News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Calvert County Planning Commission Public Hearing on the Comprehensive Plan update. To view the meeting video,click here.

BOARDWALK RE-OPENING! – Plan for walking the Boardwalk this weekend as it will be reopened!

B Street repairs:Work is expected to begin this week to relocate sewer connections to the homes running along the coastline. Additional work will continue to channel stormwater off of the slope.

Speed Enforcement Program at Beach Elementary School— In response to public safety concerns, an automated speed enforcement program will be enforced on Old Bayside Road to deter speeding and promote a safer street for school buses, parents and children of Beach Elementary School.The enforcement program will issue warnings to violators from March 4th to March 18th with live enforcement and citations issued to violators thereafter.For more information on the Town’s Speed Enforcement Program at Beach Elementary School,click here.

The Mayor and Town Council respond to the preliminary map recently released showing Chesapeake Beach as an option for the Bay Bridge Crossing.To view the response,click here.

NOTICE:The Rod and Reel parking garage project has reached a point where they will be bringing in a large crane to erect large precast concrete beams and structures. This work started February 15thand will continue for 8 to 10 weeks.This will create a flagging operation on Mears Avenue as the trucks arrive and leave. There are no permanent lane closures’ scheduled. The contractor will be using flag men to stop traffic to let the trucks in and out of the project due to their size. As the contractor provides details we will continue to relay the information to residents.

SAVE THE DATE! Join us in celebration of the125th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Chesapeake Beach. A celebration will be held at Town Hall on April 6 from 4:00-6:00 pm.More information to follow.

MOSQUITO CONTROL —Mosquito season will be here before you know it.Please be advised that if you DO NOT want your property area sprayed you MUST request to be put on the DO NOT SPRAY list. If you are in an area that would require Mosquito Control to enter onto private property (driveways), you ALSO must request to be put on the ENTER PRIVATE PROPERTY list. You must submit a signed request form. To receive a request form, please contact Sharon atshumm@chesapeakebeachmd.govor by calling town hall at 410-257-2230.DEADLINE is March 29, 2019.

Comprehensive Plan Community Engagement –We want to hear from residents! Please visitwww.planchesapeakebeachmd.govfor up to date information from the Planning and Zoning Commission, complete a survey to provide your feedback and follow theComprehensive planning progress.Please visit or call Town Hall for assistance completing the survey or if you would like a paper copy of the survey mailed to your home. A computer is available in the Town Hall lobby for ease of access to the survey.

The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is currently seeking adults that are looking for Part-Time and / or Seasonal Work to apply as Cashiersfor our 25thAnniversary Season!The CBWP is a great place to make supplemental income, choose flexible hours, and work in a fun, fast-paced, energetic environment! Apply online today atwww.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com/employmentand attend Cashier Orientation on Saturday, March 23rdfrom 10:00am to 12:30pm to get started! We look forward to working with you.

The Chesapeake Beach Water Park is now taking sign-ups for Orientations for all Positions for the 2019 Summer Season.All interviews for all positions will be conducted at these Job Specific Orientations on the dates listed on our website. We hire starting at age 14 for Customer Service Specialists (CSSs), and Runners in the Food and Beverage Department. Grillers working in our Beachcomber Grille must be 15 years old. To sign up as a lifeguard you must be 15 year of age by May 25, 2019. Cashier’s must be 17 years of age. To sign up for the Orientation for the position of your choice visit ourwebsite. Working at the Chesapeake Beach Water park is a wonderful way to spend your summer!

March 10 from 2-5 pm – Community Conversation: Calvert County Opioid Crisis Q&A.Get the facts, ask questions, learn how you can help. Join local government officials, health care providers, emergency responders and residents to discuss the opioid crisis in Calvert County, and the Towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Learn what is being done and how it is affecting your friends and neighbors. The Community Conversation will begin at 2 pm and end by 4 pm. It will be immediately followed by opportunities to explore the “Hidden in Plain Sight” exhibit, take naloxone training, and dispose of unwanted Rx drugs. For more information,click here.

March 18 from 7-8:00 pm – Walkable Community Committee meeting in Town Hall Council Chambers

March 23 from 10-11:30am – CBOCS Annual Meeting.Bring your comments and ideas for 2019 to the meeting. To read the CBOCS 2018 Annual Report,click here.

April 13 Green Team – Save the Date for Fishing Creek clean-up more info to come.Rain date April 27th.

April 23 from 2:30-6:30 pm (Save the Date)Town Hall Chambers BIOBLITZ presentation. More information to follow.

April 27 from 10am-1 pmBayfrontParkCommunity Clean-up–Join your neighbors and friends at this family-friendlycommunity eventand help keep Bayfront Park pristine and clean.We will meet atBayfrontParkparking lot.Water, gloves, rakes, trash grabbers, and trash bags will be provided.Dress for the weather.If you have questions, contactKeithPardieck
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June 15 from 5 pm – 7 pmBayfront Park Nature Walk & Talk Series: CoastalGeologyof Calvert Cliffs and Bayfront Park Beach.Join Chesapeake Beach’s own Dr. Ken Rasmussen, Professor of Geology and Oceanography at Northern Virginia Community College, as he describes the ancient past recorded in our stretch of Calvert Cliffs, and the dynamic modern-day forces that continue to shape them today.Event suitable for ages 13+, minors must be accompanied by responsible adult. No pets please. The event is free but registration is required as group size will be limited to 15 people. To register or for more information,click here.

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