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Ethics Commission Meeting Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

The Ethics Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the Town Office.


REVISED AGENDA - Planning and Zoning Commission

The agenda for the upcoming Planning and Zoning Commission meeting to be held on Monday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m. has been revised to add an additional agenda item.


Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission meeting will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.


Third Annual Life's Good in Leonard's Grant 5k Fun Run

Life is Good in Leonard's Grant 5K Run

Include a 5K in your Memorial Day Weekend plans.

The 3rd Annual "Life's Good in LG" K and Fun Run is back!
Last year's festive race included over 200 5K-ers and over 80 Fun Runners!

Leonard's Grant is still growing and has changed quite a bit since last year~come out and enjoy this scenic and new one-lap race course contained entirely within Leonard's Grant subdivision. The 5K will start and end at the LG Gazebo.

Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers. New this year: prizes will also be awarded for the top three youth finishers (12 and under).

When entering your race shirt size remember that the shirt sizes run large~there will be no shirt exchanges.

Event Schedule and Times

Please note that there will be no race day registration
Packet pick up and registration will be held at the Leonard's Grant Clubhouse.
Friday, May 23rd, 4:00-6:00: Walk-in Registration for 5K and Fun Run as well as Packet Pick-up.
Saturday, May 24th, 7:30-8:15: Packet Pick-up. .
Saturday, May 24th, 8:00: Kids' Fun Run on the LG Village Green.
Saturday, May 25th, 8:30: 5K start time at LG Clubhouse.
Saturday, May 25th, 9:30: 5K Awards

Fun Run

Preceding the 5K will be the Kids' Fun Run at 8:00 am. This super fun event is open to runners aged 11 and under with distances of 1/4 mile and 1/2 mile. Register your munchkin for $5 at the Walk-in Registration on May 23rd at the LG Clubhouse. All 5K registrants include one free Fun Run registration!

For more information:

Town Council meeting, Monday, April 14 at 4:00 pm with Public Hearing




Election of three (3) Council Members of the Town of Leonardtown will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Notice is hereby given that an election of three (3) Council members of Leonardtown shall be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, and that the polls shall be open at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Dr., Leonardtown, Maryland, between the hours of 12:00 PM and 7:00 PM, on said date, for voting.

The deadline for filing is Monday, April 21, 2014 at 4:30 PM. Candidates may file at the Town Office, 41660 Courthouse Drive, Leonardtown, Maryland.

In order to hold elective or appointive office as Mayor or as a Town Council member one must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Town for at least one (1) year, and at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Property ownership alone does not qualify for election or appointment as a Town Councilmember.

Deadline for registration to vote is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Visit the Board of Elections office at 41650 Tudor Hall Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650, Monday through Friday, between the normal business hours of 8:00 am through 5:00 pm or call 301-475-7844 ext. 1610 to request an application to be mailed to you or for more detailed information go to: or by calling 301-475-9791. To obtain forms or for any questions, please call 301-475-9791 or go online at or email

Deadline for submitting a completed application for an Absentee Ballot is
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Town Office by 4:30 pm.

Deadline for Obtaining Emergency Ballot is Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Emergency ballots are for any voter who becomes unable to go personally to the polls because of illness or infirmity or condition of employment that occurred after the deadline for submittal of application for Absentee Ballot (April 29, 2014).

Voting Qualifications

To qualify to vote in a Town Election one must be registered.  To register, one must be a citizen of the United States and at least eighteen (18) years of age, and have been a resident of the Town for a period of at least thirty (30) days preceding the election.


4/12/14 Hospice Run Travel Advisory and Route Changes

Annual Run & Fun Walk to Benefit Hospice Set for Saturday

The Annual Run and Fun Walk for Hospice is set for Saturday, April 12 at 8:30 AM at the Governmental Center in Leonardtown. Over the years, the event has developed into both annual rite of spring and a Southern Maryland tradition. Longtime volunteer Jim Dicus, along with friends Jamie and Jeff Thomas, founded the event 19 years ago to raise funds and increase awareness of the Hospice philosophy of providing compassionate care to the terminally ill. “The thousands of participants who come out and support this event every year – they are all hospice volunteers for a day” said Dicus. 100% of all net proceeds from the event stay in St. Mary’s County and go towards offsetting the cost of providing care to patients who may have limited or no insurance for end of life care. Or to fund grief and bereavement programs and camps for family members – such as a child who’s lost a parent or sibling. “We don’t turn anyone away”.

This year the police and organizers will NOT be shutting down the Route 5 intersection; however, motorists are advised there may be delays in the Leonardtown area from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. The Fun Walk will proceed through the downtown area of Leonardtown. To mitigate and minimize effects on traffic at the intersection, 5K Run has a new course:


The 5K run will start simultaneously with the 10K event. Runners will start in front of Carter Building and will cross Route 245 with the Walkers. They will follow the right shoulder of Route 245 and then turn RIGHT onto to Doctor’s Crossing Way. The 5K Course will then turn RIGHT onto Miss Bessie Drive, RIGHT onto Moakley Street, make a TURNAROUND at the dead end on Moakley and make a 2nd TURNAROUND near the Board of Education Building. Runners will then proceed RIGHT onto Miss Bessie Drive, left onto Route 245, crossing back over Route 245 at Baldridge Street and finish at the Carter Building. 5K RUNNERS always stay to right of the road and only cross Route 245 at the entrances of the Governmental Center. 
If you are travelling on Route 245/Hollywood Road/Washington Street or if you live in the Singletree neighborhood, please be prepared for delays. This is a rain or shine event. For more information call 240-925-5423 or visit

The event is known for its inclusive, friendly and festive atmosphere. There is ample free parking, and the event is ideal for the novice runner competing for the first time. There are numerous volunteers on staff to assist with registration or answer any questions. The courses are well marked, and both the 5K and 10K runs are paced with vehicles and monitored. The event is professionally timed and scored. However, you don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the event. Approximately 1/3 of the participants sign up for the Fun walk. It’s fun, and it’s for a great cause.

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