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St. Michaels is Now Accepting Electronic Water Bill Payments

 

Commissioners of St Michaels New Water Bill Payment Stub Image The Town of St. Michaels has made substantial investments into our antiquated water department infrastructure and billing system. We are pleased to announce as part of these upgrades, we have integrated an electronic bill payment option for all Town water customers. Water customers will now have multiple options for paying their bills; i.e. electronic, check, cash, or money order payments. 

If you are interested in utilizing the electronic payment option please use the link and instructions below. 
Link to the portal to pay your water bill:
https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=STMT

The utility account ID and utility account pin is located on the return stub of your water bill (it will be right above your address).

You can choose to register as a new user or simply put your information in the utility account information box and follow the steps.

You will receive an email confirmation once payment is received.

View the fee schedule applied by the vendor when utilizing a credit card, debit card, or echeck/ACH.

Fees associated with online payment of water bills for the Town of St Michaels


At this time autopay is not an option.

To receive your water bill electronically:
If you prefer to receive your water bills electronically, we ask you contact our office at the number below and provide us your email information. After registering, you should receive your next water bill electronically.

If you have any questions, please contact Vickie Sharp, in our Water Department, at 410-745-9535. 

 

Town of St. Michaels Accepting Applications for Ethics Code Advisory Review Committee

The Commissioners of St. Michaels are seeking three volunteers to serve on an Ethics Code Advisory Review Committee. This Committee will analyze Chapter 22 of the Ethics Code and make recommendations for any changes to the Town Commission. The antiquated Ethics Code has not been updated in many years and may be inconsistent with State Statutes. The Review Committee will be comprised of five members: three volunteers, one Ethics Committee Member and one Town Commissioner. Appointments to this Committee will be made by the Town Commissioners in early Spring.

If interested, please submit a resume and letter of interest on why you would like to serve on this Committee by end of the business day, March 18, 2024, to the Town Office: 300 Mill Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663. Any questions regarding this appointment can be directed to:

Kristen Payne, Town Clerk
300 Mill Street; P.O. Box 206
St. Michaels, Maryland 21663
410-745-9535
kpayne@stmichaelsmd.gov

 

 

 

 

San Domingo Creek Park Master Plan- 7.6 Acre Community Park Design

San Domingo Creek Park Master Plan by Mahan Rykiel January 17 2024

San Domingo Creek Park Master Plan

Click here to view the Master Plan 

Background Information

The Town of St. Michaels is excited to announce a final master park plan has been approved for the previously known Environmental Concern property located on Boundary Lane, adjacent to the nature trail.  The 7.6 acre parcel was purchased by the Town in late September.  Town officials, working with planning consultants Mahan Rykiel Associates, and with input from the community, worked diligently over a 6 month period to devise the final San Domingo Creek Park Master Plan by late January 2024.

 

The Town has applied for a Program Open Space Grant and is currently awaiting updates. 

 

Please visit this site regularly for additional updates related to this project. 

Election of Commissioners of St. Michaels – May 2024

An election will be held for three of the five offices of Commissioner of the Town of St. Michaels, Talbot County, Maryland. The term of office for the three top vote winners is four (4) years, expiring in June 2028. Said election will be held at Christ Church Etherton Hall, 103 Willow Street, St. Michaels, Maryland between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on:

MONDAY, MAY 6, 2024

All qualified persons wishing to be a candidate for the office of Commissioner of the Town of St. Michaels, Talbot County, Maryland are hereby notified to file a Certificate of Candidacy before 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 29, 2024, in the Edgar M. Bosley, Jr. Municipal Building, 300 Mill Street, St. Michaels, Maryland. Download Certificate of Candidacy form HERE.

REGISTRATION OF VOTERS

Qualified voters may register to vote at the Talbot County Election Board, 215 Bay Street, Easton, Maryland 21601 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular business days. Qualified voters may also register online HERE. To view the Public Notice click HERE

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION IS 4:30 P.M. FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2024

Public Notice for the above HERE

St. Michaels Updates Regarding Marengo Street Water Pump Station

 

The Town of St. Michaels experienced a fire at the Marengo Street water pump station on December 3, 2023, deeming it currently inoperable. In order to keep our citizens abreast of the situation throughout this process, the Town will be issuing updates regarding the status of this facility and water capacities. Please click on the link below for updates and associated progress moving forward. 

February 12, 2024 Public Notification
December 14, 2023 Public Notification

The Town of St. Michaels extends our gratitude to our water customers for their patience during this repair process.

If you have further questions/concerns please do not hesitate to contact Rob Straebel, Town Administrator, at  410-745-9535. 

 

COSM Meeting Minutes Beginning December 2023

The Commissioners of St. Michaels (COSM) meet the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. in the Jane Lowe Meeting Room of the Talbot County Free Library – St. Michaels Branch, 106 Fremont Street, enter via the Conner Street entrance. Additional sessions are scheduled as needed.

Working Sessions: The Commission may conduct public working (study) sessions on matters which are expected to come before the Commission for formal action at a legislative meeting or that otherwise need study by the Commission. These working sessions will be scheduled on an as needed basis by the commissioners.

Legislative Sessions: The Commission will conduct public legislative sessions on the second Wednesday of each month, to handle matters which come before the Commission for formal vote. Time permitting, other items may be included on the legislative agenda, but items requiring votes of the Commission will take priority.

COSM meeting schedule for Calendar year 2024.
AGENDA topics to be discussed at future meetings.

The following is a list of minutes for past Commission meetings occurring in St. Michaels. VIDEO and AUDIO recordings are posted in a day or so after the meeting (Effective 10/22/19.) Official minutes are added when approved by the Commissioners. (Note: Meeting minutes for other Boards and Commissions can be found under Government menu/Boards and Commissions.)

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.

2-14-24 Video – COSM Working Session; 2-14-24 Audio
2-9-24 Video – COSM Working Session; 2-9-24 Audio
1-24-24 Video – COSM Working Session; 1-24-24 Audio; Approved Minutes 1-24-24
1-10-24 Video – COSM Working Session; 1-10-24 Audio; Approved Minutes 1-10-24
12-13-23 Video – COSM Working and Legislative Session; 12-13-23 Audio; Approved Minutes 12-13-23
12-5-23 Video – COSM Working and Legislative Session; 12-5-23 Audio;
11-8-23 Video – COSM Legislative Session; 11-8-23 Audio; Approved Minutes 11-8-23

 

 

Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Town of St. Michaels for Removal and Installation of Carpet in a Town-Owned Building

Administrative Building at the 201 Boundary Lane Property Photo by Steve Ball

INVITATION TO BIDDERS

The Town of St. Michaels is requesting sealed proposals from an individual or company for removal and installation of carpeting in a Town-owned building at 201 Boundary Lane (formerly Environmental Concern property).       

Please read the attached Request for Proposals and additional documents for a more detailed description of our request.

Click here for the RFP packet
Additional RFP documents here

Submission Date:

Sealed proposals are due on or before March 6, 2024, by 2:00pm. The proposal may be hand delivered or mailed to the Town of St. Michaels, 300 Mill Street, PO Box 206, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663. Any proposals received after that time will not be accepted. Opening of proposals will commence on March 6, 2024 at 3:00pm in the St. Michaels Town Office, located at 300 Mill Street, St. Michaels, Maryland.

The submittal deadline, review and award of a contract is anticipated to be as follows:

 

  • RFP Advertised                                                        – Week of February 18
  • Site Visit – Optional                                               – February 20 at 10:00am
  • Proposal Due Date at the Town Office            – March 6, 2024 2:00pm
  • Opening of Proposals                                            – March 6, 2024 3:00pm
  • Contract Approval                                                  – March 13, 2024
  • Commencement of Contract                               – March 14, 2024
  • Project Completion Date                                      – April 29, 2024

 

For questions related to this RFP, please direct correspondence to the Town Administrator, Rob Straebel, via email to rstraebel@stmichaelsmd.gov or by phone at 410-745-9535.

The Town of St. Michaels may reject any and all bids, waive any informality or irregularity in bids received, and accept or reject any items of any bid.

By
Authority of
The Commissioners of St. Michaels

 

Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Town of St. Michaels to Design and Install a Four-Post Shelving System for a Storage Room in a Town-Owned Building

Administrative Building at the 201 Boundary Lane Property Photo by Steve Ball

INVITATION TO BIDDERS

The Town of St. Michaels is requesting sealed proposals from an individual or company to design and install a four-post shelving system for a 15’5″ x 11’2″ storage room in a Town-owned building at 201 Boundary Lane (formerly Environmental Concern property).       

Please read the attached Request for Proposals and additional documents for a more detailed description of our request.

Click here for the RFP packet
Additional RFP documents here

Submission Date:

Sealed proposals are due on or before March 6, 2024, by 2:00pm. The proposal may be hand delivered or mailed to the Town of St. Michaels, 300 Mill Street, PO Box 206, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663. Any proposals received after that time will not be accepted. Opening of proposals will commence on March 6, 2024 at 2:00pm in the St. Michaels Town Office, located at 300 Mill Street, St. Michaels, Maryland.

The submittal deadline, review and award of a contract is anticipated to be as follows:

 

  • RFP Advertised                                                        – Week of February 18 and 25
  • Site Visit – Optional                                               – February 20 and 27 at 10:00am
  • Proposal Due Date at the Town Office            – March 6, 2024 2:00pm
  • Opening of Proposals                                            – March 6, 2024 2:00pm
  • Contract Approval                                                  – March 13, 2024
  • Commencement of Contract                               – March 14, 2024
  • Project Completion Date                                      – April 29, 2024


For questions related to this RFP, please direct correspondence to the Town Administrator, Rob Straebel, via email to rstraebel@stmichaelsmd.gov or by phone at 410-745-9535.

The Town of St. Michaels may reject any and all bids, waive any informality or irregularity in bids received, and accept or reject any items of any bid.

By
Authority of
The Commissioners of St. Michaels

 

St. Michaels Nature Trail Expansion Project

The Town of St. Michaels was awarded a $35,000 DNR Grant for a Feasibility and Design Study to construct a 1.25-mile extension of the St. Michaels Nature Trail/Multi-Use Bikeway. The vision for this project was initiated by the St. Michaels Rotary Club, who helped build the original Nature Trail, which was completed in 2010.

Project partners include the Commissioners of St. Michaels, the St. Michaels Planning Commission, Rauch Inc., Environmental Concern, and the Rotary Club of St. Michaels. The proposed multipurpose ADA compliant bikeway/pedestrian trail will connect the southeast side of Town (near the high school) to the northwest side of Town, terminating at Perry Cabin Park. The trail will provide a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists to bypass the downtown area, thereby avoiding the busy traffic on the main thoroughfare. It will also provide a safe alternative means to get to/from school events and the ballpark.

As illustrated on the attached map, the trail extension will connect with Bradley Park on Railroad Avenue and continue northward to Perry Cabin Park. Disruptions to private property are anticipated to be minimal as the trail will be located on State Highway Administration easements.  Preliminary investigations including soil studies, wetland studies, and engineering studies will guide the design and engineering.Wooden Covered bridge at San Domingo Creek St Michaels bike on the nature trail 

Once the Feasibility and Design Study are completed the Town and partnering agencies will seek funding from various grants to construct the trail extension. We look forward to highlighting the Town’s natural beauty and serenity through this Nature Trail extension. As this project moves forward, please continue to visit this site on the Town’s website for project updates. Please click on the attached link for additional information regarding this Program. 

Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program    

Meetings and Updates:

July 8, 2023: Public Input Meeting 

Photo of Nature trail Extension public input meeting held on July 8 2023 with RAUCH and the Town of St MichaelsThe Town of St. Michaels and our consultants, RAUCH Engineering, held a public input meeting at
Bradley Park pavilion in St. Michaels on Saturday July 8th, 2023, to provide the opportunity for the community to review a draft alignment drawing of the proposed trail extension plan and various design issues and options.

The project will extend the existing 1.3-mile nature trail by another 1.25 miles for a total of 2.55 miles. The plan is to extend it northward from Bradley Park in St. Michaels and terminate at Perry Cabin Park ballfields on the north end of town.  A feasibility alignment study and preliminary engineering work is currently underway. Additional final design and construction funding is yet to be determined.

We appreciate everyone who attended and/or provided feedback regarding the proposed design options. The consensus of the group was to include all three trail options at the top of the map. We will proceed accordingly. 

July 19, 2023: Public Update

The Nature Trail extension project is a multi-year project. At this time, we are working on preliminary feasibility drawings. We just submitted a grant application from the State to complete construction drawings which will take another year. After that, we will search for various funding sources for the actual construction. We estimate it will be 2 ½ to 3 years before it is actually completely built.  

September 14, 2023: Public Update

On September 14th the Maryland Department of Transportation awarded the Town of St. Michaels $48,360.80 to complete final construction drawings for the 1.25 mile nature trail extension project. The trail will extend from Bradley Park to Perry Cabin Ballfield Park and include a shorter loop there, as well as an extension to the north that could be continued in the future as a county project (refer to the diagram at the top of this page). The work on the final construction drawings should begin in the New Year 2024. By next summer, we hope to begin fund raising for construction of the trail, which is estimated to require about 1 million dollars.

 

 

February 20, 2024 at 1:00pm- Parks and Recreation Advisory Board

Join us for the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting on February 20, 2024, at 1:00pm. This meeting will be held at the Boy Scout Cabin, at 407 St. Mary’s Square, future meetings weather permitting at Bradley Park or TBD.

2-20-2024 Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Public Draft Agenda – FORTHCOMING

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