St. Mary's County Times August 10, 2017 - Page 5

Thursday, August 10, 2017 The County Times Local News 5 SELLING OUT TO The MIL Corporation THE BARE WALLS ! Wins PASS Contract The MIL Corporation (MIL), a mid- sized government contractor, is pleased to announce a contract award to provide Naval Air Systems Command’s (NA- VAIR) (AIR 6.8) Corporate Business Office (CBO) with program and system support (PASS). MIL is one of eight ven- dors awarded to perform work under this $495,737,308 Indefinite Delivery Indefi- nite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Along with its team of nine subcon- tractors, MIL will support total life cycle management activities that enable the improvement of products, processes, ser- vices, outcomes, and metrics of opera- tions, ultimately aiding the needs of our Warfighters. From The MIL Corporation County Budget Book Available Online The St. Mary’s County fiscal year 2018 budget book has been released and is avail- able for online viewing. The Commission- ers of St. Mary’s County voted on May 16 to approve the General Fund budget at $221,324,105. The figure represents a 0.4 percent decrease over fiscal 2017. The bal- anced budget was adopted with a modest decrease in property tax rates. Funding for education, county departments and elected officials, along with public safe- ty, accounts for nearly 87 percent of the General Fund budget. The adopted budget supports a fiscal year 2018 Capital budget of $50,581,291. The FY2018 budget highlights include: · Real Property Tax Rate is reduced to $.8478 per $100 of assessed value (Con- stant Yield Rate). The decrease amounts to about $12 per household. · Certain elderly individuals and Vet- erans are eligible for a 10% property tax credit for up to five years · Income Tax Rate remains at 3% of net taxable income · St. Mary’s County Board of Education receives a funding increase of $2,472,539 over fiscal 2017 to $102,189,940. The coun- ty’s investment supports salary increases for teachers and other school employees. State mandated Maintenance of Effort is $100,850,888 based on an increased en- rollment of 192.5 students. · The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Of- fice will realize a $1.7 million increase over fiscal 2017 to $38,575,373. · Various increases were approved for county employees for performance-based merit increases as well as funding for oth- er one-time costs. ‘This year’s budget proved to be chal- lenging in every aspect,” said Commis- sioner Randy Guy. “We were able to pro- vide a small tax decrease while holding the line on spending. I thank our hard working finance staff for all of their work through this year’s process.” The full budget can be viewed at: www.stmar FY2018%20Approved%20Budget%20 for%20Print.pdf From St. Mary’s County Government St. Mary’s Regional Airport Receives Grant U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) have announced a $1,323,906 Department of Transporta- tion (DOT) grant for St. Mary’s County Regional Airport (2W6) in California. Au- thorities will use the funds to construct a 1,200-foot runway extension that will help the airport meet its operational needs. “St. Mary’s County Regional Airport is a hub for regional economic activity, serv- ing as a key link between the local commu- nity and businesses,” said Senator Cardin. “This federal funding enables necessary enhancements to an important Southern Maryland resource. I will continue work- ing to ensure that St. Mary’s Regional Airport has what it needs to continue safe, secure and efficient operations.” “Regional and General Aviation air- ports serve as an important resource to communities in our state and are vital to maintaining a strong economy,” said Senator Van Hollen. “I’m committed to making sure Maryland has the funding it needs to keep all of our airports – both large and small – safe and accessible to our residents.” This DOT grant will be awarded through the Federal Aviation Administra- tion’s Airport Improvement Program. The program funds various types of airport in- frastructure projects, including runways, taxiways, and airport signage, lighting, and markings which helps to create thou- sands of jobs. From Sen. Ben Cardin 28420 Point Lookout Road • Loveville, MD 20656 STORE CLOSED UNTIL SATURDAY AUGUST 12 TH TO MARK DOWN PRICES ! T HE G REAT $1 , 000 , 000 S TORE C LOSING - R ETIREMENT S ALE ! - THE REASON FOR THIS GREAT SALE - After 33 years as the area’s premier home furnishings, accessory and jewelry destination, we have decided to CLOSE OUR FINE QUALITY STORE, located at 28420 Point Lookout Road, and retire from business in order to pursue other interests. OUR STORE IS NOW CLOSED TO MARK DOWN PRICES on our entire stock of home furnishings, accessories and jewelry. More than $1 Million of fine quality merchandise from Craftmaster, Lee Industries, Universal, Uttermost, Motioncraft, Furniture Classics and Brighton Jewelry will be sold at LIQUIDATION SALE PRICES! Remember, these are floor samples, accessories and jewelry at the lowest prices of our entire career. Everything will be plainly marked on sale tags for immediate pick-up or delivery. During a limited time, we will be offering special discounts on custom orders. First come, first served. You will not be disappointed. We will open to the general public on Saturday, August 12th. 4 GREAT SALE DAYS! Saturday 10-6 Sunday 12-5 Monday 10-6 Tuesday 10-6 TERMS OF SALE - ALL SALES FINAL. - ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. - NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES. - CREDIT CARDS WELCOME. - DELIVERY AVAILABLE. SAMPLE OF OUR FANTASTIC SAVINGS ! Shuttered Bookcase WAS $2,245 Portal Plaid Chair WAS $1,336 Asa del Cocktail Table WAS $1,137 Dogwood Dining Table WAS $1,785 Salvador Linen Ottoman WAS $1,454 NOW $495.88 NOW $549.88 NOW $299.88 NOW $650.88 NOW $649.88 SALE BEGINS SATURDAY AT 10 AM ! Permit# N/A ALL ITEMS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. © Lynch Sales Company 2017