Public Works

Muskrat 1Under the direction of the Town Commissioners and the Town Manager, the Public Works Department provides assistance to town residents.

The Town’s Director of Public Works, oversees the operation, administration and maintenance of all divisions under the public works department. They are in charge of such Town services as street maintenance, delivery of clean drinking water, refuse collection, and the maintenance of all town buildings and parks, as well as public works capital projects.

Current Projects:

Sewer Rehabilitation Project. The Talbot County Department of Public Works will continue the project in the next few months in order to make improvements to the existing sewer system. This rehabilitation work is necessary to improve the sanitary sewer system serving your area, and your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Sewer Work Contact Information

Sidewalk and Curb Project. The State Highway Department began a project in St. Michaels after Labor Day 2021. This project is for upgrades of sidewalk and ramps to be ADA compliant along MD 33 (Talbot Street) 200 ft. north of Lee Street to 150 ft. south of Spencer Drive.

The work will consist of the following:

a) Construction of curb and gutter, sidewalk and pedestrian ramps
b) Driveway entrance adjustment and reconstruction
c) Signing and pavement marking

To review plans, click HERE.

The work also includes some sections in the commercial district where the town has already installed brick sidewalks and granite curbing, to bring these areas into ADA Compliance.

Important Documents:

Water Policy
Water Quality Report for 2019
Trash and Recycling Policy

Brian Thompson Interim Director of Public Works bthompson@stmichaelsmd.gov
Kim Shellem Public Works Clerk ext. 114 kshellem@stmichaelsmd.gov

For after hours emergencies, contact the St. Michaels Police Department at 410-745-9500.