(BALTIMORE, MD-November 18, 2019) – The Maryland Public Service Commission will hold a public comment hearing on a request by Lightsource Renewable Energy Development, LLC to build a 20 MW solar generating facility in St. Mary’s County. The hearing will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn at Lexington Park, 22211 Three Notch Road in Lexington Park.
Members of the public who wish to comment on the proposal are welcome to attend the hearing before Public Utility Law Judge Janice Flynn. The solar facility, known as the Whitetail Solar Project, and the accompanying interconnecting facilities are proposed to be constructed on 81 acres south of the intersection of Hermanville Road (Maryland Highway 72) and Three Notch Road (Maryland Highway 235).
The application and other filings in this case are available in the electronic docket for Case No. 9620, which may be viewed or downloaded at www.psc.state.md.us. In addition, the application is available for public inspection and copying at St. Mary’s County Department of Land Use and Growth Management, 23150 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650.
Written comments may be submitted using the Commission’s public comments electronic filing system, instructions for which can be found at https://www.psc.state.md.us/make-a-public-comment/. Comments may be uploaded after completing a one-time registration.
As an alternative, comments referencing Case No. 9620 may be mailed or hand-delivered to:
Andrew S. Johnston, Executive Secretary
Maryland Public Service Commission
William Donald Schaefer Tower
6 St. Paul Street, 16th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202
For more information, contact Tori Leonard at 410-767-8054.
The St Mary's County Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate missing person Michael Anthony Reed Sr, 57, of Loveville. He is 6'3' 120 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Last seen on 11/10/19 in the Loveville Area. Anyone with information please contact the Sheriff's Office at 301-475-8008.
The Charles County Commissioners wish to notify residents that applications are being accepted to participate in the fiscal 2020 Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Program. Complete applications must be received by the Department of Planning and Growth Management by close of business, Friday, December 13, 2019.
The PDR Program allows the county to purchase and retire transferrable development rights from willing sellers, thereby preserving productive agricultural and forest land.
The PDR Program is one of several tools the county uses to preserve rural properties, including the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation, Rural Legacy, and Transferrable Development Rights programs. These three programs have permanently preserved 20,150 acres of farm and forest land throughout the county’s rural areas.
For more information on program requirements and to obtain an application, visit www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/PGM/Planning/Land-Preservation or contact:
· Charles Rice at 301-645-0651 or RiceC@CharlesCountyMD.gov
· Beth Groth at 301 645-0684 or GrothB@CharlesCountyMD.gov
Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.
Leonardtown, MD - All St. Mary’s County Government administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. County Government offices will reopen Monday, Dec. 2.
The St. Andrews Landfill, six (6) Convenience Centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed for Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. However, the Landfill, Convenience Centers, and STS will be open for normal business hours the day before Wednesday, Nov. 27, and the day after Friday, Nov. 29.
The SSTAP will not operate Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, it will resume regular operating hours Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.
All St. Mary’s County Public Library locations (Charlotte Hall, Leonardtown and Lexington Park) will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and remain closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28, and 29. All library locations will reopen Saturday, Nov. 30, for regular business hours. The Lexington Park library will be open from 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1.
All Senior Activity Centers (Garvey, Loffler and Northern) will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, and there will be no Home-Delivered Meals deliveries. The centers will reopen for normal operations Monday, Dec. 2.
The St. Clement’s Island Museum and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28. The museums will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, from noon – 4 p.m.
For more information, please visit our website www.stmarysmd.com