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Posted on: June 13, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the June 11th Commissioners' Meeting

The June 11th regular meeting of the County Commissioners started at 5:30 pm.

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Admin & Engineering

Public Safety Communication Facility (911 Center) Renovation Design Contract Award – This is a ...

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County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

911 Center Design Contract for Renovation Awarded

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners selected low bidder Becker Morgan Group to redesign the county’s Emergency Operations Center.

 Sealed proposals were received and opened on May 3, for the renovation of the Public...

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County News
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Property Tax Credit for QAC Volunteer First Responders

Bill Faust, chairman of the county’s Fire and EMS Commission, represented all 9 volunteer fire companies when he spoke in favor of Emergency Ordinance 19-11, on June 11.

CENTREVILLE - The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners received a har...

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County News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Canadian Travel Writers Discover Queen Anne’s County

 Queen Anne’s County Tourism Coordinator Ashley Chenault hosted Canadian travel writers during the groups’ May 15th tour of the county. Chenault collaborated with Maryland Office of Tourism during the writers’ visit ...

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County News
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Artistic Benches in Stevensville's Historic District

 Eight benches have been painted by local artists with shore images and will be placed on private and business properties around Historic Stevensville.

 The Historic Stevensville Arts and Entertainment District was awarded a grant to pain...

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County News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

QAC Seeking Citizens to Serve on Boards & Commissions

Check Out the Current Openings Board and Commissions

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are looking for county citizens to fill vacancies on multiple county boards and commissions. The deadline for applications is July 5, 2019.

The following boards and commissions have vacancies: Agri...

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County News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

200 Acres at Conquest Slated for Restoration

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CHESTERTOWN, MD—Washington College’s Natural Lands Project (NLP), which is providing Eastern Shore landowners an innovative option for restoring wildlife habitat and improving water quality in the Chesapea...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

Farmers’ Market Coupons for Senior Citizens

Farmers’ Market Coupons will be distributed to senior citizens next month as follows:July 10: Kent Island Senior Center at 10:00 a.m.July 11: Grasonville Senior Center at 10:00 a.m.July 12: Sudlersville Senior Center at 10:00 a.mCoupons will be ...

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County News
Posted on: June 4, 2019

Fairness - Ms. Coppage's 2nd Graders Sing to Commissioners

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Ms. Karey Anne Coppage's 2nd grade class from Centreville Elementary School sang a song about fairness – the Character Counts! attribute of the month, to the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners May 28.

County News
Posted on: June 3, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps up QAC Commissioners' Meeting

The May 28th regular Commissioners meeting started at 5:15 pm with a 15-minute closed session to discuss Boards & Commissions.

 

BOARD & COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS  

  1. Bicycle & Pedestrian Committee appointments were approve...
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County News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Cameras for School Bus Arm Violations

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 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners introduced County Ordinance No. 19-09, Tuesday, to enable the use of video cameras on school buses.

 The ordinance is “For the purpose of providing for photographic enforcement an...

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County News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Commissioners Vote to Match $1 Million Grant from State Library System

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 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted Tuesday night to move forward in the design phase of the proposed expansion of the Kent Island Library by signing letters to the state certifying that the county will match the $1 million gra...

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County News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

First responders concerned that weekend traffic jams may cost lives

It may only be a matter of time before weekend beach traffic that clogs Kent Island’s back roads may cost someone their life because first responders, both paid and volunteer, can’t get from their homes to the stations or from the fire...

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County News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Lawn Irrigation Systems Require Permits for Safety Reasons

CENTREVILLE - The Queen Anne’s County Plumbing & HVAC Board is reaching out to neighborhood associations to assist in preventing a potential contamination of local wells and public water systems.

 “We are aware that many la...

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County News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Sudlersville Park has Reopened

The playground area at Sudlersville Park has reopened. Over the course of 2 weeks Queen Anne's County Parks and Recreation  worked with supporting agencies to install a new playground structure suitable for children between the ages of 2 to 5 yea...

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County News
Posted on: May 9, 2019

QAC Senior Olympic Planning Committee

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services is expanding its partnerships with Fitness Rx and The Edge to host Queen Anne’s County Senior Olympics. The partners met for the first committee meeting and are working on a grea...

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County News
Posted on: May 2, 2019

Senior Centers Toured by Officials

Members of the Queen Anne’s County Commission on Aging along with County Commissioners toured the three Queen Anne's County Senior Centers:  Grasonville, Kent Island and Sudlersville on May 1.   Pictured are Commissioners Chris...

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County News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the April 23, Commissioners' Meeting

The Commissioners April 23th regular meeting started at 5:15pm with a 15-minute closed session to discuss Boards & Commissions.Board & Commission Appointments:Property Tax Assessment Board Recommendation – A recommendation to the Governo...

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County News
Posted on: April 26, 2019

QAC Commissioners Defer to the Courts for Four Seasons DRRA

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners held a public hearing during their April 9th meeting to hear information and pubic views regarding developer K. Hovnanian at Kent Island LLC’s petition regarding the Developers Right and Responsibi...

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County News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Blue Heron Offers Golf for Kids

On Thursday April 18th the Blue Heron Golf Course hosted a Learn to Play Golf Day. Kids ages 7 - 12 were given 2 clubs, a bucket of range balls and a 5 minute lesson for just $5. The event lasted 2 hours and 20 kids were able to learn how to swing the gol...

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County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

QAC Visitors’ Guide is Handy for Locals Too

 In 2017, the Queen Anne’s County’s Visitors’ Guide was selected as the Best Destination Guide during the Maryland Travel and Tourism Summit. That guide was offered in glossy magazine style and online as a digital fl...

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County News
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Pickleball a Growing Sport in QAC

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 Pickleball is a relatively new sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated polymer ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. ...

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County News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

June 21st Archaeology Adventure for Adults & Kids 6+

 Imagine being on an archaeological dig and discovering the rich cultural history of Native Americans. Your children will learn to discern the lifestyles of pre-industrial cultures and compare them to our own society by simulating an archaeologis...

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County News
Posted on: April 13, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the April 9th QAC Commissioners' Meeting

The Commissioners April 9th regular meeting started at 5:00 pm with a 30-minute closed session including Boards & Commissions followed by Personnel.

Board & Commission Appointments:Spending Affordability Committee Appointment - John Wilson was reap...

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County News
Posted on: April 12, 2019

Conquest Preserve 5k Trail Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

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Come out and join us on October 19th 2019 from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for a 5k run along the scenic trails of Conquest Preserve, located in Centreville, Maryland. The course encapsulates the spirit of Queen Anne’s County with beautiful views of the...

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County News
Posted on: April 1, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the March 26 Commissioners' Meeting

The Commissioners March 26th meeting began with a closed administrative session from 4 to 5:30pm to discuss Boards & Commissions followed by consult with counsel and personnel.

Boards & Commission Appointments:

Parks & Rec Advisory Board &nd...

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County News
Posted on: March 8, 2019

Four Seasons Files Petition to Confirm Tolled Expiration Date of DRRA

Four Seasons Files Petition to Confirm Tolled Expiration Date of the Developers Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA)

UPDATE: Four Seasons DRRA Petition Overview, read it here:

https://www.qac.org/DocumentCenter/View/12024/Four-Seasons-DRRA-Petition-...

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County News
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Local Seniors Go to Annapolis to Discuss Issues

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Local Seniors go to Annapolis and Discuss Important Issues w Delegation

ANNAPOLIS - Eight Kent and Queen Anne’s County representatives spent March 20 in Annapolis meeting with officials to discuss issues of importance to seniors. The state-wide e...

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County News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Across the Bay 10k to Offer Virtual Run in 2019 due to Bay Bridge Projects

ACROSS THE BAY 10K TO OFFER VIRTUAL RUN IN 2019 DUE TO PROJECTS ON CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE

Event planning underway with a return in its original format in 2020

TAMPA, Fla. / ANNAPOLIS, Md. (April 3, 2019) – It was announced today that due to ongoing maintenan...

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County News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

Apprenticeship Maryland Program Seeks Businesses and Students

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CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County is proud to join five other counties in the Apprenticeship Maryland Program (AMP) administered by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation. AMP creates employment opportunities for junior and ...

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County News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Boater’s Safety Course Offered May 14-16

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Boater’s Safety Course Offered May 14-16

CENTREVILLE – With spring just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to think about getting your Boater’s Safety Certification. Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recr...

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County News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

#VisitQAC Photo Contest Winners

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#VisitQAC Photo Contest Winners

CHESTER –– More than 370 photos were submitted for the #VisitQAC Photo Contest that was hosted by the county’s tourism office last month.  Tourism Coordinator, Ashley Chenault is excite...

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County News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

Earth Day 2019 School Video Competition

CENTREVILLE – Queen Anne's County Department of Public Works is having a contest for local schools to create a video showing how you can celebrate Earth Day.

 “Each school that participates submits one video for that school, 1 ...

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County News
Posted on: February 28, 2019

QAC Broadband Committee Presents Recommendations to the County Commissioners

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QAC Broadband Committee presented their work and recommendations to the County Commissioners on Tuesday night, February 26, 2019. The committee recommended:

That they hire a consultant to create a broadband needs assessment to provide a thorough unbiased a...

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County News
Posted on: March 5, 2019

County Commissioners vote Todd Mohn as new County Administrator

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County Commissioners vote Todd Mohn as new County Administrator

 

Centreville – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners named Todd Mohn as the next County Administrator.  The appointment came following a motion by commiss...

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County News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

March 12th QAC Commissioners' Meeting Cancelled

CENTREVILLE - Members of the Queen Anne's County Board of Commissioners and staff will be traveling to New York March 11 and 12 to present the county's fiscal outlook to the municipal bond rating agencies of Fitch, S&P and Moody's.  Queen Ann...

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County News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Fallen Hero Escort Saturday Feb 23rd at 11:30 am

The remains of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent of the US Navy will be escorted through Queen Anne’s County on Saturday, February 23rd around 11:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 11:00 am and will travel through Route 19 to Southbound 301 t...

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County News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of January 22nd Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

Meeting started at 4:00 on Tuesday with 2 closed sessions consult with counsel, followed by a 5:00 closed personnel session.

 

Tab 3, Action Items:

1. RES 19-01: Declaration of Intent for MDE Loan Reimbursement for SKI Project Phase 2 &nda...

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County News
Posted on: January 24, 2019

MDA offers Mosquito Control Spraying Services to Queen Anne’s County

  The Maryland Department of Agriculture will again offer Mosquito Control Spraying Services to Queen Anne’s County for 2019. Rates will remain the same as last year. A few changes will occur this year to assist with uninterrupted spray...

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County News
Posted on: January 23, 2019

Governor Larry Hogan Honors 2019 Century Farm Families

Award Celebrates 100 Years of Farm Ownership, Operation by the Same Families

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan today honored Maryland’s farm families for their commitment to farming and leadership in preserving agricultural ...

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County News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Scam Using DES's Phone Number 1/22/19

ALERT: The main number for Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services. 410-758-4500 has been “spoofed.” Fake calls, also known as 'phishing' or 'spoof' calls, attempt to trick you into revealing personal or financial information such as bank acc...

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County News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

QAC's Senior Centers Create Video

Queen Anne's has three Senior Centers: Grasonville Senior Center, Kent Island Senior Center, and Sudlersville Senior Center. Anyone age 55+ may join the centers at no cost. Many programs, classes, and activities are offered, such as: Acoustic Jam, Aerobic...

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Watch Here County News
Posted on: January 10, 2019

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the Jan. 8th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,Commissioner’s meeting began on Tuesday at 5:00 with a personnel closed session, followed by a admin session to appoint positions on a number of boards and commissions. In the personnel closed session, the commissioners discussed naming Ly...

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County News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

Lynda Thomas Appointed as Deputy Executive Assistant to the County Commissioners

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted unanimously to appoint Lynda Thomas to the position of Deputy Executive Assistant to the County Commissioners. Thomas, pictured with her hand up, took the oath of office during the commissioners&rs...

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County News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Governor Recognizes Dr. Ciotola as Rural Champion

 

 Governor Larry Hogan recently issued a Governor’s Citation to Queen Anne’s County Health Officer Dr. Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr. recognizing him as a Rural Champion in the state of Maryland.

 “Everythin...

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County News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Fees to Reserve QAC Parks’ Athletic Fields to Increase

New pricing of recreational field usage for teams and tournaments begins next year.

 “Many of our fees have remained stagnant for ten-plus years while our operating costs for maintaining athletic fields have risen considerably in that sp...

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Athletic Field Usage Fee Chart County News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

DES Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan

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A few months ago we asked the public to help us update the Hazard Mitigation Plan by answering a survey. To read the updated plan go to www.qacdes.com and click on the Hazard Mitigation link on the left side.

County News
Posted on: December 5, 2018

All QAC Commissioners’ Meetings at New Time

 All Queen Anne’s County Commissioners’ meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. to better serve our public, said County Administrator Gregg Todd. As previously announced, the December 11, 2018 meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Commissi...

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County News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Facebook Post Leads to Teen’s Character Recognition

A Facebook post on Kent Island Happenings page led to countywide recognition of a teenager who did a good deed without seeking recognition.During Tuesday’s County Commissioners’ Meeting, Elaine Butler of Character Counts, acknowledged ...

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County News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of November 27th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

This was the last meeting of this Board of Commissioners' terms, it began at 5:30. My thanks to Commissioners Anderson and Buckey for their service this term!

Tab 3, Action Items:

1. NG 9-1-1 Consulting & Project Management, Mission Critical Partn...

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County News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Eastern Shore Counties Win State Tourism Competition

 The Crab Tank on the Choptank was an industry wide marketing concept competition loosely based on the show Shark Tank. The completion was recently held at the Maryland Travel and Tourism summit at the Hyatt in Cambridge Maryland. Participants we...

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County News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Consumer Alert: Beware of Unlicensed Plumbers & HVAC

CENTREVILLE - It has come to the attention of the Queen Anne’s County Plumbing Board that unlicensed plumbing and heating contractors and or their unlicensed employees have been working in Queen Anne’s County doing service, repair work...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

QAC Local Management Board Welcomes New Board Members

CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board, also known as Community Partnerships for Children and Families, announces the appointment of two new board members and thanks one retired board member for their service.

 The miss...

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County News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Cross County Connector Trail Moves to Construction

 The next leg of the Cross County Connector Trail (CCCT) is moving from the planning to the construction phase and could be completed in a year.

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted unanimously October 23, to accept the ...

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County News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Multicultural Proficiency Subcommittee Seeks New Members

CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board, also known as Community Partnerships for Children and Families, seeks new members for the Multicultural Proficiency Subcommittee.

 The Multicultural Proficiency Subcommittee is a ...

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County News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of Oct. 23rd Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

Meeting began at 5:00 with a legal closed session to discuss a potential audit of an outside agency. There was consensus taken to move forward with the audit and a vote was taken to open session to approve it.

 

Tab 3, Action:

1. Letter to the...

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County News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

The Likely Implications of an Improved US 301 in Queen Anne’s County

US 301 Improvements will Likely be Significant in Queen Anne’s County

 Improvements currently being rendered to US 301 in Delaware will remove historical bottlenecks while supplying an expressway-quality thoroughfare stretching from I-95...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

QAC Works to Reduce Flood Insurance Premiums

Queen Anne’s County has begun an application process that could save homeowners and businesses 10 percent on their flood insurance premiums.

Todd Mohn, director of public works, said that the county has about 2,300 homes and buildings which pay ...

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County News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Retiring Judge Joseph V. DiPietro Honored

Retiring Queen Anne’s County’s Orphans’ Court Chief  Judge Joseph V. DiPietro, center, was recognized by the county commissioners and many of his peers, Tuesday during the October 9, commission meeting. Judge DiPietr...

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County News
Posted on: September 29, 2018

Citizens Can Help with Updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters, according to FEMA. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. Governments engage in hazard mitigation pl...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Roof Repair to County Office Building to Begin in October

  Beginning in October, work will begin on the roof of the Queen Anne’s County Office Building at 110 Vincit Street, Centreville, to replace materials which have not performed in accordance with the approved architectural specifications...

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County News
Posted on: September 19, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of 9/18 County Commissioner Meeting

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Folks,

Commissioners meeting started at 2:15 on Tuesday with the District 36 Delegation to discuss any FY19 legislative initiatives. This is followed with the MDOT CTP Tour at 3:00. One of the main issues discussed with MDOT was the proposed Beach to Bridg...

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County News
Posted on: September 13, 2018

QAC Goes Purple Artistic Sign Donation

As part of QAC Goes Purple, the opioid crisis awareness campaign, artist Marci Stinson recently created and donated artwork to both Sherriff Gary Hoffman and the county’s tourism and economic development office. Pictured from left are: Sherriff ...

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County News
Posted on: September 12, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the Sept. 11 Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

Meeting started at 8:45 with admin session for two boards; the Housing Authority and the Spending Affordability Committee. Consensus was taken to hold the Housing Authority appointment and reappoint Anne Welsh to Spending Affordability Committee. Vo...

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

SKI Rate Schedule Adopted

  In keeping with their commitment to keep the cost of the sewer service to existing homeowners on southern Kent Island at or below $100/month, the commissioners voted unanimously on August 28th to adopt Resolution 18-44 which establishes the Sou...

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the Aug. 28th Commissioners' Meeting

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Folks,

Meeting began at 4:00 with a personnel discussion, followed by two closed sessions to consult with counsel.

Tab 3, Action:

1. Chesapeake Bay Bridge Congestion and Contra-flow - held

2. CPOA exemption request from Admissions and Amusement Tax &ndash...

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County News
Posted on: August 29, 2018

New Notification System for Sports Leagues Using QAC Parks

  As parents and kids gear up for the fall sports season, Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation Department is taking advantage of a digital app to alert park users to field closures and openings.

 “We will now be ut...

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First-Time User Guide for Rainout Line County News
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Parks Crews to Take Down Trees Afflicted with Emerald Ash Borer Beetle

STEVENSVILLE – A small shiny green beetle is decimating ash trees nationwide and this invasive species, known as the Emerald Ash Borer, is now in Queen Anne’s County.

 County Parks crews will be removing, quarantining, and then...

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A Homeowners Guide - The Emerald Ash County News
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Chesterwye House is Now a Home to 4 Disabled Men

The brand new Chesterwye House in Stevensville opened its doors Monday to four roommates - David, Anthony, PJ and Mike, who along with their caretakers will make a home at 325 State Street. The following day, the Chesterwye House invited those who made th...

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County News
Posted on: August 16, 2018

Water & Sewer Fee Reduced for Low Income Homeowners

CENTREVILLE- The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted August 14, on Ordinance 18-09 which raises the income level from $25,000 adjusted gross annual income to $35,000 as the income level at which the county will pay the users “Ready...

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County News
Posted on: August 15, 2018

Public Works Director Todd Mohn give a wrap-up of this week's County Commissioner meeting

Folks,

I sat in for a Gregg yesterday so he could enjoy some very well deserved time away on vacation.

So, the meeting began at 8:50am with an administrative session for appointments to the Broadband Advisory Council and the Social Services Board. There was...

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County News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

Safe Disposal of Mercury Thermostats

 

 Mercury Thermostats can now be recycled at the Centreville Transfer Station (dump), because of a partnership with the Midshore Regional Recycling Program and Thermostat Recycling Corporation. As many homeowners are switching to smart t...

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County News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd’s Wrap Up of Commissioners July 24th Meeting

Folks,Meeting began at 5:20 with an administrative session for an Ethics Commission appointment and Broadband Advisory Council appointments. There was a consensus in closed session and vote in open session for the appointment of Jerry Jordan to the Ethics...

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County News
Posted on: July 17, 2018

Lt. Governor Joins in QAC Opiod Sign Ceremony

This morning, July 17th, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford joined Sheriff Gary Hofmann, QAC Commissioner James Moran and Delegate Steve Arentz in recognizing the joint efforts from the state level to the local level to bring awareness to the critical problem o...

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County News
Posted on: July 12, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of the July 10th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,Meeting started at 8:30 on Tuesday with a legal closed session.  There was consensus to ask Patrick to follow up with opposing counsel on an issue.  They also had an administrative session to select a Parks and Rec Advisory Board m...

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County News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

“Celebrate Women in Queen Anne’s County”

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WHEREAS, prior to 1920, women did not have the right to vote; and WHEREAS, the effort for the vote for women first became a major public effort at a convocation known as the Seneca Falls Convention in New York in 1848; and WHEREAS, on the first day of the...

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County News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

QAC Recognized as One of Healthiest Maryland Businesses

QAC Wellness Committee members from left: Dawn Lange, Connie Toulson, Susan Earls, Beverly Churchill, Tina Miles, Heather Clark

The award was presented on Friday, June 1, 2018, where fifty-eight Maryland employers were recognized as Healthiest Maryland Bus...

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County News
Posted on: June 30, 2018

Emergency Services Upgrades System to Quickly Find 911 Cell Phone Callers

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QAC’S 9-1-1 Dispatchers, such as Frank Kelley pictured, will be able to locate callers within 3 to 5 feet of their location, thanks to upgrades made by Apple devices and Queen Anne’s County Emergency Services.

CENTREVILLE – Th...

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County News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Low income community park is revamped in one day & QAC helped

A Queen Anne’s County Park’s crew helped create a great new ballfield last week. Pictured from left: Cole Coursey, Matt Walters, Paul Jones and Chris Jones

CENTREVILLE – A Queen Anne’s County Park’s crew ha...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

National Field Day at White Marsh Park June 22nd and 23rd

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Come out and meet the Amateur Radio operators of your community and members of QAARC at White Marsh Park on June 22nd and 23rd. The park is located at the intersection of Rt. 213 and White Marsh Road (old Bloomfield Farm). Entrance to the farm is located ...

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DES News
Posted on: May 28, 2019

Sign up for the next Community Emergency Response Training!

CERT Classes Avail

In a disaster when emergency personnel could be delayed in response, C.E.R.T. members become the first to respond. Community members throughout Queen Anne’s County want to help and do the most good in a disaster situation. However, sometimes, du...

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DES News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

DES attend a bill signing ceremony for 3 bills that impact 911

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Bill Summary:The bill defines a “victim” as a victim of specified crimes (generally relating to domestic violence; abuse/neglect of a child and related crimes; abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult; and specified sexual crimes). The bill...

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DES News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Fallen Hero Escort Saturday Feb 23rd at 11:30 am

The remains of Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent of the US Navy will be escorted through Queen Anne’s County on Saturday, February 23rd around 11:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 11:00 am and will travel through Route 19 to Southbound 301 t...

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DES News
Posted on: January 22, 2019

Scam Using DES's Phone Number 1/22/19

ALERT: The main number for Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services. 410-758-4500 has been “spoofed.” Fake calls, also known as 'phishing' or 'spoof' calls, attempt to trick you into revealing personal or financia...

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DES News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Governor Recognizes Dr. Ciotola as Rural Champion

 

 Governor Larry Hogan recently issued a Governor’s Citation to Queen Anne’s County Health Officer Dr. Joseph A. Ciotola, Jr. recognizing him as a Rural Champion in the state of Maryland.

 “Everything Dr. C touches turns to Gold,...

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DES News
Posted on: December 6, 2018

DES Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan

Haz Mit plan update website

A few months ago we asked the public to help us update the Hazard Mitigation Plan by answering a survey. To read the updated plan go to www.qacdes.com and click on the Hazard Mitigation link on the left side.

DES News
Posted on: September 27, 2018

QAC DES Lip Sync Challenge takes a serious approach to Opioid Crisis

QAC Department of Emergency Services Lip Sync Challenge. This video depicts an opioid overdose and how our crews would respond. QAC has gone purple for the Month of September to bring awareness to Opioid Addiction. For more info 

www.qacgoespurple...

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DES News
Posted on: October 2, 2018

The National EAS and WEA test has been postponed to October 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October...

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DES News
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

For Immediate Release: 

Queen Anne’s County Monitoring Tropical Storm Florence

Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, urges Queen Anne’s County residents to prepare.  Queen Anne’s Coun...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

DES and Sheriff's Office Train School Staff

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In conjunction with the Queen Anne’s County Office of the Sheriff,  Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services personnel have been training the Queen Anne’s County Public School employees on Active Assailan...

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Posted on: July 7, 2018

Public Health Advisory

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Public Health Advisory - There have been two possible opioid fatalities in the last 12 hours in the Kent Island and Grasonville area. Public Safety Officials are concerned there is a potent mixture in the area. Queen Anne's County Office of the Sheriff is...

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Posted on: July 4, 2018

QACTV takes a CERT class! Sign up now!

Our QACTV team recently spent some time with DES taking their Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) If you would like to join in the next class there is still room! Go to qacdes.org and click on the CERT Logo!

 

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

Parts of QAC Designated as Foreign Trade Zone

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Parts of Queen Anne’s County are now included in a Foreign Trade Zone according to an announcement made October 11, by the United States Department of Justice.A foreign-trade zone is a federally designated area located within the United States, ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

County Commissioners vote Todd Mohn as new County Administrator

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County Commissioners vote Todd Mohn as new County Administrator

 

Centreville – The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners named Todd Mohn as the next County Administrator.  The appointment came following a motion by commission president Jim Mo...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Cyclists - Did You Know?

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See and download maps from our Biking page or pick up a hard copy at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center on Kent Island or at the Liberty Building in Centreville.

View or Print Maps.

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

Fishing Charters

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When you plan your visit to Queen Anne's County, make sure you check out of wide variety of Charters and Outfitters. Would you like to go fishing, deer hunting or duck hunting. Contact a Fishing Charter or Hunting Guide to help get you started from our Fi...

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