Oct. 22 Commissioners Meeting Update | www.charlescountymd.gov


Charles County, Maryland

Oct. 22 Commissioners Meeting Update

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 12:05pm

Oct. 22 Commissioners Meeting Update

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Charles County Board of Commissioners received a briefing on the Solar Power Purchase Program. As a part of this program, Energy Ventures, LLC and X-ELIO are currently implementing the solar and energy projects at Pisgah Landfill and on Davis Road. This is one of the efforts that Charles County Government is undertaking in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transition to 100 percent renewable electricity, and improve sustainability in county operations.

Open Session Briefings:

  • Commissioners discussed the Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan Amendments for Highlands Neighborhood and Parklands Neighborhood. A public hearing will be set on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).  

Approval Items: 

Commissioners approved the following requests: 

  • budget transfer request of $104,410 for Change Orders 24 and 25 to perform additional work at the Waldorf Senior and Recreational Center.
  • A budget transfer request of $226,000 to cover the Maryland Route 5 Pump Station Force Main Construction and Inspection’s lowest bid for construction and inspection services.
  • A budget amendment increase of $300,000 to amend the General Fund budget to allow eligible employees in December to sell back to the county up to five days of annual leave.
  • A request for three additional employee holidays on Dec. 26, Dec. 27, and Jan. 2.
  • A request for approval for an internal Rental Housing Work Group, which is intended to improve the quality and livability of residential properties offered for lease in the county.
  • A request for approval to move forward with the Planning Commission’s recommendation to submit an application to the state for the expansion of the Zekiah Watershed Rural Legacy Area Program.
  • Commissioners provided consensus on directing county staff to begin an analysis of the economic development impact of the Watershed Conservation District.


  • Commissioners proclaimed October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and remind residents to learn and practice cybersecurity to stay safe at home and at work. View photo in Flickr.


  • Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. was nominated for the Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Committee and Commissioner Thomasina O. Coates, M.S. (District 2) was nominated as an alternate.
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.