Prevent Water Line Breaks with these Tips

From our Public Works Department — With the weather forecast predicting well below freezing temperatures early next week, Public Works would like to remind everyone to unhook or drain your garden hose spigot. A “ frost free “ spigot can only work if it is drained. If you have a valve inside to cut your outdoor spigots off, now is the time. Anyone with a crawl space or other area that water lines are exposed to the open air are subject to freezing pipes on Sunday night. If you wake up Monday and have “no water” you more than likely have a frozen water line in the exposed area. DO NOT leave your house if you have no water until the water has been shut off or you know the cause. If you have a frozen pipe it is when the lines thaw a water leak is more than likely to occur. When living in a Town house, Condominium or apartment with an empty unit beside you, now is the time to contact the owner of that unit to make sure it has either been winterized or the heat is on to keep water lines from freezing and bursting. Own a rental house in Chesapeake Beach? Please make sure your tenants have the heat on and know where the water shut off is.Every year Public Works responds to flooded homes from burst water lines. This can be prevented! Thanks from all of us here at the Public Works Department.

Upcoming Town Meetings and Important Town Notices

NOTICE:  all trash will be PICKED UP today January 15.

BALTIMORE (Jan. 9, 2019) – BGE reminds customers of important energy assistance available to help meet their energy needs. With many Marylanders impacted by the ongoing federal government shutdown, BGE is taking steps to expand awareness of the programs in place to help customers through temporary or extended financial hardship.  “We know this may be a challenging time for some of our customers, especially those affected by the federal government shutdown, and we are committed to helping them address their energy needs,” said Rodney Oddoye, BGE’s chief customer officer. “We have many programs available to help customers and can also connect those who need extra assistance to community and government partners who also offer support. It is our goal to assist every customer who contacts us and requests assistance.” To view the entire press release, click here .

NOTICE: Christmas Trees will be picked up on Wednesday’s during January 2019. Please contact Town Hall if your tree will be somewhere besides at the front curb of your home, such as in an alley.

Comprehensive Plan Community Engagement – Please visit www.planchesapeakebeachmd.gov for up to date information from the Planning and Zoning Commission, complete a survey to provide your feedback and follow the Comprehensive planning progress.

 

Army Corps of Engineers Increases funding for Fishing Creek Dredging Projects by $1.26M –  “The Town of Chesapeake Beach is honored to receive increased funding for Fishing Creek providing its continued use as a vital channel within the Town, the State and the Nation. This allocation of funding would not be possible without the support of Congressman Steny Hoyer, Senator Chris Van Hollen and Senator Ben Cardin, who have worked to keep Chesapeake Beach on the list of priorities to support maintenance, and related activities, at the Nation’s most heavily used coastal ports and inland waterways,” Chesapeake Beach Mayor Patrick J. “Irish” Mahoney stated in appreciation.  For more information, click here .

NOTICE:  The Planning & Zoning Commission will NOT meet during January.

The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is now taking sign-ups for Orientations for all Positions for the 2019 Summer Season.  All interviews for all positions will be conducted at these Job Specific Orientations on the dates listed on our website. We hire starting at age 14 for Customer Service Specialists (CSSs), and Runners in the Food and Beverage  Department.  Grillers working in our Beachcomber Grille must be 15 years old. To sign up as a lifeguard you must be 15 year of age by May 25, 2019.  Cashier’s must be 17 years of age. To sign up for the Orientation for the position of your choice visit our website . Working at the Chesapeake Beach Water park is a wonderful way to spend your summer!

B Street Update – “ As a further way to mitigate storm water runoff and lessen the burden on the slope, the Town purchased 7429 B street. The Town is currently working with the Maryland Land and BGEPR010919 Water Conservation Fund for possible funding contributions towards the acquisition. The acquisition of this property will provide the opportunity to access the slope, the public boardwalk and continue to make improvements to the stormwater infrastructure in the area.”

January 15, 6:00 pm — Twin Beach Opioid Abuse Awareness Committee Meeting at Chesapeake Beach Town Hall — Public business meeting of the TBOAA Committee. The public is encouraged to participate. For more information about the committee and our past activities see www.chesapeakebeachmd.gov/OAAC.htm and www.twinbeachoaa.org/ .

January 17th at 7:00 pm – Town Council meeting in Town Hall chambers.  For a printable copy of the meeting agenda, click here .

January 24th at 7:oo pm – Green Team meeting in Town Hall Conference Room.

January 28 at 7:00pm – The next meeting of our Economic Development Committee will be held in Chesapeake Beach Town Hall. There has been a lot going on since our last meeting and even more planned for 2019 so PLEASE plan to attend.

Chesapeake Beach and Local Happenings

NOTICE from our Ladies of Charity Food Pantry: Our hope is to serve those in need, recognizing that some of those in need right now may not have considered visiting a food pantry before.  We will welcome any furloughed workers during our regular Pantry hours or attempt to make arrangements outside of regular hours to serve those in crisis right now.  Are you IMPACTED BY THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN?  Will a few free groceries help you stretch your dwindling dollars during this time of not receiving a paycheck?  The Ladies of Charity Food Pantry (8823 Dayton Avenue in North Beach) are here to help you through such emergency situations.  Our regular Pantry hours are every Tuesday from 12 noon to 2 PM.  Clients receive food regardless of income.  Please call us at (410) 286-7086 if you are unable to be served during our regular Pantry hours.

Tuesdays – Bingo at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $1000 jackpot. Admission is $8.00 per person.  Doors open at 5 PM and Bingo starts at 7:30 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase. For more information please call 301-855-0520.

Chesapeake Beach Holiday Festivities with Pat “Irish” Mahoney, Mayor of Chesapeake Beach and Comcast’s Elena Russo

“Brightest Beacon on the Bay” winners announced – for a list of winners and a few photos, click here .

January 15 – STEAK DINNER.  Particular about your Steak? At the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, you order it directly from the Grill-Master and you get what you order.  Serving from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., the $17.00 price tag includes sides, salad, beverage, and roll.  Public welcome.  For information call (410)257-9878.   HTTP://www.ALpost206.org

January 18 –   Famous Fried Chicken (Yum) is the main focus of this informal dinner hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.  Come to the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget.  Cost is $12 including side, salad, and beverage.  The Post is at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878.   Public Welcome.  HTTP://www.ALpost206.org

January 18 – KARAOKE AT THE LEGION.  Join us for a good time from 8:00 p.m. to midnight.  at the American Legion Stallings Williams Post 206 in the Lower Level Lounge. No cover charge.  The Post is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach.  Public welcome. Questions may be directed to 410-257-9878 http://www.ALPost206.Org

February 2-3 @ the Northeast Community Center – CBOCS Community Mural 2.0. CBOCS is partnering with the Beach Elementary Art Department to paint (2) 4.5’ X 16’ banner.  It will be done by a large number of students in all grades at Beach elementary. In addition there will be some special activities which are:  Petting Zoo on February 2, Silent auction of paintings by student artists on February 2, Minnow tank presentations by students in the Beach Elementary Entrepreneurial Club, mentored by Northern High School February 3 1-3 PM.

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  .

Sign up for Calvert County alerts

Residents, please sign up for the Calvert County alert portal to receive important messages specific to our area.   To sign up, click here .  The county also has a free mobile app called “Prepare Me Calvert” that is available for IOS and Android mobile devices.

Just Added

Special Town Council Meeting Audio from January 3, 2019

Informational Work Session Audio from January 3, 2019

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from January 2, 2019

Town Council Meeting Minutes from November 15, 2018

Informational Work Session Minutes from December 6, 2018

Town Council Meeting Audio from November 15, 2018

Holiday “Light up the Town” Photos 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from September 10, 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from October 10, 2018

Informational Work Session Minutes from October 4, 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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