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Upcoming Town Meetings and Important Town Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Safe Routes to School Design: The Town of Chesapeake Beach has hired Brudis & Associates, Inc. (BAI) to prepare engineering plans for the construction sidewalk along MD 261 (Bayside Road) from Old Bayside Road to Chesapeake Village Boulevard, and along Old Bayside Road from F Street to MD 261 (Bayside Road). We request your permission to have BAI’s surveyors and engineers temporarily enter your property for the purpose of establishing survey lines, property boundaries, geotechnical investigation, and conducting engineering analysis related to the proposed sidewalk improvements. This work is necessary for the project and we ask for your cooperation. The surveyors and engineers will exercise every precaution to minimize any disturbance to your property and privacy.  Please note that the Annotated Code of Maryland (Real Property Code: Title 12, Subtitle 1, Section 12-111) grants land surveyors permission to enter private property to gather information. The surveyors, who are both courteous and highly qualified, will make every effort to perform their work with the least inconvenience to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall at (410) 257-2230.

Let’s talk trash!  “The Town of Chesapeake Beach Code requires that all trash storage receptacles shall be made of durable material and shall be watertight with tight fitting covers to control odor and prevent animal access.  No garbage, trash or debris shall be placed out for collection except in proper receptacles.”  Due to the excessive rains this summer, the trash company has been finding trash cans full of water along with being full of trash.  This causes the cans to be so heavy that they can’t physically be picked up.  The company has begun a no tolerance policy and will not collect the trash if the can is full of water.  You must properly cover your containers to avoid this and to ensure pick up.  Also, please do not use the Town provided recycle bins for regular trash; that will also prevent your trash from being collected.  We appreciate your attention and help with these matters as we strive to keep Chesapeake Beach beautiful.

Please be sure to put your trash and recycling out the evening before your pick up. The trash company will begin pick ups at 5:00 am due to the summer heat, and this will continue through September.

B Street Slope Assessment and the Beach Boardwalk Closure – The Global Stability Analysis report for the B Street Slope has been completed.  To view the report, click here .  The Town will continue to make assessments over the coming weeks in order to reopen the boardwalk.

Protect yourself from identity theft. Security freezes, also known as credit freezes, are the best way to prevent someone from opening an account in your name. Legislation requiring free credit freezes by TransUnion , Equifax , and Experian will go into effect Friday, September 21, 2018.  Freezes must be placed at all three credit bureaus to be effective. For more information, click here .

The Chesapeake Beach 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report has been released.  To view a printable copy of the report, click here .

September 24th Chesapeake Beach artist, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Walkowiak, will be featured during September’s “Art in the Stacks” Program at Twin Beaches Library. Please join Bill during a “meet the artist” event from 7-8 PM on Monday, September 24, at the Twin Beaches Library. Guests will hear a short presentation about some of the artists recent adventures and wildlife photography. Refreshments will be served. Books available in the Calvert County Library.  Lieutenant Colonel Bill Walkowiak, USAF (retired) is a seasoned world-traveler. His 30 years in uniform took him to all seven continents including the South Pole and the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. From Bangkok to Baghdad, he has always carried a camera to bring home stories. An Eagle Scout originally from Massachusetts, Bill graduated from the USAF Academy in 1984. From his cold war beginnings in the Strategic Air Command, flight test experience at Edwards AFB, an E-3 AWACS instructor pilot in Air Combat Command, and a Pentagon Analyst, his career was packed full of high pressure experiences. Bill encourages everyone to not fixate on the light at the end of the tunnel and instead to enjoy the process of getting through it.  You can enjoy a variety of photographic experiences, and even purchase prints, and a variety of novelty products by visiting his website .

September 25 @ 7pm – Board of Appeals Meeting in Town Hall.

September 27 @ 7pm – Green Team Meeting in Town Hall Conference Room.

Chesapeake Beach and Local Happenings

B Street Slope Assessment and the Beach Boardwalk Closure – The Global Stability Analysis report for the B Street Slope has been completed.  To view the report, click here .  The Town will continue to make assessments over the coming weeks in order to reopen the boardwalk.

Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation Offers Therman Gray Scholarship Fee Assistance Program.  For the fifth year the scholarship is being offered to help low-income residents access parks and recreation programs including camps and classes at a reduced cost. For more information, click here .

Calendar Pictures for 2019 – We are accepting pictures anytime, you do not have to wait until the end of the year. The pictures must be from Chesapeake Beach.  Please send your calendar picture submissions (in the highest resolution possible and preferably in landscape format and as a .JPG) to info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov . Thank you!

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

Artist Lynn Ferris is now showing her watercolors in the Town Hall lobby. Lynn says “ Living in part of the country with four seasons and on the shore of the Chesapeake Bay brings a great amount of inspiration to my work.” Stop by and see her beautiful watercolors.

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.

September 21 – Dinner, Chicken or Beef Fajitas. Hosted by the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206. Come to the lower level dining room. Cost is $12. The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to 410-257-9878. Public warmly invited. http://www.ALpost206.org

September 22 from 10AM – Noon:  CBOCS Oysters start the 8th cycle.  This Saturday  will be the start of the 8th cycle of oyster growing in Fishing Creek. At this time we will be depositing 100,000 oysters on shells into the large rotating cages and moving them to the 3rd rest stop for a 10 month stay. Volunteers are necessary to do this and should to wear water shoes. You will get wet. Loading of cages and counting of spat will take place at Marina West behind the Waterpark. 16 volunteers needed.  We took a survey and collection of the oysters on the Old Rock Reef in August and September. This is the first time we have actually seen how our restoration project is going.  We are happy to report that the reef is healthy and growing.  Thanks to each of you for your efforts during the past 7 years. CBOCS IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE.

September 24th Chesapeake Beach artist, Lieutenant Colonel Bill Walkowiak, will be featured during September’s “Art in the Stacks” Program at Twin Beaches Library. Please join Bill during a “meet the artist” event from 7-8 PM on Monday, September 24, at the Twin Beaches Library. Guests will hear a short presentation about some of the artists recent adventures and wildlife photography. Refreshments will be served. Books available in the Calvert County Library.  Lieutenant Colonel Bill Walkowiak, USAF (retired) is a seasoned world-traveler. His 30 years in uniform took him to all seven continents including the South Pole and the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. From Bangkok to Baghdad, he has always carried a camera to bring home stories. An Eagle Scout originally from Massachusetts, Bill graduated from the USAF Academy in 1984. From his cold war beginnings in the Strategic Air Command, flight test experience at Edwards AFB, an E-3 AWACS instructor pilot in Air Combat Command, and a Pentagon Analyst, his career was packed full of high pressure experiences. Bill encourages everyone to not fixate on the light at the end of the tunnel and instead to enjoy the process of getting through it.  You can enjoy a variety of photographic experiences, and even purchase prints, and a variety of novelty products by visiting his website .

September 28 –  Karaoke at the American 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 charges.  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

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  .

Just Added

Town Council Meeting Audio from September 20, 2018

Informational Work Session Minutes from September 6, 2018

Town Council Meeting Minutes from August 16, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from September 10, 2018

Informational Work Session Audio from September 6, 2018

Special Town Council Meeting Minutes from July 5, 2018

Special Town Council Meeting Audio from July 5, 2018

Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes from May 09, 2018

Chesapeake Beach 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from March 8, 2018

FY2017 Chesapeake Beach Financial Report

Emergency Work Session Audio from March 5, 2018

CBOCS 7th Anniversary Annual Meeting (2018)

Economic Development Committee Reports (numerous)

Chesapeake Beach Calendar 2018

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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