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Charles County, Maryland

May 15 Commissioners Meeting Update

For Immediate Release
2018-120
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 8:53am

May 15 Commissioners Meeting Update

At the meeting on Tuesday, May 15, the County Commissioners adopted the fiscal 2019 General Fund budget of $404,659,200 for fiscal 2019, an increase of 3.4 percent from the previous year. More information is available in the full news release here.
 
Open Session Briefings
 
Work Session
A work session was held to review and discuss public comments on the Bryans Village Zoning Map Amendment. This map amendment would permit a mix of both single-family detached units and townhomes. The staff report and a record of public comments are available on BoardDocs. The Commissioners are scheduled to vote on this amendment on Tuesday, June 5. 
 
Approval Items
  • Commissioners approved the following budget transfer requests from the Sheriff’s Office:
    1. $252,800 transferred from vehicle fuel savings to procure equipment.
    2. $67,000 transferred from meal service savings at the Detention Center to procure equipment. 
    3. $87,200 transferred from vehicle fuel savings to procure four civilian unmarked vehicles.
  • Commissioners approved a budget transfer request from full-time salary savings to overtime costs in Public Works Utilities, to pay for staff who made repairs for a higher than usual number of water main breaks.
  • Commissioners approved an intercategory budget transfer request of $5.2 million from the Board of Education to pay for instructional materials and supplies, student transportation, technology replacement, and security enhancements.
Appointments
  • Bonnie Williams was appointed to the Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board.
Recognition:
Commissioners presented a proclamation recognizing Emergency Medical Services Week from May 20-26, 2018. National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line." View photo in Flickr.
 
Next Commissioners Meeting: Tuesday, June 5
 
For More Information:
Commissioners meetings are aired on CCGTV, which broadcasts on Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10, and are available for streaming at www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/media-services/ccgtv/ccgtv.   Materials and minutes of the Commissioners meeting will be posted at www.boarddocs.com/md/chrlsco/Board.nsf/Public upon approval.
 
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About Charles County Government
The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive, and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.
 
It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.