Board took a commercial building off the tax rolls to provide offices for a half dozen detectives
WHERE DID THE PLANS COME FROM FOR A NEW $26 MILLION SHERIFF’S PALACE?
From the all-Republican Board of Commissioners that approved the spread of bureaucrats and adding to the debt of the taxpayers of St. Mary’s County.
To: Commissioners of St. Mary’s County
Fr: Rebecca Bolton Bridgett, Ed.D., County Administrator
Date: July 28, 2020
Re: SMCG Space Needs Plan Update
A report of the Space Needs Task Force was completed in 1994, and research summaries in 1993, which included 10 and 20-year space needs analyses that included space needs projections for SMCG thru 2013. In 2014 space needs analysis was conducted for the library, jail, Sheriff, A&HS; R&P, and Health Department. The CSMC approved a Sheriff’s Headquarters and evidence storage CIP phase-in project in CIP.
NO CITIZENS WERE PART OF THE SPACE NEEDS STUDY – JUST BUREAUCRATS
A Space Needs Group was formed consisting of representatives from Alcohol Beverage Board, A&HS; Elections Board; R&P; LUGM; Treasurer; IT; DPW&T; and Sheriff’s Office. The Space Needs Group met in Winter 2018 and presented to the CSMC Jan 15 & 29th, 2019, for review. A conference call was held with representatives of the Sheriff’s Office, and Board of Elections. Alcohol Beverage Board, DPWT, Information Technology, A&HS, HR, and Finance in July 2020 to update the information.
The SMCG Space Needs are constantly under review to meet the needs of the staff and the community.
Approve the relocation of offices described in the Space Needs Plan
Motion & Voting
“I move to approve the SMCG Space Needs Plan as presented.”
Motion by Commissioner Michael L Hewitt, second by Commissioner Eric Colvin.
Final Resolution: Motion Carries
Yea: Commissioner President James R Guy, Commissioner Eric Colvin, Commissioner Michael L Hewitt, Commissioner Todd B Morgan, Commissioner John E O’Connor