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Workshop to Highlight Business Opportunities Related to Cove Point Plant Expansion

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development, the Bay Business Group and the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to provide a workshop on Thursday, March 6, 9 to 11:30 a.m. for business owners who want to take advantage of opportunities presented by the proposed expansion of the Dominion Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal.

The workshop will be held at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick campus, Building B. The event is free, but participants can register by emailing info@ecalvert.com or calling 410-535-4583. The event will be beneficial for contractors who want to get involved with the expansion project; vendors of construction products; and businesses offering services that might be useful during the construction.

If the Dominion Cove Point expansion project is approved it is expected to bring approximately 3,000 jobs to Maryland at the peak of construction and promises to be one of the largest construction projects in Maryland’s history. Dominion has hired IHI/Kiewit Cove Point, a joint venture of IHI E&C and Kiewit Energy Company, as its engineering, procurement and construction contractor.

A website, http://www.1covepoint.com, was created by IHI/Kiewit for suppliers, subcontractors, construction product retailers and local businesses that would like the opportunity to work with IHI/Kiewit on the project.

North Beach Drainage Project to Include Environmentally Friendly Features

County Stormwater Management Effort to Help Remediate Flooding, Filter Runoff Pollutants

The Calvert County Department of Public Works is undertaking a drainage remediation project in North Beach that promises to alleviate flooding while helping improve runoff water quality.

This month engineers are surveying the area along 5th Street between Chicago Avenue and Greenwood Avenue where the yards of homes would routinely flood following rain storms. Plans call for the roadway ditch line to be repaired and reshaped to improve drainage.

The county is taking this opportunity to design a solution that will better filter the water to remove road runoff pollutants. Crews will convert the ditch along the southern portion of 5th Street to a grass swale engineered to collect runoff and allow it to percolate into the ground. A special filter material under the grass surface will help remove road contaminants while the grass helps reduce the velocity of the flowing water.

Following engineering and design work, construction on the drainage project will begin by this fall.

State Funds Allocated for Hallowing Point Park

Calvert County will receive $49,392 through Program Open Space to further fund the development of Hallowing Point Park to include an additional baseball field parking lot, restrooms, several picnic shelters and a new ADA-accessible playground area to replace the existing 20-year-old playground. Funds totaling $371,687 were previously approved by the State Board of Public Works.

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