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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 reappointed 
Liquor Board Appointment – Tim Hibbard was appointed

I was officially sworn in as County Administrator

Tab 2 DPW
Item # 
1. Systematic Replacement of Fleet Vehicles – F450 Crew Cab – This is a replacement vehicle purchase for the Solid Waste Division Fleet via a pre-established government contract ($78,316) -Approved
2. Systematic Replacement of Fleet Vehicles – Containers – For replacement of four 40-yard roll-off containers via a pre-established government contract ($27,778) -Approved
3. Historic Christ Church Resolution – This resolution declares the historic Christ Church Property as “surplus” and no longer needed for government/public purposes and allows the sale or other rededication of the property to take place in the future. -Approved

Tab 3 ACTION ITEMS
Item # 
1. Recommendation for approval to send RFI to State for Broadband funding - This is the BAC’s recommendation to enable the County to work with the State Office of Rural Broadband to fund future broadband opportunities in unserved/underserved areas. – Approved to seek State funding assistance
2. Semiannual Property Tax Payment Service Fee - Department of Assessments & Taxation annual calculation for the establishment of County and Municipal Service Fees for Semiannual Property Tax Payments ($6.81) recommended for 0%. - Approved
3. Property Tax Credit for Disabled or Fallen Emergency Workers – John Armbruster at 100% - Approved
4. NG9-1-1 Data Preparation application & services purchase using grant funds – purchase 
of Datamark VEP application via pre-established government contract for NG911 ($30,430) and four year Datamark Validator license ($11,400) - Approved
5. DHCD – National Objective Issues CDBG Program - Repeat of DHCD’s proposal to broaden the scope of job creation at the Matapeake Industrial Park to include Phase 2 of the Development increasing number of jobs to be created to 130 and extending the deadline for this requirement to February 20, 2021 – Approved 
6. Town of Queenstown – Fireworks & Permitting funding request – sponsorship request for fireworks at VFD annual fair in Queenstown – Approved for $5,000 and Approved $5,000 for Town of Centreville and Sudlersville for $5,000 each 
7. Budget Amendment CC-23 – 4 Seasons Exactions/Critical Interconnections – this is for the County water main project from Kent Narrows/Piney Narrows Rd to Dundee Ave (3,700 lf of 12-inch water main connecting to Stevensville Water system)- Approved 
8. Budget Amendment CC-25 – 4-H Park – provides additional funding for bathroom remodeling, replacement well, electrical work and LED lighting - Approved

Tab 4 INFORMATIONAL/CORRESPONDENCE 
1. MDE Public Notices – Tidal Wetlands Division 
2. Correctional Officers Retirement System Update 
3. 3rd Quarter FY19 Department Report - Economic Development & Tourism
4. Ethics Commission – Update on Ethics Disclosure Form submission 
5. Plumbing & HVAC Board meeting minutes 
6. Allocation Commitment Extension Request, Chesterhaven Beach

Tab 6 PRESENTATIONS
I. Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation – Beth Anne Langrell 
II. Economic and Community Impact of the QAC Library – Janet Salazar, Kim Baklarz & Sarah Beacon 
III. Month of the Young Child – Mary Beth Johnson & Angie Price 
IV. County Commissioners FY2020 Proposed Budget – Jon Seeman

Tab 7 LEGISLATIVE
Public Hearing 6:50pm
County Ordinance 19-04 – the Definition of “Truck Stop and Travel Plaza” under Chapter 18 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne’s County, Maryland – Record was left open for two weeks for additional public comment

Public Hearing 7:00pm
Petition of K. Hovnanian’s Four Seasons at Kent Island, LLC - Joe Stevens – Record was left open for two weeks for additional public comment

To be Introduced
County Ordinance 19-07 - Citizen Sponsored Text Amendment to Revise References to the 2002 Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Plan in Chapter 18:1 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne’s County (to be introduced) - Tabled

Amendment 1 to County Ordinance 19-07 - Citizen Sponsored Text Amendment to Revise References to the 2002 Queen Anne’s County Comprehensive Plan in Chapter 18:1 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Queen Anne’s County (to be introduced) - This is the Planning Commissions suggested Amendment - Tabled

Tomorrow April 13th, we are dedicating the new Circuit Courthouse. Come and see the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Maryland perform the traditional cornerstone dedication ritual followed by a several guest speakers…we don’t do this very often, like about every 200 years and its free and open to the public! The Ceremony begins at 10am rain or shine.

Have a great weekend! -Todd.

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