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Board of Managers Meeting: Monday, April 9, 2018 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

The Board of Managers will hold its regular monthly meeting on April 9, 2018 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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Budget and Tax Matters:
Public Comments Welcomed on the Draft FY 2019 Budget

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers held a budget work session on February 28 to review the proposed operating and capital budgets for the fiscal year that will begin on July 1, 2018 and end on June 30, 2019, as prepared by the Village Manager and staff. The Board held the first of two public hearings on the draft budget and tax rate during its regular meeting on Monday, March 12. 

A report from Board Treasurer Mr. Gary Crockett along with a summary of the proposed budget will be included in the April issue of the Crier in advance of the Board’s second Public Hearing scheduled for Monday, April 9. Adoption of the FY2019 budget and tax rates will take place during the Village’s Annual Meeting on Monday, April 16

Copies of the budget summary and details by clicking the below link and hard copies can be obtained at the Village office. Residents can submit written comments in advance (c/o the Village office) of the final Public Hearing on April 9.

Brookville Road Park to Close for Improvements

The Brookville Road Park will close as of Monday, April 9 due to scheduled improvements and construction of the dog exercise area.

During construction the park will be closed. The contractor will try to ensure that pedestrian access along the Brookville Road public sidewalk is maintained, however there may be occasions when the sidewalk needs to be closed due to deliveries or specific work. Follow the link to see construction plans for the proposed park.

For more information or questions please contact the Village’s Municipal Operations Coordinator Ellen Sands by phone at 301-654-7300 or via e-mail at

We thank you for your patience as we undertake this project.

Staffing Changes in the Administrative Office

The Village’s Community Liaison/Administrative Assistant, Ms. Tamu Tucker, accepted a position with another organization in late March.  We wish Tamu well in her future endeavors. 
A temporary clerk will be filling in until a permanent replacement is hired.  Residents should continue to use the main Village email at to access the administrative office and to inquire about rental of and the schedule of classes held in the Village Hall.

Sidewalk Replacement at the Village Hall

The sidewalks surrounding the Village Hall are in the process of being replaced. This work requires temporary closures of the Village Hall parking lot and the main entrance (via the porch) into the Hall may be inaccessible at times. Signage will redirect visitors to accessible entrances. The work is anticipated to continue through mid- to late April, however, the sidewalks along the Laurel Parkway side of the building (main entrance) should be completed by Friday, April 13.

We thank you for your patience as we complete this project.

Spring 2018 Class Schedule!


Classes here at the Village Hall will begin Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Please review the new class schedule to see what classes you are interested in participating in Updated Class Schedule.

If you have any questions please let us know. You can call the Administrative Offices at 301-654-7300 or email us at 
We look forward to see you for the Spring Session!

Mark Spaulding

The Community Relations Committee Speaker Series

Mark J. Spalding,
President of The Ocean Foundation
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
At the Village Hall
It is time to Think Big about the Ocean

For this evening, we will discuss the state of the world’s one interconnected global ocean. From the massive disruption of climate change and ocean acidification, to the tiny micro-plastic that is delivering toxins, as well as virus and bacteria to marine life.  From the challenges, we will also look at the other side of the coin and share the opportunities.  There are reasons for hope, and we can restore the ocean to full health (including a short overview of The Ocean Foundation’s work).


Mark J. Spalding, President of The Ocean Foundation
Mark is a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He is serving on the Sargasso Sea Commission. Mark is a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy, at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.  In addition, he serves as the CEO and President of SeaWeb, and designed the first-ever blue carbon offset program, SeaGrass Grow. 

Chevy Chase Village Annual Meeting

Monday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m. 
Refreshments available beginning at 7:00 p.m. 


The Annual Meeting is an excellent opportunity to get caught-up on issues affecting the Village. Residents who have moved into the Village during the past year are especially encouraged to attend to see their Village government in action, and to meet Village Committee/Commission members and elected officials. 

Committee/Commission Chairs and representatives will provide reports of their Committee/Commission’s activities over the past year. Also at the Annual Meeting, the Board will adopt the operating budget for FY 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019) and will set the real estate and personal property tax rates for the same period. Candidates for the Board of Managers will be announced by the Election Supervisors.

All residents are invited to join the Board in recapping the past year’s events and accomplishments and to discuss the Village’s goals in the upcoming year.

Pepco Partners with Arbor Day Foundation

to Provide Free Trees to Customers

Customers reminded to always call before you dig to ensure you know what’s below


Pepco is providing 1,175 free trees to residential customers through the Energy-Saving Trees program, an initiative that helps customers conserve energy and reduce household energy bills through strategic tree planting. For the eighth year, Pepco is taking part in this important environmental program. Customers can reserve one free tree per household by visiting Customers should have their Pepco account number available when ordering the free tree.
The one-gallon, two- to four-foot potted tree will be delivered directly to customers while supplies last. Available tree species include eastern redbud, northern red oak, crape myrtle, river birch, and red maple. 
"The Energy-Saving Trees program provides important environmental and costs saving benefits for our valued customers. In addition, the program is a great way to enhance the beauty of homes and neighborhoods, while also helping our customers save money on their monthly energy bills,” said Donna Cooper, Pepco region president.  “As these trees grow they provide shade for the home during the hot summer months, which helps bring down air-conditioning expenses.” 
Shade trees can reduce residential cooling costs by up to 30 percent, while in the winter months trees reduce wind speeds and infiltration of cold air into homes, thereby reducing heating costs. The Arbor Day Foundation calculates that the 1,175 trees are estimated to produce nearly $380,000 in energy savings within 20 years for Pepco customers.
The Energy-Saving Trees online tool assists Pepco customers in finding the most strategic location for planting and estimates the annual savings. Customers using the on-line tool can call the Arbor Day Foundation for technical help at 1-855-670-2771.
The online tool was created by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Davey Institute, a division of the Davey Tree Expert Co., and uses peer-reviewed scientific research from the USDA Forest Service’s i-Tree Software to calculate estimated benefits.
Pepco reminds customers to know what’s below and call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. One free call to 811 connects you to the region’s One Call, which notifies the appropriate utility companies of your intent to dig. Every digging project, no matter how large or small, warrants a call to 811.
To learn more, visit The Source, Pepco’s online news room. Find additional information about Pepco by visiting Follow the company on Facebook at and on Twitter at Pepco’s mobile app is available at           

Lake, What Lake? The History and the Mystery of
Chevy Chase Lake

History-Go-Round Tour 
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Come visit the Chevy Chase Historical Society’s new home, and learn about the history of Chevy Chase Lake, at our History-Go-Round tour on Saturday, April 14, led by Gail Sansbury, former Director of the CCHS Archive and Research Center.

In 1892, Coquelin Run, the small tributary that flows to Rock Creek, was dammed to create a lake to generate electricity for the trolley line on Connecticut Avenue that carried residents of the new suburb to their jobs in downtown Washington.  The lake was east of Connecticut, just south of Chevy Chase Lake Drive. A trolley turnaround, car barn, and electric generating plant were located adjacent to the lake. With the eventual demise of the trolley, the dam was removed and the lake was drained. 
But the lake was much more than a trolley hub.  For on its banks was the Chevy Chase Lake Amusement Park, owned by the Chevy Chase Land Company from 1894 to 1936. The park was intended to draw prospective land and home buyers to the company’s new suburban development. With picnic areas, boating, a bandstand, dancing pavilions, a merry-go-round, and other amusements, it was open from late spring through early fall.  During winters, skaters glided over the lake’s frozen surface.  Like nearby Glen Echo Park, this amusement park was restricted—only white patrons were allowed.
Participants will explore all this and more with Sansbury, who is known to many residents for her expertise on Chevy Chase history and is a frequent speaker on the topic.  Sansbury holds a B.A. and M.A. in American History, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Urban Planning.

The tour will begin at 1:00 and conclude by approximately 2:30.  Participants will gather in CCHS’ new office at 8401 Connecticut Ave., where Sansbury will present an illustrated introduction to the history of the lake and surrounding area.  She will then lead the group on a walking tour, pointing out the contours in the land where the lake once stood, and passing other points of reference.  Historic photos of the lake and environs from the CCHS archive will be shared to illustrate the “then and now” of these locations.  After the walking tour, the group will then return to the 8401building for refreshments and continued discussion as desired.  

The price for the tour and refreshments is $15 for adults and $5 for children.  Space is limited and reservations must be paid for by check in advance.  Directions to the meeting point will be provided to all registrants. To make a reservation or for further information, please email Mary Sheehan at

Community “Azalea Trimming” on the Circle: April 28th

Friends of Chevy Chase Circle is inviting one and all to step up and join the “Help Trim the Azaleas” event to be held on Chevy Chase Circle, Saturday April 28, between 9-12 noon. A National Park Service property supported through a private-public partnership, it is through neighborhood efforts such as this that this gateway to the Capital and a local landmark can look its best. Grab a hand shears and a friend and come join your neighbors and a local scout troop get the job done.

For any questions, please email:



Chevy Chase Village to be Designated 
A Tree City USA

All are invited to attend an Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the small "triangle" park at the intersection of Cedar Parkway and Oliver Street.

As part of Arbor Day celebrations across the country, the Village will be planting a tree and installing permanent labels for existing trees in that park. Refreshments will be offered and printed materials about tree care and tree identification will be available. An age-appropriate activity for young children is being planned.
The Village is seeking designation from the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City, USA. We hope this event will be the first of many identifying and celebrating Village trees.

Shredding Event


Sunday, April 22, 2018

10am - Noon

Patriot Shredding will be on-site in the Village parking lot to shred residents’ personal documents free of charge! You will have the option of dropping off your items and leaving, or you may wish to stay and watch your documents being destroyed. Please note: Patriot Shredding cannot take away your empty boxes for recycling.  Click here for the flier.

**Limit 4 boxes per resident

Tax Return Reminder (MD Form 502)

Revenues received through our residents’ paid income taxes remain the most significant source of Village revenues. We need our residents’ help to ensure that all income tax revenue due to the Village actually gets here. This money goes directly to services benefiting Village residents.  Village residents DO NOT pay any additional income taxes to live in Chevy Chase Village. By law, as a municipality, the Village receives a portion of the tax you pay to Montgomery County. It is very important, however, that the State of Maryland knows to return this revenue to the Village. Consequently, please take special care to mark your tax return as shown below (if filing electronically, there is a character limit, therefore, you may have to use the abbreviation 
Ch Ch Village”). 

Please remember that MD Form 502 was updated last year with a separate political subdivision section located under your mailing address.  When you complete your Maryland income tax return, remember to put Chevy Chase Village under “Maryland Political Subdivision” and include 1613 the “4 digit Political Subdivision Code” to ensure the Village receives our share of the state income tax (see below).   


Click on the image below to see the full form


RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program Offers
Free Tax Preparation 

The Montgomery County Volunteer Center's RSVP/AARP Tax-Aide Program is providing free tax preparation assistance. This service is available to low-to-moderate income taxpayers who live or work in Montgomery County.
Special attention is given to those age 60 and older.
The Tax-Aide program has more than 100 volunteers who are trained to prepare simple federal and Maryland state tax forms. Taxes are prepared at more than 20 different locations across Montgomery County, and an appointment is required. The program runs during tax season, to guarantee availability, please make your appointment by March 1.
Individuals can learn more specifics and schedule an appointment on-line at or
call 240-777-2577.

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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