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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

Right-to-Life Protestors Expected on Tuesday July 25

On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, a right-to-life group, Defend Life, will be exercising their 1st Amendment rights by displaying large, graphic signs on the sidewalk along northbound Connecticut Avenue from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Chief Fitzgerald and several Village officers will be on the scene keeping the peace and ensuring traffic and pedestrian safety.
The images on the signs can be upsetting to some, and young children may not understand them.  Also, traffic tends to back up on northbound Connecticut Avenue during the hours of the demonstration.  If you typically use northbound Connecticut Avenue in your travels, you may want to consider an alternative route on July 25 between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

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.  


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!


Grass Height Regulations

It’s spring and everyone’s grass is looking its best- and growing at astounding rates! Reminder that grass may not exceed ten inches in height and residents are responsible for maintenance of the grass both on their private property and in the abutting public right-of-way- see related post below ("Maintaining Rights-of-Ways").

If you need assistance with this chore consider employing a Village teen.  A list of teens available to provide yard work services is listed in the printed version of the monthly Crier.

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. 

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

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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