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Piney Point wa­ter sys­tem meet­ing planned for to­day

The St. Mary’s County Metropoli­tan Com­mis­sion will hold a pub­lic in­for­ma­tional meet­ing to­day, Wed­nes­day, Nov. 8, to dis­cuss the Piney Point wa­ter sys­tem re­place­ment project. The project will con­struct new wa­ter mains along Route 249 and Light­house Road to con­nect the ex­ist­ing wa­ter mains lo­cated in the Piney Point sub­di­vi­sion. These ad­di­tional mains are re­quired to loop the wa­ter ser­vice thereby im­prov­ing sys­tem flows, ca­pac­ity and re­li­a­bil­ity. The pro­posed align­ment will uti­lize ex­ist­ing pub­lic right of way.

Rights of en­try for this project will be avail­able for sig­na­ture to Piney Point res­i­dents im­pacted by this project.

The pub­lic meet­ing will be at the Harry Lun­de­berg School of Sea­man­ship at 45353 St. Ge­orge’s Av­enue in Piney Point. The plans and spec­i­fi­ca­tions can be in­spected at the time of the meet­ing or at MetCom’s engi­neer­ing depart­ment of­fice lo­ca­tion from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact the MetCom of­fices at 301-737-7400, ext. 301, or email engi­neer­

MetCom hires chief engi­neer

The St. Mary’s County Metropoli­tan Com­mis­sion has se­lected Maria “Christy” Hol­lan­der as its new chief engi­neer, ef­fec­tive im­me­di­ately.

Hol­lan­der has been work­ing for the Metropoli­tan Com­mis­sion since Au­gust 2008. She has served as the act­ing chief engi­neer since Novem­ber 2016. She is also a mem­ber of the Leonard­town Plan­ning and Zon­ing Board.

Hol­lan­der’s du­ties in­clude full over­sight of the engi­neer­ing depart­ment, which en­tails de­vel­op­ment re­view, per­mit­ting, cap­i­tal project de­sign and man- age­ment, con­struc­tion and in­spec­tion, along with the ad­min­is­tra­tion of a mul­ti­tude of ser­vice con­tracts.

Prior to com­ing to the Metropoli­tan Com­mis­sion, Hol­lan­der was em­ployed with pri­vate engi­neer­ing firms, most re­cently as a se­nior de­signer at Loi­der­man Soltesz As­so­ci­ates Inc.

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