The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The Commissioners began the meeting by presenting proclamations for Child Support Awareness Month and Women’s Equality Day. The Commissioners presented Alice Allen of the Department of Aging & Human Services with a retirement award for more than 26 years of service to St. Mary’s County Government. The Commissioners received an update from the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland detailing a recent merger, progress on a new SMART building, and the introduction of the new executive director. The Sheriff’s Office received approval for a grant request for the continuation of the FY2021 School Resource Officer / Adequate Coverage Program for FY2022, project MD2215, from the Maryland Center for School Safety for $211,566. The Commissioners approved the Annual Equitable Sharing Agreement and Certification for FY2021, from the Department of Justice and Department of Treasury, on behalf of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. Equitable Sharing is governed by the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Law, authorizing the Attorney General to share federally forfeited property with participating state and local law enforcement agencies. Michael Blackwell, Director of the St. Mary’s County […]
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