End of Year News

Annual Meeting Minutes
A draft copy of the minutes from our September Annual Owners’ meeting has been posted  to the CSHOA web site at https://chesapeakestationhoa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MinutesAnnual2016Draft.pdf  This was your meeting so if you attended, please review the draft and send us any corrections or clarifications that you remember from the meeting.  Note that assessments increased slightly for 2017 to $200.63 per quarter for town homes and $190.18 for detached/semi-detached homes.

New Board Member
One of our Board members, Elizabeth Henderson, will be leaving Chesapeake Station and has resigned her position on the Board.  In accordance with the provisions described in the CSHOA Bylaws, the Board selected Dave Ferguson as her replacement.  Dave will serve as Vice President.

We would like to thank Elizabeth for her service on the Board and wish her and Shirley well in North Carolina.

CSHOA Facebook Page
Taking a baby step into the world of social media, the Board has established a Facebook page for our community!  A Facebook page will allow residents to connect with each other at Chesapeake Station and promote a greater sense of community.

If you are a Facebook user and would like to join the group, you can request access through the CSHOA web page at chesapeakestationhoa.org.  There is a link at the bottom, right corner of the home page which will take you directly to our Facebook page.  Once on the page, click the Request link.

The Facebook page is a private group and Facebook users not in the group will not be able to see posts.  The page is also moderated to prevent inappropriate or offensive posts.

Frozen Pipes
Now that the cold weather is on us, make sure you have winterized your water pipes.  Turn off water to outside spigots, remove the hoses, drain and store them for the winter.  Familiarize yourself with the location of the water shutoffs in your home in the case of an emergency.  If your property is a part-time getaway, consider calling Town Hall to have your water shut off for the winter, especially if you are not heating your property.

If you experience an emergency involving the Town’s water lines, call 410-257-2230.  After business hours, you will be routed to an emergency line.  But please remember that frozen water pipes within your home or your connection to the Town water main is not a Town emergency, and you should contact a plumber.

Planning & Zoning Vacancies
The Town of Chesapeake Beach Planning & Zoning Commission is currently seeking new members. If you are interested in serving our community in this capacity, please deliver your bio / resume to the Town Clerk, Ms. Sharon Humm. You may email the document to shumm@chesapeakebeachmd.gov or stop by Town Hall. Members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Town Council.

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CAASA Forum

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Substance Abuse Community Forum

The Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse coalition is hosting a Community Forum on November 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the College of Southern Maryland.  The event will provide the community with an opportunity to learn what is being done to address the opioid abuse and overdose issue in the county and state.

Lt. Governor Rutherford has been invited to speak.  Others who have expressed an interest in speaking on the topic are Sheriff Mike Evans, Health Department, Adult Drug Court representative, Calvert Memorial Hospital, Calvert County Public Schools, Calvert County Health Department, and Maryland State Police, Barrack “U”.

Chesapeake Beach has some of the highest opioid overdose and fatality rates in Calvert County.  This is a perfect opportunity for our citizens to come out and learn about the details of the epidemic, the different ways it is effecting the community, and how each individual organization is coming together to tackle the problem.

Kristen DePhillip
Board President, Calvert Alliance Against Substance Abuse

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New Parking Permits

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As most of you know, the CSHOA Board of Directors asks residents of Chesapeake Station to display a parking sticker on each vehicle regularly parked in the development. In the past, these stickers were in blue lettering on a yellow background and applied with a long-lasting adhesive backing.

The Board has recently changed the sticker design to a more subtle and user-friendly blue/clear removable windshield decal. These are now available to all residents. If you have a sticker in the old style you do not need to change it but if you would like the new decals, contact Elizabeth Henderson at 410-257-1736 or eahenderson@mac.com

newparkingsticker

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Holiday Parade

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Tenth Annual Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade

On December 3rd, the merchants and communities of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach will again hold an annual Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade.  This year’s theme is “Your Favorite Holiday Memory.”

The organizers have graciously invited the Chesapeake Station HOA to participate by representing our community with a float (decorated truck or convertible) and/or as a walking group.  If you are interested in participating in this event either to help construct a float and/or as a walker, please contact Cathy Diggle, our CSHOA Social Committee Chairperson, by November 7 at mcdiggle@msn.com

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Town Candidate Forums

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Are you a Chesapeake Beach resident eligible to vote in Town Elections?  Then you should know about two forums to be held by the League of Women Voters for Mayor and Town Council candidates.  The forums will take place on Thursday evening, November 3, 2016, from 7:00 PM until approximately 9:00 PM, at the Northeast Community Center, Chesapeake Beach, MD.

Mayoral and Council candidates will be available to meet individually with citizens between 6:30 and 7:00. The forums begin at 7:00.  The forum of Mayoral candidates will be first, followed by the forum of Town Council candidates.

If you aren’t sure about your eligibility to vote, see our previous post at https://chesapeakestationhoa.org/town-elections/

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CSHOA Octoberfest Reminder

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Plan now to come to the double driveways on Denzel Ct. for Chesapeake Station’s annual October Fest on October 15th beginning at 2PM. We will have bratwurst, sausages, hot dogs, soda, apple cider and of course, beer! You need to bring a side dish and your own chair, but not your pets, please.

We are also in need of another grill and some grill masters!  If you’d like to volunteer, contact Cathy Diggle at mcdiggle@msn.com.

Join your neighbors for fun, food and music.

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Town Candidate Meet&Greet

Get Out and Vote!

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Get to Know the 2016 Chesapeake Beach Mayoral and Town Council Candidates

When: Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Northeast Community Center (mini-gym), Chesapeake Beach, MD

What: An informal open door meet-and-greet will be held for all Town residents to provide an opportunity to get to know and learn more about the candidates in our Town election. Candidates will have individual tables to allow for informal one-on-one or small group conversations with the public on any topic of interest.

To maximize the public’s opportunity to engage candidates, there will be no formal addresses to the assembly by the candidates.  All candidates will be equally available to residents throughout the duration of the event.

All candidates were invited.  As of October 11th, nine of eleven candidates have confirmed attendance.  All residents are highly encouraged to take part in the event to meet the candidates and learn more about your future local government leaders.

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2016-17 CSHOA Officers and Committee Chairs

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Officers
President – Keith Pardieck
Vice President – Elizabeth Henderson
Secretary – Paul Doherty
Treasurer – Roland Schlehuber
Member at Large – Warren LaHeist

Committee Chairs
Grounds – Bill Leebel
Architecture – Penny Schmidt
Beach – Ed Solkowski
Social – Cathy Diggle
Commodore – David Ferguson

Upcoming community dates and events
October 3, 2016 CSHOA Board of Directors Meeting
October 15, 2016 OCTOBERFEST

From Town of Chesapeake Beach
Are you Registered to Vote in Town Election?  See here for more information.

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Town Elections

Everything you want or need to know about voting in Chesapeake Beach

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Town Election – 8 November 2016

Mayor and Town Council
Polling Place: Northeast Community Center, Room B. Time: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Are you Registered to Vote in Town Election?
If registered in Maryland Universal Registration System with Town of Chesapeake Beach Address, the answer is Yes.  If not registered, you must register by 18 October 2016 to vote in 8 November election.

Not Sure if you are Registered?
Go to: https://voterservices.elections.state.md.us/votersearch
Type in first name, last name, date of birth and zip code then select “Search”

How to Register in Maryland Universal Registration System
Go to Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) or
Go to Website:https://voterservices.elections.state.md.us/OnlineVoterRegistration/InstructionsStep1 or Mail application to Calvert County Board of Elections (form at Town Hall)

How to Register on “Town Only” Registry
Submit/mail Registration form to Town Clerk (form available at Town Hall, “soon”).  Note: only use if not registered in Maryland Universal Registration System

Submit Absentee Ballot Application for Town Election
Submit/Mail Absentee Ballot Application to Town Board of Elections from now until 1 November 2016. (form available at Town Hall, “soon”).
Late Application form accepted in person (voter or voter authorized agent) from 2 November 2016 through closing of polls on 8 November 2016 (form available at Town Hall, “soon”).

Absentee Ballots
Printed ballots will not be back from printer until end of September 2016. Once available, with approved application, they will be mailed to voter or available for pick at Town Hall based on selection in application.

For More information, please contact Sharon Humm, Town Clerk at 410-257-2230 or email shumm@chesapeakebeachmd.gov.

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Rod&Reel Pile Driving

Rod and Reel Test Pile Driving

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