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Sudlersville Public Hearing & Commission Meeting
April 6, 2022
President Griffith called the Sudlersville Commission meeting to order at 6:30pm.
The pledge of allegiance was recited and those present were: President Griffith, Commissioner Leonard, Commissioner Comegys, Commissioner Kerr, Commissioner McMullen, Attorney Tom Yeager, Virginia Albers, Town Administrator, E. T. Kimble, Eric Paniere, Jr., David Ruffner, Chad Angelini, Reese Coleman Martha Anthony, Sharon Andrews, Eric Crossley, Peter Bourne, Brenda Stant,
Meeting Minutes-Virginia disseminated the March 2, 2022 meeting minutes. A motion was made by Lauren and seconded by Kevin to approve the March 6, 2022 meeting minutes with amendments. The motion passed unanimously. Finance Report – was reviewed and discussed and attached.
Codes Enforcement-was reviewed, discussed and attached.
Maintenance Report-was reviewed, discussed and attached, Engineers Report-Peter Bourne. He said he has received some negativity regarded progress of Barclay Project and he is working on that. Applying for Construction Permits, Monthly Teams meetings and submitting paperwork to Attorney Yeager for review and approval Fire Department-Eric Crossley, (who plans to attend the Commission meetings regularly) from SVFC updated the Commission. Issues with the CAD system.
Events: Easter Egg Hunt, April 10th, April 30, Car Show, May 1st, Chicken Bar-be-Que, May 21st, Yard Sale.
Planning Commission -1-Reese Coleman announced that 106 Charles Street Certificates, LLC has purchased the building on Charles Street and would like to open a Rehab Center. Still in early stages, they met with the Planning Commission and PC stated that they need to file a Special Exception permit sand submit to the Sudlersville Appeals Board. No violent offenders, 20-30 age group.
2-He also added that the PC has an open position for a 3-year term.
3-They were working with Virginia to renew Sudlersville’s Sustainable Community Application. Water/Sewer Bills- Sudlersville Office Staff is working with Munibilling to facilitate the transition. Queen Anne’s County Economic Development’s Heather Tinnelli, Rebecca Lepter, a Sudlersville Commissioner and Office Staff, State Planning Commission, State Department of Commerce and State Department Housing & Community Development representatives recently met for a workshop and walking tour of the Town of Sudlersville. Sudlersville is Town with potential growth availability, and this was discussed, along with existing businesses, town amenities and infrastructure. More discussion/action to follow.
President Griffith, Commissioner Leonard, President of Peoples and their Attorneys met at the Bank to discuss the Library. The Library has financial accounts listed under the Federal ID Number for Sudlersville and they were identified in the towns last audit as a Discreetly Presented Component Unit. The accounts total $300+, Commissioner Comegys is the liaison of the Library Board and will set up a meeting/discussion between the Sudlersville Commissioners and the Library Board.
Employment-The Town of Sudlersville is seeking employment for a part-time office clerk. Four applications have been submitted and Virginia plans to post an ad in the newspaper. Interviews will be set-up soon.
Betterment Club-Martha Anthony and Sharon Andrews (Betterment Club) attended the meeting and requested sponsorship to purchase flags and medallions to be put on the graves of the Military at Sudlersville Cemetery. A motion was made by Commissioner Leonard and seconded by President Griffith to approve the request in the amount of $2,500. The motion passed. This will be paid for with ARPA Funding (Covid Relief).
While on the subject of Sudlersville Cemetery, the Commission received a request for a donation to assist with the cost of maintenance for the Sudlersville Cemetery. A motion was made by Commissioner Leonard and seconded by President Griffith to approve the request in the amount of $12,500. The motion passed. This will be paid for with ARPA Funding.(Covid Relief).
There being no further business to discuss, the commission meeting adjourned at 8:02pm. Respectfully submitted,Virginia L. Albers
Drivers Take Notice: Speed Cameras Are Coming
To Improve Speed Limit Compliance Within Sudlersville School ZonesNothing is more important to parents than the safety of their children and nothing should be more important to drivers than slowing down when children are present. Unfortunately, statistics show that is not necessarily the case. Every year at least 100 children are killed in collisions while walking to or from school. According to the Transportation Research Board, 25,000 children are injured every year in school zone accidents. To enhance public safety within Sudlersville School Zones and safeguard our children, the Town has approved the use of Automated Speed Enforcement Systems. In October 2009, State of Maryland legislation approved the use of these systems which are currently utilized in communities throughout Maryland. After a four-year evaluation period the Montgomery County program reported a 30% reduction in collisions and a 40% reduction in collisions causing injury or death near sites using speed cameras.The Speed Enforcement Vehicle is equipped with a radar camera programmed to capture a series of photographs of vehicles exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 12 mph. These digital images are used to identify the vehicle’s registered owner and will appear on the citation along with a $40 fine. Embedded on each photograph is the date, time, location, and speed of the vehicle when the violation occurred. This citation is not considered a “moving violation.” It is a civil citation holding the registered owner or lessee responsible for the violation (like a parking ticket). No points will be assessed for this type of violation, and it will not raise your insurance rates. Speed Cameras only record vehicles exceeding the posted speed limit by more than 12 mph. Law abiding citizens are unaffected by this type of enforcement, because it is only activated by vehicles passing the camera at an excessive rate of speed. At 25 mph (the typical school zone speed limit) the stopping distance for an average vehicle is 56 feet. At 35 mph this stopping distance increases to at least 95 feet. Is that extra speed worth risking the life of a child or pedestrian?
Frequently Asked Questions
□ What do I do if I receive a citation, and can I appeal it?
If you receive a citation in the mail, you may choose to pay it or to appeal it.
- Payments are accepted online, by phone, or by For more detailed instructions on how to pay, please refer to the back of your citation or call the Sudlersville Photo Enforcement Customer Service Call Center at 1-833-360-4347 between 9AM and 4PM Monday through Friday.
- You may request to appear in District Court by returning the completed form at the bottom of your citation at least five
(5) days prior to the “Due Date” shown on the front of the notice. Your request should be mailed to PHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, PO BOX 2525 DECATUR, IL 62525-1866. You will be notified by mail of the court date. If you do not receive a notice within 30 days, call the Sudlersville Photo Enforcement Customer Service Call Center at 1-833-360-4347.
□ What if I was not driving the car?
In addition to your testimony in court, Maryland law requires you to provide a letter to the District Court that states that the person named in the citation was not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. The letter must be (1) sworn to or affirmed by you, and (2) mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested. Include in the letter all corroborating evidence. Send your letter in an envelope marked “SPEED CAMERA-NOT THE DRIVER” to: PHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, PO BOX 2525 DECATUR, IL 62525-1866
□ Where do I call if I have questions about the Speed Camera Program?
Contact the Sudlersville Photo Enforcement Call Center at 1-833-360-4347, Monday through Friday, 9AM-4PM EST.
□ When and where are the Speed Cameras being utilized in Sudlersville?
Speed Enforcement Cameras will be utilized between the hours of 6am-8pm Monday through Friday. Any streets within a ½ mile radius of a school within the Town are eligible for Speed Photo Enforcement.
Frequently Asked Questions Town of Sudlersville
Automated Speed Enforcement Program
What is Automated Speed Enforcement?
In October 2009, the State of Maryland authorized the use of Automated Speed Monitoring Systems (speed cameras) in school and highway work zones. The system uses radar technology to measure the speed of every vehicle that passes the camera. Vehicles found to be exceeding the posted speed limit by at least 12 miles per hour will be photographed to document the violation and determine the vehicle’s registered owner. After the violation is reviewed and approved by a duly authorized law enforcement officer, a citation, including the violation photos and the vehicle’s speed, will be sent to the registered owner.Why is Sudlersville choosing to utilize this type of technology?Speeding is a serious problem nationwide. In a school zone, staying alert and obeying the posted speed limit is imperative for the safety of the students and other pedestrians. Encouraging motorists to travel at safe speeds in school zones is difficult using conventional traffic calming and enforcement techniques, which is why the Town has chosen to use automated enforcement. While revenue will be generated because there are, unfortunately, those who ill choose to speed, revenue generation is not the primary motivator for using this technology. Safe kids, safe streets and a safe motoring public is the goal.
How will I know if I’m in a speed camera zone?
“Photo Enforced” signs will be placed beneath the speed limit signs alerting drivers that speed cameras may be in use.
How much is the fine?
The maximum fine is $40.00 for each violation and is stated on the citation. Since the violations are being treated as civil and not criminal violations, no license points are assessed, and vehicle insurance providers are not notified.
How much time do I have to pay my speed citation?
You must pay the civil penalty on or before the due date indicated on the citation.
I just received a speed citation! What are my options?
Two options are available- pay the fine or contest the citation.
OPTION I. Pay the Fine
Pay Online: Logon to https://secure.SpeedViolation.com by entering the citation number and license plate number noted on your citation. There is a $3.50 convenience fee for paying online, assessed at the time of payment. Pay by Mail: Mail your check or money order (payable to the Sudlersville Photo Enforcement Program) in the return envelope provided. Be sure to include the payment stub from the bottom of the notice you received along with your payment. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. Pay by Phone: Credit card payments can be made by calling the Sudlersville Photo Enforcement Program Customer Service Call Center toll free at 1-833-360-4347. Payments will be accepted between the hours of 9am – 4pm (EST), Monday through Friday. VISA and MasterCard are accepted and there is a $3.50 convenience fee for the service. A transaction confirmation number will be provided, as well as an email confirmation for your permanent records if you wish.
OPTION II. Contest the Citation
Any vehicle owner who receives a Citation has the option to contest through Maryland District Court. To request a court date, return the completed form at the bottom of your citation at least five (5) days prior to the due date listed on your citation notice. Mail the request in the envelope provided to PHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, PO BOX 2525, DECATUR, IL 62525-1866.If you appear in court, the maximum mount you will be charged is a $40 fine plus court costs. You will be notified by mail of the court date. If you do not receive a notice within 30 days, call the Sudlersville Photo Enforcement Program Customer Service Call Center at 1-833-360-4347.
Will the Speed Monitoring System Operator be present in court?
The Speed Monitoring System operator is not required to be in court. However, you may request the presence of the operator by submitting a written request for the operator’s presence no later than twenty (20) days before your scheduled court date. Send this correspondence in an envelope marked “OPERATOR REQUEST” toPHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, PO BOX 2525 DECATUR, IL 62525-1866.
What if my vehicle and/or license plates were stolen at the time of the violation?
If your vehicle and/or license plates were stolen when the infraction took place youshould request an in-person hearing. Enclose a copy of the police report for the vehicle/plates with the request and mail it to PHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM,PO BOX 2525 DECATUR, IL 62525-1866.
What if I was not the operator of the car at the time the violation took place? Am I still liable?
If you, as the registered owner of the vehicle, were not operating the vehicle at thetime of the infraction, to prove that you were not the driver, in addition to your testimony at trial, the law requires you to provide a letter to the District Court that states that the person named in the citation was not operating the vehicle at the time of the violation. The letter must be: (1) sworn to or affirmed by you, and (2) mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested. Include in the letter all corroborating evidence. Send your letter in an envelope marked “SPEED CAMERA- NOT THE DRIVER” to PHOTO ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM, PO BOX 2525 DECATUR, IL 62525-1866.You are eligible to Transfer Liability if you fall into one of the following categories:
- If you or your company were not operating the vehicle at the time the citation was
- You have corroborating evidence that supports your statement and representations that you were not operating the vehicle at the time of the
Examples of corroborating evidence which have been acceptable to the District Court:
- Work: Provide a certified statement from your employer confirming you were working at the time the violation took
- Travel: Provide travel documents (airline, train, bus tickets) or a hotel receipt confirming your name, dates of travel and
- Loan of Vehicle to Friends / Relatives: Provide a letter from the individual accepting responsibility for the violation and confirming you were not operating the The name, address and driver’s license number of the individual must be provided.
- Vehicle Being Serviced: Provide a copy of repair bill / invoice that confirms the vehicle was being serviced at the time the violation took Contact information (name, address, telephone number) for the service station or repair shop must appear on the statement.
- Lease of Vehicle: Provide a copy of the lease agreement with all identifying information, including signatures of parties and the effective dates of the
- Vehicle Sold: Provide a copy of the vehicle’s Bill of
- Military Duty: Provide a copy of Military Orders or a certified statement from a Commanding Officer that the individual cited was in military service or deployed at the time the violation
- Deceased: Provide a copy of the death certificate and a certified statement from the estate
What happens if the Transfer of Liability request is denied?
If your request is denied for any reason the citation will be reissued to the registered owner and you will be responsible for payment.
What if there is a technical error with my citation? Who should I contact?
If you believe a technical error has been made, your concern should be submittedn writing to the jurisdiction’s local designee prior to the deadline for contesting liability. Send your letter addressed to “Local Designee” to theOFFICE OF THE SHERIFF, QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY, 505 RAILROAD AVE. CENTREVILLE, MD 21617.
What happens if I ignore the violation notice?
Failure to pay the civil penalty or to contest liability prior to the due date listed on the citation is an admission of liability. Continued failure to pay may result in the refusal or suspension of the motor vehicle registration.
If I pay the fine, can I then contest it or ask for a hearing?
No. Once you have paid a fine it is considered an admission of liability and requests to contest or schedule a hearing will not be granted.
If I pay the fine, will my insurance rates increase?
No. An admission of liability will not result in points and cannot be used to increase your insurance rates.
How do I know these violations are valid?
Every speed camera unit is tested and calibrated daily and undergoes an Annual Calibration Verification by an independent test laboratory. The results of these calibration tests are considered admissible evidence by Maryland District Court and are required to be present at every speed camera court hearing as proof that the cameras are functioning accurately.If the vehicle is found to be exceeding the posted speed limit, a series of images are taken. These images passed a two-part review process by violation evaluation specialists before being submitted to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff for final review and approval. The alleged citation is then mailed to the registered owner or identified driver. Confirmation of the owner’s name, address and vehicle registration information was provided to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration.
Isn’t it a violation of my privacy to have a camera photograph my vehicle without my permission?
No. Individuals applying for a driver’s license are agreeing to abide by the establishedRules of the Road. Speed Enforcement Cameras only capture images of vehicles whose drivers have chosen to violate the established laws by speeding, and according to established Court doctrine, individuals who are breaking the law forfeit their privacy rights.
When is Sudlersville using Speed Enforcement Cameras?
Speed Enforcement Cameras will be operational between the hours of 6am-8pm Monday thru Friday.
Where is Sudlersville using Speed Enforcement Cameras?
The School Zones being enforced within the Town will be designated by very visible signs.Any streets within a ½ mile radius of a school are eligible for Speed Photo Enforcement. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
- South Church Street at Sudlersville Elementary
- Charles Street at Sudlersville Middle School
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