June 2015  

FOUR SEASONS UPDATE



Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently vacated a ruling by the Queen Anne's County Circuit Court and has instructed the court to send the issue back to the State's Board of Public Works.

At the heart of this particular proceeding was the fact that the BPW put K. Hovnanian's Wetlands Application on hold in 2013 so they could determine how to best protect the integrity of the administrative record after learning of a possible conflict of interest. K. Hovnanian asked the Circuit Court to order the BPW to vote prompty and the Circuit Court found in K. Hovnanian's favor in July of 2014 stating that they found no appearance of impropriety.

The BPW went to the Court of Special Appeals who has now ordered that ruling by the Circuit Court to be vacated, and for this issue to be remanded back to the Board of Public Works.

It is our sincerest hope that with a new Governor, the Wetlands permit will go back to the Board of Public Works in a timely manner and will receive approval!

CLEAN CHESAPEAKE COALITION NEWS

From the Clean Chesapeake Coalition Website:

 

June 24, 2015

 

MACo Symposium "Chesapeake Checkpoint: Where Are We With Water, Pollution, and Bay Cleanup Efforts?"   

 

When: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Where: Quiet Waters Park in Anne Arundel County

 

Register 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.
  

You can find BQA on Facebook! Make sure to "Like" us!

 

 

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  

410-643-6288  

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! 

July 4th Sidewalk Sale!
7/2-7/5
Don't miss the annual July 4th Sidewalk Sale!

 

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!

 

50 Plus Shopper Perks
Join us on Tuesdays for the 50 Plus Shopper Perks.


If you are at least 50 years of age you can take advantage of an added 10% savings on Tuesdays by simply presenting a photo identification with your proof of age to the cashier at participating stores. View a list of participating stores.

Stores for the 50 Plus Shopper Perks continue to grow, so please stop by the Information Center to view our most current list. 

 

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