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Posted on: October 11, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn's Wrap Up of the Oct. 8th QAC Commissioners' Meeting

Todd Mohn

The October 8th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session to discuss Administrative Boards & Commissions and Land Acquisition.   

The Commissioners Regular meeting began at 5:30 pm.

ACTION ITEMS 
Item #             
1.    Letter to MDOT Secretary Rahn – William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge – Deck          
Rehabilitation Project Schedule – This is a letter supporting a more aggressive schedule for the Bay Bridge re-decking project.  -  REVISIONS REQUESTED

2.    A Letter to Dr. Kane in regards to the school start date for the 2020/2021 school year – This is a letter in support of starting school after the Labor Day Holiday. – APPROVED & EXECUTED
      
3.    Historic Christ Church/Ownership Transfer to Friends of Historic Christ Church – This is the formal deed of dedication that will transfer the Historic Christ Church property to the Friends of Historic Christ Church. – APPROVED & EXECUTED      

4.    Shine Like Stars Pre-School 1-Year Lease Extension (Historic Christ Church) – This is the final one-year lease agreement between the County and Shine Like Stars Pre-School for the use of the Historic Christ Church. - APPROVED & EXECUTED
                  
5.    Bid Award for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update - Requesting that the County hire Smith Planning and Design, LLC and enter into a contract for their services to update the 2020 Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Plan update at a cost of $191,142.  -APPROVED 5-0

6.    Road Name Request -  This is a request/recommendation to name the un-named private lane off of Grange Hall Road, Little Star Lane, which will be serving Map 61, Parcel #134 with 2 lots, Parcel #132 with 1 lot and Parcel #8 with the main farm and 3 other lots. -APPROVED 5-0

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

8.    Approval of Draft Standard Operating Policies - These are updated polices for the Family Medical Leave Act, Social Media, & Workplace Violence which have been vetted by the Directors and various staff committees.  -APPROVED 5-0

9.    Bids for Dredge Material Placement Site Remediation – This is a contract award recommendation with Retallack & Sons, Inc. for Dredge Material Placement Site (DMPS) Remediation for the Corsica River Dredging project. This contract is for a base bid of $150,825.  Funding will be provided by MD-DNR grant funds as identified in the Corsica River Dredging Capital Project. -APPROVED 5-0
10.    Small Business Saturday Proclamation - This is a proclamation to designate November 30 2019 as Small Business Saturday and to urge residents of our communities to support small businesses and merchants. -TABLED UNTIL NOVEMBER

11.    Economic Development Week Proclamation - This is a proclamation to designate October 20-26 as Economic Development Week to recognize the importance of economic development. -APPROVED 5-0

12.    Wreaths across America donation request – This is a request to sponsor a program to place Christmas wreaths on graves at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery.  Last year we gave $600 for 33 wreaths. -APPROVED 5-0 for $600 Donation
     
13.    FFA request – Trip to the National FFA Convention – This is a request to support the QAC FFA attend the National FAA convention.  Audrey Karbaum FFA president will be attending to respond to questions. -APPROVED 5-0 for $6,000 DONATION  

Best wishes to our Future Farmers!   

14.    DESK Item #14 – Single Family Residential Fire Sprinkler Waiver Provision – APPROVED TO SUPPORT LEGISLATIVE POSITION ESTABLISHED BY MACo RURAL COUNTIES COALITION                 

INFORMATIONAL/CORRESPONDENCE 
Item #                                                                                                                                                 
1.    MDE – Amendment No. 11-13 QAC Water & Sewerage Plan               
2.    MDE Public Notice – Tidal Wetlands Division               
3.    Public Service Commission - Blue Grass Solar               
4.    Letter sent:  Town of Barclay RES 2019-01 Annexation of the Lands of Demoss &       
Semans Waiver Request
5.    Broadband Feasibility Study Kick-off Meeting               
6.    USRC contract employees renewed, extended with salary increases                  
7.    QAC Plumbing & HVAC Board Minutes           


PRESENTATIONS 
Item #                                                                                                                                                 
I.                Department of Parks & Recreation Update – Director Steve Chandlee                    
II.              Dolly Parton Imagination Library Update – Library Director Janet Salazar             
III.            MACo Update - Executive Director Michael Sanderson & Legislative Director Natasha Mehu             
IV.            Financial Update – Director Jon Seeman       

LEGISLATIVE - Tab 7

Public Hearing 6:00 pm
County Ordinance 19-15 - the Prohibition of the Use of Shipping Containers as Accessory Structures in Queen Anne’s County – NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY RECORD OPEN FOR TWO WEEKS

Available to be voted on
County Ordinance 19-05 – the Amendment and Update of the Queen Anne’s County Critical Area Maps   -APPROVED 5-0

Enjoy the Columbus Day Weekend!   -Todd

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