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Notice of Upcoming Washington Gas Main ReplacementWashington Gas is planning to begin an infrastructure replacement project in the northeast portion of the Town in June of this year. An informational meeting with representatives from Washington Gas has been scheduled for May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall for residents to learn more about the upcoming project. Please visit the Town website for more information.
Town Manager Recruitment SurveyThe Town Council is in the process of recruiting a new Town Manager and would like your input. Below is a link to a survey that asks three questions regarding important traits and top priorities for a new manager. The survey is anonymous, and our consultant will provide the Town Council with a summary of the responses. We ask that you complete the survey by May 17, and we thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. A link to the survey also is available on the Town website.
Pepco Phishing ScamsPepco has seen an increase in reports of individuals calling Pepco customers and falsely claiming their electric or gas service will be disconnected unless payment is made. These impersonators instruct customers to buy a prepaid credit card and call back to a different phone number with the personal identification number (PIN) or other personal information.They also use a tactic called "spoofing" to manipulate the Caller ID displayed phone number so that it appears as a Pepco number. Pepco also cautions customers to be mindful of individuals who try to gain access to their homes by posing as utility workers. Utility impostors may carry "official" looking credentials and often work in pairs.Pepco representatives will never call you to ask you for cash or request that you purchase a prepaid credit card to make a payment on your bill. If you have concerns about the status of your account, call Pepco's Customer Service line at 202-833-7500.
Overgrown VegetationAs plantings sprout new growth this spring, residents are reminded to trim back vegetation that obscures sightlines at intersections or is growing over a sidewalk or street in a way that could interfere with pedestrian or vehicular safety. Thank you in advance.
Clean Up After Your PetsIt is important to remember to immediately clean up after your pet. Take along a baggie with you to pick up the waste and then dispose of it properly. Do not leave the bag in your neighbor's trash cans or in their lawns. The Town has 10 dogipot stations around Town for the disposal of pet waste. Besides being unsightly and smelly, animal waste can be hazardous to the health of children who play in the community and other pets.
Wisconsin Avenue Road Closure NoticeBeginning at 1 a.m., Sunday, May 19, a crane will be placed in the roadway for work on the project at 7272 Wisconsin Ave. The work will close the southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue between Hampden Lane and Bethesda Avenue. The work should be complete, and all lanes of traffic reopened no later than 10 a.m. if not earlier.Southbound (MD 355) will be detoured down Hampden Lane to Woodmont Ave to Bethesda Ave back to (MD 355). Waverly Street and Elm Street on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue will be detoured northbound to Old Georgetown Road to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue back to (MD 355). Pedestrians are directed to the safest crosswalks at Waverly Street on the north end and Willow Lane on the south end of the work zone.If you have any questions or concerns please contact Brendan Burns at 301-351-0484 or Brendan@metropermit.com
Purple Line Construction UpdatesBlasting at Bethesda/Elm Street Work Zone: During the month of May, blasting will occur at the Bethesda Shaft location between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday. Blasting is not planned on weekends or holidays. Public notifications will be sent out 72 hours before each blast. Prior to each blast, a siren will be used as a safety precaution for workers within the work zone. Regularly scheduled work will continue 24-hours a day, seven days a week, until the project is complete. Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: During the month of May, crews will be relocating utilities on Connecticut Avenue between Jones Bridge Road and East-West Highway. Work will occur in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Weekend work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur. Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Blasting will occur between the hours 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. the week of May 6, Monday to Friday at the Bethesda Shaft. Prior to each blast, a siren will be used as a safety precaution for workers within the work zone.Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: During the month of May, crews will continue work at the Columbia Country Club 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): During the month of May, crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts on weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as weekends.Weekend Work and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: During the month of May, temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway from Sleaford Road to Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Weekend Work and Lane Closure on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: During the month of May, temporary lane closures will occur on Jones Bridge Road between Altimont Lane and Jones Mill Road , as well as Jones Mill Road between Flushing Meadow Terrace and Coquelin Terrace between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Weekend Work on the Rock Creek Trail: During the month of May, crews will be performing grading and test pitting operations at Rock Creek Park on weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on an as-need basis.
Upcoming Meetings & Events:Visit the Town Website to view the Town calendar