Notice of Public Hearing: Amend Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance for Agricultural Alcoholic Beverage Production, Alcohol Beverage Production, Delete Current Uses of Distillery, Winery and Farm Brewery

November 25, 2021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 9:00 a.m.,in the Chesapeake Building located at 41770 Baldridge Street in Leonardtown, to consider public input on a proposed ordinance to allow agricultural alcoholic beverage production and alcoholic beverage production. The proposed ordinance can be viewed at

Those wishing to address the Commissioners may participate in person or via teleconferencing, email, written correspondence, or prerecorded video submissions. The public hearing may be viewed on SMCG Channel 95 or the SMCG YouTube Channel.

In lieu of appearance, comments may be submitted via:

  1. Call: 301-475-4200 x 1234 to speak via telephone during the Public Hearing.
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 653 Leonardtown, MD, 20650
  4. Submit a three-minute video clip to [email protected] no later than 5 p.m., Dec. 14, 2021.

Citizens may listen to the Public Hearing by calling 301-579-7236; Access code: 963443#.

All submissions will be considered by the Commissioners at the Public Hearing and/or seven (7) days following the Public Hearing.

Public Hearing Guidelines are subject to change.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with special needs will be provided upon request. In order to meet these requirements, we respectfully ask for one week’s prior notice. Please contact the County Commissioners Office at 301-475-4200, Ext. 1340. Proceedings are televised live and/or recorded for later broadcast on television. All content of these proceedings is subject to disclosure under the Maryland Public Information Act. Photographic and electronic audio and visual broadcasting and recording devices are used during the Commissioners’ meetings. These are public meetings and attendance at these meetings automatically grants St. Mary’s County Government permission to broadcast your audio and visual image.