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Happy New Year

Holiday Office Closure and Refuse/Recycling Schedule

The Village Administrative Office and Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year's Day. As a reminder, the Communications Center and Police Department are open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Special pick up is not affected by the Holiday. The trash and recycling pick up schedule is as follows during the New Year's Holiday:

Holiday Refuse Schedule

Joan Churchill

The Speaker Series Presents
Hon. Joan Churchill

Immigration Update - Policy Changes Galore!

From Dreamers to Diversity to
Dockets and MORE!

Thursday, January 11, 2018 
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

For the month of January (2018) the Speaker Series is excited to present Judge Joan Churchill. There have been an enormous number of changes in U.S. Immigration and refugee policy in the months since the Trump inauguration, with wide ranging impact. Our speaker will provide an overview of the many changes.
Judge Churchill is a retired Immigration Judge, who served on the Immigration Court for Washington DC/Arlington, VA for close to 25 years.  At different times she was also the Immigration Judge responsible for Baltimore and a variety of other cities. Judge Churchill’s years on the Immigration Court included five terms as a Temporary Member of the Board of Immigration Appeals.  Her prior experience included

  • working on immigration policy with the Interagency Task Force on Immigration Law and Policy and the Select Commission on Immigration & Refugee Policy,
  • serving on the staff of the Board of Immigration Appeals as a decision writer, and
  • several years as a naturalization examiner.  

A native of Washington DC, Judge Churchill is a graduate of nearby Woodrow Wilson High School.  She attended college and law school at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Judge Churchill is a Past President of the National Association of Women Judges. She and her late husband Tony moved to the Village in 1974, and raised their seven children here.  

Please come join your neighbors for some nibbles, drinks and conversation at the Village Hall.  A chance to unwind, chat, see friends and make new ones. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Mike Marsh (

Winter 2018 Classes Start Soon!

Classes here at the Village Hall will start up again the week of January 8, 2018. Please review the new class schedule to see what classes you are interested in participating in. We have a variety of children and adult classes!

Click here to see the 2018 Winter Class Schedule.

We look forward to see you for the Winter Session!

*There is also a Zumba Class hosted by Chevy Chase @ Home. If you are interested in their classes please call the number on the flyer to check space availability.

Property Tax Prepayment

The Internal Revenue Service issued an Advisory on December 27, 2017, that states, “A prepayment of anticipated real property taxes that have not been assessed prior to 2018 are not deductible in 2017.” Montgomery County tax assessments are made each July—the 2018 tax assessment will be made in July 2018.
Please see the guidance from the IRS here.
The County continues to advise taxpayers to consult their own tax advisor about the tax consequences of making a prepayment of the taxpayer’s 2018 County real property taxes on their federal income tax return.
Residents who still want to prepay their 2018 County real property taxes may do so by mail or in person; however, the County still encourages residents to pay by mail.
As stated in the County’s Notice of Intent document, in accordance with law passed by the Montgomery County Council on December 26, 2017, there can be no refunds until there is a 2018 tax bill for your account, the prepayment of 2018 tax is posted to your 2018 tax bill, and the prepayment exceeds the amount due on the 2018 Real Property Consolidated Tax bill.
Residents seeking to make prepayments in person may do so Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Treasury office located at 255 Hungerford Dr., Rockville.
Only checks and cash will be accepted as a prepayment of 2018 County property taxes.

Send or deliver your payment to:
Department of Finance
Division of Treasury
ATTN: 2018 Prepaid Property Taxes
255 Rockville Pike, Suite L-15
Rockville, MD 20850

For more detailed instruction and required supporting documentation, you should visit the County’s Finance Department’s homepage at or

Montgomery County’s Bicycle Master Plan: 
Public Hearing Draft Released

The Montgomery County Planning Department has released the Public Hearing Draft of the Bicycle Master Plan. This plan will supersede the 1978 Master Plan of Bikeways, the 2005 Countywide Bikeways Functional Master Plan and the bikeway recommendations in all area and sector plans.
The plan and appendix can be viewed at:  A hard copy is also available for viewing at the Village office during normal business hours.

The Planning Board's public hearing will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in the auditorium at 8787 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, Maryland. Comments can be submitted in two ways:

For more information regarding the county’s Bicycle Master Plan, contact David Anspacher, Bicycle Master Plan Project Manager by phone (301.495.2191) or email (

Deadline Approaches to Install New Sealed, 10-Year Smoke Alarms

Maryland’s new smoke alarm law requires the replacement of all residential battery-only smoke alarms with new alarms powered by sealed-in, 10-year long-life batteries by January 1, 2018.  Smoke alarm requirements vary based on when your house was built. See the what-you-need-to-know fact sheet available at the following link for detailed information:

If you'd like to arrange for a free home safety inspection by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, visit the MCFRS website.

*Click the photo below to see it full size*

Maryland Updates Smoke Alarm Law

Kids Library

Little Lending Library Needs Children's Books

The children’s books selections in the Little Lending Libraries at the Village Hall have been depleted. If you have taken a children’s book from the libraries, we remind you to return them once your little readers have finished enjoying them or leave others in their place. We want all children in the community to be able to walk or bike up to the Hall to check out a new book to enjoy, but our lending libraries will only work if we all agree to take AND leave a book for the next family to enjoy.
We are always looking for donations, so please feel free to donate a book or two today!

Christmas Tree Removal

Christmas Tree Disposal

As part of the regular yard debris pick-up Public Works staff will collect trees, natural wreath and garlands left at the curbside. Please remove all ornaments and lighting. The trees are recycled into mulch and any wires left on the trees will damage the chipping equipment. Wire-framed wreaths and wire-strung garland should be disposed of in the regular trash.

Road Construction

Connecticut Avenue Lane Closure located north of Chevy Chase Village

December 9, 2017 - January 30, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Beginning on Saturday, December 09, 2017, and continuing through subsequent Saturdays, Northern Pipeline Construction will close the right two lanes on southbound MD 185 (Connecticut Avenue) between Underwood Street and Thornapple Street in Chevy Chase for gas main replacement between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. The contractor has indicated that weather and progress permitting, all work should be completed no later than January 30, 2018. No sidewalk closures are anticipated. 

Those with questions prior to the start of the work should contact Northern Pipeline Superintendent John Sonday at (301) 322-3042. Those with questions while the work is taking place should contact Mr. Bradley Swint at (571) 220-2452.

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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