News & Meetings


November 2, 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
The Planning Commission will hold in-person meetings, 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 10 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is required for public and commission members. 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)
New Date! October 12, 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.

November 4, 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
The Historic District Commission will hold in-person meetings 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 10 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is required for public and commission members. 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)
NOVEMBER 4, 2021 (OCTOBER 25, 2021)
DECEMBER 2, 2021 (NOVEMBER 22, 2021)

Rules and Procedures
Historic District Commission Rules of Procedure

November 9, 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
The Waterways Management Advisory Board will hold in-person meetings, 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 10 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is required for public and commission members. 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.

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

November 10, 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.

PUBLIC COMMENT: In accordance with the COSM meeting rules and procedures, public comments will be received from those on Zoom and attending in-person at the Town Office one person at a time at the beginning of each meeting. Due to Phase 2 of the Town’s Covid response, seating is limited for in-person public 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. The “Comments from the Public” portion of the Commission agenda shall have a limited time period as determined by the Commissioners. 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. 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.

November 11, 5 p.m.–Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Commission

The Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Commission consists of seven members appointed by the Commissioners of St. Michaels, with an ex-officio member from the Town Commissioners and the Planning Commission. Preference will be given to Town Residents on the Commission. Membership shall consist of representatives of the Waterways Management Advisory Board, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, waterfront business owners, and town residents, both waterfront and non-waterfront. The Panel meets as frequently as needed, but no less than once every three months.

The Commissioners have been studying Climate Change and Sea Level Rise and see the effects on St. Michaels. Chapter 14 of the St. Michaels Comprehensive Plan 2015, entitled Climate Resilience, recognizes the challenges associated with being a coastal community on the east coast with low sea-level, high water tables, and hurricane risks, and recognizes that it is crucial that the Town improve its resiliency measures.; and as such have created this commission.

IN-PERSON MEETINGS
The Climate Change/Sea Level Rise Commission will hold in-person meetings 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 10 members of the public (first come, first served.) A mask is required for public and commission members. 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 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

Harbor and Stormwater Infrastructure Study
To read the study click HERE.
The Town of St. Michaels, MD received a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Grant through the State of Maryland Community Resilience Program to perform an analysis of the St. Michaels harbor and stormwater infrastructure, while considering projected sea level rise over the next thirty years. The study’s objective was to develop viable, cost efficient strategies to increase the town’s resiliency relative to both rainfall and tidal induced flooding. Eight areas of study were determined, and six flooding and sea-level rise projection maps were created as part of the study scope of work. The critical study areas were evaluated within these flooding and sea-level rise scenarios to evaluate risk and define future City mitigation and adaptation efforts. Importantly, this report outlines the Next Steps our Town might take to prepare for and put plans in place to begin these mitigation efforts. The report was prepared by George, Miles & Buhr, LLC.