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Commissioners Seeking Volunteers for Boards, Commissions and Committees

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County are seeking county residents interested in serving as a volunteer member of a Board, Committee or Commission. Detailed information and descriptions about the various boards and membership applications are now available on the county's website at . Applications must include a resume and be submitted no later than Friday, November 18.

Boards, Commissions and Committees with vacancies include:

Adult Public Guardianship Review Board

• Airport Advisory Committee

• Board of Trustees, Museum Division

• Commission on Aging

• Commission on People with Disabilities

• Commission on the Environment

• Ethics Commission

• Recreation and Parks Board

• Social Services Board

• Transportation Advisory Commission

• Tri-County Animal Shelter Advisory Board

• Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board

The following vacancies have special requirements:

• Electrical Examiners Board—Licensed Electrician

• Family Violence Coordinating Council—Family or Survivor of Violence, Clergy Member

• Plumbing and Fuel Gas Board—Natural Gas Industry representative

Interested citizens can download an application from the county's website or call Diane Gleissner at 301-475-4200, ext. *1700 for more information.

Notice of Public Meeting; St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 1; Capital Improvement Project No. 2101WR

In accordance with Section 113-5 of the Code of St. Mary's County, the St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) will hold a Public Meeting to notify and inform the community regarding the proposed St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 1 Project No. 2101WR. This project is MetCom's first phase of the St. Clements Shores' waterline replacement efforts that include systems on Lady Baltimore Avenue (from Long Leaf Lane to St. Clements Avenue), Potomac Avenue, Compton Street, Nomoni Street, Wicomico Street, Breton Street, Red Oak Road, and the following streets south of Lady Baltimore Avenue: St. Clements Avenue, Leonard Street, Gore Street, Colton Street, Cedar Street, and Archer Street. The water system within the St. Clements Shores subdivision was originally constructed in the 1950s and requires replacement.

The project will include the replacement of approximately 10,400 linear feet of water line with a new water system comprised of 12-inch, 8-inch, and 4-inch water mains. Increased depth of pipe burial, ample isolation valves, sixteen (16) fire hydrants, appurtenances and associated restoration are also included in the design to provide a more reliable system. Project construction is anticipated to start approximately April 2017. The estimated total cost for Phase 1 of this water system replacement is $5,498,000.

The Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Conference Room of MetCom's Administrative Office, 23121 Camden Way, California, MD 20619. The proposed contract documents, which include plans and specifications, can be inspected at the time of the meeting or at MetCom's Engineering Department office, location noted above, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

All interested persons are invited to attend this Public Meeting to ask questions or present their comments and suggestions regarding this project. Please contact the Metropolitan Commission offices at 301-737-7400 Ext. 301 for more information, or if you cannot attend the meeting and would like to submit questions or provide comments.

Planning Commission Meeting Canceled

The St. Mary's County Planning Commission meeting, scheduled for Monday, September 26, has been canceled.

The next scheduled meeting of the Planning Commission is Monday, October 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room in Leonardtown.

Local Management Board Meeting Canceled

The St. Mary's County Local Management Board (LMB) meeting, scheduled for September 16, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., was canceled.

The next meeting of the LMB will be October 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Potomac Building, in Room 14.

Commissioners Recognize Economic Development Week

When the current group of commissioners took office in 2014, one of their main objectives was the expansion of economic development efforts across the county. In keeping with their mission, commissioners joined with members of the Department of Economic Development (DED), and the Navy's Technology Transfer Office of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to formally recognize the week of September 18—24 as Economic Development Week.

DED is an active member of the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), a non-profit organization established in 1961, whose mission is to enhance the knowledge and skills of its members, encourages partnerships and networking among people committed to bringing jobs and capital to Maryland, and promote economic development as an investment statewide.

"The mission of Technology Transfer Office of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division is to enhance economic well-being by promoting the use of NAWCAD laboratories and test facilities, developing strategic agreements with external customers and partners, and commercializing inventions," said Commissioner Todd Morgan (4th District). "The economic growth and stability of the State impacts all regions and jurisdictions of Maryland, and St. Mary's County is an important component of the State's economic success," said Commissioner Morgan.

The Technology Transfer Office is vital to the County's strategy of building a more robust and diversified economy, focused on entrepreneurs, and providing seed funding toward establishing the county's first business incubator.

In recognizing NAWCAD's Technology Transfer Office as representing an important component in the economic future of the county, commissioners also asked citizens to acknowledge the contributions of the Office.

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