Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Plan your Trip to See Santa!

Plan your Trip to See Santa!

Spectator Parking Instructions for Christmas on the Square
Friday, November 24th, 5 - 9 p.m.
(roads close at 3 p.m. for event set up)

Plan ahead so you have time to park and make your way to the Square promptly at 7:00 PM for Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the Town Christmas Tree!
Please note the following measures and changes that will be in effect for this year’s event:

- NEW - Courthouse Drive, Guyther Drive, Camalier Drive, and portions of Park Avenue, Shadrick Street, Pope Street and Church Street will also have extremely restricted access before and during the event. 

- NEW – the Parking lot behind the Courthouse will only be accessible via Lawrence Avenue to Tudor Hall Road (behind the Courthouse) as Courthouse Drive will be closed to through traffic.

- NEW – residents living around Tudor Hall should enter Town via Lawrence Avenue to access their neighborhood, as access to Courthouse Drive will be restricted.

- NEW – the Firehouse lot and Old Carnival Lot (Shadrick and Lawrence) will not be available for public parking this year. It is reserved for emergency personnel only. 

- NEW – once in-Town parking lots are full, spectators will be directed to auxiliary lots.

- NEW – for cars to exit Town efficiently and safely after Santa’s arrival, the Firetruck rides will be shutting down completely at 6:45 PM. Please plan accordingly.

- Spectators are encouraged to park at the College of Southern Maryland, and take advantage of the free shuttle bus service which runs between the College and the Leonardtown Square from 4:30 – 9:30 PM. A wheelchair accessible shuttle will also be available at this location, courtesy of The Center for Life Enrichment. 

- Free parking can also be found at Leonardtown Elementary School and St. Mary’s Ryken High School, in addition to designated lots along Lawrence Avenue, Washington Street and Park Avenue. 

- For event safety, spectators are asked to obey all posted No Parking signs as well as police and volunteer instructions.
We appreciate the cooperative efforts of Town officials, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office, the St. Mary’s County Emergency Management Division, Maryland State Police Leonardtown Barrack, St. Mary’s County Fire and Rescue Chiefs, the Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Departmentand other local volunteer fire departments and rescue squads, for putting in place plans for increased safety and security. For further information, please call 301-475-9791.




Monday, November 20, 2017

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TRASH SCHEDULE

Trash service is on normal schedule Monday through Wednesday

Pick up changes on Thursday and Friday as they slide forward to the next day.

Thursday pick up slides to Friday
Friday pick up slides to Saturday

Friday, November 10, 2017

Veterans Day Parade - We'll See You There!

Yes, We are Still Having the Parade Tomorrow
Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m.
Yes, We are Still Having the Memorial Service Outside
Yes, We Know it is Going to be Freezing Cold -
So, please, bundle up and dress warm!
We are so proud of our St. Mary's Community; no one has asked us to cancel. No one has backed out. There are so many Vets participating this year - younger vets, older vets, wounded vets - some for the very first time. Whether you are marching in the parade, or standing in the crowd, we thank you for coming out and supporting our military families tomorrow. Thank you for being there for them the way they have always been there for us.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Request for Bids - Downtown Sidewalk Snow and Ice Control Program

Commissioners of Leonardtown
Request for Bids
Downtown Sidewalk Snow and Ice Control Program

The Commissioners of Leonardtown are currently accepting bids to perform downtown sidewalk snow and ice removal services within the corporate limits of Leonardtown. Approximately 1.7 miles of municipal sidewalks in the downtown business district will be included in the contract.

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 Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator POB 1, 22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650. Or call 301-475-9791 or by email at Laschelle.mckay@leonardtownmd.gov.

A pre-bid conference will be held on November 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Town office conference room. A bid opening will be held December 1, 2017 at 10:00 a.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 proposals, and to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the Town.

By Authority:
Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator

RFP -Downtown Sidewalk Snow and Ice Control Program

Friday, October 20, 2017

Rte 5 and Washington Street - DETOUR Upgrade Work - October 22 to October 26

The Commissioners of Leonardtown will be upgrading the Water System from the intersection of MD Rte. 245 and MD Rte. 5 heading South on Rte. 5 to Rose Hill Dr. at Academy Hills.

The work will start 10/22/2017 and End 11/30/2017 weather permitting.

The work hours will be from 9pm to 5am Sunday night thru Thursday night.

The entrance of Washington St. (off of Rte. 5) will be closed 10/22 thru 10/26 from 9pm to 5am.  

A detour will be setup at the intersection of MD Rte. 245 and MD Rte. 5 during the Washington Street work.

The remaining duration of the project will consist of a shoulder work and Lane closure as the project moves South on MD Rte. 5.


If you have any question you May Contact Tony Wheatley, Capital Projects Manager at 301-904-3962.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Request for Proposal - Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm System Installation

Request for Proposal
Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm System Installation
Commissioners of Leonardtown

The Commissioners of Leonardtown are seeking proposals from interested companies to install a dry, automatic fire sprinkler system and a fire alarm system in the Town Hall located at
22670 Washington Street, Leonardtown.

All work should be done in accordance with NFPA-13 and state and local codes. Parties interested in submitting a proposal should contact the Town Administrator by calling 301-475-9791 or by email at Laschelle.mckay@leonardtownmd.gov.

 A site visit is recommended to obtain an understanding of the project. Proposals will be accepted
until 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2017.

The Town reserves the right to reject any or all bids, vary the specifications of those set forth, and impose such additional or further specifications as, in its discretion, it determines to be in the public interest.

By authority:
Laschelle McKay, Town Administrator


Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm System Information

Friday, October 13, 2017

Weekend Events 10/13/17-10/14/17

Things to do around Town 10/13/17 – 10/14/17
If you can't find something local to do in October, you just aren't lookin'!
TONIGHT, FRIDAY, October 13, 7 p.m. service, 8 p.m. procession. Fatima Centenary Mass & Procession starting at St Aloysius Catholic Church. A large crowd is expected. Please come early for parking and be cautious of pedestrians throughout the Town. Drivers should expect delays from 8 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 8:30 a.m., SMR / Blaine Whorl 5K Run/Walk St. Mary's Ryken High School for their homecoming SMR 5K/Blaine Whorl Memorial Run. You can register for the 5K the day of the event for $30, SMR Staff/Faculty/Student discounts are available. Prizes will be awarded for the top qualifiers and prizes for the kids 500 meter pumpkin dash, There will be music, refreshments, games and fun for the whole family. All of the proceeds will go towards the Blaine Whorl Scholarship.


Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Make-A-Mummy Event at Heritage Chocolates
Saturday, October 14, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. JP Rocks the 'Wharf - Come see Joe Parsons Music rock the Coastal Arts Market & Leonardtown features Musician Joe Parsons event this Saturday at the Wharf. Come hear your favorite cover songs and get some early holiday shopping done. Market open 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with live music from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, October 06, 2017

Tractor Parade Saturday 10/8

We are watching the weather closely for Sunday, but as of right now, the parade is going to proceed as scheduled! If the Antique Power Association decides they need to cancel, it will be posted here. Parade starts at Leonardtown Elementary School at 1 p.m. and proceeds trough the streets of Town. At the end of the parade there will be a static display of tractors and antique trucks available for pictures, as well as the announcement of award
and raffle winners.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Town Council Meeting moved to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

In observance of Columbus Day, the Town of Leonardtown offices will be closed.  The Town Council meeting has been moved to Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. with a Workshop on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.




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 saltcyclestudio.com

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

CANCELLED - Ethics Commission Meeting

CANCELLED
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.


REQUEST FOR BIDS - SNOW AND ICE CONTROL PROGRAM

COMMISSIONERS OF LEONARDTOWN
REQUEST FOR BIDS
SNOW AND ICE CONTROL PROGRAM

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
contract.

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 leonardtown.somd.com 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
POB 1
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

Email: Laschelle.mckay@leonardtownmd.gov
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 ElizabethdLanger@gmail.com.


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 smdff.org
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 www.visitstmarysmd.com!

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
http://leonardtown.somd.com 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 Laschelle.mckay@leonardtownmd.gov.  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

MD 5 AT ABELL AND MOAKLEY STREETS INTERSECTION RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT JULY 11, 2017


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 paddleforfirstresponders.org 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.