TRAFFIC IMPACT ANNOUNCEMENT – ATTENTION ALL COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

Beginning on July 24th and running through July 28th, State Highway Administration will be completing permanent repairs to the water main break. Please expect traffic delays in the vicinity of the Fishing Creek Bridge due to the high volume of construction planned for that time period.  We ask that you please use an alternate route if possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience as the project moves forward.

 

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

Beginning on July 24th and running through July 28th, State Highway Administration will be completing permanent repairs to the water main break. Please expect traffic delays in the vicinity of the Fishing Creek Bridge due to the high volume of construction planned for that time period.  We ask that you please use an alternate route if possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience as the project moves forward.

Due to high summer temperatures, trash / recycle pickup may occur prior to 6am.  Please put material out the night before a scheduled pickup.

Visit the Chesapeake Beach FASTOP and donate your loose change to the American Legion Post 206 Auxiliary on behalf of the Charlotte Hall Veterans’ Home.  FASTOP will donate a 100% match of all monies collected in the jar from July 1 – 31.

The Town of Chesapeake Beach is participating in the Calvert County Barn Quilt Square program. This unique effort, a collaboration with the Arts  Council of Calvert County (ACCC), installs an 8’x8’ or smaller plywood “quilt square”, fabricated and placed on certain structures throughout the county. The art, aimed at economic development also becomes another source of community pride. As such, We are in search of designs for consideration as our official TOCB Barn Quilt Square. The actual plywood square will  be built by the ACCC and anyone can submit a design. We are looking for designs that express our Town bayside style and atmosphere. For more information, contact Councilman Greg Morris via email or 301-873-4036 or click here .

July 22 – 10am – 2pm – North East Community Center – Beach Bucs Registration

July 24 – 9:30 -10:40 am – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Water Park Swim Lessons Begin (Session 3)

July 24 – 12 – 3 pm – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Character Day

July 25 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

July 27 – 10 – 11 am – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Children’s Summer Fun Program – Bring a Picnic to the Museum

July 28 – 7:30 – 9:30 pm –  Chesapeake Beach Water Park –Night Slides

July 28 – 6 – 9 pm – North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In.  For more information, click here .

July 29 – 10am – 2 pm – North East Community Center – Beach Bucs Registration

August 1 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

August 4 – 7:30 – 9:30 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park Night Slides

August 4 – 6 – 9 pm – North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In.  For more information, click here .

August 5 – 10 am – CBOCS Nature Walk – 1.5 hour walk along the Railway Trail – Play the “Nature Bingo Card”.  To sign up email johnbacon1@comcast.net 

August 7 – 9:30 – 10:40 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Swim Lessons Begin

August 7 – 12 – 3 pm – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Character Day

August 8 – 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum – Bay Breeze Concert – The Dave Chappell Band – Dave is one of the leading guitarists in our area known for his wide range from roots rock and blues to rockabilly.  FREE

August 9 – 7 pm – Chesapeake Beach Town Hall – Planning and Zoning

August 11 – 7:30 – 9:30 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park Night Slides

August 11 – 6 – 9 pm – North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In.  For more information, click here .

August 12 – 8 am – 12 noon – North Beach Fire Department Auxiliary – yard sale.  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 two, and must be reserved in advance. To reserve a table, contact Diana after 5:00 pm at 410.231.1775.

August 15 – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Resident Appreciation Day, ½ price until 4 pm; Free after 4.

August 17 – 7 pm – Town Council Meeting

August 18 – 6 – 9 pm – North Beach Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In.  For more information, click here .

August 21 – 12 – 3 pm – Chesapeake Beach Water Park – Character Day

Barn Quilt Square Designs Wanted

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has planned to participate in the Calvert County Barn Quilt Square program. This unique effort, a collaboration with the Arts Council of Calvert County (ACCC), installs an 8’x8’ or smaller plywood “quilt square”, fabricated and placed on certain structures throughout the county. The art, aimed at economic development also becomes another source of community pride. As such, We are in search of designs for consideration as our official TOCB Barn Quilt Square. The actual plywood square will be built by the ACCC and anyone can submit a design.  We are looking for designs that express our Town bayside style and atmosphere.  For more information, contact Councilman Greg Morris via email or 301-873-4036 or  click here .

New Utility Bill Online Bill Pay Site

We are excited to announce our new utility bill payment site. We invite you to take a look by following this link; https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/chesapeakebeachmd or click on the water spigot here or on the homepage of our Town’s website . The site has easy to follow instructions to register your account; you are also able to store payment info for future use. If you would prefer to just simply pay the bill without registering, click on the “Quick Pay” section.

Thank you for your patience during our Utility Billing Department changes.

Osprey Cam 2017

Check the osprey page (click the button) to view the camera and for osprey facts, etc.

July 15 – 0630hr – the third chick was observed landing on the nest platform, joining the other two chicks and one adult.  Shortly thereafter the other adult landed with a fish and feeding commenced.

July 13 – 1000hr – CBOCS volunteers, Chesapeake Beach Public Works personnel and Greg Kearns (Naturalist with Patuxent River Park) approached the nest platform to band the Osprey chicks before they reached fledging or flight stage.  However, our activity around the nest platform prompted one of the chicks to take off on its maiden flight.  It flew well, gained altitude and circled the general area at some distance, and it remained aloft until we left the area and lost sight of it.  As soon as the first chick took flight, we backed away from the platform so as to not disturb the remaining two chicks.  Time will tell whether the chick that took off will return to the nest platform — it should …  Greg was not surprised when one of the chicks took flight, even though fledging was supposed to be next week.  Some birds fly at 7 weeks of age or earlier, rather than the long term average of 8 weeks.

July 1 – 0800hr – The three chicks have grown rapidly and appear healthy.  Assuming that May 23 was the midpoint of hatching, fledging should occur around July 17.  Fledging is the time when a young bird has developed all feathers necessary for flight.

June 13 – 0800hr – All three chicks appear to be similar in size and equally alert, while “mom” stands alone on the perch adjacent to the nest.

June 04 – 0825hr – Breakfast time on the nest platform.  All three chicks are standing at times while one of the parents rips off small pieces of fish to feed the hungry mouths.  Last year there were two dark-headed chicks and one light-headed.  The same color patterns are apparent again this year, with “whitey” somewhat smaller (likely the last chick to hatch).

May 29 – some time during the last day or so Chick Number 3 hatched!  The next milestone for the young ospreys will be flight capability, which should occur about July 17 (55 days from the midpoint of hatching for the clutch).  You may recall that last year we lost the osprey cam in June due to a lightning strike.  Hopefully we’ll be able to follow the chicks as they grow and develop through fledging …

May 23 – 0730hr – Second chick confirmed!

May 21 – Nancy Feuerle reported that the first chick hatched some time during the afternoon today!  We should see another hatch or two in the next few days…

May 20 – 0600hr – No eggs have hatched yet, but next week we should see a chick or two or three!

May 01 – 1130hr- The apparent male (white chest) was incubating the eggs when the female (brown mottled chest) returned and resumed incubation within a few minutes.

April 20 – 1630hr – third egg confirmed!  Assuming an incubation period of 38 days (38-40) and a first egg date of April 15, hatching should start on or about May 23.

April 17 – must have been a busy Easter weekend because TWO eggs were observed at 0815hr today.   A clutch of three eggs is not uncommon, and three eggs hatched during 2016.  Perhaps in a couple more days we’ll see a third egg…

April 07 — both ospreys visit the nest occasionally throughout the day (as they have since the second half of the pair arrived), and the nest bowl appears to be ready.

March 30 — both ospreys observed on the platform daily since arrival.  Note the increasing appearance of small “nest material” (lighter in color and more plant-like as opposed to twigs and branches).

March 25 — They’re late, but an osprey was observed on the nest platform.  You may recall that the Town of Chesapeake Beach Public Works and CBOCS volunteers erected two osprey platforms during the Spring of 2014.  Last year a camera was placed above and adjacent to the eastern platform just in time for the ospreys’ return on March 17, 2016.  Those ospreys successfully fledged two chicks AFTER the camera was struck by lightning, preventing viewers from observing the fledging (flight development) process.

Just Added

Town Council Meeting Audio from July 20, 2017

Town Council Meeting Minutes from June 15, 2017

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from July 19, 2017

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from June 07, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from June 14, 2017

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from May 10, 2017

Informational Work Session Audio from July 06, 2017

Informational Work Session Minutes from June 01 2017

Stars and Stripes Festival 2017 Photos

Annual Drinking Water Report for 2017

Requests for Proposals

2017 Spring Newsletter

TOWN OF CHESAPEAKE BEACH, MARYLAND – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION WITH INDEPENDENT AUDITORS’ REPORT – Year Ended June 30, 2016 – click here

Mayor Pat Mahoney discusses Chesapeake Beach Charter Fishing opportunities and the 2017 Stars and Stripes Festival with Elena Russo (Comcast Newsmakers) – click here

Critical Area Map Update – A New Map Proposed by the Critical Area Commission, presented at the Mayor and Town Council Work Session on March 2, 2017

Chesapeake Beach Calendar 2017

Ordinances, Resolutions and Charter Amendments (ORCAs) — a Master List

Archived Posts

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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