Pending Legislation

​Notice of Public Hearing


​Legislative Bill #2020-3, Chapter 33 - Code of Ethics - Required Changes



The County Commissioners of Caroline County, Maryland will hold a public hearing on the below Legislative Bill on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:30 AM at the County Commissioners Hearing Room #106, Courthouse, 109 Market Street, Denton, Maryland.  Due to COVID-19 precautions, public attendance at the hearing is not permitted and only written testimony will be accepted. Residents are invited to observe the hearing via Zoom Conference. The Hearing will be held open for additional written comment until January 12, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

Legislative Bill #2020-3, Chapter 33 – Code of Ethics – Required Changes: An Act concerning the Caroline County Code of Ethics; For the purpose of amending the Code of Public Local Laws of Caroline County, Maryland to codify changes required by State law regarding post-employment restrictions for lobbyists, financial disclosures, and the use of prestige of office; By adding a new § 33-5.B.(3) and §§ 33-8.D. – 33-8.F. to Article III, Prohibited Conduct and Interests; and By repealing and reenacting with amendments  § 33-14.A.(3) and § 33-16.E. of Article IV, Disclosure Statements.

Hearing to be held via Zoom Conferencing. Only written testimony will be accepted.  To submit, email info@carolinemd.org;  visit http://bit.ly/ccmdtestimony, or mail to 109 Market Street, Room 123, Denton, MD 21629. To participate in the hearing join online at https://zoom.us/j/300062187 or by phone toll free at (888) 475-4499. Webinar ID: 300 062 187.

The legislation is posted on the County website at http://bit.ly/CClegislation and is available in the Courthouse.  For further information, call the Commissioners Office at (410) 479-0660, or via the Maryland Relay Service for persons with a hearing or speech disability at 7-1-1.  Persons with a disability needing reasonable accommodation to participate should notify the County Commissioners Office three days prior to the hearing.    

CDBG Grant Application - New Construction of Greensboro Judy Center

The County Commissioners of Caroline County will conduct a Public Hearing to obtain the views of citizens on community, economic development, and housing needs to be considered for submission of an application to the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Citizens will have the opportunity to discuss proposed projects and to provide input on other needs to be considered. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2020, beginning at 10:30 AM via virtual hearing. To view a copy of the County’s proposed CDBG Application for the Greensboro Judy Center, visit http://bit.ly/CClegislation or call (410) 479-4118 to make an appointment to view a hardcopy.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, public attendance at the hearing is not permitted and only written testimony will be accepted. Residents are invited to observe the hearing via Zoom Conference. The Hearing will be held open for additional written comment until January 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM.

Hearing to be held via Zoom Conferencing. Only written testimony will be accepted.  To submit, email info@carolinemd.org;  visit http://bit.ly/ccmdtestimony, or mail to 109 Market Street, Room 123, Denton, MD 21629. To participate in the hearing join online at https://zoom.us/j/300062187 or by phone toll free at (888) 475-4499. Webinar ID: 300 062 187.

Citizens will be furnished with information including but not limited to:

  • the amount of CDBG funds available for State Fiscal Year 2021;
  • the range of activities that may be undertaken with CDBG funds; and
  • the proposed project under consideration by Caroline County.

The Maryland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded program designed to assist governments with activities directed toward neighborhood and housing revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services. It is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Maryland CDBG Program reflects the State's economic and community development priorities and provides public funds for activities which meet one of the following national objectives, in accordance with the federal Housing Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, that:

  1. benefit to low and moderate income persons and households;
  2. aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
  3. meet other community development needs of an urgent nature, or that are an immediate threat to community health and welfare.

Efforts will be made to accommodate the disabled and non-English speaking residents with three days advance notice to the Commissioners Office at 410.479.0660, or via the Maryland Relay Service for persons with a hearing or speech disability at 7-1-1. 

Larry C. Porter, President