The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their final regular business meeting of the month Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. The Commissioners recognized National Public Health Week with a Proclamation and a special Commendation to St. Mary’s County Health Officer, Dr. Meenakshi Brewster. The Commissioners then convened as the St. Mary’s County Board of Health to hear the biweekly update from Dr. Brewster, which included updates on COVID-19 statistics and vaccination efforts in the county. County Attorney David Weiskopf gave the Commissioners his weekly brief on legislative proposals currently under review in Annapolis. A grant application request for $4,515,115 from the Department of Aging & Human Services was approved. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP-1) provides direct financial assistance and housing stability services to renters at risk of eviction due to the reduction or loss of income related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commissioners approved the Department of Aging & Human Services’ request to apply for the FY2022 Grant Application from the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) for $22,100. Funds from this grant go toward the Senior Rides Program that provides door-to-door transportation for seniors who cannot utilize other public transportation options and lack reliable transportation […]
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