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Local Legislative News - Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties


SMAR has been fielding a number of failed septic inspection questions in recent transactions in the community of the Highlands, directly outside of the town limits of Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County.

While local and state officials are aware of the situation, if you have come across an issue, please make sure this is documented by emailing the property address and any pertinent information regarding your client's septic inspection to Delegate Mark Fisher

As always, feel free to contact Theresa Kuhns at the office at 301-274-4406.


At the Charles County Board of County Commissioners public hearing held Tuesday evening (9/10), the Southern Maryland Association of Realtors presented a proposal for legislation which streamlines current eviction procedure in the county. Specific time appropriate notices to the tenant, a cost savings to the Sheriff in serving and a no dumping of possessions otherwise known as blight are some of the top changes in the proposed legislation. In addition to the Board of County Commissioners, the full Charles County State Delegation was also on hand to listen to 30 legislative proposals. Thank you to SMAR member Charity Rentzel of Advanced Residential Management for your presentation and volunteering your time.


The Charles County Commissioners invite the public to attend the September public meetings as scheduled below. The purpose of the meetings is to take questions from those in attendance and to discuss items of importance to the citizens and the community.  

Commissioner Gilbert “BJ” Bowling (District 1)
Sunday, Sept. 15 at 1 p.m.
Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department (17069 Cobb Island Rd, Cobb Island)  

Commissioner President Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq.
“Community Conversation with the Commissioner President”
Monday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.
Sheffield Neighborhood Center (12146 Pawtuckett Lane, Waldorf)

Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart, M. E. (District 3)
Monday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. 
Waldorf West Library (10405 O'Donnell Place, Waldorf)

Commissioner Thomasina O. Coates, M.S. (District 2)
Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
Billingsley Elementary School (10069 Billingsley Road, White Plains)

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