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With a profound sense of loss, the League of Women Voters of Calvert County announces the death of our Co-President Annette J. Funn, 74, on July 30, 2016, after a two-month battle with cancer. 

We ask everyone to keep her husband, Malcolm, and their son Kelby, in your thoughts and prayers. 

Annetteā€™s final arrangements are Monday, August 8, and the following link describes the arrangements: http://www.sewellfuneralhome.com/obituaries/ANNETTE-J-FUNN?obId=1016897#/obituaryInfo

In lieu of flowers, the family asks people to please contribute to The Gideons International, one of the many organizations Annette belonged to.  The Gideons place bibles in hotels, medical offices, hospitals and perform college distributions and daily share God's Word.

John Perryman
Co-President


Free Mindful Meditation Event
August 21, 2016

Speaker: Chip Guffey, Meditation Program Director
Evolve Yoga & Wellness Studio
When:  Sunday, August 21st, 2-4 p.m.
Where:  Harriett Elizabeth Brown Community Center
901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, Md.
Register at: http://www.lwvcalvert.org/event-2288791  or mail check to PO Box 1510, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Cost: FREE TO MEMBERS!  Registration Required.
More Information: Download the event flyer. Contact Roberta Safer at robertasafer@comcast.net; or Krista Boughey at ksboughey@gmail.com or call 410-586-2176

Read a New York Times article that states that a weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems.

Introductory Meetings Kick Off County Comprehensive Plan Update Process 

The Calvert County Department of Community Planning and Building is hosting informational meetings to introduce the two-year process of updating the county's Comprehensive Plan and rewriting the Zoning Ordinance.  Please plan to attend one of the four meetings scheduled.  Click here for more details.

Prince Frederick Town Center Development

On July 26, 2016 the Board of County Commissioners approved Text Amendment 15-08a, which pertains to the New Town District (former middle school site and proposed Armory Square development).  The changes will allow:

  • an increased density from 14 to 24 units per acres;
  • an increase in the maximum height of buildings from 50' to 60';
  • a reduction of setbacks along all arterial roadway rights-of-way to the lesser of either 10 feet from the property line or 25' from the nearest travel-lane; and
  • increase the allowable square footage of big boxes to 150,000 square feet plus up to 45,000 square feet of outdoor sales area. 

Immediately after approving these changes, a presentation was made to the County Commissioners by the Peterson Group, a nationwide development company who is in negotiations with the County and Bargo, LLC (owners of the Armory Square property) to enter into a Development Agreement to develop the properties.

According to the County Attorney's memo attached to the agenda, the next steps will be to: (1) order additional appraisals of the County-owned properties; (2) meet with Bargo and The Peterson Companies to discuss a Development Agreement that identifies compensation for the County-owned properties and addresses benefits for the community consistent with the 2013 Charrette and horizontal integration of retail and residential uses, public amenities and green spaces within a walkable development. 

Click here to view the video of the meeting. To view the agenda and attachments, click here.

The League...Live! Vice President Roberta Safer talks about the League on Comcast. Click here to view. 

Transparency of County Governance The League of Women Voters of Calvert County (LWVCC) has issued a report that assesses the effectiveness of the Calvert County government in engaging its citizens in important county decisions.Click here to access the report.

Observer Corps The Board of County Commissioners Observer Team is actively seeking volunteers.  The team is also soliciting ideas for guest speakers for 2016.  To suggest a speaker or find out  more about volunteering, please contact Sharron Bickel, 610-410-5840 or granbickel@verizon.net.  

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13 Sep 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Calvert Library, Prince Frederick
15 Sep 2016 (EDT) • UMD Law School, Baltimore Campus
16 Sep 2016 (EDT) • Deadline

League of Women Voters of Calvert County, Maryland

Box 1510 | Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Phone: 410-586-2176 FAX: 301-812-1181
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