News & Notices

The Town of Chesapeake City strives to keep all residents informed and up-to-date on all important matters impacting their lives here in our charming town. If there are announcements you feel are missing, please feel free to reach out to us at 410-885-5298 or contact us via our online form and mark the “I think an important announcement is missing from the website” box.

Chesapeake City Budget Fiscal Year 2018-2019, Increasing of the Constant Yield Tax

Notice is hereby given that Chesapeake City Town Council will conduct a Public Hearing on Monday April 23rd beginning at 6:30pm at Chesapeake City Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City MD.

For the purpose of considering and receiving public testimony on proposed Chesapeake City Budget Fiscal Year 2018- 2019, including the raising of the Constant Yield Tax.  Copies of the proposed Chesapeake City Budget Fiscal Year 2019 are available to the public for viewing at the Chesapeake City Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD.

Town Council Approved Charter Amendment Resolutions

On Monday, April 9, 2018, Town Council approved:

Charter Amendment Resolution No. 2017.11 (Click to view resolution)

A Resolution of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland for Purposes of Amending the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City to require the Mayor to submit a Budget to the Town Council at least 90 days before the beginning of a fiscal year, and to authorize a designated Town Councilmember to countersign checks.

Charter Amendment Resolution No. 2017.11A (Click to view resolution)

A Resolution of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland for Purposes of Amending the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City to transfer the power to appoint and remove officers and employees of the Town Government from the Mayor to the Town Council, upon recommendation of the Employment Committee.

Town Council to Hold a Special Session

A Special Session will be held to present the Fiscal 2018-2019 DRAFT Budget

Date & Time: Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 4:00pm

Location: Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, Maryland

Town Council will hold a Closed Session Following the Special Session to discuss Employee Compensation


Notice of Voter Registration: Town Election June 4, 2018

As prescribed by the Charter of the Town of Chesapeake City, Maryland, notice is hereby given that there shall be Voter Registration days April 2, 2018 through May 4, 2018 at Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue during the hours of 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 12 Noon on Fridays.

Qualifications are:

  • Is a citizen of the United States;
  • Will be 18 years old by the date of the Town Election held on June 4, 2018
  • 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 30, 2018

Mayor and Councilpersons (2) Candidate Qualifications; Deadline to File

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 4, 2018.

Finance Committee Meeting Rescheduled

The Finance Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 6:30 pm has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 6:30 pm.

There may be 3 or more councilmembers in attendance. Town business aligned with the meeting’s agenda may be discussed.

Delmarva Power Ready for Next Nor’easter

Heavy, wet snow and ice could result in outages, customers encouraged to prepare

With high winds, ice and heavy, wet snow – up to a foot in some places – forecasted to hit the region over the next 36 hours, Delmarva Power is ready. Delmarva Power’s Emergency Response Organization is prepared and all available personnel are standing by to restore service for customers as safely and quickly as possible. In addition to 200 internal linemen, Delmarva Power has more than 100 overhead line contractors and tree crew personnel to support customers across its service area.

Heavy, wet snow and ice can accumulate on trees, adding significant weight that can cause branches to break and result in power outages for customers. If outages do occur, field crews and personnel will work to repair the damage and safely restore service for customers as quickly as possible.

Delmarva Power reminds customers to stay safe during extreme winter weather and prepare for possible storm damage. Customers can visit Delmarva Power’s website at, use the mobile app or contact the company at 1-800-898-8042 to report any outages.

  • Always stay away from any storm damaged electrical equipment, especially downed power lines and tree limbs that may come into contact with power lines.
  • Never use an oven or other cooking devices as a heat source for your home.
  • Don’t connect your generator directly to your home’s wiring. Never use a generator indoors, in an attached garage or other enclosed structure. Read and adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions for safe operation.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and relatives.

Just as Delmarva Power has made preparations ahead of the storm, customers also should be prepared for the impact of severe weather:

  • Have a flashlight with fresh batteries on each floor of your home.
  • Have a supply of bottled water and easy-to-prepare, non-perishable foods available.
  • Charge cell phones and other mobile devices.
  • More tips are available at

Over the last five years, Delmarva Power has spent hundreds of millions of dollars modernizing the local energy grid to enhance reliability for customers and prevent those outages that can be prevented. This work has resulted in the most reliable electric service in the company’s history.

To learn more about Delmarva Power, visit The Source, Delmarva Power’s online newsroom. Find additional information by visiting, on Facebook at and on Twitter at Delmarva Power’s mobile app is available at

Recycling Pickup Change

Due to inclement weather Recycling will NOT be picked up tomorrow.  Normal recycling pick-up will resume next Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

Single-Stream Recycling

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  • Food and beverage cartons
  • Mixed paper: catalogues, magazines, newspapers, junk mail and envelopes
  • Food boxes, toilet paper, and FLATTENED cardboard boxes
  • Aluminum cans and empty aerosol cans
  • Plastic bottles, jugs, containers and bulky plastic items
  • Glass bottles and jars

Items NOT accepted in single-stream recycling:

  • NO plastic bags
  • NO plastic food trays or cups
  • NO styrofoam
  • NO pizza or frozen food boxes
  • NO napkins or paper towels
  • NO ceramic
  • NO construction debris
  • NO yard waste
  • NO hazardous waste


Chesapeake City Transportation Service Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey that Cecil County Transportation Services and the Town of Chesapeake City are conducting to determine if there is a need for transportation services to be offered in Chesapeake City.

It will only take a few minutes of your time and the resulting data could benefit several members of our community! Just click the link below. Thank you for your time!

Click HERE to take the survery

Winter Weather Preparedness & Awareness

Image result for snowstorm clipartDear Residents,

We’ve already experienced a few snow events, extremely cold temperatures, and blistering winds this winter and we’re technically only about two weeks into the season. We urge you to be prepared and heed the advice of our local and state emergency management officials.

Please make sure your pantry is stocked (enough to get you through a few days), keep batteries on hand for things like flashlights in the event of a power outage, bring your pets inside, keep a stockpile of blankets handy (and some in your car too), keep your cell phones charged, and your vehicle’s gas tank full. And check your water pipes! We recommend wrapping them with foam or some other insulation as a precautionary measure. Also, don’t forget to check on your family, friends, and neighbors, especially if they’re older or infirm.

Should you need to get warm please feel free to stop by Town Hall during normal business hours – we’d be happy to share the heat, some coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. That said, we do not have a generator at Town Hall so in the event of a town-wide power outage stay safe and as warm as possible by being prepared. If the power outage is for an extended period of time we will provide updates on emergency shelters and services on our website and/or with a Code Red call (call us with your phone number & address if you’re not on our call list already). Please report power outages and downed wires directly to Delmarva Power at 1-800-898-8042 or through Delmarva Power’s mobile app.

Remember, never go near downed wires and always stay clear of working crews.

New Mayor Elected

Congratulations to Newly Elect Mayor of Chesapeake City, Rich Taylor! We look forward to working with you!

Job Opening: Code Enforcement Officer (PT Contractual)

Town of Chesapeake City is seeking a professional, personable, and capable individual to join our team who performs professional work enforcing Town codes and ordinances.

Position is contractual and is expected not to exceed 8 hours/week. Minimum qualifications include High School diploma or G.E.D equivalent; and three years of code enforcement experience involving public contact in a municipal setting; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Send cover letter and resume via email to or mail to Town of Chesapeake City, 108 Bohemia Ave., Chesapeake City, MD 21915 by 4:00 p.m. on October 3, 2017.  PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS. EOE.

Head to the “Employment/Bid Opportunities” page to view full job description

Noise Complaints

noiseiconAll Noise Complaints should be referred to Councilwoman Carolyn Blevins at or 410-885-2120.

Or to Town Hall during normal business hours (9:00 am – 4:30 pm) at 410-885-5298.

Public Notice

There MAY BE 3 OR MORE Town Councilpersons attending the Planning Commission Meetings, held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.

This means that Town Business aligned with the respective meeting’s agenda, may be discussed.

Memorial Bench Dedication

The Town of Chesapeake City would like to honor Carla Miners for the hard work and artistic talent that she brought to us. She was dedicated to making this town the best it could be! Please visit this bench located at the Head of the Ben Cardin Trail and enjoy the view, as it was Carla’s favorite! Thank you, Carla and Bill Miners for everything you have done for the Town of Chesapeake City!

Chesapeake City Town Election Results

Congratulations to incumbent Councilperson Frank Vari,  former Councilperson Rebecca Mann, and to newcomer Carolyn Blevins!
Also, the Town of Chesapeake City would like to thank the other candidates, Bill Staker and Brian M. Bluman for their interest and a special thank you to Trudy Stevenson Carter with whom it has been a pleasure to work with for the past year and a half.