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October 2016 Crier Now Available On-Line

The October 2016 edition of the Crier is now available on-line. Please click here to access the full edition of the October Crier.

The Week Ahead: October 2-8

“The Week Ahead” will outline upcoming dates, times and locations of various Village and Community Meetings and Events. Remember to check the Village website calendar by clicking on the below link for a look at the week ahead and beyond.

Click here to view the full Chevy Chase Village Calendar of Meetings and Community Events

Saturday, October 8, 2016:

  • 11:00-1:00 p.m.: The Seniors Committee will be showing the movie, “An American in Paris”, starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron and Oscar Levant. Most of you have seen this love story with music by the great George Gershwin, but it is a classic that can be enjoyed again and again, lifting our spirits with the great dancing and singing. Please come and bring your friends and neighbors. As usual we will have refreshments.

For additional information on any of the meetings and events listed above, please contact Village Community Liaison/Administrative Assistant Ms. Melissa Wiak via e-mail at

Voter Registration Deadline for November Election is October 18, 2016

Montgomery County citizens who wish to vote in the 2016 Presidential General Election need to complete and submit their voter registration application no later than Tuesday, October 18, 2016, by 9 PM.

Are you registered to vote? Is your voter registration up to date? Is your current address reflected in your voter registration or make any other changes to your voter registration? Make sure you update your registration prior to October 18, 2016, so you are ready to vote.

Registering to vote requires that you are a US citizen, live in Montgomery County, Maryland, and be at least 18 years of age on or before November 8, 2016.

Visit: www. to confirm that your registration is up to date.

Download a voter registration application at to mail to the Board of Elections.

You may also call 240-777-VOTE to verify your voter registration using the automated phone system or visit the office at 18753 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 210, in Gaithersburg. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
Voter registration applications are also available at county libraries, regional service centers, all offices of the Montgomery County Health and Human Services, the State of Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles, and US Post Offices.

Mailed voter registration applications must be postmarked October 18, 2016. Please note, first class mail takes about 5 days to be delivered but it will be processed in time for the November 8, 2016 Election Day.

For more information on voter registration, call 240-777-VOTE, visit, the Maryland State Board of Elections’ website at, or follow the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Facebook or Twitter.

The deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot must be received by 11:59 PM on November 1, 2016.

To get an absentee voting application, go to:

Early voting begins October 27, 2016 through November 3, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Visit website for locations and wait times.


CHANGE OF DATE: The Fall Social

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Fall Social has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 16, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Village Hall.


Fall 2016 Flu Clinic

Chevy Chase Village will host its annual Flu Clinic this Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. Please call (301)-654-7300 or e-mail to register.

Planning Board Approves Redevelopment Plans for The Collection Chevy Chase

On September 8, the Montgomery County Planning Board considered The Chevy Chase Land Company’s proposed plans to redevelop The Collection Chevy Chase (formerly referred to as Chevy Chase Center).  

Chevy Chase Village Board Chair Mr. Michael Denger testified on behalf of the Village and he expressed appreciation for the Land Company’s willingness to work with the community and to modify aspects of the plans to address concerns expressed by the Village regarding pedestrian and vehicular navigation and safety. Consistent with the Village’s statement, submitted for the record on August 4, 2016, Mr. Denger also testified that the Village continues to have concerns regarding the lack of a final parking management plan for the property as well as the potential need for an additional speed hump at the south end of the property (just south of the entrance/exit to the Buffer) should the Land Company not complete the proposed traffic roundabout on Montgomery Street.

In response to these concerns, the Planning Board approved the proposed plans for the property, conditioned upon the Planning Staff’s approval of the final speed hump locations prior to the Department of Permitting Services’ issuance of the applicable permits.

Copies of the Planning Board’s Resolutions including the detailed conditions list is available on the Village website by clicking “Chevy Chase Center Redevelopment” under the Quick Links section on the left side of the homepage.

The Village Board thanks the many residents who attended the initial information meeting in May as well as the final position meeting in August, responded to the questionnaire, and provided questions, comments and general feedback regarding the proposed plans; all of which helped to inform the Board’s position and testimony to the Planning Board.

Household Recycling Program

The Village’s contractor collects recyclable metals, plastics, glass and mixed paper every Wednesday from households west of Connecticut Avenue and every Thursday from households east of Connecticut Avenue.  As with household refuse, recycling is collected from the rear of the premises; residents are not permitted to leave trash nor recycling receptacles at the curbside.
The Village participates in a “single-stream” recycling program, meaning that all recyclables can be commingled and placed in the Green recycling toters (if you have not yet received a toter, please email to request delivery). (Recycling materials must not be placed in plastic bags.)

Commingled Glass, Metal and Plastics

  • Glass:  All jars and bottles (all colors).
  • Metal:  All aluminum and steel food and beverage cans and aluminum foil products such as balled foil wraps, and foil cookware. Please empty and rinse cans and foil products.
  • Plastics: All plastic bottles can be recycled.  Please empty and rinse bottles and discard the caps.

Mixed Paper

  • Newspaper and all advertising inserts
  • Magazines and glossy paper products, mail order catalogs, etc.
  • Cardboard: cereal boxes, packing boxes, etc. (Please flatten large cardboard boxes and set with/beside the bin)
  • Telephone books, paperback books and
  • Plain paper; unwanted mail; computer paper

All non-recyclable materials should be placed in the regular trash.

To discard of bulk items that are less than 100 pounds, please contact the Village’s 24-hour Communications Center at (301) 654-7300 to schedule a special pick-up.  Special pick-ups are collected every Wednesday by our in-house Public Works Department. Requests for pick-up must be received by 2:00 p.m. on the immediately preceding Tuesday.

Annual Leaf Collection

The Public Works Department’s yearly leaf collection effort will begin toward the middle of October and will continue as often as needed through December.

Each week, the leaf truck on the west side of the Village will begin on West Melrose Street and work south ending on Western Avenue; and the leaf truck on the east side will begin on East Irving Street working north and ending on Quincy Street.

Residents on Bradley Lane are required to bag their leaves before placing them at the roadside. Bradley Lane leaf bags will be collected throughout the week, as part of your normal yard waste collections. If you bag your leaves, they must be placed in paper bags. Public Works will not pick up leaves that have been bagged in plastic.

Residents and their lawn care contractors are asked to rake their leaves as close to the curb as possible without putting them in the roadway gutter. Please inform your landscape crews of this requirement. Should it rain, leaves piled in the gutter will dam the water causing it to pond. Please avoid boxing in piles of leaves between cars both for easier accessibility for the collection crews and safety for your vehicles.

Sticks and other sharp tree and garden debris should be left loose and placed in separate piles from leaves. Sharp debris can tear the leaf collection hoses or dull the blades, resulting in downtime for the machine to allow for repairs to the vacuum machinery that can cause delays in the schedule.

Leaves on each block in the Village should be collected once per week. Schedule updates will be circulated through the Village’s weekly blast emails.


Food Drive: October - December in the Village Hall

For the fourth year in a row, Chevy Chase Village will partner with the Manna Food Center, the largest food bank in Montgomery County. Over the past 33 years, Manna has distributed 47.3 million pounds of food to more than 2.7 million individuals in need of food assistance. Manna serves approximately 3,700 individuals monthly totaling 11,000 unduplicated households each year. The services of Manna ensure that 21,000 adults and 15,000 children who are experiencing poverty, hunger, and food insecurity will receive essential food supports to help them break the cycle of hunger and food insecurity.

What can you do? We will have a food drop-off at the Village Hall beginning in October through December. When attending Village events (classes, Board Meetings, Fall Social, Halloween Party, Holiday Party…), residents are asked to bring an item to add to the box. Here are some ideas: peanut butter, tuna fish, beans, oatmeal, mac and cheese, pasta, baby food, and shelf-stable milk. 


New Traffic Pattern Will Ease Congestion on MD 355 in Bethesda

UPDATE: Rain on Thursday night (September 29) has led to a rescheduling of work necessary to activate the new left turn signal on MD 355 (Rockville Pike) at Jones Bridge Road. Weather permitting, the work will performed overnight, Monday October 3 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. making the new signal active for afternoon rush hour between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4. SHA will also conduct outreach regarding the change. Electronic message boards near the work zone alerting motorists of the new traffic pattern have been changed to reflect this new date.

Currently, the southbound traffic pattern at Jones Bridge Road includes three through travel lanes and one dedicated left turn lane. The upgraded signal adds a fiber optic sign over the third through lane. On weekends and weekdays between 6 p.m. and 3 p.m., drivers traveling southbound on MD 355 will use the three through travel lanes and one left turn lane, as currently designed.

During the afternoon rush hours between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. the overhead sign will display a left turn only arrow, to indicate that the lane should be treated as a left-turn only lane. The traffic signal enhancement is part of intersection projects associated with BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) improvements in Montgomery County.

Those who have questions about this project may contact the SHA District 3 Traffic Office at 301-513-7409 or by e-mail at Drivers should remain alert and look out for other drivers and pedestrians traveling in the intersection.

Restrictions on Power Landscape Equipment

Throughout the fall 2016 leaf collection season, residents are reminded that the Village has limited hours during which landscape power equipment can be operated.  

Power landscape equipment is permitted only:
Weekdays between 8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Weekends & Holidays between 9:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

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