Friday, April 29, 2016

Leonardtown Election Day - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Town Office

Election Day for the Town of Leonardtown will be held on
 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 

Election of  one (1) Mayor and two (2) Council Members 

Candidates running are:

Daniel W. Burris for Mayor

Hayden T. Hammett for Council Member

Jay Mattingly for Council Member

Polls open:

Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Between the hours of 
12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Held at the Town Office:

41660 Courthouse Dr.
Leonardtown, Maryland

Voting is only applicable to those residents who are registered to vote and live within the incorporated boundaries of the Town of Leonardtown.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

31st Annual Spring Fling Car Show This Sunday!

300+ vehicles on a beautiful Sunday afternoon 
with live music, raffles, food and children's activities. 
Bring the whole family! 
Roads in and around the Town Square will be closed 
starting at 6 a.m.
The 31st Annual Spring Fling Classic Car Show is sponsored 
by St. Mary's Rod & Classic.  
Proceeds benefit Hospice of St. Mary's County

Monday, April 18, 2016

Police Department Warns Public of Jury Duty Scam

La Plata Police Department Warns Public of Jury Duty Scam

La Plata Police Department Warns Public of Jury Duty Scam

La Plata Police Department has receivLa Plata Police Department Warns Public of Jury Duty Scamed complaints of con-artists calling local citizens and demanding immediate payment for missing federal jury duty and if the payment/personal information is not given over the phone the caller threatens to have the victim arrested.
These con-artists frequently prey upon elderly citizens.
Please share this alert and talk with your senior family members and friends. If you have any questions please give us a call, 301-934-1500.
Below is a message from the FBI reference jury duty scams.
The phone rings, you pick it up, and the caller identifies himself as an officer of the court. He says you failed to report for jury duty and that a warrant is out for your arrest. You say you never received a notice. To clear it up, the caller says he’ll need some information for “verification purposes”—your birth date, social security number, maybe even a credit card number.
This is when you should hang up the phone. It’s a scam.
Jury scams have been around for years, but have seen a resurgence in recent months. Communities in more than a dozen states have issued public warnings about cold calls from people claiming to be court officials seeking personal information. As a rule, court officers never ask for confidential information over the phone; they generally correspond with prospective jurors via mail.
The scam’s bold simplicity may be what makes it so effective. Facing the unexpected threat of arrest, victims are caught off guard and may be quick to part with some information to defuse the situation.
“They get you scared first,” says a special agent in the Minneapolis field office who has heard the complaints. “They get people saying, ‘Oh my gosh! I’m not a criminal. What’s going on?’” That’s when the scammer dangles a solution-a fine, payable by credit card, that will clear up the problem.
With enough information, scammers can assume your identity and empty your bank accounts.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Traffic and Parking reminders for 4/16-4/17

The St. Mary's Ryken Blaine Whorl Memorial 5K Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, April 16 at 8:30 a.m. See course map below. Registration begins and 7:00 a.m and the race is expected to be over by 10 a.m. Please use caution on Fenwick Street and the Roads around Tudor Hall and the Leonardtown Wharf Park, and expect delays between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The 2016 Earth Day Celebration on the Square and at the Wharf will be held on Sunday, April 17 from 12:30 - 4:30 PM. Streets in and around the Square will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until approximately 5:30 p.m. See road closure map below. Please use caution on the roads leading to the Wharf, and use public lots for parking.




Election of Mayor and two (2) Council Members of the Town of Leonardtown will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Notice is hereby given that an election of one (1) Mayor and two (2) Council Members of Leonardtown shall be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 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 18, 2016 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 15, 2016 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 26, 2016 at the Town Office by 4:30 pm.

Deadline for Obtaining Emergency Ballot is Tuesday, May 3, 2016 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 26, 2016).

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.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Hospice Run This Saturday, April 9, starting at 8:30 AM

Hospice Run This Saturday, April 9, starting at 8:30 AM
Now in it's 21st year, Run for Hospice is one of the largest fundraisers for Hospice of St. Mary's with over 2,500 participants in the 5K Walk, 5K Run, and 10K Run. Please note the maps below and drive with caution around Leonardtown Saturday morning.
There will be volunteers or police officers at every turn, corner and intersection directing participants and traffic. Drivers should be prepared for temporary closures and delays while participants are crossing the road, and use extra caution at intersections. Thank you in advance for your patience and support for an event that has helped so many over the years!
* 5K Walk starts at the Governmental Center, 
crosses Route 245 and Route 5 into downtown
Leonardtown, then loops through Town and
crosses back over Rt. 5 to the Governmental Center.

* 10K Run starts at the Governmental Center, loops around
St. John's Road 
and Cedar Lane Road, returning through 
the CSM campus and back to the Governmental Center.

* 5K Run starts at the Governmental Center, 
crosses Route 245 into the Singletree
 neighborhood, then loops around and crosses
 back over Rt. 245 to the Governmental Center.

For more information, visit

Town Council and Public Hearing on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.