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.

June Events in Leonardtown - Plan Ahead!

June Events
Come out and Play!
Friday, June 2 - Where's Crabby - First Friday June 2017
Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, June 3 - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Metro DC Chapter Great Strides Walk
10 a.m. Registration, 11 a.m. Walk, Leonardtown Wharf
Saturday, June 3, 12 noon - 10 p.m.
and Sunday, June 4, 12 noon - 7 p.m.
Olde Town Pub Outdoor Summer Concert Weekend
NEW EVENT! Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m.
Paddle for First Responders Kayak Race and Fun Paddle
Friday, June 16, 6 p.m. 
Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra and Choir Concert at the Wharf
Saturday, June 17June Sunrise Yoga at the Wharf - 7:30 a.m.Coastal Arts Market - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday, June 24, 6 - 9 p.m.
Downtown Tunes with Wesley Spangler

May Events in Leonardtown

May Events in Leonardtown
Movin' and Groovin'

*** Friday, May 5, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m
Swing Into Spring - First Friday May 2017
Chesapeake Swingband starts off the month, joined by professional dance instructors Dean and Cori teaching a lesson from 5:15 to 6 p.m. and CSM instructor Henry "Alan" Brown and friends at 6 p.m. If you've ever wanted to learn how to swing dance, this is your opportunity! We'll be dancing in the streets!
For details and specials go to Leonardtown First Fridays on Facebook, or
*** Want more out of your First Friday?Learn about drumming, drum circles, recycled percussion and body percussion with the SoMar Drummers, 8- 10 p.m. at the Leonardtown Wharf Gazebo.
*** Friday, May 12, 6:00 p.m.Leonardtown Jazz Band Spring Concert at the Wharf
Rain date, if needed, Friday, May 19 at 6 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets and relax by the waterfront while enjoying classic tunes and modern hits covered by a talented group of young musicians.
*** Saturday, May 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Coastal Arts Market at the Leonardtown Wharf
For details visit
*** Saturday, May 20, 6 - 7 p.m.US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble
Back by popular demand! Celebrate Armed Forces Day with our friends from the United States Navy Band Commodores. Soulful ballads, toe-tappin' tunes, romantic memories and jumpin' jive - Dancing encouraged!
*** Saturday, May 27, 8 a.m.Leonard's Grant 5K Run to support LVFD

*** Saturday, May 27, 6 - 9 p.m.
Downtown Tunes Season Opener with Latrice Carr Music Group!
Rain date, if needed, Sunday, May 28 at 6 p.m.
The best mix of modern pop, party music, classic rock and mega hits. You can bring chairs or get up and dance with Miss Latrice all night long!

Lawns Maintenance Contract - Notice to Bidders

Asphalt Paving - Notice to Bidders

Monday, April 24, 2017

Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style on MPT

The Rotary Club of Lexington Park US Oyster Festival (St. Mary's County Fairgrounds) will be featured in Eatin' Oysters: Chesapeake Style which premieres TONIGHT, Monday, April 24th at 9:00 pm on Maryland Public Television (channel 22).
To see other shows that will air as part of Chesapeake Bay Week 2017 programming, featuring stories of watermen, crabs, conservation and nautical history, visit

Friday, April 21, 2017

Earth Day on the Square Cancelled - No Rain Date

*Unfortunately, due to the inclement weather, we have officially decided to cancel Earth Day on the Square 2017*
As a reminder, there is no rain date for Earth Day.

While we understand the disappointment of cancelling such a beloved event, we needed this rain, so hopefully we can use that as something to celebrate J

Next Sunday, April 30, is going to be the Spring Fling Car Show from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Our next Town and LBA sponsored events are:
  • Swing into Spring First Friday with the Chesapeake Swing Band and professional swing dance teachers, Friday, May 5,  from 5 – 8 p.m.
  • The Shop Leonardtown Spring Fling Shopping Event on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • The US Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
  • Downtown Tunes with Latrice Carr, Saturday, May 27 from 6 – 9 p.m.
  • And mark your calendars for Beach Party on the Square, Saturday, August 5 from 4-9 p.m.

And Earth Day on the Square 2018 is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you all on the Square at one of these future events!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Earth Day Weather Cancellation Policy

The present forecast is calling for 60-90% chance of rain for Sunday, all day, with showers and thunderstorms. If this forecast stays the same, or gets worse, the entire event will likely be cancelled.

However, this is Southern Maryland. It would not be unusual for the weather to shift drastically in the next 48-72 hours. If it changes to no rain (fingers crossed), light rains, morning showers, scattered storms or something under 40% - or we can predict the timing of the rain a little better - there is a good chance we will still have the event.
The final decision will be made no later than 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

If the event is cancelled, we will post an announcement on the Town website, the Town of Leonardtown Facebook page, the Facebook event page and have a recording on the Town answering machine @ 301-475-9791.

Unfortunately there is no rain date.