Public hearing – May 2, 2018 – 6:30 pm

The Council of Trappe will conduct a public hearing and will receive public comment on the following Ordinances on May 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Trappe Town Hall, 4011 Powell Avenue, Trappe, Maryland:

ORDINANCE 1-2018: An Ordinance of the Town of Trappe to amend Section 14 of the Trappe Town Code titled “Water and Sewer”, table 1 titled “Fees and Charges” to increase the monthly water usage rate to $4.11 per thousand gallons, and the monthly sewer usage rate to $9.61 per thousand gallons.

ORDINANCE 2-2018: An Ordinance of the Town of Trappe adopting a General Budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019, and establishing a tax rate of $.33 per $100 of assessed real property value and a tax rate of $.54 per $100 on all commercial or business personal property and public utilities; and establishing an annual fee of $150 per residential household for trash collection services, and also adopting an Enterprise Budget for the Town’s Water and Sewer operations.

ORDINANCE 3-2018: An Ordinance of the Council of Trappe authorizing the execution of a Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Agreement in accordance with MD. Code Ann. Criminal Procedure Article Section 2-105.

A copy of Ordinance 1-2018, 2-2018 and 3-2018 are available for public inspection at the Town office during the normal business hours, and on-line at  The regular May meeting of the Council of Trappe will commence at the conclusion of the public hearing.

Bulk Trash Pick-up – April 27, 2018

Bulk trash pick-up is scheduled for April 27th.  A registration form will be mailed out with all water bills in March.  If you do not receive your form copies are available in Town Hall and also under Forms on our website.  No bulk trash will be picked up if you are not registered in Town Hall before April 24th.  If you have any questions please contact us at 410-443-0087.

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!