Town Resident Input Requested…Sept. 6th – 7 pm

The Town Council is asking for all Town residents to please join them on Sept. 6th to help discuss the future of the Trappe Police Department.  The Council would like to hear from YOU as to what direction you would like to see the Council take as there is a possibility that a property tax increase would be required in order to maintain a police department.  If you are unable to attend the meeting please feel free to drop off your comments at Town Hall or email your comments to before Sept. 6th.

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!