Pocomoke City, Maryland

"The friendliest town on the Eastern Shore"

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Mayor PhotoWelcome to Pocomoke City, Maryland!  Nestled on the banks of the beautiful Pocomoke River, touted as the deepest river in the world for its width and lined with lovely Cypress trees, our city offers exciting adventures for boating, fishing, jet skiing, canoeing, and kayaking.  A ride down the river will be most memorable as you see American Bald Eagles, birds and wildlife of many species.  While near the river, explore our 1.5-mile downtown Nature Trail viewing a unique diversity of trees and birds that make this portion of the Pocomoke River so special.  Our location on the wonderful Delmarva Peninsula is a paradise for beach lovers, surfers, hunters, fishermen, bird watchers, and those who love a simple, coastal and laid-back way of life.

Founded in the early 1700’s, our city was incorporated in 1865 as New Town or Newtown but was re-incorporated in 1878, as Pocomoke City, after the American Indian name of the Pocomoke River, meaning “black water.”  Our rich history proves the resilience of past generations, as the city experienced several devastating fires destroying the town. The first fire in 1888 destroyed seventy-nine buildings.  Again, in the early morning of July 6, 1892, another devastating fire consumed almost the same buildings that were destroyed in 1888 and on April 23, 1922 “the most disastrous conflagration in Pocomoke’s history occurred, sweeping away the town’s central business district along with residences from Second Street to the river.”  Each of these tragedies brought our citizens and businesses together, and with great determination, the people of Pocomoke City rebuilt again.  The tenacity, perseverance, and steadfastness displayed throughout the years is what makes our town unique to other towns in our area.

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Friendly Reminders for Regular and Bulk Trash Pick Up in Pocomoke City for 2022, Updated 1/19/2022

The daily trash collection schedule is east of Market St. (Tues. & Fri.); west of Market St. (Mon. & Thurs.). Daily trash pickup changes during Holiday closings for 2022 will be printed on the monthly water bills and is posted on the holiday schedule for the year below.  Trash Collection Schedule: Trash must be placed at the curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection days. If you have questions regarding the trash or bulk trash pick-up schedule, please call City Hall at 410-957-2521.

 

 

 

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The daily trash collection schedule is east of Market St. (Tues. & Fri.); west of Market St. (Mon. & Thurs.). Daily trash pickup changes during Holiday closings for 2022 will be printed on the monthly water bills and is posted on the holiday schedule for the year below.  Trash Collection Schedule: Trash must be placed at the curbside by 7:00 a.m.

A Public Hearing will be held during the Emergency Mayor and Council meeting at 6:00 p.m. on August 18, 2022 via Zoom/Facebook to discuss the purchase of a refuse truck for the Public Works Department. The phone number and meeting information to join the Zoom meeting for comment is located below:

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Meeting ID: 862 8079 7283
Passcode: 21851

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND

As required by the Charter, Pursuant to Pocomoke City General Provisions, a

PUBLIC HEARING

WILL BE HELD ON

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

AT 6:30 P.M. AT CITY HALL

 For

Public opinion for Eastbound Disc Golf Proposal for Winter Quarters

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND

A RESOLUTION OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND TO DECLARE CERTAIN PROPERTIES AS SURPLUS

As required by the Charter, Pursuant to Pocomoke City General Provisions Section C-24 (B) 47, a

PUBLIC HEARING for the 

2012 Ford F-550 Ambulance 1FDUF4GT4CEC35740

WILL BE HELD ON 

For Categorically Excluded Projects SUBJECT to Part 58.5

Notice to the Public of Intent to Request Release of Funds

Date: 08/16/2022
Name of Grantee: Pocomoke City, Maryland
Address of Grantee: 101 Clarke Avenue Pocomoke City, MD 21851
Phone Number of Grantee: 410.957.1333

The purpose of this Notice is to identify actions to be taken by Pocomoke City, Maryland.

Notice of Annexation to the City of Pocomoke City

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Business Hours

Hours of Operation - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Phone Numbers

City Hall: 410-957-1333
Housing Dept: 410-957-1633
Water Dept: 410-957-2521
Public Works: 410-957-0107
Animal Control: 410-632-1340

Police Non-emergency: 410-957-1600
Ambulance Non-emergency: 410-957-3600
Fire Company Non-emergency: 410-957-1023