News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Videos of recent Town meetings are now available for ease of access and viewing by the Public.Please visit our Town’swebsiteand selectthe“Town Business” tab and then “Agendas & Meetings…” for access to Minutes and Recordings of the Town Council and various Committees. All upcoming meetings will be available in video moving forward.Stay tuned for “live stream” options.

Kellam’s Field has re-opened; the Tot Lot is scheduled to reopen this coming weekend due to fire damage.

Chesapeake Beach Rallies to Assist Neighbors Impacted by Recent Fires. For more information,click here.

State Highway Fishing CreekBridge is nearing completion:A final interruption is planned today (Monday,April 29th) as Gordon Stinnett will be closed off for road work with traffic accessing Gordon Stinnett detoured on Monday. A new traffic pattern will be in place starting Friday,May 3rd with completion work taking place until the second weekof May. Beginning in mid May, final paving, striping and signage will be installed with a final traffic pattern expected to be in place by the third week of May. Final completion of the bridge is expected mid-June 2019.

Did you know you can check your utility billing account online?Residents are encouraged to use the online account services page to view balances and check that payments are credited. For the most accurate information,click here.

The Town of Chesapeake Beach has vacancies on the Board of Appeals and the Zoning Commission that need to be filled.If anyone is interested please send your resume to the Town Clerk, Sharon Humm, viaemailor mail to Town of Chesapeake Beach, PO Box 400, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732

The Calvert County Department of Public Safety is hosting free monthly training sessions to better prepare citizens of all ages for emergencies.Training focuses on active shooter, performing CPR and assisting injured persons prior to professional help arriving. For more information,click here.

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!

April 30 @ 7 pm. Public hearing on Calvert County Comprehensive Plan.The Calvert County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider and receive comments on the proposed adoption of the Calvert County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan adopted thereafter will replace the current Calvert County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2005 and amended in 2010 and 2017. Location: Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. For more information,click here.

May 6 at 1 pm – Ethics Commission meeting in Town Hall Chambers.

May 6 at 6 pm – Town Council Work Session in Town Hall Chambers.

May 7 from 6:30 pm to 8 pm – “Let’s Talk” Mental Health and Your Teen: What’s the connection to Substance Abuse?Being a teenager can be difficult. Stress, depression and anxiety are just a few of the mental health issues facing teens. Come learn about the importance of mental health in a child’s development and signs that a child is struggling. Leaving mental health issues untreated can lead to negative behaviors, such as substance use. Learn how to provide support and connect with services to keep your child moving in a positive direction. Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with life’s stresses, be productive and make positive contributions to their communities. Presenters: Christina Spangler & Ginger Rosella, Maryland Coalition of Families. FREE event; registration is required as seating is limited. Refreshments provided. Call 410-535-3733 to register.

May 8 – 7 pm. Planning and Zoning meeting in Town Hall Chambers.The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet to review Ordinance #O-08-5 to provide a recommendationto Town Council on a request to re-open of a portion of 18th street to serveas an additional egress and ingress to the Chesapeake Station Shopping Center.

May 13 – 7 pm–Walkable Community Committee meeting in Town Hall Chambers

May 16 – 7 pm Town Council Meeting in Town Hall Chambers

May 18 from 9 am to 12 pm – Tri-County Memory Walk.Farming 4 Hunger, 6932 Serenity Farm Rd. Benedict, MD 20637. This event brings our community together to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to addiction and to plant seeds of hope for those who still suffer. There will be free refreshments, free helpful resources, a speaker, a seed planting, a serene farm walk, photos, families, and much more. For more information,click here.

May 22 – Drug Free Workplace Trainingat Harriet E. Brown Community Center. Calvert County business owners and managers are encouraged to attend this workshop to learn more about the benefits of a drug-free workplace. The workshop will provide information on the signs and symptoms of substance use, how an employee’s substance use disorder affects their work and the overall business, and the purpose and benefit of a drug-free workplace policy. Training is FREE. Breakfast and snacks will be provided. Registration is required. For questions or to register call the Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse at 410-535-3733.For more information,click here.

May 25-27 – 8th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival, Honoring our Fallen Heroes.For more information and a schedule of events,click here. Volunteers are needed for Stars & Stripes opening ceremony at Veterans’ Park on May 25th and Family Fun Day on May 26th at Kellam’s Field. Please contact Marti Gilpin in Town Hall at 410/257-2230 or emailmgilpin@chesapeakebeachmd.gov.

June 15 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. We are offering the first of three cruise dates for Summer 2019. We will be welcoming Dr. Ralph Eshelman, who is a specialist in maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay, War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, geology and paleontology. As we cruise he will fill us in on many interesting things about the Bay we all love. The cost is $32 per person. Children are welcome; there are no age limits, but these cruises are more suited for adults. Guests can bring small coolers with adult beverages, drinks and snacks. All cruises leave from the Rod ‘N’ Reel Dock located at 4165 Mears Avenue, Chesapeake Beach MD 20732. For an event flyer,click here. To view a flyer that provides an overview of all three cruises,click here.
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July 17 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm. A Splash Free Celebration.Join us in celebration of our 25th season at the Chesapeake Beach Water Park. Live music by John Luskey. Southern MD sunset, appetizers, adult beverages. For an event flyer,click here.

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