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103rd Annual Meeting of Chevy Chase Village: Monday April 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall 

The Chevy Chase Village Annual Meeting will be held Monday, April 17 at 
7:30 p.m.
, with light refreshments served at 7:00 p.m.

The Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity to get caught-up on issues affecting the Village. Residents who have moved into the Village during the past year are especially encouraged to attend to see their Village government in action, and to meet Village Committee/Commission members and elected officials. 

Committee/Commission Chairs and representatives will provide reports of their Committee/Commission’s activities over the past year. Also at the Annual Meeting, the Board will adopt the operating budget for FY 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) and will set the real estate and personal property tax rates for the same period.
The Chair of the Elections Supervisors will make a report regarding this year’s election.

All residents are invited to join the Board in recapping the past year’s events and accomplishments and to discuss the Village’s goals in the upcoming year. 

Click here to view the agenda.

Community Relations Committee - Speaker Series

Thursday, April 20 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 
Tamara Gould, Documentary Film Producer

Documentaries and the Future of
Public Television in America

“As public media’s leading incubator and presenter of independent film, Independent Television Service (ITVS) is driven by the conviction that bold storytelling builds a more just society.” ITVS is the creator of hundreds of PBS documentaries seen on Independent Lens, POV, FRONTLINE, American Masters and more.

Please join Tamara Gould, Senior Vice President, National Productions and Strategic Partnerships at ITVS, as the kick off speaker for the new Chevy Chase Village Speaker Series, brought to you by the Community Relations Committee on Thursday, April 20 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

 - Michael Marsh, Chair and Lance Patterson, Vice Chair

Community Relations Committee

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, April 19, 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

Prescription Take Back Day

Got Drugs?

County-wide Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Bring unused or expired prescription medications and over-the-counter Medications (do not bring liquids). The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Click the picture to get location information. 


Montgomery Parks to Present Updates to Planning Board
Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan
Thursday, April 20, 2017
2017 PROS Plan Working Draft Update
Thursday April 27, 2017
Montgomery Regional Office (MRO) 8787 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD

Montgomery Parks staff will be presenting updates to the Planning Board on two current park plans;

  • Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan l Thursday, April 20, 2017*
  • 2017 PROS Plan Working Draft Update l Thursday April 27, 2017*

*Visit the Montgomery Planning Board Agenda web page as dates and times are subject to change.
Parks staff will present updates and preliminary findings. These plans are a part of the Parks and Recreation of the Future: Voice Your Vision campaign, seeking public input on improving the Parks system.  Additional information about the plans, schedules and how to contribute to the plans is available at


Proposed Brookville Road Park Improvements

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers will convene a second Public Hearing during its regular meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017 regarding proposed plans for the Brookville Road Park (the initial hearing was held during the Board’s meeting on April 10, 2017).  The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.

The Village’s landscape architect Ms. Lila Fendrick and Village staff presented draft plans for Brookville Road Park to the Village Board in March.  The proposed plan (which has been revised in response to feedback received during the November 14, 2016 Public Hearing) provides both an open space for the general public’s use as well as a fully-enclosed fenced area for unleashed dogs.  The proposed plans along with a memo from the Village Manager, and Village staff’s recommended policy, rules and recommendations for the proposed dog exercise area, are available on the Village website under the Brookville Road Park page (see the link under Quick Links on the homepage).  The park has been staked to reflect the outline of the proposed dog exercise area so residents can better understand the size and location being proposed.

Residents who are unable to attend the Public Hearing on May 8 may submit written testimony for the record either by e-mail to or directly to the Village office at 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.


May 6, 2017

Presented by Friends of Chevy Chase Circle,  
The National Park Service & Girls Venture Crew 255

On May 6th, from 9am to 1pm, the community is invited to come out for a “pruning party” and help trim the out-sized azalea bushes on Chevy Chase Circle. Jointly sponsored by the Friends of Chevy Chase Circle, the National Park Service and girls’ Venture Crew 255. All will be on hand to help, even those new to pruning. You are encouraged to bring your sun hat and a hand trimmer. Crossing guards will be available to help you safely into the Circle. 

For any questions, please go to

Safety First: Pepco Reminds Customers to Dial 811 Before They Dig

April is National Safe Digging Month
WASHINGTON D.C. (April 6, 2017) – April is National Safe Digging Month and Pepco reminds its customers and all contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. Nationwide, there were nearly 350,000 incidents of damage to an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association that promotes the 811 phone number and safe digging practices.
Striking an underground electric or natural gas pipe can cause serious injury, damages and service interruptions. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811. Installing a mailbox, building a deck, planting a tree and laying a patio are all examples of digging projects where a call to 811 should be one of the first steps.
Pepco manages nearly 7,397 circuit miles of underground electric lines, many of which may cross through residential properties. Properly locating these lines is essential to safely completing a digging job. In addition to Pepco’s lines, there are underground communications cables, water and sewer lines, and other utilities. Even properties that are not served by a particular service may still have utility lines running below ground.
One free call to 811 connects you to Miss Utility, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of your intent to dig. Professional locators are then sent to the requested digging site to mark the locations of underground lines with flags, stakes and/or spray paint. Residents and contractors should call 811 at least three days in advance of starting a project.
Once lines are located, customers and excavators must understand the markings and look for evidence of unmarked lines, such as water and sewer lines on private property. Sewer clean-outs and water valve covers are examples of equipment that can indicate the presence of underground lines.
Pepco joins the Exelon family of utilities in marking National Safe Digging Month, and is a member of the Common Ground Alliance to share best practices to promote safe excavation and lower instances of damage to underground lines.
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Art Shows by Somerset Elementary School Fifth Graders
By Councilmember Barbara Zeughauser (Trent Street)

Lynn Lewis, the art teacher at Somerset Elementary School, has been working with the fifth graders of Somerset Elementary School, on a project entitled: Mother Earth: Micro, Macro and Me, that will be on display at the Somerset Town Hall from March 31 – June 9, 2017.   The Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, from 9a.m. to 4:30p.m.  
The fifth graders explore different perspectives of life on Earth through mix media that connects art with environmental awareness.  Their work entails tooling metal discs for a microscopic view of plant or animal cellular structures.  In addition, they examine an interstellar view of the universe using watercolors to create their own visions, while referring to photographs from the Hubel telescope.   Finally, they superimpose a silhouette of themselves in a setting on Earth where they feel most at peace. 
This exhibit was created in conjunction with the Mother Earth Project, an Instagram movement, founded by Somerset resident and sculptor, Bart Rubenstein.
In order to accommodate all fifth graders, there will be three separate shows and three Opening Celebrations.  The first show will be from March 31 through April 25, with the Opening Celebration on Thursday, April 6, from 6-7p.m.  The second show will be from April 27-May 18, with the Opening Celebration on May 2, from 6-7p.m.  And the last show will be from May 19-June 9, with the Opening Celebration on May 23, from 6-7p.m. 
We hope many of you will take the time to stop by the Somerset Town Hall to see this truly extraordinary exhibit by the children of Somerset Elementary School.  And hopefully many of you will be able to attend one or all of the Opening Celebrations!

RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program Offers Free Tax Preparation 

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center's RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program is providing free tax preparation assistance. This service is available to low-to-moderate income taxpayers who live or work in Montgomery County.
Special attention is given to those age 60 and older.
The Tax-Aide program has more than 100 volunteers who are trained to prepare simple federal and Maryland state tax forms. Taxes are prepared at more than 20 different locations across Montgomery County, and an appointment is required. The program runs during tax season, the second week of February through Tuesday, April 18.
Individuals can learn more specifics and schedule an appointment on-line at or call 240-777-2577.

Tax Return Reminder (MD Form 502)

Revenues received through our residents’ paid income taxes remain the most significant source of Village revenues. We need our residents’ help to ensure that all income tax revenue due to the Village actually gets here. This money goes directly to services benefiting Village residents.  Village residents DO NOT pay any additional income taxes to live in Chevy Chase Village. By law, as a municipality, the Village receives a portion of the tax you pay to Montgomery County. It is very important, however, that the State of Maryland knows to return this revenue to the Village. Consequently, please take special care to mark your tax return as shown below (if filing electronically, there is a character limit, therefore, you may have to use the abbreviation 
Ch Ch Village”). 

Please be aware that MD Form 502 has been updated this year with a separate political subdivision section located under your mailing address.  When you complete your Maryland income tax return, remember to put Chevy Chase Village under “Maryland Political Subdivision” and include 1613 the “4 digit Political Subdivision Code” to ensure the Village receives our share of the state income tax (see below).    

MD502 Form

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.

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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