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Town of Keedysville

Regular Town Hall Hours

The next Mayor & Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November, 7th.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat will take place on Wednesday, October 31, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm. Please turn your porch light on if you are participating.

Keedysville 250th Birthday Celebration

Keedysville will be celebrating its 250th Birthday in Taylor Park on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The day will be filled with music, entertainment, food, children's games, arts & crafts, fire and police displays and historical presentations and speakers. There will be self-guided walking tours and open houses at the churches in town.

Bells from the three churches will toll at 2:50 PM to mark this historic anniversary. At that time, there will be presentations and recognition of special guests, including Maryland and Washington County elected officials and descendents of the Keedy family. A song honoring the town, written by local musician Lynn Routzahn, will be performed followed by birthday cake and ice cream.

For a schedule of events, please click here: Schedule of Events

Bulk Trash Pickup

There will be a bulk trash pickup on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Please put items curbside Friday eveing for Saturday morning pickup. Unacceptable items include the following:

If you have any questions, please call Apple Valley Waste at 1-877-267-1280

Street Sweeping Schedule

Main Street Urban Reconstruction Project

The project is scheduled to begin in spring 2018. You can view the Project Announcement and update here: SHA Project Announcement. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Town Hall.

Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings

The next regular meeting of the Commission will be Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00pm. (At its regular meeting on October 9, 2017 the Commission voted to move from monthly meetings to quarterly meetings. This was due to the lack of business to conduct each month. Interim meetings may be called, as needed. A minimum of 7 days notice for any interim meeting will be posted here.)

Keedysville Community Center

The Keedysville Community Center is a great place for your party or meeting! Full kitchen available. It is available for rent by the hour. Only $25.00 per hour! If interested, please visit the Facebook site at Southeastern Washington County Health & Community Center or contact Art Williamson at 301-432-0281

Protect Your Pipes

It is vital to protect your pipes from freezing. Insulation, heat tape and other methods are recommended. You may want to let your water drip during the coldest weather. The American Red Cross has a very informative web page on the subject located at www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm/preventing-thawing-frozen-pipes

Know Your Utility Locations

With winter approaching all residents should consider where some important pieces to the utilities are located on their property. Specifically, everyone should know where their water meter, their sewer grinder pump and their sewer clean out are located and they may want to mark each of them with a stake. Should there be a snow fall that covers these components and one of them malfunctions, having them clearly marked with a stake, will enable the utility workers to find and repair the problem more quickly. Please consider taking a few minutes and marking each of these components with a stake. If you have any questions, please contact Keedysville Town Hall Monday-Friday, 8:00am to noon.

Keedysville Community Center

The Keedysville Community Center is a great place for your party or meeting! Full kitchen available. It is available for rent by the hour. Only $25.00 per hour! If interested, please contact Art Williamson at 301-432-0281

Boonsboro Keedysville Water Advisory Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 in Boonsboro Town Hall. The agenda can be found here: Water Advisory Board Agenda

Increased Patrols

In order to improve the quality of life in Keedysville and increase the safety of our streets, the Mayor & Council of Keedysville will be asking the Washington County Sheriff's Department to increase patrols within the town. Among the infractions they will be focusing on are:

Please be considerate and observe all traffic laws.

Open Burning Restrictions

There are restrictions on open burning in Keedysville and Washington County. They can be found at Controlled Burning Guidelines. Please note that you may never burn trash.

Thefts

Please report any theft or any suspicious activity to the Washington County Sheriff's Department (240-313-2100). We have a safe and peaceful community and would like to see it remain that way.

Dog Walking at Taylor Park

***Please note: As of March 5, 2018, dogs are no longer permitted on Brandenburg Field***

Pets in Keedysville

Please be a responsible dog owner. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Keedysville adopted the Washington County Animal Control Ordinance. This places the county as the enforcement agency for the Town. The ordinance can be found at www.washco-md.net/shared_docs/ords_res/2012/ORD-2012-33.pdf. The Washington County Humane Society can be reached at 301-733-2060. This is a pleasant small town where we must all do our part to respect our fellow residents. Again, please be a responsible pet owner. Thank you for your consideration.

Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Bay

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE), acting on a directive from the U.S. EPA, has directed the counties of Maryland to work with the local jurisdictions to develop a plan to reduce the introduction of nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment into the local waterways, thereby ultimately reducing these elements in the Chesapeake Bay. You can help! Keedysville will receive credits toward these reductions for efforts by homeowners, i.e. rain barrels, rain gardens, etc. If you currently use these practices on your property, or if you install them at some point in the future, please contact Town Hall. For educational materials from MDE, please go to http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Marylander/outreach/Pages/MDEEducation.aspx. The MDE plan is located at: www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Water/TMDL/TMDLImplementation/Pages/FINAL_PhaseII_WIPDocument_Main.aspx.

County Emergency Notification System

Citizens of Washington County should register for this new system for advanced alerting specific to emergencies and weather, community, and other optional programs.

A person can register for multiple locations such as home, family, school, and work. Also, individuals outside of Washington County can register for family and work that are located in Washington County. In addition to multiple locations, individuals can sign up for multiple forms of notification and prioritize the ways in which you receive a message.

Registration Steps to Receive Emergency Notifications

Water & Sewer Billing

Water and sewer services are provided and billed by two separate entities. Water service and billing is provided by the Boonsboro Keedysville Regional Water Board (BKRWB). Sewer service and billing is provided by the Washington County Department of Water Quality. Both services are billed quarterly and based on water usage. Please be sure to send your payments to the appropriate provider. Sending your payment to the wrong provider could cause delays in your payment being received and result in late fees. The BKRWB may be contacted at 301-432-5141. The Wash. Co. Dept. of Water Quality may be contacted at 240-313-2317.

Sewer Grinder Problems

If the red light and alarm for the grinder pump at your residence come on, please immediately contact the Washington County Department of Water Quality at 240-313-2600

An Insurance Preparedness Guide for Natural Disasters

The Maryland Insurance Administration is the state agency that regulates the insurance industry in Maryland. They have posted online "An Insurance Preparedness Guide for Natural Disatsters", which will assist consumers to better understand their insurance polices. This guide contains information about different types of insurance coverage, provides frequently asked questions for a number of insurance claim scenearios and lists important contact information for public resources. The guide can be found on their website http://www.mdinsurance.state.md.us/sa/jsp/Mia.jsp.

Keedysville Historical Society

The Special 150th Anniversary Edition of Civil War Stories in Song

2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. Previous years' reports have also been added under Community Resources in the navigation bar above.

From BKRWB

The Boonsboro/Keedysville Regional Water Board requests that you contact them if your billing address changes. Please call 301-432-5141.

Trash, Yard Waste & Recycling Pickup Information

Scheduling for trash, yard waste & recycling pickups can be found at trash pick-up schedule. For recycling guidelines, please go to Recycling Guidelines

WATER CONSERVATION

Water Conservation Useful Facts & Tips

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.