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Board of Managers Election

Four Board seats will be up for election this spring.  The current Board members whose terms are expiring in June are Gary Crockett, Minh Le, Richard Ruda and David Winstead.
Any Village resident may run for a seat on the Board provided he/she is a qualified voter in Montgomery County, has resided in Chevy Chase Village for at least one year prior to the election and files the required Certificate of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement in proper form. Note that the Certificate of Candidacy was only introduced last year.  Board members serve two-year, staggered terms.  If the number of qualified candidates equals the number of available seats, the candidates will be declared elected at the Annual Meeting on Monday, April 17, 2017 (the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.).  If the number of candidates exceeds the number of available seats, a contested election will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017.
The Village Election Supervisors oversee Village elections, including receiving nominations to serve on the Board of Managers.  Residents interested in running for a seat should please contact Election Supervisors Chair Charlotte Jones-Carroll by email at so that the Elections Supervisors can begin to plan for the election.    
To qualify as a candidate, an individual, including sitting Board members, must submit to the Village office a completed Certificate of Candidacy along with a Financial Disclosure Statement, at any time after February 6 (90 days prior to Election Day), but by no later than April 6 (30 days prior to Election Day). Upon receiving both completed forms, the Village Manager will submit the Financial Disclosure Statement to the Village Ethics Commission, which will review the form within ten days of filing for compliance with the provisions of the Public Ethics Code.  Please note, however, that candidates are not certified to appear on the ballot until the Certificate of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement have been reviewed and determined to be filed in proper form. Forms are available in the Village office or by email request to the Village Manager Shana Davis-Cook at  For more information regarding Board elections, please visit the dedicated page on the Village’s website by clicking on “Board of Managers Elections” under Quick Links on the homepage. 

Holiday Office Closure and Refuse/Recycling Schedule

The Village Administrative Office and Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. As a reminder, the Communications Center and Police Department are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Due to the Holiday, Refuse/Recycling collection will slide one day. For example if you normal collection is Thursday, your collection will take place on Friday.

Click here for the full Refuse/Recycling schedule.

2017 Trash and Recycling - Holiday Schedule
Snow Shovel

Remember to be Neighborly - Snow/Ice Removal from Sidewalks

Residents are responsible for clearing all snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of or abutting their property within the first forty-eight (48) hours after the cessation of falling snow.

Residents who occupy corner lots are responsible for the sidewalk in front of and on the side of their property. If you need assistance with clearing snow/ice from your sidewalk please contact the Village office to obtain a copy of the Village Teen List.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - January 16, 2017

On January 16, in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Montgomery County will host Day of Service activities at several sites throughout the County. This annual event, organized by the Montgomery County Volunteer Center and partner agencies, will feature a wide variety of coordinated family friendly service projects at locations across the County, providing residents of all ages with simple ways to help our community.

Some of the projects available include packaging food for the hungry; making dog toys for the animal shelter; creating blankets for hospices; and crafting appreciation cards for military troops. Locations, times and registration information can be found at

"In November, one thousand County residents braved cold weather at a rally in Silver Spring to Stand Up for the Montgomery Way and reaffirm the values of diversity, inclusion, and respect for all that have made Montgomery County special," said County Executive Ike Leggett. "It is not enough to vote. It is not enough to attend a rally. The best way to stand up for the Montgomery way is to roll up our sleeves and help our neighbors in need. Service is the way we can move closer to Dr. King's ideal of the Beloved Community."

Ways to get active - 

  • Come to the Volunteer Fair & Service Projects planned at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center on MLK Day or one of the other sites. See details and sign up at
  • Individuals and groups can get together and plan a collection drive. (Visit and use the keyword "collection" in the search box and see options to plan a drive for winter clothing, sports equipment, food and more.)
  • School and neighborhood groups can organize a park cleanup. Montgomery Parks will have projects planned for MLK Day and many other dates, 
  • Businesses looking for ways to make a difference in the community can join the Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County,
  • Faith congregations could plan a community gathering with an interfaith dialog and sign up to receive the enews from the Faith Community Advisory Council.

To further the aim of creating Dr. King's ideal of the Beloved Community by encouraging others to get involved, the Volunteer Center urges you to share details about your MLK Day events and your pledges to serve. Use #MLKMontCo on social media and online postings to keep the community up to date about the many local activities and volunteer opportunities focused on service and inspiring us in the spirit of inclusiveness.

Residents Invited to Participate in Live Online Discussion with
County Executive Ike Leggett

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will hold a “virtual” town hall meeting on Wednesday, January 18 from 1 to 2 p.m. County residents may submit questions to the County Executive before and during the chat at Live Discussion with Ike Leggett.

Questions and answers will be posted both during and after the chat.
For more information, call the Office of Public Information at 240-777-6507.

Leggett to Hold FY18 Operating Budget Forums on January 18 and January 25; Residents Feedback Crucial in Determining Budget Priorities

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding FY18 budget forums for public input on Wednesday, January 18 and Wednesday, January 25. The forums will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“Public forums are the residents’ opportunity to let me know what is important to them as I prepare next year’s operating budget for submission to the County Council on March 15,” said County Executive Leggett. “Input from residents for the FY18 budget is crucial in helping me determine the County’s budget priorities.” 

  • The January 18 forum will be held at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center, located at 2004 Queensgard Road, Silver Spring.
  • The January 25 forum will take place at the Sliver Spring Regional Services Center located at One Veterans Place.

The County Executive will announce his Recommended FY18 Operating Budget on March 15. The County Council then provides its input and gives final approval of the operating budget at the end of May.

Join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY18 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MontCoFY18budgetforum.
Sign language interpreter service will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If sign language service or other aids are needed to participate in this event, call 240-777-6507, TTY 240-773-3556 or email a request to

Tree Planting Article Link

Proposed 2017 Spring Public Right-of-Way and Park Tree Planting

DEAR VILLAGE RESIDENT: In keeping with the Village’s adopted policy, the Village anticipates planting 45 trees this coming spring. Please review the proposed list of sites under consideration for planting in Village rights-of-way by clicking on the image of the tree to the right. The list has been prepared by the Tree Committee in consultation with the Village Arborist.

Should you have request for a different species, or if you have questions or concerns or would like to propose an additional site, please submit them in writing to the Village office, c/o Tree Committee at by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 including your name, address and telephone number. A member of the Tree Committee will contact you to discuss the matter.

In selecting tree species, an effort has been made to emphasize native species and, where there are power lines, to plant trees that will not exceed 35’ when mature. Preferred species may in some cases prove not to be available and all listed sites are unlikely to be planted this spring. In these cases, the Tree Committee will contact the owner of the adjacent property to review alternatives. 

Are You Prepared?

As we saw last season during the record Blizzard of 2016 and as gear up for the upcoming winter season, the Village reminds residents that it is important to be prepared. In order the assist residents in their preparedness, the Village in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) offer a number of helpful tools, plans and free alerts to assist and keep you informed.


Village Website and Blast Email System – Have you signed up for the Village’s blast email system? This is primary electronic method of communication with you. The Village has 2 email lists you can sign-up for:

Urgent News Alert – include messages such as criminal activity, neighborhood disruptions such as water main breaks, power outages and road closures and major weather events.

General News Alerts – include messages about Board and committee meetings, community events, changes in public services such as refuse/recycling collection schedules and upcoming road closures.

To sign-up for the blast email system visit the Village website at and click on the tablet icon at the top of the Village’s homepage.

Alert Montgomery – Alert Montgomery is the office emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During major crisis, emergency or severe weather events, Montgomery County officials will send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your devices. To sign-up for Alert Montgomery please visit the OEMHS website and click on the “Alert Montgomery” link at the top of the page.


Family and Community Preparedness Information – Emergencies can take many form and occur with or without warning. By taking a few simple steps now, you can ensure that you, your family and your community are better prepared to handle emergencies. To assist in your family planning please visit the Village’s emergency preparedness page, for helpful tools and links. Another important tool the Village has to assist you in your preparedness efforts is to always request a House Check when you are out town and ensure that your emergency contacts are up to date with the Village office.


For additional information please visit the Village’s website at and click on the “Are you prepared? – Emergency Preparedness Tips” link listed in the Quick Links on the homepage.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Disposal

As part of the regular yard debris pick-up Public Works staff will collect trees, natural wreath and garlands left at the curbside. Please remove all ornaments and lighting. The trees are recycled into mulch and any wires left on the trees will damage the chipping equipment. Wire-framed wreaths and wire-strung garland should be disposed of in the regular trash.

Did You Know?

  • If you are thinking of starting a renovation, building, or landscape project, please be sure to contact the Village office for information as to what permits may be required. There are County and Village building regulations that may apply. 
    Please e-mail the Permitting and Code Enforcement Coordinator, Ellen Sands at or call       (301) 654-7300.
  • The Village Public Works Department is responsible for snow removal from all Village streets, except Brookville Road and Connecticut Avenue, which are maintained by the State. In the event of heavy snow, sleet, or freezing rain, the Village crew will plow the streets clear of snow and will treat the pavement with abrasives to allow for safe passage.
  • As mandated by the Village Code (Section 25-7), residents are required to remove and clear away all snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of or abutting their property within the first 48 hours after the cessation of falling snow, sleet, or freezing rain, except sidewalks along Brookville Road and Connecticut Avenue, which are cleared by Public Works personnel.

Emergency Contact Sheet

Chevy Chase Village Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-654-7300

Montgomery County Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Dept
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222


Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)

Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662

Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission


Emergency - 301-206-4002

Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas


Emergency - 703-750-1400

Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast - 800-934-6489

Verizon - 800-837-4966

**A cut out sheet is also located on page two of the January 2017 Crier.

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