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    Notice of Funding Availability: VLT Local Community Grant for FY 2019

    ELKTON, MD. – Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy is pleased to announce the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Grant Program for FY 2019. As a result of having a video lottery terminal (Casino) in Cecil County, nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations and state, county and municipal government agencies are eligible to apply for grants to improve local resources and services in the community. Grant applications must indicate how the funding will be used to address the needs of the community and/or population served in one of four purpose areas: Economic Development, Education, Infrastructure, or Safe, Healthy and Active Communities.

    04/24/2018 8:40 AM

  • Maryland PSC Schedules Hearing for Proposed South Jersey Industries, Elkton Gas Transaction

    (Baltimore, MD–April 17, 2018) – The Maryland Public Service Commission has scheduled a public comment hearing on the proposed acquisition of substantially all the assets of Elkton Gas by South Jersey Industries, Inc. (SJI). The hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7pm at the Town of Elkton Council Chambers, 100 Railroad Avenue in Elkton, Maryland. Members of the public who wish to comment on the matter are welcome to attend the hearing before Chief Public Utility Law Judge Terry J. Romine.

    04/18/2018 3:24 PM

  • County Council Enacts

    On Tuesday April 17, 2018 Legislative Session Day 2018-08, the County Council of Cecil County Enacted: Resolution No. 10-2018 Approval - Road Abandonment – Brick Meeting House Road – Portion. A Resolution approving the application of the County Executive for Cecil County for the abandonment of a portion of Brick Meeting House Road, Cecil County, Maryland

    04/18/2018 9:59 AM

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    County Adds Escrow Option to Permitting Services

    ELKTON, MD. -- Contractors, businesses and many regular patrons to the County’s permitting office can now take advantage of an added service when completing their transactions — escrow accounts.

    04/17/2018 10:37 AM

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    Cecil Transit Launches New Commuter Connection to Bridge Gap in Commuter Rail Service

    ELKTON, MD -- Beginning on April 30, 2018, Cecil Transit will launch a new fixed route service connecting the Perryville and Newark train stations with an intermediate park and ride stop at Cecil College located in North East, Maryland. The Commuter Connection will bridge the approximately twenty mile gap in commuter rail service between MARC and SEPTA, the only gap in about 460 miles of commuter rail between Richmond, Virginia and New London, Connecticut. Additionally, commuters who are currently driving to catch a train may now choose to drive and park their vehicles at either the Cecil College Park and Ride or the Newark Train Station.

    04/17/2018 8:35 AM

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    BBJ’s Best in Real Estate Awards 2018: Cecil County's Fulfillment Center

    Name: Industrial Sale/Lease Project/Deal Name: fulfillment centers in Cecil County The expansion of in the Baltimore area over the past year has brought with it optimism and growth. In September, the e-commerce giant opened a 1.15 million-square-foot distribution center in Cecil County. Since then, business in the area has taken off, starting with the total number of full-time jobs at the facility that jumped from 700 to 1,000.

    04/13/2018 4:02 PM


    A Message from Cecil County Parks & Rec

    We are so incredibly grateful for all of the offers to help clean-up the Bittersweet property. It’s a testament to the strong, supportive community of people we have in Cecil County. While our crews have begun some maintenance, the ground is still very soft at the park and the likelihood of getting stuck in the mud is great. We are working to create a safe, usable parking lot. When it is complete, we will schedule some public clean-up days! Again, thank you so much for the support! Stay tuned for more info!

    04/13/2018 11:56 AM

  • Message from the County Executive for April 13, 2018

    Cecil County Citizens: Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, was certainly no April Fools’ joke for the residents of the 18-unit building at Owens Landing, a condominium community in Perryville. Twenty-four individuals were displaced as their living quarters burned to the ground. I visited the site and watched with horror as the structure and belongings inside were a total loss. Although four of the residents were injured, it was fortunate that everyone escaped the burning building and sustained no long-term injuries. I cannot recognize and express my appreciation enough for the tremendous work of our volunteer fire department members, first responders from Cecil County Emergency Services, and members of the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies. Additionally, I would like to commend the crew from Perry Point Fire Company for being first on the scene and for their heroic efforts in rescuing an elderly resident from the blaze.

    04/13/2018 10:00 AM

  • DNR Confirms County's POS Apportionment Goal

    ELKTON, MD. -- The Department of Natural Resources has acknowledged today that, with the recent addition of the former Bittersweet property, Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation has met their land acquisition goal. With that, the County is now permitted to use up to 75% of the annual Program Open Space (POS) apportionment for park development projects. Previously, the allocations were split 50/50 between development and acquisition.

    04/11/2018 2:50 PM

  • Council To Appoint Animal Control Board Member

    ELKTON, MD. -- The County Council of Cecil County is accepting applications from citizens seeking appointment to the Cecil County Animal Care and Control Advisory Board.

    04/05/2018 2:36 PM


    Cecil Roads Division Seeks Adopt-A-Roadway Participants

    ELKTON, MD. -- Though Mother Nature is being a bit stubborn this year, soon enough temperatures will warm up and spring will be here (hopefully, to stay). With that, comes a chance for Cecil County residents to get outside and enjoy the beautiful landscape around us, which also provides a perfect opportunity to sign up to be a participant in the County's Adopt-A-Roadway program.

    04/05/2018 2:32 PM


    Lisa Saxton Named Cecil County Director of Finance

    County Executive Alan McCarthy, with unanimous support from all five council members, announced that Lisa Saxton has been appointed to the position of Director of Finance for Cecil County Government.

    04/04/2018 2:48 PM

  • County Council Enacts

    On Tuesday April 3, 2018 Legislative Session Day 2018-07, the County Council of Cecil County Enacted: Resolution No. 11-2018 Appointment—Department of Social Services Board – David Rudolph. A Resolution to confirm the appointment of David Rudolph to the Department of Social Services Board to complete the term of Raymond Hamm that will expire on June 30, 2020

    04/04/2018 1:51 PM


    Bethel Church Road Bridge Closure Extended through 4-10-18 @ 4PM


    04/04/2018 12:07 PM

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    Cecil County FOP Lodge #2 Sign Collective Bargaining Agreement on Three-Year Contract and New Pay Scale

    ELKTON, MD. -- Cecil County Law Enforcement Officers, along with County Executive Alan McCarthy and Attorney Herbert R. Weiner of Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A. representing Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #2, signed a collective bargaining agreement today on a new three-year contract and pay scale structure based on years of service.

    04/03/2018 4:08 PM

  • County Council Enacts

    On Tuesday March 27, 2018 Legislative Session Day 2018-06, the County Council of Cecil County Enacted: Bill No. 2018-01 As Amended - Amendment - Zoning Ordinance – Poultry Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation – CAFOS. A Bill to amend the Zoning Ordinance to add a new section on Poultry Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation, CAFOS, and related definitions. Effective Date: 05/29/2018

    04/02/2018 11:46 AM


    Notification of Road Closure: Octorara Road for 4/16 & 4/17

    CECIL COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS NOTIFICATION OF TEMPORARY ROAD/BRIDGE CLOSURE by Cecil Co. Roads Division ROAD NAME: Octorara Road HOUSE #s: 202, 206 and 224 Reason for Closure: Bank stabilization Date & Time: 4-16-18 and 4-17-18; 7AM - 4:30PM Duration of Closure (start/end): 4-16-18 and 4-17-18

    04/02/2018 10:44 AM

  • County Executive Releases FY19 Proposed Budget

    ELKTON, MD. -- Dr. Alan J. McCarthy, County Executive for Cecil County, released his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 operating and capital budgets. The budget proposal will be submitted to the Cecil County Council. Council members will conduct hearings and take action no later than June 15, 2018. Once the budgets are adopted, each becomes effective on July 1, 2018.

    03/30/2018 9:40 AM

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    Cecil Employee Spotlight: Administrative Assistant to the Director of Administration & Paralegal Angela Vaca

    Cecil Spotlight recognizes Cecil County Government employees for the amazing jobs they do and for their impeccable customer service in the community. We’re so proud of our employees! Thank you, Angela!

    03/28/2018 1:08 PM

  • County to Conduct Public Meeting RE: Highway Safety

    ELKTON, MD. - The Cecil County Department of Public Works, in conjunction with the Cecil County Sheriff’s Office, will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6PM in the Elk Room of the Cecil County Administration Building, 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, Maryland, for the purpose of soliciting public input regarding the County’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) which is currently being developed. This meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2018 but was cancelled due to inclement weather and so has been rescheduled.

    03/27/2018 12:42 PM

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