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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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Rising Sun, MD 21911
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Public Works Director
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1 E Main St
Rising Sun, MD 21911
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Commissioner Allen Authenreath
Vice Mayor
Commissioner of Water & Sewer
Term Expires November 2021
Phone: 443-907-4386

Email: CommissionerAuthenreath@RisingSunMD.org
Commissioner Pauline Braun
Commissioner of Streets & Sidewalks
Ex-officio of Planning & Zoning
Term Expires November 2019
Phone: 443-693-2024 
Email:
CommissionerBraun@RisingSunMD.org
Commissioner Augie Pierson
Commissioner of Public Safety
Term Expires November 2019
Phone: 443-206-9511 
Email: CommissionerPierson@RisingSunMD.org
Commissioner Dave Warnick
Commissioner of Parks & Recreation
Ex-officio of Economic Development & Community Revitalization
Term Expires November 2021
Phone: 443-907-4412
Email: 
CommissionerWarnick@RisingSunMD.org

Mayor Travis Marion

Term Expires November 2021
Phone: 443-945-6567
Email: MayorMarion@RisingSunMD.org

For more information about the daily activities of the Mayor follow him on Facebook: 
Mayor Marion's Facebook page

Biography

Mayor Travis Marion is the 16th elected Mayor of the Town of Rising Sun.  After serving as Parks & Recreation Commissioner for two years prior, Mayor Marion remained project manager through the completion of the construction of Triangle Dog Park, a wetlands observation area, and a complete renovation of Veterans Community Park.  Mayor Marion has focused his public service on promoting our parks system, making streets safer, promoting economic and community development, and ensuring that government budgets work effectively.

Mayor Marion has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Cecil County Mayors Drug Task Force, Cecil County Economic Development Commission, Maryland Mayors Association, Maryland Municipal Leagues Communication Committee, and the Cecil County Broadband Task Force.

Mayor Marion, while born in Rising Sun, has lived in Arizona, Virginia, and North Carolina before settling back in Rising Sun, at the age of 10.  Mayor Marion is a 2005 Rising Sun High School Graduate, attending Wilmington University and completing his degree in History, Mayor Marion also currently is attending Wilmington University majoring in Government and Public Policy.

Town Hall

The Town Administration offices consists of the Town Administrator, Utility Clerk, and Office Clerk.  Feel free to contact our office at anytime by calling Town Hall.

The Town Administration is directly responsible for the oversight of all Department Heads and all activities related to General Administration, Finance, Public Works, Police, Public Safety, Health, Parks & Recreation, Water, Sewer, Planning & Zoning, and Code Enforcement.

For more on the daily activities of our Town Administrator check out his Facebook account here:
https://www.facebook.com/risingsunta


MISSION STATEMENT

        To the Residents, Businesses and Elected Officials of the Town of Rising Sun, we the members of the Rising Sun Police Department, are committed to excellence in law enforcement and are dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our Town.  In order to protect life and property, prevent crime and reduce the fear of crime, we will provide service with understanding, response with compassion; performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. The Rising Sun Police Department will strive to maintain the highest standards of excellence utilizing training and technology to create a safe environment for citizens and continue as a leader in law enforcement.  The Core Values of our Department are built upon four (4) princibles:

Service

Providing excellent quality service to the community is our primary duty. We are committed to faithfully and selflessly performing our duties while striving to be responsive, effective, and dependable. We are dedicated to enhancing public safety and reducing the fear and the incidence of crime. The motto "To Protect and to Serve" is not just a slogan - it is our way of life. We will work in partnership with the people in our community to solve problems that effect public safety and the quality of life in our community. We are dedicated to working in partnership with the public to achieve our goal of making our community a safe and inviting place.

Integrity

Integrity is our standard and a cornerstone of our profession. We are proud of our profession and will conduct ourselves in a manner that merits the respect of all people. We commit ourselves to elevated standards of trust, responsibility, and discipline while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner. We believe in conducting ourselves ethically and professionally, with the highest degree of honesty and accountability and pledge to hold ourselves to the highest legal, moral, and ethical standards. We value our integrity and commit ourselves to strive for personal and professional excellence. We will endeavor to make the right decisions for the right reasons and to ensure that our actions match our words. In the face of difficulty, we must always choose the harder right over the easier wrong. We recognize that each of us represents not only our Department but also the law enforcement profession and government in general. We acknowledge and accept that our individual conduct, both on and off duty, must be beyond reproach - our conduct is the same, even when no one is watching.

Courage

Courage is that quality of mind and spirit that enables us to confront and overcome the challenges of danger and adversity without fear of personal consequences. Courage is bravery, and bravery gives us strength not only to do something, but to do something right. Our courage derives from our commitment to training, education, and trust in one another. We recognize the hazards inherent in our profession and are willing to place the safety of others above that of ourselves. We shall not hesitate to step forward and protect those who cannot protect themselves. We must have the courage to stand up for what we believe is right and to have the courage to admit when we are wrong. We proudly serve with the courage necessary to meet the demands of our profession and the mission for which we are entrusted.

Professionalism

Professional service is embodied in our commitment to proficiency, competency, reliability, and excellence in all aspects of our conduct and performance. We believe in the social value of our work, considering it to be among the most noble of vocations, deriving personal satisfaction from the effective performance of our duties. We reject complacency and are dedicated to continually pursuing the highest levels of knowledge, skills, and expertise. Our actions are guided by the Law Enforcement Code of Conduct. We value the diversity of people in our community and will serve all with equal dedication, respect, fairness, and compassion. We believe in the selfless virtue of placing duty before self with the willingness to accept personal sacrifice for the greater good. We proudly pledge to fulfill our mission by being accountable to our community, our Department, and to each other.

 
To those ends, we pledge our continued committement to ensure the Peace and Harmony of our community and the Quality of Life for all.  If at any time you should have question or need the assistance of the Police Department you can contact Chief Peterson or any member of the Police Department for assistance.
 
For more information on the daily activities and events of our police department check 
Town Records & Public Access

The Town of Rising Sun aims to provide transparent government and is working to make all pertinent Town records easily obtainable and viewable to the general public.

In our efforts to achieve this goal we are gradually coverting our records into electronic format so that they are easily viewable on this website.  However, if there are records that you are interested in seeing that are currently not available, we are streamlining our processes in order  make them easier to access.

If you are interested in viewing any records, or getting copies of these records, please visit the "How to Get Public Records Section."

Then we simply ask that you stop by Town Hall and fill out a Freedom of Information Request Form, or Click Here: 
Freedom of Information Request Form .

Welcome to the Town of Rising Sun's Code Enforcement, Planning & Zoning Information Page.

Please review the information and guide below to find useful information for activities related to:

1.  Building Construction, Additions & Renovations

2. Mechanical & HVAC Work

3.  Electrical

4.  Plumbing

5. Fire Alarms/Fire Detection

6. Fire Sprinklers/Fire Protection

7.  Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems

8. Certificate of Occupancy

9. Zoning Compliance

10.  Land Development and Subdivision Work

Useful Links:

Everything you need to know about Permits

Current Fee Schedule

BUILDING, LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING APPLICATIONS

Permit Applications

RELATED ORDINANCES AND CODES REQUIREMENTS

The Public Works Department under the supervision of its Director Ron Thomas strives to provide top quality, professional, effective, and timely services to residences and businesses.

The departments mission is to enhance the quality of life in Rising Sun by managing and maintaining the Town's infrastructure including water lines, sewage treatment, streets and sidewalks, municipal parking lots, community parks, town vehicles, street lights, and miscellaneous equipment.

The department has staff members with various state licenses and certifications in water quality and sewage treatment.  Feel free to contact our Public Works Department at Town Hall with any questions or concerns.

Trash & Recycling Schedule

Yard Waste Collection Information

Parks and Recreation Mission:

The mission of the Rising Sun Parks and Recreation Department is to efficiently maintain and operate park facilities, to provide recreational programs for the enjoyment of all our residents, and seek partnerships to maximize recreational opportunities for our community.

Under the leadership of our previous parks and recreation Commissioner and now Mayor, Travis Marion, the town started becoming more active with events and activities for our residents as well as moved forward and completed long standing projects at Veteran's Community Park and Triangle Dog Park.

Commissioner Dave Warnick is continuing the additional phases of the projects which include the trail system at both parks.  

At Triangle Dog Park and Trails, three Eagle Scout projects will construct a board walk, bridge, and environmental learning center to be completed by the Fall of 2015.  A future phase of that project will complete a trail loop in the park from the board walk back to the parking lot.

Meanwhile, at the town's flagship park, Veteran's Community Park, the beginning of a comprehensive trail system is beginning to take shape.  Trail planning and construction is underway with significant progress to be expected by the Summer of 2015.

For more information on the daily activities of our Parks & Recreation Commissioner check out his Facebook page here:

Parks & Recreation Commissioner Facebook page

Town of Rising Sun - March 1985
 
The Town of Rising Sun, March 1985.
 
Town of Rising Sun Historical Museum:
The Historic Preservation Commission would like to invite you to visit their wonderful Museum that proudly showcases many amazing artifacts, documents, clothing and other items depicting the life and times of Rising Sun over the past 150 years!  You will not be disappointed!   
Museum Hours
2nd Saturday of every month.
Hours of operation are from 1-4
Please call Town Hall if interested in a private tour for visiting friends, or even a large group. 
 
*Museum is closed for the month of December.
 
 

The Historical Commission meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Third Floor Town Hall. 

Special Links:
 
Town Financial Background

The Town of Rising Sun has a population of roughly 2871 and provides municipal services, including Administration, Police, Park & Recreation, Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution, Public Facility Maintenance, Streets and Sidewalks, Code Enforcement, Building Inspections, Planning and Zoning.

Accounts are organized using a General Fund with individual departments reflected within the Fund.  The Town also has 2 Proprietary Funds, consisting of  Sewer and Water.  Click here to view a copy of the Town's FY 2017 Budget and Budget Memo
 


The Town's financial operations are managed by a local firm Wagner & Associates, CPA,LLC.

 Check out the Financial Documents available for viewing by clicking the More Info tab on this page.
 

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The Rising Sun Arts Alliance was formed by Ordinance 2015-02 on December 9, 2015 and replaces the Rising Sun Arts Council that was originally formed by Resolution on October 14, 2014.

For inquiries, please email artsalliance@risingsunmd.org

You can also follow the Arts Alliance on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RisingSunArtsAlliance

Please check back to this page for updates as they become available.