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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 18, 2019

Second Annual Teddy Bear Clinic September 22nd

Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services is holding its Second Annual Teddy Bear Clinic. Never heard of the Teddy Bear Clinic? Better watch for more details! Join them on September 22nd!

Schedule your appointment to have your car seat inspected...

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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 13, 2019

Caregivers Conference – Give Care & Take Care

Join us November 15th for a day of listening and learning about how important it is to care for ourselves during the caregiving process. Give Care & Take Care is the theme of the 2019 Queen Anne’s County Maryland Access Point Caregivers Conf...

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County News
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Address Canvassing Underway in Queen Anne’s County for 2020 Census

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Queen Anne’s County citizens may see census takers in neighborhoods throughout the county to verify addresses in preparation for the 2020 Census.

Address canvassers help ensure an accurate and complete count by verifying address lists across a wi...

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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

Cross County Connector Trail Still Under Construction

Trail Not Open Yet

CCCT Project Update 08/28/19

Even though the trail looks like it is ready for use the trail is still under construction. 

The boardwalk construction is completed and asphalt paving has started.  Utilities have been relocated and some of th...

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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

County News
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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County News
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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County News
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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County News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

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

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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 26, 2019

Free Hearing Screenings for Seniors

Free Hearing Screenings for Seniors

Free hearing screenings will be offered to seniors 65 and over as well as adults with disabilities in the coming weeks. Queen Anne’s County Area Aging on Aging and Maryland Access Point (MAP) are offering the free hearing screenings with Marylan...

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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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County News
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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County News
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

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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 20, 2019

Conquest Preserve 5k Trail Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Run Spotlight

Registration is now open! Sign up online at the link: https://runsignup.com/…/Centrevi…/ConquestPreserve5kTrailRun Come out and join us on October 19th 2019 from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for a 5k run along the scenic trails of Co...

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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

KI Library

 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 9, 2019

QAC Senior Olympic Planning Committee

The Queen Anne’s County Department of Community Services is expanding its partnerships with Fitness Rx and The Edge to host Queen Anne’s County Senior Olympics. The partners met for the first committee meeting and are working on a grea...

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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 12, 2019

Conquest Preserve 5k Trail Run & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

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Come out and join us on October 19th 2019 from 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for a 5k run along the scenic trails of Conquest Preserve, located in Centreville, Maryland. The course encapsulates the spirit of Queen Anne’s County with beautiful views of the...

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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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Athletic Field Usage Fee Chart County News
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: December 5, 2018

All QAC Commissioners’ Meetings at New Time

 All Queen Anne’s County Commissioners’ meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. to better serve our public, said County Administrator Gregg Todd. As previously announced, the December 11, 2018 meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Commissi...

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County News
Posted on: November 29, 2018

Facebook Post Leads to Teen’s Character Recognition

A Facebook post on Kent Island Happenings page led to countywide recognition of a teenager who did a good deed without seeking recognition.During Tuesday’s County Commissioners’ Meeting, Elaine Butler of Character Counts, acknowledged ...

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County News
Posted on: November 28, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of November 27th Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

This was the last meeting of this Board of Commissioners' terms, it began at 5:30. My thanks to Commissioners Anderson and Buckey for their service this term!

Tab 3, Action Items:

1. NG 9-1-1 Consulting & Project Management, Mission Critical Partn...

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County News
Posted on: November 26, 2018

Eastern Shore Counties Win State Tourism Competition

 The Crab Tank on the Choptank was an industry wide marketing concept competition loosely based on the show Shark Tank. The completion was recently held at the Maryland Travel and Tourism summit at the Hyatt in Cambridge Maryland. Participants we...

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County News
Posted on: November 15, 2018

Consumer Alert: Beware of Unlicensed Plumbers & HVAC

CENTREVILLE - It has come to the attention of the Queen Anne’s County Plumbing Board that unlicensed plumbing and heating contractors and or their unlicensed employees have been working in Queen Anne’s County doing service, repair work...

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County News
Posted on: November 13, 2018

QAC Local Management Board Welcomes New Board Members

CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board, also known as Community Partnerships for Children and Families, announces the appointment of two new board members and thanks one retired board member for their service.

 The miss...

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County News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Cross County Connector Trail Moves to Construction

 The next leg of the Cross County Connector Trail (CCCT) is moving from the planning to the construction phase and could be completed in a year.

 The Queen Anne’s County Commissioners voted unanimously October 23, to accept the ...

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County News
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Multicultural Proficiency Subcommittee Seeks New Members

CENTREVILLE - Queen Anne’s County Local Management Board, also known as Community Partnerships for Children and Families, seeks new members for the Multicultural Proficiency Subcommittee.

 The Multicultural Proficiency Subcommittee is a ...

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County News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

County Administrator Gregg Todd's Wrap Up of Oct. 23rd Commissioners' Meeting

Folks,

Meeting began at 5:00 with a legal closed session to discuss a potential audit of an outside agency. There was consensus taken to move forward with the audit and a vote was taken to open session to approve it.

 

Tab 3, Action:

1. Letter to the...

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County News
Posted on: October 12, 2018

The Likely Implications of an Improved US 301 in Queen Anne’s County

US 301 Improvements will Likely be Significant in Queen Anne’s County

 Improvements currently being rendered to US 301 in Delaware will remove historical bottlenecks while supplying an expressway-quality thoroughfare stretching from I-95...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

QAC Works to Reduce Flood Insurance Premiums

Queen Anne’s County has begun an application process that could save homeowners and businesses 10 percent on their flood insurance premiums.

Todd Mohn, director of public works, said that the county has about 2,300 homes and buildings which pay ...

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County News
Posted on: October 9, 2018

Retiring Judge Joseph V. DiPietro Honored

Retiring Queen Anne’s County’s Orphans’ Court Chief  Judge Joseph V. DiPietro, center, was recognized by the county commissioners and many of his peers, Tuesday during the October 9, commission meeting. Judge DiPietr...

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County News
Posted on: September 29, 2018

Citizens Can Help with Updating Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters, according to FEMA. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. Governments engage in hazard mitigation pl...

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Roof Repair to County Office Building to Begin in October

  Beginning in October, work will begin on the roof of the Queen Anne’s County Office Building at 110 Vincit Street, Centreville, to replace materials which have not performed in accordance with the approved architectural specifications...

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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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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Fallen Hero Escort Friday Sept 20, 6:30 am

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The remains of Sergeant First Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz of the 82nd Airborne Division will be escorted through Queen Anne’s County on Friday, September 20th around 6:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 6:00 am and will travel through Route 19 to S...

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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Emergency Management Associate Graduates from

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Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services, Emergency Management Associate Graduates from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute 

Emmitsburg, MD- Joseph Cichocki graduated from the Federal Emergency Management...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Sign Up for Community Emergency Response Team Training in Crumpton

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CRUMPTON - In a disaster when emergency personnel could be delayed in response, C.E.R.T. members become the first to respond. Community members throughout Queen Anne’s County want to help and do the most good in a disaster situation.

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Posted on: July 31, 2019

QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES DISPLAYS SYSTEMS APPROACH SAVES LIVES

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Centreville- On Wednesday, July 24th, 2019, a sudden cardiac arrest death struck a patron at the Queenstown Moose Lodge. At approximately 10:15 pm the Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services 9-1-1 center received a call for a non-br...

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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 sev...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

DES attend a bill signing ceremony for 3 bills that impact 911

Bill Signing

Bill Summary:The bill defines a “victim” as a victim of specified crimes (generally relating to domestic violence; abuse/neglect of a child and related crimes; abuse/neglect of a vulnerable adult; and specified sexual crimes). The bill...

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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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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 financia...

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DES 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.

 “Everything Dr. C touches turns to Gold,...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

DES Updates Hazard Mitigation Plan

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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.

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

QAC DES Lip Sync Challenge takes a serious approach to Opioid Crisis

QAC Department of Emergency Services Lip Sync Challenge. This video depicts an opioid overdose and how our crews would respond. QAC has gone purple for the Month of September to bring awareness to Opioid Addiction. For more info 

www.qacgoespurple...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

The National EAS and WEA test has been postponed to October 3, 2018 at 2:18 pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) on the backup date of October...

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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Fallen Hero Escort Friday Sept 20, 6:30 am

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The remains of Sergeant First Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz of the 82nd Airborne Division will be escorted through Queen Anne’s County on Friday, September 20th around 6:30 am. The escort will leave Dover around 6:00 am and will travel through Rou...

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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 Southb...

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