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Public Works Department to Flush Hydrants

Public Works Department to Flush Hydrants within the Rio Vista and Bentley Hay Areas

The St. Michaels Public Works Department will flush the water system in the Rio Vista and Bentley Hay areas the week beginning Monday, March 22 through Friday, March 26th. The Public Works Department initiates the flushing of the Town’s water system annually. While flushing is in progress, customers may experience drops in water pressure or notice a rusty water color. Disturbance to the water system will be most prevalent during working hours 8am – 4pm of this week.

The Public Works Department recommends that customers avoid doing laundry during this time period and reduce the use of hot water. Please call the Town Office if you have any concerns or questions at 410-745-9535. Your cooperation and understanding are greatly appreciated.

By Authority of The Commissioners of St. Michaels

Jeff Richardson, Public Works Director

HELP WANTED: Public Works Crew

The Town of St. Michaels is accepting applications for a Crew Member within the Department of Public Works. The entry level position will focus on water treatment and distribution, and requires the ability to read written instructions, perform skilled and unskilled manual work and assigned maintenance and repair work. Individual must be able to lift 80 pounds, use hand tools and perform heavy manual work for an extended period of time under various weather conditions. A valid Maryland Driver’s license is required. Applicant with Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class One Water Operator license and/or both is preferred. Applicant must be able to take direction and perform tasks with limited supervision. Applicant must demonstrate a willingness to learn, perform and complete a variety of tasks including, general labor tasks, refuse collection, machinery operation, and correctly perform water testing methods and complete water monitoring reports. Position requires employee to attend and complete associated course work, including, but not limited to: Water Operator License, Water Distribution License, Commercial Driver’s License (C.D.L.), Roadside Tree Expert Certificate, and Flagger’s Certificate.

The Town of St. Michaels offers a 40-hour work week with limited overtime opportunities, and benefit package. This is an entry level position. Applications may be obtained by contacting the Town Office, at 410-745-9535, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Resume may be submitted to jweisman@stmichaelsmd.gov EOE/ADA

TOWN OFFICE CLOSED AND ALL MEETINGS HELD REMOTELY

St. Michaels Town Office is Closed to the Public

With concern for the safety of all during this health crisis, the town office will closed to the public. 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 using Zoom. 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

April TBD, 3 p.m.–Virtual COSM FY22 Budget Sessions

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) are holding a series of special sessions on March 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16, at 3 p.m. to have a discussion of the FY22 budget.

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. 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 27, 6 p.m.–Virtual COSM Legislative Session NEW DATE

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.

COSM Legislative Session AGENDA, April 27, 2021
HDC Design Guidelines Presentation
Resolution 2021-03: HDC Guidelines
Ord. 525, Chpt 285: Streets, Sidewalks, Alleys Amendment
Ord. 523: Sea Level Rise Commission
Parking Response Request
St. Michaels Museum Carriage Rides
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.

May 4, 2 p.m.–Planning Commission Work Session

The Planning Commission meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month via virtual (Zoom) meeting from 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 date. Date subject to change as schedules permit.

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

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

REGULAR MEETING DATES (SUBMITTAL DEADLINES by 12 NOON FRIDAY)
April 6, 2021 (Submit by March 17, 2021)
April 20, 2021 (Submit by March 31, 2021)
May 4, 2021 (Submit by April 14, 2021)
May 18, 2021 (Submit by April 28, 2021)
June 1, 2021 (Submit by May 12, 2021)
June 15, 2021 (Submit by May 26, 2021)
July 6, 2021 (Submit by June 16, 2021)
July 20, 2021 (Submit by June 30, 2021)
August 3, 2021 (Submit by July 14, 2021)
August 17, 2021 (Submit by July 28, 2021)
September 7, 2021 (Submit by August 18, 2021)
September 21, 2021 (Submit by September 1, 2021)
October 5, 2021 (Submit by September 15, 2021)
October 19, 2021 (Submit by September 29, 2021)
November 2, 2021 (Submit by October 13, 2021)
November 16, 2021 (Submit by October 27, 2021)
December 7, 2021 (Submit by November 17, 2021)
December 21, 2021 (Submit by December 1, 2021)
Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of the meeting.

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.

May 6, 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.

At the April 1 meeting, in addition to regular agenda items, the Historic District Commission presented an update of the Historic District Design Review Guidelines. For a draft for review, click HERE.

Due to the COVID-19, meetings will be held remotely.

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 during regular business hours.

Meeting dates (Submit dates by noon Monday)
MAY 6, 2021 (APRIL 26, 2021)
JUNE 3, 2021 (MAY 24, 2021)
JULY 1, 2021 (JUNE 21, 2021)
AUGUST 5, 2021 (JULY 26, 2021)
SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 (AUGUST 23, 2021)
OCTOBER 7, 2021 (SEPTEMBER 27, 2021)
NOVEMBER 4, 2021 (OCTOBER 25, 2021)
DECEMBER 2, 2021 (NOVEMBER 22, 2021)

Rules and Procedures
Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure

May 10, 5:30 p.m.—Virtual Board of Zoning Appeals

The Board of Zoning Appeals usually meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m., and on an as-needed basis.

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 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 during regular business hours.

Meeting dates (Submit dates)
May 10, 2021 (Submit by April 19, 2021)
June 8, 2020 (Submit by May 18, 2021)
July 12, 2021 (Submit by June 21, 2021)
August 9, 2021 (Submit by July 19, 2021)
September 13, 2021 (Submit by August 23, 2021)
October 11, 2021 Office closed call (Submit by September 20, 2021)
November 8, 2021 (Submit by October 18, 2021)
December 13, 2021 (Submit by November 22, 2021)

Rules and Procedures
Board of Appeals Rules of Procedure

By Authority Commissioners of St. Michaels

May 11, 4 p.m.– Virtual Waterways Management Advisory Board

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

For more information, please contact the Town Office at 410-745-9535 during regular business hours.

By Authority of the Commissioners of St. Michaels

May 12, 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.

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.