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!
Town Council Meeting scheduled for Thursday September 18 at 7pm in Town Hall -- for a printable copy of the agenda, click here .
Public Service Announcement: Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Beach Detachment Testing for Week of 15 September 2014
During the week of September 15, 2014, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers will conduct tests at NRL’s Chesapeake Bay Detachment (CBD) and adjacent water testing range. Tests are scheduled for September 15, 17, and 18, on an intermittent basis starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending mid-afternoon. During testing, a NRL craft will be positioned approximately 3.1 miles (five kilometers) from the NRL CBD shoreline and within the NRL CBD water testing range. The NRL craft will fire a mortar-type round into the air and will discharge multiple sub-munitions – like firecrackers - that will produce a cloud of smoke. Researchers ashore at NRL CBD will use sensors to identify and study the cloud in variable weather conditions. The clouds of smoke produced by the explosive rounds will dissipate over the water and should, therefore, not be harmful to humans or wildlife. NRL is providing notification to the U.S. Coast Guard who will monitor channel traffic and provide a Notice to Mariners (as required) via broadcasts on channel 16 to channel 22A for the CBD Water Range area.
CBOCS Call for Volunteers -- for more information, click here .
Public Service Announcement: Christmas in April Calvert County, Inc. Christmas in April Calvert County repairs and improves homes for low-income homeowners, particularly those of the elderly, disabled and families with children. This year the organization worked on thirty-four homes. There is no cost to the homeowner who is approved for the program, but they encourage able-bodied residents and family members to assist. Eligibility criteria and applications are available on their website: www.christmasinaprilcalvertcounty.org (leaving site) and their phone number is (410) 535-9044. The deadline for receipt of applications is September 30, 2014.
Connie S. O’Dell, Utilities Billing Clerk email@example.com
Community Development/Special Events, Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD
410-257-2230 301-938-4061 (Cell)
Public Service Announcement: ART AUCTION - A Gala Occasion Sponsored by The Calvert Library Foundation on Saturday Evening, October 25th, 2014 at The Family Life Center (105 Vianney Lane (at Main St., behind St. John Vianney Church) in Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Preview: 7:00 p.m. Auction: 8:00 p.m. Donation: $15.00 per person in advance; $20.00 at the Door. Door Prize ~ 50/50 Raffle. Free “Taste of the Region” Hors D’oeuvres; Musical Entertainment and Wine Tasting; Cash Bar. For more information, click here (leaving site) or call 410 535-0291. Send check payable to: “Calvert Library Foundation” to Calvert Library Foundation, Auction Tickets, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick MD 20678. Major credit cards accepted for art purchases. Featuring Art in All Media & Price Ranges. NOTE: Councilman Cumbo has tickets available for purchase by phoning him at 301-908-7839.
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
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 .
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.
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
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
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 Sustainable Maryland Certification (SMC). SMC is a certification program for municipalities in Maryland who want to go green, control costs and save money, and take steps to sustain their quality of life over the long term. SMC helps communities choose a direction for their greening efforts; complete their chosen actions with help from program tools, trainings, case studies, and other resources; and be recognized for their accomplishments. The program provides a menu of actions a municipality can take to work towards sustainability. It offers a one-stop shop for communities wanting to become sustainable; what to do and how to do it. It links to or creates incentives for municipalities that are making progress toward the certification actions. The certification is a prestigious designation for municipal governments in Maryland. Municipalities that achieve the certification are considered by their peers, by state government, by experts and civic organizations in Maryland, to be among the leading municipalities in their quest for sustainability. (SMC program description excerpted from the Sustainable Maryland Certification Program).
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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