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Board of Managers Meeting:
Monday, June 10, 2019 

at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

Please click below to view the agenda. 

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Additional Regulations Regarding Access to the 
Brookville Road Park Dog Exercise Area

Monday, June 10, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue

The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers held a Public Hearing during its regular meeting on May 13, 2019 regarding use of the Dog Exercise Area at the Brookville Road Park.
The Board will hold a second Public Hearing during its regular meeting on Monday, June 10, 2019.  In addition to accepting additional testimony, at this meeting the Board will consider adoption of modifications to park access, including membership sign up or a possible residency requirement.  No action item has yet been designated.  The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The Park officially opened last summer and the Board’s intention for the first year has been to monitor use and any unintended consequences that may arise.  This includes noise, traffic and aggressive dogs.  Park stewards have been enlisted as well as ongoing assessment by Village staff.
The Board is continuing to accept comments regarding use of the park.  Residents who are unable to attend the Public Hearing on June 10 may submit written testimony for the record either by e-mail to or directly to the Village office at 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.  

VIDEO: Nighttime Theft from Auto in DC
turns into a Burglary

After looking into the victims’ unlocked cars, the suspect then entered the occupied house

The Metropolitan (DC) Police are investigating a burglary that occurred on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at about 5:00 a.m. in the 3100 block of Ellicott Street, Northwest (1.5 miles from the Village). 
At approximately 5:07 am, the male suspect went into a car parked in the driveway looking to steal from it.  At 5:26 a.m., the suspect entered the occupied home through an unlocked door at the rear of the home near the swimming pool.  According to the time stamp on the recording, the suspect spent 10 minutes inside the house—10 minutes!!—where he stole a laptop computer and other items, then finally fled the scene at 5:36 a.m.
The crime was captured by the homeowner’s security camera and you can view it using the below link:

It is imperative that residents lock their cars and their homes.  This burglar found it very easy to enter a car then enter the house—and the residents were at home asleep.  This is what we (your Police Department) constantly worry about.  Please do your part to eliminate the easy opportunities for thieves and burglars to do their work in our community:

  • Lock your car and remove all valuables.
  • Lock your home.
  • Leave outside lights on all night long.
  • Call us when your dog barks at night or if you hear/see someone outside.


Come Out and Join Police Officers from the Village, DC, Montgomery County, and the US Park Police
 in a 1-hour
Community Crime Prevention Walk

Where:       5700 Connecticut Avenue, NW (2 short blocks south of Chevy Chase Circle)
When:        Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00 AM to 12:00 noon

  • Meet and greet officers from several local agencies
  • Learn strategies to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of crime
  • Walk the neighborhoods around Chevy Chase Circle and enjoy a spring morning chatting and strolling with your local police officers

This event has been organized by officers of the Metropolitan (DC) Police Department and will focus on the prevention of property crime (thefts from cars, porches, and garages, etc.) and on improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  Officers are looking forward to meeting you, and they will gladly entertain your questions.
If you can make it, we’d love to see you there.

Final Request: Resident Directory Update Forms
Due June 10

Recently the Village office circulated a Resident Directory Update Request form by mail to all Village residents containing household information currently included in our Resident Directory database.  This update request is due back to the Village office by Monday, 6/10.

Please take a moment to review confirm your listing and return the update form, even if there is no change, either by mail, email (, fax (301-907-9721), in person at the Village Hall (open 24 hours a day) or via the Village website as soon as possible so final updates can be incorporated before the Resident Directory goes to print. 

We do our best to keep household contact information current, but we need your help to do this.  Thank you for taking time to update your Resident Directory listing. The 2019 Resident Directory will be available for pick-up at the July 4th Parade & Party and from the Village Hall thereafter (limit one per household).

Chevy Chase Village Office

Montgomery County seal with red and blue shield

Confidential Paper Shredding/Recycling and
Reusable Clothing/Household Items Reuse Collection Event

Montgomery County, MD Department of Environmental Protection -  Division of Solid Waste Services

Our next confidential paper shredding/recycling and reusable clothing/household items reuse collection event is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.* at Sherwood High School, located at 300 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD, 20860.

*Please note: Montgomery County reserves the right to close these events before 2:00 p.m. if the mobile shredding trucks become filled to capacity. No cars will be permitted to enter the parking lot of the school after 2:00 p.m. Events will be canceled for inclement/severe weather. We will post updates to our website ( regarding cancellations no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

All paper will be shredded on-site in a secure mobile document destruction truck. This is a drive-through event, and we ask you to stay in your vehicle at all times. For everyone’s safety, you will not be able to watch your paper being shredded.

Acceptable types of confidential paper for shredding include:

  • Personal confidential papers such as financial and legal documents, receipts, and tax and medical records
  • Papers with staples or paper clips (please remove all binder clips and rubber bands)
  • Envelopes with plastic windows
Please do not bring these materials:
  • Paper in 3-ring binders and spiral notebooks (please remove paper from binders and removal spiral bindings)
  • Electronic items or multi-media materials (DVDs, CDs, tapes, hard drives, or computer disks)
  • Batteries, flammables, or combustibles
  • No binders or hanging file folders
  • Plastic bags or credit cards

There is a limit of 5 small cardboard boxes (i.e. boxes used for reams of office paper) or paper bags (i.e., grocery-size type paper bags) of confidential paper for shredding per vehicle.

Montgomery County, MD residents can also bring reusable clothing and other household items, including furniture, that is in good condition, for donations benefitting National Children's Center.

These events are free of charge and open to residents of Montgomery County, Maryland only. No businesses, please. 

Flag flyer for July 4th Parade to the Park Event

Farmers’ Market this Weekend at Taylor St.
and Brookville Rd. in Section 3

Join us this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the Farmers’ Market. Offering all kinds of organic vegetables and fruit, and baked goods, New Morning Farm returns to Taylor St. at Brookville Road this weekend.  They have several other outposts in the area at Dupont Circle where they have been serving that population for decades and at the Sheridan School. We are thrilled to have them here in Chevy Chase every Saturday.

For those of you who can’t walk, there is ample parking at LaFerme restaurant.  They have graciously offered that space for shoppers at the Farmers’ Market.  Don’t forget to patronize our wonderful shops on Brookville Rd as well. 

We need to attract as many shoppers as possible so that it’s worth their while to serve our communities, so come visit, buy some farm fresh eggs, some delicious organic veggies and fruit.  You’ll find it’s a wonderful habit to get into every Saturday.  In future weeks, we will have a Food Truck serving breakfast and we hope to have buskers performing on acoustic instruments and a flea market table if folks reserve in advance. 

For further questions, contact the Village Manager of Section 3 at 301 656-9117 or

Little Lending Library Needs Children’s Books

The Little Lending Libraries at the Village Hall are still a popular Village feature and we are so pleased to have this great program here in our community.  The concept behind these libraries is a book-sharing honor system in which neighbors take and leave books of interest for one another.
Unfortunately, the large supply of children’s books that once graced our libraries has been depleted.  If you have taken a children’s book from the libraries, we remind you to return them once your little readers have finished enjoying them or leave others in their place.  We want all children in the community to be able to walk or bike up to the Hall to check out a new book to enjoy, but our lending libraries will only work if we all agree to take AND leave a book for the next family to enjoy.
We are always looking for donations, so please feel free to donate a book or two today!

Book library in little wooden house

Join the Environment & Energy Committee

The Village's Environment and Energy Committee works to help keep the Village green—promoting sustainable alternatives in our choices about energy use, landscaping and lawn care, recycling and eliminating waste, reducing pollution and creating a healthy environment for people and wildlife. If this is important to you, please think about joining our small but dedicated group of volunteers. We’d love to have your energy and ideas!


Marea Hatziolos (
Marilyn Bracken (

Clip art of man in red shirt cutting grass

Grass Height Regulations

It’s spring and everyone’s grass is looking its best- and growing at astounding rates! Reminder that grass may not exceed ten inches in height and residents are responsible for maintenance of the grass both on their private property and in the abutting public right-of-way.

If you need assistance with this chore consider employing a Village teen.  A list of teens available to provide yard work services is listed in the printed version of the monthly Crier.

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

Image of Dog Barking at park

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:

Beach Drive Rehabilitation Project: Wise Road through 

Rock Creek Park Remains Closed Until Fall 2019

The three year project to completely rehabilitate Beach Drive is in its final phase. 
Wise Road NW between Oregon Avenue NW and Beach Drive NW has now been closed to drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists until fall. The closure is to allow construction on Beach Drive and to completely resurface Wise Road. The road will stay closed until the Beach Drive Rehabilitation project is complete. The project is scheduled to end in fall 2019.

Beach Drive is currently closed from Joyce Road NW to Wise Road NW and from Wise Road NW to the Maryland - District of Columbia Border. The closure applies to drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists.  Look under Work Updates on the Park Service’s trail closure map for alternate routes.

For more information including alternate route maps, visit:

Chevy Chase at Home Classes Summer 2019

Spring 2019 Classes flyer with floral border

Beware of Mulch Volcanoes

As landscape crews begin spring garden cleanups, please be sure they do not create the infamous “mulch volcanoes” which cause damage to trees. 

Deciduous trees can benefit from the application of a 2-3” layer of mulch around the base of the tree. The mulch can help maintain moisture, reduce weed germination and protect trunks from lawn care equipment. Mulch materials can be shredded hardwood, pine bark, pine fines or compost. Unfortunately, over-zealous landscape crews frequently apply too much material and mound mulch against the trunk of the tree, hence the term “mulch volcanoes”. This is detrimental to the health of the tree and can cause serious decline. Remember not to pile the mulch around the stem of the tree.

Visit the following website for tree care tips, including an article detailing proper mulching technique:


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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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