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Posted on: August 29, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the August 27th Commissioners' Meeting

Todd Mohn

The August 27th meeting started at 5:20 p.m. with a closed session to discuss (Administrative) Boards and Commissions.

The Regular meeting started at 5:30 p.m.

Board of License Commission (Liquor Board): Motion to appoint Joyce Jones as Chairman and Thomas Beery as Vice Chairman. -APPROVED 5-0 

Action Items – Tab 3

Item # 

Bennett Point Speed Limit Review and Update – Continuation of the re-review of a proposal to increase the posted speed limit on a portion of Bennett Point Road where the speed limit postings were reduced back in 2004 (from 50 mph to 35 mph) to address safety concerns from residents and school bus drivers. -MOTION APPROVED 5-0 TO KEEP CURRENT 35-MPH POSTINGS

Property Liens – This is a series of resolutions to place property liens on five properties for nuisance violations (not maintaining grass at or below 12-inches in height). -APPROVED 5-0

Equitable Sharing Agreement & Certification for the QAC Sheriff’s Office – This is an annual report filed with Department of Justice certifying if the Sheriff received any Confiscated Federal Funds and if so, where/how the funds were expensed. There were no Confiscated Federal Funds in FY 2019. -APPROVED 5-0

Equitable Sharing Agreement & Certification for the QAC Drug Task Force - This is an annual report filed with Department of Justice certifying if the QAC Drug Task Force received any Confiscated Federal Funds and if so, where/how the funds were expensed. There were no Confiscated Federal Funds in FY 2019, however there is a balance in the account of $717.09. -APPROVED 5-0

CAD Consultant and Project Manager – This is a bid tabulation for a consultant to assist with the procurement of a new Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system for the Department of Emergency Services. This project consists of 3-phases including: Kickoff, Needs Assessment, RFP Development & Contract Negotiations. It is recommended to award this contract to Technical Security Support Implementation for an amount of $89,050. -APPROVED 5-0

Resiliency Planning & Financing for MD Counties QAC Workgroup & Charge – Continued from last meeting. This is a list of suggested workgroup participants, the workgroup charge and project timeline for the County’s participation in the University of Maryland’s Resiliency Planning & Financing project for Global Sustainability. -APPROVED 5-0

Budget Amendment CC-5 – Housing & Community Services Homeless Services Grant – This is a budget amendment to adjust (increase) grant proceeds for a Housing and Community Services Homeless Services grant for FY 2020 by $41,964. -APPROVED 5-0

Desk Item - Local Business Traffic Survey – This is a business owner/citizen survey aimed to capture data on how Beach Traffic congestion affects local businesses and the local community. We are working with the Chamber on this effort and we are planning to put an intro letter and the questions on The introduction and draft questions are attached for your review. -APPROVED 5-0


Item # 

1. MDOT – Traffic concerns at US 50 onto Md 18

2. LGIT – Thank you letter

3. CEAM – Fall Conference Awards Ceremony

4. Upcoming AG Training for County Officials and AG Reconciliation Commission

5. P&Z Monthly Department Report – July 2019

6. DMS – Proposed Demolition Notice

7. DMS – Proposed Construction Notice

8. Notification to Adjacent Property Owners

9. Citizen Thank you letter

10. QAC Make a Difference Day – Thank you letter

11. Mid-Shore Community Foundation – Thank you letter

12. David Humphrey’s – White Paper


Item #

I. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Update – Judy Wink, Executive Director

II. Chesapeake Bay Bridge Construction Update – James F. Ports, Jr. Executive Director MdTA

III. Choptank Electric Update – Mike Malandro, President & CEO

IV. Upper Shore Workforce Investment Board Update – Dan McDermott, Executive Director


Public Hearing – 6:15 pm

Agricultural Land Preservation Easement Applications” – Donna Landis-Smith

· Kurt Babe
Hope Road, Centreville
Third Election District
Tax Map 45, Parcel 49 ~ 56.445 Acres

· Blackdog Farms at Kingsdale LLC
Kingsdale Farm lane, Queen Anne
Sixth Election District
Tax Map 68, Parcel 11 ~ 148.0 Acres

· The Coleman Hedgewood Farm LLC
Coleman Road, Sudlersville
First Election District
Tax Map 12, Parcel 24 ~ 160.499 Acres

· Pippin LLC
Palmatarys Farm Lane, Church Hill
Second Election District
Tax Map 23, Parcel 30 ~ 162.04 Acres

· Starr Realty LLC and William E Jackson
Starr Road, Queen Anne
Sixth Election District
Tax Map 69, Parcel 4 ~ 158.085 Acres

· Truitt Farm LLC
Millington Road, Barclay
First Election District
Tax Map 6, Parcel 39 ~ 103.858 Acres


-APPROVED 5-0 for submission of the above six (6) MALPF easements to the MALPF Board of Trustees for approval and submission for appraisal.

 Available to be Introduced and/or Voted

County Ordinance 19-05 – the Amendment and Update of the Queen Anne’s County Critical Area Maps (to be introduced and scheduled for a public hearing) – INTRODUCED BY COMMISSIONER MORAN PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 24th at 5:45 PM

Amendment 1 to County Ordinance 19-13 - the Prohibition of the Release of Non-Biodegradable Balloons within Queen Anne’s County (available to be introduced and voted on) -INTRODUCED BY COMMISSIONER CORCHIARINO, APPROVED 5-0

County Ordinance 19-13 - the Prohibition of the Release of Non-Biodegradable Balloons within Queen Anne’s County as set forth herein (available to be voted on) -APPROVED AS AMENDED 5-0

Thanks and enjoy the upcoming Labor Day weekend! -Todd.

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