Upcoming Town Meetings and Important Town Notices

Bayfront Park Swim Advisory – The Town of Chesapeake Beach has been notified by the Calvert County Health Department that water samples at Bayfront Park – Brownies Beach are higher than allowable for swimming.  Swim advisories will be in place until the next scheduled sampling on Wednesday May 22, 2019.  Comparable sampling from Breezy Point to the south and Chesapeake Station to the north tested “OK.”  For more information on Calvert County Beach Advisories, visit their website .

Town Road repairs (both milling and paving) will take place Monday, May 20th at 7:00 am within the Kellam’s complex parking areas. The parking areas impacted will be coned off until Tuesday May 21st.

Town meetings are now available through LIVE STREAMING, providing the opportunity for Residents to attend Town meetings from any location in real time.  Residents are encouraged to subscribe to the Channel to receive updates of LIVE meetings as they take place.  To connect to the Town Channel, click here .

Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Design Phase Updates: A public presentation took place during the May 16th Town meeting providing an update regarding the sidewalk design for the Rt 261 and Old Bayside Road sidewalk design.  To view the presentation, click here .

Current Town released Requests for Proposals: 

  • Kellam’s Field Drainage Ditch Maintenance, eMaryland Marketplace BID #MDTCB31044985 
  • Sidewalk Design Conceptual Planning, eMaryland Marketplace BID #MDTCB31044953
  • General Paving Contract, eMaryland Marketplace BID #MDTCB31044952

State Highway Fishing Creek Bridge is nearing completion within the next 2 weeks as final paving and signage work are being completed.

Congratulations to Jody Hoon-Starr for the recent appointment to the Board of Appeals and to Laura Blackwelder for the recent appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission during the May 16th Town Council Meeting.  The Town of Chesapeake Beach still has vacancies on the Board of Appeals and the Planning & Zoning Commission that need to be filled. If anyone is interested please send your resume to the Town Clerk, Sharon Humm, via email or mail to Town of Chesapeake Beach, PO Box 400, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety is hosting free monthly training sessions to better prepare citizens of all ages for emergencies. Training focuses on active shooter, performing CPR and assisting injured persons prior to professional help arriving.  For more information, click here .

The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is still taking sign-ups for Orientations for Lifeguards Only for the 2019 Summer Season.  Please visit our website and click on Employment to sign up for Orientation. To sign up as a lifeguard you must be 15 year of age by May 25, 2019.   Working at the Chesapeake Beach Water park is a wonderful way to spend your summer!

May 22 – Drug Free Workplace Training at Harriet E. Brown Community Center. Calvert County business owners and managers are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn more about the benefits of a drug-free workplace. The workshop will provide information on the signs and symptoms of substance use, how an employee’s substance use disorder affects their work and the overall business, and the purpose and benefit of a drug-free workplace policy. Training is FREE. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. For questions or to register call the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse at 410-535-3733.  For more information, click here .

May 23 at 7:00 – Green Team meeting in Town Hall Conference Room.

May 25-27 – 8th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival, Honoring our Fallen Heroes. For more information and a schedule of events, click hereVolunteers are needed for Stars & Stripes opening ceremony at Veterans’ Park on May 25th and Family Fun Day on May 26th at Kellam’s Field. Please contact Marti Gilpin in Town Hall at 410/257-2230 or email mgilpin@chesapeakebeachmd.gov .

May 27 – Memorial Day Town Hall Closed

June 3 – Work Session in Town Hall Chambers at 6 PM

June 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  We are offering the first of three cruise dates for Summer 2019.  We will be welcoming Dr. Ralph Eshelman, who is a specialist in maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay, War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, geology and paleontology. As we cruise he will fill us in on many interesting things about the Bay we all love.  The cost is $32 per person. Children are welcome; there are no age limits, but these cruises are more suited for adults. Guests can bring small coolers with adult beverages, drinks and snacks. All cruises leave from the Rod ‘N’ Reel Dock located at 4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach MD 20732. For an event flyer, click here .  To view a flyer that provides an overview of all three cruises, click here .

July 17 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. A Splash Free Celebration. Join us in celebration of our 25th season at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park. Live music by John Luskey. Southern MD sunset, appetizers, adult beverages.  For an event flyer, click here .

September 14 from 12 pm – 5pm. Taste the Beaches @ Kellam’s Field. Reserve your vendor space today!  The third annual Taste the Beaches event, attracting an estimated 2,000 attendees annually, is an outdoor festival with a community block party vibe; showcasing local businesses, restaurants, venues and attractions available in the Towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Event sponsored by the Town of Chesapeake Beach and the Town of North Beach. All vendors are welcome with priority given to food vendors in the Twin Beaches of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach.  Apply by emailing taste@chesapeakebeachmd.gov or Click Here to access the online form and enter code TTB2019 for a 20% discount for applications submitted by July 1, 2019.

Chesapeake Beach and Local Happenings

NEWS FROM TOWN HALL:

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS:

NOTICE: When attending events at /or volunteering at Beach Elementary please utilize the school parking lot and if you find it necessary to park on Old Bayside, D Street, or 13th Street to PLEASE do not block mailboxes, driveways, or park in residential yards.

Town meetings are now available through LIVE STREAMING, providing the opportunity for Residents to attend Town meetings from any location in real time.  Residents are encouraged to subscribe to the Channel to receive updates of LIVE meetings as they take place.  To connect to the Town Channel, click here .

State Highway Fishing Creek Bridge is nearing completion within the next 2 weeks as final paving and signage work are being completed. 

Calvert Library is gathering feedback from a community survey for its next Strategic Plan. Please click here to participate in the survey.

May 21– STEAK DINNER. Picky about your steak?    When you order your Steak direct from the Grill-Master Chef you get what you ordered.  The $17.00 price tag includes all the trimmings and a beverage.  From 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-level dining room.  Public welcome.  For more information, call 410-257-9878.  http://post206.legionsites.com/

May 21– AUXILIARY MEMBERSHIP ELECTION/MEETING. All members of the American Legion Auxiliary Stallings-Williams Post 206 are encouraged to attend the regular meeting and election starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Upper Level Meeting Hall at the American Legion 206 Post on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  For information, call 410-257-9878.  http://post206.legionsites.com/

May 22 from 9 am-11:30 am.  The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse and Calvert County overdose intervention team will hold a Drug-Free workplace training workshop to educate local business owners on the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. The free event will be held at Harriett E. Brown Community Center at 901 Dares Beach Rd. Prince Frederick.

May 25-27 – 8th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival, Honoring our Fallen Heroes. For more information and a schedule of events, click here .  Volunteers are needed for Stars & Stripes opening ceremony at Veterans’ Park on May 25th and Family Fun Day on May 26th at Kellam’s Field. Please contact Marti Gilpin in Town Hall at 410/257-2230 or email  mgilpin@chesapeakebeachmd.gov .

May 26 – Stars and Stripes Festival 1 – 5:30PM Kellam’s field, 4-6 CBOCS volunteers needed. View all 3 Community Murals painted by Beach Elementary Students.

June 1 – CBOCS Oyster transfer from Fishing Creek to Old Rock Reef – spat counting -Abner’s Boat Yard, 10AM – Noon – 25 volunteers needed – pizza at noon.

June 8th END HUNGER DRAGON BOAT RACES at the North Beach boardwalk. Come cheer the Town of Chesapeake Beach on as they race to maintain the Mayor’s Cup.

BINGO!!! Come and join your friends and neighbors and support your local first responders at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Bingo is held every Tuesday. Doors open at 6:00 and games start at 7:30. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Last game of the night is the Jackpot with possible prize of $1000. All proceeds go to support the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

North Beach VFD Auxiliary’s Yard Sale will be held from 8:00 am until 12:00pm on every 2nd Saturday of the month from April to October. Please contact Diana after 5:00pm, at 410/231-1775 to  reserve a table.

September 14 from 12 pm – 5pm. Taste the Beaches @ Kellams Field. Reserve your vendor space today!  The third annual Taste the Beaches event, attracting an estimated 2,000 attendees annually, is an outdoor festival with a community block party vibe; showcasing local businesses, restaurants, venues and attractions available in the Towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Event sponsored by the Town of Chesapeake Beach and the Town of North Beach. All vendors are welcome with priority given to food vendors in the Twin Beaches of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach.  Apply by emailing taste@chesapeakebeachmd.gov or Click Here to access the online form and enter code TTB2019 for a 20% discount for applications submitted by July 1, 2019.

 

For more information on any of the above “Happenings,” contact Marti Gilpin (Office and Community Involvement Coordinator for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)  410-257-2230  or via email  .

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Just Added

Informational Work Session Video from May 6, 2019

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from April 10, 2019

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from February 13, 2019

Ethics Commission Meeting Video from April 24, 2019

Town Council Meeting Video from April 18, 2019

Informational Work Session Minutes from April 1, 2019

Town Council Meeting Minutes from March 21, 2019

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from January 2, 2019

Town of Chesapeake Beach One Page Proposals For a Walkable Community

Informational Work Session Audio from March 12, 2019

Informational Work Session Audio from February 11, 2019

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from December 12, 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from November 14, 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from October 10, 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from September 05, 2018

Town Council Meeting Audio from January 17, 2019

Special Town Council Meeting Minutes from January 3, 2019

Special Town Council Meeting Audio from January 3, 2019

Holiday “Light up the Town” Photos 2018

Chesapeake Beach 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Economic Development Committee Reports (numerous)

Archived Posts

Osprey Cam 2018

Osprey Cam 2017

Solar Eclipse 2017 Monday August 21

Bayfront Park – Safe Again to Swim!

Barn Quilt Square Designs Wanted

North Beach VFD – Call for Volunteers

Mandatory Recount Completed – 2016 Town Election Results

Water & Sewer Rate Schedule effective July 1, 2016

Calvert Library and the Town of Chesapeake Beach proudly celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Naval Research Laboratory Chesapeake Bay Detachment

A 75th Birthday Recognition Nov. 13…

Chesapeake Beach Voter Registration / Candidate Filing / Election Information

SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE A SIGN…

Recycle Bins are again available

Residents Asked to Reduce Mosquito Population by Eliminating Standing Water

$500 REWARD

Observations from the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Osprey Cam

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