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Information for New Residents of Chesapeake City can be found here.

House Numbers

All Residents are reminded that house numbers are required, specifically for emergency services response.

Please make sure that your home is appropriately numbered and that the numbers are at least 3 inches in height and visible from the street.

Water & Sewer Information

Water Quality

Artesian Water Company provides the town with water.  For water quality issues (taste, color, odor, etc.) contact Artesian at 302.453.6922.

Important!
If you experience a problem with the color, odor or taste of your water please take a sample in a clean plastic container and IMMEDIATELY place it in your refrigerator.

Water Emergencies

In case of an emergency (such as a water main break), contact:

  • During business hours call Town Hall at 410-885-5298
  • After business hours contact Harry Sampson at 443-466-4833 or  h.sampson@chesapeakecity-md.gov
  • Town Maintenance Engineer David Pardee at 443-566-0607
  • Miller Environmental Company Sewer (Waste Water Treatment Plant) Emergency number - 1-610-301-6739.

DOWNLOAD - Water & Sewer Ordinance June 2013

 

Animal Care & Control

Please note that A Buddy For Life, Inc. performs Animal Care and Control Services for Cecil County. Animal Control officers are on duty Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.

The officers are available for after hour emergencies and emergencies are defined as:

  • a life threatening situation when it is claimed an animal is a threat to human life
  • severely injured domestic stray animals
  • reports of animal cruelty requiring immediate intervention

 377 Hutton Road
Elkton, MD 21921
www.abuddyforlife.org

Animal Care & Control Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

410.392.0000
info@ab4l.org

 

Trash / Recycling / Yard Waste

Schedule for Residential and Commercial Properties

Monday :  yard waste pickup *
Tuesday :  regular trash pickup  (black and yellow cans) *
Wednesday :  single stream recycling (your own container with sticker) *

* Please have containers in the designated pick-up area by 8:00 a.m.

DOWNLOAD : Cecil County Waste Program

Recycling and Trash Guidelines

Recycling Pickup Days every Wednesday so have your Recycling can at your  designated pickup area by 8:00 AM

Holidays :  Junk BeeGone will pick up the day after the normally scheduled day when pickup falls on a holiday.

Holidays include: Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, New Years Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Inclement Weather Policyrecycle1
In the event of inclement weather, Junk Bee Gone reserves the right to temporarily suspend services.  If service is suspended due to inclement weather, residential customers will be serviced on the next scheduled pickup day.

Recycling Stickers are available at Town Hall for you to place on your designated Recycling can.

Yard Waste Pickup Guidelines

YARD WASTE WINTER SCHEDULE:
There will be NO yard waste pickups in December, January and February.  In January, Christmas Trees ONLY will be picked up.

Yard waste includes BIODEGRADABLE YARD WASTE ONLY.  For example: leaves, branches, cut grass.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE BUILDING MATERIALS.

  • Yard waste should be bagged in paper not to exceed 30 lbs. Cans may be used. Do not leave yard waste on tarps for pickup.
  • No more than 10 bags per household per pick up day.  Any bags over the 10 bag limit will be picked up on the next regularly scheduled pick up day.
  • All waste must be biodegradable only. The town is only authorized to discard this type of waste.
  • Tree and shrub limbs must be bundled and tied in 4 ft sections or shorter, also not to exceed 30 lbs.
  • If you need any other type of pickup, call"Junk be Gone" at 302-275-0594 for pricing and availability.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

 

City Tax & Utility Rates

CHESAPEAKE CITY PROPERTY TAX
.4485¢ per $100 of the assessed value of the property (2014-15 tax year). Property taxes are collected by the Cecil County Treasurer’s Office.

WATER & SEWER
Billed Quarterly in July, October, January & April
Full payment is due by the end of the billing month
Late Fee: 1.5% / Month

RESIDENTIAL DWELLING-IN TOWN
Base rate of $165, plus $.00685 per gallon ($6.85 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water.  ($.00409 per gallon of water and $.00276 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage).

RESIDENTIAL MULTI-DWELLING UNIT
Base rate of $165 per quarter per each dwelling unit, plus $.00685 per gallon ($6.85 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water.  ($.00409 per gallon of water and $.00276 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage).

RESIDENTIAL DWELLING - OUT OF TOWN
1.5 times the In Town residential rate as above.

COMMERICAL UNIT
IN TOWN- WATER DEPENDENT UP TO 100K GALLONS PER QUARTER (formerly Commercial In-Town more than 40,000/yr)

Base rate of $258 per quarter plus $.02010 per gallon ($20.10 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water.  ($.012 per gallon of water and $.0081 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage).

COMMERCIAL UNIT
IN TOWN- WATER DEPENDENT OVER 100K GALLONS PER QUARTER

Base rate of $258 per quarter, water rate above for first 100,000 gallons, plus an additional:
100,000 gallons to 200,000 gallons- .001 per gallon of water ($1.00 per 1,000 gallons)
200,000 gallons to 300,000 gallons- .002 per gallon of water ($2.00 per 1,000 gallons)
300,000 gallons to 400,000 gallons- .003 per gallon of water ($3.00 per 1,000 gallons)
400,000 gallons to 500,000 gallons- .004 per gallon of water ($4.00 per 1,000 gallons)
500,000 gallons to 600,000 gallons- .005 per gallon of water ($5.00 per 1,000 gallons)
The same format will apply per increase of 100,000 gallons.

COMMERCIAL UNIT
IN TOWN- NON WATER DEPENDENT LESS THAN 10,000 GALLONS PER QUARTER
(formerly Commercial In-Town less than 40,000/yr)

Base rate of $165, plus $.00685 per gallon ($6.85 per 1,000 gallons) of metered water. ($.00409 per gallon of water and $.00276 per gallon of sewer, sewer is measured on water usage).  Any quarter that is more than 10,000 per quarter will be charged "Commercial Unit- In Town - Water Dependent Rate.

COMMERCIAL UNIT- WATER ONLY
Base rate and water rate determined on water usage as described in the above commercial categories.

COMMERCIAL UNIT- OUT OF TOWN
1.5 times the In Town commercial rate as above.

COMMERCIAL - MULTI PURPOSE
One base rate per business type plus usage charges as measured (in gallons) above.

RESIDENTIAL WATER ONLY - IN TOWN
Minimum base rate of $165 plus $.00409 per gallon ($4.09 per 1,000 gallons) of water.

RESIDENTIAL SEWER ONLY - IN TOWN
Minimum base rate of $165 plus $.00276 times 250 gallons per day, 91 days per quarter (one EDU as defined by MDE).

RESIDENTIAL WATER ONLY - OUT OF TOWN
Minimum base rate of $165 plus water usage rate of 1.5 times in town rate.

RESIDENTIAL SEWER ONLY - OUT OF TOWN
Minimum base rate of $165 plus sewer usage rate of 1.5 times in town rate.

Notes:

The Above rates are in addition to the BRF. The State of Maryland has passed Senate Bill 320 which raises the BRF (Bay Restoration Fee) to $15.00 per quarter, per unit. Any questions about this fund and to see if you qualify for exemption please go to www.dhr.state.md.us/meap/income.htm

The above modified Water and Sewer rates shall become effective with the commencement of the 3rd billing quarter in FY 2013.