Friday, September 15, 2017

Things to do this weekend 9/16-9/17

Saturday, September 16, 1 - 5:30 p.m., A Taste of St. Mary's 2017 in the Town Square. Buy tickets for $1 each then trade them into vendors for samples of new menu items and local favorites. Beer, wine and oyster shooters, too! Live music with Unfinished Business at Taste of St. Mary's! and GeeZer Plays The Taste of St. Mary's.
Saturday, September 16, 9 a.m - 3 p.m. Coastal Arts Market at the Leonardtown Wharf. 
Sunday, September 17, 2 - 6 p.m. SUP/Cycle/Yoga event at the Leonardtown Wharf with Potomac SUP & Fitness and Salt Cycle Studio. Must register in advance at

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CANCELLED - Ethics Commission Meeting

Ethics Commission Meeting

The Ethics Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 has been cancelled.

The next meeting is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Trash Pickup and Bulk Pickup Slide Forward One Day - This Week

We have just been informed that this week's trash service will slide forward a day.

Trash pickup:

Wednesday slides to Thursday

Thursday pickup slides to Friday

Friday pickup slides to Saturday.

Bulk pickup also slides forward a day:

Thursday slides to Friday

Friday slides to Saturday

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting - Monday, August 21, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.



The Commissioners of Leonardtown are currently accepting bids to perform snow
and ice removal services within the corporate limits of Leonardtown. Approximately
11 miles of municipal streets and parking lots will be included in the

Since bidders will have different equipment, the contract will be awarded on a
“best value” basis. The bid will consist of hourly rates for various pieces of equipment.
The bid will be for one two-year term with two two-year options.

Interested bidders should obtain a copy of the RFP by contacting Tony Wheatley
Capital Construction Coordinator, Town of Leonardtown POB. 1, 22670 Washington
Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Or call 301-475-9791.

A pre-bid conference will be held on August 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Town office
conference room. A bid opening will be held September 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at
which time they will be publicly opened and read.

The Commissioners of Leonardtown reserve the right to reject any and all bids and
proposal, and to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.

By authority:
Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator
Legal Notice

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Town of Leonardtown Real Property Tax Invoices - PAYMENT INFORMATION

The Leonardtown real property tax invoices were mailed on August 15th. If you have not received an invoice by August 31st, please contact the Town Office.

Please use the following mailing address - P.O. Box 1751. This is different from the address used for making utility payments.

If you use online banking to make payments, you must also change the remittance address; otherwise, the payment will be posted to your Town utility account.

Credit card payments are not accepted for property taxes. Do not use the online utility billing payment portal to make tax payments.

Please call the Town Office if you have any questions

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Saturday, August 5, 4 - 9 p.m. BEACH PARTY is HERE!

Come join us!! 
Beach Party on the Square
TODAY, Saturday, August 5, from 4 - 9 p.m.

Beach Party Program and map with key
Hard copies will be available at the Information Booth

Just added!
Book readings @ 5:00 and 6:30, kids' activities and a shade tent will be provided by Usborne Books on Fenwick Street! Thank you, Kelly!!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Request for Proposals for Construction of ELEVATOR HOISTWAY IN LEONARDTOWN TOWN HALL

Request for Proposals for Construction of ELEVATOR HOISTWAY IN LEONARDTOWN TOWN HALL

The Commissioners of Leonardtown (also referred to as Town) are soliciting bids to establish a firm fixed price contract to provide construction services to construct an elevator hoistway in the Town Hall located at 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD 20650. The “Project” will consist of all the elements required to construct the elevator hoistway for installation of a 2,100 pound hydraulic, machine roomless elevator. The Contractor shall accomplish all Work, including such additional, extra, and incidental work considered necessary by the Commissioners of Leonardtown to complete the Project, as defined herein, in a satisfactory and acceptable manner. The Contractor shall furnish all plant equipment, tools, materials, labor, and incidentals necessary to carry out the Project to satisfactory completion within the time period specified and in accordance with the Contract Documents. The Commissioners of Leonardtown shall award a contract to a single bidder for all services. Contract administration shall be provided by the Town Administrator for the Commissioners of Leonardtown.

Sealed bids for this project are due by 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 25, 2017. 

A site visit may be scheduled by calling 301-475-9791. This is an opportunity for interested bidders to ask questions, request clarifications, and obtain additional information regarding the project.

Scope of Work can be found on the Town's website at or click link below:

Request for Proposals for Construction of ELEVATOR HOISTWAY IN LEONARDTOWN TOWN HALL

Questions regarding the solicitation should be submitted, in writing, to the Town Administrator.

Laschelle McKay
Town Administrator
Commissioners of Leonardtown
22670 Washington Street
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

Telephone: (301) 475-9791 Fax: (301) 475-5350

Requests for additional information or clarification must be made in writing. Facsimile or email requests are acceptable. Replies to inquiries, additional information, or amendments deemed necessary will be provided by written addenda. Bidders should not rely on representations, statements, or explanations other than those made in this solicitation or in any subsequent addendums to solicitation. Bidders must acknowledge amendments in their offer.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fair Summary of Ordinance No. 180 - Chapter 62 Development Impact Fees

RE/MAX 100- Leonardtown Grand Opening - September 6, 2017

RE/MAX 100- Leonardtown Grand Opening

The number one RE/MAX brokerage in Maryland and Northern Virginia will be celebrating a new office location in Southern Maryland.

RE/MAX Realty Group/100 will be hosting a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 for their RE/MAX 100 office in Leonardtown.

The office is the new facility for the previously recognized RE/MAX 100 Mechanicsville and is part of an overhaul of 6 RE/MAX 100 offices purchased by Broker Ken Crowley.

The RE/MAX 100 location is in the heart of historic Leonardtown and has a unique “steampunk” d├ęcor.

Join us for the celebration to meet local professionals in the real estate industry, enjoy light hors d'oeuvres, a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour the facility.

What: Grand Opening Celebration
When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4 PM-7 PM
Where: RE/MAX 100- Leonardtown
22845 Washington Street STE E
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Visuals: Ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 PM

For more information on the grand opening of the new RE/MAX 100 office location, contact Director of Communications Elizabeth Langer at

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Things to do this weekend 7/14-7/16

Friday, July 14, 10 a.m. - 12 noon - Butterfly Fridays at Historic Sotterley Plantation
Friday, July 14, 7:00 p.m.- 2017 River Concert Series, featuring the Chesapeake Orchestra, Townhouse Green, St. Mary's College of Maryland. Concerts are free and open to the public, and run Friday evenings from June 23 – July 22. Food and drink available for purchase on site.
Saturday, July 15, 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. - July Sunrise Yoga at the Wharf. Bring a mat, towel, bottle of water, food donation (for food pantry or animal shelter). Sponsored by Evolve Yoga and Wellness
Saturday, July 15, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Coastal Arts Market at the Leonardtown Wharf.
Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Summer Flea Market at The Vintage Source
Saturday, July 15, 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - SMFF's Charles County Mini-festIndian Head Center for the Arts Black Box Theater. Ticket information at
Music at Port of Leonardtown Winery
Saturday, July 15, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Basement Jam Band
Events all weekend at the Maryland International Raceway, including the 39th Annual Jet Wars - we don't know what that is, but it sure seems like something worth checking out!
Looking for more? Go to!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

CANCELLED - Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting, Monday, July17, 2017

The Town of Leonardtown’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for 
Monday, July 17, 2017 has been cancelled for Monday. 

Monday, July 03, 2017

Trash Service for July 4th - Trash and Recylcing Slide Forward One Day

Tuesday is Independence Day so remember to slide your Trash and Recycling pickup day one day forward.
Trash pick up will slide to Wednesday. Wednesday pickup will slide to Thursday and so on for the rest of the week.
Recycling will also slide forward this week and be picked up on Thursday.

Monday (today) is normal service.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Legal Notice - Fair Summary of Ordinance No. 178 and 179

Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of Leonardtown have passed, and the Mayor has approved, Ordinance No. 178 and 179, Sale of Surplus Real Property.  A fair summary of the ordinance will follow:

Ordinance No. 178- An ordinance for the purpose of approving the Commissioners of Leonardtown to sell property known as Map 127, Parcel 86, which was previously declared surplus property.

Ordinance No. 179- An ordinance for the purpose of approving the Commissioners of Leonardtown to sell property known as Map 127, Parcel 22, which was previously declared surplus property.

Ordinance No. 178 and 179 will become effective July 3, 2017.  Full text of this ordinance may be obtained at the Town Office at 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

By Authority:
Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Water Quality Report for 2016

2016 Consumer Confident Report (CCR)
Commissioners of Leonardtown

The 2016 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) is available to Town residents and the public at the Town Hall, 22670 Washington St. Leonardtown, MD between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and at the Leonardtown Post Office, 22735 Washington Street and is also available online at under Town Government, Water Quality Reports or click here:

Water Quality Report 2016

Friday, June 09, 2017

RFP - Elevator Equipment

Request for Proposals
Elevator Equipment
Commissioners of Leonardtown

             The Commissioners of Leonardtown are seeking to install a passenger elevator in a two story existing building.  Parties interested in submitting a proposal for the equipment please contact Laschelle McKay at 301-475-9791 or email at  The proposed elevator equipment should be sized to fit in no larger than a 10’ x 10’ footprint for the hoistway and any required equipment room.  The distance between the first and second floor is 14’.  A site visit is required to determine the specific elevator best suited for the space.  Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 30th.

By authority:
Laschelle McKay, Town Administrato


Route 5 Widening Project - Leonardtown

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) invites interested persons to attend an open house about continued design work on the MD 5 (Point Lookout Road) at Abell and Moakley Streets Intersection Reconstruction project in Leonardtown, St Mary’s County. The purpose of the project is to improve safety and traffic operations along MD 5 while supporting existing and planned development in the area.
WHAT: The open house will familiarize attendees with the project and provide an opportunity to discuss project details. Maps and displays will be provided showing an overview of the proposed design, and MDOT SHA representatives will be available to answer project-related questions. There will be no formal presentation. You may arrive at any time during meeting hours and walk through the display area at your own pace.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Monday, June 12 at 4:00 p.m. - Town Council Meeting

Things to do this weekend 6/10-6/11

Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. - First ever Paddle for First Responders sponsored by the Leonardtown Rotary.
Fun Paddle at McIntosh Run (Port of Leonardtown Park & Kayak Launch) and Timed Kayak Race at Leonardtown Wharf - canoes and SUP's also welcome! With food and music afterwards at the Leonardtown Wharf. Proceeds provide training and college scholarships for St. Mary's First Responders and their families, as well as funding for Rotary special projects. For details and online registration visit or register 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. the day of the event.

Saturday, June 10, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - 32nd Annual St. Mary's County Crab Festival. Local live music, Car Show, Crab Pickin' Contest, petting zoo, regional crafters, and plenty more food for purchase. 
$5 at the door; proceeds benefit Lions Club Community Service Programs.  

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Things to do this weekend 6/2-6/4

 Friday, June 2, 5 - 8 p.m. - Where's Crabby - First Friday June 2017 Selfie Scavenger Hunt featuring music by C Bass & The Rockfish from 6 - 8 p.m. Extend your evening from 8-10 p.m. with the audience participation SoMar Drummers Drum & Percussion Circle held at the Leonardtown Wharf Park (or the Leonardtown Arts Center in case of inclement weather).
This is a free family-friendly scavenger hunt, "kids of all ages" are invited to stop by thYellow Door Art Studios at 22795 Washington St. to check in and receive the list of participants. Grand Prize is two steam pot dinners at Kevin's Corner Kafe!
Saturday, June 3, 11:00 a.m. - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Metro DC Chapter Great Strides Walk - Leonardtown. Information and registration online @…/GreatSt…/78_Metro_DC_Washington_DC…
Saturday, June 3, 5 - 8 p.m.- Swing Away Duo @ Port of Leonardtown Winery
Saturday, June 3, 12 noon - 10 p.m. and
Sunday, June 4, 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Olde Town Pub Olde Town Pub Summer Kickoff Concert
For more weekend events around St. Mary's County, visit St. Mary's County Tourism or

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING - Monday, June 12, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


The Commissioners of Leonardtown will hold a public hearing on Monday June 12, 2017 at 4:15 p.m. at the Town office at 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, MD.  The purpose of the hearing will be to receive comments on the Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2018.  Copies of the recommended budget will be available by May 23 online at or at the Town Office between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The public is invited to attend or send written comments by 4:00 p.m. on June 12, 2017 to:

The Commissioners of Leonardtown

P.O. Box 1
Leonardtown, MD  20650

Friday, May 26, 2017

Traffic Advisory 5/27/17

Traffic Advisory
Saturday, May 27, 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Leonard’s Grant 5K Run

Please be advised that various roadways in and around the Leonard’s Grant subdivision, including the intersection of Pensive St. and Montague St., as well as Leonard’s Grant Parkway, will be intermittently closed to traffic from 7:00 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27 -  see attached map.  Should you need to access the area, roads will be passable, however, please use caution around runners and expect possible delays at intersections and crossings

Attendance is expected to exceed 300 people.

Holiday Trash and Recycling Notice for week of May 29

Holiday Trash and Recycling Notice
Holiday Pickup
Memorial Day, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29th, so remember to slide your TRASH and RECYCLING pickup day ONE DAY FORWARD.

For example, trash pickup scheduled for Monday will slide forward to Tuesday, Tuesday pick up will slide to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday, and so on for the rest of the week.

RECYCLING will also slide forward next week and be picked up on Thursday.

Events this weekend 5/27 - 5/29

Things to do this weekend 5/27-5/29

Friday, May 12, 2017

LHS Jazz Band Concert Postponed

The Leonardtown High School Jazz Band Concert originally scheduled for the Wharf at 6 p.m.this evening, May 12, has been postponed to the rain date of next Friday, May 19.

The US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble is still slated to perform in the Square on Saturday, May 20 from 6 - 7 p.m.

Traffic Advisory - Saturday, May 13, 8:45 – 9:30 p.m.

Traffic Advisory
Saturday, May 13, 8:45 – 9:30 p.m.
Candlelight Procession through Town Square

Please be advised that intersections and side roads accessing Washington Street around the Town Square will be temporarily and intermittently closed along the following route to allow the procession to pass.  Roads and parking are not closed for the event; however drivers should expect delays and use great caution entering and exiting the Square from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.  

Procession will leave St. Aloysius Church at approximately 8:45 p.m., crossing Washington Street, following the sidewalks and crosswalks around the Square to Park Avenue.  The path will turn at Park Avenue and proceed back to St. Aloysius on the opposite side of Washington Street (see map).  Participants should walk on the sidewalks and follow volunteer instructions. 

The event is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima; sponsored by the local Catholic Churches.

Attendance is expected to exceed 200-300 people; parking for the event is available at St. Aloysius Catholic Church and Father Andrew White Elementary.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Car Show Parking and Road Closures

Parking and Road Closures for the 32nd Annual Spring Fling Car Show
This Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This annual event brings in over 350 participants and 3,000 spectators!
Please note the Square will be closed off from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for set up and tear down of the event.
Parking for Leonardtown Church of the Nazarene and Fenwick Street businesses is available via the entrance to the Front Porch.
Spectator parking is available on Courthouse Drive and Park Avenue, as well as in the lot across from Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home and the Firehouse Carnival lot on Lawrence Avenue.