The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County held a joint meeting with St. Mary’s Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in the Chesapeake Building in Leonardtown. MetCom, together with the Department of Public Works & Transportation, provided the Capital Projects Update with details on the Patuxent Park Revitalization Project, FDR Boulevard Project phase, Southampton Revitalization Project and the St. Clements Shores Waste Water Treatment Plant Expansion and Upgrade. In addition, the Commissioners approved the FY2022 Capital Improvement Budget and the Fy2023-2027 Plan. The Commissioners then reconvened to hold their regular weekly business meeting and presented a Proclamation in recognition of LGBTQIA Month. Several St. Mary’s County employees were recognized for 20 years of service in a ceremony presented by Human Resources. The Commissioners approved the FY2022 Operating and Capital Budgets and set rates and fees. For FY2022, the Commissioners allocated $114,540,490 to public schools, $55,504,302 to the Sheriff’s Office, and compensation increases for Board of Education staff, Sheriff’s employees and county staff, with a merit equivalent of 2.5% and a 1.4% Cost of Living Adjustment. The Commissioners also approved a new lower county income tax rate of 3.1% to go in effect January 1, 2022. The total FY2022 St. Mary’s County […]
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