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.

 

Our Latest News, Announcements & Notices

Special Session with a Public Hearing

The Town of Chesapeake City will hold a Special Session with a Public Hearing on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 6:30 pm, via Zoom for the following Ordinances.  The public can offer comments before or during the meeting by viewing the Facebook Live Feed or via email at .

You may view and/or download the ordinances here:

Mayor and Council Closed Session

A Closed Session will be called on Monday,  October 15, 2020 by Mayor and Council on 6:30 pm at Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, Maryland to consult with counsel to discuss the sale of Town Owned Property.

Town Council Meeting Rescheduled

The Town Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020, has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

William Donald Schaefer Award

The Town of Chesapeake City would like to congratulate Susie Webster-Campbell for earning the William Donald Schaefer Award for Cecil County. 

Please watch the official video here: https://youtu.be/4RON-WJjF-c

Your effort with the Veteran Tour Bus Trips is beyond compare and this award is well deserved!!  Again, congratulations!!

Public Safety Community Advisory Committee

The Town of Chesapeake City is seeking volunteers for a Public Safety Community Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will be led by Councilman Randy McLennan and the mission will be to brainstorm and research solutions for the rising public safety issues, specifically traffic issues, in the Town.

If you are interested in volunteering to further improve our Town, please send a letter of interest, listing your qualifications and any other specialized knowledge or background, to Tonya Lockwood at Town Hall or via email at  by Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

New Farmers Market

NEW!

Friday Farm Market

4:00 – 7:00 In & around Beck’s Landing @ Town Hall

Illustrated baskets of veggies

Trash & Recycling Collection Pushed Back

Due to the impending weather event our trash contractor MPK will be putting off regular trash collection until Wednesday & recycling collection until Thursday. Please take extra effort to secure your items on both days. Thank you and Please Be safe.

Sample Ballot

Click HERE to view a sample ballot for the upcoming election!

Accepting Letters of Interest for Purchase of Town Property Located at 243 Biddle Street

The Town of Chesapeake City is accepting letters of interest for purchase of Town property located at 243 Biddle Street, map 200 parcel 127.  Please send letters to Town of Chesapeake City, 108 Bohemia Ave, Chesapeake City MD 21915 or email .

Please submit any questions in writing. Satellite image and SDAT information can be found at https://cecilmaps.org/.

A map of Biddle Street with a section outlined in yellow highlighter

Facade Grant Application Deadline Extended

The Town of Chesapeake City is happy to announce that applications are now available to property owners for the Façade Improvement Grant. Applications are available at the Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue or may be downloaded from the Town Website at www.chesapeakecity-md.gov.

The Facade Improvement Program supports exterior facade projects to recover and promote the integrity of the buildings and improve the visual characteristics of the community. The Chesapeake City Façade Improvement Program is funded by the State of Maryland’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Community Legacy Program.

Please refer to the Facade Grant Application for additional information and guidelines. Applications must be submitted to the Town on or before Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at 12:00 pm.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FACADE GRANT APPLICATION PDF

2020 Town of Chesapeake City Municipal Elections

Mayor and 2 Councilpersons

Date and Location
Because of Covid-19 there will be changes to our Election procedure. More updates to come.
Your health and safety are our greatest concern.

Election Day will be Monday, July 6, 2020.

Filing of Candidates
Any qualified person seeking to be a candidate for Town Council must file a certificate of candidacy at the Town Hall, 108 Bohemia Avenue, Chesapeake City, MD. 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 on June 5, 2020.

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 a 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.

Qualification of Mayor:
SECTION 26-17
The Mayor shall have resided in the Town for at least one year immediately preceding their election and shall be a qualified registered voter of the Town. The Mayor 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.

Download Certificate for Candidacy for Mayor PDF

Download Certificate for Candidacy for Council Member PDF

Download Signed CA Resolution 2020-01 PDF

Download Signed Resolution 2020-01 PDF

Extra Trash Pick-up

The Town of Chesapeake City understands that with everyone being home for extended periods of time, that it will naturally generate more household trash. During the pandemic the Town will be allowing up to two cans of trash and two cans of recycling for each pickup. Please do not place bags of trash or recycling on the ground, trash needs to be in a trash can to be picked up. If you plan to clean out your basement or have a large volume pick-up of that type, please call MPK Services directly at 302-803-0282 to schedule and pay for a bulk pick-up.

PUBLIC NOTICE – Coronavirus

Following Governor Hogan’s Executive Order to minimize social contact:

  • Residents and Visitors are encouraged to call 410-885-5298 or email staff with questions or concerns, rather than visiting Town Hall.
  • For EMERGENCIES only, please call 443-566-0607.
  • Staff will be telecommuting when possible and the doors to Town Hall will remain locked to limit face to face contact with Staff.
  • Should you need to drop off a Water/Sewer Payment, Zoning Application, Façade Grant Application, or any other document, please use the slot in the bottom of the back door.
  • Documents such as Zoning Applications, Façade Grant Applications, Email addresses and phone numbers can be found at chesapeakecity-md.gov

Town of Chesapeake City Meeting Procedures

In order to comply with Governor Hogan’s Executive Orders regarding social distancing and gatherings of no more than 10 people, the following procedures will be in effect until further notice.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Town Hall at 410-885-5298 or email Tonya at the address above.

PUBLIC NOTICE

Following Governor Hogan’s Executive Order to minimize social contact, Chesapeake City Town Hall will remain open with precautions in place.

 

  • Residents and Visitors are encouraged to call or email with questions or concerns, rather than visiting Town Hall.
  • The doors to Town Hall will remain locked to limit face to face contact with Staff.
  • Should you need to drop off a Water/Sewer Payment, Zoning Application, Façade Grant Application, or any other document, please use the slot in the bottom of the back door.
  • Documents such as Zoning Applications, Façade Grant Applications, Email addresses and phone numbers can be found at www.chesapeakecity-md.gov

Conquer the Bridge III

Flier for Conquer the Bridge Event - Image of people walking over bridge - October 3, 2020 at 11:30

Click to download flier PDF

Postponed to Oct 2, 2021

Run or Walk the Chesapeake City Bridge!
For the 3rd time, you have the unique opportunity to conquer the bridge that connects the north and south sides of Chesapeake City, Maryland by crossing over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

Join us to benefit the Town of Chesapeake City and the C. C. Volunteer Fire Company and bring a non-perishable food item for the C. C. Ecumenical Society.

Date: October 3, 2020 11:30 am

Cost:

  • $25 Pre-registration ON OR BEFORE Sept. 22, 2020
  • $30 Registration ON OR AFTER Sept. 23, 2020
  • $15 Registration for participants 11 years of age and under

Register: With online form at WWW.RACES2RUN.COM

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM

*You MUST register by Sept. 22 to guarantee a commemorative shirt!
Registration, Check-in, and Warm-up beginning at 9:00 am for ALL participants located in grass area near south bound turn lane.

PARKING LOCATED IN NORTH CHESAPEAKE CITY WITH BUS TRASPORTAION TO START OF RACE.

Town Trash Collection

MPK Services has taken over our waste removal service.

  • They delivered new trash cans in June. If you didn’t get one, please contact our office.
  • Residents are responsible for their own recycling and yard waste containers.
  • Recycling stickers are available at Town Hall.

The pick-up schedule remains the same:

  • Monday – Yard waste pick-up
  • Tuesday – Trash pick-up
  • Wednesday – Recycling pick-up