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!
The Mayor and Town Council will hold a budget work session on May 11, 2015 beginning at 7 pm at Chesapeake Beach Town Hall to discuss the Utility Fund Budget.
The Mayor and Town Council will hold a budget work session on May 14, 2015 beginning at 7 pm at the Chesapeake Beach Town Hall to discuss the General Fund Budget.
Chesapeake Beach "Happenings"
Exciting News! We were recently informed that Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan will be our keynote speaker for the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival. As First Lady, Mrs. Hogan plans to support the arts community and advocate for arts programs in schools across the state, and host exhibitions for Maryland artists at Government House. The beautiful and unique pieces contributed each year by the students in Beach Elementary and displayed throughout our community during the Festival should certainly make First Lady Hogan proud to be a part of our Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. For a printable copy of the press release, click here .
April 19 – 23, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa - The Veteran Motor Car Club of America, will be touring in the area, April 19-23rd. VMCCA is known as the touring club. This tour will have many cars that were built before 1950. The word Veteran stands for Veteran cars, even though they do have many Vets as members. The Club will be head-quartered at the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa. Some of the places they will visit are Mt. Vernon, Ford’s Theater, the WWII Memorial, Washington and Lincoln Monument, Dr. Mudd’s House and Annapolis. There will be members here from all over the US. They graciously invite us to stop by the hotel in the evenings to take a look at these beautiful cars; Sunday evening is a prime time. They will be eating and shopping locally throughout their stay. Please help us to welcome them to Chesapeake Beach. We have provided them with local maps, brochures and “Beach” goodies.
May 2, 2015 – Bayfront Park Clean-Up – 10 am – 1 pm (No rain date) Join Councilman Pat Mahoney and the Bayfront Park Committee by helping to spiff up the park for the summer season. Meet at Brownie’s Beach. Supplies will be furnished.
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 3, 2015, 2:00 PM – Bay Side History Museum – Clubhouse Games. The Twin Beaches have always been known for games of chance. Try your luck at some kid friendly games such as Casino Go Fish and Bingo! $3.00 per child.
May 9, 2015, 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon --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.
May 16, 2015, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Windy Hill Middle School - will be having their first annual Community Yard Sale on May 16, 8am-1pm in the school parking lot to benefit WHMS PTSA. It is sponsored by Riverscape Group at Long and Foster. 20'x10' spaces are $15 and are first come first serve. Call Angie Carr, at 410-299-6490 to reserve a space. Rain date will be Sunday, May 17. We'll be serving doughnuts and coffee and hot dogs as well as other vendor activities to make it fun!!
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!
May 23 – 25, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival! The theme this year is “Korea, the Forgotten War”. The keynote speaker is Maryland’s First Lady Yumi Hogan. William E. Weber, Col – USA – Ret. Chairman, Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation will also be joining us to speak at the opening ceremony as well as later in Town Hall. Sunday’s entertainment headliner is The Fabulous Hubcaps. Volunteers are needed for Sunday, May 24 from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Work as many or as few hours as you can. Contact Stephanie Zanelotti at email@example.com Fun, Free and Educational Events for the entire Family! For more information, click here .
June 20, 2015, 9 am - 5 pm: North Beach Boardwalk - 3rd Annual End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival. Free to attend. For more information, click here .
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: 29th Street Improvement -- Presentation of Concept Design by Paul Woodburn to the Town Council April 16, 2015 -- click here .
Just Added: Moonlight Cruises 2015
Just Added: BGE Launches Annual Green Grants Program to Promote Environmental Stewardship through Energy Efficiency and Conservation (April 1, 2015) -- for more information, click here .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 .
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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
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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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*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.
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