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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Vacancies on Board of Appeals and Police Commission


To be considered to serve on a commission you need to be a resident of the Town of Thurmont. Below is a brief description of each commission.

 The Police Commission is an advisory body to the Thurmont Board of Commissioners on matters concerning the police department. The Commission provides support to the department and promotes them in a positive manner. The members participate in events throughout the year, such as National Night Out, Christmas in Thurmont, Carnival, etc. The members also attempt to find ways to build a positive relationship between the police and our citizens. Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm at the Police Station.

The Board of Appeals meets the second Thursday of each month, but only if there is a case to be heard. Typically, they hear 4 or 5 cases each year, sometimes more – sometimes less. They review cases where residents are requesting variances or exceptions to the existing Zoning Ordinance. There is an on-line training class that takes a couple of hours that you will be asked to complete and you would also be sworn in by the Mayor at a Town Meeting if appointed.

If you are interested, please send a brief submission listing the reason why you would like to serve, along with some background information. These submissions are given to the Mayor and Commissioners to vote on at their Town Meeting.  If appointed you would then be notified.  

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