County Commissioners

Posted on: January 11, 2017

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of Jan. 10th QAC Commissioner Meeting

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Meeting began at 9:00 on Tuesday, Commission President S Wilson was out of town so VP J Wilson chaired the meeting. The agenda was changed a bit to reflect the new commitment to following Roberts Rules of Order more closely; approval of the agenda was the first item of business after the pledge, and unfinished business was conducted before any new business.


1. Mid-Term Letter & Report – approved for mailing to all households in the county 



Tab 2, DPW:


1. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System – Draft General Permit for Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) – no action on this, Todd gave an updating on what it means to us to be part of this permit.


2. KRM – Sisk Site – Building 2 - Request for Sewer Allocation – approved

3. Kent Narrows Marine LLC - Public Works Agreement – Boatel – approved

Tab 3, ACTION:

2. Amended Open Space – Serenity Farm – needed to take access to home lots off of existing private road to reduce impervious coverage – approved

3. Transferring Signature Authority for Housing Programs to Department Director (Cathy Willis) – approved

4. Portable Toilet Contract (FY 2017-2020) for Parks – Pierson’s, $37,894 – approved

5. Property Lien’s – grass cutting – approved

6. BOE operating fund balance to capital fund transfer request – approved

7. BOE Sudlersville & Church Hill Elementary entrance replace fund request – approved

8. BOE Categorical transfer request – approved

9. Animal Control Commission vacancies – 2 vacancies and 2 applicants – Bob Mueller for reappointment and Cathy Trotter – approved

10. Board of Building Appeals vacancy – 1 vacancy, 1 applicant – Glenn Breitenbach – approved

11. Upper Shore Workforce MOU – held, will bring Dan McDermott, the Executive Director to attend next meeting to explain the MOU

12. Budget Amendment CC-8 – Cross Island Trail Repair – Boardwalk repairs and sealcoating – Recognizes National Recreational Trails Grant, $30K – approved

13. Budget Amendment CC-9 – Blue Heron Golf Course – Transfer from Golf Course Improvements to Golf Course Driving Range – approved

14. Budget Amendment CC-10 – Critical Workforce Fund – establish budget authority with prior year fund balance of $200K – approved

15. Budget Amendment CC-11 – New Courthouse Project – reduction of 2016 bond by $2mil due to project timing – approved

16. Withdraw from KNDF 570 Fund – request to withdraw $64K – approved

Tab 4, Info Items:

1. Robert Rules Cheat Sheet

2. MDE – discharge permit application notice

3. Public Notice for Kaelin Properties – Crab Alley Bay in Chester

4. Planning Commission hearing notice – repealing existing zoning maps and adopting new zoning maps

5. County Water & Sewer Plan letter from Pat Thompson – opinion on Wheatlands

6. Plumbing Board minutes

7. Notification Adjacent Property Owner – Land Bridge LLC

8. MD Senior Citizen Hall of Fame thank you letter and brochure

9. Agline Newsletter

Tab 6, Presentations:

I. Retirement Proclamation – Marie Lange 10:15. Retirement reception 1:00 – 3:00

II. Helping Veterans – Cathy Willis and Mary Margaret, 10:30

III. Enterprise Zone Adoption – Jean Fabi, 10:40

a. Secretary R. Michael Gill Enterprise Zone letter

IV. Centreville Rotary Club Citizen of the Year Proclamation – Melvin Shorter, 10:50

V. Rural Legacy – Land Preservation Funding – Donna Landis-Smith 11:00 - We received $1,490,596 in Rural Legacy funds from the State to preserve 3 properties in the county. Donna requested an additional $57K to make up the difference in what the state provided and the land owners were requesting. – approved

VI. Passport to Wellness, a Success recognition – 11:15 – nice job to all of those on the Wellness Committee!

Tab 7, Legislation:

TA/CO 16-14 - Archeological Resource Investigations in QAC - public hearing scheduled

TA/CO 16-15 – Revisions to the Criteria for Major and Minor Extraction - public hearing scheduled

County Ordinance 16-21 - Farm Breweries in Queen Anne’s County- introduced

County Ordinance 17-04 - Business Personal Property Taxes in Queen Anne’s County - introduced

County Ordinance 16-22 – Public Facilities Bond Authorization of 2017 – approved



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