Our First Snow has Arrived…

In anticipation of snow, the Town’s Department of Public Works staff treated the roadways, neighborhoods and sidewalks in the Town yesterday. Please make all efforts to utilize off street parking to allow the plows to access all areas of passing. Every effort will be made to ensure roads are cleared as quickly as possible.

Here’s the latest forecast for our area from the National Weather Service.

Charles-St. Marys-Calvert-Stafford-Spotsylvania-King George-326 AM EST Sat Dec 9 2017

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Snow. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches are expected. Locally higher amounts are possible, particularly over southern Maryland.

* WHERE…Southern Maryland and the I-95 corridor around Fredericksburg Virginia.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM EST this afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

For additional weather information, click here .

For Emergency Management information including snow and cold weather, click here .

Please be safe and enjoy the weather!

Upcoming Town Meetings and Town Events

Comcast interview with Mayor Pat Mahoney, who discusses upcoming holiday season eventsclick here .

Through December 15.  Call Town Hall (410-257-2230) to have your home, business or boat judged in the Holiday Lights Contest.

December 13 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. END ADDICTION COMMUNITY FORUM: RESOURCE FAIR. Northeast Community Center Room A, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2554.  A national health emergency, heroin & opioid abuse is devastating families across the nation. Join us to learn more about the prevention, treatment and recovery services provided by ten local organizations to help individuals and families who are afflicted by Heroin/Opioid Abuse Disorder.   Participating organizations include: Bayside Recovery, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Calvert Behavioral Health, Calvert County Health Department – Healthy Beginnings Program, Calvert Health Medical Center, Calvert County Sheriff’s Department, Celebrate Recovery, Community Mediation Center of Calvert County, Maryland Coalition of Families, Maryland Insurance Administration, Narcotics Anonymous of Southern Maryland, Pathways, Project Chesapeake, Ruth’s Miracle Group Home, and Serenity Acres.  Opioid Overdose Response training (Naloxone training & free kit) and Prescription Drug drop-off will also be available.  For a printable event flyer, click here  For more information contact Ashley Staples at 410-535-3079 ext. 41 or visit or contact us at: tboaac@gmail.com | www.twinbeachoaa.org | or visit us on Facebook .

December 13 @ 7pm — Planning & Zoning meeting CANCELLED.

December 14 @ 6pm – Ethics Committee meeting.

December 16 at dusk.  Chesapeake Village Luminaria event.

December 21 @ 6:50pm.   Town Council Meeting.  Awards ceremony for Christmas Holiday lights at Town Council meeting.

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

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

Comcast interview with Mayor Pat Mahoney, who discusses upcoming holiday season eventsclick here .

BGE’S WINTER READINESS MESSAGE

Through December 15.  Call Town Hall (410-257-2230) to have your home, business or boat judged in the Holiday Lights Contest.

The Recreation Cheer Season has come to an end. Calvert All Stars is offering All-star Prep Teams for those cheer athletes who want to continue their cheer experience.  ..NO TRAVEL.. NO TRYOUTS..  Practices for these teams begin after the recreational and high school football cheer season ends (December). Teams practice each week for no more than 1.5 hours. Teams may attend 4 to 6 local events from January through May. Program is for Ages 8 to 14 (as of August 31, 2017). Tuition is “all-inclusive” and includes practice, uniform, and competition fees = $600 total for all!!!  Tumbling classes may be added for a discounted rate of $25 per month. Calvert All Stars, Inc. is a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit organization formed in 1997 to provide a positive sports experience for the youth of Southern Maryland.  You can register online here or here .

December 13, 2017 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. December 13 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. END ADDICTION COMMUNITY FORUM: RESOURCE FAIR. Northeast Community Center Room A, 4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave., Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2554.  A national health emergency, heroin & opioid abuse is devastating families across the nation. Join us to learn more about the prevention, treatment and recovery services provided by ten local organizations to help individuals and families who are afflicted by Heroin/Opioid Abuse Disorder.   Participating organizations include: Bayside Recovery, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse, Calvert Behavioral Health, Calvert County Health Department – Healthy Beginnings Program, Calvert Health Medical Center, Calvert County Sheriff’s Department, Celebrate Recovery, Community Mediation Center of Calvert County, Maryland Coalition of Families, Maryland Insurance Administration, Narcotics Anonymous of Southern Maryland, Pathways, Project Chesapeake, Ruth’s Miracle Group Home, and Serenity Acres.  Opioid Overdose Response training (Naloxone training & free kit) and Prescription Drug drop-off will also be available.   For a printable event flyer, click here .   For more information contact Ashley Staples at 410-535-3079 ext. 41 or visit or contact us at: tboaac@gmail.com | www.twinbeachoaa.org | or visit us on Facebook .

December 13 @ 7pm — Planning & Zoning meeting CANCELLED.

December 15 @ 5:30pm & 7:00pm @ the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.  Annual Dramatic Reading of The Polar Express with carols and a holiday craft!  This free event is made possible by the Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum and our generous membership.   Questions? 410-257-3892 or email .  415 5 Mears Ave., Chesapeake Beach.  To print an event flyer, click here .

December 15 – 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

December 16 @ various times.  Chronicles of Christmas Bus Tour in Chesapeake Beach presented by the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum. The present and the past come together in this whimsical event!   Get in the holiday spirit with a ride round Chesapeake Beach to see the Light Displays while historians entertain with tales of Holiday Traditions through the years since Chesapeake Beach was founded over 100 years ago!  This is a free, family-friendly event made possible by the Town of Chesapeake Beach & Friends of the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.  Seat Reservations Required. Call or text Hilary 301-855-4028 or email for details.  To print an event flyer, click here .

December 16 at dusk.  Chesapeake Village Luminaria event.

December 17-11:00 am Join us & be sure to bring the kids for a Charlie Brown Christmas performed by Union Church’s Youth Bible Study Group. Play will be performed in lieu of the sermon at 11:00 a.m. The Church is located next to the North Beach Town Hall at 8912 Chesapeake Avenue.   All are cordially invited. Questions may be directed to (410)257-3555.  http://www.facebook.com/NBUnionChurch 

December 21 @ 6:50pm.   Town Council Meeting.  Awards ceremony for Christmas Holiday lights at Town Council meeting.

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  .

New Utility Bill Online Bill Pay Site

We are excited to announce our new utility bill payment site. To take a look at the new system, click here  or click on the water spigot (right) 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.

Chesapeake Beach receives Sustainable Maryland Certified award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 16, 2017

Contact: Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager, Sustainable Maryland, 301-405-7956, mikeh75@umd.edu

Town of Chesapeake Beach Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award at Maryland Municipal League Conference

College Park, MD (October 16, 2017) – The Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland announced that the Town of Chesapeake Beach was one of 13 Maryland municipalities honored at the Sustainable Maryland Awards Ceremony at the Maryland Municipal League’s annual Fall Conference last Friday in Rockville, Maryland.

Chesapeake Beach was one of nine Maryland municipalities to originally become Sustainable Maryland Certified in 2014, and the Town successfully became re-certified again this year.

A detailed summary of Chesapeake Beach’s sustainability Actions can be found in their Certification Report; to access the Report, click here .

Highlights of Chesapeake Beach’s accomplishments:

· Direct promotion of a Nature Walk series led by The Bayfront Park Committee and Dr. Ken Rasmussen through local residential and academic communities.

· The local “Beach Bots” robotics team participated in a civic engagement project at Beach Elementary School, focused on reducing residential waste in the area. This required the students to write a report about different ways to reduce waste at home and the importance of reducing waste in their community.

· The Town continues to support local biodiversity efforts in partnership with the Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society (CBOCS). These include the establishment of a public pollinator garden and “hotel”, as well as a garden dedicated to mosquito-repellant species.

· The Town hosted multiple volunteer stream clean-ups along sections of Fishing Creek. Additionally, several Osprey nests and monitoring cameras were installed by the town in Fishing Creek Marsh, with a live stream available to the local residents through the town website.

“Sustainability is woven into the fabric of the Town of Chesapeake Beach and is actively preserved with continued outreach efforts,” said Mayor Patrick “Irish” J. Mahoney. “I commend the impressive work of our Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society and Green Team as they tirelessly find educational opportunities for our residents and public school children to promote making a positive impact on the environment at an individual and community level.”

“The growing number of municipalities that share a vision for state-wide sustainability is a testament to Maryland’s commitment to a resilient future,” said Dan Nees, director of the Environmental Finance Center. “Now more than ever, it is critical for local leaders and advocates to take charge of moving their communities towards becoming healthier and more sustainable. It is exciting to see our Sustainable Maryland Certified program continue to empower elected officials and citizens with every new community we welcome.”

Above, photo shows (from left) Lawrence Jaworski, Councilman; John Bacon, Chair, Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society; Holly Wahl, Town Administrator; Barbara Kete, Chair, Green Team; and Stewart Cumbo, Councilman with the Sustainable Maryland Certified award at the Maryland Municipal League conference last Friday.


Left:  Chesapeake Beach’s Sustainable Maryland Certified logo.

For detailed information about Chesapeake Beach’s sustainability initiatives, please contact Holly Wahl, Town Administrator, hwahl@chesapeakebeachmd.gov , (410) 257-2230

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Sustainable Maryland Certification: To achieve certification, municipalities are required to form a Green Team comprised of local residents, community leaders, municipal staff and officials; complete a variety sustainability-related Actions worth a total of at least 150 points (including two mandatory actions and two of six priority actions), and submit the appropriate documentation as evidence that the Sustainable Maryland Certified requirements have been satisfied. To view the Sustainable Maryland Action Menu, click here .

The complete list of 2017 newly certified and re-certified (denoted by *) communities includes:

*Town of Bel Air (Prince George’s County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

*Town of Berwyn Heights (Prince George’s County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

*Town of Boonsboro (Washington County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

Town of Burkittsville (Frederick County)

*Town of Chesapeake Beach (Calvert County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

*Town of Cheverly (Prince George’s County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

City of Frostburg (the first municipality to be certified in Allegany County)

*City of Greenbelt (Prince George’s County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

Town of Mount Airy (Carroll/Frederick Counties; the first municipality to be certified in Carroll County)

Town of North Beach (Calvert County)

*Town of Riverdale Park (Prince George’s County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

*City of Takoma Park (2017 “Sustainability Champion” for highest point total award; Prince George’s County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

*Town of University Park (Prince George’s County; first certified in 2014, re-certified in 2017)

According to Mike Hunninghake, Program Manager for Sustainable Maryland, “In a time when municipal leadership is critical to driving change across a number of social and environmental issues, we are pleased to see municipalities throughout Maryland continue to do the hard and necessary work to be good stewards of their communities. This year’s class of Sustainable Maryland Certified communities serve as beacons along a path forward during these uncertain times.”

Sustainable Maryland Certified Municipalities as of 2017 (6th full year of the program):

· Number of Municipalities Sustainable Maryland Certified: 39 (25% of Maryland’s municipalities)

· Number of Municipalities Sustainable Maryland Registered: 68 (43% of Maryland’s municipalities)

About Sustainable Maryland: Sustainable Maryland is an initiative of the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland that is designed to support Maryland’s 157 municipalities as they look for cost-effective and strategic ways to protect their natural assets and revitalize their communities. Using best practices in resource areas like water, energy, planning, health, food, and economy, a municipality can earn points toward sustainability certification. Sustainable Maryland offers a customizable menu of concrete actions, allowing communities to select initiatives that best fit their specific needs. This free and voluntary program, with the support of the Maryland Municipal League, US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Town Creek Foundation, helps communities choose a direction for their greening efforts; complete their chosen actions with help from program tools, trainings, expert guidance, and other resources; and be recognized statewide for their accomplishments. For more information about Sustainable Maryland: www.sustainablemaryland.com

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Just Added

Informational Work Session Audio from December 07, 2017

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from November 30, 2017

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 .

Town Council Meeting Minutes from October 19, 2017

Informational Work Session Minutes from November 02, 2017

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

Green Team page

Taste the Beaches 2017 (including Mayor Pat Mahoney event interview with Comcast)

Stars and Stripes Festival 2017 Photos

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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