The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their first regular business meeting of the new year in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. The Commissioners recognized two retirees from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office; Harold Young and Michael Gardiner. Dr. Meenakshi Brewster, county health officer, provided the monthly COVID-19 brief to the Commissioner-led Board of Health. Topics included information about rising COVID case numbers in the county, testing and vaccination updates. The Commissioners approved providing $250,000 in funding to the health department for the purchase of at-home COVID-19 testing kits for distribution to St. Mary’s County residents. The Department of Land Use & Growth Management received approval for an ordinance that includes the suggestions from the Alcoholic Beverage Board to amend the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for Agricultural Alcoholic Beverage Production and Alcoholic Beverage Production and delete the current uses of Distillery, Winery and Farm Brewery. The Department of Land Use & Growth Management also requested to hold two Public Hearings. The first hearing is to receive public comment on a proposal to amend the Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map and Zoning Map to change the Land Use Map category from Rural Preservation to Residential Mixed-use and Zoning Map […]
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