News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Timely and Organized Communication is our Goal:The Town is continually looking for ways to improve communication with residents. In a effort to streamline communication the Town has separated community events and Town notices and meetings into two posts. Community events known as “Happenings” are sent out on Fridays and Town notices and meetings are sent out on Mondays to those that have signed up for eblast notifications. Please note that to view all information, and to receive the most up to date information at any time, please visit ourwebsite.

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

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 along Old Bayside Road is anticipated to be in place byFriday, March 1st. The enforcement program will issue warnings to violators until the end of March 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.

NOTICE: The Rod and Reel parking garage project has reached a point where they have brought in a large crane to erect large precast concrete beams and structures. This work started February 15th and 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.

Join us in celebration of the125th Anniversary of the incorporation of the Town of Chesapeake Beach.Several events will be held in celebration of the Town. Please join us April 6th from 4-6pm at Town Hall. Food sponsored by Mamma Lucia By the Bay. To view the invitation, pleaseclick here.

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.

Plant a Buffer Garden with FREE Trees!The Chesapeake Beach Green Team brings news of how to access FREE trees and provide a benefits to the beautiful Bay and its tributaries. For more information,click here.

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! To apply online today,click hereand 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 13 – CANCELLED – Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

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

March 21 – 7 pm Town Council meeting in Town Hall Council Chambers

March 23 from 10-11:30am – CBOCS Annual Meetingin Town Hall.Please attend the CBOCS annual meeting and learn about 2018 accomplishments and 2019 goals. Your input is important as we finalize the projects for 2019. 9:30 for breakfast snacks and casual conversation.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

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.

David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...