Frederick County Commissioners Release 2014 Legislative Package

The Frederick Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) presented their 2014 legislative package to the Frederick County Delegation on November 21.  As reported by the Frederick News-Post, Commissioners are interested in legislation to do the following:

Exempt the county from a 2012 bill requiring 10 jurisdictions to set up a stormwater fee.

Allow Frederick County charitable organizations annually to hold up to four raffles with maximum prizes of more than $5,000.

Amend language in state law to reflect the county’s upcoming change from a commissioner to a charter form of government.

Allow a state property tax exemption for properties owned by a local land trust.

Permit the Frederick County government to pay employees using debit cards.

Tie the Frederick County sheriff’s pay to the highest salary given to a lieutenant colonel in the Maryland State Police, currently $135,745.

 Increase salaries in the Frederick County Orphans Court to $15,000 for judges and $16,500 for the chief judge.

Increase from 30 to 90 days the length of time used to define a transient stay in Frederick County.

The BOCC will hold a public hearing to discuss the legislative package at 10 am on Saturday, December 14, at Winchester Hall, 12 East Church Street, Frederick, MD.

More specific information on the legislative package can be found in the county’s press release.