Calvert County Board of County Commissioners met October 16.
Calvert County Board of County Commissioners met Oct. 16.
Here is the minutes provided by the commissioners:
1. Presented a proclamation declaring the week of October 23 – 31, 2018, as National Red Ribbon Week in Calvert County, urging all citizens to join the Board of County Commissioners in this special observance now and throughout the year, with the theme “Life Is Your Journey. Travel Drug FreeTM.”
2. Presented a proclamation declaring the week of October 21 – 27, 2018, as Economic Development Week in Calvert County, reminding individuals of the importance of this community celebration and to support the expansion of career opportunities and improving welfare for all citizens.
3. Presented a proclamation in support of National Cybersecurity Month and the National Public Awareness Campaign, Stop.Think.Connect.TM, urging all citizens and employees to join the Board of County Commissioners in increasing awareness and understanding of cyber threats this month and throughout the year.
4. Reappointed John R. Ward to the Board of Appeals.
5. Held a public hearing to receive public comment on emergency road repairs caused by two significant rain events in May and July 2018, closed the record, and directed staff to return for action following the 10- day waiting period to request the Board’s approval of a budget adjustment in the amount of $3,377,851.
6. Approved changes to the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) positions as follows: one additional Captain, one additional First Sergeant, and the elimination of one Sergeant and one Deputy Sheriff.
7. Approved and authorized the Board President to sign the request for an extension of the grant term from the National Park Service, in order to complete the Piscataway Indian Archaeological Landscape project.
8. Approved and authorized the Board President to sign the Application for State Assistance to fund a restoration project needed, due to major weather events that occurred over the summer of 2018, impacting the shoreline of Breezy Point beach leading into the Chesapeake Bay.
9. Approved Budget Adjustment #145 to move $300 from the Site Work Project account, $51,949 from the Lighting Installation Project account, and $2,490 from the Repair & Maintenance Project account to the Architecture & Engineering Project account to assist in funding the design of replacement basketball courts and parking lot lighting at Hallowing Point Park.
10. In accordance with Section 6-101 of the Code of Public Laws, rejected the bid submission from Auston Contracting Inc., adopted staff’s recommended findings, and awarded the unit price contract for Tire Recycling Services to the lowest responsive bidder, Emanuel Tire, LLC, Baltimore, Maryland.
11. In accordance with Section 6-101 of the Code of Public Laws, adopted staff’s recommended findings and awarded the unit price contract for Print and Mail Seasonal Activity Guide, Option #4, to the lowest responsive bidder, APG Media of Chesapeake, LLC, Easton, Maryland.
12. Held a work session to review and discuss the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit for Lexington Park – California – Chesapeake Ranch Estates and directed staff to submit the Notice of Intent (NOI) to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), demonstrating Calvert County’s willingness to comply with the required permit.
13. Held a work session to review and discuss requests for 2019 State legislation and directed staff to look into legislation for trash collection and notify the newly elected Board of County Commissioner members of the items.
14. Attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Nail Trix & Spa, located at 785 Solomons Island Road N., Prince Frederick, Maryland (in the Fox Run Shopping Center); this is a full service nail spa, also specializing in pedicures and waxing, operated by Mr. Lucky Hang and Mr. Nathan Lee.
15. Attended a portrait unveiling ceremony for a portrait of Mr. Guffrie Smith at the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center, located at 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick. Mr. Smith is recognized as a decorated Calvert County educator and youth mentor; as a member of the Governor’s Harriet Elizabeth Brown Commemoration Task Force, he was a catalyst in advocating for the community center in Prince Frederick to be named in honor of Harriet Elizabeth Brown.