St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs

SMC Gov. Logo.SMART Medicine Presentation Coming to Loffler Senior Activity Center

Seniors 50+ are invited to attend a SMART Medicine presentation, hosted by the St. Mary's County Department of Aging and Human Services, on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Loffler Senior Activity Center. The presentation will take place between 10 and 11 a.m.

SMART Medicine is a local campaign designed to generate awareness for the rising issue of opioid misuse and abuse. The program is also a source of information and resources regarding the safe management and disposal of prescription medications.

The Department of Aging and Human Services looks forward to meeting with community members to share our knowledge and resources. We are committed to ensuring prescription medication is used only to help, not harm.

For more information please contact Maryellen Kraese at or call 301-475-4200 ext. 1681.

Commission on Aging Cancels December Meeting

The St. Mary's County Commission on Aging's December meeting, scheduled for Monday, December 28, has been canceled.

Meetings are generally held on the fourth Monday of each month, at 1 p.m., at the Garvey Senior Activity Center's Club Room, located at 41780 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown.

Appointments to Boards, Commissions and Committees Named

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County have announced appointments to the following boards, committees and commissions. The appointments were approved on December 8 and are effective January 1, 2016:

Airport Advisory Committee

• Erik Anderson (reappointment) 12/31/2018

Board of Appeals

• William Greene (reappointment) 12/31/2018

Board of Trustees, Museum Division

• Bryan Barthelme (reappointment) 12/31/2019

• Patricia Friend (reappointment) 12/31/2020

• Victor Govier (reappointment) 12/31/2020

• Eleanor Slater (reappointment) 12/31/2020

• Dale Springer (reappointment) 12/31/2020

Commission for People with Disabilities

• Andrea Butler 12/31/2019

• Elizabeth Snyder 12/31/2019

Commission for Women

• Diane Danaher (reappointment) 12/31/2018

• Kathleen Werner (reappointment) 12/31/2018

• Erin Walker (partial) 06/30/2016

• Karen Wathen (partial) 06/30/2018

Commission on Aging

• Deborah Johnstone (reappointment) 12/31/2018

Economic Development Commission

• Richard Braam (reappointment) 12/31/2018

• Phil Langley (reappointment) 12/31/2018

Electrical Examiners Board

• Ron Derby (reappointment) 12/31/2019

• James "Danny" Johnson (reappointment) 12/31/2019

• Donald Haskin (reappointment) 12/31/2019

• Rudolph Worch (reappointment) 12/31/2019

Ethics Commission

• David Willenborg 12/31/2018

Housing Authority Board

• Tina Dean (reappointment) 12/31/2020

Historic Preservation Commission

• Sean Wickers 12/31/202018

Planning Commission

• Daniel Ichniowski 12/31/2020

• Joseph VanKirk 12/31/2020

• Hal Williard (reappointment) 12/31/2020

Recreation and Parks Board

• Valarie Brosky 12/31/2019

• Richard Buckler (reappointment) 12/31/2019

• Thomas Nelson (reappointment) 12/31/2019

• Fred Parker (partial) 12/31/2018

Retiree Benefit Trust of St. Mary's

• Mary Ann Murray 12/31/2018

Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board

• David Phalen 12/31/2019

Holiday Season Operations Schedule

All St. Mary's County Government Administrative Offices will be closed Friday, December 25, 2015 for the Christmas holiday and Friday, January 1, 2016 for the New Year's holiday.

The St. Andrews Landfill, six Convenience Centers and St. Mary's Transit System (STS) will be closed on Friday, December 25 in observance of Christmas and Friday, January 1 in observance of New Year's. In addition, the six (6) convenience centers will open early for operations the week of December 21 - 24 (specifically 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) The early opening is a convenience to our customers and allows for the anticipated increase in usage of the facilities by County residents during the busiest time of the holiday season. Landfill hours of operation will remain 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. during this time. The STS System will be open for normal business hours the day before and day after the observed holiday.

As a reminder, Christmas trees will be collected at the landfill and convenience centers free of charge. Undecorated trees may be placed in designated areas between December 26 and January 31. Last year, the County collected nearly 5 tons of Christmas trees, which were mixed with the collected yard waste and ground into mulch. Almost 5,000 tons of mulch is produced annually at the St. Andrews Landfill site and provided to county citizens free of charge while supplies last.

All three St. Mary's County Library locations (Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown and Lexington Park) will be closed Thursday - Sunday, December 24 - 27 for Christmas. The libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 31 and remain closed on Friday, January 1 for New Year's.

All three Senior Activity Centers (Garvey, Loffler and Northern) will be closed Friday, December 25 for Christmas and Friday, January 1, 2016 for New Years. There will be no home delivered meals on those days.

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