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Employment Opportunities: Director of Public Works and Public Works Crew

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Town of St. Michaels, population 1,040, is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and is seeking a Director of Public Works. The Director will directly manage six employees and provide management of the Town Planner, Public Works Department, and a Class I, Addendum 5 water treatment plant. The Director will also provide assistance to the Board of Commissioners, Waterways Management Advisory Board, Planning Commission, and Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Commission as needed. Candidates for the position should have a minimum of five (5) years of engineering management experience or equivalent experience that would enable them to effectively perform the job. A bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering degree is preferred, and a Professional Engineer license is also preferred. The Town of St. Michaels offers a generous benefit package including quality health care coverage, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, State of Maryland Retirement System, and the Town encourages training and development. Salary for the position is $75,000 to $105,000 depending on qualifications of the individual selected. Relocation expenses may be negotiable, and residency is not required. First review of resumes will be September 25th and the position will remain open until filled. 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 jrhodes@stmichaelsmd.gov EOE/ADA

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 a generous benefit package including quality health care coverage, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, State of Maryland Retirement System, and the Town encourages training and development. 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 jrhodes@stmichaelsmd.gov EOE/ADA

Strategic Guiding Principles

The following outline will serve as strategic guiding principles for St. Michaels government. Its purpose is to further advance the objectives of the Town’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan for the 21st century.

To improve the PROFESSIONAL performance of the Town organization, the Town will:
-Upgrade to the most current data and information software
-Streamline and modernize the Town website, and enhance online communications
-Update payroll and accounting procedures to current government standards
-Uniformly enforce all provisions of the Town Code

To promote PROGRESS in St. Michaels, the Town will:
-Promote St. Michaels as a safe exurban live/work space for families
-Encourage and support small business startup ventures, particularly minority owned
-Develop appropriate policy for controlled growth and renewal
-Protect the quality of life for residents while enhancing and elevating the visitor experience
-Take a proactive approach to confronting the effects of climate change and sea level rise

To ensure PARITY and live/work balance, the Town will:
-Pursue balance between the needs of the business community and the rights of all residents
-Provide an equal voice to all stakeholders
-Promote equal burden-sharing among all interests
-Promote the common goal of elevating the Town’s image and reputation

PROSPERITY is the end result of advancing the goals listed above. We seek a diversified economy that provides more employment and investment opportunities for the Town’s current residents, future residents, and businesses, while preserving our small-town charm. We must foster the correct balance between a vibrant tourist trade and a livable and sustainable community to ensure that all prosper.

PROFESSIONAL – PROGRESS – PARITY – PROSPERITY

Four Ps printable document

Town Office Requires Masks

With concern for the safety of all during this health crisis, masks will be required for visitors to the town office. Please feel free to leave bill payments or other correspondence in the “In-Box” next to the office door.

Contact office staff at 410-745-9535.

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

RFP for Town Planner

The Town of St. Michaels, Maryland is accepting sealed bid proposals for project planning services in the Town of St. Michaels. The scope of work includes identification and evaluation of potential Town-owned or available sites for the location of a new Town Hall and Police Station. Additionally, the successful bidder will identify locations for commercial, residential, and affordable housing development, as well as evaluate parking availability and demand throughout the Town.

The full Request for Proposals can be found HERE.

Interested firms may direct questions to:
Jeff Rhodes
Interim Town Manager
Town of St. Michaels
410-745-9535
Email: jrhodes@stmichaelsmd.gov

To be considered, bids must be sealed, clearly marked PLANNING CONSULTANT RFP, and must arrive at Town Hall no later than 12 p.m. (noon) EST on Thursday, September 30, 2021.

The Town of St. Michaels reserves the right to accept any combination of tasks to be completed or reject any or all tasks and proposals.

September 22, 6 p.m.–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.

COSM Meeting AGENDA, September 22, 2021
Quit Claim Deed Brooks Lane
Lease Water Facilities

NOTE: The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) will begin utilizing Zoom for meeting broadcast purposes only. Future public meetings of the COSM will provide Zoom coverage of meetings as a public access channel. Audience audio and chat features will not be enabled during future meetings. In accordance with the COSM meeting rules and procedures, public comments will continue to be received from those attending public meetings, at the Town Office, at the beginning of each meeting. Due to Phase 2 of the Town’s Covid response, seating is limited and face coverings will be required to enter the Town Office and while seated during the meeting. Social distancing should also continue to be observed. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Commissioners or Interim Town Manager with meeting questions and comments.

Please note: All agendas are DRAFT DOCUMENTS until the day of 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 5, 1 p.m.–Planning Commission Work Session

The Planning Commission meets at 1 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.

IN-PERSON MEETINGS
At the July 14, 2021 meeting of the COSM, the commissioners voted to resume in-person meetings, with agreement by all boards and commissions, in the Town Office meeting room at 300 Mill Street. With minimal social distancing of 1′ of space between chairs, the room can accommodate up to 14 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is required for public. We will continue to use Zoom for all meetings. 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 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)
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.

October 7, 3 p.m.–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.

IN-PERSON MEETINGS
At the July 14, 2021 meeting of the COSM, the commissioners voted to resume in-person meetings, with agreement by all boards and commissions, in the Town Office meeting room at 300 Mill Street. With minimal social distancing of 1′ of space between chairs, the room can accommodate up to 14 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is not required for vaccinated public and staff. We will continue to use Zoom for all meetings. 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 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)
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

October 11, 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. Meeting agendas are tentative. Check for updates as meeting date approaches.

IN-PERSON MEETINGS
At the July 14, 2021 meeting of the COSM, the commissioners voted to resume in-person meetings, with agreement by all boards and commissions, in the Town Office meeting room at 300 Mill Street. With minimal social distancing of 1′ of space between chairs, the room can accommodate up to 14 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is required for public. We will continue to use Zoom for all meetings. 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 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)
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

October 12, 4 p.m.– 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.

IN-PERSON MEETINGS
At the July 14, 2021 meeting of the COSM, the commissioners voted to resume in-person meetings, with agreement by all boards and commissions, in the Town Office meeting room at 300 Mill Street. With minimal social distancing of 1′ of space between chairs, the room can accommodate up to 14 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is required for public. We will continue to use Zoom for all meetings. If you have not used Zoom, please take a few minutes to download the free app to your computer or smart phone. 

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

October 13, 6 p.m.–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.

NOTE: The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) will begin utilizing Zoom for meeting broadcast purposes only. Future public meetings of the COSM will provide Zoom coverage of meetings as a public access channel. Audience audio and chat features will not be enabled during future meetings. In accordance with the COSM meeting rules and procedures, public comments will continue to be received from those attending public meetings, at the Town Office, at the beginning of each meeting. Due to Phase 2 of the Town’s Covid response, seating is limited and face coverings will be required to enter the Town Office and while seated during the meeting. Social distancing should also continue to be observed. Citizens are encouraged to contact the Commissioners or Interim Town Manager with meeting questions and comments.

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