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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!

Chesapeake Beach "Happenings"

Saturday, November 22: Beach Elementary “Gobble Wobble”. 8:00 – 10:30 AM at Kellam’s Field / Railway Trail Boardwalk. 2.5 Mile Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run and Mini-Lap Run for 1st Grade and Younger!! $10 per Family – For more information, click here .

Saturday, November 22 & Sunday, November 23: “Christmas at Beverly’s”, 12 – 5 PM - Visit Chesapeake Beach’s newest gift shop and enjoy Holiday Open House. Refreshments will be served and free gift wrapping with every purchase. Beverly’s is located at 7623 Bayside Road in Chesapeake Beach.

Saturday, November 22: American Legion Holiday Bazaar 9 AM – 3 PM – The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 206 is hosting their annual Holiday Bazaar. Post 206 is located at 3330 Chesapeake Beach Road. The event features baked goods, crafts, raffles, Santa, face painting, vendors and a delicious lunch. For more information contact Brenda Miller at 443-964-5722 or via email .

Sunday, November 23: Alexandria Harmonizer Performance – Concert Venue has Changed!! – If you have tickets for the concert the venue has changed to the Huntingtown High School. The concert was originally scheduled to be held at the Mary Harrison Center. The date and time are still the same, Sunday, November 23 at 2 PM. Tickets are still available online or with cash or a check at the door. Contact David Reyno (410) 257-7814 or reynodavid@hotmail.com .

Thursday, November 27, Friday November 28: Chesapeake Beach Town Hall Closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 30: Chesapeake Beach Light Up the Town – Join Mayor & Mrs. Wahl along with Santa & Mrs. Claus when we “Flip the Switch” to light up the town for the 2014 Holiday Season. Music, gifts for the little ones and refreshments for all. It’s fun and free!

Monday, December 1: Mayor’s Night Out – Town Engineer Paul Woodburn will discuss the Fishing Creek Bridge construction. Town Hall 7:30 PM.

December 1 – December 14: Decorate for the Holidays – Judging, December 15 after dusk.

Saturday, December 6: Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade – 12:00 PM, North Beach – Bay Avenue. To enter or for more information email bobcarpenter1957@gmail.com .

Sunday, December 7: Girl Scout Troop 1098 “Thin Mint Sprint 5K and Samoa Trot 1K”.  Registration begins at 1 PM at Kellam’s Field. Run for your future, run for your health! $15 for early registration.  For more information, click here .

Fishing Creek Bridge Replacement Information , click here .

For more information on any of the above "Happenings," contact Connie S. O'Dell (Community Development / Special Events for the Town of Chesapeake Beach, MD)
410-257-2230   301-938-4061 (Cell)   or via email
codell@chesapeake-beach.md.us .


Passing of Prominent Chesapeake Beach Resident

We recently received word that Judge Edward “Ed” Finch has passed.  Judge Finch was well known in the community as is his wife, former Councilwoman Barbara “Jo” Finch. Mrs. Finch is also fondly known around Town as “Mother Christmas”.   A Celebration of Life honoring Judge Finch will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in North Beach on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Refreshments will be served in the parish hall immediately following the service. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

Connie S. O’Dell

Halloween Family Fun Night 2014 Photos -- click here

Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for 2014 -- click here

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. 

Mayor's Open Door and Mayor's Night Out Schedules -- 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 .

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 (now begin at 7:00pm)--  For the latest minutes, click here ..

Financial Reports for the Town of Chesapeake Beach -- click here

Financial Report for the Town of Chesapeake Beach for the year ended June 30, 2013 -- click here

Chesapeake Beach Utility Rate Commission Report , click here .  

Enhanced Nutrient Removal (ENR) - get the facts here

Annual Drinking Water Report for Calendar Year 2014 released -- click here

The Town's Comprehensive Plan 2010 Update -- click here

"Chesapeake Beach Welcomes You!" video -- click here

Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail Dedication video -- click here

Pay your Utility Bill online (leaving site)

 
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). 

New Water & Sewer Rate Schedule Effective July 1, 2014 as Adopted by Chesapeake Beach Town Council May 15, 2014 -- click here 

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.

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."

Feel free to use the Search box to quickly locate information of interest within this site.  There's a "search box" near the top of every page on this website that searches only this site.   And please sign up to receive occasional Email News -- there's a "sign up" box along the left edge of every page.  We'll keep you informed of special events, water system flushing notices, weather-related responses from Town Hall, etc.

Trash Schedule -- click here 

Recycle Schedule -- click here 

Reminder -- From Labor Day until Memorial Day recycle pickup 
will occur EVERY OTHER WEEK (more information, click here).

Bulk Trash -- click here

Yard Debris pickup  --  click here  

Holiday Trash (tree pickup) Schedule -- click here

Household Hazardous Waste -- click here

Chesapeake Beach receives a Banner City Award again for 2014 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.

Chesapeake Beach Receives Prestigious Sustainable Maryland Certified Award at Maryland Municipal League Conference, 1st in Calvert County.  To view the press release, click here .

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 410-257-2230
Water Park 410-257-1404

Important Snow Information - click here

Crime Solvers Of Calvert County for Anonymous Reports -- 410-535-2880

Town Hall is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm except for holidays.


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