The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown and opened their meeting by presenting Proclamations in recognition of White Cane Day, Red Ribbon Week – Young Marines, Red Ribbon Week – Health Department and Economic Development Week. The Commissioners then convened as the St. Mary’s County Board of Health to receive a COVID-19 update from county health officer Dr. Meenakshi Brewster and MedStar St. Mary’s chief operating officer, Dr. Stephen Michaels. The update included data from the Health Department’s COVID-19 dashboard and vaccination updates and statistics. Following the Board of Health Meeting, the Commissioners approved a repeal of the moratorium on utility-scale solar projects. The repeal follows recommendations from the Solar Task Force and a public hearing. Bill Hunt, Director, Land Use & Growth Management, requested and received approval for a resolution amending the St. Mary’s County Comprehensive Water and Sewerage Plan. The Commissioners approved a Public Hearing request from the Department of Land Use & Growth Management to receive comment on a proposal to repeal and reenact Chapter 217 of the Code of St. Mary’s County to align county code with updated state requirements. A formal […]
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