- 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.
We will be participating in the Mosquito Control Program this year and will be starting soon. Should anyone have any questions pertaining to spraying can be directed to Mosquito12322@yahoo.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecil Transit provides scheduled demand service to the Town of Chesapeake City on the first Wednesday of each month. For more information, please download the document below or contact Town Hall.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CECIL TRANSIT INFORMATION PDF
Water & Sewer Information
Artesian Water Company provides the town with water. For water quality issues (taste, color, odor, etc.) contact Artesian at 302.453.6922.
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.
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 Mayor Rich Taylor at 443-553-4129
- Town Maintenance Engineer John Loveless at 443-566-0607
- Miller Environmental Company Sewer (Waste Water Treatment Plant) Emergency number – 610-223-9637
Animal Care & Control
Animal Complaint Procedures
The Town of Chesapeake City entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cecil County Government that established the County as the provider of animal care and control services within the Town’s corporate municipal limits. In addition, the Town adopted the County’s Animal Care and Control Ordinance (can be viewed/downloaded at http://ecode360.com/16162739) as required under the MOU. Thus, all questions, concerns, and complaints about animal care and control should be directed to Cecil County Animal Services at:
Dogs running-at-large and owners not picking up their animal’s waste on public and private property are ongoing problems in town. If you have witnessed one of these violations or any other violation of the Animal Care and Control Ordinance, please complete the complaint form found on Cecil County Animal Services website via the following link:
Please note that it is extremely helpful if you obtain a photograph of the violation (i.e.: loose or nuisance dog violation) and attach the photo with the complaint indicating the date and time of the violation. A photo of the residence where you believe the owner lives is also helpful for the investigation. Completed application forms can be emailed, mailed, or dropped off at Cecil County Animal Services or at Chesapeake City Town Hall (108 Bohemia Ave.) and we can forward the complaint form to Animal Services.
Special note: If the complaint is an emergency in nature, please call 911. Examples of emergency situations include, but are not limited to, a severe dog bite to a human, an aggressive dog at large that poses a threat to public safety or other domestic animals, animal abuse or neglected animals that need emergency attention.
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.
To schedule a Bulk Pick-up or for any questions or concerns, please contact MPK Services at https://www.mpktrash.com/ or 302-803-0282.
More specifics on what is acceptable recycling materials may be found here:
Recycling and Trash Guidelines
Trash Pick-up is every Tuesday, please have your Trash can at your designated pickup area by 8:00 AM
Recycling Pick-up is every Wednesday, please have your Recycling can at your designated pickup area by 8:00 AM.
Recycling Stickers are available at Town Hall for you to place on your designated Recycling can.
TRASH AND RECYCLING PICK-UP DOES NOT INCLUDE BUILDING OR CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.
Holidays: MPK Services 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 Policy
In the event of inclement weather, MPK Services 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.
Yard Waste Pickup Guidelines
Yard Waste Pick-up is every Monday, please have your Yard Waste at your designated pickup area by 8:00 AM
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, and cut grass.
IT DOES NOT INCLUDE BUILDING/CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS.
YARD WASTE MUST BE BAGGED (in a paper bag), BUNDLED (no bigger than 4’x’4), or CANNED!
For more details, see below:
- 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.
Delmarva Power Reminds Customers to Call Before Digging
Know What’s Below; Call Before You Dig
Staying away from underground utility lines is as easy as 8-1-1. That is the underground utility locating service number to call before you put a shovel into the ground.
Whether you are putting in shrubbery or installing a fence, deck or mailbox, you should call 8-1-1 before each job in order to prevent damage to underground electric and gas lines, avoid fines and repair costs, and keep you, your family and neighbors safe. By law, the underground utility locating service must be called at least two days in advance of any work you plan to do.
“The underground utility locating service is free, and simply calling 8-1-1 will bring someone to your home or business to mark all underground utilities so you will be able to dig safely,” said Gary Stockbridge, Delmarva Power region president. “Calling 8-1-1 before digging will help you avoid fines and disgruntled neighbors if a hit line cuts off electric or gas service. But, more importantly, knowing where it’s safe to dig will avoid an accident that could result in injury or death.”
Be smart, dig safely and call 8-1-1 before you dig.
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Tax & Financial Information
CHESAPEAKE CITY PROPERTY TAX
.4688¢ per $100 of the assessed value of the property (2018-19 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.
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).
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.
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.
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 http://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.