Just a reminder that one of the subjects to be discussed at the Council meeting this evening (8:00 pm) will be the proposed Beltway/I-270 expansion. In this regard, we understand that Jared Solomon, one of the three Democratic candidates selected for the three District 18 State Representative positions will attend the meeting and is interested in community views on this issue. It is also possible that Emily Shetty, one of the other prevailing candidates, may also be in attendance.
With the announced retirement of Bob Weesner as the Village Manager, the Village Council is now considering candidates for the position of Village Manager. Interested applicants should contact Council Chair at [email protected], with a copy to [email protected]
This is a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week). Manager must be able to operate out of his/her residence, with ability to be onsite at the Village when required. Village laptop and smart phone will be provided. Principal responsibilities include:
- serving as primary point of contact for Village residents and with external entities;
- publicly representing the Village’s position on matters consistent with Council decisions;
- ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations;
- performance of basic budgeting and financial reporting activities;
- providing support for Council at its monthly meetings;
- preparation of official Village written materials including: correspondence, monthly Village newsletter, and website maintenance;
- contract oversight regarding vendors providing services to the Village.
The State of Maryland is considering the possible widening of I-495 and I-270, to add multiple toll lanes in both directions. Given the proximity of I-495 to our Village, these proposals could have an effect on the Village and on quality of life here. If you are interested in this issue, the State Highway Administration will be holding a series of Public Workshops this month to present information about a preliminary range of alternatives and to solicit input from in interested parties. The one closest to NCC will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, 6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817. Please see the attached newsletter for more information about this process as well as other meeting sites and dates.
Still a pup, Oliver is 8 months old and super friendly! He’s a very light golden retriever often referred to as “English Creme”. A fantastic addition to our family and a joy to have around Oliver loves fritos, children, lacrosse balls, his paddling pool and wrestling with our area rugs!
This is a reminder that the Village will be having its annual 4th of July Block Party once again this year, to be held at the corner of Montgomery Avenue (9000 block) and Inverness Drive, on Wednesday, July 4, at 6:00 PM, come rain or shine. Cost is $1.00/person plus $1.00 for beer and wine. BBQ by Famous Daves. Please bring a side dish or salad if you can (dessert will be provided by Jenny Cakes in Kensington). Looking forward to seeing you there! Flyer attached.
Twain is a 45 lb Labradoodle who arrived to us in September of 2010. He is one of the best members of our family; thrives on exercise, mini treats, visits with both two legged and four legged friends and family. He has a couple of bad habits: raiding outdoor clothing pockets to latch on to some leftover treats, and barking if so much as a moth flies by our property. Anecdotally, he and I have many discussions, when we pass by, about the loss to the community of the Chevy Chase Lake Market.
Attached is a letter from Adrian Andreassi, the Chair of the Village Council, regarding the upcoming Village Annual Meeting on May 1., 2018.
Jazz Fest! Featuring the Montgomery College Jazz Ensemble, a Silent Auction and Sale of Pop Art of iconic Jazz greats and others by Hanna Sobonya. Saturday, April 21st; Doors open at 6 pm for Silent Auction and Art sales; Concert at 7:30 pm. Purchase tickets through Eventbrite: bit.ly/wcccjazzfest. Students $15; Adults $30. Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase; benefits music scholarship and building preservation. Held at 7931 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD; free parking behind the club off Dunlop Street.
Boff Silent Auction: Have we got some terrific things for you! The doors open on Saturday, April 21, at 6pm to give everyone a chance to look over the auction items and the portraits for sale. Among the exciting offerings are:
Tour of Topper Shutt’s WUSA9 weather station * Hillwood tickets *Lunch with Connie Morella at La Ferme * Autographed copy of Martha Grimes’ new book out April 7 * $500 certificate for home repairs from Fred, a division of Case Design * Two orchestra seats for Princeton Jazz Festival, June 23, 2018 at 8 pm * Three months membership at Rock Creek Sports Club *One Saturday Night stay and Sunday Brunch, for two, at the Army & Navy Club in Washington, DC. * Michael Kors handbag * Sumptuous sable paw fur * One ticket to The Barber of Seville, May 13th * Round Trip to NYC on Vamoose * Lunch with Jeff Waldstreicher at Normandie Farm *
The following press release was issued by the Maryland Department of Transportation earlier this month:
MDOT SHA SEEKS INPUT FOR I-495 & I-270 MANAGED LANES STUDY AT PUBLIC OPEN HOUSES THIS MONTH IN MONTGOMERY AND PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTIES
Citizens Encouraged to Attend Mid-April Evening Meetings in Upper Marlboro, Clarksburg, Bethesda and Greenbelt
(April 3, 2018) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will hold four public open houses in April for the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study, which is the first step for public input on the Traffic Relief Plan to reduce congestion on two of the state’s most heavily traveled highways. The National Capital region is one of the most congested in the nation with some of the highest commuting times.
“Understanding the local perspective will help us determine the best plan to reduce traffic congestion, increase economic development, enhance safety and return quality of life to Maryland commuters in this area,” said Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn.
MDOT SHA, in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study to identify innovative transportation solutions to reduce congestion.
The study considers improvements along the entire length of I-495 (Capital Beltway) in Maryland, as well as the entire length of I-270 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Highway) up to I-70 in Frederick County, Maryland. The I-495 and I-270 Managed Lanes Study extends along I-495 from south of the American Legion Bridge in Virginia to east of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and on I-270 from I-495 to I-370, including the east and west spurs. The study will include a review of existing and future traffic, existing roadway infrastructure, and environmental conditions to identify alternatives and assess potential impacts.
The four public open houses will solicit public input regarding the scope of the study, including the purpose and need, potential alternatives to be considered, and environmental impacts to be evaluated.
The open house dates and locations are as follows:
Tuesday, April 17; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High School
12650 Brook Lane
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Wednesday, April 18; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Clarksburg High School
22500 Wims Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Thursday, April 19; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School
4301 East West Highway
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tuesday, April 24; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School
7601 Hanover Parkway
Greenbelt, MD 20770
All open houses related to the study will be held in locations accessible to persons with disabilities. Any person requiring special assistance, such as a language interpreter, should contact 1-833-858-5960 or via email at [email protected] at least 48 hours before the workshop they want to attend.
CONTACT INFORMATION: The public and other interested parties are encouraged to comment on-line at the study’s website (www.495-270-P3.com), via email at [email protected], or by hard copy during the public workshops. Hard copy comments can also be mailed to the I-495 and I-270 P3 Project Office at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, 707 North Calvert Street, Mail Stop P-601, Baltimore MD 21202.
Jeanette Mar – Environmental Program Manager, Federal
Highway Administration, Maryland Division
George H. Fallon Federal Building
31 Hopkins Plaza, Suite 1520
Baltimore MD 21201
(410) 779-7152; [email protected]
Lisa B. Choplin – Project Director, I-495 and I-270 P-3 Project Office
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration
707 North Calvert Street, Mail Stop P-601
Baltimore MD 21202
(833) 858-5960; [email protected]
For more information on this project, please visit the project website at www.495-270-P3.com.
The 43rd Annual Community Art Show and Sale will be held this weekend (April 13-15, 2018). Over 150 local artists will exhibit works in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic, photography and drawing. Bring your checkbook!
Show hours: Friday ~ 2 pm to 5; Saturday ~ 11 am to 5 pm; Sunday 1 to 5 pm. FREE and Open to the Public. Sponsored by the Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase, and held at 7931 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase; free parking behind the clubhouse off Dunlop. For further information, go to www.wcccmaryland.org .