July 14, 2024

MetCom Internship Program Enjoys Success

MetCom Internship Program

Five interns have been spending their time outside of class getting real-world experience in the working world at the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission.

Chapter 113 Task Force Meetings Set

County Code Chapter 113

The task force charged with proposing amendments to St. Mary’s Code Chapter 113 has announced plans for several public meetings at the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission.

County Code Amendments to Be Discussed

County Code Chapter 113

Amendments to Chapter 113 of the Code of St. Mary’s County will be the topic of a public meeting Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

MetCom Task Force Seeks Volunteers

Fire Protection Rating

Two volunteers are being sought by the St. Mary’s County commissioners and the Metropolitan Commission to serve on a task force that will offer proposed amendments to the Code of St. Mary’s County Chapter 113: Sanitary Districts.

Marlay-Taylor Facility Is Open for Tours


Advanced Placement environment science students at Chopticon High School recently were able to tour the Marlay-Taylor Wastewater Reclamation Facility in St. Mary’s County, getting a detailed tour led by DuWayne Potter, the plant’s superintendent.

MetCom Preparing for Winter Storm

MetCom Preparing for Winter Storm

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for St. Mary’s County from 1 am through 7 pm Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. Snowfall of 3 to 6 inches is predicted with the highest totals expected for the southern portions of the county.

Erichsen Takes Job as MetCom Executive Director


George Erichsen, a longtime employee of St. Mary’s County government, will resign his position as Department of Public Works and Transportation director to accept the position of executive director with the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission. Mr. Erichsen was chosen for the position following a nationwide search.

Waterline Project Topic of MetCom Meeting

MetCom waterline

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission is gearing up for the proposed St. Clements Shores Water System Replacement Phase 1 Project No. 2101WR by scheduling a public meeting to notify and inform the community at 6:30 pm Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016. The meeting will be in MetCom’s main conference room at 23121 Camden Way in California, MD, and presenters will discuss replacement of the waterline system.

Neighborhoods Must Limit Water Use

water use

Two St. Mary’s County neighborhoods have been placed under Level I water restrictions by the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission and must limit their water use.

Grant Will Help Upgrade MetCom Facility


A $945,000 grant has been awarded to the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission to upgrade the methane co-generation system at the Marlay-Taylor Treatment Facility. The grant is from the Maryland Department of the Environment and will be used for engineering design, construction and start-up services related to the facility’s upgrade.