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Aquatics

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1. How do I register for an activity?

Comcast Franchise Agreement

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1. How will the new franchise agreement address unserved areas in the county?
2. What percentage of the county does not have access to cable?
3. Why is Comcast the only cable provider in the county? What about competition?
4. Are cable rates a part of the franchise agreement?
5. How will the new franchise agreement be enforced?
6. Can cable companies be removed from providing service if they do not perform as expected?
7. Is a special tax district a solution to financing service extension to unserved areas?
8. Why does the current franchise agreement cover a 15-year term?

Comprehensive Plan Update

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1. What is a Comprehensive Plan?
2. What is a Zoning Ordinance?
3. Who is involved in updating the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan?
4. What does a Comprehensive Plan do?
5. Why is a Comprehensive Plan needed?
6. Why are we updating ours now?
7. How does the Zoning Ordinance relate to the Comprehensive Plan?
8. What is the timeline?
9. How will the public be involved?
10. What is Calvert County's history with Comprehensive Plans?
11. Whom should I contact for more information?
12. Does the Comprehensive Plan draft call for expanded town centers? Why?
13. Is the Prince Frederick Town Center to be significantly expanded? Why?
14. Is it true that traffic in Prince Frederick is projected to reach 83,500 trips per day by 2030?
15. Is it true the draft Comprehensive Plan ignores Maryland Department of Transportation studies predicting future transportation impacts in Prince Frederick even before its proposed expansion?
16. Shouldn’t studies be conducted on local traffic before any town centers are expanded?
17. Why does the draft Comprehensive Plan designate Dunkirk as a “major town center?”
18. If land preservation is a goal of the Comprehensive Plan, why has there been a moratorium on Agricultural Preservation Districts since 2013?
19. Why has land preservation slowed in Calvert County?
20. Is it true the draft Comprehensive Plan has no recommendations to improve the county’s effort to preserve 40,000 acres of farm and forest land?
21. Is it true the Board of County Commissioners members seized the Comprehensive Plan process from the Calvert County Planning Commission by hiring a consultant of their choice?
22. Is it true the Board of County Commissioners rushed through the Comprehensive Plan process two years prior to the 10-year review deadline?
23. Did the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) stop the 1989 Prince Frederick Master Plan Update Prior to the Election of 2014?
24. Did the BOCC adopt piecemeal changes, disregarding the Prince Frederick Master Plan?
25. Did the BOCC change requirements for developers when building apartments/townhomes in town centers?
26. In Prince Frederick, did the BOCC reduce setbacks, increase the number of dwellings allowed per acre (14 to 24), increase big box store size and increase building height to 6 stories?
27. Did the BOCC adopt regulations allowing big box and restaurants to have signs taller than local businesses?
28. Did the BOCC attempt to eliminate Architectural Review Committees (ARCs) and weaken regulations to favor chains and weaken ARC authority?
29. Did the BOCC gut sign regulations and weaken regulations to allow sign proliferation?
30. Did the BOCC remove architectural standards for signs?
31. Did the Board of County Commissioners adopt term limits for the Planning Commission and other boards?
32. Did Board of County Commissioners members exempt themselves from term limits?

County Maps

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1. What is GIS
2. When I open the map, I see the header and zoom bar, but no map.
3. Sometimes the map is slow. Can I do anything about it?
4. I'm turning on and off the 2011 aerial but nothing is happening. Why?
5. Why doesn't anything happen when I turn on a layer listed under Map Layers?
6. Why can't I find a street?
7. Why can't I find my address?
8. Why in the map is the address on my house different from the one listed on my tax record?
9. How accurate are the property lines?
10. Information on my tax record is incorrect. Can you fix it?
11. My property lines and address appear in the base map, but my house does not.
12. Is the aerial photography real time?
13. What is Bird Eye View?
14. Is it possible to print a scaled map?
15. Is it possible to download the data in this map in a GIS or CAD format?

Economic Development

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1. How can my business become a vendor for Calvert County Government?
2. How do I apply for a business license?
3. How do I find commercial property available for sale or lease?
4. How do I apply for a liquor license?
5. What types of business assistance is available to new and existing businesses?
6. I am interested in holding a ribbon cutting for my business. How can the Department of Economic Development help?
7. How can I be added to your distribution list?
8. How do I find a listing of other businesses in the county?
9. I need financing for my business expansion. Can the department help?
10. Who are Calvert County’s major employers?
11. How can I obtain demographic information for Calvert County?
12. What is a Calvert County Commerce Zone?
13. Is the tax credit program a “giveaway?”
14. Why is a Commerce Zone needed?
15. Can the Board of County Commissioners identify Commerce Zone locations without public input?
16. Does the Commerce Zone apply to Prince Frederick?
17. What other incentives are available to business?
18. What is a Federal Opportunity Zone?

Election Board

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. Do I have to register to vote before each election?
3. What is the last day to register to vote or make any changes to my registration?
4. How can I verify if I'm already registered?
5. If I register to vote, won't I get called for jury duty?
6. Where is my polling place?
7. Where do I vote during Early Voting?
8. Can I vote at any polling place in the county?
9. What are the voting hours on Election Day?
10. Do I have to show identification when I vote?
11. In a Primary Election, may I change my party affiliation on Election Day to vote a different party ballot?
12. What will the ballot look like?
13. Can I wear a campaign button or T-shirt into my polling place when I go to vote?
14. May I pick up an absentee ballot for my spouse or child?
15. Are absentee ballots only counted if the votes are close?
16. How do I complain about a candidate's campaign sign(s)?
17. Who are the Elected Officials in Calvert County?
18. How do I become an election judge?
19. How do I report Voter Fraud?

Human Resources

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1. How do I apply for a position with the county?
2. How may I contact the Department of Human Resources?
3. How can I find out about available positions?
4. When and how are applications accepted?
5. How will you decide what to pay the candidate selected?
6. Is testing required?
7. What should I know before completing an application?
8. How will you evaluate my application?
9. How will you decide who to hire?
10. How will I be notified regarding the status of a position?
11. May I contact the Board of County Commissioners regarding employment?
12. What should I do if my contact information changes?
13. What should I do the first time I use the online application system (CORE)?
14. What should I do if I want to apply for another position with Calvert County and have already used CORE?
15. Is Calvert County Government an Equal Opportunity Employer?

Main

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1. Where can I find the answers to my frequently asked questions?

OOA

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1. What is a senior center?
2. What senior housing is available in Calvert County?
3. When does Social Security come to Calvert Pines Senior Center?
4. Where can I find programming and support for a senior with developmental disabilities who is able to function relatively independently in a senior center?
5. What legal services are available to seniors?
6. What is the Accessible Homes for Seniors Special Loan program?
7. What is the Medicare Prescription Drug Program or Medicare Part D?

Parks and Recreation

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1. How do I register for an activity?
2. How do I reserve a field or picnic pavilion?

Procurement Office

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1. How can I find out what goods/services are currently being solicited by Calvert County Government?
2. Are there additional business related services offered by the county to assist my business?
3. How can my company obtain Calvert County Government’s current bids?
4. How can my company obtain a bid package?
5. Does Calvert County charge a fee for their bid packages?
6. Can I just stop by and introduce my company and myself to someone in the Procurement Office or do you take appointments?
7. What is the difference between online and offline bidding?

Proposed Calvert Shores Municipality

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1. If the new municipality passes, will residents still pay dues to the Property Owners Association Chesapeake Ranch Estates?
2. Why didn’t the organizing committee include the T-1 area in the municipality limits?
3. Will the beaches be open to public?
4. If the new municipality passes will we fund a new fire department?
5. If the new municipality passes, will Calvert Shores hire new deputies?
6. If the new municipality passes, who will run Calvert Shores and how much will staff be paid?
7. If the new municipality passes, what powers will the mayor and council have?
8. If the new municipality passes, what benefit is there to business?
9. If the new municipality passes, what is the plan for Chesapeake Hills Golf Course?
10. When will the administrator’s salary be set?
11. Did Calvert Shores budget for legal costs/fees and what is the budget?
12. Is the county responsible for inspections and permits?
13. Is the county responsible for code enforcement?
14. Will Calvert Shores make a donation to the local volunteer fire department like Chesapeake & North Beach?

Public Safety - Fire, Rescue and EMS

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1. What is the Maryland Smoke Alarm Law?
2. When can I burn leaves and debris at my residence?
3. What is the Fire Rescue Commission and How is it Associated with the Calvert County Government?

Tax Sale Information

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1. I am the successful bidder in the tax sale. What do I do now?
2. How long do I have to wait before I can start foreclosure action?
3. How long does the property owner have to redeem the property I purchased?
4. What am I reimbursed for if I am the successful bidder and the property is redeemed?
5. What happens if I do not foreclose on the property?
6. What type of payment is accepted?
7. When do I pay my bid price?

VINE Call Center

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1. What is VINE?
2. When was VINE developed?
3. How does VINE work?
4. Does the VINE Program monitor all inmates?
5. Who can use the VINE Service?
6. How will the citizens of our community learn about the VINE service?
7. What should I tell victims about VINE?
8. What if the inmate is released outside of regular business hours, for example midnight on a Sunday?
9. What if the inmate is transferred out of the custody of a participating institution but is still incarcerated?
10. What if I need help?

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