Welcome to the beautiful bayside community of Chesapeake Beach, located in Calvert County, Maryland, where there are still places to discover and to enjoy with your family and friends. In Chesapeake Beach you'll find quiet secluded beaches, waterfront restaurants, succulent seafood, water park activities and events, and quaint, historic, hometown, quality of life our residents enjoy year-round. Thank you for visiting us. We hope you'll soon call Chesapeake Beach your home too, where the Welcome Mat is Always Out!
Chesapeake Beach "Happenings"
Notice: the June Town Council meeting originally scheduled for June 18 will be held JUNE 11, 2015 beginning at 7 pm.
June 1, 2015, Mayor’s Night Out, 7:30 PM, Town Hall – Flood Zone / Insurance Information; Maryland Department of the Environment Representatives will provide a short presentation discussing the recent changes in Flood Hazard Maps, impacts from certain Federal Regulations, and a Q&A session. For more information, click here .
June 5, 2015, First Moonlight Cruise of the Season!!! 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Miss Lizzy, docked in the Rod N Reel Harbor. The cruise theme is “Country Boys and Their Boats” featuring music from great country artist, Alan Jackson. Wear your favorite Alan tee shirt, jeans and cowboy hat! Tickets on sale now. For more information, click here . $32 per Person
June 6, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Summer weekend only hours begin, 11 am – 5 pm.
June 7, 2015, Kellam’s Field , 4 – 7 pm – Calvert County Parks and Rec in Cooperation with the Town of Chesapeake Beach – FREE Summer Concert featuring “Back by Sunrise” playing all the hits you love. This is a free family event with a moon bounce and other family activities. http://www.backbysunrise.com/
June 9, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Opening Day of Summer Exhibit, 1 – 4 PM; Founder’s Day and Friends Meeting – 6 PM; Dedication of Founder’s Beach, 6:30 PM; Summer Bay Breeze Concert, 7:30 – 9:30 PM.
June 10, 2015, Town Hall – 7 PM - Planning and Zoning Meeting
June 11, 2015, Town Hall – 7 PM – Town Council Meeting, date has been changed for this month only!!
June 13, 2015, NECC – 10 AM – 12 PM – Beach Buccaneers Registration
June 13, 2015 - 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon –North Beach Fire Hall - North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (NBVFDA) Yard sale held every second Saturday of the month through October. Clear your closets and make a few bucks! Or come and find the treasure of a lifetime at our yard sale! Tables are $15, or $25 for two, and must be reserved in advance. To reserve a table, contact Diana at 410-231-1775.
June 14, 2015, Bayside History Museum, 2 PM – Let’s Play Camping – Cook on a campfire, go fishing, sleep in a tent and much more fun. $2 per child.
June 18, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – 10 AM – World’s Largest Swim Lesson
June 19, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – 11 AM – 7 PM – Water Park Opens Weekdays
June 20, 2015, 9 am - 5 pm: North Beach Boardwalk - 3rd Annual End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival. The End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival will feature boats of 16 paddlers and 1 drummer in a competition to paddle across the finish line with the fastest time. The purpose of the End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival is to bring awareness to the reality of hunger in our local community; to feed and support hungry families by raising money for End Hunger In Calvert County; and, to have fun, grow community, and strengthen team unity. Free to attend. For more information, click here .
June 21, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Father’s Day Celebration – All Dads ½ Price with Paying Child
June 22, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Swim Lessons Begin – Water Park Character Day
June 23, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ Price until 4 PM; Free After 4 PM
June 25, 2015 – Railway Museum – Children’s Summer Fun Program 10 – 11 AM
June 27, 2015 – NECC – 10 AM – 12 PM – Beach Buccaneers Registration
June 30, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ Price until 4 PM; Free After 4 PM
The Bayside History Museum would like to hear from you! On August 12, 1955, as gale force winds from Hurricane Connie raged up the Chesapeake Bay, a three-masted schooner by the name of the Levin J. Marvel broke apart off of Holland Point. Fourteen of the 27 passengers on board died in this tragedy. Thirteen passengers survived due to the heroic efforts of many local residents. The Bayside History Museum will be presenting a program commemorating “The 60th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Marvel” on August 12, 2015, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Bay View Hall. We will also be celebrating the bravery of the LOCAL HEROES and the valiant community effort that came together that terrible night. If you have personal recollections, family stories, and/or memorabilia to share at this event please call Diane Harrison 443-968-2420 or via email . For a printable press release click here .
Have a great weekend!
Fishing Creek Bridge Replacement Information, click here .
Just Added: Spring 2015 Newsletter
Just Added: Moonlight Cruises 2015
For more information on any of the above "Happenings," contact Connie S. O'Dell (Community Development / Special Events for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)
410-257-2230 301-938-4061 (Cell) or via email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners and the Department of Economic Development are pleased to launch the 2015 "Calvert You Are Beautiful" volunteer awards program. Calvert You Are Beautiful acknowledges unsung heroes who make Calvert County better through their volunteerism. Nominees might be a tour guide at a museum or historic landmark; the person who organizes a local fair, festival or parade; the person committed to making a difference by generously giving time to hospices, hospitals, homeless shelters and other social service agencies; or anyone who improves the quality of life in Calvert County through their selfless efforts.
Deadline for receipt of nomination forms is July 10, 2015. The Board of County Commissioners will recognize all nominees at a local ceremony in the fall. For a printable nomination form, click here .
Thank you for participating in this worthwhile program!
Sincerely, Linda S. Vassallo, Director
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Board of Elections. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Board of Appeals. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
Mayor's Open Door and Mayor's Night Out Schedules -- click here
Bay Restoration Fee Financial Hardship Exemption -- On May 26, 2004, Senate Bill 320 was signed into law, creating the Bay Restoration Fund (“BRF”). The purpose of the bill was to create a dedicated fund financed by wastewater treatment plant users to be used to upgrade Maryland’s wastewater treatment plants with enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) technology. On July 1, 2012, House Bill 446 increased the mandated BRF fee from $2.50 per month to $5.00 per month, and required that BRF fee billing authorities develop a financial hardship fee waiver plan for low income households.
Residents of the Town of Chesapeake Beach may apply directly to the Town for an exemption from the fee due to substantial financial hardship.
For more information, click here .
To sign up to receive Nixle Alerts or those from the new Calvert County ALERT notification system (replaced Code Red as of July 4, 2013), click here .
Planning & Zoning -- For the latest minutes, click here ..
Town Council Meetings (now begin at 7:00pm)-- For the latest minutes, click here ..
Financial Reports for the Town of Chesapeake Beach -- click here
Chesapeake Beach Utility Rate Commission Report , click here .
Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) - get the facts here
Chesapeake Beach Calendar 2015 -- click here
"Chesapeake Beach Welcomes You!" video -- click here
Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Dedication video -- click here
Pay your Utility Bill online -- The Town is pleased to offer the added convenience of online utility bill payment for water / sewer bills. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. To register, click here (leaving site).
New Water & Sewer Rate Schedule Effective July 1, 2014 as Adopted by Chesapeake Beach Town Council May 15, 2014 -- click here
REMINDER: Tenant Utility Billing Agreement
Please be advised that the Town of Chesapeake Beach Utilities Department does not allow a property owner to have a water / sewer bill put in a tenant’s name.
The utility bill will be sent to the owner of the property. It will be the responsibility of the property owner to see that the bill is paid. If you are a property owner who has tenants and are not receiving a utility bill, please call Town Hall at 410-257-2230 to have your address changed.
BGE Offers Budget Billing & Payment Options: Below please find a link to a Press Release that BGE posted on February 23, 2015. This Press Release explains the programs that are currently available to customers to help with high electric bills. One program is budget billing. Instead of paying a high bill based on usage, BGE can cancel and rebill that statement for the budget billing amount (the average usage for the past 12 months). Other programs, such as energy assistance, do have qualification requirements since it is for low-income residents. To view the Press Release, click here (leaving site).
Reminder on Dogs -- According to the Calvert County Animal Control Ordinance, all dogs must be on a leash when not on your property. We have had a couple incidences recently where larger dogs got loose and attacked smaller dogs. We do not want to impose any additional restrictions on these pets, so we ask that you take special care to see they are restrained at all times. If your dog has a tendency to be aggressive, we suggest you consider a muzzle.
Reminder on Requirement for Trash Receptacles: According to Town Ordinance 200.3 (9) in part -- "No garbage, trash, or debris shall be placed out for collection except in proper storage receptacles. Where collection is from a sidewalk or alley, receptacles shall be placed out no earlier than the evening preceding the day of collection... Receptacles placed on a sidewalk or alley shall be promptly returned to the premises after collection... Storage receptacles shall be made of a durable material and shall be watertight with tight-fitting covers to control odor and prevent animal access."
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Trash Schedule -- click here
Recycle Schedule including acceptable materials -- click here
Reminder -- From Labor Day until Memorial Day recycle pickup
will occur EVERY OTHER WEEK (more information, click here).
Bulk Trash -- click here
Yard Debris pickup -- click here
Holiday Trash (tree pickup) Schedule -- click here
Household Hazardous Waste -- click here
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for 2014 -- click here
Chesapeake Beach receives a Banner City Award again for 2014 from the Maryland Municipal League (MML). The MML annually awards designations of Banner City / Town to those cities and towns that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to MML programs and activities through the involvement of their elected and appointed officials during the past year. The Banner City / Town designation is MML’s highest city / town member achievement award. The program is designed to encourage and reward exceptional participation in MML programs and activities and to foster teamwork among municipal officials to achieve program criteria. It is meant to be a challenge that requires foresight and commitment from the municipality.
Chesapeake Beach Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award at Maryland Municipal League Conference, 1st in Calvert County. To view the press release, click here .
Calvert County (including Chesapeake Beach) was recognized as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" for the year 2012. This competition identifies cities nationwide that have made the well-being of children and youth a priority. The 2012 winners were chosen from a pool of more than 320 nominees from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Winning communities hail from 42 states, which is a record for the competition. The 100 Best Communities for Young People is now in its sixth cycle, recognizing communities making extraordinary efforts to reduce dropout rates and provide outstanding services and support to their youth.
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Emergencies 911 Animal Control 410-535-2800 Beach Elementary 410-257-1512 Community Center 410-257-2554 Fire Department 410-257-6564 Library 410-257-2411 U.S. Post Office 410-257-6180 Railway Museum 410-257-3892 Sheriff’s Dept. 410-535-2800 Town Hall 410-257-2230 Water Park 410-257-1404
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Crime Solvers Of Calvert County for Anonymous Reports -- 410-535-2880
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