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Important Town Hall Updates

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Sudlersville Commission Meeting

December 1, 2021

 

Welcome & call to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Minutes from November 3, 2021 meeting (attached)

Finance Report (attached)

Reports

            -Fire Company

            -Sheriff’s Department

            -Library Report

            -Engineer Report

            -Planning Commission Report

            -Code Enforcement report (attached)

            -Maintenance Report  (attached)

            -Barclay Extension Update/Rate Study

Old Business

            -Redspeed

            -Water/Sewer -Munibilling

            -DelMarVa Wfi

            -Tree Removal

            -Consent Order

New Business-7 Acres Parcel owned by the Town

                            Parcel 97 owned by Town

                            Requirements to run a Commission Seat

Public Comment

 

 

Adjourn Commission Meeting-Next meeting scheduled for January 5, 2022

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS:

It's time to begin preparation for the 2nd Annual LIGHT UP SUDLERSVILLE Christmas decorating contest! More details to follow in the coming weeks

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Drivers Take Notice: Speed Cameras Are Coming

To Improve Speed Limit Compliance Within Sudlersville School Zones

Nothing 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.

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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” to

PHOTO 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 you

should 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 the

time 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 submitted

n writing to the jurisdiction’s local designee prior to the deadline for contesting liability. Send your letter addressed to “Local Designee” to the

OFFICE 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 established

Rules 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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Commission Meeting

Sudlersville Commission Meeting

November 3, 2021

Lauren McMullen is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Time: Nov 3, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Welcome & call to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Minutes from October 5, 2021 meeting (attached)

Finance Report (attached)

Reports

              -Fire Company

              -Sheriff’s Department

              -Library Report

              -Engineer Report

              -Planning Commission Report

              -Code Enforcement report (attached)

              -Maintenance Report  (attached)

              -Barclay Extension Update

Old Business

              -Redspeed

              -Water Bill Collection/-Utility Billing software/Accepted Payment Methods

              -Prior bill discussion

              -Rate Study

              -DelMarVa Wfi

              -Mower Purchase

New Business

              -Issuing a statement about Michael Faust

-Tree estimates and resident concerns about a tree

-Potential of bringing in a grant writer/economic development person

              -Sewer Line Maintenance

              -Water Line Flushing (see attached)

              -Water Tower Cleaning/Maintenance

Public Comment

 

 

Adjourn Commission Meeting-Next meeting scheduled for December 1, 2021

 

             

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Close Commission Meeting

Open Executive Session-To discuss a personnel matter.

Close Executive Session

Approval of Minutes from September 1, 2021 meeting (attached)

Finance Report (attached)

Reports

-Fire Company

-Sheriff’s Department

-Library Report

-Engineer Report

-Planning Commission Report

-Code Enforcement report (attached)

-Maintenance Report  (attached)

-Barclay Extension Update

Old Business

 -Redspeed

-Water Bill Collection/-Utility Billing software/Accepted Payment Methods

 -Prior bill discussion

-Rate Study

-DelMarVa Wfi

New Business

-Trick or Treat

-Property maintenance purchase

-Barclay monthly meeting being held in Sudlersville

-MDE yearly inspection report

Public Comment

 

Adjourn Commission Meeting

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SEPTEMBER 15-COMMISSIONER WORKSHOP-CANCELED

SEPTEMBER 16-PLANNING & ZONING MEETING-CANCELED

September 1, 2021

Sudlersville Commission Meeting

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 Welcome & call to public hearing to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Minutes from August 4, 2021 meeting (attached)

Finance Report (attached)

Reports

-Fire Company

-Sheriff’s Department

-Library Report (attached)

-Engineer Report

-Planning Commission Report

-Code Enforcement report

-Maintenance Report

-Barclay Extension Update

Old Business

              -Redspeed

-Water Bill Collection/-Utility Billing software/Accepted Payment Methods

-Rate Study

-DelMarVa Wfi

New Business

-Commission Workshop Schedule

-Middle School Memorial

Public Comment

Adjourn Commission Meeting

 

Open Executive Session

To discuss Personnel & a Legal Matter

Adjourn Executive Session

 

Open Commission Meeting

Close Commission Meeting

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INVITATION TO BID

Sealed bids for consulting services to develop a water and sewerage rate study will be received from qualified bidders by the Town Commissioners of Sudlersville, at the Queen Anne's County Department of Public Works, 312 Safety Drive, Centreville Maryland 21666 until 3:00 p.m. Thursday July 1, 2021 

Bid instructions and the defined scope of work can be obtained via email to aquimby@qac.org

The Owner reserves the right, in the exercise of its sole judgment, to reject any or all bids, and to re-advertise and award the contract in the regular manner, or to waive any informalities, irregularities, mistakes, errors, or omissions in any bid received and to accept any bid deemed to be responsive to this invitation and favorable to the interests of the Town.

THE TOWN COMMISSIONERS OF SUDLERSVILLE

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Town of Sudlersville

*******This meeting is open to the public if anyone would like to attend, but their will not be any public comment taken*******

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Town of Sudlersville

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NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION

SUDLERSVILLE

In accordance with the Sudlersville Town Charter,

The Town of Sudlersville will hold an election for

a position on the Commission.

Candidates must file with the Town Office by 3:00 PM

on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Filing forms require the signatures of five registered

voters in the Town and are available at the Town Office

during regular business hours.

The election will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021.

The polling location is the Town Office, 200 Church Street, Sudlersville.

The Polls will be open from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Results of the election will be posted at the Town Office

within twelve (12) hours after the closing of the polls on May 17, 2021.

Crissy Talty

Town Clerk

(410) 438-3465

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Town of Sudlersville

Commission Meeting Agenda

April 07, 2021

Call to order at 6:30

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of previous minutes from meeting March 03, 2021

Reports:

Fire Company

Sheriff Department

Library Report- On Website

Engineer Report

Planning Commission

Old Business:

WWTP/water operation the county has taken over

Barclay extension Everything is progressing agreement of IGA

Tax sale-Properties have been sent and are being addressed

Private well use agreed upon we need to come up with a premium amount

Ad for employment put in MML and online.

Verizon tower all problems solved work started on antenna

Public Hearing for Ordinance 2021-01-repeals Ordinance 2020-01 and restores the language that existed before 2020-01 was adopted and final documents

New Business:

-Resignation of Commissioner and Filling of Vacancy

-MES Bill

-Wickersham

-Permission to President Griffith to sign paperwork for USDA Funding documents without an emergency meeting

-USDA loans

-Code Enforcement Officer appointment

-Stimulus update

-Barclay IGA signing

-Trees on Maple Avenue

-Trash between Maple and Charles and on Miller Street by railroad tracks

-Sidewalk on Maple Avenue

-Library door update (Carrie)

-WWTP repair update

Adjournment

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QUEEN ANNE 'S COUNTY SANITARY DISTRICT FLUSHING SCHEDULE SPRING 2021

  Thursday: April 29, 2021, Sudlersville

  1. I. North end of Church
  2. South end of Church
  3. East end of Main
  4. West end of Main
  5. Foxtown Senior Center
  6. The Family Center North Linden
  7. Maple & Linden St.
  8. Charles St near Sudlersville Middle School
  9. South Linden
  10. Notes and Comments: The flushing schedule may be affected by and may change as the result of unforeseen circumstances such as equipment failure or weather. Flushing will AFFECT the water quality to All the homes in the service area listed, not just the home s on the streets listed. All the homes in the service area being flushed should expect sediment and iron during the flushing process.

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS

We received a call after hours last night, our trash collector is running a day or two behind please be patient he will be picking up the trash and recycling.

We appreciate your patience in this matter.

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TOWN POSITION

The Town of Sudlersville is seeking a motivated, organized person. This person will help in planning and implementing the activities and operations of the Town Office to promote open and transparent governmental services.  Working under the direction of the Town Council, responsibilities include town finances using Quick Books, organization of Council and other public meetings, agenda preparation, preparation of meeting minutes, records management, filing and document retrieval, municipal elections, Town finances, code enforcement, website updating, and other administrative work as needed. Interested individuals should submit a resume and references to Town of Sudlersville, 200 S Church Street, Sudlersville, MD  21668, or email at townoffice@townofsudlersville.org.  The position will remain open until filled.

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Important Town Hall Updates

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS:

It's time to begin preparation for the 2nd Annual LIGHT UP SUDLERSVILLE Christmas decorating contest! More details to follow in the coming weeks

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Drivers Take Notice: Speed Cameras Are Coming

To Improve Speed Limit Compliance Within Sudlersville School Zones

Nothing 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.

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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” to

PHOTO 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 you

should 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 the

time 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 submitted

n writing to the jurisdiction’s local designee prior to the deadline for contesting liability. Send your letter addressed to “Local Designee” to the

OFFICE 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 established

Rules 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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Commission Meeting

Sudlersville Commission Meeting

November 3, 2021

Lauren McMullen is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lauren McMullen's Zoom Meeting
Time: Nov 3, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Welcome & call to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Minutes from October 5, 2021 meeting (attached)

Finance Report (attached)

Reports

              -Fire Company

              -Sheriff’s Department

              -Library Report

              -Engineer Report

              -Planning Commission Report

              -Code Enforcement report (attached)

              -Maintenance Report  (attached)

              -Barclay Extension Update

Old Business

              -Redspeed

              -Water Bill Collection/-Utility Billing software/Accepted Payment Methods

              -Prior bill discussion

              -Rate Study

              -DelMarVa Wfi

              -Mower Purchase

New Business

              -Issuing a statement about Michael Faust

-Tree estimates and resident concerns about a tree

-Potential of bringing in a grant writer/economic development person

              -Sewer Line Maintenance

              -Water Line Flushing (see attached)

              -Water Tower Cleaning/Maintenance

Public Comment

 

 

Adjourn Commission Meeting-Next meeting scheduled for December 1, 2021

 

             

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Close Commission Meeting

Open Executive Session-To discuss a personnel matter.

Close Executive Session

Approval of Minutes from September 1, 2021 meeting (attached)

Finance Report (attached)

Reports

-Fire Company

-Sheriff’s Department

-Library Report

-Engineer Report

-Planning Commission Report

-Code Enforcement report (attached)

-Maintenance Report  (attached)

-Barclay Extension Update

Old Business

 -Redspeed

-Water Bill Collection/-Utility Billing software/Accepted Payment Methods

 -Prior bill discussion

-Rate Study

-DelMarVa Wfi

New Business

-Trick or Treat

-Property maintenance purchase

-Barclay monthly meeting being held in Sudlersville

-MDE yearly inspection report

Public Comment

 

Adjourn Commission Meeting

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SEPTEMBER 15-COMMISSIONER WORKSHOP-CANCELED

SEPTEMBER 16-PLANNING & ZONING MEETING-CANCELED

September 1, 2021

Sudlersville Commission Meeting

Lauren McMullen is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Lauren McMullen's Zoom Meeting
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 Welcome & call to public hearing to order

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Minutes from August 4, 2021 meeting (attached)

Finance Report (attached)

Reports

-Fire Company

-Sheriff’s Department

-Library Report (attached)

-Engineer Report

-Planning Commission Report

-Code Enforcement report

-Maintenance Report

-Barclay Extension Update

Old Business

              -Redspeed

-Water Bill Collection/-Utility Billing software/Accepted Payment Methods

-Rate Study

-DelMarVa Wfi

New Business

-Commission Workshop Schedule

-Middle School Memorial

Public Comment

Adjourn Commission Meeting

 

Open Executive Session

To discuss Personnel & a Legal Matter

Adjourn Executive Session

 

Open Commission Meeting

Close Commission Meeting

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INVITATION TO BID

Sealed bids for consulting services to develop a water and sewerage rate study will be received from qualified bidders by the Town Commissioners of Sudlersville, at the Queen Anne's County Department of Public Works, 312 Safety Drive, Centreville Maryland 21666 until 3:00 p.m. Thursday July 1, 2021 

Bid instructions and the defined scope of work can be obtained via email to aquimby@qac.org

The Owner reserves the right, in the exercise of its sole judgment, to reject any or all bids, and to re-advertise and award the contract in the regular manner, or to waive any informalities, irregularities, mistakes, errors, or omissions in any bid received and to accept any bid deemed to be responsive to this invitation and favorable to the interests of the Town.

THE TOWN COMMISSIONERS OF SUDLERSVILLE

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Town of Sudlersville

*******This meeting is open to the public if anyone would like to attend, but their will not be any public comment taken*******

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Town of Sudlersville

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NOTICE OF TOWN ELECTION

SUDLERSVILLE

In accordance with the Sudlersville Town Charter,

The Town of Sudlersville will hold an election for

a position on the Commission.

Candidates must file with the Town Office by 3:00 PM

on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Filing forms require the signatures of five registered

voters in the Town and are available at the Town Office

during regular business hours.

The election will be held on Monday, May 17, 2021.

The polling location is the Town Office, 200 Church Street, Sudlersville.

The Polls will be open from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Results of the election will be posted at the Town Office

within twelve (12) hours after the closing of the polls on May 17, 2021.

Crissy Talty

Town Clerk

(410) 438-3465

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Town of Sudlersville

Commission Meeting Agenda

April 07, 2021

Call to order at 6:30

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of previous minutes from meeting March 03, 2021

Reports:

Fire Company

Sheriff Department

Library Report- On Website

Engineer Report

Planning Commission

Old Business:

WWTP/water operation the county has taken over

Barclay extension Everything is progressing agreement of IGA

Tax sale-Properties have been sent and are being addressed

Private well use agreed upon we need to come up with a premium amount

Ad for employment put in MML and online.

Verizon tower all problems solved work started on antenna

Public Hearing for Ordinance 2021-01-repeals Ordinance 2020-01 and restores the language that existed before 2020-01 was adopted and final documents

New Business:

-Resignation of Commissioner and Filling of Vacancy

-MES Bill

-Wickersham

-Permission to President Griffith to sign paperwork for USDA Funding documents without an emergency meeting

-USDA loans

-Code Enforcement Officer appointment

-Stimulus update

-Barclay IGA signing

-Trees on Maple Avenue

-Trash between Maple and Charles and on Miller Street by railroad tracks

-Sidewalk on Maple Avenue

-Library door update (Carrie)

-WWTP repair update

Adjournment

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QUEEN ANNE 'S COUNTY SANITARY DISTRICT FLUSHING SCHEDULE SPRING 2021

  Thursday: April 29, 2021, Sudlersville

  1. I. North end of Church
  2. South end of Church
  3. East end of Main
  4. West end of Main
  5. Foxtown Senior Center
  6. The Family Center North Linden
  7. Maple & Linden St.
  8. Charles St near Sudlersville Middle School
  9. South Linden
  10. Notes and Comments: The flushing schedule may be affected by and may change as the result of unforeseen circumstances such as equipment failure or weather. Flushing will AFFECT the water quality to All the homes in the service area listed, not just the home s on the streets listed. All the homes in the service area being flushed should expect sediment and iron during the flushing process.

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ATTENTION RESIDENTS

We received a call after hours last night, our trash collector is running a day or two behind please be patient he will be picking up the trash and recycling.

We appreciate your patience in this matter.

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TOWN POSITION

The Town of Sudlersville is seeking a motivated, organized person. This person will help in planning and implementing the activities and operations of the Town Office to promote open and transparent governmental services.  Working under the direction of the Town Council, responsibilities include town finances using Quick Books, organization of Council and other public meetings, agenda preparation, preparation of meeting minutes, records management, filing and document retrieval, municipal elections, Town finances, code enforcement, website updating, and other administrative work as needed. Interested individuals should submit a resume and references to Town of Sudlersville, 200 S Church Street, Sudlersville, MD  21668, or email at townoffice@townofsudlersville.org.  The position will remain open until filled.

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