News Release, Town of Chesapeake Beach

Bayfront Park Swim Advisory – The Town of Chesapeake Beach has been notified by the Calvert County Health Department that water samples at Bayfront Park – Brownies Beach are higher than allowable for swimming.  Swim advisories will be in place until the next scheduled sampling on Wednesday May 22, 2019.  Comparable sampling from Breezy Point to the south and Chesapeake Station to the north tested “OK.”  For more information on Calvert County Beach Advisories, visit their website .

Town Road repairs (both milling and paving) will take place Monday, May 20th at 7:00 am within the Kellam’s complex parking areas. The parking areas impacted will be coned off until Tuesday May 21st.

Town meetings are now available through LIVE STREAMING, providing the opportunity for Residents to attend Town meetings from any location in real time.  Residents are encouraged to subscribe to the Channel to receive updates of LIVE meetings as they take place.  To connect to the Town Channel, click here .

Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Design Phase Updates: A public presentation took place during the May 16th Town meeting providing an update regarding the sidewalk design for the Rt 261 and Old Bayside Road sidewalk design.  To view the presentation, click here .

Current Town released Requests for Proposals: 

  • Kellam’s Field Drainage Ditch Maintenance, eMaryland Marketplace BID #MDTCB31044985 
  • Sidewalk Design Conceptual Planning, eMaryland Marketplace BID #MDTCB31044953
  • General Paving Contract, eMaryland Marketplace BID #MDTCB31044952

State Highway Fishing Creek Bridge is nearing completion within the next 2 weeks as final paving and signage work are being completed.

Congratulations to Jody Hoon-Starr for the recent appointment to the Board of Appeals and to Laura Blackwelder for the recent appointment to the Planning and Zoning Commission during the May 16th Town Council Meeting.  The Town of Chesapeake Beach still has vacancies on the Board of Appeals and the Planning & Zoning Commission that need to be filled. If anyone is interested please send your resume to the Town Clerk, Sharon Humm, via email or 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 our website and 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 22 – Drug Free Workplace Training at 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 email .

May 27 – Memorial Day Town Hall Closed

June 3 – Work Session in Town Hall Chambers at 6 PM

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 .

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 welcome with priority given to food vendors in the Twin Beaches of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach.  Apply by emailing or Click Here to access the online form and enter code TTB2019 for a 20% discount for applications submitted by July 1, 2019.

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