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Work Session Scheduled for St. Charles Properties on Sept. 1

On Tuesday, Sept. 1 the Charles County Board of Commissioners will hold a work session on two proposed Planned Development Zone Amendments (PDZAs). During the work session, the Commissioners will review the following proposed amendments: PDZA #14-90 (18), Amendment to the Villages of Wooded Glen and Piney Reach Master Plan; and PDZA #14-90 (19), Amendment to the Fairway Village Master Plan.

The Sept. 1 work session is follow up to a July 14 presentation in which the Commissioners elected to defer formal action on the requested amendments. The Commissioners offered the applicant, St. Charles Community LLC, an opportunity to modify the proposed plan, and present the modifications on Sept 1. Upon review of the modified plan, the Commissioners may schedule a second public hearing, at which time the public is permitted to provide comments as part of the official record.

The Board of Commissioners works diligently to consider all public comments before making zoning changes in Charles County. Although the official record is not open at this time, the Commissioners welcome comments from residents at any time during the zoning process. All comments received are forwarded to the Commissioners for review.

Residents wishing to comment should contact Danielle Mitchell at 301-645-0554 or Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Aug. 10 Lake Acton Public Meeting Canceled

The Planned Development Zone Amendment #12-24 (Lake Acton) public meeting scheduled to take place during the Monday, Aug. 10 Planning Commission Meeting is canceled. The Planning Commission will meet to conduct business on other agenda items at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10, in the Commissioners’ meeting room at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).

Visit for Planning Commission agendas and minutes.

For more information, contact Ms. Theresa Pickeral, Clerk to the Planning Commission, at 301-645-0638 or

Commissioners Congratulate Vice Principal of the Year

On Tuesday, July 21, the Charles County Board of Commissioners recognized Louis D’Ambrosio as the 2015 Charles County Public Schools Vice Principal of the Year. D’Ambrosio served as a vice principal at William A. Diggs Elementary School for four years, and was recently appointed as Arthur Middleton Elementary School principal for the 2015-2016 school year.

Charles County Commissioners Meeting Agendas for July 28 and 29

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

1. [8:30 a.m.] Employee Recognition Reception (Government Building Atrium)

2. [9:00 a.m.] Open Session (Commissioners' Meeting Room)

2.01 [9:00 a.m.] New Employee Introductions, July Years of Service, Employee of the Quarter Awards

2.02 [9:30 a.m.] Approval of Minutes of July 7, 2015

2.03 [9:30 a.m.] Approval of the Preliminary Agenda of September 1, 2015

2.04 [9:35 a.m.] Approval Items

2.05 [9:40 a.m.] Briefing: Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission Food Center (Dr. Christine Bergmark, Executive Director)

2.06 [10:00 a.m.] Briefing:Tri-County Council Summer Youth Employment Update (Ms. Norma Hurley, Program Manager/Ms. Brenda Wolcott, LMB Coordinator/Ms. Quianita Miller, Program Participant)

3. Closed Session (Government Building Conference Room)

3.01 [10:30 a.m.] Closed Session (Legal) All or a portion of this session may be closed pursuant to Section 3-305(b)(3) of the General Provisions Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland

4. CCPS Educational Exchange Luncheon (St. Charles High School-4305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf, MD 20602)

4.01 [11:30 a.m.] Educational Exchange Luncheon with Ms. Shana Dale, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration)

This agenda is tentative and subject to change without notice.

Wednesday, July 29

1. The County Commissioners will not be holding public session. The Commissioners will be representing the county at other meetings and will conduct individual appointments as scheduled.

This agenda is tentative and subject to change without notice.

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