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Boards and Committees

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Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
Purpose: To provide impartial oversight of public guardianship cases to ensure that wards receive the services and treatment appropriate to their disabilities. For further information please contact the Department of Social Services, (410) 770-4848.

Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board
Purpose: To assist the County in providing for the preservation of agricultural lands through the voluntary establishment of Agricultural Preservation Districts and for the voluntary sale of development rights easements on eligible agricultural lands within Talbot County.  To provide for the protection of normal agricultural activities within established Agricultural Preservation Districts. For information, please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, (410) 770-8030.

Agricultural Resolution Board
Purpose: To resolve disputes concerning alleged agricultural nuisances. For information, please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, (410) 770-8030.

Airport Board
Purpose: To make recommendations to and advise the Airport Manager and the County Council relating to policies, planning, development, operation, management, fees, budgeting, staffing and maintenance of the Easton Airport with the goal of having the Airport operate as a self-supporting enterprise. For information, please contact the Easton Airport, (410) 770-8055.

Animal Control Board
Purpose: To make advisory recommendations to the County Council concerning animal control legislation, regulations, fees, and fines, and to make decisions regarding vicious animals, complaints, and administrative appeals. For information, please contact the County Attorney's Office, (410) 770-8092.

Blue Ribbon Commission Oversight Committee
Purpose:  To utilize the Blue Ribbon Commission Report as a strategic plan of action and monitor the progress and results of the interventions recommended in the Commission's Report.

Board of Appeals
Purpose: To hear and decide matters including, but not limited to, zoning matters, exclusive of rezoning, appeals from orders relating to licensing and permits, appeals from orders relating to building, subdivision, plumbing and electrical statutes or codes and appeals from executive, administrative or adjudicatory orders. For information, please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, (410) 770-8040.

Board of Electrical Examiners
Purpose: To review and issue registrations and permits for any person or business engaged in electrical wiring.   To approve and license electrical inspection agencies.   To conduct written examinations to determine qualifications of applicants.   To establish a schedule of fees for all electrical licenses or permits, subject to the approval of the County Council. For information, please contact the Department of Permits and Inspections, (410) 770-6840.

Census 2010 Complete Count Committee (Inactive)
Purpose:   To increase awareness of the Census in various communities.

Citizen Review Panel (Inactive)
Purpose: To assist the State Citizen Review Board and the State Council on Child Abuse and Neglect as mandated. For information, please contact the Department of Social Services, (410) 770-4848.

Commission on Aging  
Purpose: To advocate for the senior citizens of Talbot County, Maryland; to provide information, guidance, advice and recommendations to the County Council pertaining to senior citizens; to obtain, develop and provide information concerning programs, available funds, and other resources at the local, state, and federal level regarding the concerns and needs of senior citizens; to plan, initiate, and implement projects or activities for the benefit of senior citizens as authorized by any applicable budget; to provide general oversight and review of the operations of the Talbot County Commission on the Aging; generally, to do all things necessary or proper to promote the interests, well-being, and quality of life for senior citizens in Talbot County.   For information about the commission please contact the County Manager's Office, (410) 770-8010.  For links to senior services in Talbot County, click hereMinutes Agendas

disAbility Coalition Partners
Purpose:   To improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, mental and developmental disabilities by promoting acceptance and improving resources and services.   For more information contact www.mhamdes.org/programs/disabililtycoalition  or (410)822-0444.

Economic Development Commission

Purpose: To advise the County Council concerning the manner in which County economic development goals and objectives may be best achieved and to assist the County Council in determining which projects or programs may be appropriate to achieve the goals and objectives.
For information, please contact the Office of Economic Development, (410) 770-8058.

Emergency Services Advisory Board (formerly Emergency Medical Services Management Advisory Board)
Purpose: To make recommendations and advise the County Council regarding issues affecting emergency services.   The Board will encourage development of cooperative programs among the various municipalities, organizations, and providers of emergency services throughout the County including volunteer fire companies, ambulance services, medical services, disaster relief organizations and others; and federal, state, and local agencies, boards, departments and commissions. For information, please contact the County Manager's Office, (410) 770-8010.

Ethics Commission
Purpose: To devise, receive and maintain all forms generated by this Title.  To provide published advisory opinions to persons subject to the Title as to the applicability of the provisions of this Title to them.  To process and make determinations as to complaints filed by any person alleging violations of this Title.  To conduct a public information program regarding the purposes and application of this Title. For information, please contact the County Manager's Office, (410) 770-8010.

Golf Board
Purpose: To advise the Director of Golf Operations and the County Council relating to policies, planning, development, operation, management, fees, budgeting, staffing and maintenance of the Hog Neck Golf Course and all other County-operated golf programs collectively as a self-supporting enterprise. For information, please contact the Hog Neck Golf Course, (410) 822-6079.

Historic Preservation Commission
Purpose: To safeguard the heritage of the County by recommending preservation of districts which reflect the County's cultural, social, economic, political or architectural history.   To seek to stabilize and improve property values within historic districts, to foster civic beauty and to promote the use and preservation of historic districts for the education, welfare and pleasure of the residents of the County.
For information, please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, (410) 770-8030.

Housing Advisory Board
Purpose: To assist the County in designing and implementing programs to eliminate substandard housing and to improve the availability of affordable housing. For information, please contact the Housing Office, (410) 770-6821.

Local Emergency Planning Committee
Purpose: To develop an emergency response plan and review the plan annually.   To receive notification of releases of listed hazardous substances that exceed the reportable quantities for those substances, and to develop procedures to obtain submissions from covered facilities from the central repository when necessary.   To develop procedures to provide public access to the submitted data.
For information, please contact the Emergency Management Agency, (410) 770-8160.

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Purpose: To make recommendations to the County Council relating to plans and policies for public recreation, the organization of recreational councils, the establishment of recreational programs and plans for the acquisition of land for public recreation and open space. For information, please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation, (410) 770-8050.

Planning and Zoning Commission
Purpose: To make advisory recommendations to the County Planning Officer and the County Council relating to the Comprehensive Plan, the zoning maps, rules and regulations relating to zoning, and other matters referred to the County Council. To download a copy of the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda click here. For information, please contact the Department of Planning and Zoning, (410) 770-8030.

Public Works Advisory Board
Purpose: To make recommendations to the Council relating to plans and policies on matters under the jurisdiction of the Department of Public Works. To download a copy of the Public Works Advisory Board agenda click here. For information, please contact Public Works, (410) 770-8170.

Short-Term Rental Review Board
Purpose:  To address any complaints received by the County regarding short-term rentals.

Social Services Board of Directors
Purpose: To assist in selecting the local director of the Department of Social Services.   To advise the local director as to the application of State policies and procedures in the administration of social services and public assistance in the County. For information, please contact the Department of Social Services, (410) 770-4848.

Talbot County Drug and Alcohol Abuse Council
Purpose: To assess current substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment capabilities, especially as they address criminal justice issues, and develop a strategy for meeting system needs.   It is further charged with developing and submitting regular plans to the Governor regarding the County's progress in this matter. For information, please contact the County Manager's Office, (410) 770-8010.

Talbot Family Network Board of Directors
Purpose: To serve as the administrative entity receiving and accounting for State funds directed to promoting a stable, safe, and healthy environment for children and families, and to provide a continuum of care that is family and child-oriented and emphasizes prevention, early intervention, and community-based services for children and families who are at risk. For information, please contact the Talbot Family Network, (410) 770-6870 or click here.

Talbot County Tourism Board
Purpose:   To develop policies, plans, goals, objectives, and programs for the promotion and management of tourism- and travel-related businesses and services in Talbot County. For information, please contact the Office of Tourism, (410) 770-8000. Click here for the current: Agenda or Minutes.

Wind Turbine Blue Ribbon Commission (Inactive)

Purpose:  To assist staff  in the review  of, and to  propose text amendments, as necessary,  for the  establishment of  regulations of small wind turbine systems and small wind turbine production facilities in Talbot County.

Village Center Board
Purpose: The Talbot County Comprehensive Plan identifies the Village Centers as a distinct planning area in recognition of the special needs of the County's unincorporated population centers.   The Comprehensive Plan contains Village Center land use policies and an implementation strategy for Village Center planning, which includes a master planning process for each Village Center to establish a basis for guiding future infill and redevelopment.   The Village Center Board shall be the coordinating and clearinghouse organization, and forum, for the master planning or small area plan for each Village Center. For information, please contact the County Manager's Office, (410) 770-8010.

Weed Control Committee
Purpose: To work with the State and County officials in developing and implementing a nuisance weed control program.   To review the program and chemicals used.   To offer recommendations on how to make the program more effective. For information, please contact the Weed Control Coordinator, (410) 770-8157.

Talbot County Boards and Committees
Appointed by the Governor of Maryland

Board of Liquor License Commissioners
The Talbot County Commissioners regulate the retail sale of alcoholic beverages within Talbot County. The Board consists of three (3) voting members who meet every 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. The State of Maryland regulates and controls the manufacture, sale, distribution, transportation, and storage of alcoholic beverages within the State and the transportation and distribution of alcoholic beverages into and out of this State. Click here to connect to the Talbot County Liquor Board website
For information, please contact the Liquor Board, (410) 770-8019.

Chesapeake College Board of Trustees
Click here to connect to the Chesapeake College website   www.chesapeake.edu
For information, please contact Chesapeake College, (410) 822-5400.

Citizen Review Board for Children
For information, please contact Department of Social Services, (410) 770-4848.

Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board
Click here to connect to the Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board   www.ptaab.state.md.us
For information regarding appealing your property tax assessment, please contact the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, www.dat.state.md.us, (410) 822-3190.

Supervisors of Elections
For information, please contact the Election Office, (410) 770-8099.

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