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St. Mary’s County Commissioners Meeting Roundup – Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting in the Chesapeake Building Tuesday, May 17, 2022, with the invocation and pledge, followed by approval of the consent agenda. The Commissioners presented Proclamations in recognition of National Public Works Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week. The Commissioners convened as the Board of Health to hear a COVID-19 update from county health officer Dr. Meenakshi Brewster. The brief included information on local statistics, vaccination sites and COVID-19 treatments. The Sheriff’s Office received approval for a grant application for the FY2023 Heroin Coordinator Program, from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, for $57,912 to fund a portion of the Heroin Coordinator staff position. The Commissioners also approved the Sheriff’s Office’s request for a grant application for the FY2023 Police Recruitment and Retention from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services for $62,234 to fund recruitment efforts. The Department of Land Use & Growth Management requested and received approval for a commitment letter of financial support from the Commissioners to fund a Passenger Ferry Feasibility Project. This initiative seeks to establish a sustainable passenger ferry service connecting key destinations along the Chesapeake Bay. […]

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