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Commission on Aging Meeting Date Change

The Commission on Aging meeting, originally scheduled for Monday, June 26, has been rescheduled to Monday, June 19. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and be held at the Garvey Senior Activity Center, 41780 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown.

For more information, please call 3017-475-4200, ext. *1051.

Recreation and Parks to Offer Summer Baseball Hitting Camp

Youth ages 7-12 can learn the mechanics of hitting, including such basics as proper stance at the plate, bat speed, eye contact and hitting to the opposite field. Bunting techniques and how to hit the pitch where it is thrown will also be addressed.

Walk-in registration is available Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. in the Recreation and Parks main office inside the Patuxent building in Leonardtown.

Dates: Monday Friday, June 19 - 23
Time: 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Dorsey Park
Fee: $70.00 (Includes a t-shirt)

Online Registration also available at

For more information please contact Kenny Sothoron at 301-475-4200 *1830 or via email to .

Focus Group to Consider Building Code Exemption for Sheds Up to 600 Square Feet

The Commissioners of St. Mary's County have authorized the formation of a focus group to consider amending the St. Mary's County Building Code to exempt sheds between 300 and 600 square feet in area. This letter is to invite interested citizens to participate in this group.

The Building Code currently has an exemption for detached, accessory sheds up to 300 square feet. Building permits are required for sheds larger than 300 square feet. Larger sheds must meet the requirements of the International Residential Code (IRC) and they must pass inspection from a qualified building inspector. The focus group will consider questions such as: should sheds of wood, metal, plastic, or concrete block be exempt; should an exemption only apply to footers and foundations; should the exemption be for the entire shed, including walls, roof, flooring, anchoring, etc.

Focus Group meetings of will be held Wednesday evenings, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will take place inside the Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown. Land Use and Growth Management staff estimates no more than three meetings will be needed. Each meeting should last no more than 90 minutes. The first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 21.

If you are unable to participate but someone in your organization is able to, please forward this invitation to a designee. Please contact Bill Hunt, acting director, Department of Land Use and Growth Management, to alert him if you or a designee will be able to participate.

Citizens are asked to confirm at their earliest convenience by contacting Mr. Hunt via email to or by phone at 301-475-4200, ext. *1508.

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