St. Mary's County Government News Briefs

Human Relations Commission January Meeting Date Change

The Human Relations Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 4, has been changed to Wednesday, January 11. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in Room 14 of the Potomac Building located at 23115 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown.

Recreation and Parks Board January Meeting Canceled

The St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks Board meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 5, 2012 has been canceled.

Recreation and Parks Board meetings are generally held on the first Thursday of each month, unless otherwise noted. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., in the public meeting room of the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown.

For more information, contact the St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks at (301) 475-4200, ext. 1811.

Commission on Aging Meeting for December 26 Canceled

The Commission on Aging meeting scheduled for Monday, December 26 has been canceled due to the Christmas holiday. The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 23 at 1:00 the Garvey Senior Activity Center, 41780 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown.

State and County Reminds Businesses and Groups About New Law Regulating the Posting of Signs

A new state law which took effect on October 1 makes signs posted within right of ways by businesses and groups illegal and subject to removal.

The State Highway Administration (SHA) regulates signs within the right of ways and advertising signs on private property adjacent to State roads according to Federal and State laws.

These signs include official traffic safety signs and informational signs - which are either regulated by State law, or maintained or issued a valid permit by SHA.

The three month grace period for those who post signs illegally expires January 1, 2012. After that date illegally posted signs are subject to removal, and businesses and individuals face a $25 fine.

For more information about the new law and the types of signs affected go to:

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