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Board of Managers Meeting: Monday July 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

The Board of Managers will hold its regular monthly meeting on July 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Please click below to view the agenda and the Board's briefing materials.

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July 2017 Issue of the Crier is now available online

The July 2017 Issue of the Crier is now available online. Click here to view it.

2017 Resident Directory is Now Available!

If you did not pick up your NEW 2017 Resident Directory at the Fourth of July Parade Event you can come by the Hall and get your copy. Limit one per household. 

The Directory contains important information such as the history of the Village; details regarding municipal services; Village government and operations; frequently called numbers; useful code provisions and safety tips. 


National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen communities by encouraging neighborhood residents to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime prevention awareness, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs, and most importantly, send a message that our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  It's also the perfect opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Newlands Park
(Located East of Connecticut Avenue)

Featured Activities:

  • Meet Chevy Chase Village Police Officers
  • Tour a B-CC Rescue Squad ambulance and rescue truck
  • Greet County Firefighters and view Montgomery County fire trucks
  • See our Chevy Chase Village County K-9 demonstration
  • Great giveaways
  • Free food and drink
  • Other Community Safety Information 

*National Night Out Site

Are you Receiving Solicitations to Switch Energy Providers?

Maryland is one of a number of states that have begun to change the regulations in the energy industry to enhance competition among energy providers. Electricity and gas have been “deregulated” and the solicitations many residents report receiving are intended to alert you to expanded energy options. You now have the option to compare prices for your electric and gas providers.

In regulated markets, the utility company owns the entire flow of electricity or gas, from its generation to your meter. The deregulation of energy has divided the utility company monopolies by separating the production of energy from its distribution.  The reorganization of regulated service allows operations and charges to be separated or “unbundled” into generation, transmission, distribution, and other services. This separation is intended to create more competition.

The Maryland Public Service Commission has some helpful information on deregulation if you are considering switching providers. Here is a link to their web site:

Are You Receiving Solicitations to Insure Your Water and Sewer Line?

WSSC is responsible for the maintenance of the water and sewer lines which run through the public right-of-way up to the individual property lines. The sections of pipe that run from the property line to the connections within your home are the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain. Over time, or as a result of intrusions, these pipes can become clogged or damaged and may even need to be replaced. 

WSSC has partnered with a company called Homeserve to provide insurance for repairs and replacement of these portions of pipe, and letters have been mailed to WSSC customers to make you aware of this partnership. Before purchasing this optional insurance coverage through Homeserve or any other provider, check your homeowner’s insurance policy to see if the water and sewer lines—specifically the sections of pipe located between the property line and the exterior wall of the house—are already covered within your policy. If not, you may wish to consider purchasing the additional coverage through Homeserve, or another provider. Here is a link to more information on the WSSC web site at


Before You Leave For Vacation...

If you will be away from home for more than twenty-four hours, contact the Communications Center at (301) 654-7300 to arrange for a house check.  House check requests can also be submitted via the Village’s website at (click on “Police Services” under the “Police” tab).

For added security, the Police Department recommends having mail held at the Post Office by completing PS Form 8076.  In addition, if you expect a package from either UPS or FedEx, please leave a neighbor’s address with the Communications Center so they may receive your packages.

The summertime volume of packages and mail received in the Communications Center often exceeds the limited space available.  Your assistance is appreciated!

Construction Noise

Construction Noise: 
Please adhere to the start/stop times in the Village Code

Recently, Village Police have responded to an increased number of early morning and evening construction noise complaints.  Many residents have ongoing construction projects, and when construction noise occurs at prohibited times, it is not only illegal, it is a nuisance to neighbors.

Residents are encouraged to remind their contractors that the Village noise ordinance prohibits construction noise prior to 8:00 a.m. on weekdays, prior to 9:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays, and after 6:00 p.m. every day.  Violations of the Village noise law are enforced by a civil citation and fine.


County Officials Urge Residents to Take Steps to Protect Against Zika Virus; Reduce Mosquitoes and Get Rid of Breeding Spots

County officials urge residents to take steps to protect themselves and their families against the Zika virus. “As we enter the summer mosquito season, everyone should be vigilant about getting rid of mosquito breeding spots,” said Cindy Edwards, senior administrator for Communicable Disease and Epidemiology with the County’s Department of Health and Human Services.
There have been no confirmed cases of locally acquired Zika virus in Montgomery County and all the cases in Maryland are in individuals who have traveled to Zika-affected areas.
Health officials are also urging pregnant women and women trying to conceive not to travel to Zika-affected areas. Currently, Zika is affecting parts of Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and other areas.  For a complete list of Zika-affected areas, visit
Zika is spread by Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes and causes birth defects. Zika can also be spread through sexual and blood contact.
Residents can help themselves and the community by getting rid of mosquito breeding spots—

  • Eliminate standing water in and around your home. Throw out or frequently empty and scrub out items that hold water such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools and birdbaths.
  • Mosquitoes breed in small amounts of water. Dispose of trash such as plastic bags, bottle caps, open drink cans or bottles, disposable cups and food wrappers.
  • Keep mosquitoes out of your home by using air conditioning if possible. Make sure windows and doors have screens on them and be sure that screens are in good condition.
  • Clean out roof gutters and down-spouts. Ensure tarps and swimming pool covers are positioned so water drains off.
  • To protect against mosquito bites, the best advice is to cover up with long sleeves and pants, limit outdoor activities during peak mosquito times and use an EPA-approved insect repellent containing DEET, Picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

Pregnant women are encouraged to ask their health care provider about Zika testing if they have spent time in a Zika-affected area or, while pregnant, had unprotected sex with a person who has or might have Zika.
For more information about Zika virus and mosquitoes, visit

Canopy Tree

Tree Planting Incentive Program

In 2014, the Village’s Board of Managers created a Tree Planting incentive Program to provide cost-sharing assistance to residents who plant trees meeting specified requirements on their private property.
Under the Tree Incentive Program, the Village will reimburse residents for up to half of the total costs to a maximum of $175 for the purchase and planting of qualifying canopy trees on privately owned properties. The total gross cost (including sales tax) will be calculated before any other state, county or other subsidies are applied.
Qualifying canopy tree species include White Ash, American Linden, Red and Sugar Maples, various Oak (White, Swamp White, Shingle, Willow, Water, Scarlet and Red), American Sycamore, London Plane, Bald Cypress, Sweet and Black Gum, American Beech, disease-resistant varieties of American Elm, Kentucky Coffee and Tulip Poplar. Purchased trees must be two and one half inches (2 ½”) in caliper or greater at the time of planting to qualify for the incentive. Residents interested in receiving reimbursement under the program must complete an application (available on the Village website and in the Village’s administrative office).
Applications will be acted upon in the order they are received. Additionally, applicants for Tree Removal Permits will be refunded their permit filing fee if they plant a canopy tree within six months of receiving a Village Tree Removal



Join the Crew; The Compost Crew

Food-waste recycling--otherwise known as “composting” is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions while returning nutrients to our soil and food system.

The Village has partnered with The Compost Crew to provide low-cost household collection of food-waste.  The Compost Crew provides each household with an airtight bin and compostable bags; all you have to do is separate your organic waste and leave the bin by your trash and recycling receptacles for collection on the designated day for weekly pick-up.  The collected waste is processed at a composting facility in Maryland and, after six months of service, households can request that a portion of your contributed waste be returned in the form of rich, finished compost or nutrient-rich soil.

For more information regarding the household composting collection service, including current rates, please visit the “Food Waste Recycling Program” page on the Village website under Quick Links on the homepage.  The more households that sign-up, the cheaper the service is for all, so sign up today!

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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