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TOWN OFFICE CLOSED AND ALL MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD REMOTELY

St. Michaels Town Office is Closed to the Public

With concern for the safety of all during this emerging health crisis, the town office will closed to the public effective immediately. Staff will report for duty as assigned and will be answering phone calls and emails. All meetings scheduled to take place in the Town Office at 300 Mill Street are being held virtually. Please submit applications and make payments by mail or place in the “dropbox” located next to the office’s front door (No cash, please.)

FOR INFORMATION ON THE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 FROM THE TOWN, COUNTY AND STATE VISIT OUR COVID-19 PAGE HERE.

Please feel free to contact us at 410-745-9535. For a list of staff email addresses, click HERE.

For Public Works concerns, call (410) 745-5147.

In case of emergency, contact St. Michaels Police Department at 410-745-5000 or call 911.

By Authority of the Commissioners of St. Michaels

2020 Maryland Census

The 2020 Maryland Census will start in Mid-March when you will receive a postcard with instructions for completing the census on-line, by mail or by phone through the month of April. Click on the flyer below to print information about upcoming Census.

2020 Maryland Census2020 CENSUS FAQ

What is the census? The census is a count of every person who lives in the United States and its territories. It happens every 10 years. In early 2020, you will be asked to count everyone who lives in your home as of April 1. Responding to the 2020 Census is a chance to shape your future.

What’s in it for me? Your responses inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinics, schools, roads, and more. Census data gives community leaders vital information to make decisions about building community centers, opening businesses, and planning for the future. Responding also fulfills your civic duty because it’s mandated by the U.S. Constitution. The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790. Your responses are used to redraw legislative districts and determine the number of seats your state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Is my information safe? Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics. They cannot be used against you by any government agency or court in any way—not by the FBI, not by the CIA, not by the DHS, and not by ICE.

When can I respond to the census? In early 2020, every household in America will receive a notice to complete the census online, by phone, or by mail. In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that have yet to respond.

What will I be asked? You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, sex, and the number of people who live in your home, including children.

What won’t be asked? The census will never ask for Social Security numbers, bank or credit card numbers, money or donations, or anything related to political parties. For more information, visit: 2020CENSUS.GOV

For a sample questionnaire to prepare for the census, click HERE.

For more information about the 2020 Maryland Census, click (in English) HERE, en Español HERE.

October 1, 3 p.m.–Virtual Historic District Commission

The Historic District Commission usually meets on the 1st Thursday of the month at 3 p.m. Applications must be submitted 10 days prior to the meeting date by noon.

Due to the COVID-19, meetings will be held remotely. NOTE TIME CHANGE, 3 P.M./a>

Historic District Commission Agenda, October 1, 2020
Meeting agendas are tentative. Check for updates as meeting date approaches.

Join meeting on computer or smart phone with video and audio on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3264261778
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

Join meeting by phone with audio only on Zoom:
1-301-715-8592
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

For more information, please contact the Town Office at 410.745.9535, or 410.924.7618 during regular business hours.

Meeting dates (Submit dates by noon Monday)
SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 (AUGUST 24, 2020)
OCTOBER 1, 2020 (SEPTEMBER 21, 2020)
NOVEMBER 5, 2020 (OCTOBER 26, 2020)
DECEMBER 3, 2020 (NOVEMBER 23, 2020)

Rules and Procedures
Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure

October 6, 2 p.m.— Virtual Planning Commission Work Session

The Planning Commission usually meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the town office located at 300 Mill Street here in St. Michaels. Applications to the Commission are due to the Town Office by noon 20 days prior to the meeting.

Planning Commission Work Session AGENDA
Due to the COVID-19 stay at home order, the meetings will be held remotely.
Meeting agendas are tentative. Check for updates as meeting date approaches.

Join Zoom meeting by computer or smart phone:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3264261778
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

To join with audio only by phone:
1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

REGULAR MEETING DATES (SUBMITTAL DEADLINES by 12 NOON FRIDAY)
October 22, 2020 (Submit by October 2, 2020)
(Revised Meeting Date??) November 26, 2020 (Submit by November 6, 2020)
(Revised Meeting Date??) December 24, 2020 (Submit by December 4, 2020)

NOTE: ZONING CODE REWRITE ANNOUNCEMENT
To follow the progress of the Zoning Code Rewrite, visit our webpage HERE.

Rules of Procedure
Planning Commission Rules of Procedure

Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

October 12–Office Closed for Columbus Day

October 13, 4 p.m.—Virtual Waterways Management Advisory Board Work Session

The Waterways Management Advisory Board (Panel) meets the second Tuesday of the month (at least once a year) at the request of the Commissioners or the Planning Commission. Meetings are held at the Town Office at 300 Mill Street. Public is encouraged to join meeting.

Due to the COVID-19 stay at home order, the meetings will be held remotely.

Meeting agendas are tentative. Check for updates as meeting date approaches.

To join with computer or smart phone with video and audio:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3264261778
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

To join with audio only by phone:
+1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

By Authority of the Commissioners of St. Michaels

October 14, 6 p.m.–Virtual COSM Working Session

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) usually meet the second Wednesday of the month for a public working session and on the fourth Wednesday of the month for a public legislative session beginning at 6 p.m.

Tentative Agenda Items:

  • Accommodation Tax
  • FY21 Budget Items (will be discussed at every session)
  • Health care
  • Extension of the Nature Trail
  • Planning Commission- parking study
  • Waterways Committee update on study

Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

NOTE: We are using Zoom for this Virtual Meeting. If you have not used Zoom, please take a few minutes to download the free app to your computer or smart phone prior to joining the meeting.

Join meeting by computer or smart phone by clicking link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3264261778
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

Join by phone with audio only:
+1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

Other meetings will be added as necessary such as public meetings and hearings, working sessions, special working sessions, special legislative sessions and closed sessions — as set by the Commission on an as needed basis.

COSM Meeting Rules of Procedure

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office at 410-745-9535 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Participation: All comments from the public will be taken during the period set aside for “Comments from the Public.” The “Comments from the Public” portion of the Commission agenda shall have a limited time period as determined by the Commissioners, and shall be at the beginning and at the end of each agenda. To be recognized, a member of the public should raise his or her hand and wait to be recognized by the President. Comments and questions should be kept brief and to the point, and be directed to the President.

October 19, 4 p.m.—Parks & Recreation

Regular meetings are usually held the third Monday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Town Office, 300 Mill Street
Note: This meeting will be held outside of the Town Office on folding chairs and not “virtually” as all other town meetings are held. If you would like to attend, bring a chair and a mask and sit with social distancing in mind, please.

Future Dates (tentative):
November 16
December 21

October 28, 6 p.m.–Virtual COSM Legislative Session

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) usually meet the second Wednesday of the month for a public working session and on the fourth Wednesday of the month for a public legislative session beginning at 6 p.m.

Tentative Agenda Items:

  • FY21 Budget Items (will be discussed at every session)
  • Improve air filtration system in Town Office – plan and estimate being prepared
  • Empty Town Boat slips and lease review – involve Waterways Committee

Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

NOTE: We are using Zoom for this Virtual Meeting. If you have not used Zoom, please take a few minutes to download the free app to your computer or smart phone prior to joining the meeting.

Join meeting by computer or smart phone by clicking link below:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3264261778
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

Join by phone with audio only:
+1 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 326 426 1778

Other meetings will be added as necessary such as public meetings and hearings, working sessions, special working sessions, special legislative sessions and closed sessions — as set by the Commission on an as needed basis.

COSM Meeting Rules of Procedure

If you have any questions, please contact the Town Office at 410-745-9535 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Participation: All comments from the public will be taken during the period set aside for “Comments from the Public.” The “Comments from the Public” portion of the Commission agenda shall have a limited time period as determined by the Commissioners, and shall be at the beginning and at the end of each agenda. To be recognized, a member of the public should raise his or her hand and wait to be recognized by the President. Comments and questions should be kept brief and to the point, and be directed to the President.

April 25 to November—Farmers Market

Market

Click here to watch a video about the St. Michaels Farmers Market

Follow the Farmers Market on Facebook

When: Saturday, April 25, 2020, 8:30a-11:30a
(8:30a-9:30a reserved for most vulnerable shoppers)
Where: 204 S. Talbot Street St. Michaels MD
Market opens with special precautions

MarketWe look forward to seeing our loyal customers and supporters to celebrate a new season of fresh, locally grown and produced food.

Our vendors are all eagerly awaiting the opening of the Market season and we might even have a few new vendors in our Pop-up Tent…..come check it out.

The Market gratefully returns as an ‘essential’ business and will have COVID19 protections for you and our vendors in place.
Thanks to Windon Distilling for providing hand sanitizer that will be in use at our two hand washing stations to keep people safe while at the Market.

While social distancing will still be a necessity of our times, please do come out, safely and respectfully to re-stock your pantries and support local farmers, makers and bakers!

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
Please consider helping. To support our farmers and our community, we are working extra hard to provide appropriate safety measures. We could use helpers with market set up and to provide customer information at our market entrances, especially on opening day.

It takes a village and WE NEED YOU!
EMAIL: stmichaelsmarket@gmail.com