July 2015

BQA SUPPORTS MEARS PROJECT



July 8, 2015

 

Queen Anne's County Commissioners

 

Gentlemen,

 

Business Queen Anne's enthusiastically endorses the proposed project at Mears Point.

 

This is a redevelopment project of a currently existing and ready for improvement area already used commercially.  We've seen and heard multiple presentations by both developer and engineer, and we are excited at the possibilities this offers for one of the most important revenue producing areas of QAC already, Kent Narrows.

 

The new design calls for four new apartment buildings which will bring by way of assessment an additional $25-$30 Million Dollars to the County's tax base. The marina and restaurant improvements will bring an additional $5 Million of assessed value to the County's tax revenue. 

 

In addition, the changes are also projected to bring an additional 19 jobs to the area and will spend approximately $500K in contractor services for maintenance. That does not include the impact on local subcontractors who will take advantage of this project during the construction phases.

 

The developer has met all County zoning requirements and will be even more of an asset to the County than it is now. We request you support this project in any way you can.

 

Respectfully,

Steve Donovan

Steve Donovan

President

 

 

WHEATLANDS UPDATE
In May, it was reported that there was a settlement agreement reached between the QA County Commissioners and the town of Queenstown and Waterman Family Limited Partnership on the Wheatlands development.

That statement was retracted quickly and it seems the Commissioners want additional limitations in their agreement. Waterman Family Limited Partnership filed suit and a trial date of July 21st has been set. 


This map shows the Wheatlands property located on the south side of Route 50. The buffer along the Wye River is shown in green, the yellow near the top shows a proposed road, and the red shows an area proposed for donation to the State Highway Administration for an overpass and connection to Sportsman's Neck Road. The proposed mixed-use development would take place in the large white area in the center. 

 

CLEAN CHESAPEAKE COALITION NEWS

From the Clean Chesapeake Coalition Website:

 

August 13, 2015 

 

Clean Chesapeake Coalition Meeting during MACo Summer Conference

 

When: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

 

Where: Roland Powell Convention Center | Ocean City, Maryland

 

Register for the Conference here! 



For more Clean Chesapeake Coalition News, 
click here!

  

NEW MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT LEVEL
Notice to all BQA Members and Prospects...

You will notice that there is a new level of membership entitled "Entrepreneurial/Micro-Business" level to the membership application at the rate of $135 for businesses employing 1 to 3 employees.

Membership Investment invoices will be going out to present members during the month of June. If this level applies to you, please adjust your renewal amount accordingly.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the Administrator, Sandra Early on her cell 410-739-4716 or by emailing admin@businessqueenannes.com

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 our Membership Chair, Jack Ashley at jackashley@mris.com

You can also 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.
  

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In This Issue

Your BQA Board!

 

Steve Donovan, President

Title One & Associates, Inc.

410-758-1831

smd@annapolis.net

 

Mareen Waterman, Vice President

Coldwell Banker Waterman Realty

410-643-5005

mareenwaterman@mris.com 

 

Nick Deoudes

Deoudes-Magafan Realty, Inc.

410-827-5441

ndeoudes@atlanticbb.net 

 

Mike Dahle

Bay Carpets Flooring America

410-820-7288

mdahle@baycarpets.com 

 

Tim Champion

Champion Improvements Inc.

410-643-4886

 improve@atlanticbb.net 

 

Bob Wilson

Mears Point Marina

410-827-8888

bobwilson@mearspoint.com 

 

Gary Hofmann

QAC Sheriff's Department

410-758-0770

sheriff@qac.org 

  

George O'Donnell

ASTECH SECURITY

410-490-7400 

george@astechsecurity.com 

 

Jack Ashley

410-310-0800

jackashley@mris.com

  

Sandra Early 

Administrator  

410-739-4716

sandra.early@verizon.net 

  

 

 

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!
  
QUEENSTOWN PREMIUM OUTLETS! 

 

Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week!
Sunday, August 9 through Saturday, August 15.

 

AAA Member Appreciation Day!
August 9, 2015
12:00 - 4 p.m.
AAA members are invited to enjoy a complimentary VIP coupon book and additional exclusive savings!

 
Armed Forces/Military Appreciation

Members of the military, veterans and their families can show their IDs at the on-site Information Center all year long to receive a free VIP Coupon Book. Plus, join the VIP Shopper Club for free access to exclusive online coupons. 


MEMBER ASSISTANCE NEEDED!

 

 

BQA is 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

administrator@businessqueenannes.com 

 

Click the logo above for the latest QAC Financial Status Update!! 

 

 

 

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