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St. Mary’s County January 12, 2021 Commissioner Meeting Rollup

The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held their regular business meeting, Tuesday, January 12, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. Dr. Tuajuanda Jordan, President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, provided the State of the College report that included information on the college’s COVID-19 response, an enrollment update and details on upcoming programs. County Attorney David Weiskopf briefed the Commissioners on 2021 Legislative proposals. The Commissioners approved a proposed legislative bill that would give St. Mary’s County bars and restaurants a one-year waiver from paying liquor license fees and $30 million dollar bond authority. The Commissioners will send letters of support to the Delegation and the House and Senate Committees for hearings on the bills. The Commissioners approved a request from the Department of Economic Development to support the ACT Work Ready Communities initiative. The ACT Work Ready Communities framework helps communities link workforce development to education, aligns economic development needs, and matches individuals to jobs based on skill levels. Bob Kelly, Chief Information Officer for Information Technology, gave the Commissioners a Broadband Progress Report that summarized efforts to provide internet access to underserved areas in the county. The Commissioners also heard the results of the Broadband Assessment that […]

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