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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!


Gordon Stinnett Avenue will be shut down from 5 am (new start time) until approximately 7 pm on Friday, March 27, 2015. Traffic will be re-routed through the employee parking lot area beside Town Hall. Those wishing to travel to North East Community Center, Marina West and Courtyards at Fishing Creek will need to use this detour all day on Friday. Please direct any questions to my office via email . Thank you for your patience during the construction of our new Fishing Creek Bridge.  Connie S. O’Dell 

There has been a water main break at Delores Court.  Public Works is on the scene and will restore service as soon as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience. (March 27, 2015)

Town of Chesapeake Beach Easter Festival - POSTPONED UNTIL SUNDAY MARCH 29 FROM NOON - 1:30PM:  Merchants, Non-Profits and Friends are welcome to display / advertise their businesses by being a part of the Town’s annual Easter Festival for our local children. This event is free for everyone. We ask that you bring enough “treats” for a large number of children. Tables and tablecloths will be provided. There will be games, rides and a visit from the Easter Bunny and other special guests!  Fun & Free!! 

Chesapeake Beach "Happenings"

Chesapeake Beach Public Works will be flushing lines on the South Side of town (except Chesapeake Village) on Monday and Tuesday, March 30 & 31, 2015. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 1, 2 & 3, 2015 we will be flushing the North Side of Town.

Yard Debris Pickup Schedule Set -- starting April 7, 2015 -- Sticks, Twigs and branches -- click here .

Announcing New Town Hall Hours – Beginning April 1, 2015 Chesapeake Beach Town Hall will open at 8:30 am and close at 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except on the Mondays when Mayor Wahl holds “Mayor’s Open Door”. “Mayor’s Open Door” is on the Monday of Town Council Meeting week from 4 – 5:30 pm.

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 .

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 PM, Kellam’s Field:  Town of Chesapeake Beach Easter Festival:  Merchants, Non-Profits and Friends are welcome to display/advertise their businesses by being a part of the Town’s annual Easter festival for our local children.  This event is free for everyone.  We ask that you bring enough “treats” for a large number of children.  Tables and tablecloths will be provided.  There will be games, rides and a visit from the Easter Bunny and other special guests!  Fun & Free!!  Rain date is Sunday, March 29, 2015.

Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9 am until sellout: Annual North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary (NBVFDA) Bake Sale at Chesapeake Station (Shopping Mall), off of Route 261 in Chesapeake Beach. Reduce stress and let the NBVFDA prepare your Easter dessert goodies! We will have cakes, cookies, and other desserts for sale. We will also have Easter decorations for sale as well. 

Monday, April 6, 2015, 7:30 pm – Town Hall: Mayor’s Night Out. Presentation of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) by Patrick McLoughlin, GISP Project Manager for Spatial Systems Associates, Inc. Spatial Systems Associates, Inc. offers complete GIS and FMIS implementation and support services. Mr. McLoughlin will review recently completed mapping of Chesapeake Beach’s newest subdivision, Chesapeake Village. This information and demonstration will be of great interest to those living in Chesapeake Village but will also provide the rest of our community an opportunity to learn about geographic information systems and the benefits they can provide to our Town and citizens.

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.

April 11, 2015, 8:00 am-12:00pm - 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.

April 19, 2015, 2:00 PM – Bay Side History Museum – Celebrate Frogs  Did you know that April is National Frog Month?  Stop by to learn about frogs that are native to Maryland, play some froggy games and do some froggy crafts.  $2.00 per child.

May 2, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail – 5K Run for the Bay – Registration begins at 7 am; proceeds to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Register / more info at www.active.com or contact Laura Kellner at 410-474-1799 or by email Lakellner@hotmail.com

May 23, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Water Park Opens for the Summer!   Be sure to visit our website to check out all of the 2015 Special Events and exciting happenings.  Our Season Passes are now available for purchase on our website!  We are now taking reservations for our Swim Lesson classes.  Our Swim Lesson classes are designed for children ages 6 months to age 12, and there are 4 different sessions to choose from.  Do you have a child or kid at heart who has a Birthday this summer?   Why not consider the Chesapeake Beach Water Park as your venue for this special celebration?  You can register for Swim Lessons, purchase your Season Passes, Reserve Birthday Parties, and find out more about our Special Events on our website.  www.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com  We look forward to seeing you at the Water Park this summer!

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:  Easter Festival 2015 Announced

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).

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.

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."

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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