News Release, Charles County Public Information Office

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Charles County Board of Commissioners received a briefing on the Solar Power Purchase Program. As a part of this program, Energy Ventures, LLC and X-ELIO are currently implementing the solar and energy projects at Pisgah Landfill and on Davis Road. This is one of the efforts that Charles County Government is undertaking in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a transition to 100 percent renewable electricity, and improve sustainability in county operations.

Open Session Briefings:

  • Commissioners discussed the Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan Amendments forHighlands NeighborhoodandParklands Neighborhood. A public hearing will be set on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. in the County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).

Approval Items:

Commissioners approved the following requests:

  • Abudget transfer requestof $104,410 for Change Orders 24 and 25 to perform additional work at the Waldorf Senior and Recreational Center.
  • Abudget transfer requestof $226,000 to cover the Maryland Route 5 Pump Station Force Main Construction and Inspection’s lowest bid for construction and inspection services.
  • Abudget amendment increaseof $300,000 to amend the General Fund budget to allow eligible employees in December to sell back to the county up to five days of annual leave.
  • A request for three additional employee holidays on Dec. 26, Dec. 27, and Jan. 2.
  • Arequest for approvalfor an internal Rental Housing Work Group, which is intended to improve the quality and livability of residential properties offered for lease in the county.
  • Arequest for approvalto move forward with the Planning Commission’s recommendation to submit an application to the state for the expansion of the Zekiah Watershed Rural Legacy Area Program.
  • Commissioners provided consensus on directing county staff to begin an analysis of the economic development impact of the Watershed Conservation District.


  • Commissioners proclaimed October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and remind residents to learn and practice cybersecurity to stay safe at home and at work. View photo inFlickr.


  • Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq. was nominated for the Maryland Association of Counties Legislative Committee and Commissioner Thomasina O. Coates, M.S. (District 2) was nominated as an alternate.

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