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!
Attention All Chesapeake Beach Utility Bill Customers
The first quarter utility bills were mailed April 22, 2014. It has come to our attention, after printing and mailing, that the billing date and the due date are listed as the same date, April 21, 2014. Please be advised that the system has been corrected to show the true due date of May 21, 2014. Please do not call Town Hall to address the issue as each account has been corrected by tech support at the software company. You will not be billed any arrearages if your bill is received here at Town Hall by May 21, 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Connie S. O’Dell, Utilities Billing Clerk ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival 2014 -- click here
First Osprey Platform Erected March 7, 2014 along
Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail -- for photos, click here
Job Announcement: Town of Chesapeake Beach
The Town of Chesapeake Beach is seeking individuals interested in working on the Beach Patrol for the Bayfront Park . Please submit resumes to Town Hall.
Job Announcement: Town of Chesapeake Beach
Position Title: Treasurer / Director of Finance & Budget
Job Summary: Performs professional and administrative work in managing the Town’s financial, accounting, procurement and budgeting operations. Serves as the chief financial officer for the Town and reports to the Mayor.
Plans, organizes and directs programs, activities and services designed to ensure accurate accounting and reporting of Town finances, including budget preparation, collection of all Town revenues, and disbursement of all monies. Maintains custody of all public monies and responsible for the administration of purchasing and contract procedures pursuant to the Town Charter. Administers funding sources for the Town including grants, loans and bonds.
Interested candidates send resumes to: Mayor Bruce Wahl, Town of Chesapeake Beach, P.O. Box 400, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 20732.
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.
Moonlight Cruises for 2014 Cancelled -- It is with regret we must inform you that as of today, the Head Boat Miss Chesapeake Beach will no longer be docked here in Chesapeake Beach and consequently will not be for hire for the Chesapeake Beach Moonlight Cruises this summer. Therefore, all cruises scheduled in the 2014 Town calendar have been cancelled indefinitely or until further notice.
If you have received complimentary tickets for the 2014 Cruising Season, please don’t discard them. We will be working, in the coming days and weeks, to find an alternative venue. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Connie O’Dell, Special Events Coordinator, Town of Chesapeake Beach
Mayor's Open Door and Mayor's Night Out Schedules -- click here
HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER RELIEF ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES -- The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) received a grant of $1.47 million from the National Park Service’s Historic Preservation Fund. The federal funding authorization, Public Law 113-2, states that the funding is to be used “for necessary expenses related to the consequences of Hurricane Sandy”. MHT is conducting a competitive grant application round to award funds to eligible projects. For more information, 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 .
Public Service Announcement: The Chesapeake Beach Garden Club will be holding their annual Plant and Yard Sale on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9 am – 12 pm. We are located at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, 4155 Mears Ave, CB MD 20732. We will have a variety of plants and flowers from which to choose, as well as “gently used” yard sale items. So bring your friends and neighbors for an enjoyable day.
Public Service Announcement from the Sheriff's Office (01/16/14)-- The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a scam where citizens are being called by a person posing as a Calvert County deputy. The person is stating that the citizen has outstanding traffic fines. The person is directing the citizen to acquire a money order for the fine amount. The money is then to be wired to the person to satisfy the fines to prevent a warrant from being issued.
Sheriff’s Office personnel do not collect traffic fines and would not request any payment by telephone. If you receive a call like this, please report it to the Sheriff’s Office at 410-535-2800 or 301-855-1194.
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
Financial Report for the Town of Chesapeake Beach for the year ended June 30, 2013 -- click here
Chesapeake Beach Utility Rate Commission Report , click here .
Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) - get the facts here
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) -- 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).
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.
Thank You James Parent, Town Administrator
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 -- click here
Bulk Trash -- click here
Yard Debris pickup -- click here
Holiday Trash (tree pickup) Schedule -- click here
Household Hazardous Waste -- click here
Chesapeake Beach receives a Banner City Award again for 2013 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.
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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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 Information - click here
Crime Solvers Of Calvert County for Anonymous Reports -- 410-535-2880
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