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for CHESAPEAKE CITY’S PELL GARDENS
Chesapeake City’s Summer Sundays in the Park have been a tradition for over a decade. Come out to Pell Gardens, bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy warm summer evenings of music for free. The music is sponsored by local businesses and residents plus the generous donations of concert-goers when the “hat” is passed around at concert end. From 6 to 8 pm.
Pell Gardens Summer Music Schedule:
Tuesday, June 2: 7pm. Special Jazz Concert by the Bohemia Manor High School Band. Rain date: Tuesday, June 9
Summer Sundays in the Park:
July 5: Cecil County Community Band – Celebrating Independence Day
July 12 - 21 Horses – Country Music
July 19: Acoustic Turnpike – Sounds of Bluegrass
July 26: Serenaders - 50's Rock and Roll duo
August 2: Salamanders - Classic rock, Original songs – a fun-loving trio.
August 9: Charlie Hitman - Classic Rock- easy listening one man band
August 16: Daytripper - Rock & Roll
August 23: Summit Hill Bluegrass – The sounds of Bluegrass
August 30: Summer Larry Tucker Band – Everyone’s favorite! R&B, oldies, Motown
For more information: 410-885-5298
QUESTIONS/PHOTO REQUESTS: Carla Miners 302-528-5956
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS and PARADE
In Chesapeake City
Friday, July 3, 2015
The historic little canal town of Chesapeake City will once again bask in the beauty of an awe-inspiring exploding light show of another stupendous fireworks display over the water. Previous years’ shows have been incredible in their magnitude with the producers outdoing themselves year after year. Last year, however there was a hitch in the display when a fire broke out in the area where the displays are launched and many spectators returned home without seeing many displays. The show did resume later in the night after the small mishap was brought under control. With lessons learned, this year’s show promises to deliver a sight to behold.
To kick off the event, music of the season will be played in concert from the bandstand in Pell Gardens starting at 5:30pm. At 7pm, the hometown Independence Day Parade begins from under the bridge on the South Side of town and marches through the waterfront area.
Vendors with food and drink and those ubiquitous light sticks will be on both the North and South Sides of the canal. In the past, many people would drive onto the levee on the North Side to get the best view of the fireworks which are set off from the hilltop behind the Army Corps of Engineers. Starting this year, however, no vehicles can drive on the North Side levee since it the Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail will be completed by mid-June and is officially closed to all vehicles at all times. People are invited to walk the newly paved levee trail or ride their bicycles to view the show.
For more information: 410-885-5298
Planning and Zoning Commission
Will have a Special Session on
Wednesday May 20, 2015
Beginning at 6:30pm to amend a condition of approval for the Bayard House.
Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00pm in Pell Gardens.
Rain date is Tuesday, June 9.
3 COUNCIL MEMBERS UP FOR ELECTION
On Monday, June 1, 2015 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.
DEADLINE TO FILE IS FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 at 12:00 NOON
TOWN ELECTION WILL BE HELD MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
QUALIFICATION OF COUNCIL MEMBERS (SECTION 26-4)
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.
NOTICE OF VOTER REGISTRATION
TOWN OF CHESAPEAKE CITY
As prescribed by the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that there shall be Voter Registration days April 1 - May 1, 2015 at Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
- 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
By Authority Board of Election Supervisors Town of Chesapeake City, March 26, 2015
Know What’s Below; Call Before You Dig
SALISBURY, Md. – April is National Safe Digging Month and staying away from underground utility lines is as easy as 8-1-1. That is the underground utility locating service number to call before you put a shovel into the ground.
Whether you are putting in shrubbery or installing a fence, deck or mailbox, you should call 8-1-1 before each job in order to prevent damage to underground electric and gas lines, avoid fines and repair costs, and keep you, your family and neighbors safe. By law, the underground utility locating service must be called at least two days in advance of any work you plan to do.
The underground utility locating service is free, and simply calling 8-1-1 will bring someone to your home or business to mark all underground utilities so you will be able to dig safely,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “Calling 8-1-1 before digging will help you avoid fines and disgruntled neighbors if a hit line cuts off electric or gas service. But, more importantly, knowing where it’s safe to dig will avoid an accident that could result in injury or death.”
Be smart, dig safely and call 8-1-1 before you dig.
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We want to make sure all boaters are safe and pass through our waters with no incidents. Please pass this along to any boaters that you know. Thank you!
For more information, please visit our Boaters section here.
Chesapeake City's own Dann Marine Towing Company was able use their tugboat and crew to secure the Northside floating dock when it broke loose and started floating down the canal as a result of heavy ice accumulation. Thank you Dann Marine!
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Town Hall & Contact Information
The Town of Chesapeake City
108 Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to NOON
City Government Contacts
MAYOR : Dean Geracimos firstname.lastname@example.org
Harry Sampson (Historic, Water & Sewer) email@example.com
Tom Morris (Police Commissioner, Public Safety, Noise, Code Enforcement) firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Miners (Finance, Charter & Ethics, Dock, Newsletter) email@example.com
Frank Vari (Planning & Zoning, Parks & Recreation, Recycle & Races) firstname.lastname@example.org
Bert Wells (Tourism, Public Works) email@example.com
TOWN HALL STAFF
Valerie Walls (Treasurer) firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandra Edwards (Town Manager/Grant Writer) email@example.com
Mary Elizabeth Cooper (Water & Sewer Billing Clerk) firstname.lastname@example.org
David Pardee (Maintenance Engineer) email@example.com
CONSULTANTS / CONTRACTORS
Carla Miners (Economic Development & Tourism Director) firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Bernstine (Project Manager) email@example.com