Chevy Chase Lake Community Meetings – March 12

At the direction of the Montgomery County Council, plans are underway that could lead to extensive redevelopment of the Chevy Chase Lake shopping center and the surrounding area.  This project could have significant impacts on our community.

On Saturday, March 12th, the Montgomery County Planning Department will hold a series of workshops on this project — known officially as the “Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan.”  All interested Rollingwood residents are invited and encouraged to attend this important meeting.   Pre-registration is required.

To register, click here.  Registration will be open until March 6.

To learn more, please visit theChevy Chase Lake Sector Plan website at http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/chevychaselake/

Here are additional details:

Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Community Design Workshop Saturday, March 12, 2011. Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Avenue.

There will be six one-hour workshop sessions starting between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Each session will cover the same material and accommodate a limited number of people. These workshops are open to all: residents, property owners, businesses, organizations, and any other interested parties.

Budget Meeting with County Council President

At 7 p.m., on Thursday, February 17, 2011, Montgomery County Council President Valerie Ervin and the Office of Legislative Oversight will give a presentation on the FY12 budget, followed by a discussion with the community.  The meeting will take place at the County’s BCC Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.

Debris Removal Information from the County

In the wake of the recent storms, today Montgomery County provided the following information about removal of debris from fallen branches, trees, etc.

For Immediate Release: 2/3/2011
County Adds Helpful Post Storm Information for Residents on Homepage; Tree Debris Removal Procedures, Pothole Reporting Included
While County crews continue clean up operations in the wake of last week’s snow storm, many residents, too, are dealing with the aftermath of the storm itself and its accompanying power outages.In order to help guide residents to necessary services relating to cleanup, the County has added a Post Storm Information icon on its home page – www.montgomerycountymd.gov – with links to helpful tips, procedures and phone numbers. Read More

Chevy Chase Lake – Summary of January 10 Meeting

On January 10th, the Montgomery County Planning Board held a well-attended community meeting on proposed redevelopment of Chevy Chase Lake.  The meeting included presentations by Planning Board staff and the major landowners in the area — Chevy Chase Land Company, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Montgomery County Housing Opportunities Commission.  Another community meeting will be held in February, with details to be announced soon.  Below is a summary of the meeting prepared by Pat Burda of the Connecticut Avenue Coordinating Committee.  The Rollingwood Citizens Association will keep you informed of this matter, and we encourage your participation as well.  If you have any questions, please contact Fritz Hirst, RCA President, at fhirst@msn.com. Read More

Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan Background Information Sheets Available

In advance of the upcoming Community Meeting for the Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan, to be held at the Planning Department on the evening of January 10, 2011, Planning Staff has prepared a series of background information sheets.  These handouts are available on the Planning Department’s Chevy Chase Lake Sector Plan website for viewing and download:

http://www.montgomeryplanning.org/community/chevychaselake/index.shtm

Halloween Party a Huge Hit!

Continuing one of the greatest neighborhood traditions, more than 60 Rollingwood families attended the annual Halloween party at the Rollingwood School on Saturday, October 30th.  Families and children were treated to games, activities, moon bounces, pizza, and candy of course!  Once again, Sue Choi and her edicated team of volunteers did a fabulous job organizing the event.  Thank you Sue and all the volunteers!  Also, many thanks to Ark Contracting and Rollingwood resident Noah Blumberg for sponsoring tee shirts this year.

Important Board of Education Meeting – November 10th

This is a message from the Chevy Chase Elementary PTA concerning possible consolidation of the 6th grade program:

The Board of Education is seeking community feedback to its amendments and
Dr. Weast’s recommendation on Wednesday, November 10 and 11 at its public
hearings.
The CCES and NCCES PTA Leadership is in the midst of crafting a survey for
release by Monday, November 8, if not sooner, to gauge community input.
In the interim, please WATCH the BOE work session. Mark your calendars for
November 10, the designated B-CC Cluster testimony evening! Sign up for
public testimony to voice your opinions. And plan to attend the public
hearings – your attendance is important even if you are not personally
providing testimony. More information on how to sign up to testify follows
below.

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