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St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs


Upcoming MetCom Repairs Along FDR Blvd.

Beginning September 30 at approximately 5:00 a.m. and continuing for a period of twenty-four hours, MetCom will conduct repairs on the 36" gravity sewer along South FDR Boulevard, between Route 246 and Shangri-La Drive.

Access to all facilities and services will remain available, however the following services and areas are expected to be impacted:

-- General traffic thoroughfare - possible delays

-- STS Buses - possible delays

-- Ingress and egress to the following:

--- Lexington Park Library

--- Lexington Park Rescue Squad

--- Side access to the Bay District Fire Department

For more information please contact Chris Soussanin, MetCom's Engineering Department, (301) 737-7400 x 311 or (240) 538-3397.

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Ways to Improve Communication Between Law Enforcement and Community

With the recent scenes of violence and protests in Ferguson, MO fresh in the minds of many, community groups are asking could such an occurrence happen in St. Mary's County?

As a way of improving communication between law enforcement and the St. Mary's County community a Town Hall meeting will take place at on Thursday, September 25 at the Dominion Apostolic Ministries, 21600 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Town Hall begins at 7:00 p.m. and will run until 9:00 p.m.

The goal of the meeting is to discuss policing and the community with the hope of fostering a conversation about ways to improve communication between law enforcement agencies and St. Mary's County residents.

The meeting will be hosted by the Human Relations Commission, Community Leaders, NAACP, and area pastors. The event will be streamed live at dominionapostolic.com and basketball4lyfe.com.

For more information contact Kelsey Bush by email at Kelsey.Bush [at] stmarysmd.com or by phone at 301-475-4200, ext. 1848.

Registration Now Open for Responsible Alcohol Service Training Class

Do you own or manage a restaurant, sell or serve alcohol and are interested in learning responsible alcohol policies? The quarterly Responsible Alcohol Service Training (or R.A.S.T.) course is designed for you.

R.A.S.T. allows participants to review issues identified by enforcement agencies as well as meet and network with peers and county and state officials. The training, held quarterly, is now accepting applicants for the first session of the 2015 grant year, scheduled for Monday, October 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The training takes place in Room 14 inside the Potomac Building on the Governmental Center campus, 23115 Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown.

R.A.S.T. does not fulfill the state mandated alcohol awareness training certification requirement.

The training is free, space is limited. You must RSVP to attend. For more information call 301-475-7844 ext. 1600 or email Tammy Hildebrand at tamara.hildebrand [at] stmarysmd.com.

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