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Calvert Shores

On Tuesday, July 11, the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a public hearing to consider and receive comments regarding the request for referendum to create a new municipality known as Calvert Shores in Lusby, Maryland. View the public hearing recording here.

The proposed municipality encompasses most of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates along with additional areas to the northwest. Details on the proposal are available on the Calvert Shores organizing committee website at www.calvertshores.org.

Additional FAQs are available here.


Public Comment


At the July 11 public hearing, the BOCC voted to hold the record open for public comment for two weeks. Those who wish to comment on the proposal may:

Comments must be received by midnight Tuesday, July 25.


Project Timeline

  • Jan. 4, 2016 – Calvert Shores petitions BOCC
  • Feb. 3, 2016 – Calvert Shores public meeting
  • April 26, 2016 – Calvert Shores Fiscal Impact Study complete
  • June 21, 2016 – BOCC rejected referendum request for municipality; provided option to request public hearing if the organizing committee received on or before Sept. 19, 2016, signatures of at least 25 percent of the assessed valuation of real property of the area
  • Aug. 22, 2016 – Letter requesting BOCC hold the required public hearing
  • Sept. 19, 2016 – Staff memo notifying BOCC that requirements were met for public hearing
  • February and April 2017 – Met with organizing committee to review plans for public hearing
  • June 21, 2017 – Public hearing advertisements placed
  • July 10, 2017 – Informational open house
  • July 11, 2017 – Informational open house and public hearing


Additional Details


On Tuesday, March 15, 2016, the Calvert Shores Municipality Organizing Committee submitted the following report to the Board of County Commissioners:

Issues Related to the Proposed Incorporation of the City of Calvert Shores - A Report to the Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County

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On Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the Calvert Shores Municipality Organizing Committee submitted the following reports to the Board of County Commissioners:

Proposed Charter for Calvert Shores - Volume I

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Proposed Charter and Financial-Impact Analysis for the City of Calvert Shores - Volume II: Fiscal-Impact Analysis

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*To learn more about the proposed Calvert Shores Municipality, visit their website at: http://calvertshores.org/

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