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Town of Chesapeake City Ordinance No:01.09.2017

An ordinance of the Town of Chesapeake City to amend the Chesapeake City Comprehensive Development Ordinance to provide for satellite parking and to codify the existing architectural design standards.

Click to view Ordinance PDF

Text Amendment to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance (Clean Version)

As stated, here is the Clean Version of the of the Text Amendment to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance adopted by Town Council on Monday night.

Click here to view and download the Text Amendment

Text Amendment to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance

In the spirit of transparency, we are posting a redline version of the original Text Amendment to the Comprehensive Development Ordinance adopted by Town Council on Monday night. We will post a clean final document as soon as it is available.

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2017 Chesapeake City Municipal Election - 3 Council Members Up for Election

Date and Location
Monday, June 5, 2017 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
North Side voting location is the Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Hall, 215 Lock Street.  South Side voting location is Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue.  Both locations are handicapped accessible.

Filing of Candidates
Any qualified person seeking to be a candidate for town council must file a certificate of candidacy at the Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD.

Candidates must have resided in the town for at least one year immediately preceding their election and shall be a qualified registered voter of the Town.  A qualified citizen who wishes to file his or her candidacy for office must do so by no later than 12:00 pm May 5, 2017.

Qualification of Council Members:
Councilpersons shall have resided in the Town for at least one year immediately preceding their election and shall be qualified registered voter of the Town.  Councilperson shall be required to take an oath of office in accordance with Section 26-91 and shall maintain a permanent residence in the Town during their term of office.

Voter Registration
As prescribed by the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that there shall be Voter Registration days April 7, 2017 through May 5, 2017 at Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Qualifications are:

  • Is a citizen of the United States;
  • Will be 18 years old by the date of the Town Election held on June 1, 2015
  • Has resided in the State of Maryland for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election;
  • Has resided within the corporate limits of the Town for thirty days preceding Town election;
  • Is registered to vote in accordance with the provision of this charter or Maryland law and is not prohibited by law or constitution.

Further information may be obtained at Town Hall.
Phone (410) 885-5298; fax (410) 885-2515

9th Annual Chesapeake City Canal Race

5k Run / Walk on the Ben Cardin Recreational Trail along the C&D Canal.

Date & Time: Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:00 am (rain or shine)

$25 for pre-registration BEFORE June 16, 2017
$30 for registration AFTER June 26, 2017
$12 for kids 11 & under
*Pre-register by June 16th to receive a commemorative shirt!

Online registration at or plus forms available at Chesapeake City Town Hall.

Trophies/ Awards by Class:
Overall Male & Female;
Age groups by Male & Femail: 11 & under, 12-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,  70 & over;
Top 3 Walkers Male & Female

Sorry, no strollers, no roller blades, no wearing of headphones, and no dogs.

Questions: Contact Race Coordinator Frank Vari at 410-885-2162

Race Proceeds Benefit Chesapeake City's Recycling Progrom


Important Ferry Update

Mayor & Council are pleased to announce an agreement has been reached between the Town and DJ Fasick to provide for ferry and tour boat services from the Town's dock. DJ will launch his ferry service in mid April 2017.

Click here for a great article in the Cecil Whig.

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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, Charter/Ethics, Signage

Bill Miners
Tourism & Economic Development, Finance, Docks, Newsletter

Tom Morris
Public Safety, Code Enforcement

Harry Sampson
Water & Sewer, Planning & Zoning, Utilities

Frank Vari
Historic Commission, Public Works (Roads & Sidewalks), Recycling, Racing Program, Noise Compliance


Sandra Edwards
Town Manager / Public Information Act Request Contact / Grant Writer

Valerie Walls

Tonya Lockwood
Water & Sewer Billing Clerk

David Pardee
Maintenance Engineer


Robert Bernstine
Project Manager