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February 2019 Issue of the Crier is now available online

The February 2019 Issue of the Crier is now available online. Click here to view it

Board of Managers Meeting:
Monday, February 11, 2019 
at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

The Board of Managers will hold its regular monthly meeting on February 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall. Please click below to view the agenda. 

Click here to view the agenda

Car Stolen from W. Newlands and
Recovered Hours Later in DC

Key fob had been left inside the car

Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 07, 2019, Village residents out for a walk spotted a small pile of mail and other papers discarded on the roadway in the unit block of Newlands Street (between the Newlands semi-circle and Brookville Road).  The residents took a closer look at the discarded items and found the name and address of a nearby resident on some of the documents.  The residents called the Village police. 
Thinking that the items might have been discarded by thieves, Officer Timmerman responded quickly to the call to collect the items, while Officer Chung responded directly to the address reflected on the documents.
Once at the address, Officer Chung made contact with the homeowner who immediately discovered that his 2013 Jaguar was missing from his driveway.  The man said that he had left the car’s key fob and his company’s iPad inside the stolen car.  Village officers entered the stolen auto’s information into the national crime database.
With the help of his company’s IT staff, the victim located his iPad in Washington, DC.  The victim contacted the DC police who located the stolen car.  The victim met with DC police and drove his car back to Chevy Chase Village where Village Officer Timmerman and a Montgomery County Auto Theft Detective processed the car for latent evidence.  Several items will be sent to the county crime lab for analysis.
The investigation is continuing.
Residents are reminded to remove all keys and key fobs from their cars, to lock their cars and remove all valuables, and to remove any garage door openers from their cars when they park.

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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.

2019 Board of Managers Election

Four Board seats will be up for election this spring. The current Board members whose terms are expiring in June are Gary Crockett, Minh Le, Richard Ruda, and David Winstead.

Any Village resident may run for a seat on the Board provided he/she is a qualified voter in Montgomery County, has resided in Chevy Chase Village for at least one year prior to the election and files the required Certificate of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement in proper form.  Board members serve two-year, staggered terms.  If the number of qualified candidates equals the number of available seats, the candidates will be declared elected at the Annual Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 (the meeting begins at 7:30 p.m.).  If the number of candidates exceeds the number of available seats, a contested election will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019.
The Village Election Supervisors oversee Village elections, including receiving nominations to serve on the Board of Managers.  Residents interested in running for a seat should please contact Election Supervisors Chair Mary Sheehan by email at so that the Elections Supervisors can begin to plan for the election.    
To qualify as a candidate, an individual, including sitting Board members, must submit to the Village office a completed Certificate of Candidacy along with a Financial Disclosure Statement, at any time after February 4 (90 days prior to Election Day), but by no later than April 4 (30 days prior to Election Day). Upon receiving both completed forms, the Village Manager will submit the Financial Disclosure Statement to the Village Ethics Commission, which will review the form within ten days of filing for compliance with the provisions of the Public Ethics Code.  Please note, however, that candidates are not certified to appear on the ballot until the Certificate of Candidacy and Financial Disclosure Statement have been reviewed and determined to be filed in proper form.
Forms are available in the Village office or by email request to the Village Manager Shana Davis-Cook at  For more information regarding Board elections, please visit the dedicated page on the Village’s website by clicking on “Board of Managers Elections” under Quick Links on the homepage. 

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The Community Relations Committee Speaker Series Presents 
The Rise and Future of China
with Ben Dolven

Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The Village Hall 

Ben Dolven is a Specialist in Asian Affairs for Congressional Research Service, the U.S. Congress’s non-partisan research organization. Mr. Dolven has spent much of his life in East Asia as a journalist, teacher, and consultant and brings a wealth of knowledge to this topic. Please join us for a glimpse into how China’s rise will affect the U.S. and the world in the coming years.

Please contact Lance Patterson with any questions.

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Members of the Garden Club of Chevy Chase (GCCC) have found a way to enhance the Village parks.   The GCCC Conservation Committee has joined forces with the Chevy Chase Village Parks and Green Spaces Committee to provide shrub-tagging throughout the Village parks, including the:  Brookville Road Park, Little Triangle Park, Oliver Street Park, Buffer Area and the Betty English Garden.  Members  began tagging in their own Betty English Garden, a lovely small space located at the corner of Brookville Road and Oxford Street. Following the tagging of this area, members tagged shrubs in the Buffer Area.  The Club has allocated funds to maintain and continue tagging in the other  designated Village parks over the next two years.  Susan Dixon, Conservation Committee Chair, says “the program aims to help educate community residents about the variety of shrubs placed throughout the Village Parks.  

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:

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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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