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Stewart Cumbo and Martin O'Malley Governors Citation

Stewart Cumbo President of Beach Trolley Association, Inc.


Results You Can See -- Working to Make Chesapeake Beach  The Best Small Town in Maryland
  • In 2014 prevented exorbitant sewer and water rate increases and established a “Sustainable & Equitable” utility rate structure
  • Instrumental in the installation of the high quality audio/visual system in council chambers
  • Continue working with state and local legislators to promote and pass legislative initiatives and priorities beneficial to municipalities
  • Instrumental in the development of In-Service Training for Town Staff Department Heads. Ascertained subject matter instructors and initiated training in the following: FLSA – Fair Labor Standards Act; Wrongful Termination and Anti-Discrimination; Harassment In The Work Place; Town of Chesapeake Beach – Town Code Chapter 50 – Personnel Policies; Risk Management at the Water Park
  • Member of the Legislative Committee of the Maryland Municipal League
  • Member of the National League of Cities (NLC) Public Safety and Crime Prevention - Policy and Advocacy Committee
  • Member of the Board of Directors - Calvert County Library Foundation
  • Instrumental in the state approval and funding for the replacement of the Fishing Creek Bridge
  • Town infrastructure improvements
  • Instrumental in the town’s participation in the Maryland Municipal League Convention “Municipal Main Street” showcasing the Town of Chesapeake Beach
  • Instrumental in the Kellam's Field upgrades which included new bleachers and scoreboard
  • Supported implementation of data driven approaches to crime and traffic safety
  • Supported the addition of K-9 to the Police Beach Detachment
  • Supported a Police Detective full time assigned to the Beach Detachment
  • Supported position of a Police Lieutenant to head-up Beach Detachment
  • Supported a town grant to support the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department
  • Supported creation of the Chesapeake Beach Oyster Cultivation Society
  • Instrumental in the town’s training and coordination with the County Emergency Operations Center and Division of Emergency Management and Safety
  • Supported codification of the town code and made it available on-line through the town’s website
  • Participated, assisted and involved in working towards meeting the requirements of recognition for the Town of Chesapeake Beach as a “Banner City” for the 5th consecutive year.
  • Instrumental in making significant improvements in the general maintenance, cleanliness and overall operation of the town water park
  • Developed a protocol for communication and notification to town council, residents, state and county government for emergency notifications and alerts
  • Town Hall Renovation (Chairman)
    New Office Space, Conference Room and Meeting Room
    Glass Atrium
    Hearing Impaired Assistance
    Completely Handicapped Accessible
    Upgraded Information Technology
    NO PUBLIC DEBT INCURRED TO ACCOMPLISH RENOVATIONS
  • Water Plant for Richfield Station (Chairman)
    350,000 Gallon Tank
    500 GPM Well
    24 Hour Reserve Capacity in Tank
    (Worked with Community to Site Tank)
  • Tot Lot
    Help Secure $140,000 in Grants
    Built New Playground
  • Kellam’s Field -  Recreational Complex:
    Field Improvements, Lighted Multi-Purpose Playing Fields
    Snack Bar, Restrooms, Storage Building, Press Box, Field Improvements, New Pavilions and Irrigation System for Ball Fields
  • Transportation Funding
    Help Secure $6.6 Million in Transportation Improvements:
    $5 Million for Streetscape
    $1.6 Million Historic Hiker- Biker Railway Trail
  • Veteran’s Park
    Dedicated September 15, 2001
    Rededicated Additional Memorials for Five
    Branches of Armed Forces, Police, Fire and EMS First Responders (Chairman)
  • Shellfish Holding Tank—Met State and Federal Regulations for Emergency 24 hour storage for prevention of sewer overflow
  • Water and Sewer Master Plan for Town
    (Complete system mapped on Disk)
  • Governor’s Award of Excellence for Wastewater Treatment Facility
    (Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removal well below State Mandate Levels)
  • Since Hurricane Isabel:
    Emergency Generators for all Sewer Pump
    Stations, Wells and Town Hall
    Emergency Preparedness Committee (Chair)
    Reverse 911
  • Continue to Maintain and Improve Town Asphalt Streets
    and Town Sidewalks
  • Strengthened Resident Deputy Sheriff Program
  • Restructured Town Debt Yielding Savings In Excess of $650,000
  • Refinanced Bonds for Lower Interest Rates
  • Lowered Property Tax Rate. (In Fact, Tax Rate
    has been lowered 10 Times over the Past Four Terms)
  • Bayfront Park
    Dedicated Park and Boardwalk to Mildred Finlon
    Asphalt Drive all the way to the Beach
  • WaterPark
    Celebrated 20th Season of Operation and  accommodated over 1 MILLION Visitors since Park opened in 1995
  • Established and Chairman of the Water Park Advisory Committee: Lead Improvements to the Water Park including Design and Implementation of the New Snack Bar, Storage, Structural Improvements, Management and Training Requirements (Increased Revenue to the Town)
  • Established Standards for Victorian Street Signs and Street Lights to Maintain “Small Town” Character
  • Sought and Procured New Safety Equipment for Town Public Works Crew
  • Improved “Gold Plated Service” for our Citizens
  • Maintained the Lowest Water/Sewer User Fees in the Region
  • CiviCall Computerized Citizen Complaint Software to Track, Monitor and Disposition Citizen Complainants
  • Past President, Beach Trolley Association, Inc.
  • Instrumental in the Town of Chesapeake Beach  receiving MML’s “Banner City Award
  • Maintaining Public Access to the Bay
  • Scanning Town Documents to Reduce Town’s Paper Load and Easy/ Searchable Access to Town Documents
  • Town Security Camera Systems Installed
  • Opening of the Town’s Railway Hiker / Biker Train
  • Town Taking Over Control and Operations of the Waste Water Treatment Plant from Calvert County.                         (The Town will no longer pay Calvert County an Administrative Fee. At a cost savings that can be put back into the Town’s  Annual Budget)
  • The Waste water Treatment Plant passed all testing requirements from the EPA and MDE including the Study 31, Bio-monitoring, and the Chemical Analysis on the plant’s Effluent discharge into the Bay.
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades which include Significant Maintenance Improvements and  Readied new ENR upgrade project.
  • Approved Design and Building for the Town’s SCADA System – on-line wastewater, storm water and rain gauge monitoring system
  • Richfield Station-Sansbury Drive Traffic Calming Project
  • Comprehensive Plan preparation
  • Fought to stop significant water and sewer rate increases and ultimately in the 2017 budget, reduced water rates by 5 cents and sewer rates by 5 cents. 
  • Initiated a Town Notification and Alert System (Phone, Text and e-mail) to town residents through the Calvert County Everbridge System.