The Charles County Commissioners will conduct a Public Hearing on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., in the County Commissioners' Meeting Room of the Charles County Government Building, La Plata, Maryland, to consider Bill #2018-01 titled Towing Regulations.
The purpose of the Bill is to protect the general welfare and public interests of the residents of the community, and to safeguard the public interests against predatory towing. The Bill adds Sections 19 through 30 of Chapter 287, Code of Charles County. Specifically, the Bill authorizes the Charles County Sheriff’s Office to maintain a towing service permit program, to charge a permit fee to those engaged in the business of towing motor vehicles, and makes it unlawful to provide towing service without a permit. The law does not apply to persons towing their own motor vehicles, or to a towing company that tows a motor vehicle into or through Charles County from a point outside of the County.
Citizens wishing to make oral or written comments are encouraged to attend the hearing. Those individuals or representatives of groups wishing to speak must sign in. Speaker sign-up will begin 30 minutes (½ hour) prior to the hearing and will end at the commencement of the hearing. Each speaker will be allotted three (3) minutes to speak. Written comments may be submitted in lieu of oral testimony, or to expand upon oral testimony, to Danielle Mitchell, Clerk to the County Commissioners, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or to P.O. 2150, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Written comments will be accepted until the Commissioners close the public record. The County Commissioners reserve the right to extend the time frame allotted for the public hearing. Bill #2018-01 is available for review in the County Commissioners Office in the County Government Building.
BY ORDER OF THE CHARLES COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Peter F. Murphy, President
Those citizens with special needs please contact Danielle Mitchell at voice phone number (301) 645-0554 or Maryland Relay Service TDD 1-800-735-2258.
In the event that the notified meeting is canceled due to inclement weather or acts of nature beyond the control of the County, all items scheduled to be discussed or heard at the meeting shall be rescheduled.
Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.