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1. How do I register for an activity?

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1. Who is the developer for the project?
2. What’s planned for the property?
3. Can you tell me what type of commercial development will take place – residential, restaurants, big box, medical, gas station, etc.?
4. How much square feet of development will fit there?
5. What is the economic impact of the project?
6. When will construction start and when will it finish?
7. Who are the principals of Generation Properties and Westmoreland Partners?
8. Who can I speak with about the project?
9. Why doesn’t the county develop the project on its own?
10. Why was this property sold?
11. Why wasn’t it advertised for sale?
12. How was the price determined?
13. When was the old Calvert middle school torn down?
14. What zoning changes are required?
15. Do you expect opposition to this development?
16. There’s already a lot of commercial development taking place in Prince Frederick; how will this project tie into or take away from that development?
17. How will this project be undertaken while the Prince Frederick Town Center Zoning Ordinance is still being developed?
18. How will this project affect traffic and transportation?
19. How will public transportation fit in with the bus transfer station?
20. Will the Armory Building be part of the project? If not, what will happen to that?
21. Why wasn’t an RFP required to solicit input from other developers?
22. What is an Exclusive Negotiating Rights Agreement?

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1. Can We Get Some Hand Sanitizer?
2. What is the Situation with Gym Fees?
3. Can We Obtain VPN?
4. Can We Decrease Staffing at the Animal Shelter to Avoid Exposure?
5. Will Hourly People be Paid if we Close County Government?
6. Can We Use Liberal Leave or Telework?
7. Are We Closing Buildings?
8. If an employee attends a crowded event, like an amusement park, shouldn’t they receive clearance from a doctor to return to work? Disney scares me because of the amount of people.
9. From what I am hearing, there are people packing the parks. Not sure if there is any truth to that since I have not witnessed first-hand. I wonder if we should think about closing them?
10. If the county government shuts down, will we continue to receive our healthcare benefits?
11. I have heard that staff are not allowed to telework unless they have a county laptop. Is this true? Can we work from home, if there is a county shutdown, if we have our own laptops?
12. Will those of us required to work be able to get tested so we know our coworkers are not infected?
13. What kind of testing is available for us in Calvert County? Do Calvert health system participants have test kits for those who want to be tested?
14. Are non-essential county employees going to be required to stay home? If so, we would like administrative leave if possible.
15. How would temporary employees like myself fare with a shut down?
16. What is the county’s standards for number of people gathering in one room? I work at highway maintenance and as you know there are 30 plus employees that could gather at one time.
17. What does the State of Emergency mean for citizens and employees on a functional level? Other than making the declaration, what can the county do once it is in place and how does it affect the public?
18. Why are some employees getting admin leave that isn’t available to us?
19. Are there options for people who can’t telecommute but have a parent with a compromised immune system or a pregnant wife? Most don’t want to burn through leave because they may need it in the future.
20. Why are we waiting for someone to get sick before we take measures to protect employees?
21. Why are departments like Economic Development restricting citizens from offices but others aren’t allowed to do the same? The mail room is located there so employees can see the note on the main door.
22. What departments are considered essential after the governor said non-essential is closed at 5?
23. Why aren’t there any Port-A-Johns at the County’s nature parks? Without them, visitors may take “nature breaks” that could cause environmental damage.
24. If an individual needs to be home to watch their child due to the school closures and has exhausted all of their available leave for use under the liberal leave policy, how is this to be handled?
25. Are county employees going to be refunded gym fees from their pay checks since it's not possible for it to be used? Every dollar is crucial to families during this difficult and uncertain times.
26. Will Dr. Polsky be following up with a visitor to our building who stated his wife and daughter just returned from Italy? The man stated he had no contact since her return, but who picked her up?
27. I am set up for telework and can do 100% of my job from home, however, my department is on a case-by-case basis for telework. I am VERY concerned about germs by going outside of my home.
28. Now that the governor has stated that all non-essential businesses close at 5 p.m. on March 23, what does that mean for non-essential employees who work within essential businesses?
29. Haven’t heard anything in a while about plans or precautions. When if at all will the county shut down?
30. A rumor is that staff are staying home on telework because their child is not at daycare and no one is available to watch them. This would appear to be a violation of the telework agreement.
31. Do you know when or if the County will be going to an “Essential Staff Only” situation? I feel like many of us are being unnecessarily exposed by continuing to come in and mixing with co-workers.
32. It appears the Health Department has not updated their website in a few days. They are reporting 2 cases and MD Department of Health is reporting 3 cases. Any idea?
33. Closing the buildings to the public after some time says a lot about how much you care for the safety of employees. Who is minding the store/phones while the big shots with laptops pretend to work?
34. What is the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?
35. I am 60 years or older and concerned about exposure to COVID-19.
36. I have a health condition (heart, lung disease, diabetes, etc.) that puts me at increased risk if I am exposed to COVID-19. Can I stay home?
37. I live with someone with an underlying health condition (heart, lung disease, diabetes, etc). Can I stay home?
38. I am sick but do not have any sick leave left; what should I do?
39. If I am diagnosed with COVID-19, when can I return to work?
40. What should I do if I am directed to self-quarantine?
41. My coworker was sent home sick, I am unsure of the diagnosis; what do I do?
42. What should I do if I am sick and not diagnosed with COVID-19, and when can I return to work?
43. I am on initial probation, what leave can I use during the COVID-19 emergency (liberal leave)?
44. Schools are closed and I need to take care of my children at home. What can I do?
45. Am I eligible for paid administrative leave if the County closes?
46. How will I know if I am an essential employee?
47. What about my payroll deductions for gym dues?
48. Will my benefits be affected if the county closes?
49. What if my performance evaluation is due during the COVID-19 State of Emergency?
50. Am I restricted from personal travel?
51. What should I do if I have been exposed to an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 while performing my job?

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1. Where can I find information about Calvert County closures?

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

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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?

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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?

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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. I need financing for my business expansion. Can the department help?
9. Who are Calvert County’s major employers?
10. How can I obtain demographic information for Calvert County?
11. What is a Calvert County Commerce Zone?
12. Is the tax credit program a “giveaway?”
13. Why is a Commerce Zone needed?
14. Can the Board of County Commissioners identify Commerce Zone locations without public input?
15. Does the Commerce Zone apply to Prince Frederick?
16. What other incentives are available to business?
17. What is a Federal Opportunity Zone?

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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?

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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?

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

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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?

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1. How do I register for an activity?
2. How do I reserve a field or picnic pavilion?
3. Do county parks have bins for recycling?

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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 offline and online bidding?

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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?

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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?

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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?