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Chesapeake City Announcements

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Important Town Council Announcements

pointing-finger-left-200Town Council’s Workshop on Monday, July 25th has been cancelled.

Town Council will hold a combined voting meeting & workshop on August 15.

There will be no meetings on August 8 & 22.

Street Sweeping Schedule

Monday, July 25, 2016 sweep

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

Summer 2016 Newsletter


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Cecil commuters can keep an eye on traffic at Chesapeake City bridge

Public Can Access Live MD 213 Traffic Conditions on Web and Mobile Devices

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) has installed two temporary traffic cameras along MD 213 (Augustine Herman Highway) near the Chesapeake City Bridge over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in Cecil County.  The temporary cameras provide 24/7 live stream of traffic conditions and can help commuters and emergency responders plan their routes during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ bridge painting project.

The cameras, “MD 213 at Elk Forest Rd” and “MD 213 at MD 285” can be found on SHA’s Coordinated Highways Action Response Team (CHART) traffic cameras page that provides live traffic video to the public through more than 400 cameras statewide.  Both cameras are north of the Chesapeake City Bridge where increased afternoon/evening backups are expected in conjunction with the bridge painting.  Operators at CHART headquarters monitor and control the views from Hanover. The cameras use Adobe Flash® to stream video suitable for viewing on mobile devices.

Each day an average of 15,000 vehicles cross the Chesapeake City Bridge, which is owned and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  For more information on the Corps’ bridge painting project see

While SHA and its transportation partners work hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones, each driver needs to actively modify his or her driving style to help prevent crashes. Stay alert and look for reduced speed limits, narrow driving lanes and highway workers.  Slow down and don’t follow too closely. Work Zone Safety is in Your Hands.

A complete listing of current SHA projects is included in e-Road Ready 2016, the online brochure. Maryland drivers can also know before they go by calling 511 or visiting for live traffic updates, including construction delays and lane closures.

Maryland Municipal League Convention

Our very own Valerie Walls, CC Town Treasurer, represented Chesapeake City at the Maryland Municipal League Convention held in Ocean City in June 2016. Here she is carrying the flag at the Opening Ceremonies.


Fireworks Photos

Here are a couple of unique photos from the fireworks show, including one from a drone.

Fireworks 2015_Drone


EMPLOYMENT - Zoning Inspector – Part-Time

Position:  Zoning Inspector – Part-Time

Hours: As needed - not to exceed 8 hours per week

Job Description:  Performs professional work in enforcing Town codes and ordinances. This position has the over-all responsibility to administer the Chesapeake City Comprehensive Development Zoning Ordinance and all other Town Ordinances and as no authority to deviate from the Ordinances. Position works under the general and technical direction of the Town Manager and is also responsible to both the Planning & Zoning Commission and ultimately to the Mayor and Town Council. Deadline to submit an application is July 22, 2016.


Typical Duties Performed:  Typical duties are listed below, but are not limited to only those duties.

  • Reviews applications for variances, conditional use permits, sub-divisions and zoning changes; prepares recommendations to the Planning & Zoning Commission, the Historic Commission, the Town Manager and to the Mayor and Town Council as required.
  • Coordinates assistance on planning and zoning issues with contracted Town Engineers, the County Department of Permits & Inspections, and state and federal agencies as necessary.
  • Reviews zoning certificate applications and site plans in accordance with the Comprehensive Development Ordinance and recommends the issuance of building permits as necessary.
  • Serves as the Floodplain Administrator and performs duties in accordance with the Town’s Floodplain Management Office.
  • Initiates inspections, either as a complaint or on an observation basis. With regard to responding to complaints, follow up should occur within 2 days, unless otherwise directed by the Town Manager.
  • Issues Stop Work Orders and other citations as required.
  • Initiates enforcement proceedings when code violations occur; prepares letters and/or contacts property owners, either by phone or other means available; refers unresolved issues to the Town Manager and appears in court as required.
  • Meets with property owners to resolve conflicts as necessary.
  • Answers general questions regarding Town Ordinances and related issues.
  • Maintains all necessary records for day-to-day activities and permanent files.
  • Attends evening meetings when necessary and required.
  • Makes suggestions and proposals to amend Ordinances.
  • Prepares a variety of correspondence, agendas, reports and up-dates as required.
  • Performs other duties as required by the Town Manager, Chairman of the Planning &Zoning Commission, and the Mayor and Town Council.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Knowledge of the laws, statutes and ordinances of the State of Maryland, Cecil County and the Town of Chesapeake City as they relate to the enforcement of Town Ordinances and Codes.
  • Working knowledge of industrial, residential and commercial property development.
  • Working knowledge of the governmental process.
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to negotiate outcomes favorable to the Town of Chesapeake City.
  • Ability to attend meetings, operate a motor vehicle and visit properties.
  • Ability to operate equipment including, but not limited to; a telephone, computer, copier, printer and other pieces of general office equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to visually, review and inspect properties and plans.


  • High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.
  • Three years’ experience in code enforcement in a municipal setting or a combination of experience, training and other qualifications which is acceptable to the Mayor and Town Council.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • A registered and insured motor vehicle.
  • Proof of insurance.

Physical & Environmental Conditions

  • Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort.
  • Work involves risks or discomforts, which may require special safety precautions, e.g. working around moving parts and machines. Operation of motorized vehicles. Employee may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as, but not limited to, masks, gowns, coats, safety eyewear, boots, gloves, etc.


Please note that the deadline to submit an application is July 22, 2016. Applications submitted by email are preferred and should be submitted to the following email address: Hand-delivered and mailed applications will be accepted. If mailed, applications should be sent to Chesapeake City Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Ave., Chesapeake City, MD 21915.

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Town Hall & Contact Information

The Town of Chesapeake City
108 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Phone: 410-885-5298
Fax: 410-885-2515

Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to NOON


City Government Contacts

Dean Geracimos

TOWN COUNCIL (listed alphabetically by last name)

Trudy Carter
Parks & Recreation, Code Enforcement, Charter/Ethics

Bill Miners Vice-Mayor, Special Assignments, Finance, Dock, Trail

Tom Morris Public Safety, Noise Compliance

Harry Sampson Water & Sewer, Public Works (Roads) Historic

Frank Vari 5K Races, Planning & Zoning, Recycling


Sandra Edwards Town Manager / Public Information Act Request Contact / Grant Writer | 410-885-5298

Valerie Walls Treasurer

Mary Elizabeth Cooper Water & Sewer Billing Clerk

David Pardee Maintenance Engineer


Carla Miners Economic Development & Tourism Director

Robert Bernstine Project Manager