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Update on Board Action Regarding Right-of-Way Mowing

Friday, February 1, 2013

At the January Board meeting, the Board (by a vote of 4 to 1) voted to eliminate mowing on Village rights-of-way located between the sidewalk and curb except for the area along Connecticut Avenue (which is a large State right-of-way, including a large area with double sidewalks along part of Connecticut Ave.

The Board action followed a report from the Village staff and a review of resident feedback in response to cover articles in the December and January issues of the Crier, a homepage feature on the Village website, and weekly blast emails since early
December soliciting community feedback on the potential elimination of the right-of-way mowing service. The responses received ran more than 80% in favor of eliminating right-of-way mowing, which would save the Village about $14,000 per year.

At the March meeting the Board will consider amendments to the Village Code to implement this decision. A copy of the proposed amendments will be posted to the Village website well in advance of the meeting. Any residents with questions should contact Michael Younes at the Village office (michael.younes@montgomerycountymd.gov).