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On The Agenda: Fortunetelling Regulations, Kentlands Survey Results

The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will meet for a work session Monday night at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Monday evening's Gaithersburg mayor and City Council work session will feature two discussion topics: A proposed text amendment providing zoning regulations for fortunetellers and the results of the Kentlands Main Street survey.

City staff received authorization to proceed with a text amendment regarding fortunetelling businesses in Gaithersburg at the June 18, 2012, mayor and City Council meeting.

The first amendment would repeal a rule prohibiting fortunetelling within the city of Gaithersburg, resulting from the 2010 Maryland Court of Appeals case Nefedro v. Montgomery County, Maryland, et al, which made fortunetelling businesses legal in the county.

The second amendment will provide zoning regulations to allow for the appropriate location for fortunetellers and similar uses, according to city documents.

City officials will also be presented with the results of the Kentlands Main Street survey.

The survey was mailed to all households in the Kentlands, Lakelands and Quince Orchard Park neighborhoods along with business owners, and commercial property owners to solicit feedback on the Main Street business corridor.

The surveys were designed to generate opinions on the perceptions and quality of Main Street’s commercial sector, as well as to seek recommendations on how to enhance its appeal and strengthen its performance as a shopping and dining destination.

The full agenda and background information for both discussion topics can be found on the city of Gaithersburg website.

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