Planning Commission Opening

The Town of Trappe Planning Commission has an opening on their board.  This position requires attendance at their monthly meetings on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm.  This appointment is for a 5-year term and receives an annual salary of $1,000.00.  If interested please submit a letter of interest to the Town Council before March 1, 2018.  You may email your letter of interest to or drop off your letter at the office.  Please contact the office with any questions – 410-443-0087.

Christmas tree pick up…

Christmas trees will be picked up with your regular weekly trash pick up. The tree must be shorter than 5 feet and if it is not then it must be cut in half. The height restriction is to be sure that it will fit into the trash truck.

We hope everyone had a very Happy Holiday!

Open Town Board Positions

The Town of Trappe has the following openings:

  1. Election Board – alternate member
  2. Ethics Commission – alternate member
  3. Board of Appeals – alternate member

If you are interested in any of these positions please email a letter of interest to or drop off a letter of interest to Town Hall.  We will be accepting letters of interest until the positions are filled.

If you have any questions please contact us for more information.

Town Election Results

Nicholas Newnam – 114 votes

Walter Chase, Sr – 91 votes

Norman Fegel – 69 votes

C. Donald English – 43 votes

Charter Amendment – Remove Council term limits from Town Charter?

Yes – 40 votes

No – 90 votes

Mr. Newnam, Mr. Chase and Mr. Fegel will be sworn into the Council on June 7th at 7 pm.

Luminaries for sale – $1.00

The Trappe Community Outreach group is selling luminaries at the Town office for $1.00 each.  The luminaries are to be lit for the first time on Sunday, November 27th as we attempt to light up Trappe.  Be sure to stop in early to get yours!

Trappe has achieved the designation of a Sustainable Community!!!

What does that mean???  Becoming a sustainable community is a designation that a Town applies for through the State of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.  If the Town is awarded the designation then the Town becomes eligible to apply for programs and funding to help promote environmentally, economically and socially responsible growth and development in existing older communities.

This is fantastic news for Trappe!!  Be on the lookout for updated information as the Town continues their planning process and works towards making Trappe an even better place to live and visit!