The Charles County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the draft Watershed Protection and Restoration Program Financial Assurance Plan during the County Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, June 5 at 6 p.m. in the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).

This plan is prepared in accordance with Annotated Code of Maryland, Environment Article, Section 4-202.1, and is required to be filed with the Maryland Department of the Environment every two years.

The plan includes elements which are generally described as: actions necessary to meet the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Phase I municipal separate storm sewer system permit impervious surface restoration requirements, projected costs and revenues to meet the permit’s impervious surface restoration requirements, sources of funds to meet the overall permit requirements, and specific actions and expenditures implemented in previous fiscal years to meet the permit’s impervious surface restoration requirements.

The draft document will be available beginning Friday, June 1, on the county’s BoardDocs website under the agenda for Tuesday, June 5 at www.boarddocs.com/md/chrlsco/Board.nsf/Public.  Citizens wishing to make oral comments are encouraged to attend the public hearing.  Sign in for the public hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. Each speaker will have three (3) minutes to speak.

Written comments may be submitted in lieu of oral testimony, or to expand upon oral testimony, to Danielle Mitchell, Clerk to the County Commissioners, atPublicRecord@CharlesCountyMD.gov, or to 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland 20646. Written comments will be accepted until the Commissioners close the public record. The County Commissioners reserve the right to extend the time frame allotted for the public hearing.

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About Charles County Government

The mission of Charles County Government is to provide our citizens the highest quality service possible in a timely, efficient and courteous manner. To achieve this goal, our government must be operated in an open and accessible atmosphere, be based on comprehensive long- and short-term planning and have an appropriate managerial organization tempered by fiscal responsibility. We support and encourage efforts to grow a diverse workplace. Charles County is a place where all people thrive, and businesses grow and prosper; where the preservation of our heritage and environment is paramount; where government services to its citizens are provided at the highest level of excellence; and where the quality of life is the best in the nation.

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.