How often does your local government listen to you?
A interactive public listening session with Maryland Department of Planning will occur Tuesday March 27, 2018 from 6 – 8pm at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 W. Dares Beach Rd in PF. The purpose is to hear from us local citizens to get a better understanding of our local priorities and identify our concerns and wishes. This is a rare opportunity to have public discourse and ask questions. That does not happen often in Calvert. Please attend so you can share your ideas for Huntingtown and Calvert County.
Also covered is how will the new Maryland Development Plan called “A Better Maryland” improve statewide planning and coordination. Listening sessions will be held at 11am with the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and also at 2pm with the Planning Commission (PC). The 11am will take place at the County Course house, 175 Main St in PF and the 2pm at Harriet Brown Community Center at 901 Dares Beach Rd in PF. Citizens cannot speak at those, but it would be interesting to listen to what our BOCC & PC have to say. For more info contact MD Director of Planning Coordination Chuck Boyd 410-767-1401 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
**Tues 3/20/18 7pm at Calvert Pines Senior Cntr, 450 West Dares Beach Rd in PF.**
Where will the Commissioners spend your tax dollars? What is being spend on school safety, traffic studies and road improvements? How much will building a new County office building at Armory Square cost us? Even if you don’t know a thing about budgets, come listen to your fellow citizens. Our County Commissioners will be in the audience and need to hear what you have to say!
Shared from the county web page: The Calvert County Department of Finance & Budget will hold a Public Hearing next week on Tuesday March 20th at 7pm at the Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Rd in Prince Frederick. This is to present and receive comments on the FY 2019 Staff Recommended Operating and Capital Improvement Budget. Individuals can sign in to speak for 2 minutes and a group representative can sign into speak for 5 minutes.
Interested persons are urged to view the proposal in its entirety, which will be available one week before the hearing. (Like you can read through 376 pages in one week.) They can do this by: contacting the Department of Finance and Budget at 410-535-1600, ext. 2435, by viewing the FY 2019 Staff Recommended Budget on the County website or reviewing a copy in the Reference Collection in any Calvert County Public Library.
Mark your calendar for the primary election on Tuesday June 26, 2018. This is your first change to select a new Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). It is critical that we choose commissioners who are in line with our desire to protect the quality of life we currently enjoy AND carefully allow managed growth that our roadways, facilities and schools can accomadate.
The BOCC selects the members of the Planning Commission (PC), Huntingtown Architectural Review boards as well as other boards and commissions. Therefore their views on everything will affect our daily lives! In basic terms, the BOCC’s views will shape the length of the backup on your commute home, how many apartments and what size stores will be built and how many children will be in your son or daughter’s classroom. Will Huntingtown Town Center be expanded across MD Rt 4 at Cox Rd? How many dwellings units can be build per acre? How many transfer development rights (TDR) are needed for each dwelling unit? Will the “sunsetting” death of the TDR program begin? Is the construction of a new county government office complex the best use of our money and resources at this time?
Click here to find out more about registering to vote from the Maryland Board of Elections. (In order to vote in the primary, you must be registered as a Republican or Democratic.) Read more for a summary of the candidates from an editorial in the March 2, 2018 Calvert Recorder newspaper. Continue reading