The Calvert County, Maryland, Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Calvert County Government Progress Report. It covers local government initiatives and accomplishments from 2014 to 2018.The report provides an overview of county government operations in a variety of areas.
“These past four years we have accomplished significant goals and have prioritized citizen needs to maintain the quality of life that Calvert County residents have come to expect,” said Board President Evan K. Slaughenhoupt Jr. “It is with the support and guidance of our constituents that we continue to make responsible and transparent decisions that will set the course for a balanced approach to economic growth and rural preservation for years to come.”
A snapshot of the many successes include:
· Calvert County’s financial management approach helped earn top bond ratings from three independent credit ratings agencies. It was the first time in Calvert County’s history that it received AAA ratings from all three agencies.
· Calvert County Government underwent a reorganization to provide citizens the best customer service in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible.
· Calvert County Government implemented a service-based budget approach to estimate the costs of every service and function the county provides to create a structurally sound spending plan.
· The BOCC renegotiated the third, four-year public schools funding formula to determine the amount of annual county appropriations to fund Calvert County Public Schools from FY 2018 through FY 2021.
· Public safety spending increased, including a contract award to Motorola Solutions Inc. to provide the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office and county fire/rescue/EMS volunteers with a new state-of-the-art 800 megahertz digital communications system.
· Linda L. Kelley Animal Shelter construction is underway in Prince Frederick and will provide 12,910-square-feet of space.
· Construction continues on a new, multi-story, modern Northern High School building to accommodate more than 1,400 students.
Copies of the progress report will be mailed to Calvert County citizens and the report is also available electronically, viewable in Adobe Acrobat PDF format at www.co.cal.md.us/Progress. Printed copies will be available for view at county libraries. Additional printed copies are available by request. Requests may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-535-2003.