Honor Frederick Douglass – An American Hero and Our Native Son
WHEREAS, Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, born with less than nothing into slavery in February 1818, in Tuckahoe, Talbot County, Maryland to Harriet Bailey, moving in 1824 to a plantation on Wye River; and
WHEREAS,a self taught scholar, learning at a young age to read and write; working in a shipyard as a general assistant later teaching others to read; publishing great works such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom, Escape From Slavery and later owned and edited the New National Era; and
WHEREAS,Frederick Douglass a businessman and an advisor to presidents, held such appointments in the District of Columbia as Recorder of Deeds and US Marshal, US Minister to Haiti; and on his 200th Birthday, we celebrate Frederick Douglas as an agent for change, an American Abolitionist, a prominent African American of the 19th Century, honoring his legacy, recognizing his values, strength, wisdom; recognizing how reading and writing can change the world, applauding his efforts; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I ROBERT C. WILLEY, MAYOR OF THE TOWN OF EASTON, do hereby proclaim 2018 as:
Honor Frederick Douglass – An American Hero and Our Native Son
In the Town of Easton, and request that this observance in our community be recognized, celebrating and honoring Frederick Douglass in the county of his birth.
(Councilman Pete Lesher reads the Frederick Douglass Proclamation, witnessed by Mayor Willey and members of the Frederick Douglass Honor Society)
Easton Point and Port Street Corridor
On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, the Easton Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve several documents related to their ongoing planning associated with Easton Point and the Port Street Corridor. These documents have been forwarded to the Easton Town Council with a recommendation for approval. The Council will conduct public hearings on the documents, which include the Port Street Small Area Plan, Comprehensive Plan Amendments, and the proposed new Mixed Use Waterfront (MXW) Zoning District, at their Monday, November 20, 2017 meeting. The documents under consideration are available for review as follows:
- Port Street Small Area Plan.
- Proposed addition to the Land Use Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan.
- Proposed revised Future Land Use Map.
- Proposed addition to the Municipal Growth Element of the Comprehensive Plan.
- Revised Foreword to the Comprehensive Plan.
- MXW Zoning District- Ordinance 717.
- Properties on which the MXW Zoning is proposed to be established.
Tax Bills Now Available Online
The Town of Easton Tax Billing information is now available online. By clicking the link below, residents will be able to view and pay their current tax bill via credit card online. Please note, online payments are subject to a 2.5% processing fee.
You may search for accounts by Account (Customer) number, Name, Street Address, or Parcel.
Town of Easton Immigration Statement
The Town of Easton believes a more diverse community is a stronger, more vibrant community, and is committed to treating all of its residents, including those who identify as immigrants, in a fair and just manner. Through its commitment to social justice and inclusion, one of Easton’s most important objectives is to enhance relationships with all residents, including immigrants, and to make all residents, workers and visitors feel safe and secure regardless of immigration status. Toward that end, the Town of Easton supports organizations like the Chesapeake Multi-Cultural Resource Center, whose mission is to strengthen immigrant families and to use all available resources to more fully integrate our immigrant residents into our community.
Further, the Town of Easton believes that the Easton Police Department should be focused on the safety and security of all of the Town residents regardless of immigration status. It is not the function or mission of the Easton Police Department to enforce federal immigration laws. The Easton Police Department will not check the citizenship status of individuals with whom they interact or are witnesses to crimes. The Easton Police Department has operated in this manner for many years and will continue to do so.
Easton Police Officers will continue to work in good faith with its federal law enforcement partners to apprehend criminals, especially those that commit serious or violent crimes, regardless of their immigration status. The Easton Police Department remains committed to upholding the laws it is empowered to enforce and to uphold the constitutions of the United States of America and the State of Maryland while recognizing it is not an authorized agent of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE).
The Town of Easton will continue to honor all valid and enforceable duties and obligations imposed by a court order or any valid federal or applicable law. But in the absence of such a court order or law, Easton will not use its funds, resources, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law or to gather information regarding the citizenship or immigration status of any person. Easton recognizes that it is a part of a country born of immigrants and will continue to support efforts that assist our immigrant population in becoming fully-vested citizens of our community.
Emerald Ash Borer Epidemic
The Town of Easton has joined the fight against the Emerald Ash Borer. The Public Works department will be treating or removing affected trees beginning this spring. You may see these signs posted on trees around town.
For additional information about this epidemic, please visit the following websites:
Minutes from ALL meetings can be found here
Agendas for upcoming meetings
- Town Council
- Planning Commission
- Historic District Commission
- Board of Appeals
- Tree Board
- Park Board
- Affordable Housing Board
- Ethics Commission
Please note that the Agenda's available here may reflect past meetings. The agenda from the most recent meeting remains posted until the next agenda becomes available.
Town Council Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month in the Council Chambers at 14 South Harrison St
Minutes from past meetings can be found .
Video from prior Council Meetings can be viewed here.
The Town of Easton Building Inspection Division & Code Enforcement Office is conducting a survey to gather information about our customer service. To help us with our efforts, please visit this link.
The Council of the Town of Easton will hold a public hearing on March 5, 2018 at 7:15 P.M. in the Council Meeting Room, 14 South Harrison Street. The purpose of this hearing is to discuss Ordinance Number 718 which proposes amendments to the Town’s Forest Conservation Ordinance.