Town of Federalsburg Maryland

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Mayor and Council Members

All the legislative powers of the Town are vested in the Mayor and Council, which consists of one Mayor and four Council Members. These officers are elected and receive a small stipend. The Mayor and Council Members are responsible for the hiring of the Town Manager, appointment of the Clerk-Treasurer, Town Attorney and all standing Commissions and Committees. The Mayor and Council Members and their terms are listed below:

Mayor William P. Beall Term Ends Sept. 2015           
Council President Kenneth W. Abner Term Ends Sept. 2015           
Council Member

Edward H.Windsor

Term Ends Sept. 2015           
Council Member David A. Morean Term Ends Sept. 2017            
Council Member Charles K. Planner Term Ends Sept. 2017

The Town of Federalsburg holds an election on each odd numbered year. The next Town election will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. The officers will be sworn into office at the October, 2015 regular monthly Mayor and Council meeting. The Mayor of Federalsburg is elected at each election, and there are two Council Members elected per election.

Town Staff and Departments

Town Manager                          Richard F. Colburn         

Richard F. Colburn is the Town Manager for the Town of Federalsburg. The Town Manager is the Chief Administrator of the Town and is responsible to the Mayor and Council for the administration of all affairs of the Town and supervises all staff. The Town Manager is supported by the following departments:

Town Office / Finance Department

The Town Office staff is responsible for overseeing all the financial responsibilities for Town government, including budget, revenue collection and payroll. The Town Office Staff consists of the following individuals:

Shirley A. Greene, Clerk-Treasurer                                     

Kristy L. Marshall, Administrative Assistant                         

Connie M. Blanchfield, Accounting Clerk                            

Melissa D. Hrobar, Receptionist                                         

These employees handle the daily operations and business of the Town Hall. This includes preparation of the Town budget, accounts payable, accounts receivable, invoicing for personal property taxes, invoicing for water and sewer bills, collection of water and sewer payments, and many more tasks. Please feel free to contact the Town Office at 410-754-8173 if you have any questions; someone will be glad to assist you.

Police Department

The Federalsburg Police Department is a full-service municipal law enforcement agency serving the citizens of the Town twenty-four hours a day. The Police Department consists of nine full time employees as listed below:

Donald R. Nagel, Police Chief             

Vanessa Pinder, Administrative Asst.                               

Joseph Gasser, Sargeant                   

Brian McNeill, Corporal                    

Jason Wielgosz, Corporal                   

Jeffrey Adams, Patrolman                  

David Hubbard, Patrolman                 

Travis McQueen                                


The officer on duty is available by cell phone at anytime by calling 410-714-6200. The Police Department number for routine business, questions or concerns is 410-754-8966. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 for immediate assistance.

Public Works Department

The Public Works Department consists of two departments, the Maintenance Department and the Water/Wastewater Department. These departments provide basic services, such as water and sewer maintenance of municipal properties. There are 10 employees in these departments as listed below:

Steve Dyott, Public Works Director                

Keith Wheatley, Maintenance Supervisor        

Mike Tipton, Water/Wastewater Supervisor    

Jeremy Boyd                                              Melvin Marshall

Matthew Harding                                               John Jarrell

Russell Harrison                                              Dennis Harris

Sumner Hoback


Code Enforcement Department         

Jeff Beever, Code Enforcement Officer -

The Town of Federalsburg Code Enforcement Officer and Zoning Administrator is Jeff Beever. He enforces the Town Zoning Ordinances, Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision Ordinance, and issues all building permits. He also handles all Property Maintenance Violations. First State Inspection Agency from Georgetown, Delaware (302-856-3517) or Middle Department Inspection Agency from Easton, Maryland (410-822-8300) conducts electrical and plumbing inspections for the Town.  

If you have any questions concerning your building permit, or to inquire if you need a building permit, please feel free to contact Jeff at the Public Safety Building or by calling 410-754-8173 ext. 214. 

Grants Administration

George "Happy" Mayer -

George "Happy" Mayer is the Grants Administrator for the Town of Federalsburg. Happy drafts and submits grants on behalf of the Town, monitors the expenditures of funds, and prepares required reports regarding grant sources to the Town.

Main Street Administrator

George "Happy" Mayer -

George "Happy" Mayer is the Main Street Admimistrator and promotes the Town of Federalsburg and its businesses, activities, parks and events and other involvement; encourages membership in local civic organizations such as, Rotary, and Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company and the Federalsburg Business and Civic Association; promotes tourism development in the Town; promotes and assists retail and commercial business development, retention and expansion; assists with the Town Revolving Loan Program; updates vacant buildings listing to recruit new businesses and minimize problems associated with unoccupied buildings; encourages historic preservation through the Federalsburg Historical Society, Inc. and encourages property development by sending demographic and other information to developers and land brokers; and assists the Mayor and Council, Town Manager and other Town Employees with items of main street concerns.


Steve Bollinger-Chairperson 

Members: Jackie Pinckens, Sharon Ewing, Mercedes Moyer & Ed Znaniec. The Commission meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., with the exception of the month of December.

Town Meetings and Holidays

Town Meetings

The Mayor and Council of Federalsburg hold their regular meetings on the first Monday of each month, and their special sessions/workshop meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (at the discretion of the Mayor and Council).  Both the regular meetings and the special session/workshops begin at 6:00 P.M. If a meeting falls on a holiday, the meeting is generally re-scheduled for Tuesday. The Mayor and Council meetings for 2014 are listed below:
  • Monday, January 6, 2014        
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, February 3, 2014
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, March 3, 2014
  • Monday, March 17, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, April 7, 2014
  • Monday, April 21, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, May 5, 2014
  • Monday, May19, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, June 2, 2014
  • Monday, June 16, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, July 7, 2014
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, August 4, 2014
  • Monday, August 18, 2014 - Special Session
  • Tuesday, September 2, 2014
  • Monday, September 15 - Special Session
  • Monday, October 6, 2014
  • Monday, October 20, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, November 3, 2014
  • Monday, November 17, 2014 - Special Session
  • Monday, December 1, 2014
  • Monday, December 15, 2014 - Special Session

Anyone wishing to be listed on the agenda must contact the Town Hall before 12 Noon on Thursday prior to the meeting.  

For updates or more information regarding meeting dates, please check the Town sign.

Town Holidays

The Town of Federalsburg observes the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The day after Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day





Town of Federalsburg

118 North Main Street
P O Box 471
Federalsburg, Maryland 21632
Phone: (410) 754-8173
Fax: (410) 754-9269

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