Welcome to the beautiful bayside community of Chesapeake Beach, located in Calvert County, Maryland, where there are still places to discover and to enjoy with your family and friends. In Chesapeake Beach you'll find quiet secluded beaches, waterfront restaurants, succulent seafood, water park activities and events, and quaint, historic, hometown, quality of life our residents enjoy year-round. Thank you for visiting us. We hope you'll soon call Chesapeake Beach your home too, where the Welcome Mat is Always Out!
Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday December 24th, 2013
Certification of Results for Town of Chesapeake Beach Special Election
held on December 7th, 2013.
To: Town Clerk
From: Town of Chesapeake Beach Board of Elections (CBBOE)
In accordance with Town Charter Section C-612, we hereby certify the results of the December 7th, 2013 special election.
Total Votes Cast: 712
Polling Place Ballots: 670
Absentee Ballots: 42
Question to Approve or Reject Sewer Use Rate of $11.28 per thousand gallons and the Water Use Rate of $4.28 per thousand gallons
Votes to Approve: 309
Votes to Reject: 403
/s/ Randall Getman /s/ Brian Beard
Chairman CBBOE Member CBBOE
Dated: December 9th, 2013 (For a printable version of this certification, click here .)
Job Announcement: Town of Chesapeake Beach
Position Title: Treasurer / Director of Finance & Budget
Job Summary: Performs professional and administrative work in managing the Town’s financial, accounting, procurement and budgeting operations. Serves as the chief financial officer for the Town and reports to the Mayor.
Plans, organizes and directs programs, activities and services designed to ensure accurate accounting and reporting of Town finances, including budget preparation, collection of all Town revenues, and disbursement of all monies. Maintains custody of all public monies and responsible for the administration of purchasing and contract procedures pursuant to the Town Charter. Administers funding sources for the Town including grants, loans and bonds.
Interested candidates send resumes to: Mayor Bruce Wahl, Town of Chesapeake Beach, P.O. Box 400, Chesapeake Beach, Maryland 20732.
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Board of Elections. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Board of Appeals. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
The Town is seeking volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission. If interested, please submit a resume to Town Hall.
December 1 marks the kick-off of the “Brightest Beacon on the Bay” contest. Decorate your home, business or boat to be judged in our annual contest. Show your community and holiday spirit. Call Town Hall at 410-257-2230 or email to enter the judging contest. Judging will take place on Monday evening, December 16 after 6:00 p.m. Please have your entries filed with Town Hall and your lights and displays on and in working order by that date. Remember, you can enter your friend or neighbor too! Chesapeake Beach has grown over the last few years, and the judges do not necessarily tour every street in Town; so if you see something you like, call or email us. We would rather get several calls about a great display than not find out about it until it’s too late. The winners will be announced at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 19 immediately preceding the monthly Town Council meeting.
Please invite your friends and family to visit and take a self-guided driving tour to see the “Brightest Beacon on the Bay” winners as well as our beautiful Town displays. A “Brightest Beacon” winner’s list will be available at Town Hall or here on our website on Friday, December 20.
The Chesapeake Beach annual lighting display will run through January 5, 2014.
Financial Report for the Town of Chesapeake Beach for the year ended June 30, 2013 -- click here
Mayor's Open Door and Mayor's Night Out Schedules -- click here
Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) - get the facts here
Ordinance O-13-8 -- an Ordinance of Chesapeake Beach, MD, adopting the Annual Budget for the Utility Fund ... click here
Bay Restoration Fee Financial Hardship Exemption -- On May 26, 2004, Senate Bill 320 was signed into law, creating the Bay Restoration Fund (“BRF”). The purpose of the bill was to create a dedicated fund financed by wastewater treatment plant users to be used to upgrade Maryland’s wastewater treatment plants with enhanced nutrient removal (ENR) technology. On July 1, 2012, House Bill 446 increased the mandated BRF fee from $2.50 per month to $5.00 per month, and required that BRF fee billing authorities develop a financial hardship fee waiver plan for low income households.
Residents of the Town of Chesapeake Beach may apply directly to the Town for an exemption from the fee due to substantial financial hardship.
For more information, click here .
Public Service Announcement -- Living Bay-Wise! workshop Wednesday, January 22 (7:00 pm-8:30 pm) Beach Elementary School -- Free
Your backyard touches the bay! Every time that it rains or snows, the precipitation that runs from our lawns, schoolyards and fields flows toward the Chesapeake Bay, often with unexpected and undesirable results. Sediment eroding from the land washes into local streams and creeks, where it can settle upon oyster reefs or block sunlight from the underwater grasses that are vital to the health of the bay. Impervious surfaces such as rooftops, roads, parking lots, and driveways allow for a rapid run-off of storm water into streams, creeks, and rivers, resulting in a toxic brew of oil, grease, pollutants and trash that is delivered into the bay after each storm event. Homeowners can take action for a healthier bay by creating a Bay-wise yard. Join representatives from the Calvert County Master Gardeners, the Chesapeake Beach Green Team and CHESPAX for a workshop on strategies for creating a yard that is both beautiful and bay-wise! The workshop is free of charge and will include hands on activities for families and information on how you can get started helping the bay in your next spring planting season. Thanks to the Beach Elementary PTA for sponsoring this event!
For more information contact the CHESPAX office at 410 535-2960 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Public Service Announcement from the Sheriff's Office -- There have been more thefts from vehicles lately. Due to these recent thefts, the Sheriff's Office asks that you remove all valuables from your vehicle and lock the vehicle doors. Report any suspicious persons or activity by calling 911 or 410-535-2800. Please share this info with family, friends and neighbors that may not receive Nixle.
To sign up to receive Nixle Alerts or those from the new Calvert County ALERT notification system (replaced Code Red as of July 4, 2013), click here .
Planning & Zoning -- For the latest minutes, click here ..
Town Council Meetings -- For the latest minutes, click here ..
Financial Reports for the Town of Chesapeake Beach -- click here
Chesapeake Beach Utility Rate Commission Report , click here .
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) -- click here
"Chesapeake Beach Welcomes You!" video -- click here
Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Dedication video -- click here
Pay your Utility Bill online -- The Town is pleased to offer the added convenience of online utility bill payment for water / sewer bills. Visa, Mastercard and Discover are accepted. To register, click here (leaving site).
REMINDER: Tenant Utility Billing Agreement
Please be advised that the Town of Chesapeake Beach Utilities Department does not allow a property owner to have a water / sewer bill put in a tenant’s name.
The utility bill will be sent to the owner of the property. It will be the responsibility of the property owner to see that the bill is paid. If you are a property owner who has tenants and are not receiving a utility bill, please call Town Hall at 410-257-2230 to have your address changed.
Thank You James Parent, Town Administrator
Reminder on Dogs -- According to the Calvert County Animal Control Ordinance, all dogs must be on a leash when not on your property. We have had a couple incidences recently where larger dogs got loose and attacked smaller dogs. We do not want to impose any additional restrictions on these pets, so we ask that you take special care to see they are restrained at all times. If your dog has a tendency to be aggressive, we suggest you consider a muzzle.
Reminder on Requirement for Trash Receptacles: According to Town Ordinance 200.3 (9) in part -- "No garbage, trash, or debris shall be placed out for collection except in proper storage receptacles. Where collection is from a sidewalk or alley, receptacles shall be placed out no earlier than the evening preceding the day of collection... Receptacles placed on a sidewalk or alley shall be promptly returned to the premises after collection... Storage receptacles shall be made of a durable material and shall be watertight with tight-fitting covers to control odor and prevent animal access."
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Trash Schedule -- click here
Recycle Schedule -- click here
Bulk Trash -- click here
Yard Debris pickup -- click here CORRECTION: Pickup of bagged yard waste (grass clippings, leaves) will occur on December 2, 2013. This will be the last pickup for the season.
Holiday Trash -- click here
Household Hazardous Waste -- click here
Chesapeake Beach receives a Banner City Award again for 2013 from the Maryland Municipal League (MML). The MML annually awards designations of Banner City / Town to those cities and towns that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to MML programs and activities through the involvement of their elected and appointed officials during the past year. The Banner City / Town designation is MML’s highest city / town member achievement award. The program is designed to encourage and reward exceptional participation in MML programs and activities and to foster teamwork among municipal officials to achieve program criteria. It is meant to be a challenge that requires foresight and commitment from the municipality.
Calvert County (including Chesapeake Beach) was recognized as one of the "100 Best Communities for Young People" for the year 2012. This competition identifies cities nationwide that have made the well-being of children and youth a priority. The 2012 winners were chosen from a pool of more than 320 nominees from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Winning communities hail from 42 states, which is a record for the competition. The 100 Best Communities for Young People is now in its sixth cycle, recognizing communities making extraordinary efforts to reduce dropout rates and provide outstanding services and support to their youth.
In case of Emergency, tune to Channel 6 or WTOP Radio 103.5
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Emergencies 911 Animal Control 410-535-2800 Beach Elementary 410-257-1512 Community Center 410-257-2554 Fire Department 410-257-6564 Library 410-257-2411 U.S. Post Office 410-257-6180 Railway Museum 410-257-3892 Sheriff’s Dept. 410-535-2800 Town Hall 301-855-8398 or 410-257-2230 Water Park 410-257-1404
Crime Solvers Of Calvert County for Anonymous Reports -- 410-535-2880
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Town Hall will be closed on Tuesday December 24th, and at 2:00pm onTuesday December 31st , 2013.
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