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Council Highlights for June 11, 2024

06/14/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on June 11 at 5 p.m. following a work session at 3:30 p.m.; Councilmember Keasha Haythe was absent. Read more


Council Highlights for May 28, 2024

05/30/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on May 28, 2024 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Council Vice President Pete Lesher's Remarks from 250th Commemoration of Talbot Resolves

05/28/2024
Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

The following speech was presented by Talbot County Council Vice President, Pete Lesher during the 250th Anniversary of the Talbot Resolves Commemoration Event on May 24, 2024. Read more


Asst. Secretary of Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Visits Local Community Development Block Grant Projects

05/21/2024
Category: Partner Agencies County Council

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Assistant Secretary, Carol Gilbert, visited Talbot County to tour two recently completed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects in Easton, Maryland. Read more


Step Back in Time at May 24 Talbot Resolves Celebration

05/17/2024
Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

The sounds of an old-fashioned Town Crier will resonate at the Talbot County Courthouse on Friday, May 24 as the community takes a step back in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Talbot Resolves. The free public event kicks off at noon, rain or shine, with light refreshments served. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights, May 14, 2024

05/16/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on May 14 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


250th Commemoration Celebration of the Talbot Resolves

05/13/2024
Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

On Friday, May 24, 2024, beginning at 12:00 noon the Talbot Historical Society, members of the Talbot County Council, and the Colonel Tench Tilghman Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will commemorate and celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Talbot Resolves. Read more


Council Member Keasha Haythe's Remarks from Business Appreciation Summit

05/07/2024
Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

The following speech was presented by Talbot County Council Member, Keasha Haythe at the Talbot County Business Appreciation Summit on May 2, 2024. Read more


FY 2025 Budget Highlights

05/02/2024
Category: Finance County Council

On April 16, 2024, County Manager, Clay Stamp, and Finance Director, Martha Darling Sparks, joined the Talbot County Council to present the Fiscal Year 2025 proposed General Fund Budget. The proposed $163.9 million general fund budget upholds essential investment in employees, streamlines processes, fosters efficiencies and allocates funding for pivotal projects in public safety, education, and environmental stability. Read more


Talbot County Celebrates Birthday and Announces Citizen of the Year

04/29/2024
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

Under the evening sun, the County Courthouse hummed with excitement. Around 5 p.m., the crowd grew quiet and settled in quickly as Allegro Academy began to sing, creating a tapestry of sound that enveloped the audience. Read more


Talbot Day, April 25, 2024

04/25/2024
Category: County Council

The County Council asks residents, businesses, and organizations to join them in celebration of Talbot Day on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 5 p.m. for an official ceremony and birthday celebration on the Talbot County Courthouse Lawn, weather permitting. Read more


Council Highights for April 23, 2024

04/24/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on April 23, 2024 at 6 p.m.; Vice President Pete Lesher was absent. Read more


Council Introduces 2025 Budget

04/19/2024
Category: Finance County Manager’s Office County Council

On Tuesday evening, the Talbot County Council voted unanimously to introduce the proposed fiscal year 2025 general fund budget of $163,970,000. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights, April 9, 2024

04/11/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on April 9, 2024, at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Talbot County Announces Business Academy Graduates

04/10/2024
Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

The Talbot County Council awarded graduation certificates to 15 participants in the inaugural Talbot Works Business Academy on Tuesday, April 9, at their regular meeting. The cohort of business owners recently completed an 8-week entrepreneurship course that was sponsored by the Talbot County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. Read more


Pennrose and Housing Commission of Talbot Break Ground on Doverbrook Apartments Redevelopment, Funding provided by County and Town

04/08/2024
Category: Finance County Council

Talbot County, the Housing Commission of Talbot (HCT), Easton, and Pennrose celebrated the groundbreaking of the Doverbrook Apartments redevelopment, which will replace the outdated 50-unit public housing community with 64 brand-new, energy-efficient mixed-income homes and on-site community amenities. Read more


Council Highlights for March 26, 2024

03/28/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on March 26 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


U.S. Senators Visit Seafood Processing Business in Tilghman

03/15/2024
Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

Senators Van Hollen and Cardin, Congressman Harris secured funding in recently enacted FY24 appropriations package. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights for March 12, 2024

03/13/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on March 12, 2024, at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights for February 27, 2024

02/28/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on February 28, 2024, at 6 p.m.; Council President Chuck Callahan was absent. Read more


Talbot County Announces Plans for Talbot Day 2024

02/21/2024
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

The Talbot County Council is excited to announce celebration plans for Talbot Day 2024, set for Thursday, April 25, 2024. Read more


Council Highlights for February 13, 2024

02/15/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Talbot County Votes to Purchase 120-Acre Poplar Hill Farm

02/14/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council voted to purchase an approximately 120-acre property (located adjacent to Maryland Route 322 and Maryland Route 333) in Easton known as Poplar Hill Farm, which brings discussions and efforts to develop the property to a close. Read more


Council President Issues Statement Regarding Pending Resolutions Relating to the Town of Trappe

01/25/2024
Category: County Council

The County Council of Talbot County continues to discuss resolutions regarding the County’s Comprehensive Water and Sewer Plan (CWSP) and the Town of Trappe. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights for January 23, 2024

01/25/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on January 23, 2024 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Former Easton Mayor Honored By Local Leaders

01/18/2024
Category: County Council

On Saturday, January 13, the Town of Easton held a surprise retirement party to honor former Mayor Bob Willey for his 32 years of service to our Town.  Read more


Council Meeting Highlights for January 16, 2024

01/17/2024
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held a Special Legislative Day on Tuesday, January 16th at 4 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Council Highlights for December 12, 2023

12/13/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on December 12 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights, November 28, 2023

11/30/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on November 28, 2023 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Council Highlights for November 14, 2023

11/15/2023
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on November 14 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


24/7 Accessible AED Added in Downtown Easton

11/08/2023
Category: Emergency Services County Council

The first 24-hour publicly accessible automatic external defibrillator (AED) for downtown Easton is now operational, thanks to the collaboration of Talbot CARES and Bluepoint Hospitality. Read more


Talbot County is Green with Gratitude

11/07/2023
Category: County Council

“Operation Green Light for Veterans”, hosted nationwide by the National Association for Counties and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers, invites counties and other government entities to show support for veterans by lighting buildings green each November. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights October 24th

10/26/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 24th at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present.    Read more


Council Highlights for October 10, 2023

10/13/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on October 10, 2023 at 6 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


County and Town of Easton Discuss Doverbrook Redevelopment Project

10/04/2023
Category: County Council

Officials and Housing Commission of Talbot met to discuss Doverbrook Housing redevelopment project, located on Dover Road in Easton, Maryland. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights, Tuesday, September 26, 2023

09/28/2023
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on September 26, 2023 at 5 p.m.; all Council members were present, with Council Member Keasha Haythe joining by conference call. Read more


Talbot County Government Celebrates 2023 Years of Service Awards

09/20/2023
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

Talbot County recently honored 54 County employees with the annual Years of Service Awards. Each employee received a recognition certificate, and gifts to commemorate the occasion. Read more


County Celebrates National Senior Center Month, and Fall Prevention Awareness Week

09/15/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council proclaimed the month of September 2023 as National Senior Center Month. Read more


Talbot County Council Meeting Highlights Tuesday, September 12, 2023

09/12/2023
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on September 12, 2023, at 5 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Talbot County Holds Annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony

09/11/2023
Category: Sheriff Department Emergency Services County Council

On September 11, 2023, the Talbot County community gathered to commemorate the events of September 11, 2001 in Easton, Maryland. The ceremony began slightly later than the scheduled 8:30 a.m. start time due to a brief, but sudden downpour. Read more


Easton EDC and Talbot County Release 9/11 Day of Remembrance Short Film

09/12/2023
Category: Emergency Services County Council

On the 22nd anniversary of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), in coordination with Talbot County Government, released a short film that provides a snapshot of resiliency within the community. Read more


We Are Talbot Ready, 9/11 Day of Remembrance Video

09/11/2023
Category: Emergency Services County Council

In the aftermath of 9/11, the nation came together to support one another, not only in the immediate crisis, but for days, and weeks, and years to come. In the 2023 9/11 Day of Remembrance Video, Talbot County leaders reflect on the past, and look to the future, sharing how as a community...we can be #TalbotReady Read more


Council Vice President Pete Lesher's Remarks from 9/11 Day of Remembrance

09/11/2023
Category: Emergency Services County Council

Council Vice President Pete Lesher provides keynote address at 9/11 Day of Remembrance Event. Read more


September Declared National Preparedness Month

08/25/2023
Category: Emergency Services County Council

Brian LeCates, Director of Emergency Services and Geneva Schaffle, Division Chief, Emergency Management, accepted a proclamation recognizing September as National Preparedness Month. Read more


Council Meeting Highlights, August 22, 2023

08/23/2023
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on August 22nd at 5 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Talbot County Council Meeting Highlights, August 8, 2023

08/09/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on August 8, 2023 at 5 p.m. All Council members were present, with Council Member Stepp joining by conference call. Council Member Stepp had to step away toward the end of the meeting, but had provided absentee ballots for items scheduled for vote. Read more


County Seeks Individuals to Fill Vacancies on Boards

07/31/2023
Category: County Council

These boards and commissions play a crucial role in providing a community-led voice on different topics. Read more


Council Address Traffic Concerns

07/27/2023
Category: Roads and County Facilities County Council

During their July 25th meeting, the Traffic Advisory Board presented recommendations to Council. Read more


Talbot County Council Meeting Highlights, July 25, 2023

07/26/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 25th at 5 p.m.; Council Member Dave Stepp was absent. Read more


Library Launches Free Community Wi-Fi Center in Trappe

07/25/2023
Category: Parks and Recreation County Council

Talbot County Free Library (TCFL) has created a free Community Wi-Fi Center at Home Run Baker Park in Trappe, MD, providing access to high-speed internet for Talbot County students and residents. Read more


Lt. Governor Miller Meets with Council Members

07/20/2023
Category: County Council

Talbot County Council and Easton Town Council members and staff met with Lt. Governor Aruna Miller to share some sweet treats and discuss vital projects for Talbot County and its residents at Bonheur Ice Cream and Pie in Easton, Maryland.   Read more


Talbot County Council Meeting Highlights, July 11, 2023

07/13/2023
Category: County Council

Agenda items included Proclamation for "Parks and Recreation Month", an update on the Leeds Creek Bridge replacement, a vote on the cannabis permitting moratorium (Resolution No. 344), and more. Read more


Brookletts Place Receives T-Mobile Grant for New Computers

06/30/2023
Category: County Council

Brookletts Place Talbot Senior Center recently received a $33,356 grant to upgrade their computer and monitors in the facility. Read more


Talbot County Council Meeting Highlights, June 27, 2023

06/29/2023
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

The Talbot County Council held their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 27th at 5 p.m.; all Council members were present. Read more


Council Hosts Work Session to Discuss Letters Received From Maryland Department of the Environment

06/28/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council held a work session on Tuesday, June 27th at 3:00 p.m. with staff and representatives from the Town of Trappe to discuss requests set forth in letters received from the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) regarding water and sewer in the Town of Trappe, and discuss how those matters intersect with the Draft 2023 Report of the Review. Read more


Local Business Leaders Meet with Maryland Secretary of Commerce

06/15/2023
Category: County Council

The Council participated in a roundtable with other local business leaders and officials to discuss highlights and challenges of economic development and commerce within Talbot County and the Eastern Shore. Read more


Talbot County Council Seeking Volunteers to Serve on County’s Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board

06/06/2023
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council is seeking nominees to serve on the County’s Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board (PTAAB). Read more


Secretary of Aging Visits Brookletts Place for Meet and Greet

06/02/2023
Category: County Council

On Thursday, June 1, 2023, Carmel Roques, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Aging visited Brookletts Place, The Talbot County Senior Center for a meet and greet and discussion on planning and preparing for healthy longer lives in Maryland. Read more


County Hires for New Communications Manager Role 

05/31/2023
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

The Talbot County Council recently introduced Sarah Kilmon as the County’s first Communications Manager.  Kilmon leads communications, media and public relations, marketing, and digital media strategy for the County.   Read more


Economic Development and Tourism Recognizes 40th Anniversary of National Travel & Tourism Week

05/11/2023
Category: Finance County Council

The Talbot County Council proclaimed the week of May 7-13, 2023, as Travel and Tourism Week in Talbot County at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 9. Read more


Talbot County Announces 2023 Community Impact Award Winners

05/05/2023
Category: Economic Development and Tourism County Council

Talbot County business leaders gathered on Wednesday, May 3 in the Tidewater Inn’s Gold Ballroom for the 16th Talbot County Business Appreciation Breakfast and presentation of the 2023 Community Impact Awards. Read more


Talbot County Celebrates National Library Week with Proclamation from County Council

04/27/2023
Category: County Council

During their April 25, 2023 council meeting, the council presented Library Board President Susan Sherman, Assistant Director Scotti Oliver, Board Treasurer Mary Pellicano, and Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator Sabine Simonson, with an official proclamation to officially designate National Library Week and recognize the service of the Talbot County Library.  Read more


April 25th Designated as "Talbot Day", Recognizing the Birthday of the County

04/25/2023
Category: County Council

The County Council encourages citizens to join them in celebration of Talbot County’s birthday on April 25th. Officially designated as “Talbot Day”, April 25, 2023 will mark the birthday of the County. Read more


Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center Parking Lot Expansion Project

09/19/2022
Category: County Council

Talbot County is pleased to announce the completion of the parking lot expansion project at Brookletts Place – Talbot Senior Center. Thirteen new parking spaces along with stormwater management features and new plantings were included with the capital project at a cost of approximately $230,000 which also included land acquisition costs, engineering, and permitting through the Town of Easton. Read more


Talbot County Gets High Bond Ratings from Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Services

09/15/2022
Category: Finance County Council

Talbot County received high bond ratings from both Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Services in preparation for selling bonds on September 29, 2022 for the planning, design, acquisition, renovation, construction and furnishing of the new Public Safety Building and Health Department facility. Read more


Talbot County Council Awarded “Community Action Vision and Value Award” by Maryland Community Action Partnership

06/27/2022
Category: County Council

At the 2022 Maryland Community Action Partnership Human Services Conference held during May 11 – 13, 2022 in Ocean City, Maryland, the Talbot County Council was awarded the Community Action Vision and Value Award. Read more


Removal and Relocation of Talbot Boys Monument from Talbot County Courthouse Green to Cross Keys Battlefield in Harrisonburg, Virginia

03/11/2022
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

On Sunday, March 13, 2022, work will begin on the removal and relocation of the Talbot Boys Monument from the Talbot County Courthouse Green in Easton, Maryland to the Cross Keys Battlefield in Harrisonburg, Virginia Read more


Talbot County Council Meetings to be held Virtually in January

01/10/2022
Category: County Council

Due to the high community transmission rate of COVID in Talbot County, and at the recommendation of Dr. Maria Maguire, Talbot County Health Officer, the Talbot County Council will be holding their January 11 and January 25, 2022 meetings virtually. Read more



Talbot County Courthouse Water Damage

12/19/2021
Category: County Manager’s Office County Council

On Sunday, December 19, 2021 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Talbot County 9-1-1 Center received a fire alarm notification from the Talbot County Courthouse, 11 North Washington Street, Easton. Upon arrival, fire units from Easton and neighboring fire departments found that a computer located in the Clerk of the Court’s office in the North Wing had caught fire which activated the sprinkler system in that area of the building. Read more


Talbot County Government Issues Request for Proposals for Removal of Talbot Boys Monument from Talbot County Courthouse Green

11/04/2021
Category: County Council

The Talbot County Council, at their September 14, 2021 meeting, adopted an Administrative Resolution entitled “ADMINISTRATIVE RESOLUTION OF THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF TALBOT COUNTY AUTHORIZING THE RELOCATION OF THE TALBOT BOYS STATUE.” The Administrative Resolution authorizes the relocation of the entire Talbot Boys Monument from the Courthouse grounds to the Cross Keys Battlefield near Harrisonburg, Virginia and the County Council has directed County staff to carry out the provisions of this Administrative Resolution. Read more


Talbot County Gets High Bond Ratings from Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Services

06/02/2020
Category: Finance County Council

Talbot County received high bond ratings from both Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Services in preparation for selling bonds on June 2, 2020 for its Easton Elementary School construction project. Read more



Talbot County Residents Receive Flood Insurance Rate Discount

10/22/2020
Category: Planning and Zoning County Council

Effective October 1, unincorporated areas of the county were designated Class 7 by the Federal Insurance Administration’s Community Rating System (CRS). As a result, homeowners will receive a 15% discount on their insurance premiums, an increase of 5%. Talbot County was previously designated Class 8, which gave policy holders a 10% discount. Read more


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