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!
Notice: The Town of Chesapeake Beach has scheduled hydrant flushing. Please refrain from doing laundry during flushing due to the possibility of brown water.
Hydrant Flushing Schedule (revised)
Please see below for updated information. Times and locations have been changed out of necessity. We apologize for any inconvenience.
July 20 & 21, 2015: Richfield Station
July 22, 2015: Chesapeake Village
July 23 & 24, 2015: South Side of Fishing Creek
July 27, 28 & 29, 2015: North Side of Fishing Creek
July 30 & 31, 2015: Bayview Hills
Notice: “My Utility Account” “Connect Bill Pay” Issues -- We are currently experiencing technical issues with the online bill paying option that is offered for your water/sewer bills. The amount shown on your online account may not match the paper bill that you recently received. Please be assured that the paper billing that comes from Town Hall contains the accurate information and if you cannot pay online, you may call Town Hall and pay with your credit/debit card over the phone. We apologize for this inconvenience; we are working diligently to correct the problems.
Notice: The Town of Chesapeake Beach has a Job Opening for General Service Employee I . Applications are due by Monday July 27, 2015 at 3:00pm. For a printable "Notice of Open Position" , click here . For a printable Employment Application, click here .
Chesapeake Beach "Happenings"
Hunt for RED TURTLEHEAD FLOWER -- Be the first to locate and photograph a RED TURTLEHEAD plant within the Town of Chesapeake Beach boundaries and win 2 large pizzas of your choice. While hunting please be respectful of private property. RED TURTLEHEADS are a “threatened species” in Maryland and other mid-Atlantic States. There are old records here in the Town showing that we had them in the past but no locations were given. It is belived to have grown on the west side of route 261. These beautiful flowers are late bloomers usually in the late summer and are generally found in rich moist soil. For more information, click here .
The American Pickers are coming to Maryland and they are looking for locations to pick. If you have not seen the show, they look for locations where “stuff” has been stored for years. They have picked through warehouses, barns, attics, old storage bins. They bargain with the owners to purchase the antiques. For more information, click here .
Come visit the Chesapeake Beach Water Park and cool off from the Hot summer days! You can purchase your Daily Tickets in advance on our website and save time by avoiding the lines at the door! Visit our website to reserve a Summer Birthday Celebration or check out our Special Events Calendar. Mark your calendars for our upcoming Character Days: Monday August 3 from 12pm to 3pm your favorite Ice Princesses will be visiting; and Monday August 17 is our last Character Day of the season and visiting that day from 12pm to 3pm will be all of our Princesses, Ice Princesses, and our Live Mermaid! These events are exciting days and make perfect photo opportunities with the kids! Friday Night Slides are on Friday nights from 7:30pm to 9:30pm thru August 7. Night Slides offer fun and games for the whole family, and are free to our Season Pass Holders. Every Tuesday we are Honoring all Chesapeake Beach Residents on our Chesapeake Beach Resident Appreciation Days, where we offer ½ price admission to all CB Residents, and free admission after 4:00pm. So much fun and excitement; Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook so you can stay informed. We look forward to seeing you soon at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park !
July 31, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Water Park - 7:30 – 9:30 – Night Slides
August 3, 2015, Town Hall – 7:30 – 9:00 pm –Mayor’s Night Out
August 4, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Resident Appreciation Day, ½ Price until 4 pm; Free after 4 pm
August 7, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Water Park, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Night Slides
August 11, 2015 Railway Museum, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Railway Museum Summer Bay Breeze concert
August 11, 2015 - Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Resident Appreciation Day, ½ Price until 4 pm; Free after 4 pm
August 12, 2015, Town Hall, 7 pm – Planning & Zoning
August 12, 2015, North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Bayview Hall – 7 – 9 pm "Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Levin J. Marvel" - Presentation and exhibits free and open to public.
August 15, 2015, Kellam’s Field – 8 am – 1 pm – Beach Buccaneers Yard Sale, all proceeds to benefit the Beach Buccaneers Youth Club. Rent a space to sell your own items; contact email@example.com . Rain date is August 22, 2015
August 17, 2015, Town Hall – 4 – 5:30 pm – Mayor’s Open Door
August 17, 2015, Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Character Day
August 18, 2015 - Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Resident Appreciation Day, ½ Price until 4 pm; Free after 4 pm
August 20, 2015 – Town Hall – Town Council Meeting
August 21, 2015 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Last Weekday at the Park
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 .
Fishing Creek Bridge Replacement Information, click here .
Just Added: Hunt for "RED TURTLEHEAD" ( FLOWER)
Just Added: Mosquito Repellent Plants Brochure
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
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."
Chesapeake Beach participates in the Nixle Community Information Service that is dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you (including traffic alerts). You stay connected to your local police department, your children’s schools, your local community agencies and organizations, and important information from other nearby locations. To learn more about or to sign up for Nixle alerts, click here (leaving site) .
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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 4:30 pm except for holidays*.
*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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