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The Chevy Chase Village Environment and Energy Committee Encourages Village Residents to attend a
FREE Organic Lawn Care Workshop

Sat, Apr 28, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912


Registration is free and open to all: https://bit.ly/2r1AKwY

Featured Speaker: CHIP OSBORNE, president of Osborne Organics. Chip is a national expert with over 20 years of experience in organic land management of public parks, athletic fields and private estates. Mr. Osborne trains professionals in organic lawn care practices across the country.

YES, you can have a beautiful lawn that’s safe for people, pets & wildlife! 
Learn from the nation’s expert on the essentials of pesticide-free lawn care, that includes caring for living soil, proper techniques to keep weeds down, & use of organic compatible products. Get your lawn care questions answered at this workshop. The workshop is designed for do-it-yourself homeowners and residents. 

Sponsor: The City of Takoma Park

Co-sponsors: Sierra Club MD & Montgomery County Group, Safe Grow Montgomery, Beyond Pesticides, Audubon Naturalist Society, MOM’s Organic Market


Board of Managers Election:
Uncontested; Election Supervisors Announce Successful Candidates as Duly Elected


During the 104th Chevy Chase Village Annual Meeting held on April 16, Election Supervisors Chair Ms. Charlotte Jones Carroll reported that two incumbents, Robert Goodwin, Jr. and Elissa Leonard, along with candidate Nancy Watters were the only candidates to declare candidacy for the three available seats.  All of the candidates had submitted their Certificates of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statements prior to the April 5 deadline and the Ethics Commission had reviewed the Financial Disclosure Statements has having been duly filed. 
 
A copy of the Elections Supervisors report is available on the Village website
 
Congratulations to Mr. Goodwin, Ms. Leonard and Ms. Watters on their election to the Village Board!  All three will take the Oath of Office at the start of the June 11 regular Board Meeting.


Stolen Audi SUV Recovered Following Pursuit in DC

3 suspects fled; no arrests

Overnight Sunday, 4/8/18-Monday, 4/9/18, a brand new 2018 Audi Q7 was stolen from the owner’s driveway on Primrose Street between Brookville Road and Oxford Street.  The key had been left inside the vehicle. 
 
At about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, 4/15/18, DC Police (MPD) spotted the stolen Audi still displaying the owner’s license plates.  The car, occupied by three males, fled when police tried to stop it. The suspects abandoned the car in the 400 block of O Street Southwest (not far from the Southwest Waterfront and Nationals Park) and ran.  They were able to make their getaway before pursuing MPD officers caught up to the car.  MPD towed the car to a storage lot and notified Village Police.  The SUV had been involved in a collision and had sustained significant damage.
 
Village Police have been working closely with the Montgomery County Police Auto Theft Unit (ATU).  Detective Tod Muollo of the ATU responded to the storage lot where the car was taken.  Det. Muollo processed the car for forensic evidence, and he has submitted several items to the lab for analysis.   Currently, the owner has reclaimed the SUV and it is now in the shop for repairs.
 
The Village Police Department appreciates its partnership with the County Police and with the work of Det. Muollo in particular.
 
The investigation is continuing.


National Drug Take Back

Village Police Sponsoring Medication Turn-In Day


Your Village Police Department is participating in a national medication take-back day on Saturday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Law enforcement agencies throughout the region are participating.  Simply bring your unused prescription or OTC medication (no liquids or needles, please!) to the Village Hall and drop it in the box that will be attended by a police officer.  The Police Department will dispose of the medication properly.


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: info@friendsofCCC.org


Lane Closure on Bradley Lane

(between Connecticut Avenue & Brookville Road)
Monday, April 30
Starting at 9:00 a.m. for WSSC Work
Weather Permitting


WSSC will be working on this block of Bradley Lane resulting in one lane of traffic being closed between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

In the event of inclement weather, all work may be rescheduled.
Access to the roadway and some driveways may be restricted during stretches of the day.
 
Should you have any questions please contact the
Village office at 301-654-7300.



Brookville Road Park Closed for Improvements


The Brookville Road Park remains closed for redevelopment and construction of a new dog exercise area.

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 ellen.sands@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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


Sidewalk Replacement at the Village Hall


The sidewalks surrounding the Village Hall are in the process of being replaced. The work is anticipated to continue through early May.  Please follow detour signage at both sites.

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


The Citizens’ Coordinating Committee
on Friendship Heights
invites community members to a forum for
District 1 Candidates for the Montgomery County Council


When:  Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

Where: Cafeteria/All Purpose Room, Westland Middle School, 5511 Massachusetts Avenue, Bethesda

Candidates joining us: Bill Cook (D); Pete Fosselman (D); Andrew Friedson (D); Ana Sol Gutierrez (D); Jim McGee (D); Reggie Oldak (D); Dalbin Osorio (D); and Meredith Wellington (D)…GOP candidate declined to attend

If you share our concerns with school overcrowding, traffic congestion, excessive density in Westbard and downtown Bethesda…then note:

  • The County Council bears responsibility for approving plans.
  • Our District 1 Councilmember has been term limited out of office.
  • We have eight Democrat candidates vying for that position.
  • The primary election on June 26th will determine our Councilmember.

Our organization’s focus for the past half-century is on planning and zoning issues.  We will be questioning all eight Democrat candidates on these matters. We will solicit questions from the audience as well.

Who should you vote for? How will you decide? Become informed!

If you care who makes crucial decisions regarding our communal well-being, then join us on May 10. 

VOTE – IT MATTERS


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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