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•  Board of Appeals Hearing 2012-01-31
•  Planning Commission Meeting Minutes 2011-12-14
•  Planning Commission Public Hearing Res. 04-2011

 
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•  Town Council Meeting 2012-01-19
•  Town Council Closed Session 2012-01-05
•  Town Council Public Hearing Res. 04-2011 2012-01-05
 
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Centreville, MD  21617
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Welcome to the Town of Centreville Web Site

This web site is updated regularly with news and information about the Town of Centreville.  Current or updated items are highlighted in YELLOWFor Departmental reports, please check the appropriate page under Departments.  For current Requests for Proposals, please see the "Notices" page under News.  For current job listings, please see "Human Resources" under Departments. 

Last update November 29, 2011

Town Newsletter

November, 2011. Please click this link for a copy of the latest Town of Centreville newsletter.

Centreville Business Roundtable December 6

November 23, 2011 - The Town Council of Centreville invites the local business community to a light breakfast on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 7:30 a.m. at the Goodwill Fire Department, 212 Broadway.  The purpose of this meeting is to have a dialogue with the business community about what the Town can do to help its businesses thrive and grow, attract new businesses, and speed the economic development of our community.  We hope all interested parties will attend to discuss these topics and consider how to improve our "Main Street" using national models for retaining the vitality of our downtown.

Christmas Parade December 2

The 2011 Centreville Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.  This year’s parade theme is Toys for Tots.  The parade will leave the Queen Anne's County High School at approximately 6:30 p.m., proceeding on Kidwell to Commerce Street, then left on Broadway to end at the Board of Education Building.

Toys for Tots boxes will be placed along the parade route for donations by EVERYONE attending.  Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to help make this holiday season special for many needy children.  All toys donated go to the local community chapter which is located in Centreville, MD.  This means the toys will be distributed to needy children in our area.

If you would like to participate in the 2011 Centreville Christmas Parade, please email or call Town Hall for an entry form or look under "Latest Updates" on this website to download the form.  Entry forms are due no later than November 18, 2011.  Due to the limited number of available slots in the parade, your entry form must be received by the deadline or you may not be guaranteed a spot in the parade.  This year we are asking each entry to STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE.  We would appreciate each entry donate one or more toys for Toys for Tots.

If you have any questions about the parade or would like to make a monetary donation to Toys for Tots, please call or email Town Hall.

Updated Evacuation, State of Emergency, and Hurricane Irene Weather Information

August 26, 2011.  The Town of Centreville, in cooperation with the Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services, is preparing for the effects of Hurricane Irene.  This is expected to have a significant impact on our area.  The Governor has declared a State of Emergency for the State of Maryland and as of 10:00 a.m. this morning Queen Anne's County has declared a County-wide State of Emergency and ordered evacuation of low lying and flood prone areas including all areas west of the Route 50/301 split

The evacuation area in the Town of Centreville includes the following areas: Front Street, Wharf Lane, Creamery Lane, Corsica Street, South Commerce Street (Route 213 Northbound from Mill Stream to Little Kidwell Avenue), and Church Hill Road adjacent to Gravel Run (Hardees; Subway; Tails, Feathers, and Fins; Dunkin Donuts; and Corsica Technologies).

Centreville Middle School and Church Hill Elementary School have been established as shelters and will open their doors at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow (Saturday, 8/27).  Pets will not be permitted in the shelters, except for service dogs.  All evacuees should remember to take along medication.

For additional information on preparing for the hurricane and updates on the Town's storm preparations, please read on.

Please be aware:  Emergency and County personnel will not be dispatched during the height of the storm to avoid endangering personnel.

August 25, 2011.  The Town of Centreville is urging members of the community to secure their properties and, if warranted, seek safe haven given the approach of Hurricane Irene through this weekend.  For more information about preparing for a hurricane, please click this link.  Town staff have been preparing for this weather event by securing Town property, fueling vehicles, storage tanks, and generators for emergency use if needed, clearing stormwater management systems, and relocating critical assets to higher ground.  The Centreville Police Department and Department of Public Works staff will have extra staffing Saturday night and Sunday morning to address emergencies that may arise.

The Centreville Police Department is working closely with the Queen Anne's County Department of Emergency Services, which released the following at 4:17 PM today:  “Queen Anne’s County Department of Emergency Services is requesting all county citizens who live in low lying, flood prone areas to voluntarily evacuate your home at this time. We ask you to find shelter with relatives or elsewhere until at least Monday. With the current track of hurricane Irene, there is a very realistic possibility that low lying areas will quickly become flooded sometime Saturday night, and we will be unable to reach you for assistance. We are asking residents to please comply with this request for your own safety. We are taking this storm very seriously, and ask you to do the same.”

 Board and Commission Vacancies

August, 2011.  The Town Council of Centreville is accepting applications to fill current vacancies on the Park Advisory Board and the Ethics Commission.  For information and an application to be considered for appointment by the Town Council, please email or call Town Hall.

Town Newsletter


June, 2011. Please click this link for a copy of the Town's newsletter.

Independence Day Celebrations on July 2, 2011: Centreville Day, A Taste of Centreville, Fireworks!

June 25, 2011.   The Town of Centreville will celebrate our nations birthday in style this year, with a series of events on July 2.  From 2-5PM at the newly refurbished Centreville Wharf, the Town will celebrate Centreville Day with kids activities galore, free canoe and kayak tours, facepainting, food, drinks, a giant waterslide (wear your bathing suits), fishing derby, and more.  There will be a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening at 2:30PM for the new boardwalk and walking path, fishing platforms, gazebo, pavillion, and more.

At the same time, Centreville Alive presents the "Taste of Centreville", which will give folks an opportunity to sample delicious food and beverages from local restaurants including Brique, Doc's, Sugar Magnolia, Hillside Deli, and more.  Buy your armbands ($10 in advance; $15 at the event) through these restaurants or An Optical Gallery on Water Street.

That evening, at about 9PM, the Town will host fireworks across from Queen Anne's County High School.  Park at the high school or Kennard Elementary School, bring a blanket or folding chairs, and watch the fireworks on the farm field directly south of Route 304.

Flyer for these events are available at Town Hall and will be posted here shortly.

Town Budget Process for FY 2012

May 27, 2011.   The Town Council of Centreville received the proposed FY 2012 Budget prepared by the staff, which proposes retaining the real property tax rate of $0.38 per $100 of assessed value as set by the Council last year.  Over the past six years, that rate has been reduced by more than 20% from $0.48. 

The Town Budget Hearing begins at 6:30PM on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Liberty Building, 107 N. Liberty Street.  The Council is scheduled to have first reading of the Budget Ordinance 04-2011 at its 7PM meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2011.  On Thursday, June 16, 2011, the Town Council is scheduled for second reading and consideration of the FY 2012 Budget Ordinance 04-2011.  There will also be discussion of the FY 2012 Budget at worksessions June 7 (4PM), June 9 (6PM), and perhaps June 14 (6PM) if necessary, which the Council has scheduled to inform the budget approval process.  Check this page for up to the minute worksession information.  Copies of the Proposed FY 2012 Budget are available at Town Hall and will be posted to this web page shortly.

Board and Commission Vacancies

May, 2011.  The Town Council of Centreville is accepting applications to fill current vacancies on the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Ethics Commission.  For information and an application to be considered for appointment by the Town Council, please email or call Town Hall.

Entrance Construction on Route 213 at the south end of Town

The Centreville Business Park will be constructing an entrance to Route 213 south of Coursevall Drive and north of Taylor Mill Road.  Please use caution in the construction zone during the construction of the entrance to the new Laser Drive, which will serve the Business Park and ultimately connnect to Comet Drive and the Shopping Center.

Memorial Day Parade - May 28th!!

Centreville Alive! and the American Legion are pleased to remind residents of the annual Memorial Day Parade on Saturday, May 28th!!  The parade will leave the Queen Anne's County High School at approximately 12:00 p.m., proceeding on Kidwell to Commerce Street, then left on Broadway to end at the Board of Education Building.

Along with the parade, please join us on Lawyer's Row for local vendors, food, music, corn hole tournaments, and classic cars.  Those wishing to participate in the parade are requested to submit their applications c/o Centreville Town Hall, 101 Lawyer's Row, no later than Friday, May 20th.  If you need additional information or an application, please email TownHall@TownofCentreville.org or call Town Hall at 410-758-1180.

Rain Barrel Workshop

The Rain Barrel workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Goodwill Fire Company, 212 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Centreville.  Attendance at this workshop is required.  Cost is $10.00 and must be paid in advance by Monday, April 25, 2011.  Please call 410-758-1180 or email TownHall@TownofCentreville.org for an application or with questions.  Rain barrels may be picked up beginning April 28, 2011 at Bloomfield Farm, 200 Bloomfield Farm Lane, Centreville.

Council Reorganizational Meeting

April 14, 2011.  The Town Council accepted the report of the Board of Supervisors of Elections.  George G. "Smokey" Sigler was seated for a three year term as a Council Member.  Norman P. Pinder, Jr. was thanked for his nine years of service on the Town Council.  Timothy E. McCluskey was elected President of the Town Council.  Frank C. Ogens was elected Vice President of the Town Council.

President McCluskey then appointed himself as liaison to the Planning Commission, and Council Member Sigler as liaison to the Park Advisory Board.  Vice President Ogens will serve as the Town's representative to the County Council of Governments.  The Town Council also reappointed Steve Kehoe (Town Attorney) and Lori Peddicord (Finance Officer) for the coming year.

ELECTION RESULTS

April 4, 2011.  George Sigler was elected to the Town Council today, pending certification of election results. A total of 401 votes were cast at the polls with an additional 19 absentee votes and one provisional ballot.  225 went to Mr. Sigler, and 195 went to Mr. Robert A. Elliott.  

The Council will hold its reorganizational meeting at 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at which time the election results will be accepted and the new Council Member seated.  The meeting will be held at the Liberty Building, 107 Liberty Street, in the second floor meeting room. Enter the building from the parking lot on Broadway.  The public is welcome and invited to attend. 

Town Newsletter

March, 2011. Please click this link for a copy of the Town's newsletter.

Municipal Election April 4, 2011

March, 2011. The Board of Supervisors of Elections encourages all registered voters living within the coporate limits of Centreville to vote in the municipal election on April 4, 2011. The designated polling place is the First Floor Meeting Room at the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, 212 Broadway. Polls are open from Noon to 7:00 p.m.  Two candidates have filed for election to the Town Council:

Robert A. Elliott
George C. Sigler

The Board of Supervisors of Elections also reminds voters of the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot if unable for any reason to make it to the polling place on election day.  The following persons are entitled to vote by absentee ballot:
Any qualified voter who may be absent on election day for any reason from the Town of Centreville where the voter is registered. In addition, the following persons are entitled to vote by emergency absentee ballot: 1) Any qualified voter who is unable to be present at the polls as a result of illness or accident occuring after the time for applying for an absentee ballot has passed. 2) Any qualified voter who is unable to be present at the polls because of the death or serious illness in the person's immediate family, about which the person becomes aware after the time for applying for an absentee ballot has passed.

The Board of Supervisors of Elections shall furnish an absentee ballot to any qualified voter upon written or verbal request. This request shall be received no later than the Monday prior to the election (March 28, 2011), unless it is an emergency application. Absentee Ballot information is available at the customer service counter at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

SHA Crosswalk Retrofits
March, 2011:  Maryland State Highway Administration has completed phase 1 of its project to retrofit pedestrian areas adjacent to Maryland Route 213 in downtown Centreville to comply with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) specifications.  Phase two work is currently being bid, and construction should take place in the Spring of 2011.  Click here for a list of the locations of the work by phase.  Copies of the complete set of plans are available for review at Town Hall.

New Wednesday Trash Day and Town-wide Wednesday Curbside Recycling Program

The Town of Centreville is changing trash day and will launch a new single-stream recycling program on September 8, 2010.  For more information, please see the letter that is being mailed to every trash customer in Town.  Recycling bins will be delivered to new customers the week prior to September 8.  Please click here for a list of what you can recycle.  The last curbside waste pickups prior to September 8 will be August 30 (trash) and August 31 (recycling).

Public Meeting Regarding Railroad Avenue, Water Street, and Green Street Roadway Reconstruction and Utility Work
A public informational meeting will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Goodwill Fire House Meeting Room; 212 Broadway, Centreville. The topics to be discussed are:

1) Comprehensive roadway resurfacing to Railroad Avenue and Water Street
2) Subsurface utility work on Railroad Avenue and Water Street (water lines)
3) Pedestrian improvements (sidewalks and crosswalks)

Representatives from the Town of Centreville and the Town’s Engineer will present a brief overview of the proposed project and will receive comments from the public and answer questions. Copies of the draft Railroad Avenue and Water Street plans are available for review at Town Hall.

Hydrant flushing scheduled for Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The next scheduled hydrant flushing is scheduled for Wednesday, August 25, 2010, beginning at approximately 11PM, as part of the Town of Centreville's Water Quality Program.  For more information, please see the Water Department web page

National Night Out

Centreville's National Night Out, hosted by the Centreville Police Department and part of a nationwide Night Out Against Crime, will be held on August 3, 2010, from 6-8PM on Lawyers Row in downtown Centreville.  Come join the CPD, Town Council, and staff for a fun-filled, family event. Games, prizes, balloons, hot dogs, popcorn, and more await you, your neighbors, family, and friends. The CPD and Town are grateful for the volunteers and donors who support the event.  For more information or to volunteer, please call CPD at 410-758-8437.

Town Budget for FY 2011 Adopted

June 16, 2010. Centreville, MD: The Town Council of Centreville adopted the FY 2011 Budget via Ordiance 06-2010, retaining the real property tax rate of $0.38 per $100 of assessed value first set by the Council last year.  Over the past five years, that rate has been reduced by more than 20% from $0.48.  Copies of the FY 2011 Budget are available at Town Hall and on the Finance Department web page.

Water Service Disruption on north side of Town

June 2, 2010.  Town staff were advised at approximately 5:30PM today of low water pressure in North Brook and Centreville Heights.  Water Department staff responded and found low levels at the Wexford Drive elevated water tank.  Both well pumps were engaged and service was restored by approximately 6PM.  The cause of the low level is under investigation.

Town Budget Process for FY 2011

May 28, 2010. Centreville, MD.   The Town Council of Centreville received the proposed FY 2011 Budget prepared by the staff, which proposes retaining the real property tax rate of $0.38 per $100 of assessed value as set by the Council last year.  Over the past five years, that rate has been reduced by more than 20% from $0.48. 

The Council is scheduled to have a first reading of the FY 2011 Budget Ordinance at its 7PM meeting on Thursday, June 3, 2010.  The Town Budget Hearing begins at 6:30PM on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.  On Wednesday, June 16, 2010, the Town Council is scheduled for second reading and consideration of the FY 2011 Budget.  There will also be discussion of the FY 2011 Budget at one or more worksessions June 8, 10, and 15 at 4PM, which the Council has tentatively scheduled to inform the budget approval process.  Check this page or on the calendar for up to the minute worksession information.  Copies of the Proposed Budget are available at Town Hall and are on the Finance Department web page.

Millstream Park Celebration

May, 2010.  Centreville, MD.  Join us to celebrate the newly refurbished Millstream Park Playground on Saturday, May 29, 2010 between 1:00pm- 3:00pm (Ribbon Cutting at 1:30pm).  Come join the Centreville Town Council and the Park Advisory Board to celebrate the new playground and improvements at Millstream Park on South Liberty Street. There will be lots to do: Kids' activities, food, games, and fun!

Immediately after the Memorial Day parade (which starts at noon), walk down to the park at 410 South Liberty Street or take a shuttle bus between the town square, Millstream Park, QAC High School (parade start), and the Board of Education (parade end).

Stay tuned for the Block Party June 5, 2010 from 6-9PM on Water Street and Route 213.

Council Reorganizational Meeting

April 15, 2010.  Centreville, MD.  The Town Council accepted the report of the Board of Supervisors of Elections and thanked them.  Frank C. Ogens was seated for a second three year term as a Member of the Town Council.  Norman P. Pinder, Jr. was elected President of the Town Council.  Timothy E. McCluskey was elected Vice President of the Town Council.  Council Member Ogens was thanked for his leadership as President during the past year.

President Pinder then reappointed Council Vice President McCluskey as liaison to the Planning Commission and Council Member Ogens as liaison to the Park Advisory Board.  President Pinder will continue as the Town's representative to the County Council of Governments.  The Town Council also reappointed Steve Kehoe (Town Attorney) and Lori Peddicord (Finance Officer) for the coming year, and appointed Michael Whitehill to fill a mid-term vacancy on the Park Advisory Board.

Commerce Street Traffic Disruption

April 14, 2009.  Due to the construction of the District Court Parking Deck, traffic on Commerce Street (northbound Route 213) in the Town of Centreville will be disrupted intermittently over the next several weeks. For more details of the disruption, please click here.

Election Results

April 6, 2010.  The Board of Elections completed the vote count, with results as follows: 
Frank C. Ogens       204
John E. Dedrick       187
Robert C. Suling, Jr. 145

The Board of Supervisors of Elections met at 4:00 p.m., on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the Goodwill Fire Company, 212 Broadway, to count the  provisional  and absentee ballots, as well as to certify the election results.

The Council will then hold its reorganizational meeting at 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, 212 Broadway, in the first floor meeting room. The public is welcome and invited to attend. 

Board and Commission Vacancies

January, 2010.  Centreville, MD.  The Town Council of Centreville is accepting applications or expressions of interest to fill current vacancies on the Park Advisory Board and the Citizen's Review Board.  In addition, other Boards and Commissions have terms expiring in April, 2010 for which applicants are welcome to apply.  For a complete list, click on "Who's Who" then "Boards and Commissions" above.  For information on how to apply to be considered for appointment by the Town Council, please email or call Town Hall.

Municipal Election April 5, 2010

February, 2010. The Board of Supervisors of Elections encourages all registered voters living within the coporate limits of Centreville to vote in the municipal election on April 5, 2010. The designated polling place is the First Floor Meeting Room at the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, 212 Broadway. Polls are open from Noon to 7:00 p.m.  Click here for more information on the election.

Any prospective candidate for the office of Town Council Member must appear personally at Centreville Town Hall and sign a Certificate of Nomination as well as file a Financial Disclosure Statement, no later than 4:00 p.m. on the first Monday in March (March 1, 2010).  Click here for more information for candidates.

The Board of Supervisors of Elections also reminds voters of the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot if unable for any reason to make it to the polling place on election day.

The following persons are entitled to vote by absentee ballot: Any qualified voter who may be absent on election day for any reason from the Town of Centreville where the voter is registered. In addition, the following persons are entitled to vote by emergency absentee ballot: 1) Any qualified voter who is unable to be present at the polls as a result of illness or accident occuring after the time for applying for an absentee ballot has passed. 2) Any qualified voter who is unable to be present at the polls because of the death or serious illness in the person's immediate family, about which the person becomes aware after the time for applying for an absentee ballot has passed.

The Board of Supervisors of Elections shall furnish an absentee ballot to any qualified voter upon written or verbal request. This request shall be received no later than the Monday prior to the election (March 29, 2010), unless it is an emergency application. Absentee Ballot information is available at the customer service counter at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Council Meeting at Symphony Village

February 17, 2010.  The Town Council will hold its regular third Thursday of the month meeting at the Symphony Village Clubhouse on February 18, 2010 at 7PM, presenting a convenient opportunity for residents in the southern part of Town to see the workings of their local government up close.  The meeting is open to the public and all Town residents and other interested parties are encouraged to attend.

Snow Update III

February 17, 2010.  Town staff are grateful for the constructive feedback, input, and suggestions received from numerous residents during the recent recordbreaking back to back snowstorms.  As crews continue to work to widen travel lanes, clear parking areas, and dig out hydrants and storm drain inlets, we appreciate your patience and assistance.  Many people have dug out hydrants and storm drains, cleared neighbors' sidewalks or driveways, and otherwise served the community during this state of emergency. 

So that students returning to school and others can have safe pedestrian access throughout Town, your efforts to clear sidewalks fronting your properties are much appreciated.   Please be advised that per the Town Code, property owners in commercial zones are to clear sidewalks fronting their properties within 24 hours of the cessation of snowfall. 

Snow Update II

February 11, 2010 - 4PM.  Public works and Police staff and have worked during and immediately following the latest snowfall, to address the ongoing county-wide state of emergency.  By close of business arterial and collector streets were passable for two way traffic.  Most residential streets were in good shape by afternoon, but the few residential streets that remained challenging were being worked on by late afternoon.  Crews and contractors assisted with several emergencies, continuing to use heavy equipment to consolidate and remove accumulated snow.  Shift work will continue as needed to keep equipment and staff effectively deployed.  The Town offices were open today with a skeleton crew to assist with emergency management.  Please be advised that per the Town Code, property owners in commercial zones are to clear sidewalks fronting their properties within 24 hours of the cessation of snowfall.  Despite ongoing salting operations, there is a likelihood of icing overnight.  Take appropriate precautions and avoid driving if possible. 

More Snow Forecast

February 9, 2010.  Public works staff have worked through the weekend and overnight through the early part of this week to deal with the record snowfall last Friday and Saturday.  Contractors with heavy equipment also have been engaged in removing and consolidating accumulated snow to aid in clearing public streets and to allow Town equipment to deal with an additional 10 or more inches of snow forecast beginning Tuesday evening.  Shift work will continue as needed to keep equipment and staff effectively deployed.  Please be advised that per the Town Code, property owners in commercial zones are to clear sidewalks fronting their properties within 24 hours of the cessation of snowfall. Due to the snowfall accumulation on road margins, the Town's recycling service has been cancelled for Tuesday, February 9.  Take appropriate precautions and avoid driving if possible.  Driving during these conditions packs and freezes the snow to road surfaces, which makes it much more difficult to remove.

For a statement on the Town's snow removal priorities, please visit the Streets Department page.  Also, please review the information on storm drains and parking immediately below this note.

Snow Update

February 5, 2010.  Residents are requested to help in the preparations for significant snow accumulation this weekend by moving vehicles into driveways or otherwise off public roadways, where practical.  In addition, as Public Works crews will be focused on plowing to keep public roads cleared for emergency needs, residents are requested to assist with ensuring that storm drains are kept clear of snow and other debris.  This will allow for proper drainage and prevent ice patches due to intermittent melting and freezing. 

Public works staff have prepared for heavy snowfall forecast for Friday and through the weekend.  Staff priorities are to concentrate plowing on arterial and collector streets, then to work on smaller streets.  Additional heavy equipment has been pre-positioned in Town if needed.  Shift work will continue as needed to keep equipment and staff effectively deployed through Saturday and Sunday.  Please be advised that per the Town Code, property owners in commercial zones are to clear sidewalks fronting their properties within 24 hours of the cessation of snowfall. Due to the snowfall accumulation on road margins, the Town's trash contractor may need to delay trash pickup currently scheduled for Monday, February 8.  Take appropriate precautions and avoid driving if possible.

Trash Collection and Snow Update

December 21, 2009.  Due to the snowfall accumulation on road margins, the Town's trash contractor has indicated that they will pick up trash tomorrow: Tuesday, December 22.  If you have already put trash out it may remain curbside through tomorrow.  There will be no recycling pickup on Tuesday, December 22.  Due to the holidays, the next scheduled recycling service will be January 5, 2009.

Public works staff mobilized late Friday night to plow, concentrating on arterial and collector streets.  All crews worked through the night and during the day on Saturday, with additional heavy equipment called in to assist given the accumulation.  Shift work continued through Saturday night and again on Sunday.  Crews continue to plow on Monday.  Please be advised that per the Town Code, property owners in commercial zones are to clear sidewalks fronting their properties within 24 hours of the cessation of snowfall. 

Water Main Break near Post Office 

December 12, 2009, 8PM.  Due to a water main break on Happy Lady Lane this morning, certain customers on Water Street, Railroad Avenue, Kidwell Avenue, and Happy Lady Lane were notified of a brief service disruption during repairs.  Crews worked during the day to excavate the leak, and shut down the main in the evening for approximately 5 hours to effect repairs.  Service was restored soon after midnight on Sunday, December 13, 2009.  For more information, click here for the detailed notice to affected customers.

2009 Christmas Parade

October 5, 2009. "CHRISTMAS WISHES" is the theme of the 2009 Town of Centreville Christmas parade. The Christmas parade Committee, chaired by Martin Gahley, is a community collaboration of the Town of Centreville, the Centreville Lions Club, the American Legion Jeff Davis Post 18, Centreville Rotary, Centreville Alive!, the Park Advisory Board, and individual residents (all are welcome to participate.) This year's parade is Friday, December 4, 2009 (rain date: Friday, December 11, 2009), with the parade beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. This parade is one of the largest on Delmarva, so participants MUST return entry forms no later than NOVEMBER 2, 2009, to be sure of a place in this fantastic community event. Registration forms are available at Town Hall (Customer Service Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), by request at TownHall@TownofCentreville.org, or by clicking here.

Requests for Bids/Proposals

August, 2009.  Centreville, MD.  The Town of Centreville is currently inviting bids for four projects: 1) parks equipment, 2) park paving, 3) sewer lining and repair (Rte. 213 - Commerce and Liberty Streets, and 4) sewer lining and repair (Railroad Avenue)

PUBLIC FORUM - DESIGN STANDARDS

August 14, 2009. The Town of Centreville Planning Commission, Staff and URS Corporation were tasked in January 2008 by the Town Council of Centreville with completing development design standards for the Town.  The Town has concern with the type of development that could be placed in surrounding areas and wants to ensure all applicable parties involved in development or redevelopment conform to the development design standards set forth by the Town.

A final draft of the Design Standards document is available for review at the Town Hall, 101 Lawyer's Row and at the Queen Anne's County Library, 121 South Commerce Street, Centreville, Maryland.

A Public Forum on the proposed Design Standards is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at the Goodwill Fire Company, 212 Broadway, Centreville, Maryland. To review the Design Standards document, click here.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT: ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY EVENT

August 9, 2009. Centreville's fourth annual National Night Out, hosted by the Centreville Police Department, was a huge success for the Centreville community. Chief Rhodes, virtually the entire CPD force, and K-9 Boris, joined the Council and staff to welcome the community to a fun-filled, family event on Lawyer's Row, Tuesday, August 4, 2009. Games, prizes, balloons, hot dogs and popcorn, made the sizzling hot evening a memorable event. The CPD and Town wish to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support and generous donations:

Price & Gannon - gifts, popcorn, amusements, and volunteers; Edward's Pharmacy - balloons; Sugar Magnolia Cafe - cooking and wrapping hot dogs; Food Lion - hot dogs; Draper's - Ice; Doc's Riverside Grille - Mustard and Ketchup; Acme - rolls and water; Domino's - gift certificates; Centreville Liquors - cash; Admiral Cleaners - cash; Charles Boone Nationwide Insurance - cash; Centreville Farmer's Market - cash; anonymous - cash; Cottage Cuts - gift certificate; American Legion - games and prizes; Centreville Police Department - sodas and giveaways; Town of Centreville - giveaways; Queen Anne's County Emergency Services - display and volunteers; Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company - display and volunteers; Kent and Queen Anne's Highway Traffic Safety - displays and volunteers.

The evening was a success thanks to all these volunteers and donations. We look forward to more fun next year - see you then!

Town FY 2010 Budget Approved

June 18, 2009.  The Town Council approved Ordinance 02-2009 enacting the FY 2010 Budget at its 7PM meeting on June 18, 2009.  Copies of the Proposed Budget are available at Town Hall.

Board and Commission Appointments

May 28, 2009.  Centreville, MD.  Several town residents took the oath or office last night for service on Boards or Commissions of the Town of Centreville.  Kara Snyder was sworn in for a five year term on the Centreville Planning and Zoning Commission.  Bob Elliot, Sandy Simpson, and Sarah Berlin took the Oath of Office for membership on the Centreville Park Advisory Board.   In addition, Donald Braden was reappointed last week to another term on the Board of Appeals, and Mike Olson was appointed to the Citizens Review Board.  Congratulations to those new and returning appointees, and thank you to all who expressed interest in serving the Town in these important roles.

Council Reorganizational Meeting

April 16, 2009.  Centreville, MD.  The Town Council accepted the report of the Board of Supervisors of Elections.  Timothy E. McCluskey was seated for a three year term as a Council Member.  Mary L. Roby was thanked for her three years of service on the Town Council.  Frank C. Ogens was elected President of the Town Council.  Norman P. Pinder, Jr. was elected Vice President of the Town Council.

President Ogens then appointed Council Member McCluskey as liaison to the Planning Commission, and himself as liaison to the Park Advisory Board.  Vice President Pinder will continue as the Town's representative to the County Council of Governments.  The Town Council also reappointed Steve Kehoe (Town Attorney) and Lori Peddicord (Finance Officer) for the coming year.

ELECTION RESULTS

April 6, 2009.  Timothy E. McCluskey was elected to the Town Council today, pending certification of election results. A total of 572 votes were cast at the polls. Of those, 331 went to Mr. McCluskey, and 236 went to Ms. Roby. Two ballots were determined to be "non-votes" (meaning election judges were not able to determine for whom the votes were cast), and there were three "phantom" votes (meaning the ballots disappeared before counting.)

The Board of Supervisors of Elections will meet at 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Town Hall, to count 10 provisional ballots, 43 absentee ballots, and 4 emergency absentee ballots, as well as to certify the election results.

The Council will then hold its reorganizational meeting at 8:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, 212 Broadway, in the first floor meeting room. The public is welcome and invited to attend. 

Municipal Election April 6, 2009

March 2009. The Board of Supervisors of Elections encourages all registered voters living within the coporate limits of Centreville to vote in the municipal election on April 6, 2009. The designated polling place is the First Floor Meeting Room at the Goodwill Volunteer Fire Company, 212 Broadway. Polls are open from Noon to 7:00 p.m. Timothy E. McCluskey and Mary L. Roby have filed for  one council member seat.

The Board of Supervisors of Elections also reminds voters of the opportunity to vote by absentee ballot if unable for any reason to make it to the polling place on election day.

The following persons are entitled to vote by absentee ballot: Any qualified voter who may be absent on election day for any reason from the Town of Centreville where the voter is registered. In addition, the following persons are entitled to vote by emergency absentee ballot: 1) Any qualified voter who is unable to be present at the polls as a result of illness or accident occuring after the time for applying for an absentee ballot has passed. 2) Any qualified voter who is unable to be present at the polls because of the death or serious illness in the person's immediate family, about which the person becomes aware after the time for applying for an absentee ballot has passed.

The Board of Supervisors of Elections shall furnish an absentee ballot to any qualified voter upon written or verbal request. This request shall be received no later than the Monday prior to the election (March 30, 2009), unless it is an emergency application. Absentee Ballot information is available at the customer service counter at Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please remember to vote!

Board and Commission Vacancies

October, 2008.  Centreville, MD.  The Town Council of Centreville is accepting applications or expressions of interest for service to fill a current vacancy on the Citizens Review Board.  There are also vacancies anticipated on the expiration of terms in April, 2009.  For a complete list click on "Who's Who" then "Boards and Commissions" above.  For information on how to apply to be considered for appointment by the Town Council, please email or call Town Hall.

Property Disposal Notification

February 9, 2009.  Centreville, MD.  The Town of Centreville hereby gives notice of its intent to dispose of public property:

The Town Council has declared the rails, spikes, ties, and associated items, and the old freight building on the former Pennsylvania Avenue Railroad property as surplus.  The Town Council intends to donate these items to Queen Anne’s County for use at Bloomfield Park.

Snow Event

March 1-2, 2009.  Centreville, MD.  The Town of Centreville and much of the northeastern US has been blanketed with snow.  Public Works crews deployed Sunday evening and have been working through the night.  Despite these on-going efforts, the volume of snowfall and ambient conditions continue to cause mixed conditions on the roadways.  State Highways and County roads around the Town remain challenging as well.  Curbside trash pickup is under way, but behind schedule due to the weather.  If at all possible, stay home and enjoy the snow!

For updates that appeared on the Town web page in 2008, click here

For updates that appeared on the Town web page in 2007, click here

For updates that appeared on the Town web page in 2006, click here

 

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