Boards, Commissions & Committees

Planning Commission

To successfully fulfill the functions and duties as provided by the Land Use Article of the Maryland Annotated Code.

About the Land Use Article
In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly repealed Article 66B and Article 28 and replaced it with the Land Use Article. The State of Maryland entrusts local jurisdictions with land use planning authority to guide growth and development through the Land Use Article. The statute outlines the responsibilities, roles, and functions of the planning commission and sets the ground rules for planning and zoning powers.

Members (alphabetical by last name)
Lee Adams (Chair)
Chris Coluikos
Chris Haley
Rob McLarnon
Harry Sampson
Bill Staker
John Watson (Vice Chair)

Business (voting) Meetings are held at 6:30 pm the first Wednesday of every month. Workshops are held at 6:30 pm the third Wednesday of every month.

Planning Commission Ordinance & Permit Applications
The Comprehensive Development Ordinance are the rules and regulations for construction in Chesapeake City. Applications for the Historic District Commission are listed below for those building permits that are required in South Chesapeake City Historic District Approval.

Please read the applications carefully and call Town Hall at 410-885-5298 if you have any questions.

Plans & Ordinances

Historic District Commission

To safeguard the local heritage by preserving the cultural, socio-economic, political and architectural elements of the Town’s Historic District.

Meetings are held at Town Hall on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.

Commission Members

Harriett Davis, Chair
Karen Rita
Tracey Sampson
Elaine Shepard
Carolyn Blevins
Mark Huddleston
Amanda MacCauley

Board of Appeals

To hear and decide appeals and rule on requests as provided in Section 4.07 of Article 66B of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

Board Members
Martin Salmon, Chair
Findley McCool
Brian Bluman
Cindy Ortt
Alan Myers
Andrea Driscoll – Alternate

Board of Elections

Board Members
Harriett Davis, Chair
Debbie Miller
Anne Peacock
Bob Loller

Parks, Recreation & Environmental Committee

Purpose To serve in an advisory capacity to Town Council on all park and recreation related projects and programs.

Plan for Proposed Improvements at Union Street Park (Click to view PDF)

Meetings The 2nd Tuesday of each month at Town Hall.

Members Councilperson Tommy Morris., Chair Gale Stevens Sandra Edwards (staff)

Committee Members Needed – Please contact Town Hall at 410-885-5298 if interested

Water & Sewer Advisory Committee

If you have a Water / Sewer Emergency please call the Town Hall during business hours at 410-885-5298.

After hours contact  Water/Sewer Commissioner Harry Sampson via email at:

If you experience a problem with the color, odor or tast of your water please take a sample in a clean plastic container and IMMEDIATELY place it in your refrigerator.  Call Town Hall at 410-885-5298 or during non business hours email Harry Sampson (see above).