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At the meeting on Tuesday, May 15, the County Commissioners adopted the fiscal 2019 General Fund budget of $404,659,200 for fiscal 2019, an increase of 3.4 percent from the previous year. More information is available in the full news release here.
 
Open Session Briefings
 
Work Session
 
A work session was held to review and discuss public comments on the Bryans Village Zoning Map Amendment. This map amendment would permit a mix of both single-family detached units and townhomes. The staff report and a record of public comments are available on BoardDocs. The Commissioners are scheduled to vote on this amendment on Tuesday, June 5. 
 
Approval Items
 
·         Commissioners approved the following budget transfer requests from the Sheriff’s Office:
 
$252,800 transferred from vehicle fuel savings to procure equipment not approved in the fiscal 2019 budget.
$67,000 transferred from meal service savings at the Detention Center to procure equipment. 
$87,200 transferred from vehicle fuel savings to procure four civilian unmarked vehicles.
·         Commissioners approved a budget transfer request from full-time salary savings to overtime costs in Public Works Utilities, to pay for staff who made repairs for a higher than usual number of water main breaks.
 
·         Commissioners approved an intercategory budget transfer request of $5.2 million from the Board of Education to pay for instructional materials and supplies, student transportation, technology replacement, and security enhancements.
 
 Appointments
·         Bonnie Williams was appointed to the Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board.
 
Recognition:
 
Commissioners presented a proclamation recognizing Emergency Medical Services Week from May 20-26, 2018. National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line." View photo in Flickr.
 
Next Commissioners Meeting: Tuesday, June 5
For More Information:
 
Commissioners meetings are aired on CCGTV, which broadcasts on Comcast channel 95 and Verizon channel 10, and are available for streaming at [www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/media-services/ccgtv/ccgtv]www.CharlesCountyMD.gov/media-services/ccgtv/ccgtv.   Materials and minutes of the Commissioners meeting will be posted at http://www.boarddocs.com/md/chrlsco/Board.nsf/Public upon approval.