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Board of Managers Meeting:
Monday, July 8, 2019 

at 7:30 p.m. in the Village Hall 

Please click below to view the agenda. 

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Regarding the Dog Exercise Area at
Brookville Road Park

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue

Background: The Brookville Road Park officially reopened last summer including a Dog Exercise Area where dogs are permitted off-leash.
The Chevy Chase Village Board of Managers held Public Hearings during its regular meetings on May 13 and June 10 to solicit the views of the community regarding the park, to consider concerns voiced by abutting neighbors about noise, traffic and aggressive dogs, and to consider modifications to the use of the park and park access.
Public Hearing and Possible Board Action:  The Board will hold an additional Public Hearing to further consider and possibly take action on the options of changing the park hours, instituting a fee for use by owners of unleashed dogs, or disestablishing the Dog Exercise Area at Brookville Road Park and removing the fence parallel to Brookville Road.  The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019.  On the agenda will be possible Board actions, including to disestablish the Dog Exercise Area. 
Residents who are unable to attend the Public Hearing on July 8 may submit written testimony for the record before July 8 either by e-mail to or directly to the Village office at 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.  

July 4th Parade and Party a (Hot) Success!


The Village held its Annual Independence Day event the morning of July 4 beginning with holiday-themed decorations for bikes, wagons and strollers at the Village Hall, followed by a parade down the streets of the Village led by Village friend and annual parade leader Tai in his fire engine red Ford Mustang, which was closely followed by a fire truck and rescue vehicle from the Bethesda Fire Station over to the Large Oliver Street Park.  At the park the festivities continued with hot dogs, watermelon, cold drinks, a moon bounce, face painting and cool fun in the sprinkler and water mister.  The Village’s four-legged residents enjoyed the doggie-area featuring cool water to drink and a pool for wading. Despite the hot temps, many residents came out to join this annual Village celebration to kick-off their Independence Day festivities.
There were many hands that came together to make this event a success. Special thanks to Village staff specifically, Administrative & Constituent Services Assistant Simone Kolnik who planned the event and ensured every detail was carried through, to our hard-working Public Works staff who arrived early the day of the event to get everything in place.  We also extend thanks to Grafton Street resident Mike Marsh for manning the grill and to the numerous teens who volunteered to make the event a smooth and well-run success!
For those that missed the fun and for those who want to keep the memories alive, visit our Community event Photos page on the Village website to view photos from the event.
Up Next: Join us for National Night Out on Tuesday, August 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Newlands Park (on Connecticut Avenue across from Chevy Chase Club)!

Wood floor and colorful balls of yarn

  New Yarn Group at The Village Hall

Do you like to knit or crochet? A new group, created by residents Elisabeth Boas and Elizabeth Gussie Lewis, is forming at the Village Hall on Monday afternoons from
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The group is open to Village residents and began on Monday, June 24, 2019.

Please drop in at the Village Hall with your current project to enjoy two free hours of knitting or crochet on Monday afternoons. Questions? Please feel free to contact Ms. Gussie Lewis (6 Oxford Street). 

Chevy Chase Celebrates National Night Out

Prevention of Tickborne Disease

The number of cases of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases in humans reported each year in the United States has been increasing steadily. In 2017 the Center for Disease Control reported that there were more than 42,000 confirmed and probable cases of Lyme reported to federal health officials. That includes 1,194 confirmed cases in Maryland and 697 probable cases. 
The Maryland Department of Health says the best way to avoid tickborne diseases is to avoid ticks and their habitat. Ticks prefer humid environments and can be found outdoors in the leaf litter, weeds, tall grasses, shrubs, and woods. To prevent tick exposure and tick bites:

  • Look for ticks in late spring through early fall, when they are most active
  • Use EPA registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or IR3535
  • Use repellants on exposed skins for protection that lasts several hours. Follow product instructions. Parents should apply repellant to their children -avoiding hands, eyes and mouth.
  • Perform a “tick check” on yourself, children, and pets after being outside in tick habitat. Parents should check their children for ticks under the arms, in and around the ears, around the waist, behind the knees, and in the hair.
  • Treat clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks, and tents, with products containing 0.5 percent permethrin or purchase pre-treated clothing
  • Wear light colored clothing to help spot ticks more easily
  • Wear long pants and sleeves to help keep ticks off of your body and tuck your pants into your socks or boots
  • Stick to the path when hiking and avoid brushy areas and tall grasses where ticks are more likely to be present
  • Shower as soon as possible after coming back indoors to wash away unattached ticks on your body   
  •  Discuss how to protect your pets from ticks with your veterinarian
Tick Bites: First Aid
        The Mayo Clinic Staff reports that that most tick bites are painless and cause only minor signs and symptoms, such as redness, swelling or a sore on the skin. But some ticks transmit bacteria that cause illnesses, including Lyme Disease
To take care of a tick bite:
  • Remove the tick promptly and carefully. Use fine-tipped forceps or tweezers to grasp the tick as close to your skin as possible. Gently pull out the tick using a slow and steady upward motion. Avoid twisting or squeezing the tick. Don't handle the tick with bare hands. Experts don't recommend using petroleum jelly, fingernail polish or a hot match to remove a tick.
  • If possible, seal the tick in a container. Put the container in the freezer. Your doctor may want to see the tick if you develop new symptoms.
  • Wash your hands and the bite site. Use warm water and soap, rubbing alcohol, or an iodine scrubbing.
  • Call you doctor if:
    • You aren’t able to completely remove the tick. The longer the tick remains attached to your skin, the greater your risk of getting a disease from it.
    • The rash gets bigger. A small red bump may appear at the site of the tick bite. The rash usually appears within three to 14 days.
    • You develop flu-like signs and symptoms. Fever, chills, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, and a headache may accompany the rash.
    • You think the bite site is infected. Signs and symptoms include redness or oozing.
    • You think you were bitten by a deer tick. You may need antibiotics. If possible, bring the tick with you to your doctor's appointment.

Marilyn Bracken, PhD
Co-chair, Environment and Energy Committee

Movie Night at Chevy Chase Local Park
Sunday, September 1


The Village of Martin's Additions is hosting a free Movie Night in the Park over Labor Day weekend. The Princess Bride will be shown on Sunday, September 1 (rain date of September 7th) beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Chevy Chase Local Park (3315 Shepherd Street).
The Village of Martin's Additions has invited residents of the surrounding communities to come and enjoy the event. Residents are encouraged to arrive early to picnic in the park. Attendees are encouraged to bring your own food and beverages, however, free popcorn and water will be provided by the Village of Martin’s Additions.

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

Join neighbors 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

Summer Class Information Now Available

Summer class information, schedules and registration forms are now available.
Please click the following link for Class Descriptions and Forms.

Chevy Chase Village Children's Class Flyer with Floral Border

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Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services Extends Free Residential Deck Inspections
The free deck inspections are available to all Montgomery County residents

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

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

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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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