The Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company property is one step away from officially being drawn into the town limits.
The Town Council voted unanimously last week to direct the Planning Commission to prepare and recommend an amendment to the town’s 2011 Comprehensive Plan to add in the recently annexed 15.38-acre Lovettsville Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company property off Berlin Turnpike. The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing and recommend a Comprehensive Plan amendment to the Town Council for a final vote. Zoning Administrator Josh Bateman said that could happen by March or April.
This is the final step in an annexation process that started being discussed in 2015, when former Mayor Bob Zoldos suggested that the property be brought into town limits upon learning that the county would build a $14.5 million fire station there. Since then, the volunteers submitted an annexation application to the town, which the Town Council approved in June 2018. In September, the Board of Supervisors and the Town Council both voted to approve a boundary line agreement.