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The Chesapeake Beach Water Park 2017 Summer Season is fast approaching!  (Story by: Laura Krick and Marilyn VanWagner)

We are looking forward to beautiful sunny days here on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay! Our management team at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park is working diligently to provide you a fun and exciting season. Our first day of operation is on Saturday, May 27 for the 3 day Memorial Day weekend, and we stay open until Labor Day Monday, September 4. However, as a reminder, we are not open on weekdays while Calvert County Public Schools are still in session. Our first weekday of business is Friday, June 9, 2017.

2017 Season Passes are now available for advance purchase on our website .  Purchase your Season Passes before the Water Park opens for the season! All those who pre-purchase Season Passes can avoid the crowds and lines. We will open our front office early on the first 2 weekends of business from 10 am until 11 am to have your photo taken and issue you your Season Pass. As a reminder, all Season Pass Holders benefit from all the following:

  •  Advance to the front of the lines when you visit!

  •  20% Discounts on all food purchases

  •  20% Discounts on all Store Merchandise

  •  Attend Friday Night Slides and Character Days at no extra charge

Returning this season! We will again be selling our refillable Logo Souvenir cups, for $19.50, one can enjoy unlimited refills all season long. All Season Pass holders who purchase their Orange Cup will also receive a coupon book valued at over $120! This can be purchased on our website with the purchase of your Season Pass.

The following exciting and popular programs will return this season:

Adult Swim Adult Swim is a program designed for adults, 18 and over, on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:30am to 10:40am before the Water Park opens to the general public. Adult Swim is offered for the same weeks we offer Swim Lessons, and this season that will be from June 26 through August 18.  New this season, at the suggestion of our new Mayor Pat Mahoney, all Chesapeake Beach Town Residents may attend Adult Swim at no charge! With a Season Pass, anyone outside our town limits can also enjoy Adult Swim with no extra charge.

Night Slides take place on Friday nights, July 7 thru August 11, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Stay late and enjoy our Water Park in the evening with lots of lots of fun, games, and prizes for all ages!

Character Days are sure to bring thrills and enjoyment to you and your children. Our cast of characters this season will include members of the Star Wars family, Ice Princesses, Storybook Princesses, Super Heroes, and new this season, Toy Story! Visit our website and click on our 2017 Special Events Calendar for dates.

Chesapeake Beach Resident Days will continue every Tuesday this season. Chesapeake Beach Residents are invited to visit the Water Park and enjoy half-price admission until 4:00pm, and free admission from 4pm to 7pm. This is our way of saying Thank You to you, our residents, for your support over the years.

NEW THIS SEASON! Come celebrate our favorite mascot, QUACKS, 5th Birthday! We are so excited to celebrate this special day with him, and hope you will join us. On Tuesday, July 11, at 5:00pm, we will sing Happy Birthday to Quacks, do a little dance, and enjoy some cake. Plan to attend! Quacks enjoys all of his Chesapeake Beach Water Park friends and wants to see you here!

Join us as we participate for the seventh consecutive season in The World’s Largest Swim Lesson [WLSL]. This event will be held on Thursday June 22. All interested participants should arrive by 9:30am, and all will enter the pool at 10:00am. Entry is free, however all participating children and family members must pre-register on our website . This event is designed to help build awareness about the vital importance of teaching children to swim and to help prevent drowning.  Learning to swim is a life-saving skill for children and a vital tool to prevent drowning, the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death for children ages 1-14. On the morning of June 24, water parks and pools around the world that are hosting this WLSL event will participate in this event together in an attempt to break this Guinness World Record.

We are now taking reservations for Swim Lessons! Children ages 6 months to 14 years old may register for these lifesaving courses. We offer 4 different age specific, 2-week sessions, which are held on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings. Back by popular demand, we are excited to offer again our Junior Lifeguard program! This class is designed for young teens, ages 11 to 14, who would like to explore the idea of being a lifeguard or who would just like to learn all the lifesaving skills that are associated with becoming a lifeguard. The class teaches valuable skills such as CPR and First Aid. Visit our website and click on Swim Lessons for details for each class level and to register your child for any of these valuable opportunities.

Does your child or special friend have a birthday to celebrate this summer? Why not have your Birthday Celebration or Special Event at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park? We host many parties each season and we would love to have your name on our Birthday guest list! Birthday party packages include your own exclusive shaded area as well as pizzas, sodas, and snow cones, for your party attendees. Visit our website for more details and follow the link for a personal party coordinator to contact you to begin planning your celebration! Visit our website for more information about all the exciting things happening at the Water park this 2017 Summer season. “Like” our Facebook page so you can get up to the minute information on special events and activities. Please see our 2017 Special Events Calendar for details and information on all our Character Days, Swim Lessons, and more that we have planned for the season.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

New Utility Billing System & New Bill Form (Connie S. O’Dell, Utility Billing Administrator and Laurie Smith, Town Treasurer)

By the time you read this, hopefully you will have received your new type utility bill form for the quarter ending on March 31, 2017. (We actually read the meters on March 27 to allow for time to get the new system programmed.) The new bill form comes with a completely revamped look and contains a bit more information. An example of the new bill form is shown to the right. Please note that the top section is a perforated stub that pulls off. Please include that stub when you mail your payment and also bring it with you when paying in person. As you can see, there is a barcode in the top right corner of the stub. That barcode, when presented at payment, can be scanned so that your account opens automatically and posts your payment to your account, saving extra key strokes and potential for errors.

We have made every effort to compare your old account balance to the converted amount in the new Incode system. If you have questions or do not agree with your new bill account balance don’t hesitate to reach out and ask for help. Our new online bill payment system is up and working. Please access utility bill pay page from the website home page (look for the water spigot on the left side of the screen in the green sidebar) and follow the instructions to register your account or to make quick payments.

We kindly ask that you have patience during this conversion process as we all become familiar with the new system. We are excited to get to explore all this new system has to offer and as we go forward, you will see new and exciting things made available for your convenience.

Stay Alert!  Sign Up for Emergency Notifications

Calvert County Alert, a notification system that advises residents of emergency- related information via cell phones, landline telephones and e-mail, now includes the Town of Chesapeake Beach.   In January, the Calvert County Commissioners voted unanimously to sign an agreement between county government and the municipality allowing the town to utilize the mass notification system.   Residents are automatically signed up if they are listed in the white or yellow pages.  Most cell phones are not listed in those pages, so if you would like to receive alerts specific to your location (even down to communities and even street addresses) you must go online and register. Here is the link (leaving site).  We are in the process of creating “shapes” which are specific communities where we might want to blast an alert.  For example, should we need to flush water lines in Richfield Station, we would send an alert specific to that neighborhood only; those not affected would not be notified.

Sign up is an easy process, and there are many options to help pinpoint exactly what types of alerts you would like to receive. Alert choices include volunteer, special needs, special business needs, community alerts and weather and hazard alerts. Within those choices, one can become even more specific. For example, under weather and hazards, there are six choices including flood, marine, winter, non- precipitation, tropical and severe. Then you may choose specifics under those categories.  Another great feature is the ability to choose the times of day that you do not want to receive alerts. This is nice for those who always have their phone on, but don’t want to be awakened with alert notifications. 

There is also a new “app” available to download called “Prepare Me Calvert” for iOS (Apple) and Android devices for free through the Apple App Store or the Google Play market. The “Prepare Me Calvert” mobile app is a must-have app for emergency preparedness and information. It puts critical, real-time information at users’ fingertips in the unlikely event of a regional emergency and helps residents stay prepared. Within the “app” there is a button where one can sign up for the Calvert Alerts. 

Many of us have families living in other areas of the country. If you would like to stay on top of weather alerts where your families live, take a minute to add their location to your alert system. You can add as many locations as you would like under your profile or different family members might choose to set up another profile using their cell number. This might be the preferred method, since then you could drill down to just receiving “extreme” weather alerts for your out-of-town family members. 

We are excited about making the Everbridge Mass Notification System an integral part of communications in the Chesapeake Beach community. Over the next several months, we will utilize it more and more. Don’t miss out; sign up today!

29th Street Improvement -- Presentation of Concept Design by Paul Woodburn to the Town Council April 16, 2015 -- click here .

Sidewalk Improvement Concept Plan -- Proposed sidewalk to connect existing walkway at the junction of Chesapeake Village Boulevard and Route 261 with Beach Elementary at Old Bayside Road.  The Plan is presented in seven panels or pages in one Portable Document Format (pdf) file.  You'll need Adobe Reader or similar pdf reader to open and navigate among the pages (footnote below).

Parking Restrictions on Town Streets

Except to avoid conflict with other traffic or to obey a police officer or traffic control device there is No Stopping, Standing or Parking on Town Streets, when:

In front of or blocking access to: A public driveway, alley a mailbox, a private driveway or access to private property

In or On: An Intersection, sidewalk, crosswalk, bridge

Alongside of or opposite any street excavation if the parking would block traffic

Double Parking

There is an official sign or painted curb prohibiting stopping within: 

15 feet of a hydrant, 20 feet of the entrance to the Fire Department or an intersection not controlled by a Stop Sign or other traffic control device, 30 feet of a flushing signal, stop sign or traffic control device

None of the following types of vehicles are allowed to park in excess of 1 hour on Town Streets:

Vehicle requiring a CDL License, RV, Camper, Trailer for boats, Vehicles or Recreation Equipment

A vehicle having a cover that must be removed to operate

Vehicles with expired or no tags, vehicles which are missing one or more components which make that vehicle to be moved under its own power are Not Allowed in town, unless out of public view

 

Message from the Sheriff's Department -- REMINDER:   Unfortunately, there have been more thefts from vehicles lately. Due to these recent thefts, the Calvert County 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 information with family, friends and neighbors that may not receive Nixle Alerts. 

To sign up to receive Nixle Alerts or those from the new Calvert County ALERT notification system (which replaced Code Red), click here and then  press on the link to Nixle and / or Calvert County ALERT notification system.   If you do not have internet access, please call 410-535-1600, ext. 2638, to sign up.

For more safety tips from the Sheriff's Office, click here.

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