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Special Board of Managers Meeting: Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 


This is a special meeting of the Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers to allow the Board to consider a variance request on August 16, 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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Village Officer Stops Stolen Car, Four Occupants Flee on Foot, One Arrested


Officer’s actions undoubtedly interrupt criminal mischief


Shortly after 2:00 a.m. today (Tuesday, August 08, 2017), Officer Drew Fones of the Chevy Chase Village Police Department spotted a car with a burned out headlight.  Officer Fones attempted to stop the car on Grafton Street at Kirkside Drive, but instead of pulling over, the driver continued north on Kirkside, then headed west on Hesketh—toward the dead end of Hesketh near Wisconsin Avenue.
 
As soon as the car reached the end of the road, four young men jumped from the car and ran south along Wisconsin Avenue.  Additional Village and County officers responded to assist, and Village Officer Willie Hearn spotted one of the suspects running on Oliver Street.  Officer Hearn stopped the 17 year-old suspect.
 
Investigation revealed that the car had been stolen in Washington, DC on August 7.  The DC tags that were originally on the car had been removed and they were replaced with a Maryland tag that is believed to have been stolen from a different location in DC.
 
The juvenile suspect was arrested, charged and eventually released into his mother’s custody.  The other 3 occupants of the car were not located.
 
In addition to the assistance provided by Montgomery County patrol officers and a K-9 unit, an auto theft detective responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation.
 
We are confident that these four young men were planning a night of crime and Officer Fones’ alert actions put an end to their plans.  Nice work all around. 


Bradley Lane Repaving continues through August 18


Bradley Lane has been milled and repaving is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 16, weather permitting. Local traffic will have very limited access between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.weekdays and No Parking signs have been posted. Plan accordingly and anticipate parking on neighboring streets. A letter explaining more fully has been sent to all residents of Bradley Lane and individual notices were also hand delivered this week. In the event of inclement weather the project may be rescheduled or extended. Should you have questions regarding the project please contact Ellen Sands at the Village Hall at (301) 654-7300 or via email: ellen.sands@montgomerycountymd.gov. Here is a link to the letter mailed to Bradley Lane residents: Bradley Lane letter


Annual Maryland Tax Free Week

The second Sunday of August to the following Saturday is designated as Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week each year. That means qualifying apparel and footwear $100 or less, per item, are exempt from the state sales tax. This year, the first $40 of a backpack or book-bag purchase is also tax-free. Accessory items, except for backpacks, are not included.
 
The Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week for 2017 is Sunday, August 13 - Saturday, August 19.

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music

An Evening of Music in Chevy Chase Village


Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Village Hall

 


Bella Mattina is a chamber music group comprising flute, oboe and harp. It was formed in 2012 to perform works written, adapted and arranged for this instrumentation, which produces its own unique and distinctive sound. We enjoy devising and performing interesting programs of various genres and styles in an intimate chamber music setting, perfect for Chevy Chase Village.


Bella Matina is led by Village resident and oboist Wes Nichols, featuring flutist Carrie Rose, and Beau Soir harpist Michelle Lundy.  This concert is a great opportunity for you to enjoy an extraordinary musical evening close to home, so be sure to mark the date on your calendars.


New Resident Fall Social - Save the Date!


To help welcome new residents and to give everyone a chance to visit with one another, we will have our annual Fall Social at the Village Hall on Sunday, October 8th from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be refreshments for all ages and a moon-bounce for the children. More details will be available as we get closer to the date.


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 atshana.davis-cook@montgomerycountymd.gov.  Ms. Davis-Cook is also available to answer any questions or provide further information regarding the proposed project.  


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 www.chevychasevillagemd.gov 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 www.montgomerycountymd.gov/oemhs 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, www.chevychasevillagemd.gov/emergencyprep 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 www.chevychasevillagemd.gov and click on the “Are you prepared? – Emergency Preparedness Tips” link listed in the Quick Links on the homepage.


Emergency Contact Sheet


EMERGENCY - 911
 
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

Utilities
 

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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