St. Mary's Co. Gov. News Briefs

Sheriff Announces Charlotte Hall Community Meeting

Sheriff Timothy Cameron and the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Advisory Board, in their continuing efforts to strengthen community and law enforcement partnerships, will host a Community Meeting in Charlotte Hall.

The Community Meeting will be held on Wednesday October 16, 2013 at the Northern Senior Center located at 29655 Charlotte Hall Road in Charlotte Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Sheriff Cameron will provide an overview of calls for service and respond to citizen’s questions. Area residents are encouraged to attend.

Second Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Coming November 2

Another opportunity to clean out barns, basements, sheds, garages, medicine cabinets, storage areas under kitchen sinks, etc. and properly discard potentially toxic/dangerous materials is coming soon.

The St. Andrew’s Landfill will host a second Fall Hazardous Waste Collection day on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The event takes place between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Hazardous waste items which will be accepted for collection include Acids, Ammonia, Bleach, Cleaners, Fuels, Gas/Oil Mixtures, Gasoline, Household and Lawn Pesticides, Mercury Thermometers, Paint, Paint Thinners, Photography Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Solvents, and Wood Preservatives.

Items which will not be accepted include Ammunition, Asbestos, Explosive Materials, Medical Waste, Pharmaceuticals, Radioactive Materials, and Picric Acid.

Nearly 45 tons of materials were collected at last year’s event. Citizens can help us collect even more this year and dispose of it through safe, environmentally responsible practices.

For more information please contact the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works and Transportation at 301-863-8400. You can also log on to their website at

Redistricting Board to Hold Public Hearings

The St. Mary’s County Redistricting Board will hold public hearings to consider public comments on the proposed boundaries of County Commissioner districts. If approved the new boundaries would become effective beginning with the 2014 general election.

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in any of the following public hearings:

Thursday, October 10, 2013 @5:30 p.m.
Commissioners Meeting Room
Chesapeake Building
41770 Baldridge Street
Leonardtown, Maryland

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @6:30 p.m.
Northern Senior Activity Center
29655 Charlotte Hall Road
Charlotte Hall, Maryland

Thursday, October 17, 2013 @6:30 p.m.
Bay District Volunteer Fire Department Hall
46900 S. Shangri La Drive
Lexington Park, Maryland

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 @6:30 p.m.
Second District Volunteer Fire Department Hall
45245 Drayden Road
Valley Lee, Maryland

Written comments may be submitted on or before Friday, November 1, 2013 and sent to: St. Mary’s County Redistricting Board, P.O. Box 655, Leonardtown, MD 20650.

Copies of the proposed district boundaries are available in the Public Information Office, inside the Chesapeake Building at the Governmental Center, 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown as well as at each of the three public libraries in St. Mary’s County.

County Commissioners Approve FY2015 Budget Calendar

The budget process for fiscal year 2015 has officially begun with commissioners giving their approval to a budget calendar.

The calendar lists all scheduled meeting, workshops and work sessions for both the capital and operating budgets. This year’s calendar features work sessions which begin in mid-November. The budget public hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, April 15, two weeks earlier than in past years.

The FY2015 budget calendar is subject to change and is available for viewing and download on the Department of Finance’s website at (click the link for the approved budget calendar on the right of the page). The calendar can also be accessed on the forms and documents page on the county’s website at Scroll down to the bottom of the Finance section to access the Approved Calendar – Budget FY2015 link.

County Welcome Signs to go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

St. Mary’s County will once again shine a pink light in the fight against breast cancer. For the entire month of October the County’s welcome signs will be bathed in pink lighting as part of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s statewide pink lighting project.

The three welcome signs are located on MD 234 (Budds Creek Road); along MD 5 in Charlotte Hall (both at the Charles County line); and on MD 4 south of the Thomas Johnson Bridge.

According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Maryland ranks fifth in the nation for breast cancer mortality rates.

All three welcome signs will remain lit in pink each night through October 31.

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