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.

State Highway Fishing Creek Bridge is nearing completion and is on schedule to be completed in mid June.The center barrier wall is expected to be removed on May 13th or 14th.

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.

UTILITY BILLING ONLINE PAYMENT SITE NOW OFFERS AUTO PAY FEATURE–If you are currently registered at our online payment portal just log onto your account. On your home page you will see a new green radio button “Enroll in Auto Pay” towards the upper right corner. Click on that button and follow the instructions to enroll in Auto Pay. NOTE:Your account will only be drafted in the months there is a balance due. (Since the Town only bills quarterly, you will have 4 drafts per year.)Please set your draft date early enough to avoid late charges; we suggest that you set the draft date between the first and the tenth day of the month. To visit the online payments website,click here.

If you are not registered, you must first set up your account online by verifying your email address and creating a password. You will also need your account number and dollar amount of your last payment during the registration process. After completing registration you may set up the “Auto Pay” feature if you desire. If you need further assistance please contact Town Hall.

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 still taking sign-ups for Orientations for Lifeguards Only for the 2019 Summer Season.Please visit ourwebsiteand click on Employment to sign up for Orientation. To sign up as a lifeguard you must be 15 year of age by May 25, 2019. Working at the Chesapeake Beach Water park is a wonderful way to spend your summer!

May 6 at 6 pm – Town Council Work Session in Town Hall Chambers.For a printable copy of the meeting agenda,click here.

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 hear public comment as it relates to a request to re-open the 18th street additional entrance to the Chesapeake Station Shopping Center.

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

May 14 – 6:30 pm. “Horseshoe Crabs: Blue Bloods of the Bay.”Join Marek Topolski, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, as he discusses the natural history, biology, and importance of horseshoe crabs to the Bay ecosystem.Come to the Northeast Community Centerto learn about Horseshoe Crab conservation efforts and how you can help stranded crabs this season. This Bayfront Park Nature Talk brought to you by the Town of Chesapeake Beach, Bayfront Park Committee.

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 23 at 7:00 – Green Team meeting in Town Hall Conference Room.

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.

May 27 – Memorial Day Town Hall Closed

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.

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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September 14 from 12 pm – 5pm. Taste the Beaches @ Kellam’s Field. Reserve your vendor space today!The third annual Taste the Beaches event, attracting an estimated 2,000 attendees annually, is an outdoor festival with a community block party vibe; showcasing local businesses, restaurants, venues and attractions available in the Towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Event sponsored by the Town of Chesapeake Beach and the Town of North Beach.All vendors are welcomewith priority given to food vendors in the Twin Beaches of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach. Apply by emailingtaste@chesapeakebeachmd.govorClick Hereto access the online form and enter code TTB2019 for a 20% discount for applications submitted by July 1, 2019.

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