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Community Services Announces Spring Break Operating Schedule

The Department of Community Services wish to remind residents of the following schedule changes for Thursday, April 2 through Monday, April 6.

Thursday, April 2

-- School Based Community Centers: Closed.

-- Lackey and North Point indoor pools: Open from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday, April 3

-- Senior Centers: Closed.

-- Nanjemoy Community Center: Closed.

-- School Based Community Centers: Closed.

-- Port Tobacco Recreation Center: Closed.

-- Lackey and North Point indoor pools: Open from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

-- Elite Gymnastics: Open.

Saturday, April 4

-- Nanjemoy Community Center: Closed.

-- School Based Community Centers: Closed.

-- Port Tobacco Recreation Center: Closed.

-- Lackey and North Point indoor pools will be open from Noon – 6 p.m.

-- Elite Gymnastics: Open.

Sunday, April 5

-- Nanjemoy Community Center: Closed.

-- School Based Community Centers: Closed.

-- Port Tobacco Recreation Center: Closed.

-- Lackey and North Point indoor pools: Closed.

-- Elite Gymnastics: Closed.

Monday, April 6

-- School Based Community Centers: Closed.

-- Lackey and North Point indoor pools: Open from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.

For more information on events and opportunities offered by the Dept. of Community Services, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/CS or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

2015 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Begins April 4

The Charles County Department of Public Works would like to remind citizens that the first household hazardous waste collection for this year will be held on Saturday, April 4. The household hazardous waste collection site is located in the parking lot of the Department of Public Works building, located at 10430 Audie Lane, off of Radio Station Road in La Plata. Collection hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Items accepted free of charge include: pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, gasoline, oil-based paint, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals, fluorescent lights, mercury thermometers, and other poisons found in the home. Please remember to mark any container that does not have a readable, original label.

Unacceptable materials include bio-medical waste (sharps, needles, anything with bodily fluids), latex paint, prescription drugs, and ammunition. Used motor oil, anti-freeze, propane tanks, and batteries are accepted on a regular basis at various collection sites. Latex paint is not considered hazardous waste and can be placed in your household trash as long as it is solidified. This can be accomplished by adding kitty litter, shredded paper, paint hardener, or sawdust to aid in drying it out.

Household hazardous waste collection will occur on the first Saturday of each month through December. Upcoming 2015 collection dates are: April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11* (Due to July 4th Holiday), Aug. 1, Sep. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5.

For more information, call the Charles County Department of Public Works, Environmental Resources Division at 301-932-3599 or 301-870-2778, or the landfill and recycling information line at 301-932-5656. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

March 24 Board of Appeals Meeting Canceled

The Charles County Board of Appeals meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 is canceled.

Board of Appeals meetings are generally held on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month, unless otherwise noted. The next regular meeting of the Board of Appeals is scheduled for Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners’ meeting room at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore St., La Plata).

For more information, contact Ms. Carrol Everett, Clerk to the Board of Appeals, at 301-645-0540 or EverettC@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

Commissioners Proclaim March as Women's History Month

On Tuesday, March 17, the Charles County Commissioners proclaimed the month of March as Women’s History Month. Women have played and continue to play critical roles to advance our country economically, culturally, and socially.

American women have been leaders in women’s suffrage, the emancipation movement, the industrial labor movement, the civil rights movements, and the peace movement. Women continue to make significant monetary investments in charitable organizations, with contributions in the United States estimated at $569.5 billion annually by 2030.

The Commissioners recognize the Charles County Commission for Women for supporting and publicizing legislation affecting the women and families in the community, as well as advocating on behalf of these individuals. The Commission for Women is a non-partisan group of women leaders in our community established in 1996. Charles County residents benefit daily from the efforts of dedicated women leaders who make a difference in the quality of life for women and families.

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