Purple Line/Crescent Trail Meeting – April 13th

Concerned about the impact of the Purple Line on the Capital Crescent Trail?  Maryland MTA is holding a public meeting on this subject for all area residents on April 13th:

MTA to host Purple Line Neighborhood Work Group Meeting Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Maryland Transit Administration invites all residents to participate in Purple Line’s Neighborhood Work Group meeting for the Georgetown Branch/Capital Crescent Trail group. This meeting will be held this Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at the Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, located at 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. purplelinemd.com/public-involvement/upcoming-meetings

Leggett Announces Results of Pepco Work Group Survey of County Residents, Businesses Regarding Pepco Service, Reliability

For Immediate Release: 4/4/2011

Leggett Announces Results of Pepco Work Group Survey of County Residents, Businesses Regarding Pepco Service, Reliability;

Nearly 12,000 Responses Received; Economic Impact Estimated in Millions

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett today announced the results of a County survey of residents and businesses conducted earlier this year that focused on the quality of service and reliability of Pepco’s responses to past power outages experienced in the County.
Nearly 12,000 responses were received from the Customer Relations Survey conducted in January and February by the Pepco Work Group appointed by Leggett in October 2010. A total of 10, 895 residents responded, while 654 businesses completed the survey.
Among the findings reported by Pepco customers taking the survey are: Read More

Neighborhood Watch Update

The Neighborhood Watch Committee forwards the following crime report from the Montgomery County Police:

District Overview:

On Friday 3/18, Brittany Norwood (B/F, 28) was arrested for the homicide that occurred at the Lululemon Athletica store on Bethesda Avenue (D2).  The suspect was originally thought to be a second victim, but evidence revealed otherwise.

  • While not necessarily related to one another, five residential daytime burglaries (or attempts) occurred this week in various beats.  No suspects were seen.  Refer to the beat summaries below for details. Read More

Street Sweeping Coming to Rollingwood

Now that spring is here, it means it’s time once again to clean up neighborhood roads.  The county has announced that it will begin the annual street sweeping program next Monday.  A date for Rollingwood has not yet been announced.  Street sweeping removes salt, sand, and debris from the winter.  Sings will be posted in the neigborhood prior to sweeping operations.  The county’s annoucement follows. Read More

County Council Town Hall Meeting — March 2nd

The Montgomery County Council encourages residents to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 2nd. Here is there announcement:

You are invited to the Montgomery County Council’s


Wednesday, March 2, 2011
7:30 p.m. (Reception) — 8:00 p.m. (Meeting Starts)

Westland Middle School — 5511 Massachusetts Avenue — Bethesda, Maryland 20816
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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