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Amended Plans, Rules and Regulations for the Redevelopment of Brookville Road Park

Additional Public Comments Welcomed

At its meeting on July 10, 2017, the Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers reviewed the amended plans, rules and regulations for the redevelopment of the Brookville Road Park and the dog exercise area proposed to be located within the park.  The plans were amended pursuant to the testimony received by the community at Public Hearings held in the spring. 
The Board has directed staff and its landscape architect, Ms. Lila Fendrick to begin working to finalize the plans in order to generate cost estimates for the work and source the specific materials and finishes that will be used within the park, including fencing, benches, plant stock and surface materials.  This work will be done over the summer in preparation for a tentatively scheduled Public Hearing during the Board’s regular meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Amendments to the proposed plan, rules and regulations included:


  • Changing the proposed fence style from aluminum to a wood split rail fence with an attached wire mesh backing at a consistent height of five feet (5’).
  • The westernmost perimeter fence line was moved closer toward Brookville Road (just east of the stand of Willow Oak trees) to maximize the dog exercise area.  As a result, the number of benches between the westernmost perimeter fence and the Brookville Road sidewalk was reduced.
  • Elimination of the access control and pet registry requirements.
  • Expansion of the dog exercise area (the fence enclosed area) by 1,300 square feet for a total of 7,800 square feet.
  • Expansion of the dog run area (the center portion to consist of either a stonedust or wood chip ground cover) by 1,230 feet for a total of 3,780 square feet.
  • Additional plantings have been added to fill in the remaining exposed areas along the existing wood perimeter fencing that separates the park from the abutting private properties to provide an additional layer of buffering between the dog exercise area and the neighbors.

The revised plans, rules and regulations are now available on the Village website for review.  Comments regarding the revised materials may be submitted to the Village Board, c/o Village Manager Shana Davis-Cook at  Ms. Davis-Cook is also available to answer any questions or provide further information regarding the proposed project.  

Thefts from unlocked cars tick upward

Lock your car every time you park

Although the number of nighttime thefts from unlocked cars have been low overall this year, such thefts have been trending upward since summer started.

The Village Police Department has received reports of seven nighttime thefts from unlocked cars since the beginning of June.  Streets where these recent thefts have occurred include Oliver, Center, Hesketh, W. Irving, Grafton, Montgomery and Oxford.

When you lock your car, you prevent these petty thefts.  Not only will you be protecting your own property, you will deny to the thief an opportunity to steal--and that is good for your neighbors.

The inverse is also true: when you fail to lock your car and provide an easy target to a thief, you teach the thief that the Village is an easy place to come to steal.  These thieves will come back to the Village again and again--and they'll bring their friends.

C'mon, folks.  Do the socially responsible thing:  lock your car every time you park.

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, July 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


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


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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