We are heading Father's Day weekend - happy Father's Day to all the dads out there, now more than ever we need fathers in our society and I'm very thankful for mine.
Here are a few important items both from the last week and looking ahead:
Regional Public Meeting of Redistricting Committee - Carroll County focus:
Last week, I told you about the Redistricting Listening meeting that took place Wednesday evening. If you missed it, you can watch by clicking this link: Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission - Northern Maryland Region Public Meeting - YouTube.
Thank you to all who participated in this extremely important opportunity for fair representation.
Also, read today’s article in the Baltimore Sun, Advocates for political redistricting in Harford and Carroll recommend equal representation, keeping communities together - Baltimore Sun.
Governor Hogan Lifts State of Emergency
On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced the end of the COVID-19 state of emergency in the State of Maryland. As of today, Maryland has surpassed 6.5 million vaccinations, and the positivity rate is a record-low 0.82%.
The COVID-19 state of emergency will end in two phases:
EMERGENCY MANDATES AND RESTRICTIONS END ON JULY 1
All emergency mandates and restrictions will be terminated as of July 1. There will no longer be any statewide mask order in effect for any settings, including schools, camps, and child care facilities.
45-DAY ADMINISTRATIVE GRACE PERIOD THROUGH AUGUST 15
Thursday, July 1 will mark the beginning of a 45-day grace period, where certain regulations will continue to be relaxed to complete the administrative transition out of the pandemic. This includes such provisions as renewing driver’s licenses, winding down emergency health operations, and the moratorium on evictions related to COVID-19.
- Read the order ending the state of emergency.
- Read the list of provisions in effect during the administrative grace period.
- Read answers to frequently asked questions related to Tuesday’s announcement.
Easement Funds for Carroll County
On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the Board of Public Works approved a request to provide $662.986.85 grant to The Land Preservation Trust from Rural Legacy Funds for the acquisition of 111.75-acre conservation easement in the Piney Run Rural Legacy Area. Acquisition of this conservation easement protects productive agricultural and forest lands as well as providing protection to 3,550 linear feet of forested stream along unnamed tributaries to Georges Run, which drains into the Prettyboy Reservoir.
Carroll County Commissioner, District 5 Town Hall Meetings Coming Up:
Commissioner Town Hall
Ed Rothstein, Carroll County Commissioner, District 5, will hold two Town Hall meetings on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at the South Carroll Senior Center. In order to accommodate more citizens, a daytime and an evening meeting are planned. Town Hall meetings provide a great opportunity for commissioners to brief citizens and for citizens to ask questions and share concerns, thoughts, and ideas. All are welcome.
Some topics to be discussed are zoning for residential properties and safety and security.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021,10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
South Carroll Senior Center
5928 Mineral Hill Road
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me anytime at [email protected]. My team and I will do our best to get back to you as quickly as possible.