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New Manager of Wicomico Shores Golf Course Named

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County have appointed Nicholas Isom as the new Manager of the Wicomico Shores Golf Course. He assumes his duties on September 19, 2016.

Isom comes to St. Mary's County Government with extensive golf and managerial experience. Currently he is the General Manager and Head Golf Professional at TPC of Myrtle Beach. There he oversees daily golf operations, tournaments, tournament operations, the handicap system, inventory and golf staff. Isom is also responsible for the golf operations budget and is currently a PGA professional who provides personal and group lessons.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Isom to St. Mary's County as the new manager at Wicomico Shores Golf Course," said Commissioner President Randy Guy. "Mr. Isom brings a wealth of experience in golf course management. We believe his experience set is exactly what's needed to lead the course toward a more profitable future."

Previously, Isom was a golf professional at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club where he distinguished himself by hosting the Golf Channel's 2014 taping of "Big Break in Myrtle Beach" and as the first assistant professional at Litchfield County Club.

"Mr. Isom comes to the Department of Recreation & Parks experienced in the customer service based Golf Course/Restaurant Management business," said Brian Loewe, Recreation and Parks Director. "We welcome him and his family to St. Mary's County and look forward to further developing the game of golf here in the county."

Isom holds Bachelor's degrees in Golf Complex Management from San Diego Golf Academy, where he was the class valedictorian, and Virginia College.

Isom was raised in Falls Church, Va. and his wife in Calvert County. They have two young children and are looking forward to raising them near their grandparents.

Isom will earn an annual salary of $60,000.

Cedar Lane—Blacksmith Shop Road Intersection Work to Begin

The Department of Public Works and Transportation will be working to install new alignment improvements at the intersection at Cedar Lane and Blacksmith Shop Road. Work is scheduled to start between August 31 and September 2 and last two weekdays depending on weather conditions.

While no road closures are expected during the project, residents will experience new traffic patterns. Drivers are asked to follow all signs and message boards in the area. Those living and working in the area may also experience some construction noise during daylight hours.

For additional information, please contact the St. Mary's County Department of Public Works & Transportation at 301-863-8400 or the St. Mary's County Public Information Office at 301-475—4200, ext. *1340.

Free Mulch Available for County Residents

The Department of Public Works & Transportation continues its sponsorship of the "Free Mulch" program while supplies last. County residents may pick up mulch free of charge at the St. Andrew's Landfill. Mulch will be available, beginning September 6, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The St. Andrew's Landfill is closed on Sundays.

Customers are responsible for loading and transporting of the mulch. Residents are asked to bring a shovel, pitchfork or similar hand tool to load the mulch. Covering the load with a tarp prior to transporting is recommended to minimize material from blowing off the vehicle.

If assistance is required, special needs exist or additional information is requested, please contact the Department of Public Works & Transportation at 301-863-8400. Additional Recycling/Solid Waste Program information is available on the web at

Next Commissioners Public Forum Scheduled for September 13

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County will host their fourth Public Forum of the year on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. The forum will be held in their meeting room, inside the Chesapeake Building, at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown.

Citizens not able to attend and wishing to voice a concern, can do so on social media. Residents can post comments or questions using the hashtag #CSMCforum to the county's Facebook page ( ) or twitter feed ( ). Time permitting, comments and questions will be read at the forum. Citizens should include their full name and the area of the county in which they live when posting to social media as the comments will become part of the official record.

Commissioners of St. Mary's County Public Forums are televised live on St. Mary's County Government TV 95 (SMCG TV 95) on Metrocast Cable and streamed live for online viewing on the county's website at Click on the LIVE link at the top of the page (note: this feature is not available on Apple or mobile devices).

A rebroadcast of the forum will air on SMCG TV 95 on Sunday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Forums are also available for viewing on demand on the county's YouTube channel at

Individuals wishing to speak at the Public Forum will be allowed up to three (3) minutes to address the Commissioners (those representing a group will be allotted five (5) minutes to speak.) Anyone wishing to provide more detailed comments may do so via email or regular mail.

Commissioners will hold their final Public Forums for 2016 on Tuesday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m.

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County can be reached via e-mail at or by U.S. mail at Commissioners of St. Mary's County, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.

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