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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the County Commissioner Meeting on May 24th

Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the County Commissioner Meeting on May 24th 

 

The Commissioners May 24th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for Consult with Counsel and Boards & Commissions

 

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

 

Economic Development Incentive Fund Commission Appointments - A motion was made to reappoint Mike Whitehill and Patrick Perry to the EDIF Commission both for a three-year term expiring on May 31, 2023.   APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT 

 

ACTION ITEM

Item #                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Board of Education Transfer Between Major State Categories      

The Board of Education is requesting approval of the transfers between Major State Categories for the period April 1, 2022, to April 30, 2022, as follows: 

Instructional Salaries to Health Service - $35,000 

Instructional and Special Education Salaries to Transportation Salaries - $375,000.  APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT

 

  1. Bid Review for Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) Grant     

The Department of Community Services, Division of Housing and Community Services (DHCS)
 applied for a grant through the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to perform energy efficiency improvements at the Foxxtown Apartments in Sudlersville. The approved project consists of replacing 62 Packed Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) units with more energy efficient systems.
 DHCS followed the County Procurement Policy to put out an Invitation to Bid for this project.

 

Three bids from the following companies were received:

  • Puckett's Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC in Harrington, Delaware: Total Bid for all Units
     lnstalled $103,850.00
  • Energywise, LLC in Worton, Maryland: Total Bid for all Units Installed $124,732.00
  • Snoco, LLC in Centreville, Maryland. Total bid for all Units Installed $159,884.92

 

Puckett's Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC is the lowest bid and DHCS recommends that they be awarded the contract. APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT

 

  1. Housing Bond Allocation Transfer 2022                                              

In order for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to utilize Queen Anne’s County’s Housing Bond Allocation, the participating local government must transfer its allocation to DHCD in writing. This is a yearly practice in which Queen Anne’s County has always participated. By taking this action the state utilizes local government housing bond allocations to issue bonds to fund housing programs and or to issue mortgage credit certificates. This allocation represents the amount of authority that would have been available to the county should if we chose to issue bonds ourselves in order to raise capital for mortgage loans. Staff recommends execution of the Transfer of Allocation Letter to the Department of Housing & Community Development as described and recommended by the Department of Community Services – Housing Division. APPROVED 5-0

 

  1. Emergency Services MOU Between Queen Anne’s County and Calvert County

Calvert County Department of Public Safety recently reached out to Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services and Queen Anne’s County Fire & EMS Commission to improve marine responses to both counties. This memorandum of understanding will establish the terms under which each party provides resources – personnel, teams, facilities, equipment and supplies to the other. Due to the fact that most jurisdictions do not maintain sufficient resource levels to handle extreme events independently, this agreement will provide a means for each County to augment their resources when needed for high demand incidents.  APPROVED 5-0

 

DESK ITEM – Proclamation 22-34 Emergency Medical Services Week (May 15th – 21st) COMMISSIONER DUMENIL READ

 

  1. 2022 QAC Comprehensive Plan and Kent Narrows Community Plan Adoption 

The update of the Comprehensive Plan and Kent Narrows Community Plan started in October 2019. Wallace Montgomery and staff held multiple public outreach sessions that specifically included multiple geographical areas of the county and specific chapters within the documents. These public outreach sessions guided the Planning Commission through the development of each Plan.

The County Commissioners held a public hearing on April 12, 2022. Following the hearing and at the direction of the Commissioners, the final edits were incorporated into both Plans which are being presented now for final adoption. Staff would like to thank the citizens of Queen Anne’s County for the time that they have dedicated to the update, along with other stakeholders, Planning Commission members and County employees who have taken the time to provide assistance and further direct Queen Anne’s County in a positive manner. Staff recommends the County Commissioners to officially adopt the 2022 Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Plan and the 2022 Kent Narrows Community Plan by Resolutions #22-04 and #22-05.  APPROVED 5-0

 

Below are Links to the Final Plans: 

 

https://www.qac.org/DocumentCenter/View/16418/2022-Queen-Annes-County-Comprehensive-Plan_NoExtraPgs

 

https://www.qac.org/DocumentCenter/View/16416/2022-Kent-Narrows-Community-Plan_NoExtraPgs

 

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

Item #                                                                                                                                                 

  1. Water Appropriation and Use Permit - Publication of Permit Decision    
  2. Water Appropriation Permit # QA2022S001/01 Jeffrey Clark    
  3. Former Commissioner Ted Moeller Funeral Service                  
  4. Planning and Zoning Monthly Department Report – April 2022   
  5. Upper Shore Regional Council Thank You Letter                      
  6. Maryland Department of Transportation Consolidation Transportation Program Letter 

 

PRESENTATIONS

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  1. 2022 Opioid Awareness Poster Contest Winners – Dr. Patricia Saelens, Warren Wright, Kathy Wright and Julie Kille

 

  1. QACH Theater Competition - Dr. Patricia Saelens, Warren Wright, Kathy Wright and Julie Kille

 

LEGISLATIVE

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  1. Public Hearing 5:40 pm County Ordinance 21-04- “A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT CONCERNING the Utility Scale Solar Array (USSA) District in Queen Anne’s County” RECORD LEFT OPEN UNTIL NEXT MEETING

 

  1. Public Hearing 5:50 pm – 2011 Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan (CWSP) 

Amendment 11-17, 5:50 pm – White Marsh Park & Bloomfield House APPROVED 4-1 ABSENT

 

  1. County Ordinance 22-09 – A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT CONCERNING Illicit discharge Detection and Elimination of Pollutants in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) in Queen Anne’s County. ADOPTED 4-1 ABSENT

 

  1. Constant Yield Public Hearing 7:00 pm 

 

You can watch the entire meeting here: https://youtu.be/Lc0PY31OsHs

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