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Independence Day Picnic and Parade July 4, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lawton Center Grounds11:30 a.m.: Come to the Lawton Center to decorate your bikes, scooters, wagons, and baby carriages. The Town will provide decorating supplies.12 p.m.: Parade and Dixieland BandThe parade will begin at 12 p.m. led by the Dixie Land Trio.12:30-1:30 p.m.: PicnicTown residents will be treated to barbeque catered by Red, Hot & Blue and the famous Ben and Jerry’s ice cream truck. Vegetarian & vegan options are available upon request. Bring your appetite and picnic blanket! Please RSVP by June 23, or if you are interested in volunteering, for the event reach out to the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The reading of the Declaration of Independence at this event has become a tradition. We encourage readers of all ages to take part. If you would like to volunteer to read a few lines, please contact the Town Office at email@example.com or 301-654-7144.
Reduce Plastic Waste Sub-Committee AnnouncementThe Town’s Reduce Plastic Waste sub-committee along with the Community Relations Committee have been working hard to reduce the amount of plastic waste at Town events. We are happy to report that in place of the ~ 1200 plastic water bottles we’ve used at past July 4th celebrations, we will be providing filtered water. We encourage you to bring your own water bottles to the 4th of July event. But, if anyone forgets, we will be providing compostable cups too. The Town also is providing compostable plates, cups, and utensils, and The Compost Crew will be in attendance to collect all of those items. Since this is a lot to manage, we are in need of at least 6 volunteers to help us with the provision of filtered water and also for guiding people to the right disposal bins (compost, recycling, landfill). If you are willing to help please reply to Betsy Johnson at 240-461-1402 and she will provide additional info.
Columbia Country Club's Fireworks Display NoticeColumbia County Club's Annual Independence Day Celebration is being held on Tuesday, July 2. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. A rain date of Wednesday, July 3 has been set.
Please Clean Up After Your PetThe Town office has received numerous complaints about dog waste being left on the grounds of Chevy Chase Elementary School and on other public areas in Town. The Town has installed numerous dog waste stations in Town, including three around the elementary school. Leaving dog waste on school grounds is unlawful and poses a health hazard to children and others who use the school’s outdoor recreational facilities. We appreciate your cooperation in addressing this issue.
Overgrown VegetationAs a reminder, residents are asked to keep all streets and sidewalks clear of overgrown vegetation. Please prune vegetation to ensure unobstructed sight lines for pedestrians and motorists. The Town’s vegetation maintenance standards are available for review on the Town website. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep Town streets and sidewalks safe.
Wisconsin Avenue Southbound Lane ClosuresNext weekend, June 22 and June 23, the southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue will be closed for crane placement. Beginning at 3 a.m.on June 22 to June 23 at 10 p.m., the southbound lanes near 7750 Wisconsin Avenue will be closed. Beginning at 1 a.m. on June 23, the southbound lanes of 7272 Wisconsin Avenue will be closed. The work should be completed by 10 a.m. Traffic will be detoured down Hampden Lane to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue back to Wisconsin Avenue. Waverly Street and Elm Street on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue will be detoured to Old Georgetown Road to Woodmont Avenue to Bethesda Avenue back to Wisconsin Avenue.
June Purple Line Construction UpdatesLane Closure on Chevy Chase Lake Drive: The westbound lane of Chevy Chase Lake Drive at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue will be partially closed for utility work. Work will take place weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.Lane Closure on Wisconsin Avenue: Crews will be pouring concrete for the walls of the Bethesda Shaft. Southbound lanes along Wisconsin Avenue between Montgomery Lane and Bethesda Avenue will experience temporary closures. Work will take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Night Work/Lane Closure on Connecticut Avenue: 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: Traffic will be shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of the traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.Weekend Work at Columbia Country Club: 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): 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: 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 Several Lane Closures on Jones Mill Road and Jones Bridge Road: 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 Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway: Crews will be relocating utilities along the Georgetown Branch Trail from Sleaford Road access point to East-West Highway. Work will take place weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.Weekend Work on the Rock Creek Trail: 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-needed basis.
Upcoming Meetings & Events:Please visit the Town Website to view the Town calendar.