Upcoming Town Meetings and Town Events

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  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 this will continue until September.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All candidates for public office who displayed political signs during the recent primary are reminded to please remove them if you have not done so, as per Town Code §290-22, Section F (1) (j) Temporary signs announcing a campaign, drive, or event of a civic, philanthropic, educational, or religious organization. Such signs shall not exceed 12 square feet in area and shall be removed not more than five days after the event. Temporary signs shall not be permitted for more than 60 days per year.  Signs must be removed by July 31st to avoid Code Enforcement citation.

2018 Moonlight Cruises – The Town of Chesapeake Beach invites you to spend a summer evening cruising aboard “Miss Lizzy,” docked at Rod ‘N’ Reel Marina. Miss Lizzy is sixty-five feet long and carries 65 passengers.  We are offering one more cruise date for Summer 2018;  Friday, August 25 from 7 – 9 pm. The cost is $32 per person.   Although children are welcome, these cruises are more suited for adults. Tickets are available at Town Hall if paying with cash, check or credit card. For more information and / or to purchase tickets online, click here .

B Street Slope Assessment and the Beach Boardwalk Closure – 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 .

Taste the Beaches – For more information on the September event, visit the Town’s website or see us on  Facebook .   For a printable event flyer, 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 .JPG to info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov  . Thank you!

July 26 – 7:00pm – Green Team Meeting in Town Hall Conference room

July 28 (NEW DATE) – Oyster transfer from Fishing Creek to Old Rock Reef — 10 AM – Noon @ Abner’s Boat Yard.  CBOCS needs 25 volunteers to unload oyster cages, scrape cages, deliver oysters via boat to the reef in the bay and measure oyster survivability rate.  This is a shine event. In event of rain the rain date is August 4 from 10 AM – Noon.  GREAT EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EARN SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS.  Pier cage growers please bring your cages.

August 2 – 6:00pm – Work session in Town Hall Chambers.

August 9 – 7:00pm -Board of Appeals in Town Hall Chambers.

August 16 – Town Council meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

August 27 – 1:30pm (Please note time) Ethics Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

Chesapeake Beach Happenings

WEEK/BUY LOCAL CHALLENGE –– Celebrate Southern Maryland’s strong agricultural heritage and enjoy great fresh food by participating in the annual BUY LOCAL CHALLENGE.  For more information, click here .

CONGRATULATIONS!! The Wastewater Treatment Plant won the Wastewater System of the year for 2018!  This honor goes out to the staff of the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Public Works Department for the Town of Chesapeake Beach. The recently completed Enhanced Nutrient Removal upgrade improves the quality and consistency of the treatment process for years to come. They look forward to continuously providing the same high-quality system operations for the Town and the Chesapeake Bay and no doubt they will!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  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 this will continue until September.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All candidates for public office who displayed political signs during the recent primary are reminded to please remove them if you have not done so, as per Town Code §290-22, Section F (1) (j) Temporary signs announcing a campaign, drive, or event of a civic, philanthropic, educational, or religious organization. Such signs shall not exceed 12 square feet in area and shall be removed not more than five days after the event. Temporary signs shall not be permitted for more than 60 days per year.  Signs must be removed by July 31st to avoid Code Enforcement citation.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  The Town expects the boardwalk from 14th and B street to 11th and B street (or the Bayfront Park B Street entrance) to be closed for the next 60 days. The Town needs to be assured that the soil above the boardwalk is stable prior to any repairs taking place on the boardwalk. Residents should be aware that the areas that are blocked off to the public are done so for safety and should not attempt to pass them. Thank you for your patience as we ensure the public’s safety.

2018 Moonlight Cruises – The Town of Chesapeake Beach invites you to spend a summer evening cruising aboard “Miss Lizzy,” docked at Rod ‘N’ Reel Marina. Miss Lizzy is sixty-five feet long and carries 65 passengers.  We are offering one more cruise date for Summer 2018; Friday, August 25 from 7 – 9 pm. The cost is $32 per person.   Although children are welcome, these cruises are more suited for adults. Tickets are available at Town Hall if paying with cash, check or credit card.  For more information and / or to purchase tickets online, click here .

2018 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest – Enter the 2018 Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest!  The 15th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest runs now through August 31, 2018. Winners will be featured in the department’s 2019 wall calendar and published in the winter 2019 edition of the magazine. Enter now—online or by mail—for your chance to win cash, state parks passports and other terrific prizes! Details here .

Taste the Beaches – For more information on the September event, visit the Town’s website or see us on  Facebook .  For a printable event flyer, 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 .JPG to info@chesapeakebeachmd.gov . Thank you!

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

July 26 – 7:00pm – Green Team Meeting in Town Hall Conference room

July 27th from 11am to 1pm – Free Food Distribution for those in Need.  St. Anthony’s Catholic Church and the MD Food Bank are co-sponsoring this event. St Anthony’s Catholic Church main parking lot (8816 Chesapeake Ave. in North Beach). No identification needed. Call 301.494.7830 with questions. Bring your own shopping bags! For a printable event flyer, click here .

July 28 (NEW DATE) – Oyster transfer from Fishing Creek to Old Rock Reef — 10 AM – Noon @ Abner’s Boat Yard.  CBOCS needs 25 volunteers to unload oyster cages, scrape cages, deliver oysters via boat to the reef in the bay and measure oyster survivability rate.  GREAT EVENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO EARN SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE CREDITS.  Pier cage growers please bring your cages.  Rain date is August 4.

August 2 – 6:00pm – Work session in Town Hall Chambers.

August 9 – 7:00pm -Board of Appeals in Town Hall Chambers.

August 16 – Town Council meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

August 27 – 1:30pm (Please note time) Ethics Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

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  .

Osprey Cam 2018

July 17 @ 0800hr – Two young Ospreys observed on the nest platform, joined a few minutes later by the third youngster landing on the platform.  Our note of May 29 estimated that flight activity should start around July 17 — right on schedule!

June 21 @ 0700hr – Breakfast time on the platform as the three chicks line up for chunks of fish being passed from one of the adults.  The chicks appear to be healthy and growing fast.

June 5 @ 0730hr – All three chicks sleeping with one adult on the perch.  The size difference is less obvious now, which is a good indication that the advantage of the “older” chicks is less important.

May 29 @ 0730hr – Third chick confirmed!  The third (and final) egg hatched over the weekend and this morning appears noticeably smaller than it nest mates.  Time will tell whether the latecomer will find the strength and determination to claim its fair share of food offered by the parents.  The next significant event in the lives of our young Ospreys will be fledging or flight capability, generally 50-55 days after the midpoint of hatching.  Assuming a midpoint of hatching date of May 25, practice flights should commence around July 17.

May 24 @ 0845hr – Apparently right on schedule, two chicks were observed.  Due to resolution limits this year, it’s difficult to determine the status of the third egg.  It could be a couple more days before we know the fate of the third egg…

April 30 @ 0730hr – incubation continues non-stop and one of the adults is constantly on the eggs.  Assuming that the first egg was laid April 14 or 15, hatching should commence 38-40 days later or about May 23…

April 22 @ 0850hr – third egg observed…  perhaps the last egg, although clutches of 4 are not uncommon.

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.

Just Added

Informational Work Session Audio 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

Town Council Meeting Minutes from March 15, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Audio from April 12, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from March 8, 2018

Ethics Commission Meeting Minutes from February 22, 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

Planning and Zoning Meeting Audio from September 13, 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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