June 2, 2023

Great Mills Trading Post Moves

After 53 years at the same location, Great Mills Trading Post has moved, across the road, to make space for the state to improve traffic flow along MD 5 between Great Mills Road and the Flat Iron/Indian Bridge intersection.

Southhampton Slated for New Roads, Water & Sewer

St. Mary’s County and the Metropolitan Commission will be displaying their plans Sept. 29, 2022, from 6 to 8 pm, for a revitalization project in Lexington Park’s Southhampton Neighborhood, across Rt 235 from Pax River. The project includes reconstruction of roads, sidewalks, driveway aprons, storm drainage system, new stormwater management facilities, and improvements to the public water and sewer systems.

Help to Connect to Sewer & Water Available


New funding programs assisting with connections to public sewer and water are now available through MetCom. Bay Fund Restoration funding through St. Mary’s Health Department is also available.

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.