LEONARDTOWN, MD – The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will hold a Board meeting regarding the budget approval on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 9:15 a.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room of the Central Administration Building, 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown, Maryland.
For additional information, call (301) 475-5511, ext. 32177.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing on February 26, 2019 at 9:00 am in the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, Maryland, to consider a correction to the Fifteenth Amendment to rectify the discrepancy between the amendment as currently written and the DROP Plan and to restate the Sheriff’s Office Retirement Plan document by incorporating amendments one through fifteen.
Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearing.
Note, that as a result of the evidence and comments made at the public hearing, a correction may be made to the 15th amendment.
Written comments, questions and suggestions may be submitted on or before September 18, 2018, to: Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Copies of the correction to the 15th Amendment is available in the Department of Human
Resources, Potomac Building, 3rd floor, 23115 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650, www.stmarysmd.com
The Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering (Emergency Commission) today announced guidelines to allow the public to submit congressional boundary plans.
On November 26, 2018, Governor Larry Hogan signed Executive Order 01.01.2018.29 creating the Emergency Commission on Sixth Congressional District Gerrymandering, a nonpartisan commission to comply with a federal court order requiring Maryland to draw new boundaries for the 6th Congressional District.
?The nine-member Emergency Commission is charged with developing new 6th Congressional District boundaries in an open and transparent manner to address all constitutional violations.
Three public meetings were held in Frederick County (January 14), Montgomery County (January 31) and Allegany County (February 6); the meetings were also live-streamed.
To propose a plan to be reviewed by the Emergency Commission, please go to https://governor.maryland.gov/free-and-fair/ and click on Propose a Plan.
Plans can be submitted through February 27 and will be reviewed before the Emergency Commission approves and certifies a proposed redistricting plan and map with adjusted boundary lines on March 4.
Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Department of Emergency Services & Technology will host a SKYWARN – Basics training session on April 25, 2019 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The address is 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, MD.
Citizens with an interest in weather and/or who would like to help the local National Weather Service (NWS) office to provide ground truth on atmospheric conditions seen on radar, satellites and various reporting stations are encouraged to attend.
Attendees will be trained by NWS personal to recognize features associated with developing, mature and dissipating thunderstorms which cause hazardous weather such as lightning, flooding, hail, tornadoes and downbursts. Basics about winter weather and tropical hazards will also be taught.
At the end of the course, registrants will be assigned a SKYWARN® spotter number which will be maintained in the official database at the NWS in Sterling, Virginia. Attendees will also be directed on how to report this vital weather information.
Registering for a SKYWARN® Class
Interested citizens are required to pre-register for all classes. This is necessary to control class size and provide the proper amount of handouts. Classes have a limited amount of space. Registrants are asked to notify the Department of Emergency Service if they are unable to attend in order to make the spot available to another individual. Future classes will be announced on this page. All training classes and SKYWARN® membership are free.
To register for the SKYWARN Basics training go to: http://www.weather.gov/lwx/skywarn
For more information, please call 301-475-4200 Ext. *2124 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Feb. 12, 2019 – The Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter reached an exciting milestone recently after a local family adopted Tobi, a 1-year-old black lab who is the 100th animal from the shelter to find a new home.
Tobi came to the animal shelter after a previous owner moved out of Maryland and was unable to take the dog. The owner wanted the best for Tobi and shared as much information as possible to help the shelter find him a good home. Calvert County Deputy Sheriff James Flynt visited the shelter and instantly matched with the animal.
“This is only one of 100 happy stories where animals entering our shelter have found loving homes through adoption,” said Animal Services Deputy Director Crystal Dowd. “Every single animal deserves to be celebrated equally and we are ecstatic to reach this milestone.”
The nearly 13,000 square-foot-facility, located at 5055 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick, opened in November 2018 has the capacity to house an estimated 200 animals. The shelter has fenced-in play yards, cat condos, a cat patio, indoor and outdoor meet-and-greet areas for dogs, grooming and bathing space, an exotic animal room and a 1,380-square-foot barn to house livestock should there be the need.
For more information on the county’s animal shelter, visit Calvertcountyanimalshelter.com or contact the shelter directly at 410-535-7387. Like Calvert County Government on Facebook.
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today $53.3 million in FY 2018 Continuum of Care Program grants to support local homeless programs in Maryland.
“Local communities in Maryland are on the front lines, working day in and day out to reduce homelessness,” said Joe DeFelice, Regional Administrator of HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region. “I’m pleased we can bolster their efforts by renewing support to 143 existing programs and funding 20 new, promising projects.”
HUD grants support a broad array of interventions designed to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness, particularly those living in places not meant for habitation, located in sheltering programs, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Each year, HUD serves more than a million people through emergency shelter, transitional and permanent housing programs.
HUD continues to challenge state and local planning organizations called ‘Continuums of Care’ to support their highest performing local programs that have proven most effective in meeting the needs of persons experiencing homelessness in their communities. Many of these state and local planners also embraced HUD’s call to shift funds from existing underperforming projects to create new ones that are based on best practices that will further their efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
Nationally, HUD announced nearly $2 billion in January to renew funding to thousands of local homeless assistance programs. Of this amount, $202 million will go to new local projects. This funding represents a record investment to support state and local efforts across the nation to reduce and end homelessness.