December 2018

YOU'RE INVITED...
This community has been a long time coming, and this is a time to celebrate. 

Join us as we thank our community leaders for your support in helping to make K. Hovnanian's® Four Seasons at Kent Island become a reality. 

Celebrate the end of 2018 at the newly opened K. Hovnanian's Four Seasons at Kent Island.

Enjoy beer, wine, light fare and a chance to step inside our new model homes.

Learn more about upcoming amenities, including the waterfront clubhouse, pier, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, canoe and kayak launch, trails and more!

or by clicking the photo below




WHY HOGAN KEEPS WINNING IN DEEP-BLUE MD

Competence, tax reduction, and regulation reform are a winning agenda for him.
 
By Christopher B. Summers | November 7, 2018 | National Review
 
Not since Dwight Eisenhower roamed the White House had a Republican been reelected governor in Maryland - until this past Tuesday, when Governor Larry Hogan won decisively in one of America's bluest states. In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2 to 1, Hogan dispensed with the Democratic nominee, former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous. The unofficial tally so far is 56 to 43 percent.
 
Hogan, a former-real estate CEO, overcame much in his first four years in Annapolis: an aggressively liberal legislature, anti-Trump fervor among base Democrats, and historic riots in Baltimore - not to mention his own successful battle with late-stage cancer six months into the start of his first term.
 
How did he do it?
 
First, he spent his political capital on fights he could win. Democrats enjoyed veto-proof majorities in the state legislature, and myriad traps awaited him in the legislative process. He bypassed prolonged legislative battles and instead attacked the administrative state where it most grated on taxpayers. He lowered tolls at Maryland's Chesapeake Bay Bridge and cut fees on commuters' E-Z Pass devices, saving long-suffering commuters more than $1 billion.


MEMBER INPUT NEEDED!
BQA will be lining up the new commissioner's to come to our board meetings to discuss their vision for the next four years. What do you think should be on their "To Do" list?

Here are some ideas to get the list started:
  • Comp Plan - now is the time to start the process that must be completed by 2020.  BQA would like to see conflicts within the plan resolved, the confusing consultant fluff removed,  and the plan made so straightforward that any adult in QAC can read and understand the vision for our County.
  • Chester/Stevensville Growth Plan needs to be reconsidered as it has many problems
  • Needs to be a program that allows for the sale of excess sewer allocations. Also, a time limit on any project's ability to reserve capacity under APFO unless they can actually move forward.
  • Permitting process needs to be addressed as the timeframe to obtain simple permits has been brought up every year yet continues to be overly burdensome and therefore costly to the County.
We will let you know who we line up and when they will be there so you can add your ideas to the list!

BQA MEMBERSHIP, SUPPORT & SPONSORSHIP
WHY do you need to JOIN, SUPPORT, SPONSOR BQA?

BQA keeps you INFORMED on issues facing economic development, jobs and opportunities right here IN QAC, so the 86% of County residents who spend too much time commuting out of the County and across the bridge every day can actually "LIVE, WORK & PLAY" right here in QAC!! 

If you know a business that would be a great asset as a member, please contact administrator@businessqueenannes.com for a copy of the following application!


BUSINESS Queen Anne's


A Coalition for Economic Development and Responsible Government

The mission of BUSINESS Queen Anne's is to actively advocate sound economic growth; review all proposed state and local legislation and regulations; provide an objective assessment of proposed development in Queen Anne's County and its incorporated towns; endorse and support countywide growth that is well managed and consistent with adopted state and local planning and regulatory guidelines, comprehensive plans, and state and local initiatives; create positive and "business friendly" attitudes on the part of Queen Anne's County elected and appointed officials; and support business activity that promotes and encourages a vibrant economy, development of an adequate labor pool, a fiscally responsible and accountable county government, and a continued unique quality of life in Queen Anne's County.
   
You can find BQA on Facebook! Make sure to "Like" us! 

 
In This Issue
WHO DO YOU KNOW THAT SHOULD BE A MEMBER OF BQA?
What company or local business do you know that should be a BQA member? 

SIGN UP FOR CITIZEN'S ALERT
Have you signed up for the County's Citizen's Alert yet?

Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how.

Click on the logo below to sign up!

 
MEMBERS INVITED!

BUSINESS Queen Anne's would like to invite all members (and even member guests!) to attend our monthly board meetings typically held the last Wednesday of the month at Mear's Point Marina. (Please contact the office at administrator@businessqueenannes.com to verify)

Occasionally, we have County reps visit and give us updates. At the last board meeting it was decided that the next time we have speakers at the board meetings we will give our members ample notice in case they would like to attend...we want you to be in the know!

If you have a speaker that you would like to connect with and you think that Business Queen Anne's could help make that happen, please let us know.
 
MARK YOUR CALENDAR

County Commissioner's Meeting

Second and Fourth

Tuesday of the month!

Click here for published agendas!

107 N. Liberty Street
Centreville, MD 21617
  
Planning Commission Meetings
160 Coursevall Drive
Centreville, MD 21617
(Same link above takes you to agendas for the Planning Commission too.) 

Visit the County's New Website to sign up for notices!
  

Your BQA Board!
 
Steve Donovan, President
Title One & Associates, Inc.
410-758-1831
 
Nick Deoudes
Deoudes-Magafan Realty, Inc.
410-827-5441
 
Mike Dahle
MCDLLC
410-820-7288

Bob Wilson
Mears Point Marina
410-827-8888
 
Gary Hofmann
QAC Sheriff's Department
410-758-0770

George O'Donnell
410-490-7400 
Barry Waterman
Coldwell Banker Waterman Realty
410-643-5005
Sandra Early 
Administrator  
410-739-4716

 
 
BQA wants you to get involved!

 
We are the only organization to consistently and publicly support  property rights and beneficial development projects in Queen Anne's County! If the growth of our County interests you at any level, you should be a part of this prominent group!
 
Become a member! 
Join the board! 



BQA is looking to grow membership and our Executive elite board and we are in search of Woman Business owners in the County...are you the woman for the job?
 
We are also looking for members to sign up to attend Commissioner's Meetings and/or Planning Commission Meetings!

If you are interested, please contact Administrator, Sandra Early at


BUSINESS Queen Anne's c/o Sandra's Office Support | 405 Victoria Way | Stevensville | MD | 21666