Public works to replace water system in Newtown Village
The Charles County Department of Public Works announced this week that homes located in Newtown Village will be affected by construction starting on or about Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Department of Public Works-Utilities Division will be replacing the existing water system located on Wicker Lane and portions of Village Drive and White Stag Road.
All homes located in Newtown Village will be affected by the construction, which will result in a series of short scheduled and announced outages. Every effort will be made to minimize the number of outages and to keep them to a maximum of four to eight hours, with most lasting for only a few hours, according to a press release. Construction may take up to 45 days based on weather conditions.
The work on Wicker Lane will require brief interruptions to driveway access for homes on the east side of the street. Every effort will be made to minimize these interruptions and to provide access as needed. As construction progresses, sections of the community may be closed to “through traffic.” Access will be made available only for residents, postal deliveries, school busses, emergency services, etc.
Residents will receive additional notifications as the construction progresses.
For more information, contact the project manager, Jim Sizemore, at 301-609-5603, or SizemorJ@CharlesCountyMD.gov. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-7352258.
Commissioners look to fill vacancies
The Charles County Commissioners are seeking county residents to fill vacancies on several boards, committees, and commissions.
The Nuisance Abatement Hearing Board hears residents’ complaints regarding unsightly accumulation of paper, junk, vehicle parts, garbage, or leaves, and more than one foot high grass, weeds, uncultivated vegetable growth, briars, bushes, or plants on private property.
The Ethics Commission ensures Charles County officials and employees are knowledgeable about and comply with Code of Ethics. The commission provides Code of Ethics education to county officials and employees; provides advisor y opinions regarding the applicability of the code; and investigate alleged violations of the Code of Ethics.
The Library Board of Trustees is tasked with all aspects of the library, including services, staff, rules, regulations, and other functions for the proper delivery of library ser vices.
The Board of Licensed Commissioners (Liquor
Board) reviews and approves the issuance and renewal of liquor licenses in Charles County, and establishes penalties for violations. Additional vacancies
include: Adult Public Guardianship Review Board; Alarm Review Board; Animal Matters Hearing Board; Area Council on Aging; Business Development Loan Fund for Women, Minorities, and Veterans; Commission on Individuals with Disabilities; and Heritage Commission.
Positions will remain open until filled. A separate application must be submitted for each vacancy. Applications and a detailed list of all current vacancies are available on the Charles County Government website at www. CharlesCountyMD.gov or by contacting Carol DeSoto, Senior Commissioner Specialist, at 301-645-0691 or DesotoC@CharlesCountyMD.gov.