NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed Ordinance for Supplemental Appropriation to the County’s FY2020 General Fund Operating Budget

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

 LEONARDTOWN, MD – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 9:15 a.m. in the Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, Maryland to consider a proposed ordinance for supplemental appropriations to the County’s FY2020 General Fund Operating Budget.  

The Commissioners will consider the supplemental appropriation of $19.8 million for the CARES grant to fund emergency costs related to COVID-19.

This Federal grant will be $9.9 million for medical and public health items and $9.9 million for county items. This action allows the county to proceed with activities and costs appropriate to respond to the needs of its citizens during this emergency.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, the public is not allowed to be physically present, but may view the meeting on Channel 95 or the St. Mary’s County Government YouTube channel. Citizens may also listen by calling 301-579-7236, access code 963443. The press is permitted to attend.

 In lieu of appearance, comments may be submitted via:

Written Comments via Email: [email protected]

Mail: PO Box 653 Leonardtown, MD, 20650

Call 301-475-4200, ext. 1234 to speak via telephone during the public hearing.

Submit a 3-minute video clip to [email protected] through Thursday, May 28, 2020 5 p.m. 

All submissions will be considered by the Commissioners at the Public Hearing.


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