Chesapeake Beach news and updates for the week of October 1, 2018

Currently (September 25), there is a wreath displayed at Veterans’ Park that was on the grave of Senator John McCain.  Gail Donovan Harkin’s daughter was presented with the wreath while attending a wedding at the Naval Academy this weekend.  Please take a moment to stop by and have a look.  Thank you Ms. Harkins for sharing this beautiful wreath with our Town.
 

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Safe Routes to School Design: The Town of Chesapeake Beach has hired Brudis & Associates, Inc. (BAI) to prepare engineering plans for the construction sidewalk along MD 261 (Bayside Road) from Old Bayside Road to Chesapeake Village Boulevard, and along Old Bayside Road from F Street to MD 261 (Bayside Road). We request your permission to have BAI’s surveyors and engineers temporarily enter your property for the purpose of establishing survey lines, property boundaries, geotechnical investigation, and conducting engineering analysis related to the proposed sidewalk improvements. This work is necessary for the project and we ask for your cooperation. The surveyors and engineers will exercise every precaution to minimize any disturbance to your property and privacy.  Please note that the Annotated Code of Maryland (Real Property Code: Title 12, Subtitle 1, Section 12-111) grants land surveyors permission to enter private property to gather information. The surveyors, who are both courteous and highly qualified, will make every effort to perform their work with the least inconvenience to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Town Hall at (410) 257-2230.
 

Let’s talk trash!  “The Town of Chesapeake Beach Code requires that all trash storage receptacles shall be made of durable material and shall be watertight with tight fitting covers to control odor and prevent animal access.  No garbage, trash or debris shall be placed out for collection except in proper receptacles.”  Due to the excessive rains this summer, the trash company has been finding trash cans full of water along with being full of trash.  This causes the cans to be so heavy that they can’t physically be picked up.  The company has begun a no tolerance policy and will not collect the trash if the can is full of water.  You must properly cover your containers to avoid this and to ensure pick up.  Also, please do not use the Town provided recycle bins for regular trash; that will also prevent your trash from being collected.  We appreciate your attention and help with these matters as we strive to keep Chesapeake Beach beautiful.
 

B Street Slope Assessment and the Beach Boardwalk Closure – The Global Stability Analysis report for the B Street Slope has been completed.  To view the report, click here .  The Town will continue to make assessments over the coming weeks in order to reopen the boardwalk.
 

Protect yourself from identity theft. Security freezes, also known as credit freezes, are the best way to prevent someone from opening an account in your name. Legislation requiring free credit freezes by TransUnion , Equifax , and Experian will go into effect Friday, September 21, 2018.  Freezes must be placed at all three credit bureaus to be effective. For more information, click here .
 

The Chesapeake Beach 2018 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report has been released.  To view a printable copy of the report, click here .
 

October 4 @ 6pm – Town Council work session.  For a printable copy of the meeting agenda, click here .
 

October 8 – Columbus Day – Town Hall will be closed.
 

October 10 @ 7pm – Planning & Zoning Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.
 

October 7 @ 7pm – Walkable Community Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.
 

October 16 @ 7pm – Board of Appeals Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.
 

October 18 @ 7pm – Town Hall Meeting in Town Hall Chambers.
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