Boards, Commissions & Committees

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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In 2012, the Maryland General Assembly repealed Article 66B and Article 28 and replaced it with the Land Use Article.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.

Lee Adams                Dan Malloy        Bill Staker        Vicki Lowman-Griffith
Susan Trentham      Rick Webster      Amber Durand

Business (voting) Meetings are held at 6:30 pm the first Wednesday of every month. Zoning Applications must be submitted to Town Hall 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting date to be placed on the agenda.

Zoning Ordinance
The Comprehensive Development Ordinance and the Architectural Design Standards set forth the rules and regulations for development and construction projects within the Town of Chesapeake City. (Projects or proposals on properties located within the Historic District must be reviewed by the Historic Commission prior to being reviewed by the Planning Commission.)

2024 - Meetings & Agendas

  • January 3 – Agenda   |  Minutes
  • February 7 – No Meeting Held
  • March 6 – No Meeting Held
  • April 3 – Agenda  

2023 Meetings & Agendas

2022 Meetings & Agendas

2021 Meetings & Agendas

2020 Minutes & Agendas

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 Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Historic Applications MUST be submitted to Town Hall 7 days prior to the scheduled meeting date to be placed on the agenda. 

Commission Members
Lisa Still
Sarah Ford-Ferrara
Donna Doyle
Carey Maloumian
Mike DeFino

2024 MInutes & Agendas

January 23 – Agenda   |  Minutes

February 27 – Agenda   |  Minutes

March 26 – Agenda

2023 MInutes & Agendas

2022 Minutes & Agendas

2021 MInutes & Agendas

2020 MInutes & Agendas

Board of Appeals

The board of Appeals shall have the authority to:

  1. Hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision, action, or determination made by the Zoning Administrator. The Board may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the order, requirement, decision or determination as ought to be made and to that end shall have powers of the Zoning Administrator from whom the appeal is taken. The Board of Appeals is only authorized to hear and decide on appeals of the Zoning Administrator and no other agency or body.
  2. Hear and decide Special Exceptions that have first obtained a favorable recommendation fro the Planning Commission as authorized under §2.2.7 of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance.
  3. Authorize a variance from the terms of the Ordinance as provided for in §2.2.5 of the Comprehensive Development Ordinance.

Board Members
Alan Myers, Chair
Martin Salmon
Shane O’Hare
Cindy Ortt
Linda Bradley                                                                      Lisa Still- Alternate

Board of Appeals Application & Instructions

Parks, Recreation & Environmental Committee

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

PDF Downloads

Plan for Proposed Improvements at Union Street Park

Helen Titter Park Plan

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

Councilperson Frank Vari
Gail Stevens
Anna England

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

Board of Elections

Board Members
Debbie Miller, Chair 
Robert Loller   
Karyn Huddleston 
Joanne Lund   
Gail Stevens                                                             
Tammy Smithers 
Tyler Simonds