July 9 Commissioners Meeting Update

For Immediate Release
2019-082
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 3:55pm

July 9 Commissioners Meeting Update

On Tuesday, July 9, the Charles County Board of Commissioners held a meeting with state delegates and senators representing Charles County in the General Assembly. They reviewed the process for sharing legislative priorities and discussed how the Commissioners could submit timely letters-of-support, information or opposition to bills as they are introduced during session, and move through the legislative process. They also discussed options for soliciting public input on the county’s legislative priorities in advance of each legislative session.

Open Session Briefings

  • Charles County Chamber of Commerce Military Alliance Council (MAC) representatives briefed Commissioners on the overview and formation of MAC, which works to promote and support the Indian Head Naval Support Facility, the Velocity Center, the Town of Indian Head, and local economic development.
  • Charles County Early Childhood Advisory Council provided a presentation to Commissioners on the council’s purpose and responsibilities.

Approval Items

Commissioners received public input on the Zoning Map Amendment 19-0001 on the Belike Property, LLC, and Zoning Text Amendment 19-152 on permanent shelters in the General Industrial Zone. Both the Zoning Map Amendment and Zoning Text Amendment were approved.

Commissioners approved the following fiscal requests:

  • A budget transfer request of $102,800 to cover a change order for a granite inliner for the Mattawoman I&I Bryans Road Interceptor project.
  • A budget transfer request of $67,400 to cover staff overtime from water main break repair and to keep the continuity of plant operations.
  • A budget transfer request of $43,600 to cover staff overtime from sewer main break repair and to keep the continuity of plant operations.
  • A budget transfer request of $599,580 to cover non-bondable expenses for certain NPDES capital projects that the Capital Services Division deemed as inactive and ready to close.
  • A letter of support for the Maryland Bikeways Program grant application, to support a feasibility to connect the Indian Head Rail Trail in Charles County and Three Notch Trail in St. Mary’s County.

Appointments

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About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.

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