Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) Meeting Update
The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12 at 10 a.m. You can watch board meetings live on the Meetings on Demand page or on Comcast Channel 6/1070 HD.
In case you missed the most recent BOCC meeting, we encourage you to watch the video or review the minutes below.
Watch: January 5 meeting
The Calvert County Public Schools, Department of Child Nutrition, recently announced the expansion of the Grab ‘n Go meal distribution program. Grab ‘n Go meal kits will now provide seven days of breakfast and lunch meals.
Free kits are available to all students ages 2-18. Families wishing to pick up meals without their children present must pre-register by calling the Child Nutrition Office at 443-550-8680. Once registered, parents and guardians may pick up meals without their children.
GRAB ‘N GO MEAL LOCATIONS
Windy Hill Middle School
Calvert High School
Southern Middle School
Patuxent High School
Huntingtown High School
10 a.m. to noon on Fridays (CORRECT PICKUP TIME IS 11 am – 12pm)
Boardwalk at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Temporarily Closed
The Department of Parks and Recreation, Natural Resources Division, advises residents and visitors that the boardwalk at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp will be temporarily closed for reconstruction starting this week. Construction is expected to take two months.
Trails leading to the meadow will be open during this time, however the Nature Center remains closed to the public.
Safe Nights provides winter protection for Calvert County’s homeless population by offering shelter in a clean and safe environment. The host shelter provides a warm bed and breakfast, a bag of lunch and dinner. Shelter hours are from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., seven days a week until Feb. 28. A one-time, in-person registration is required each season and walk-ins will not be accepted. Call Safe Nights of Calvert County at 443-486-8670 for more information.
The Calvert Marine Museum Sea Squirts program invites children 18 months to 3 years, with an adult, to discover the museum together through music, stories and special activities. Join us for story time and a carryout craft, available while supplies last. Sessions last 20 minutes and capacity is currently limited to 12 people per session. This month’s theme is Wacky Weather! The program is now offered at various times throughout the day in order to accommodate guests during all sessions. Click below to learn more!
Visit the Calvert Marine Museum Event Page
Are you looking forward to the 2021 gardening season? Join the fun collecting seeds for this year’s garden with this special Master Gardener program through the University of Maryland Extension. Registration will take place through the Calvert Library Virtual Branch.
This year’s event relies heavily on digital sources and requires all households to place their seed requests online. Registration for seeds must be completed by Jan. 13, 2021 and there is a limit of 15 seed packets per household. To learn more or begin the swap process, use the link below.
Register for the Seed Swap
Looking for a new job that will help your local community? Calvert County is recruiting 911 dispatchers! Often described as the primary lifeline in the event of an emergency, Calvert County emergency telecommunicators coordinate with Calvert County police, fire, rescue and EMS and quickly guide first responders.
Calvert County Government is looking for people who can multitask and are calm under pressure to join the dispatch team. Our first responders say it’s the perfect job for anyone who wants a career helping others. Dispatchers are the first responders people don’t see. They answer 911 calls and tell police officers, firefighters and medics where emergencies are around the county.
Learn More and Apply for the Position
Calvert County residents can still take their live Christmas trees, wreaths and garland to a county convenience center location for recycling at no charge until Jan. 31, 2021. Beginning Feb. 1, residents looking to recycle their trees must take them directly to the Appeal Landfill where standard yard waste fees will apply.
Here’s what can be recycled:
- Christmas trees
- Wreaths and garland
- Wrapping paper
- Cardboard boxes
- Holiday cards
All decorations, including support frames, lights and metal stands must be removed. Please ensure cardboard boxes are flattened and all packing materials, ribbons and Styrofoam are removed before disposal.
Residents are required to wear face masks and practice safe social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Locations of the six convenience centers and their hours are listed on the county website. For more information, call 410-326-0210.
Calvert County Government continues to share the latest updates surrounding our county’s response to COVID-19 including any precautionary measures, guidance and closures through a virtual resource center. You can also receive updates on the county’s Facebook page and Comcast Channel 6/1070 HD.
Visit the Calvert County Government website for past editions of Calvert Currents.
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