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Holiday Office Closure and Refuse/Recycling Schedule

The Village Administrative Office and Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. 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 Holiday:

Trash & Recycling Holiday Schedule

Traffic Alert


Maryland Department of Transportation - State Highway Administration has stated there will be private/commercial holiday light removal work that may impact traffic this weekend. 

On Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355) at Wisconsin Circle there will be intermittent single and double northbound lane closures on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

Thieves Break four Car Windows Overnight
on W. Irving Street

County police report 7 car windows broken in Town of Chevy Chase

At about 7:30 this morning (Friday, January 12, 2018), Village police received a call for a broken car window on W. Irving Street between Connecticut Avenue and Magnolia Parkway.  The resident there reported that they discovered the broken window when they went outside today, but they didn’t hear or see anything during the night.  Although the contents of the car were rummaged through, nothing was stolen.
Investigation revealed that a total of four cars on the same block suffered broken windows.  Three of the windows were on the side of the car facing the sidewalk; one of the windows was on the street side of the vehicle.  Nothing was stolen from three of the cars, and loose change was taken from one of the vehicles.  None of the residents heard or saw anything overnight.
An owner of one of the cars with a broken window on W. Irving has a security camera system with outward-facing cameras.  One of the cameras captured 2 male suspects wearing hoodies walking on the sidewalk and carrying a small light of some kind shortly before 2:00 a.m.  One of the suspects stopped at the victim’s car parked on the street, but a tree obscured most of the car and all of the suspect’s actions, so we cannot determine what method the suspects used to break the windows.
While our officers were investigating the broken car windows in the Village, Montgomery County officers were simultaneously investigating similar events that occurred overnight in the Town of Chevy Chase.  In all, the county reported six broken vehicle windows in the Town.  Nothing was taken from the damaged cars in the Town, either.
This is a highly unusual event.  It is extremely rare that a thief will break a window; they typically target unlocked cars.  A thief may risk breaking a window if they see something potentially valuable inside a car (purse, briefcase; laptop bag), but that was not the case last night; there were no attractive items in sight.  These random broken windows make no sense and are not a part of a known pattern. 
The Village Police Department continues to strongly recommend that residents lock their cars every time they park.  The data makes it clear that the vast majority of our thefts are directly linked to unlocked cars parked overnight.

Reminder to Ensure Collection of Household

Trash & Recycling

With the Village’s program of rear yard collection of trash and recycling, residents are reminded of the need to ensure that a clear and unobstructed path to allow our contractor to collect from your receptacles.  Our crews are not authorized to attempt to collect trash and recycling from a property if doing so runs the risk of damage to personal vehicles or undue hardship to the crews.  Please ensure that vehicles and other personal items are clear of the path to your receptacles to ensure collection. This includes keeping bushes, trees and other plants pruned back to allow a clear path.
Additionally, residents are reminded to use the appropriate receptacles for disposal of debris from your home.  The Village does not provide trash receptacles, however, household trash must be placed in acceptable containers for collection and should NOT be placed in the recycling toter provided by the Village.  Yard waste should never be placed in either trash or recycling containers.  Yard waste must be placed curbside for collection by our in-house Public Works staff. 
For more information, please visit the Public Works page on the Village website by clicking on the below link.  Residents are welcome to contact the Communications Center for further clarification regarding the collection of household trash and recycling as well as yard waste.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Snow Removal

Snow Removal from Sidewalks

Residents are responsible for clearing all snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of or abutting their property within the first forty-eight (48) hours after the cessation of falling snow. 

Residents who occupy corner lots are responsible for the sidewalk in front of and on the side of their property.

Abracadabra Alex

Chevy Chase Village 
Kids Magic Show 
with Abracadabra Alex

Sunday, February 4, 2018
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Please join us for an afternoon of magical fun and great laughs with Bethesda’s own favorite magician Abracadabra Alex!

Prepare to be amazed! 

Please RSVP by January 24 so that we can insure adequate refreshments. To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Tamu Tucker, Community Liaison at 301-654-7300 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 (

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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