Rain Barrel Workshop May 6 / Green Team News

Looking to Conserve Water and Do Something Good for the Environment?
Why not install a rain barrel . . . or Two!

The Calvert County Department of Public Works, University of Maryland Extension, North Beach Environmental Committee and Chesapeake Beach Green Team are pleased to offer a workshop on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and Chesapeake Bay.
DATE: Sunday, May 6, 2018
TIME: 11:30am and 1:00pm
PLACE: Northeast Community Center (4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach, Md 20732)
Participants will have the opportunity to pre-purchase rain barrels and learn the technique for later installation at home. Workshops are 45 minutes in length.  Pre-registration Recommended – Space Limited.  For more information contact Jackie Takacs, 240-393-6508.   To register, click here .   (additional service fees associated with online registration)

Registration Closes May 1, 2018


News from The Green Team (By Barbara Kete)  Now that winter is finally fading into memory it’s time to THINK  GREEN! We all know how important it is to the health of our Bay to control storm water run-off and stop excess  nutrients from entering waterways. An excellent way to do this is to replace grass and impermeable surfaces with native  plants in a buffer garden… (read more)

Fishing Creek Bridge update

The State Highway Administration (SHA) has confirmed that both southbound and northbound lanes are open for traffic. North bound traffic is running on the new bridge and south bound traffic will run on the old bridge for up to 2 more weeks. After this time period, both southbound and northbound traffic will run on the new bridge. Once all traffic is running on the new bridge, please expect the west side south bound sidewalk to be closed. SHA expects to operate under one lane intermittently during the next few weeks, but not for extended periods of time.

Osprey Cam 2018

April 19 @ 0630hr – second egg observed…  Recall that the delay between eggs is often responsible for size difference in young Osprey chicks that favors the larger, more aggressive young at feeding time.

April 18 @ 0730hr – still one egg…

April 16 @ 1840hr – one egg obvious, no other eggs apparent.

April 15 @ 1000hr – one egg confirmed.  One of the pair was observed rotating the egg.

April 12 @ 1850hr – one egg probably in the nest.  One of the pair spends most of the time apparently incubating.  Recall that both members of the pair share in incubation duties.  It has been difficult verifying the presence of an egg visually, but incubation behavior is a good indication that an egg is likely present.

April 4 – The Osprey Cam along the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail was brought online after technical difficulties were resolved.  The camera feed mechanism may change later this spring, but for now the video is online and stable.  Both Ospreys have returned (presumably the same pair that has nested on the platform the last few years) and have been observed bringing new nest material to the nest on multiple occasions.  To view the Osprey Cam, click the button.

Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Conservation: Participate 2018!

Last year the Town participated in the Wyland National Mayors Challenge for Water Conservation saving up to 30,000 gallons of water. We are asking residents to take the pledge today to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of the Town of Chesapeake Beach!  For more information or to take the challenge as part of the Chesapeake Beach effort, click the icon…

Upcoming Town Meetings and Town Events

Yard Waste Pickup Schedules Revised – Monthly schedules for Trash / Recycle / Yard Waste pickup have been corrected and are available on the Town’s website or here…  April 2018   May 2018   June 2018

Employment Opportunities at the Town of Chesapeake Beach:  Are you looking for an opportunity to be outside for a couple hours a day helping to keep our Town clean? The Town Beautification Seasonal / Part Time Position is now available. If you are interested in being a part of a great team please contact Town Hall at (410) 257-2230 or click here .

The Waterpark is looking for Lifeguards – The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is currently hiring Lifeguards for the 2018 Season. Being a Lifeguard at the CBWP is a wonderful way to spend your summer and we offer Lifeguard certifications through our Water Park. All Lifeguards must be 15 years old by May 26, 2018. For more information, click here .

ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS – Town Hall is looking for local artists to display their work in the atrium. Please contact Marti Gilpin, Office and Community Involvement Coordinator at 410/257-2230 or mgilpin@chesapeakebeachmd.gov

Taste the Beaches – For more information on the September event, visit the Town’s website or see us on  Facebook

Take the Broadband Demand Survey – The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber Foundation, in partnership with last Mile Broadband of Maryland LLC, was awarded a Rural Maryland Council grant to conduct Broadband Demand Surveys in Southern Prince George’s and in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.  The results of the surveys will help bring affordable high-speed broadband services to your community.  The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

To take the Residential Survey, click here .  To take the Business Survey, click here .

April 19 @ 7pm. The Mayor and  Town Council will meet be in Town Hall Chambers.  For a printable copy of the agenda and supporting documents, click here .

April 21 – 10am to 1pm. Fishing Creek Clean-up — POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

April 23 @ 7:00pm -Walkable Community Advisory Group meeting at Town Hall

April 26 @ 7:00pm. – Green Team meeting in Town Hall Conference Room

April 28 from 10m – 1pm. Bayfront Park Community Clean-up: In support of Earth Day (End Plastic Pollution) and to help prepare the Bayfront Park beach and boardwalk for the 2018 summer season, the Town of Chesapeake Beach is sponsoring a community clean-up event at the park. Please join us and help keep the town beautiful and our natural areas trash free. We will meet at Bayfront Park beach parking lot. Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided. Dress for the weather. If you have questions, contact Keith Pardieck (kpardieck@chesapeakebeachmd.gov).

April 30 at 6:30 PM in Chesapeake Beach Town Hall. Route 261 Bridge Relocation Meeting. CBOCS is involved in the relocation of portions of the existing route 261 bridge which is being removed this year.  During this meeting we will discuss the location for the relocation, the design of the structure, the signage to be created and the timing of the project.   After the meeting we will take a tour of various potential sites.

NOTE: The Town no longer offers Notary Services. For a printable list of local Notary Publics, click here .

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

Employment Opportunities at the Town of Chesapeake Beach:  Are you looking for an opportunity to be outside for a couple hours a day helping to keep our Town clean? The Town Beautification Seasonal / Part Time Position is now available. If you are interested in being a part of a great team please contact Town Hall at (410) 257-2230 or click here .

The Waterpark is looking for Lifeguards – The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is currently hiring Lifeguards for the 2018 Season. Being a Lifeguard at the CBWP is a wonderful way to spend your summer and we offer Lifeguard certifications through our Water Park. All Lifeguards must be 15 years old by May 26, 2018. For more information, click here .

Fishing Creek Bridge update – The State Highway Administration (SHA) has confirmed that both southbound and northbound lanes are open for traffic. North bound traffic is running on the new bridge and south bound traffic will run on the old bridge for up to 2 more weeks. After this time period, both southbound and northbound traffic will run on the new bridge. Once all traffic is running on the new bridge, please expect the west side south bound sidewalk to be closed. SHA expects to operate under one lane intermittently during the next few weeks, but not for extended periods of time. 

ATTENTION LOCAL ARTISTS – Town Hall is looking for local artists to display their work in the atrium.

Please contact Marti Gilpin, Office and Community Involvement Coordinator at 410/257-2230 or mgilpin@chesapeakebeachmd.gov

On display in the atrium during April – Becky (Fulton) Ridgley

Taste the Beaches – For more information on the September event, visit the Town’s website or see us on  Facebook

Take the Broadband Demand Survey – The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber Foundation, in partnership with last Mile Broadband of Maryland LLC, was awarded a Rural Maryland Council grant to conduct Broadband Demand Surveys in Southern Prince George’s and in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties.  The results of the surveys will help bring affordable high-speed broadband services to your community.  The survey will take about 5 minutes to complete.

To take the Residential Survey, click here .  To take the Business Survey, click here .

2018 Southern Maryland Child Car Seat Check-Up Events,  click here .

Tuesdays –Bingo at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. $5000 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.

THE FLOATING LOTUS CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) will be delivering this upcoming growing season to Chesapeake Beach.  For more information and to sign up for a vegetable share check out https://www.floatinglotusfarmstead.com .

April 19 @ 7pm. The Mayor and Town Council will meet in Town Hall Chambers.  For a printable copy of the agenda and supporting documents, click here .

April 20 – Lasagna & Spaghetti, $12. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room. Public welcome. For more information, call (410)257-9878 or visit our website .

April 21 – Trophy Rockfish Season Opens!

April 21 – 10am to 1pm. Fishing Creek Clean-up — POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

April 23 @ 7:00pm -Walkable Community Advisory Group meeting at Town Hall

April 26 @ 7:00pm. – Green Team meeting in Town Hall Conference Room

April 27 – Chili & Baked Potato bar, $12. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road East on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach, in the lower-Level dining room. Public welcome. For more information, call (410)257-9878 or visit our website .

April 28 from 10m – 1pm. Bayfront Park Community Clean-up: In support of Earth Day (End Plastic Pollution) and to help prepare the Bayfront Park beach and boardwalk for the 2018 summer season, the Town of Chesapeake Beach is sponsoring a community clean-up event at the park. Please join us and help keep the town beautiful and our natural areas trash free. We will meet at Bayfront Park beach parking lot. Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided. Dress for the weather. If you have questions, contact Keith Pardieck (kpardieck@chesapeakebeachmd.gov).

April 28 – Motown Night – What’s your favorite tune?  The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 will host a night with music by DJ Stephen Varney beginning at 7:30 p.m. until 11:30. The cost of $10 includes draft beer and sodas.  Tickets available at the door.  Public warmly welcomed.

April 30 at 6:30 PM in Chesapeake Beach Town Hall. Route 261 Bridge Relocation Meeting. CBOCS is involved in the relocation of portions of the existing route 261 bridge which is being removed this year.  During this meeting we will discuss the location for the relocation, the design of the structure, the signage to be created and the timing of the project.   After the meeting we will take a tour of various potential sites.

Help recognize May as ALS Awareness Month! Please join the Town by lending your voice to the fight against ALS as will build awareness and understanding of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.   For more information, click here .

May 12 from 8am to 12pm and every second Saturday through October (5/12, 6/9, 7/14, 8/11, 9/8 and 10/13)  North Beach Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary (NBVFDA) Clear your closets and make a few bucks! Or come and find the treasure of a lifetime at our yard sale! Tables are $15, or $25 for 2, and must be reserved in advance. To reserve a table, contact Diana after 5pm at 410-231-1775.

 

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  .

Broadband Demand Survey Information Session starting February 2018

The Southern Maryland Minority Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with Last Mile Broadband of Maryland LLC, was awarded a Rural Maryland Council (RMC) grant, to conduct broadband demand surveys and high-level broadband network designs in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties.  Last Mile Broadband of Maryland LLC is the Lead on this project.  The Town of Chesapeake Beach was a Supporter of the RMC Grant.  The intent is to use the results of the surveys and engineering efforts to identify a town, city, area and/or development that would serve as a pilot project; in our efforts to bring affordable broadband services to rural communities.  The survey and engineering results would also serve as the catalyst for applying for the 2018 USDA broadband funding cycles.  We intend to begin the surveys in February 2018 and enlist your assistance in identifying areas in the Southern Maryland counties of Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s that can not only benefit from the providing of affordable broadband services; but also fit the criteria that will assist us with obtaining the public and/or private funding required to make bringing broadband services to rural communities a reality.

Electric Charging Station installed in North Beach

The Town of North Beach was awarded funding from the Department of Energy to encourage our residents to go electric by installing an electric charging station for the public. This electric charging station is a dual station that allows two vehicles to recharge at the same time. The station is now operational and is located on the town’s municipal parking lot near the corner of 7th Street and Chesapeake Avenue. The hourly rate for electric vehicle charging is $1.90/hr. To create a Chargepoint account or to download the app, click here .

Just Added

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from April 12, 2018

Informational Work Session Audio from April 5, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from March 8, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from February 22, 2018

FY2017 Chesapeake Beach Financial Report

Town Council Meeting Audio from March 15, 2018

Town Council Meeting Minutes from February 15, 2018

Emergency Work Session Audio from March 5, 2018

CBOCS 7th Anniversary Annual Meeting (2018)

Economic Development Committee Reports (numerous)

Chesapeake Beach Calendar 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from September 13, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from August 09, 2017

Comcast interview with Mayor Pat Mahoney, who discusses upcoming holiday season events — click here .

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from September 13, 2017

BGE’S WINTER READINESS MESSAGE

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from September 25, 2017

Chesapeake Beach Fall 2017 Newsletter

Emergency Management – The Mission of the Town’s Emergency Management program is to minimize the effects of future disasters through mitigation, planning, and partnering to obtain resources and response efforts. The coordination of response agencies during a disaster event and public education and awareness for disaster preparedness is a vital part of these efforts.  For more information on emergency preparedness, cold weather, hurricanes, communications etc., click here .

Taste the Beaches Festival 2017

Archived Posts

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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