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Meeting Schedule:

Unless noted otherwise all meetings will be hosted in the Community Center, Wye Oak Room, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton and the last meeting of the month will be an evening meeting beginning at 7pm.

March 15, 2018--2pm

March 22, 2018--2pm-cancelled

March 28, 2018--7pm-(Chesapeake Room)

April 5, 2018--2pm (Chesapeake Room)

April 12, 2018--2pm

April 19, 2018--2pm

April 26, 2018--7pm

May 3, 2018--2pm

May 10, 2018-2pm

May 17, 2018-2pm

May 31, 2018-7pm

June 7, 2018-2pm (Conf Room #1, 215 Bay St., Easton)

June 14, 2018-2pm (Conf Room #1, 215 Bay St., Easton)

June 21, 2018-2pm (Conf Room #1, 215 Bay St., Easton)

On August 28, 2018 the County Council enacted Bill 1403, to adopt the Talbot County Noise Ordinance pursuant to Environment Article Sec. 3-105 and Sec. 3-401, Et Seq., Maryland Code Ann. and to amend Sections of Chapter 11 (Alcoholic Beverages) and Chapter 15 (Animals) to make such Chapters consistent with the Talbot County Noise Ordinance. The effective date of this Bill is October 27, 2018.


On February 13, 2018, the Talbot County Council  created a temporary Task Force to assist the Council in developing possible changes to the regulation of noise in Talbot County as part of the update of Chapter 190, Zoning Ordinance. The following persons were appointed to such Task Force:


Planning Commissioner Bill Boicourt

Allen Bryan

Planning Commissioner Chip Councell

Boe Delashmutt

Susan Fitzgerald

Talbot County Sheriff Joe Gamble

Glenn Higgins

Duane Hilghman

Jimmy Mullikin, Code Compliance Officer

Mary O’Donnell, Talbot County Assistant County Attorney

Jack Pettit, President, Easton Airport Advisory Board

Leslie Steen

Lee Waggoner

Cassandra Vanhooser, Talbot County Director of Economic Development and Tourism

Mary Kay Verdery, Talbot County Planning Officer


Meetings of such Task Force will be open to the public and notices of meetings will be posted on this page.  Any comments related to the mission of the Task Force may be sent via email to:, or by mail to Noise Ordinance Task Force, c/o Talbot County Office of Law, 11 N. Washington St, South Wing, Easton, MD 21601.


March 1, 2018

March 15, 2018

March 28, 2018-

Link to Wednesday, March 28th Expert Presentation.

April 5, 2018

May 3, 2018

On June 7, 2018 the Noise Ordinance Task Force considered a working draft of the possible changes to the Talbot County Code (link below); participated in a discussion with Patty Crankshaw-Quimby, Executive Director at Talbot Humane; as well as, participated in an experiment hearing music at different decibel levels outdoors.



May 21, 2018 - to be discussed on May 31 at 7PM, Wye Oak Room, 10028 Ocean Gateway, Easton

June 7, 2018 working draft 


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