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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Higher Taxes
Balance Budget

Calvert County Government Employees to

Receive Premium Refund

In Contributing Writers

A Tribute To Senator C. Bernard Fowler, Sr

Photo by Frank Marquart


Dee of St. Marys Becomes Permanent

in Museum Collection

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A Tribute To Senator C. Bernard

Fowler, Sr

Thursday, May 26, 2016


County Government
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This is the first time
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

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K9s Jax and Wolf Have Received
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Calvert County Sheriffs Office K9s Jax
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from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Jax and Wolfs vests
were sponsored by Friends of Dogwood
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Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3)
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of law enforcement and related agencies
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K9 officers. Since its inception, Vested
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Pictured: Jax

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The program is open to dogs actively
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The donation to provide one protective
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Each vest has a value between $1,795 to
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mark Willis Named Director of Department of

Community Planning and Building
2016 The Calvert County Board of County
Commissioners (BOCC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Willis to the
position of Calvert County Department of
Community Planning & Building (CPB) director. Willis replaces Thomas Barnett, who
resigned from the position last month.
Willis has worked for Calvert County
Government for 16 years. Hired to establish
and supervise the Fleet Maintenance Division in the countys Department of Public
Works, he moved through the ranks to his
last position as Public Works Deputy Director of Enterprise Fund Operations where
he oversaw the countys water, sewer, solid
waste and recycling services.
Willis earned his bachelors degree in
psychology from the University of Florida.
He is a retired Marine Corps ground combat logistics and maintenance officer and
graduated with honors from the Army War
College. He is also a 2014 graduate of Leadership Maryland. A Calvert County native,
he proudly boasts that, like his wife and
children, he is a graduate of Calvert High
School. Willis is committed to the community having served as a volunteer for the
Calvert County Historical Society, the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum (JPPM),
American Cancer Society Relay for Life,
the Calvert County Citizens Green Team
and the Annual Tea Party for the Ladies
Club of JPPM.
Im thrilled to move in to this next phase
of my career, he said. I am joining a very
talented corps of people in CPB and look
forward to working with them to realign
our countys current plans with the vision

and goals of the citizens of Calvert County

and the Board of County Commissioners.
Willis said one of his immediate goals is to
update and streamline many of the CPB processes to better serve the citizens of Calvert
County. Customer service and a professional presence is the foundation to obtaining the relationship necessary to truly serve
the citizens, he added. Were certainly not
going to do things the old way simply for
the sake of doing it that way.
CPB coordinates planning activities
within Calvert County Government, including those of the Planning Commission,
the Board of Appeals and other boards and
commissions. The department consists of:
planning and development review, zoning,
permitting and citizen relations, long-range
planning, inspections & permits, and appeals, variances and exceptions. The department administers the zoning ordinance,
subdivision regulations and the building
code. It provides information and guidance
to the community and to the Board of County Commissioners concerning growth and
development in Calvert County with goals
to maintain or improve the quality of life
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dee of St. Marys Becomes

Permanent in Museum Collection
By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer

The Dee of St. Marys, Calvert Marine

Museums skipjack, has become a permanent piece in the museums collection.
According to documents, in May 2013
the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) took what was called
conditional ownership of the skipjack from
the Chesapeake Bay Field Lab Board of Directors. The conditional ownership meant
that the Calvert Marine Museum would
operate the skipjack for three years and
a decision would be made afterwards on
whether full ownership would be financially possible.
According to documents, the Calvert
Marine Museum has been very successful
in keeping costs low, in fact absent, as they
have been able to gather contributions from
the community and income from programs
and have been working with the help of a
volunteer maintenance crew.
The Three Year Report and Recommendation submitted by the Calvert Marine Museum Board of Governors to the
BOCC says that the Dee of St. Marys
has been quite often used for educational
purposes, and due to funding the museum
receives from the State Department of Education, they have been able to cover the
costs for all Maryland students. According
to the report, since September 2014, this totals to over 1,500 students.
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Calvert County Government

Employees to Receive
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By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
At their regularly scheduled meeting
Tuesday, the Calvert County Board of
County Commissioners voted four to one
in favor of appropriating $288,382 for a
premium refund. The refund allows both
Calvert County government current employees and retirees a one-month premium
holiday this June.
The county pays a monthly premium for
its health insurance and after the end of the
year if premiums exceed the claims, the
county receives a refund. Since county employees pay 20 percent of their health insurance costs, according to reports, the staff
recommended using $288,382 of those
refunds to give back to the employees and
Commissioner Mike Hart was the only
commissioner to vote against this budget
I am going to oppose this for the simple
fact that health insurance costs are not going to stop going up. That is a given, you

can set your watch on it, Hart said. I

would rather see that money stay in the
With the money in the account, he said
it would help keep health insurance costs
down and keep paychecks steady for the
short-term future.
Commissioner Pat Nutter said he sees
Harts point but he said, the truth of the
matter is, its the employees money. I dont
think we have a right to invest their money
without their okay. This is money that they
have overpaid, and really it should go back
to them.
Commissioner President Evan Slaughenhoupt described the refund as a quasiincentive to county employees and retirees
not to overuse their health insurance as a
refund could be possible at the end of the

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Commissioners Save Fund Balance

First Time in Four Years
By Crista Dockray
Staff Writer
After the Staff Recommended Budget was presented in March, the Calvert
County Board of County Commissioners
faced an $8.8 million budget gap. With
$8.8 million to be found, the staff recommended that the commissioners dip into
their savings, which would have left only
$3.2 million in the fund balance and would
have been the fourth year in a row that they
relied on this method to balance.
Earlier this month, after consideration
of the problem, commissioners announced
their proposal to raise taxes in order to balance the budget and pay for projects and
county needs that can no longer be pushed
back. Should the taxes be approved on June
7, this will be the first time the income tax
has increased in 13 years and the first time
the real property tax has increased in 29
According to the presentation by Tim
Hayden the Director of Finance and Budget at Tuesday nights budget hearing, the
local income tax rate would rise from 2.8
percent to 3 percent which would generate
$2 million for the county and would cost
citizens $4.35 a paycheck.
The property tax rate would increase
from .892 to .952 per $100 of assessed
value and would generate $6.6 million for
the county and would add $13.34 to a citizens monthly mortgage payment. Should
they be approved, the property tax increase
would take effect July 1, 2016 and the local
income tax increase would take effect Jan.
1, 2017.
With the new tax revenues factored in,
commissioners presented a balanced budget at the budget hearing Tuesday night,
which had no use of the fund balance.
This is the first time in four years, said
The presented $246.7 million commissioners budget sits $200,000 behind
the staff recommended budget of $246.9
Citizens of Calvert County expressed
mixed reviews on the matter during the
public comment portion of the budget
hearing. On one hand, citizens expressed
that it was about time the taxes were raised
and they were looking forward to paying
their share and seeing improvements in the
county. Other citizens expressed concern
about taking money away from peoples
grocery bills and rent and that the commissioners should look towards the budget
again to find places to save and be more
responsible with what they chose to spend
money on.
According to the budget, the commis-

Commissioner President Evan Slaughenhoupt

and commissioners Pat Nutter and Tom Hejl

sioners did decide to decrease the paving

budget by $700,000 and eliminate the $1
million for the Other Post Employment
Benefits (OPEB) funding, but they are increasing the snow and contingency budget
by $800,000 and increasing the salary,
benefit, and other operating charges by
Other highlights of the budget include
the enterprise funds, which are seeing an
increase in water and sewer quarterly rates
as well as solid waste rates. The water and
sewer rates are planned to increase by Jan.
1, 2017 and the solid waste increases will
take effect on July 1, 2016.
The water variable rate will rise from
$2.63 to $2.71 per 1,000 gallons, the sewer
variable rate will be raised from $5.04 to
$5.48 per 1,000 gallons, and the flat sewer
rate will rise from $161.26 to $165.66 per
EDU. Solid waste rates will increase from
$70.69 to $70.72 per ton for residential and
$78.54 to $78.57 per ton for commercial.
The Capital Budget includes four main
projects for fiscal year 2017. Bids for the
construction of Northern High School are
due at the end of summer and the planned
start of construction will be in early fall
2016. There is $1.9 million budgeted for
improvements at the intersection of Skipjack Road, Sixes Road and MD 231, which
is nearing the end of design and plans to
bid for construction in the next year. There
is $1.48 million to construct a fire, rescue
and emergency management services facility in Prince Frederick and there is a
project planned for a 6-foot St. Leonard
water supply well and a 100,000-gallon elevated storage tower.

Commissioner President Evan Slaughenhoupt and conmmissioners Pat Nutter and Mike Hart

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June 3

Come See Our Newly Renovated Shop!

The Craft Guild Shop is a coop of local artists who create,
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The Calvert County Times


Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Calvert County Times runs complimentary obituaries as submitted by funeral homes
and readers. We run them in the order we receive them. Any submissions that come to
gazetteobits@countytimes.net after noon on Mondays may run in the following weeks edition.

Robert Bacon Maxwell

(RET) Robert Bacon
Maxwell, fondly known
as Poppy, passed away
May 16, 2016, surrounded by his loving
the devoted husband
of Shirley A. Maxwell, who passed away
March 28, 2016. Robert
will be forever missed
by his children, Karen Jernberg, Michael
Maxwell and Diane Robison and their
spouses Dale Jernberg, Lynn Maxwell and
Jimmy Robison. Poppy was especially
proud of his grandchildren; Jaime Campbell and her husband Ray, Billy Bingham
and Nicole Eddy, Michael Jernberg, Nicole
Franklin and her husband Chris, Kevin
Maxwell and his wife Jesssica, Lauren
Robison and Amanda Fefel, and Ryan Robison. He was thrilled to have great grandchildren, Sean and Emily Campbell, Cash
and Brayden Bingham, Emily Mulholland,
Mekiah and Kingston Franklin and Corbin
Maxwell. All of these children adored Poppy. He taught most of them to drive on the
biddy buggy as well as giving them many
life lessons.Robert was preceded in death
by his mother, Henrietta S. Maxwell and
his father, William H. Maxwell. He was
the eighth of 11 children, and leaves behind
siblings, Dorothy Tyler, Paul Maxwell,
Frances Himmelfarb, Stanley Maxwell and

many other relatives and friends.Robert

was an electrician, working well into his
eighties. Shirley and Robert retired to Port
Republic, Maryland in 1988, after 29 years
in Greenbelt, Maryland. He loved his home
in Emerald Cove, known to his family as
The Maxwell Plantation.Robert was a very
genuine, generous and kind man with no
enemies. He was well loved by his family
and friends and will be terribly missed by
all that knew him. The family will receive
friends on Saturday May 28, 2016 at the
Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes island Road, Port Republic, MD from 10:30
till the time of funeral services at 12:30 PM.
Interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

da Ingburg of Deltona, FL; Andrew Morris

of Deltona, FL; Melissa Morris of Pompano Beach, FL. She is also survived by
her mother Elizabeth Parks and six grandchildren; Aaron, Raymond, Travis, Cody,
Jennylee, Kirstynn. Pallbearers for Mrs.
Morris will be Scott Maulden, Bruce Watkins, Todd Morris, Kevin Kreilick, Aaron
Ingberg, and Chris Kreilick. The family
will receive relatives and friends on May
26, 2016 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Rausch
Funeral Home 4405 Broomes Island Rd,
Port Republic, MD 20676. A funeral service will be on May 27th at 11:00 AM at
the funeral home. Interment will follow at
Chesapeake Highland Memorial Gardens
located in Port Republic, MD.

Alice Jean Morris

Virginia Costen McCready

Alice Jean Morris, 63,

of Prince Frederick, MD
passed away on May 23,
2016 surrounded by family in Prince Frederick,
MD. Alice was born on
in 1952 to James P. and
Elizabeth Kreilick. Alice
enjoyed the joys of nature, gardening and yard
sales, but she loved her
children and grandchildren and her many
trips to Florida to spend precious time with
them. Alice was preceded in death by her
father, she is survived by her loving husband Michael L. Morris; her children, Lin-

Virginia Costen McCready, 92, of Lusby,

Md. went to be with the
Lord on May 23, 2016 at
Calvert Memorial Hospital.She was born in
Norfolk, VA on November 13, 1923, the daughter of Clyde and Annie
Boone Costen. She
graduated from Granby
High School and worked at the Norfolk
Navy Yard as a key punch operator until
meting the man of her dreams at Virginia
Beach one day.She married Vernon McCready of Lusby in 1946. She enjoyed
fishing on their boat Double V, baking,
sewing, making beads, boxes and paper
airplanes! She loved reading and studying
Gods word and spending time with family and friends, and especially the Roys
Lunch Bunch.She also was a seamstress
and did alterations for many people in Calvert County. She worked for Calvert Sewing Center for 20 years.Virginia is preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Annie
Costen, her brothers, Bill, George, Frank
and Richard, and sister Julia Costen Parker.
She is survived by her husband Vernon of
Lusby, son, Robert A. (Bob) McCready
(Nova Little) of Dunkirk, daughter Carol
A. Warwick (Bob) of Suffolk Va. Three
grandchildren; Margaret (Peggy) Socias
(Hector), Michelle Hill (Jay) and Wm.
Robert (Robbie) Short. Four great-grandchildren, Jenna, Lauren and Jaime Hill and
Miquel Socias. One brother Robert Costen
and many nieces and nephews.

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Victor Joseph Gallo

Victor Joseph Gallo,
son of Rose Casari and
Victor John Gallo, was
born June 18, 1942
in Pottsville, PA, and
was raised in the small
town of Minersville, PA
where a large portion
of his extended family
also lived. He attended
Mt. Carmel Elementary
School, Nativity High School, and graduated from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA
with a BS in Math. He married his beloved
Eileen Marie Klein on May 4, 1968. Vic
and Eileen were blessed with three children, Paul Michael, Thomas Edward, and
Michelle Suzann, and raised their family in
Waldorf, MD.Vics incredible work ethic
was exemplified by his career. He worked
for Federal Highways and the Department
of Transportation, as a budget analyst,
where he retired after thirty-six years. After
retirement from the Federal Government
he was employed by MD State Highways
in Annapolis, MD, ProSoft in California,
MD, and finally with Recorded Books in
Prince Frederick, MD. The definition of a
family man, Vic coached his childrens
soccer and tennis teams. He shared his love
of trains and photography with his children. Vic and Eileen reveled as their family
expanded to include two daughters-in-law
(Theresa and Amy) and a son-in-law (Dan),
and welcomed them with open arms. Vics
post-retirement life revolved around his
four grandchildren, John and Joseph Gallo
and Anna and Ella Shegogue, as well as an
adored grand-niece Kenzie Pluta. Vic thoroughly enjoyed participating in Boy Scout
projects, attending their many concerts,
school and sporting events. Vic will be forever known as a quiet, compassionate, loving soul, and an incredible husband, father,
grandfather and friend.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Centers Closed
Calvert Pines, North Beach and
Southern Pines Senior Centers will
be closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Meals on Wheels will
not be delivered.
Calvert Meals on Wheels
(CMOW) Needs Volunteers
CMOW is seeking its next President. This volunteer board position
requires organizational and communication skills as well as a passion for serving vulnerable older
adults in Calvert County. CMOW is
also in need of a volunteer coordinator in the northern end of the county. Please contact Bob Robertson
at 410-271-1274 or bjjrobertson@
comcast.net for more information.
Senior Pool Tournament
The Maryland Senior Olympic
Pool Tournament was held at the
Schweinhaut Senior Center in Forest Glen, Thursday, May 12. Freddie Taylor, Eric Ramey, Bryant
Parker, Bob Corcoran, and John
Thompson attended from Calvert
Pines. Anthony Klemens attended
from North Beach. Bryant Parker
won silver for the 50-64 group.
Freddie Taylor won silver for the
66-69 group. Bob Corcoran got the
gold for 70-79 group. Congratulations to our seniors!
Red, White and Blue Picnic
Attend this years Red, White
and Blue Picnic, Wednesday, June
15, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Calvert
County Fairgrounds. Doors open at
10:45 a.m. Pre-register by June 1 at
Calvert Pines (410-535-4606 or 301855-1170); North Beach (410-257-

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By Keri Lipperini
2549); Southern Pines (410-5862748). Limited transportation will
be provided. Calvert Pines Senior
Center will be open for Information
and Assistance only, no activities.
North Beach and Southern Pines
Senior Centers will be closed. Fee:
Win a Free Trip
Enter your name between June 1
29 for a drawing for two free tickets to the Sight and Sound Theatre
in Lancaster, PA to see the show,
Samson, Wednesday, August 10.
This drawing is open to seniors
aged 50 and over. Register at your
local senior center, or for more information, call: Calvert Pines, 410535-4606 or 301-855-1170; North
Beach, 410-257-2549; Southern
Pines, 410-586-2748.
Calvert Pines Senior Center
Join us for a delicious chicken
dinner followed by the comedy,
Hello, My Name is Doris at Dinner
and a Movie, Thursday, June 16, 5
p.m. Fee: $6. Pre-register by June
9. Please note the date change from
the senior newsletter.
North Beach Senior Center
Skin Cancer Screenings will be
held Wednesday, June 8, beginning
at 1 p.m. Must pre-register.
Southern Pines Senior Center
Warm up on your golf swing for
Closest to Pin Golf, Fridays, June
10 and 24, 10:30 a.m. Beginners
and advanced golfers are welcome.

Eating Together Menu

Monday, May 30



Tuesday, May 31

Seafood Salad, Pickled Beets,

Cucumber and Tomato Salad,
Apple Crisp with Whipped

Wednesday, June 1

Thursday, June 2

Turkey ala King, Vegetable

Soup, Brown Rice, Broccoli,

Friday, June 3

Pork Roast with Gravy,

Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned
Spinach, Yogurt, Fresh

Baked Chicken Leg, Tosssed

Salad, Scalloped Potatoes,
Carrots, Spiced Peaches
Lunches are served to seniors, aged 60-plus, and their spouses
through Title IIIC of the Older Americans Act. Suggested
donation is $3. To make or cancel a reservation call: Calvert Pines
Senior Center at 410-535-4606 or 301-855-1170, North Beach
Senior Center at 410-257-2549, or Southern Pines Senior Center
at 410-586-2748. Lunches are subject to change.

In Our Community




The Calvert County Times

Senator C. Bernard Fowler, Sr.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Southern Maryland You Should

By David Spigler

A Tribute To A Lifelong Southern Maryland Gentleman And Volunteer

Pictured: Bernie Fowler

Recently, I had the privilege to visit

with Senator Bernie Fowler at his beautiful home in Prince Frederick and chat with
him about his many years of service. I had
met this popular and beloved gentleman
previouslyand knew of his famous annual
Wade In events to raise the awareness of
the dying condition of the Patuxent River
and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. He has
been the leading advocate for our need to do
more to take care of our environment and
his efforts over the last 28 years has gained
Bernie national attention and acclaim.
Yet there is so much more to this soft
spoken and kindly man and I hoped to learn
more by sitting down for an hour and getting him to open up about his long life of
helping others. I arrived at the appointed
time to find a warm, happy, smiling individual opening the front door to welcome
my wife and I to his stately, yet unpretentious manor home. Driving up his driveway, you cannot help but notice he and his
wife Betty have placed five rocks on both
sides, each inscribed with one of the Ten
Commandments. I knew beforehand I
would be talking with a very devoutly religious man.
Upon being shown to his large sitting room adorned with many beautifully
framed family photos from the past 80
years, it didnt take long to see the dignity
and pride this couple has for real family
values. And with that I got the Senator to
begin speaking about his family.
I told him I had previously interviewed
his son Bernie Fowler, Jr. to talk about his
wonderful volunteer efforts in feeding the
poor of Southern Maryland through his
Farming 4 Hunger program. A fathers
pride was immediately evident by the
twinkle that came to his eyes as he spoke
fondly about his family of three girls and
Bernie, Jr. and all of their grandchildren
and great grandkids! He spoke in a manner that made me put down my pen and
notepad and just sit back and listen to this
interesting husband, father, grandfather,
and great grandfather. He and Betty will
celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary
this September 9. I could devote this entire
journal to their lives as a loving couple! I
doubt I have ever met a more devoted pair.
During my past two years of writing stories
of many unsung heroes living among us, I
have reported on several couples who have
been together for more than 50 years. They
all shared with me the greatest love stories
and I should put together a collection of
them to share with others.
I then pried Bernie to tell me about his
early life and I soon concluded an hour
would not be nearly enough to capture the

great life experiences of this 92-year young

man. Bernie was born in Baltimore on
March 30, 1924, but truly considers himself a boy from Calvert County. His parents
left Calvert to pursue a dream only it did
not happen as planned and within three
years, they returned home. During this
three-year period up in the big city, he was
born to this rural couple who missed their
country style way of life. At five years of
age, the Great Depression had darkened the
Country and created the greatest havoc for
many Maryland families. Bernies family
was no exception and it came on the heels
of their failed venture in Baltimore. Although they struggled, they found plenty
to eat from harvesting the river and all the
forms of fish, crabs and oysters it provided.
I am certain it was at this early age when
Bernie developed a love for the Patuxent
and the natural goodies the land made
available. He spoke of the familys ability
to gather greens that grew everywhere
and could be prepared to make a decent
meal. Although times were tough all over
Southern Maryland, the Fowler family
made do and got through this tough period.
Bernie credits his faith in the Lord seeing
his family through these particularly harsh
times. And he made mention of the fact
that a big consideration to their survival
was a result of the great help of neighbors
helping neighbors with challenges. He
says, despite it all, this was a great place
to grow up.
In the pre- war years of our involvement in WWII, Bernie and 46 other classmates graduated from Calvert High School
in 1940. They all knew one another and
sadly, he spoke of the three boys and one
girl that remain. I was amazed to learn,
one of his classmates is a gent who I know
through my association with the Solomons
Optimist Club; Lieutenant Colonel Vernon
Garner is an old war hero who has some
really great stories from his long military
career. Following high school, Bernie was
able to obtain work in civil service up at the
Washington Naval Yard where he learned
to work with his hands in a large machine
shop. He enjoyed learning a trade, but as
the war dragged on, he felt the need to answer the call and join the military as his
two brothers had done before him. But,
since he was in a needed civil service role
supporting the War effort, he actually had
to gain a release to enlist in the Navy in
1944!!! It sounded like bureaucracy at its
finest [or worst] and I know the experience
would have an impact on him in later life.
So he left to join the war, becoming a Navy
machinist mate. Sadly, he told me he lost
one of his two brothers in Europe.
Bernie returned home upon being discharged honorably in 1947. He became
involved in odd jobs, returned to fishing on
the Patuxent and married Betty and started
their family. At this point I asked him how
was it that he got so involved in government issues and local problems. With his
fine smile, he thought for a moment and
looked at me and said he was always involved with children and became interested
in their education, leading to his election to
the Calvert County Board of Education in
1963. He soon advanced to President of the
Board and it was during this tenure he came
face to face with the Countys poverty in
properly funding the education budget. At
the time, Calvert was running almost last
in the State in its inability to offer the youth
a good and proper schooling. He tried to
get the three County Commissioners to put

more money in the schools. He wanted to

crash the regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting, but learned he would have to
wait his turn. He later met with the President of the Commissioners and pled his
case for the urgent need to increase this
funding. Upon getting a figure to expect
in an upcoming meeting, he set out to visit
the other two to personally convince them
with the importance of gaining their agreement, even going so far to driving to Lusby
to meet with one of them out in the fields of
his farm while he was aboard his tractor. It
was his persistence that finally got the three
gentlemen to agree to put more money into
the Countys Education Budget. It is likely
the catalyst that led to Calvert Countys
reputation as Marylands best school system for most of the past decade!
He went on to tell me how he became
motivated earlier on to take up the banner for what is truly right and just and
beneficial to our citizens. An example he
likes to share goes back to a time when a
group of influential businessmen wanted
to establish a large Dog Track in the area
of where a shopping center now exists in
Dunkirk. They wanted to sell the County
on this idea by floating plans that included
large recreational parks and facilities catered to children. A large group of people
in the northern part of the County were opposed to this idea and needed a spokesman
to counter this proposal. Bernie had built a
reputation for working with young people
as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster, a baseball
coach and a leader in his churchs youth
group. Knowing this, the anti-Dog Track
folks asked Bernie to take their fight to
the County Commissioners where he was
able to convince them this Track idea was
fraught with problems and truly not in our
citizens best interests!
Bernie has a great track record [sorry
for the pun] of getting important things
done right. This fierce determination is best
exhibited by his mantra to Never, never,
never give up! They are the words dearest
to his heart and reflects how he goes about
living his life. It is this determination that
led to his pursuit of becoming a County
Commissioner, a goal he achieved in 1970.
It was his means of bringing about changes
he felt were needed to correct those important issues being ignored by those who
could do something about them. He felt the
funding for education was still too insufficient to produce the best possible schools
for the kids. He sought folks that felt as he
and set them on a path to make the Calverts
schools the best! Further, he was unhappy
with the general way the Countys business
was being conducted behind closed doors
and strived to make all of their work open
to the public and in always in the very best
interests of the taxpayer.
But the item that gave him his biggest
challenge and for which he is most passionate is his great concern for the failing condition of the Patuxent River. Prior to his
pursuit of holding public office, Bernie was
an avid fisherman who loved to wade into
the river and snag a large fish for dinner.
He always took note of the clarity of the
water by looking down at his white sneakers. The once clear, sparkling waters of his
youth were becoming murky and he soon
realized each time the further he waded
out, the worse the river became. He decided to make the health of the river a key
issue when he was elected Commissioner.
He led a coalition of representatives of the
three lower Counties of St. Marys, Charles

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and Calvert to bring a lawsuit against counties up river who were polluting the river
and ignoring any attempt to clean it up. His
efforts forced the State, the upriver Counties, and the U.S. Environmental Agency
to earnestly enact pollution control measures to reduce the amount of urban runoff
of nitrogen and phosphorous nutrients into
the river. In 1988, he began his noteworthy
Wade Ins and his efforts have attracted governors, senators, and representatives from
all over the State to call attention to the
need for improving the health of the Patuxent. His foolproof methods of wading out
into the river in his famous white sneakers
[he still uses the originals each year] and
measuring the depth were he loses sight
of his footwear is then recorded. And in
truth, the river is recovering as determined
by last years recording of a clear depth of
44.5 inches, up 21.5 inches from the previous year! As you see in his working uniform for this event, he wears a cowboy hat
with an American Flag on top to reflect
his love of country and his equally love of
the river! He will lead his 29th Wade In on
Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. I learned as many
as 450 folks have joined in this popular get
together previously. I am thinking I should
find my sneakers to support the good Senator this year!
Our enjoyable conversation stretched
to nearly two hours and we started to run
short on time. Bernie did win election to
the Maryland Senate in 1983 after his 12
year tenure as a County Commissioner.
During his eleven years in the Senate he
achieved a remarkable record of accomplishments while serving on many committees and earning a reputation as the guardian of natural resources! Following his
retirement from the Senate in 1993, Bernie
took one more swing at public office by accepting to run as a candidate for Lieutenant
Governor on the Joe Miedusiewski ticket
during the primary gubernatorial election
in 1994. The primary election was won by
Parris Glendening who went on become the
Finally, I asked my newest friend what
achievement in government did he feel
was his greatest accomplishment. He was
ready with his answer and said he had two
memories from his public life. His second favorite memory was during his time
as Commissioner when he led the lawsuit
that sued the County governments and the
State to clean up the their environmental act! His best effort that gives him the
most pride was getting the Board of County
Commissioners to finally develop a County
Comprehensive Plan to properly set up
long term plans to develop and fund such
needs as the Sheriffs Office, the hospital,
and the entire County infrastructure. This
task had never been approached previously
and the plans that were put in place back
then have produced many of the services
we enjoy today!
Senator Fowler, you are an asset to our
complete way of life here in Southern
Maryland. Your tremendous vision and innumerable contributions are unmatched.
You are part of the fabric of this land of
pleasant living and your gentile ways and
gentlemanly traits throughout your life are
truly inspirational. Your example of treating one another with dignity and a smile is
contagious. Your legacy of service will live
on for others to model. Thank you for all
you do!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Calvert County Times



First Potomac Start for David Williams ends in Victory Lane

Raley First to Repeat In Hobby Stocks

By Doug Watson
Budds Creek, MD- David Williams first
Potomac start of the season was a profitable
one as he drove to the win in last Friday
nights 20-lap Limited Late Model main.
The win for Williams, aboard his Sommey
and Ruth Ann Lacey owned Rocket no.45,
was his 39th career win in the division and
overall 91st at the speedway.
Kyle Lear and David Williams made up
the front row for the start with Williams out
dragging Lear into the first turn to become
the race leader. Williams would eventually
pace all 20-circuits but had to work hard for
the win as Lear hounded Williams the entire way before settling for runner up honors. Kyle (Lear) made us work for that one
tonight. Williams stated in victory lane.
Kyle is probably the best here at running
the bottom and I knew he was there, but our
car was decent up top so I just held my line
and we were able to hold him off. A superb
race car and racy track conditions aided
Williams in his winning drive. Sommey
and all the people who help with this car
had it just about perfect tonight. Said Wil-

liams. The track was a little dry tonight,

but it was wide and you could race all over
it, I just hope we put on a good show for the
fans. Russel Erwin took third with Derrick
Quade and Billy Tucker completing the top
five. Heats for the 17 entries went to Williams and Tucker.
Defending track champion Jonathan Raley became the first repeat winner of the season with his triumph in the 15-lap Hobby
Stock feature. Billy Crouse and Race Alton
all lead the event before Raley took the lead
for good on the 12th lap and drove off to
his 20th career feature win at Potomac. I
cant thank everybody enough who helped
us get here tonight. Raley stated post race.
We wrecked our car at Hagerstown a few
weeks back, and this is a new car we put
together and to win with it the second time
out is just amazing. Crouse held tough for
second with Tommy Randall, Race Alton
and Dave Adams rounding out the top five.
Heats for the 21 car field went Sam Archer,
Crouse and Alton.
In support class action Barry Williams
Sr. drove to his first win of the season

and career 22nd in the 16-lap Street Stock

feature, Ray Bucci rallied late to post his
second of the season and career 15th in the
15-lap Strictly Stock feature with Savannah Windsor rolling to her division leading
third win of the season in the 15-lap U-Car
Limited Late Model feature finish
1. David Williams 2. Kyle Lear 3. Russell Erwin 4. Derrick Quade 5. Billy Tucker
6. Mark Pettyjohn 7. Danny Zechman
8. Daryl Hills 9. Brandon Long 10. Kurt
Zimmerman 11. Jim Jesmer Sr. 12. Bobby
Tipton 13.Rich Marks 14. Carter Miller 15.
Larry Fuchs 16.Ray Ciccarelli 17. Tyler
Hobby Stock feature finish
1. Jonathan Raley 2. Billy Crouse 3. Tommy Randall 4. Race Alton 5. Dave Adams
6. Sam Archer 7. Bobby Miexsall 8.Dale
Reamy 9. Robbie Kramer Jr. 10. Matt Randall 11. Ray Bucci 12. Corey Swaim 13.
Jonathan Knott 14. Kevin Murphy 15. John
Burch 16. Trent Clemons 17. Ben Lowery

18. Sam Raley 19. Kenny Sutphin 20. Jonny

Oliver 21. Luke Lukinic
Street Stock feature finish
1. Barry Williams Sr. 2. Chuck Bowie 3.
Ed Pope Jr. 4. Mike Latham 5. Lloyd Deans
6. Jeremy Pilkerton 7. Mike Raleigh 8. Ray
Strictly Stock feature finish
1. Ray Bucci 2. Nabil Guffey 3. John
Hardesty 4. JJ Silvious 5. Johnny Hardesty
6. Ed Pope Sr. 7. Greg Mattingly 8. Drew
Payne 9. Jamie Quade
U-Car feature finish
1. Savannah Windsor 2. Mikey Latham
3. Erica Bailey 4. DJ Stotler 5.Speed Alton
6. Stephen Suite 7. Brian Coe Jr. 8. Dominic Silvious 9. Justin Bowley


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1. Businessmen
5. Million barrels per day
8. From a distance
12. Ruths mother-in-law
14. Performer __ Lo Green
15. Drug for Parkinsons
disease, L-__
16. Composure
18. Broadcasts cartoons
19. Used for baking or
20. About alga
21. Food grain
22. Not messy
23. Super Bowl-winning
26. Egg-shaped wind
30. Get rid of
31. Being enthusiastic
32. A birds beak
33. Pores in a leaf
34. Time of life
39. Yuppie status symbol
42. Parasitic fever
44. Gallantry
46. Put this in soup
47. Small dog

49. Malay people

50. Third-party access
51. North winds
55. Peruvian mountain
56. Annual percentage rate
57. Mourning garments
59. Network of nerves
60. Guided
61. Nests of pheasants
62. DJ Rick
63. No seats available
64. Patty


1. Tennis player Ivanovic

2. __ Nui, Easter Island
3. Cotton pod
4. Air pollution
5. The real __, the genuine
6. Taken to
7. Holds artificial teeth
8. Greek mythical figure
9. Small depressions in the
10. Vertical position
11. Shout at length
13. Conceivable
17. White (French)
24. Singer Charles

25. Ancient Mesopotamian

26. Canada and the U.S.
are members
27. Cognitive retention
28. Much __ About
29. Georgia rockers
35. Cologne
36. The products of human
37. Brazilian city (slang)
38. Honorific title in Japan
40. They can die
41. Candy is inside this
42. Verizon bought them
43. Semites
44. Marine mollusk
45. Entertains
47. Made of crushed fruit
or vegetables
48. Town in Apulia, Italy
49. Unresolved root or sum
of roots
52. Invests in little
53. Spanish city
54. Search
58. Midway between south
and southeast

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Calvert County Memorial Day Schedules

2016 The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners announces that county
offices will be closed Monday, May 30,
2016, in observance of Memorial Day. In
The county senior centers will be
closed and Meals on Wheels will not
be delivered.
There will be no county bus service.
Calvert Library locations will be
closed Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30.

Mt. Hope, Southern, Harriet Brown

and Northeast community centers will
be closed May 30.
 he Appeal Landfill and county convenience centers will be closed May
 attle Creek Cypress Swamp will be
closed May 30.
 hesapeake Hills Golf Course will be
open May 30 with normal hours.
 he Calvert Marine Museum will be
open May 30 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 lag Ponds Nature Park and Kings
Landing Park will be open with normal park hours.


In Entertainment

Thursday, May 26
Steve Nelson
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)- 6 to 10 p.m.
Josh Airhart
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7:30 p.m.

Friday, May 27
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)- 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
DJ Pudd
Anthonys Bar and Grill (10371
Southern Maryland Blvd., Dunkirk)

Saturday, May 28
Gary Rue
Morris Point Restaurant (38869 Morris Point Rd.Abell)- 5 to 9 p.m.
Eric Landes
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill
(275 Lore Rd., Solomons)- 8 p.m. to

Sunday, May 29
Groove Span
Morris Point Restaurant (38869 Morris Point Rd.Abell)- 5 to 9 p.m.

Monday, May 30
Pizza and Pint Night
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 4 p.m.
Team Trivia
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 31
Team Feud
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 6:30 p.m.
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)- 6 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1
Wild Card Trivia
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)- 7 to 9 p.m.
Open Mic Night
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7:30 p.m.

Kings Landing Pool will open for the

season Saturday, May 28 at noon and
Cove Point Pool will open for the season Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m.
Edward T. Hall Indoor Aquatic Center
will be open with normal hours May
Information on Calvert County Government services can be found online at www.
co.cal.md.us. Find Calvert County Government on Facebook.


New Direction Community Theater will
hold auditions for its fall production of
Neil Simons smash Broadway hit comedy
Plaza Suite in all three sections of Calvert County.
Auditions will be held Saturday, June 11,
10 a.m.-noon at the Southern Community
Center, 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby; Monday,
June 13, 7-9 p.m. at the Fairview Branch
Library, 8120 Southern Maryland Boulevard (Route 4) in Owings; and Wednesday,
June 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Prince Frederick
Branch Library, 850 Costley Way in Prince
Performances of Plaza Suite will be
weekends from September 30 to October
9 at the Long Beach Community Center in
St. Leonard.
Plaza Suite is the story of three cou-

ples successively occupying a suite at the

Plaza Hotel in New York. In the first, a
suburban couple takes the suite while their
house is being painted and it turns out to be
the one in which they honeymooned years.
This wry tale is followed by the exploits
of a Hollywood producer who, after three
marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He
calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion
but she turns out to be more than the
match he bargained for. The last couple is
a mother and father fighting about the best
way to get their daughter, who has locked
herself in the bathroom, down to the ballroom for her wedding.
For additional information, contact
director Rick Thompson at (410) 535-2144
or email marketing@ndctheater.org.

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Thursday, June 2
Steve Nelson
Anglers Seafood Bar and Grill (275
Lore Rd., Solomons)- 6 to 10 p.m.
Mercy Creek
The Ruddy Duck Brewery (13200
Dowell Rd., Dowell)- 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

The Calvert County Times is always looking for more local

talent to feature! To submit art or band information for our
entertainment section, e-mail crista@countytimes.net

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Month Long, May

Bible Study
Trinity United Methodist Church (90
Church Street, Prince Frederick) - 10 a.m.
or 6:30 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist Church will
hold a study of Christianity and Islam that
will examine what they have in common
and the difference between the two. The
Bible study will take place Wednesdays
starting May 4 to June 29. A book will be
provided to participants. Trinity is located
at 90 Church Street Prince Frederick. For
more information contact pastorjim@trinityumchurch.org or 410-535-1782.
Chesapeake Community Chorus
North Beach Union Church (8912 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach) - 4 to 6 p.m.
The Chesapeake Community Chorus,
an all-volunteer chorus which raises funds
for Calvert County charities, will hold a
practice session. The chorus is looking to
add new members and no auditions are
required. Contact Larry Brown, Director,
301 855-7477 or email lbrown9601@verizon.net for more information. Dates: May
8, May 15, and May 29.

Thursday, May 26
Zumba Gold-Toning
Sunderland Elementary School (Sunderland) - 7 to 8 p.m.
This class is Zumba Gold-Toning - a
dance/fitness program specifically designed for the beginner that allows you to
move at your own pace while working with
light weights. No experience is necessary.
Come see what its all about. We have a

great group of ladies who have a blast while

growing stronger with every class. Registration is required through Calvert County
Parks and Rec. Call 410-257-6770 for more

Friday, May 27
American Legion Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd. E Rt 260, Chesapeake
Beach) - 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Commencing in the Lower Level Dining room of the American Legion Stallings
Williams Post 206 hosted by the Auxiliary
for the benefit of the Southern Maryland
District Children & Youth Project. -The
price of $12 includes burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans, and watermelon,.
Public welcome. Questions may be directed to (301)855-6466. www.ALpost206.org.

Saturday, May 28
Estate Sale
(4006 27th Street, Chesapeake Beach) 8 to 10 a.m.
Estate Sale.
Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes
Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial
Park (Chesapeake Beach) - 10 to 11 a.m,
Opening Ceremony to the 5th Annual
Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival, Honoring Our Fallen Heroes. The
2016 focus is on the American Civil War.
Come listen to guest speakers, Civil War
Buff, Author and President of the College
of Southern Maryland, Dr. Bradley Gottfried as well as Civil War Buff, State Senator Mike Miller.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Karsyns Karnival
Cove Point Park (750 Cove Point Rd.,
Lusby) - 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
We invite the entire Maryland community to join us for Karsyns Karnival for food,
games, crafts, pony rides, moon bounces,
and other fun events to raise awareness
about Down syndrome. The event will be
held at Cove Point Park. Individuals with
Down syndrome are free! Please check
www.karsynskarnival.com for additional
Dee of St. Marys Public Sail
Calvert Marine Museum (Solomons) 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Sail on the Dee of St. Marys leaving
from the museum dock. Fee is $25 for
ages 12 and up, $15 for children 8 12.
No children under 8 please. Preregistration required, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 to
Oldies Night
American Legion Post 206 (3330 Chesapeake Beach Rd. E Rt 260, Chesapeake
Beach) - 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Request Night Whats your favorite
tune? The Sons of the American Legion
Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a
night with music by DJ Stephen Varney.
The cost of $10 includes draft beer and
sodas. Tickets available at the door. Public
warmly welcomed. For information call

Sunday, May 29
Estate Sale
(4006 27th Street, Chesapeake Beach) 8 to 10 a.m.
Estate Sale.

Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes

Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial
Park (Chesapeake Beach) - 10 to 11 a.m,
Opening Ceremony to the 5th Annual
Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival, Honoring Our Fallen Heroes. The
2016 focus is on the American Civil War.
Come listen to guest speakers, Civil War
Buff, Author and President of the College
of Southern Maryland, Dr. Bradley Gottfried as well as Civil War Buff, State Senator Mike Miller.

Monday, May 30
Estate Sale
(4006 27th Street, Chesapeake Beach) 8 to 10 a.m.
Estate Sale.
Memorial Day Ceremony
Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial
Park (Chesapeake Beach) - 10 to 11 a.m.
Ceremony by Stallings Williams American Legion Post 206. Dr. Duke Thompson,
as President Abraham Lincoln will address
the audience.

Wednesday, June 1
The Southern Maryland Jobsource
Mobile Career Center
Middleham and St. Peters (10210 H.G.
Trueman, Lusby) - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Southern Maryland Jobsource Mobile Career Center (MCC). Share information with your neighbors. Come and receive
information about job openings, apply for
jobs and get other information at computer
work stations, prepare your resume, find
out about training opportunities. JobSource
staff will be there to help you.


Thursday, May 26
JobSource Mobile Career Center
Calvert Library Southern Branch, 13920
H. G. Trueman Rd., Solomons- 1 to 3 p.m.
Stop by to get job counseling, resume
help, search for jobs and get connected with
Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38
mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio
visual and broadcasting capabilities; stateof-the-art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access.

Drop-In Coding
Calvert Library Fairview Branch, Rt. 4
and Chaneyville Rd., Owings- 4 to 6 p.m.
Have fun learning the languages of computers. Its fun, Its easy!

Wiz Kids
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Be a Wiz Kid! Wiz Kids is a group of
do-it-all kids who meet every month to
learn about, and do activities based on, science, technology, art, engineering, math
and their community. For kids in grades
3-5.Registration is required and opens one
month before each event.

Friday, May 27
On Pins and Needles
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an
afternoon of conversation and shared

Wednesday, June 1
Book Discussion - Lotus Caf
Lotus Caf- 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Recurring monthly book discussion held
at Lotus Cafe. This month is First Comes
Love by Marion Winik. Hosted by Calvert
Library Southern Branch.

Kids Can Code

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learn about computer science through
stories and play. Basic skills of programming will be taught while children are
playing with a robotic platform called
Primo. Adults will need to participate with
their child. Please register.

Thursday, June 2
Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 1 to 3 p.m.
Need help with your resume? Join job
counselor Sandra Holler in a small group
to learn what makes a strong resume and
cover letter. If you have one started, bring it
with you so editing can happen on the spot.
One printed copy helps. Please register.
Perks of Being a T.A.C.O.S
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Calvert Librarys teen advisory group,
T.A.C.O.S. (Teen Advisory Council of Students), celebrates a successful year of planning and executing great ideas and having
fun with pizza and a movie.

Friday, June 3

On Pins and Needles

Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 1 to 4 p.m.
Bring your quilting, needlework, knitting, crocheting, or other project for an
afternoon of conversation and shared
JobSource Mobile Career Center
Calvert Library Twin Beaches Branch,

3819 Harbor Rd., Chesapeake Beach- 1 to

4 p.m.
Stop by to get job counseling, resume
help, search for jobs and get connected with
Southern Maryland JobSource. This 38
mobile center features 11 computer workstations, smart board instructional technology, satellite internet access, exterior audio
visual and broadcasting capabilities; state
of the art workforce applications and connectivity for wireless mobile device access.

Saturday, June 4

Garden Smarter: Tour of North

Beachs Sunrise Park
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Emphasis on spring blooming plants.
Please meet at Sunrise Park in North Beach.

Brain Games: Mahjongg, Scrabble

and more
Calvert Library Prince Frederick, 850
Costley Way- Noon to 3 p.m.
Want to learn Mahjongg? Hope to make
your Scrabble skills killer? Games are a
great way to keep your brain sharp while
having fun! Join us! Please register.

The Calvert County Times

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Commissioners Corner: State of the County

Our Finance and Budget Department

presented a proposed budget for Fiscal Year
2017, at a public hearing May 24, 2006.
Budget adoption is scheduled for Tuesday,
June 7th to be effective July 1, 2016. Our
proposed budget of nearly $247 million
represents an increase of $8 million from
the previous year, but there is more to know
than simply a larger budget.
Its interesting how enamored some are
with state and national elected officials;
legislators who easily pontificate, pat themselves on their back, and simply pass laws
onto others; to include citizens and local
governments. Yet, its your local elected officials who must often implement state and
national laws in the real world.
Three levels of government; National,
State and Local, and citizens all play a role
in the financial environment in which we
meet. Failure of the National government
to enact proper economic policies directly
caused no economic recovery since 2008.
This means citizens incomes, for those
who remain employed, are largely flat
and home property values lag where they
should be. Consequently, these two primary funding sources yielded less income
for your county government. We either cut
your services or seek additional revenue
from you; or both.
Not one commissioner favors seeking
additional revenue from citizens we serve,
nor supports further degrading services
than already affected from years of flat
funding. To be clear, the majority political
party in Annapolis forced our hand to seek
increased revenue. Not political rhetoric,
simply responsible government over degraded services. Having that understanding would serve everyones interest more
so than bitter turmoil.
Marylands economic conditions and
politics from 2006 2014, increased tax
burdens on our citizens while the state
sloughed off its responsibilities onto the
counties; known as unfunded mandates.
Calvert County absorbed Maryland State
Legislatures unfunded mandates, including the shift from state to county a yearly
$5.3 million payment towards teacher pensions, requirements for new watershed implementation standards, and a yearly loss
of $5.2 million in Highway User Fee which
is state-collected gas tax money intended
for county roads. We absorbed a burden
of about $10 million a year by decreasing
expenses in our operations, increasing efficiency, further burdening county employees; and dipping into savings. Just as you
know at home, continued dipping into savings will deplete it.
I often complain about national and

state level decision makers, but there are

decisions we make locally in cooperation
with citizens that also contribute to our financial situation. We pride ourselves with
the Calvert County Comprehensive Master
plan that in part calls upon us to maintain
our rural character. We preserved nearly
30,000 acres of Calverts total 140,000
However, land preservation is not free.
There are upfront costs to purchase land
and a yearly loss of property tax revenue
for the county caused by that preservation.
Though largely consisting of Grant Funding, this proposed budget calls for $4.6 million for new Land Preservation initiatives.
Do we continue keeping Calvert County as
rural as possible? You will eventually provide that answer with participation in ongoing comprehensive plan re-write.
When the economic crash occurred in
2008, your county commissioners made
decisions, as subsequent boards have and at
the time believed in an improving economy. Who knew then we would be living in
Americas Lost Decade? Those decisions,
while appropriate, created risks which grew
intolerable. We must now weigh those risks
against budget options. I seek additional
revenue from our citizens to address these
risks and to remove the otherwise projected
$10 million deficit.
Those risks can be characterized in part
from a Northern High School replacement
that for safety and health reasons should already be completed instead of shortly going
to contract. Your detention center, while
not intended to be a place of comfort and
luxury is outdated needing long overdue
enhancements if not replacement. Several
fire and rescue companies buildings are
not conducive to continue attracting 100%
all volunteer Fire-Rescue-EMS. Concerns
mount with continuing all volunteer service, estimated to save tax payers up to $30
million/year. We closely follow the scratch
rates as a measure of their responsiveness.
Other risks involve the very roads you
travel. The state decided a few years ago
to hold the gasoline tax you pay (which
they had increased) instead of continuing
to forward to counties for local roads. Your
county employees stretched out the number
of years each road would be resurfaced.
To prolong some semblance of a road until
resurfacing, we began using a sealer that
many of you experience with negative comments. Risks this past year reached such a
critical stage; we took out a loan last year to
pave roads. The recent Staff Recommended Budget proposed to once again take out
loans for road resurfacing. We cannot keep
taking out such loans. We will avoid that in


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our proposed budget.

Since the idea of seeking additional revenue occurred, individuals offered suggestions such as finding more efficient means
to operate. Some tweaking is always possible and ongoing, but simply cannot satisfy
the $10 million/year need. By example, we
continue operating a Visitor Center while
eliminating the $100,000 yearly costs;
Personnel found savings as well reducing
insurance rates for the county by hiring a
Safety Officer saving over $51k, changed
the application process by capping the
number of applications saving $50k, performed position classification evaluations
in-house saving $5,000 by not outsourcing this function, reorganized the Office of
Personnel saving $40k, eliminated advertising positions in the newspapers saving
$18k totaling over $164k; and we often recognize employees who found ways to save
money such as energy efficient lighting and
paperless pay stubs.
I want to share one such helpful advice
though I wont name the individual. It was
recommended to me from someone who is,
among other things, a professional political
advisor. That advice was for us to demonstrate some cuts such as closing the aquatic
center, stagger closings of recycling/trash
collection centers and such. Frankly, I cannot be party to such thought as it would
essentially trick the public to gain acceptance through pain. How can we possibly
increase your costs while reducing services
we provide? Instead, we present this budget
based upon honesty and good faith.
Another well-meaning suggestion insisted that Maryland Association of Counties
(MACo) push back upon the state unfunded mandates. As a member of the MACo
Board of Directors and intimately involved
in policy statements and positions on various legislation, I requested a statement
from MACo about unfunded mandates.
MACo says it, successfully opposed or
amended burdensome or costly legislation
by implementing community college collective bargaining, expanding sick leave
policies, eliminating the homestead property tax credit application, undermining
the tax sale process, creating a bottle deposit program, prohibiting lawn care pesticides on athletic fields, and making onerous and impractical changes to Marylands
Public Information Act. MACo always
pushes against unfunded mandates.
Not one suggestion came forward that
identified the $10 million in Service cuts
that would be acceptable for our citizens to
avoid seeking additional revenue. A tidbit
suggestion here and there demonstrated
how lean your county government truly is.

We extended use of vehicles to where

maintenance concerns reached a point that
replacements are needed, or reduce our
level of service to the citizens. We also endured growing risks with our employees
who, like many citizens, yours truly included, have not received pay raises. Expenses
for pensions and insurances, of particular
concern the Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) $300 million liability remains
one of the largest risks that we simply cannot ignore.
Before deciding to seek increased tax
rates, several measures occurred in recent
budgets while prudent increased risks.
County departments trimmed operating
expenses by 15%, reduced actual staffing
through attrition and minor reorganizations, limited salary increases for employees, put annual caps on purchases of vehicles and equipment, and deferred many
capital projects. These measures, while financially sound increased risks in our ability to sustain quality services.
This year, we implemented a new budgeting tool called the Service-based budget, which provided unprecedented insight
for citizens about the services and functions provided by County departments, and
their expenses. Public input was sought for
recommendations to close the nearly $10
million budget gap even though the new
service-based analysis revealed that 99% of
the countys expenditures were mandated,
mission-critical, or very important to the
quality of life.
Increased funding does not grow our operating budget. We keep County operations
at current reduced levels. We address some
long-overdue needed staffing changes such
as senior services, technology services,
and agriculture community. Additional
positions will help alleviate staffing deficits caused from years of deferrals. You
will hear more details this evening and see
we still support education, public safety,
community services and prudent financial
In closing, Id like to use a personal story
to describe what I view we are doing. Years
ago, I was dying from a boating accident
because doctors had not discovered internal bleeding. When detected, I was told my
blood level was so low the doctors were
giving me 2 units of blood to quickly get
me out of the danger zone. Rather than additional amounts they could have provided,
they wanted my body to work to restore
full health. So, this evening, I submit the
increase we seek will not restore the full
health of the county government, but is just
enough to get us out of a danger zone.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

With YOUR help we raised over $3,800 dollars, 100% of the donations benefit Animal
Relief Fund (ARF) and Feral Cat Rescue!!
During the month of April was Pet Appreciation Month at PetValu in Leonardtown. In April the store collected donations including Blankets, Towels, Food,
Treats and much more, as well as Monetary
Donations for two of our local rescues they
partner with . This year the store collected
donations for Animal Relief Fund (ARF)
from Lexington Park,MD and Feral Cat
Rescue from Great Mills, MD.
One weekend in particular made a big
impact on the amount of donations they received. During the weekend of April 23rd
and 24th was the stores Pet Appreciation
Weekend. The store had Raffle Baskets &
Gift Certificates that were donationed from
local businesses showing their support for
our community. These donations encouraged customers to donate to help make a
difference in their own community for a
chance to win one of these prizes. There
was also a truck donated by Team Hyundai and Toyota of Southern Maryland to
be filled with much needed donated items,
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their generousity.
The staff of PetValu, as well as the wonderful volunteers from both Animal Relief
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Name New Lexington Park Elementary

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call 301-373-4125.

When the Japanese attack against Pearl

Harbor happened on December 7, 1941;
Chief Petty Officer Albert Eugene Hayden
saw his last sunrise, took his last breath
on this earth and went missing with over
400 other sailors on the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
For the next three weeks horrified rescuers could hear trapped sailors beating the
hull constantly to help rescuers locate them
trapped in air pockets, rescue divers continued to hear these sounds for the rest of
their lives.
Albert Eugene Hayden was born in St.
Marys county at Piney Point, as a young
man he enlisted in the United States Navy
to fight in the Great War as it was called, he
server aboard the U.S.S. Texas in the North
Sea, a dreadnought battleship still on display in Texas. When storm clouds started
to grow over Europe, Captain Walter
Francis Duke foresaw the coming war and
joined the Canadian Air Force and C.P.O.
Hayden found himself stationed in a tropical paradise far from home. He remained
there until science decided it was time to
come home and his remains were identified
along with others buried in this mass grave
from when the ship was raised in 1942.
During his youth, Albert attended both
Leonard Hall Jr. Naval Academy and then
high school at Charlotte Hall Military
Academy. St. Marys County lost 47 members of our armed services during World
War II, our service members and their

families through more than the average citizen can imagine, separation, uncertainty,
fear and a long list issues that help all of
us enjoy our freedom that was won during the American Revolution using citizen
Thanks to scientific technology and
D.N.A., one of the lost sons of St. Marys
County finally coming home. Patuxent River Naval Air Station is by far the countys
largest employer, we are building a new
school in their back yard and it would be
nice to honor such a hero as C.P.O. Hayden
who was the first Marylander to die in
World War II. Lt. George B. Redwood was
the first Marylander to die in World War
I, he has a very nice street in Baltimore
named after him.
I would encourage all the indigenous St.
Marys residents and all those in the military or with defense related jobs to get on
board and lets remind the school board that
they are elected officials. C.P.O. Hayden
could have told you where the term the
The Whole Nine Yards originates, its the
length of a 50 caliber ammunition belt, lets
all get on board and give the Board of Education The Whole Nine yards. Please take
time to write the editor or call the Board of
Education 301 475-4256.
Jonathan Beasley
Budds Creek

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

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WildeRidge Apartments

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22760 Laurel Glen Road

California, Md 20619

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301-862-5307 301-737-0737

Directions: Rt 235 (Three Notch Road) Turn At Panera Onto Old

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The Calvert County Times

Thursday, May 26, 2016

On this Memorial Day, Cedar Lane Senior Living Community recognizes and
remembers those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedom.



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22680 Cedar Lane Court, Leonardtown, MD 20650