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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 21, 2019 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.

The Collection of Special Pick Ups will not be affected by the Holiday. The trash and recycling pick up schedule is amended as follows during the week of January 21 - 26.

MLK Week

Assistance for Furloughed Federal Workers Who Live in Montgomery County

To assist County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown, Montgomery County has created a webpage with a compiled list of resources that are available for furloughed federal workers.  Village residents are encouraged to pass this information along to any who can benefit from these resources:

Additionally, with federal workers, contractors, and businesses experiencing economic distress due to the federal government shutdown, the Montgomery County Office of Consumer Protection (OCP) warns residents to be aware of illegal debt collection practices, bogus loans, and work-at-home scams.

Third Party Debt Collection

The Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits collection agencies from engaging in unfair and deceptive trade practices.  For example, debt collectors cannot:
  • Call you before 8 a.m. or after 9 p.m. unless you have agreed to it verbally or in writing. 
  • Repeatedly use the telephone to annoy or harass you.
  • Misrepresent who they are or state that they may arrest you.
The Maryland Consumer Debt Collection Act requires debt collection firms be licensed by Maryland’s Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation (DLLR).

Short Term Loans

While short term personal loans may seem like a great way to patch through, be aware of loan and payday lending scams. To do business in Maryland, the lender must be licensed by the DLLR. Be wary if the lender charges upfront fees, has no physical address, contacts you by phone, mail or door-to-door, or is uninterested in your credit history. Payday lending is illegal in Maryland.  However, despite the exorbitant fees and interest, some consumers may unwisely choose to drive into a neighboring state for these transactions.  Scammers pose as payday lenders online and by phone and request upfront fees, use fake online forms to capture your personal information, or send you counterfeit checks.


OCP also warns consumers who are seeking to generate income not to be victimized by “work from home scams.” These phony income-generating opportunities typically offer quick-money jobs such as “mystery shoppers,” or “envelope stuffers,” or they may try to lure consumers into disguised multi-level marketing schemes.

Learn more about debt collection laws, common scams, how to stop a collection agency from contacting you and more at the OCP website.  

Montgomery County Government is open during the federal government shutdown. For more information contact OCP by phone at (240) 777-3636 or by email at


Montgomery County Department of Parks
Focuses on Energized Public Spaces

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission adopted an Energized Public Spaces Functional Master Plan in March 2018.  The plan applies an “innovative methodology to identify areas with the highest need for parks and open spaces and recommends opportunities to increase the amount of parks and open space in those communities”.  The Plan seeks to promote public spaces as platforms where people can share experiences and build a sense of community. 
The Master Plan is available to view online at and a hard copy is available at the Village Hall.
As the next phase of this process, Park & Planning seeks public input on the design guidelines pursuant to the adopted Master Plan.  For more information on the draft guidelines and how you can participate in the process, visit:
The comment period continues through January 31, 2019.

The Speaker Series Presents

Smithsonian Curator Karen Lemmey

Wednesday, January 30th 
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Smithsonian Curator Karen Lemmey
Karen is the sculpture curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which houses the largest collection of American sculpture in the world. She will discuss the research, acquisition, and exhibition process at this prominent museum.

Please contact Lance Patterson with any questions.

The Environment and Energy Committee of
Chevy Chase Village Presents

Clean Energy Choices

Tuesday, February 5th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CC Village Hall

Have you thought about ways to save energy, installing solar panels on your roof or switching to renewable energy to green your carbon footprint and your wallet? Please join us on Tuesday, February 5 from 7-9 p.m. in the Chevy Chase Village Hall, to learn more about Clean Energy policy in MD, Green Energy Choices and other cost saving options  to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels. 
Larissa Johnson, Residential Energy Program Manager with the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection will speak to us about energy saving options and opportunities to switch to cleaner energy that MD residents can take advantage of. Mike Tidwell, Executive Director of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, award winning documentary filmmaker and author, will talk to us about climate impacts in Maryland, pending Clean Energy legislation, and the benefits of Community Solar—a growing part of the green energy solution. Both Larissa and Mike with field questions afterwards in a Q&A with the audience.  
Please mark your calendars and plan to come. Doors open at 7 pm for coffee and a chance to meet the speakers.

Montgomery County Executive to Hold FY2020 Budget Forums

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will continue his budget forums seeking input from residents about Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Operating Budget priorities.  

“It is very important for me to hear from the public as we prepare the budget,” said Elrich. “I invite residents, our business community and nonprofit representatives to attend any of the upcoming budget forums to let me know your priorities.” 

The remaining FY20 Operating Budget forums are scheduled as follows:

The County Executive will announce his Recommended FY20 Operating Budget on March 15. 

The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May.  Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event.  If these or other services or aids are needed to participate in this activity, call 240-777-6507, Maryland Relay 711 or email a request to

Join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY20 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MoCoBudget20.


CCV Classes for winter 2019


CCV Classes for winter 2019

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Please be a Considerate Owner/Handler at the Brookville Road Dog Park

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Village police have received calls from residents living near the Brookville Dog Park of incessantly barking dogs.  According to park rules (and Village Code), users of the dog park are required to attend to their dogs to prevent their dogs from continuously or uncontrollably barking.  If a dog continues to bark, the owner/handler must remove the dog from the park.  An occasional bark is expected, but constant barking is disturbing to other park users as well as the surrounding neighbors.
Police officers have been stopping by the park proactively to talk with visitors to make them aware of this rule.  If you bring a dog to the park, please be considerate and calm your dog right away if it begins to bark. 
To view the full listing of rules and regulations that apply in the park, click here:

Local Farmer's Market

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Section 3 of the Village of Chevy Chase hosts a Farmers' Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. rain or shine. There is parking at LaFerme restaurant. The Market is just opposite Brookville Market at Taylor St. Bring your own bags for lots of delicious food--fresh organic products including lots of apples right now, apple cider, apple sauce, honey, fresh Spring Mill breads, Fire Hook crackers, fresh roasted coffee beans, baked goods and other wonderful produce.

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Join the Crew; The Compost Crew

Food-waste recycling--otherwise known as “composting” is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and greenhouse emissions while returning nutrients to our soil and food system. 

The Village has partnered with The Compost Crew to provide low-cost household collection of food-waste. The Compost Crew provides each household with an airtight bin and compostable bags; all you have to do is separate your organic waste and leave the bin by your trash and recycling receptacles for collection on the designated day for weekly pick-up. The collected waste is processed at a composting facility in Maryland and, after six months of service, households can request that a portion of your contributed waste be returned in the form of rich, finished nutrient-rich soil. 

For more information regarding the household composting collection service, including current rates, please visit the “Food Waste Recycling Program” page on the Village website under Quick Links on the homepage. The more households that sign-up,the cheaper the service is for all, so sign up today!

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 2019 Crier.

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