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Posted on: January 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Jan 11 County Commissioner Meeting Wrap Up from Todd Mohn

The Commissioner’s January 11th meeting was held at the Vincit Building and started at 5:15 p.m. with a Closed Session for Personnel.


The regular meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.  


Chief Accounting Officer position

A motion was made to advertise and hire a Chief Accounting Officer with governmental accounting and management experience in the office of Budget & Finance.   APPROVED 4-0, 1 ABSENT



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  1. Proclamation 22-01 – January 2022 – National Mentoring Month

-Commissioner Jim Moran Read the Proclamation                                 


  1. Bylaws for the Travel and Tourism Advisory Committee

The Travel and Tourism Advisory Committee was established by Resolution 20-28 for the purpose of creating a public private partnership with travel and tourism stakeholders representing their specific industries.  This new committee has created and voted to approve their bylaws.  They would like the Commissioners to now consider adopting them.  -APPROVED  4-0, 1 ABSENT


  1. Commercial Real Property Tax Credit Request – Boatel Restaurant Land, LLC

The Department of Economic & Tourism Development (ETD) has evaluated a request for a commercial real property tax credit for the project known as “Boatel Restaurant” on property
 owned by Boatel Restaurant Land, LLC located at 110 Piney Narrows Road in Chester.   The
 development will be the construction of new 5,531 sf restaurant.  ETD recommends approval of the Commercial Real Property Tax Credit for this project based on the following:

a. The project is proposing to create up to thirty (30) new full-time jobs within 36 months of
 completion, exceeding the minimum requirement of twelve (12).

 b. The project has an estimated cost of $1,872,265, which exceeds the minimum $25,000 increase in real property value required.  The current base value of the property according to SDAT records is $360,000. The overall estimated assessed value when complete is $2,232,265.


The proposed commercial property tax credit is estimated at $31,719.91 over 5-years.  After the property tax credit expires in five years it is estimated the annual property tax collected will be $18,900.     APPROVED 4-0, 1 ABSENT


  1. FY22 Mowbray Court Lighting    

The Department of Parks and Recreation is recommending to contract with MUSCO Lighting to replace the Tennis/Pickleball Court Lights at Mowbray Park for $135,296. They will be using the Keystone Purchasing Network, contract KPN-201901-01. The contractor will be removing the existing outdated lighting and replacing them with new light poles with LED lights. Funding is available in the Capital Project Budget #40215 Preventative Maintenance account.   APPROVED 4-0, 1 ABSENT


  1. Capital Equipment Purchase                         

The Department of Parks and Recreation is requesting permission to purchase a 2021 Kubota Skid Loader from Burke Equipment in Felton, Delaware for $68,970.31 utilizing the Sourcewell Government Discount Program.  This purchase is part of the approved FY22 Capital Equipment Budget. The purchase of this piece of equipment will be assigned to the Special Projects Division. APPROVED 4-0, 1 ABSENT



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  1. Thank you card from Board of Education                        
  2. Proposed Major Site Plan – Nash Court and Piney Creek Road
  3. Thank you from Steve Walls                                           
  4. Chesapeake Bay Bridge Replacement Resolution Garrett County 
  5. Town of Church Hill Maryland Request for Tax Set-Off 



  1. Planning Commission – 2022 Comprehensive Plan Workshop



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  1. Bill No. 22-01 A Bill entitled Public Facilities Bond Authorization of 2022

-Introduced by Commissioner Jack Wilson



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