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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"

March 2, 2015 – Mayor’s Night Out, Chesapeake Beach Town Hall: Special guest Mike Philip, District 5 Project Engineer for the State Highway Administration. Mr. Philip will be presenting updated information on the Fishing Creek Bridge construction project. Refreshments will be served.  For more information on the project, click here .

Cold Weather and Frozen Pipes – Temperatures have been well below freezing for several days now causing numerous water pipes in our community to freeze and break. Our Public Works Department is working diligently to address each and every issue as it arises. We ask for your patience in these extreme weather conditions and should we need to turn off water in your neighborhood we assure you that we will restore the service just as soon as possible. If you experience an emergency that involves town water please call Town Hall at 410-257-2230. If it is after hours, please follow the prompts as instructed for an emergency situation. NOTE: Please access the emergency line by using a land line based phone if possible. We are having problems with the system recognizing cell phone responses. We are working to correct the problem. 

Attention Home Owners/Tenants: Due to the consistently cold temperatures, we are receiving an abundance of calls for emergency water shut off. We will continue to answer those calls as quickly as possible, but we ask for your patience as we attempt to handle these extreme conditions. Familiarize yourself with your home. Find out if you have a main shut off valve for your water supply in your basement, crawlspace or even within your home. Make sure it is in proper working order and that all adults in the home know where it is and how it operates. This could save you thousands of dollars in damages. We all know the precautions to take to prevent frozen pipes, but don’t take any chances. If you plan to be away from home for any length of time, please turn off your water and winterize. We also ask that you please provide Town Hall with the phone number of whomever is responsible for your property. We will log the information into our utility billing software and you can rest assured that it will not be distributed to anyone.

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).

Maryland Fourth Graders Invited to Submit Essays for Maryland Municipal League’s 2015 “If I Were Mayor” Contest:  Entries Must Be Received by March 31, 2015; 11 Regional Winners to Be Honored in Annapolis; Student’s Essay Submissions Should Address Contest’s 2015 Theme of ‘Respect’. Fourth graders throughout Maryland are invited to take part in the Maryland Municipal League’s (MML) annual “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. The contest challenges fourth graders to share their thoughts on how they would engage with citizens to make their local municipality a better place to live and work if they were mayor. Students must submit their essays to MML no later than March 31, 2015. To apply, visit www.mdmunicipal.org/essay .

Southern Maryland Young Marines to Hold Recruit Training: The Young Marines is a youth service and education program for youth ages 8-18. The program focuses on instilling the core values of Leadership, Discipline and Teamwork in its members. The Young Marines are committed to setting the example of a healthy, drug-free lifestyle and the program is the cornerstone of the Marine Corps’ youth drug demand reduction efforts. The Southern Maryland Young Marines will start its next Recruit Training class on March 7th, 2015, with training sessions being held in Chesapeake Beach, MD and Lexington Park, MD. In preparation for the start of Recruit Training, the unit will host a series of Open House events for parents to register children for the program. The Open House events will be at American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach on February 7, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Lexington Park on February  21 and Prince Frederick St. John Vianney Church on Feb 28. A copy of a recent physical is required at registration.  If you are interested in learning more about the Young Marines, please contact unit commander, Rob Willis at somdyoungmarines@gmail.com or 240-577-1489.

Saturday, March 14th from 9am-12pm at the Railway Museum (located in the parking lot of the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa) Volunteer Workshop. Come volunteer with us! Positions include docents, special events, outreach and more!  Hours and days are very flexible! Learn about your history and meet new friends! 

Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 2 – 3 pm, North Beach Town Hall: Ralph Eshelman presents A First, Antarctica: Sponsored by Bayside History Museum and Calvert County Library, popular scientist Ralph Eshelman will share his adventure on this fascinating continent. North Beach Town Hall is located at 8916 Chesapeake Avenue, North Beach, MD. For a printable brochure click here .

Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 6:30 to 8:30 pm:  Calvert County Neighborhood Watch Training.  LOCATION: Courthouse Square Conf. Rm. (Corner of Duke & Main Streets, Prince Frederick).  Prevent crime in your neighborhood.  Learn valuable information on how to start a Neighborhood Watch Program in your community and how it can help protect you, your family and neighbors.  Registration is Required. For more information contact the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Inc. (CAASA) at 410-535-3733.  The event is sponsored by CAASA, Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, and Maryland State Police, Barrack “U.”  For an event flyer, click here .

April 10, 2015, American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 - The Humane Society of Calvert County will be hosting its 6th annual Rock-n-Roll For Rescues fundraiser. This event features The Fabulous Hubcaps with a special appearance by Calvert County's own Rockin' Elvis, Jim Godbold. The Prince Frederick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealer is sponsoring this event and tickets can be purchased at the dealership, or by calling 443-968-9951. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Legion or at the Humane Society of Calvert County. If you prefer to purchase your tickets online, click here (leaving site). If you purchase online you will pick your tickets up at will call the night of the event.

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:  Minutes of the January 2015 Town Council Meeting

Just Added:  Sidewalk Improvement Concept Plan -- Proposed sidewalk to connect existing walkway at the junction of Chesapeake Village Boulevard and Route 261 with Beach Elementary at Old Bayside Road.  The Plan is presented in seven panels or pages in one Portable Document Format (pdf) file.  You'll need Adobe Reader or similar pdf reader to open and navigate among the pages (footnote below).

Just Added:  CBOCS 2015 Annual Meeting Presentation (a review of prior accomplishments and a glimpse of 2015 activities)

Just Added:  Field Guide to the Flora of the Town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland by Nancy Feuerle

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
codell@chesapeake-beach.md.us .

Chesapeake Beach’s New Year’s Resolution – Recycle and Recycle Correctly!
Chesapeake Beach has been recycling for several years now and for that we are proud, but there is always room for improvement.  We were recently notified that 10% of all recyclables that are collected in Chesapeake Beach are considered “contaminants”. The contaminants include garbage bags with unknown contents, food and household waste such as pizza boxes (because they are contaminated by food debris) and containers made of metal or Styrofoam. Below is a link to a list of acceptable and unacceptable items for disposal in the recycling bins as well as instructions on how to properly recycle these items. 

Don’t have a recycle bin; not to worry. Click here and complete the form. One will be delivered to your home. Let’s work together to make Chesapeake Beach the leader in Maryland of small town recycling in 2015.

For a printable list of acceptable and unacceptable items for recycling, click here .

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

Annual Drinking Water Report for Calendar Year 2014 released -- click here

The Town's Comprehensive Plan 2010 Update -- click 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 (leaving site)

 
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.

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."

Feel free to use the Search box to quickly locate information of interest within this site.  There's a "search box" near the top of every page on this website that searches only this site.   And please sign up to receive occasional Email News -- there's a "sign up" box along the left edge of every page.  We'll keep you informed of special events, water system flushing notices, weather-related responses from Town Hall, etc.

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. 

In case of Emergency, tune to Channel 6 or WTOP Radio 103.5

IMPORTANT  PHONE  NUMBERS

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

Important Snow / Cold Weather Information - click here

Crime Solvers Of Calvert County for Anonymous Reports -- 410-535-2880

Town Hall is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm except for holidays.

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