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Charles Co. Gov. News Briefs


County Accepting Legislative Proposals until Oct. 14

Any citizen, group, or organization interested in submitting a legislative proposal or suggestion for revision or amendment to an existing state law should submit a written request by Tuesday, Oct. 14 to:

Legislative Request
Office of the County Attorney
P.O. Box 2150
La Plata, MD 20646

The Charles County Commissioners have established the time guidelines for the preparation of their 2015 General Assembly Legislative Package. Each proposal requiring Maryland General Assembly enactment will be included in a preliminary package available for distribution on Friday, Oct. 17 and presented to the County Commissioners at a public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Anyone submitting a proposal will be asked to attend the hearing to provide a brief synopsis of the initiative and answer questions.

A preliminary work session is scheduled tentatively for Tuesday, Oct. 28 to review the proposals and determine which ones will be included in the County Commissioners’ 2015 General Assembly Legislative Package and forwarded to the Charles County Delegation for consideration.

For more information, call the Office of the County Attorney at 301-645-0555. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Meeting to Discuss Malcolm Area Sludge Permit Set for Oct. 6

Residents are encouraged to attend an informational public meeting to discuss the sewage sludge utilization permit for Residents are encouraged to attend an informational public meeting to discuss the sewage sludge utilization permit for the Malcolm area. The meeting will be held at Malcolm Elementary School (14760 Poplar Hill Road, Waldorf) on Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Representatives from Synagro, Charles County Department of Health, Maryland Department of the Environment, and the Charles County Environmental Program will be present to address questions and concerns.

For more information, contact Charles Rice, environmental program manager at 301-645-0651 or RiceC@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

State Approves Funding for Port Tobacco Park

Charles County will receive $630,000 in federal grant funding to use for the Port Tobacco Park acquisition. The county previously received $305,000 in Program Open Space funds for this project.

Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the project at their Sept. 17 meeting in Annapolis.

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