Town News & Public Notices

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OUR LOCATION

Town of Charlestown

P.O. Box 154
241 Market Street
Charlestown, MD 21914
(410) 287-6173 Phone
(410) 287-6620 Fax

OFFICE HOURS
7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Mon. to Thurs.
7:30 am to 4:00 pm, Friday

After Hours Water Emergencies:
Wib Pumpaly, Town Administrator: 443-553-5464

Mike Grapes, Supervisor, Public Works:  410-441-1706

Lou Wood, President of the Board: 443-967-3871

Jeff Fields, Maintenance Commissioner: 410-287-0449

Charlestown Event Calendar
Please e-mail Town Clerk with any questions, comments or events you would like to have added to the event calendar.
NEXT Bulk Pick Up May 29th, 2019

The decision was recently made by our Commissioners to expand our bulk pickup to two days a month.  The second and fourth Wednesdays will be the days.  OUR NEXT BULK PICK UP DATE IS WEDNESDAY May 29, 2019 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CALLED IN YOUR ITEMS BY TUESDAY, May 28th. FOR PICK-UP: CALL Town Hall @ 410-287-6173.  LEAVE MESSAGE IF NO ANSWER with address, name, phone number and brief description of items to be picked up. HAVE THEM OUT BY 7AM OR THE NIGHT BEFORE. Please do not put items out in advance of the date.  Doing so makes your neighborhood unsightly.

Saturday Yoga in the Park beginning June 1

Yoga in the Park by Lillack Yoga

Saturdays beginning June 1  9:30 AM

$10.00 per person

Bring your own mat and water.

Stay strong and flexible during the summer months!

June 8th – Avalon Open House

Come check out our newest park from 9:30 – 11:00 AM.  We’ll be taking a nature hike, placing decals on local storm drains and holding a rain barrel workshop at a estimated cost of $45.00  To register for the rain barrel workshop, please call town hall at 410-287-6173.   All other events of the day are free and open to the public.

July 3 Salute to Veterans @ Dark

Avalon Park is a great vantage point to watch the Fireworks!  Bring the family!  Bring a chair or waterproof blanket to view the fireworks in comfort!

Sunday Music in the Park August 4 4 to 6:30 PM

Come see Acoustic Turnpike at Avalon Park!  They will be performing popular songs in acoustic Bluegrass style!  Bring the family for a toe tapping good time!  Bring a chair or waterproof blanket to view the performance.  Great place to enjoy a picnic during the concert or stop at one of our restaurants on the way out of town for dinner!  This event is free and open to the public!

Shakespeare at Avalon on September 7th!

The Brown Box Theatre will be presenting Measure for Measure one of Shakespeare’s more adult comedies.  We suggest this as date night without the kiddos.  The show starts at 7:00 PM.  Bring a blanket or chair to sit on.  You are welcome to bring snacks and non alcoholic beverages.

Annual Halloween Parade – October 25 4PM

We start the parade at the Charlestown Fire House and parade to Avalon Park for a light meal and a contest to judge those costumes!  Lots of categories for the youngest to the oldest!

Young at Heart 50+ Group

This town sponsored group of 50+ agewise members meets every Tuesday at Charlestown St. John’s United Methodist Church from 10am to 1pm.  All are welcome to attend for socializing, playing cards and games.  No RSVP needed!  For information please contact Town Hall @ 410-287-6173.

Charge for Boat Ramp Usage Began October 1st, 2017

At the meeting of July 25, 2017 the Commissioners of Charlestown voted in favor of adopting an update of Ordinance #9 to the following:  The charge to launch a boat at the municipal boat ramp will be $10.00 a day or $25.00 for a yearly pass for in state boaters and $75.00 a year for  out of state boaters.  The daily fee will be collected by an honor box system located at the boat ramp.  Yearly passes will be sold at Town Hall during regular business hours ( Mondays through Thursdays 7:30 to 5:00 and Fridays from 7:30 to 4).  The passes are good for the calendar year ending December 31, of the year purchased.

Charlestown Postal Services

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Window Hours:

Monday Through Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00PM
Saturday 8AM to Noon
Lobby Open 8AM to 5:15 PM
Box mail ready for pick-up
by 3:30 Monday – Friday and 11AM on Saturday

Need a Smoke Detector For Your Home?

The Charlestown Fire Company is giving away smoke detectors to anyone in their Fire District who needs one for their home.

Please Call 410-287-6451 and leave a detailed message with your phone number, address & name. If you already have a smoke detector in your home, PLEASE CHECK THE BATTERIES TODAY!