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Prepare for Heavy Rains Early Next Week

The Village is closely monitoring the forecast for the remnant effects of Hurricane Florence.  Heavy rainfall is expected to hit our region on Monday and Tuesday.  Although we are not expected to have high winds, the ground is heavily saturated and so even a light wind could bring down trees. 
Should power outages occur residents are reminded to contact PEPCO at (877) 737-2662 and the Village Communications Center at (301) 654-7300. Residents should not assume that PEPCO is already aware of the outage.
As always, if the power goes out the Village Hall is available for any residents that need a location to charge cell phones or other electrical devices. Should residents need non-emergency assistance they should contact the Village Communications Center at (301) 654-7300. For all emergency assistance dial 9-1-1.

New Village Policy:  Memorial/Dedication Benches 
in Village Parks and Greenspaces

As noted above, the Village Board has approved a new policy to allow residents of the Village to dedicate a bench in a park or greenspace area in the Village.  Dedication/memorial benches are a way to remember and pay tribute to a resident of the Village, a family member who was a relative of a Village resident, or an individual who has meaningfully contributed to Chevy Chase Village. 

 The requester works with Village staff to identify a location where a bench can be placed, or currently exists, to be dedicated to an individual.  Benches will feature a modest brass or similar plaque containing a message of the donor’s choosing (the content and size of which is subject to approval by the Village Manager).  Due to the limited number of Village parks and greenspaces, this program will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once a location for a new bench or an existing bench has been identified, the donor shall remit the actual cost, or replacement cost in the case of existing benches, for the bench and the plaque.  

To view the full policy and procedures, visit the Village website and click on “Charter,
Code & Policies” from the homepage.

Beyond Pesticides Event
Thursday, September 20
7:30 pm -  Village Hall

Update: The first 25 attendees will receive a FREE mesh bag!

The  Environment & Energy Committee, the Community Relations 
Committee and the Parks & Greenspace Committee are sponsoring a talk on A Safer Choice: How to Avoid the Use of Hazardous Home, Garden, Community and Food Use Pesticides. The speaker is Jay Feldman, Executive Director of Beyond Pesticides. 

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FEMA to Conduct Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert System this Month 

WEA messages are transmitted through an individual’s cell phone. The WEA capacity is installed by the manufacturers of cell phones. They produce a loud alert signal, which if you haven’t heard it before, could come as a surprise. The alert volume can be controlled by individual cell phone settings. The text message will be: “This is a test. No action is needed.”

For more information, please visit:

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Maryland Launches Senior Call Check Pilot Program

Maryland is the first state in the country to start a free, opt-in, telephonic service to check on Maryland’s older residents, all across the state.  

Every day a telephone call will be placed to a participant at a regularly scheduled time. These calls will take place between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as close as possible to the one-hour time block pre-selected by the participant. If the participant does not answer their first call, they will be tried two more times. If those calls go unanswered, additional calls will be made to notify an alternative person who is selected by the participant during program enrollment. This could be an adult child, a neighbor, or another loved one. The alternate will then be encouraged to check on the older adult program participant.

For more information, visit the Maryland Department of Aging website,, or call the toll-free phone number: 1-800-243-3425.

Schedule of Fall Classes for Children with Festive Orange Florals
Chevy Chase at Home Green and White Flyer with Class Schedule
Friendship Heights Bus Relocation Map with Black and Yellow Frame
Chevy Chase Green Town Flyer with Pink Title

Are You Prepared?

As we have experienced during various seasonal events, it is important to be prepared for local weather emergencies. 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 the Village's primary method of communication with residents. 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 official emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During major crisis, emergency or severe weather events, Montgomery County 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 forms 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 created to assist you in your preparedness efforts is our House Check Program. Always request a House Check when you are leaving 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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