeting
Thu, December 5, 2013
Planning Commission meeting - Cancelled
Sat, December 7, 2013
Authors & Artists Sale
Sun, December 8, 2013
Bel Air Community Band Concert
Colonial Candlelight Concert and Tea
Tue, December 10, 2013
Commissioners' Work Session
Sun, December 15, 2013
Bel Air Community Chorus Holiday Concert
Mon, December 16, 2013
Thu, December 19, 2013
Girls Night Out
Sun, December 22, 2013
Merry Tuba Christmas
Wed, December 25, 2013
For Additional Information
Robert Syphard, Senior Planner
Town of Bel Air
Department of Planning & Community Development
705 E. Churchville Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
Purpose - The Town of Bel Air is situated between two stream valleys, Winters Run and Bynum Run. Naturally, this leads to non-tidal wetland issues and floodplain impacts. The Environmental division of the Planning Department evaluates and works with property owners to mitigate impacts on these wetlands, floodplains, steep slopes, forested areas and on tree retention programs.
Source Water Protection Plan for Bel Air
Any development project requires the submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) addressing identification, protection, impact mitigation, and enhancement of the environmental resources of the project site and its vicinity. Submission requirements typically include maps and analysis, and narrative fully and accurately describing the environmental impact of the proposed development. The EIAR is submitted to the Planning Department at the time of request for project development.
Floodplain and Wetlands Information
The Town Planning Department handles all Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) questions. Copies of the FIRM are available for review at the Planning and Public Works building and at the Town Hall.
As a service to current and potential homeowners and business owners in the Town of Bel Air, the Planning Department will determine the proximity of Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) for properties located within the Town limits based on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The Town maintains elevation certificates and/or related information for any new or substantially improved structures located in Special Flood Hazard Areas since the Town’s inception into the National Flood Insurance Program in September 1981.
Wetland areas as determined through engineered delineations are mapped and available for in-house review at the Planning Department.
Tree Replacement/Forest Conservation
The Town Development Regulations require the mapping and evaluation of tree cover prior to issuance of any permit. Small lot development (under 40,000 square feet) requires an individual tree stand delineation. Large lot development (over 40,000 square feet) requires a Forest Stand Delineation (FSD) and Forest Conservation Plan (FCP) as indicated in Chapter 216 of the Bel Air Town Code. Copies of the requirements are available at the Planning Department.
Town of Bel Air Champion Tree List
Proper Tree Selection
Proper Tree Topping
Why Hire an Arborist brochure
Leave it on the Lawn brochure
Tree City USA website: www.treecityusa.com