Pending Legislation

​Notice of Public Hearing


The County Commissioners of Caroline County, Maryland will hold public hearings on the below Legislative Bill Tuesday, August 27, 2019, beginning at 6:15 PM in the County Commissioners Hearing Room #106, Courthouse, 109 Market Street, Denton, Maryland.

Legislative Bill #2019-3, General Obligation Bond, Bond Anticipation Note and Refunding Bond Authorization - Greensboro Elementary School Replacement, Detention Center Renovation and Improvements, and Hot Mix Asphalt Projects: An Act authorizing general obligation indebtedness to finance, reimburse or refinance costs of the projects generally referred to as Greensboro Elementary School Replacement, Detention Center Renovation and Improvements, Hot Mix Asphalt and related costs; For the purpose of authorizing and empowering County Commissioners of Caroline County (the “County”) to issue and sell from time to time, upon its full faith and credit, one or more series of (1)(A) general obligation bonds and (B) general obligation bond anticipation notes, each in an original aggregate principal amount not exceeding $23,000,000.00, and (2) general obligation refunding bonds, subject to the limitations set forth herein, for the public purpose of financing, reimbursing or refinancing costs of certain projects generally referred to by the County as Greensboro Elementary School Replacement, Detention Center Renovation and Improvements, and Hot Mix Asphalt, together with related costs; authorizing and empowering the County, by adoption of a resolution or resolutions prior to the issuance of any such bonds, bond anticipation notes or refunding bonds (collectively, the “obligations”), to approve, determine or provide for certain details relating to such obligations; making certain representations with respect to any such obligations issued on a tax-exempt basis; pledging the County’s full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power to payment of the obligations and providing that any such obligations may be payable from other sources available for such purposes; authorizing the consolidation of any of the obligations with other debt instruments of the County; authorizing County officials and employees to take certain actions in connection with the obligations; providing that this title is a fair summary of this bill for all purposes; providing that the provisions of this public local law shall be liberally construed; and relating generally to the issuance, sale and delivery of the obligations.


Legislative Bill #2019-4, General Obligation Refunding Bond Authorization for Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement No. 23848: An Act authorizing general obligation refunding indebtedness relating to Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement No. 23848; For the purpose of authorizing and empowering County Commissioners of Caroline County (the “County”) to issue and sell from time to time, upon its full faith and credit, its general obligation bonds in one or more series in an original aggregate principal amount not exceeding $3,000,000.00 (the “original refunding bonds”) for the public purpose of refunding or advance refunding all or a portion of the outstanding and unpaid Equipment Lease-Purchase Agreement No. 23848, paying costs of issuance and/or paying funded interest; authorizing and empowering the County to issue and sell from time to time, upon its full faith and credit, its general obligation bonds in one or more series for the public purpose of refunding or advance refunding all or a portion of the outstanding and unpaid original refunding bonds issued pursuant to the authority of this public local law (the “subsequent refunding bonds” and, collectively with the original refunding bonds, the “refunding bonds”), paying costs of issuance and/or paying funded interest, provided that, the original aggregate principal amount of any such issue of subsequent refunding bonds shall not exceed 130% of the aggregate principal amount of the original refunding bonds refunded therefrom; authorizing and empowering the County, by adoption of a resolution or resolutions, to approve, determine or provide for certain details relating to the refunding bonds; making certain representations with respect to any such refunding bonds issued on a tax-exempt basis; pledging the County’s full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power to the payment of the refunding bonds and providing that any such obligations may be payable from other sources available for such purposes; authorizing the consolidation of any of the refunding bonds with other obligations of the County; authorizing County officials and employees to take certain actions in connection with the refunding bonds; providing that this title is a fair summary of this bill for all purposes; providing that the provisions of this public local law shall be liberally construed; and relating generally to the issuance, sale and delivery of the refunding bonds.


All interested persons are encouraged to attend the hearing.  Questions and comments will be solicited at that time.  Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing to the County Commissioners Office, Courthouse, 109 Market Street, Room 123, Denton, Maryland 21629 or via this form.  The Bill is posted on the County website and is available in the Courthouse.  For further information, call the the Commissioners Office at 410.479.0660, or via the Maryland Relay Service for persons with a hearing or speech disability at 7-1-1.  Persons with a disability needing reasonable accommodation to attend should notify the County Commissioners Office three days prior to the hearing.