Public Hearing on St. Mary’s 2020 Budget to be held in Leonardtown

News Release, St. Mary’s County Public Information Office


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing on April 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Leonardtown High School, 23995 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, Maryland, 20650 to consider adoption of: 

  • Constant Yield Tax Rate Hearing
  • Income Tax Rate Increase
  • Land Use & Growth Management Permit and Public Works & Transportation
  • Fee Rate Changes
  • Recreation & Parks Activity Fund Fees
  • Mechanicsville VRS Rescue Tax Increase
  • FY2020 Recommended Budget

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearing.

Written comments may be submitted on or before April 30, 2019, to:  Commissioners of St. Mary’s County, P.O. Box 653, Leonardtown, MD 20650, or to [email protected].

Copies of the proposed Ordinances and the FY2020 Recommended Budget are available in the Department of Finance, St. Mary’s County Governmental Center, 41770 Baldridge Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650, and under “Public Hearing Notices” at

Any reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities should be requested by contacting the St. Mary’s County Public Information Officer at (301) 475-4200, Ext. *1342.

Note that as a result of the evidence and comments made at the public hearing, amendments may be made to the proposed Ordinance or the FY2020 Recommended Budget.


By: L. Jeannett Cudmore, Chief Financial Officer

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