On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Charles County Board of Commissioners met with Maryland Department of Transportation leaders to conduct an annual review of the county’s transportation needs and priorities. Members of the Charles County delegation joined County Commissioners to talk about the need for additional investments in public transit, roads, and other projects that would improve the county’s transportation network.
Open Session Briefings
Staff briefed Commissioners on the Clean Charles Initiative, a program focused on recruiting volunteers and partnering with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office to clean up litter in parks, playgrounds, and community outdoor spaces. A countywide cleanup event is being planned in May 2020. Volunteer groups are invited to apply to participate, and they will be provided with cleanup supplies and trash disposal services. Following the event, volunteers will be recognized at the Blue Crabs Stadium, where they will receive a free game ticket and food voucher for their participation and support.
- Staff briefed Commissioners on a proposed modification that would establish a new closed median, right-in only access point from Rosewick Road, which was approved as presented.
- Commissioners approved a resolution to update the approved Fiscal 2019 Financial Assurance Plan for the county’s Stormwater Permit. The update added nutrient trading as an option to achieve compliance with the permit requirements.
- Commissioners approved a Minor Subdivision Plat and Real Estate Declaration of Intent for the construction of a pump house for Bryan’s Road Well #7 on a designated utility lot of a county-owned parcel of land.
- Commissioners recognized Betsy Burian, president of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce, who will be retiring from her position, and presented a citation expressing appreciation for her leadership and service to the community. View photo in Flickr.
- Commissioners proclaimed November as Native American Heritage Month and recognized the Piscataway Indians, who are indigenous to Southern Maryland and continue to reside and thrive in the area today. View photo in Flickr.
- The Oxon Hill Bicycle and Trail Club presented a gift of watercolor artwork to the Commissioners. The artwork depicts Mallows Bay and the Potomac River waterfront, in recognition of its National Marine Sanctuary Designation. View photo in Flickr.
- Commissioners presented awards to Employees of the Quarter, introduced new employees, and recognized employees who achieved milestones in years of service.
Commissioners appointed Kimberly Johnson to the Fresh Start Academy Advisory Board.