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Posted on: December 10, 2019

QAC Commissioners' Meeting Airs at 5:30 p.m. Today

Commissioners During Meeting

Keep up with local gov't by watching today's QAC Commissioner meeting live at 5:30 p.m. on ABB Channel 7 or like @QACTV on FB and watch it there live http://ow.ly/iw1J50xwhyw 

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

No Pet Adoption Fees Until Christmas

Mr. Robert Cease and his dog Capt. Higgins are paying all adoption fees until Christmas. Thank You! 
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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center Redesign Project

On December 11, from 1 -2 pm at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center there will be a public meeting regarding the lobby redesign project. Please join us to get a first-hand look at the new concept plan from Ion Design LLC.

County News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

No Pet Adoption Fees Until Christmas

Mr. Robert Cease and his dog Capt. Higgins are paying all adoption fees until Christmas. Thank You! 
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County News
Posted on: November 27, 2019

QAC Spending Affordability Committee Report


Follow the link to the report https://www.flipsnack.com/QACGOVleslie/spending-affordability-committee-report.html 



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Posted on: November 27, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn's Wrap Up of the Nov. 26th QAC Commissioners' Meeting

The November 26th meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session (Administrative Function) for Boards and Commission appointments.  
The regular meeting started at 5:30 p.m.
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County News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Census Job Fair - Dec 11, 2019

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Come out to the Queen Anne's County Library in Centreville on Wednesday December 11, 2019 from 6:30-8pm for a Census Job Fair. This job fair is hosted by the QAC Library, QAC Government and QAC Chamber of Commerce. Census staff will be present to assist w...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Mistletoe Market, 10 Days of Holiday Gifting

 Pop in to the pop-up shopping market at Queenstown Premium Outlets called the Mistletoe Market, 10 Days of Holiday Gifting. The Mistletoe Market will open Thanksgiving, November 28, from 6 p.m. to midnight followed by Black Friday, November 29, ...

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County News
Posted on: November 18, 2019

QAC Tourism Awarded Market Expansion Award at Maryland Tourism Coalition Travel & Tourism Summit

Photo left to right: Liz Fitzsimmons, Managing Director of MD Department of Commerce Division of Tourism Film and Arts; Ceres Bainbridge, Director of Caroline County Tourism; Cassandra Vanhooser, Director of Talbot County Economic Development & Touris...

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County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Design Contract Awarded for Detention Center

The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners, on November 12, approved a design contract for additions and renovations to the county’s detention center.  ATI, Inc., of Columbia, MD was low bidder at $974,836. The state has granted fu...

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County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

Volunteer Sought for Housing Authority of Queen Anne's County

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners are seeking applications for an upcoming vacancy on the county’s Housing Authority board. The term will begin upon appointment and expire June 30, 2022. Meetings are held monthly in Centr...

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County News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Gives a Wrap-Up of the Nov 12th Commissioners Meeting

The November 12th regular meeting started at 5:15 p.m. with a closed session for personnel.

No decisions were made in the closed session.

The regular meeting convened at 5:30 pm. Commissioner Jack Wilson, our Maryland Association of Counties representative ...

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County News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Bringing High-Performance Broadband to Rural America by Jonathan Sallet

Benton Institute for Broadband & Society

Bringing High-Performance Broadband to Rural America by Jonathan Sallet

Jonathan Sallet is a Benton Senior Fellow. He works to promote broadband access and deployment, to advance competition, including through an...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

County Strives to make Kmart Building Business Friendly

 The Kmart in the Kent Landing Shopping Center is the only large scale retail option in the county since its opening in 1994. In 2002, corporate restructuring, including a merger with Sears, resulted in the closing of many of Kmart locations acro...

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County News
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Highlights of Next Fiscal Year’s Proposed Budget & Calendar

  • Rainy Day Fund will retain funding of at least 8% of budgeted revenues.
  • To the extent possible, Enterprise Funds should be self-supporting.
  • In the spirit of zero base, departments will be required to justify spending at levels more than 10% above the FY20 b...
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County News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Free Senior Sports Summit Training Sessions

 Local senior center members are invited to attend up to 35 free training sessions at The Edge Arena in Stevensville. The Queen Anne’s County Area Agency on Aging in partnership with The Edge is offering training activities such as Fris...

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County News
Posted on: November 4, 2019

Cross County Connector Trail-Now Open!

Cross County Connector Trail Open

Cross County Connector Trail-Ribbon cutting today at 11AM on trail near Holiday Inn. Take a look at this video showing some of work that was done to build the trail.

https://youtu.be/8zVscNjPJ9s

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

QAC Hires Heather Tinelli as Economic & Tourism Development Director

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More than 40 professionals applied to become Queen Anne’s County’s Economic & Tourism Development Director, seven of those were granted interviews, before Heather Tinelli, of Centreville, was selected as the best candidate.&nbs...

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County News
Posted on: October 29, 2019

Economic Development Week Celebrated in QAC

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners proclaimed the week of October 20- 26, as Economic Development Week in Queen Anne’s County.

 “Our department celebrated and recognized the occasion by attending a state ...

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County News
Posted on: October 25, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the Oct. 22nd Commissioners' Meeting

The October 22nd regular meeting started at 5:00 p.m. with a closed session for personnel.

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

Item #A. The Sheriff’s request to convert a part time Evidence Manager to a full-time Evidence Manager ...

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County News
Posted on: October 23, 2019

Watch 10/22 QAC Commissioners' Meeting here!

AT 4:28 ON THE VIDEO - Commissioners update efforts to work with state agencies to improve traffic flow & lessen impact on QAC citizens.
AT 9:41 ON THE VIDEO EMS Director Scott Haas shares good news about emergency helicopter flights.

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Posted on: October 23, 2019

Traffic Impact Survey & Results for Local Businesses

QAC Economic Development & QAC Chamber of Commerce conducted a Local Biz Traffic Impact Survey Aug 29-Sept 27 i.e. during normal heavy seasonal summer traffic, before lane closures began. Flip though the pages for the results...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Make a Difference Day Nov. 2nd Provides Free Services for Those in Need

2018 Make a Difference Day Workers

This year’s Make a Difference Day Nov. 2nd, is the 6th annual event hosted by multiple state and county agencies and volunteers donating their time and skills to help those most in need, said Michelle Marshall, of QAC’s Dept. of Commun...

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County News
Posted on: October 16, 2019

Today Gov. Hogan Announced Actions to Reduce Bridge Backups

At today's Board of Public Works meeting, Governor Hogan announced a series of actions that his administration will take to expedite the Chesapeake Bay Bridge rehabilitation project.1) MDOT will make every effort to expedite the project, and crews will wo...

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Posted on: October 16, 2019

Did You Know? From 2000 - 2018, QAC defense contractors secured $1.4 billion in military contracts

Queen Anne's County is the proud home of globally known companies that supply goods and services for those that protect and serve. These companies include Zodiac MilPro, Sauer Compressors USA, Federal Resources, Bardac Drives & Automation, Hydrasearch...

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County News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Letter to Secretary Rahn Regarding Use of Contra Flow & Lane #1 Deck Rehab Schedule Modifications

October ll,2019

Mr. Pete K. Rahn, Secretary

Maryland Department of Transportation

7201 Corporate Center Drive

Post Office Box 548

Hanover, Maryland 2107 6-0548

William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge

Use of Contra Flow &Lane #l Deck Rehabilitation Schedule...

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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 
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County News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

FFA Heading to Indy with Help from QAC Commissioners

QACHS Future Farmers of America raised about $6,00 for their trip to the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis later this month. Once there they will do community service, attend student workshops, network with FFA members from across the nation, go on ...

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County News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Bridge Woes & Advocating for QAC Explained to Date

Want to understand the behind the scenes talks between the QAC Commissioners and state agencies regarding construction and lane closures on the Bay Bridge? Listen to Commissioner Jim Moran who lays out all of the facts and issues to date. Watch the Oct. 8...

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Posted on: October 2, 2019

Cashless Tolling to Begin on Bay Bridge During Peak Days & Times

The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) is taking a number of steps to minimize traffic backups during the $27 million Bay Bridge rehabilitation project to replace the deck surface of the westbound span right lane. The first step is to implement cash...

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County News
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Commissioner Wilson Tapped to Serve on Education Commission

His appointment would replace former member Bill Valentine, who no longer serves as an Allegany County Commissioner. Commissioner Wilson is vice-chair of MACo’s Education Subcommittee, and chairs MACo’s Rural Counties Coalition. He has...

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County News
Posted on: September 30, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the Sept. 24th Commissioners' Meeting

Todd Mohn

The September 24th regular meeting began at 4:30 pm with a closed session to discuss personnel matters.

The regular meeting convened at 5:30 pm.An award nomination was made for a citizen for the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award.

The Commissioner...

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County News
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Project Bright Future

Project Bright Future on stage

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

QAC Animal Control Seeking Info on Puppy Abandoned on Side of Hwy

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 Queen Anne’s County Animal Control is seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed someone leaving a large dog crate and a 6-month old female shepherd mix, off the side of Route 301 south near Powers Lane, Millington. The cra...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

$2.5 Million Anonymous Gift to QAC YMCA

"I’m excited to share that the Y has received a $2.5 million dollar lead gift to build the Queen Anne’s County Family YMCA/Senior Center! This anonymous gift comes from outside the community and creates the momentum we need to tac...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Ideas Sought for Improvements to Long Point Park

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Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation is retiring the large dinosaur playground at Long Point Park due to age related safety issues. While tentative plans are to replace it with a pavilion and picnic tables, the department’s directo...

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County News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

QACHS Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held Friday night at Queen Anne's County High School celebrating the newly installed artificial turf field. The County Commissioners and staff were joined by our state representatives, staff from the Board of Education, and s...

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County News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Gives a Wrap-Up of the Sept. 10th Commissioners Meeting

The September 10th meeting started at 5:00 pm with a closed session to discuss Land Acquisition and Personnel.  
The Regular meeting started at 5:35 pm
DPW Items – Tab 2
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County News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Kent Narrows Tax Increment Financing Development District Formed

The resolution establishes the boundaries for the district and sets up a special fund to deposit the incremental property tax revenues. The TIF District revenues would provide funds for the purpose of the development, redevelopment, revitalization and ren...

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County News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

In Response to concerns at Riverside Estates Apartments

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QAC “Housing Authority” is the organization that leases the Riverside Estate Apartments. The Housing Authority, which is not part of QAC Government, collects all money generated by this property, as well as the other three other locati...

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County News
Posted on: September 9, 2019

QAC Commissioners' Meeting Airs Live 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10th

Keep up with local gov't by watching the 5:30 p.m. September 10th QAC Commissioner meeting live on ABB Channel 7 or like @QACTV on FB and watch it here http://ow.ly/oVec50vJFgB

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County News
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Update on Rt. 213 Road and Bridge Work

According to SHA, Gravel Run Bridge is nearing the end of the major construction and the contractor has completed the pour for the end post of the bridge. When all forms are removed this will allow the contractor to remove the barricade and allow for:

  • The ...
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County News
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 ...

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County News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Speed limits will remain unchanged on Bennett Point Road

Speed limits will remain unchanged on Bennett Point Rd. During Tuesday’s QAC Commissioners’ Meeting, the commissioners said they received numerous comments and emails from area residents, the overwhelming majority citing safety concerns with

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

QAC 1st in State to Ban the Intentional Release of Balloons

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With a unanimous vote Tuesday, Queen Anne’s County became the first in the state to ban the intentional release of non-biodegradable balloons into the atmosphere which results in pollution of the environment and has been shown to be harmful to w...

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Posted on: August 22, 2019

Community Volunteers Needed for Challenge Day

 United Way of Queen Anne's County presented a $2,200 check to the Safety Net Committee, a subcommittee of the Local Management Board for their project - Challenge Day. Challenge Day is offered to all 7th graders in QAC schools. It is an...

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County News
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Higgs Family Named Farm Family of Year

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Tommy and Beth Higgs have 43 years of marriage but have a lifetime of agricultural history.  Beth’s maiden name was Shortall, the Shortall family farmed in Talbot County near Tunnis Mills until her grandfather Shortall met Beth&rsqu...

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County News
Posted on: August 14, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the Aug. 13th Commissioners' Meeting

Todd Mohn

The August 13th meeting started at 5:25 p.m. with a closed session (Administrative) Boards and Commission. 

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

  1. Social Services Advisory Board Appointment – Motion to appoint three (3) members to the S...
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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Maryland Chosen to Share Best Practices Model for Improving Well-Being of Children and Families

Maryland Chosen to Share Best Practices Model for Improving Well-Being of Children and Families

For immediate release:

August 7, 2019

Contact:

Robyne McCullough robyne.mccullough@maryland.gov

667.967.9022

Governor’s Office for Children Hosts Meeting f...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Friends of Historic Christ Church Group Selected as Best Candidate to Own the Building

Historic Christ Church

The Friends of Historic Christ Church was selected as the organization to take ownership of the historic building that dates back to circa 1880.

 The Historic Christ Church Subcommittee made the recommendation that the property be awarded to The F...

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County News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn Wraps Up the July 23 Commissioners' Meeting

Historic Christ Church

The July 23rd meeting started at 4:30 pm with a closed session. There were three closed session topics: 

  1. Administrative, Boards & Commissions - To discuss appointing Board members to the Ag Preservation Advisory Board and the Parks and Recreat...
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County News
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Watch the July 23 Commissioners' Meeting

You can now stay at home and stay connected with your local government....@QACTV share's their video of the July 23, Queen Anne's County Commissioners' meeting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn_gQFnvI38

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Posted on: July 22, 2019

Public Rentals of Artificial Turf Fields

Queen Anne’s County Parks and Recreation, in coordination with Queen Anne’s County Public Schools, is now accepting rental requests for both Queen Anne’s County High School and Kent Island High School artificial turf athletic...
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County News
Posted on: July 16, 2019

QAC Law Protects Dogs Left Outside in Extreme Weather

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QAC Law Protects Dogs Left Outside in Extreme Weather$1,000 Fine May be Imposed

  With the passage of a 2018 Queen Anne’s County Animal Control Ordinance it is now against the law to leave your dog outside in extreme weather. Those who l...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Cooling Centers to Open This Wed. - Fri.

Due to the excessive heat forecast for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 17th – 19th the Department of Community Services will be opening their buildings for use by the general public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The buildings include: Kent I...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

State of the Art Ambulance Added to QAC’s Fleet

 County Commissioner Stephen Wilson, left, is given a tour of the county’s new Road Rescue Paramedic Ambulance with a Ford 550 chassis by Scott Haas, Director of Queen Anne’s County Emergency Services and Lori Morris, Chief of...

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County News
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Fines to be Set for Running School Bus Stop Signs

MVA when to stop for buses

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County News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

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

Todd Mohn

The July 9th regular meeting started at 5:30 pm.   No closed session this week.
Action Items 
Item #
1.         Refunding Bonds of 2019 - Resolution 19-19 authorizing the issuance and sale of general obli...
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County News
Posted on: July 1, 2019

School Bus Stop Signs are Topic at Commissioners’ Hearing

 Ask any school bus driver and you will learn that on any given morning or afternoon school bus run, distracted drivers are blowing through the buses’ stop signs and endangering students.

“This is something that happens every d...

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County News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

County Administrator Todd Mohn’s Wrap Up of the June 25th QAC Commissioners’ Meeting

The June 25th  regular meeting started at 5:30 pm.  

DPW Action Items

Item#                              ...

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County News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

DES Receives Prestigious Award

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® EMS Gold Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

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County News
Posted on: June 20, 2019

Turf Field Update at Kent Island High School Week 1

Follow the progress of the Turf Field installations at both high schools. Here is a video update from week 1 at Kent Island High School. Watch for weekly updates.

KIHS Turf Update Week 1 Video County News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Anna Ella Carroll Exhibit – Amazing & Controversial

The new Maryland Museum of Women’s History has launched its first major exhibit. The subject of the online exhibit is the most controversial woman in Maryland history, Anna Ella Carroll. She was a woman whose greatest credential should be havin...

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County News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

QAC Honored for Worksite Wellness Achievements

The Wellness at Work awards took place at the 10th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium in Baltimore. Pictured are QAC employees from left: James Miller, Connie Toulson, Beverly Churchill and Susan Earls. 

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County News
Posted on: June 17, 2019

"Ask A Commissioner" was live a Nonna Maria's in Churchill

"Ask A Commissioner" was live a Nonna Maria's in Churchill on Friday June 14th, 2019. Commissioners Philip L. Dumenil and Jack Wilson discussed internet connectivity in the Northern County and other local issues. This event was emceed by Queen A...

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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.

 DPW Action Items - Tab 2

Item # 

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 7, 2019

200 Acres at Conquest Slated for Restoration

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Shared from Washington College

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 4, 2019

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

Ms. Coppages 2nd Grade Class

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 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 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 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 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

2019 Forum Group

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

VisitQAC Photo Contest

#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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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.

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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