Utility Work Update
Washington Gas is scheduled to start the gas main installation on Leland Street between Oak Lane and Meadow Lane. The contractor also will continue to make house service connections on Aspen Street and Blackthorn Street.
Please contact the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about the proposed work.
The Town has completed all street paving scheduled for this year. For those streets with speed humps, speed hump re-installation will occur the week of September 16. While striping will occur the week of September 23.
Town's Second Acoustic Music Jam
Thursday, September 19, 7 p.m., Town Hall
Our first Jam was so much fun that we are kicking off our year of events with another! Check out the photos on our Town’s unofficial private Facebook Group. (If you aren't a member, search Facebook for *Town of Chevy Chase Residents* and ask to join.)
The Town has many musicians and singers of all ages who are invited to join an Acoustic Music Jam (no electric, no percussion) that will include bluegrass music as well as folk, traditional, and blues. Music jams are gatherings of musicians & singers who play, sing and share songs in a structured, but informal setting. Playing in a group setting helps a musician to stay sharp, and allows fledgling musicians or singers to test out their chops while gaining skill and confidence in leading a song.
Town residents who want to play, and those who want to listen, are all welcome. Wine, beer, and delicious snacks will be served.
Musicians and singers, please contact Jim Mich at email@example.com or 301-922-3642.
If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-654-7144.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Fall Trash and Treasures
Save the Date -- September 21 & September 22
Trash and Treasures will be held the weekend of September 21 & September 22 with bulk trash pick up starting on Monday, September 23.
Please note that the Town will collect recyclable glass (e.g., bottles and jars) during the "Alternatives to Trash and Treasures" event on Saturday. There will be green recycling carts in front of the Town office for glass. The Town is working to identify a better, long-term solution for glass recycling.
More information for this event can be found on the Town website.
Landscape Noise, Pollution and Solutions Session & Workshop
Saturday, September 28, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Chevy Chase Village Hall
Come hear a panel of experts who will talk about national and local initiatives to move away from landscaping practices that create unnecessary noise and pollution. Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Maryland State Senator Jeff Waldstreicher, Maryland State Delegate Al Carr and Town Council members will be in attendance.
This information session and workshop is designed to help Chevy Chase residents learn about ways to reduce the use of gas-powered landscape equipment and create a quieter, healthier environment for our community. The event, open to all, is organized by the Chevy Chase Village Environment and Energy Committee and is co-sponsored by our Town and Somerset.
RSVP to: email@example.com
Speakers: Dr. Jamie Banks, Executive Director of Quiet Communities; Chuck Elkins, Washington, DC ANC Commissioner and former Director of Noise Control and Federal Air Pollution Control Programs at EPA
For further information, The Atlantic documented DC’s successful efforts to phase out gas-powered leaf blowers by January 2022.
Climate Activism Event: The Green New Deal & Carbon Pricing
Thursday, October 10, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Town Hall
Join Congressman Jamie Raskin and Town resident Jessica Langerman, Founder of ClimateXChange, and discover the core ideas and challenges for how the Green New Deal addresses climate change by creating jobs while simultaneously expanding the use of clean energy. Understand how bipartisan state and federal proposals for Carbon Pricing would be a strong first step for decreasing pollution while increasing innovation. Featuring stimulating, pragmatic solutions as well as delicious sweets and beverages with a low carbon footprint. Thursday, October 10 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm in the Town Hall. RSVP as space is limited to the Town Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-654-7144.
Please visit our website to view the flyer.
Special Announcement About Glass Recycling
Effective immediately, the Town's recycling contractor NO LONGER ACCEPTS GLASS because it breaks during transport contaminating other materials and causing machinery damage. In addition, the worldwide market for recycled glass has dropped precipitously, making it uneconomical for many communities to continue accepting glass in single stream recycling programs.
However, if you do not want your glass waste to end up in the incinerator, the Montgomery County Transfer Station (16101 Frederick Rd., Derwood) accepts CLEAN GLASS (clear, green and brown bottles and jars only). Or you may be able to take it to an office, store, place of worship, or another place where glass still is recycled. The Town is looking for a better, long-term solution to this issue, and we will keep you posted.
September Purple Line Construction Updates
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 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary lane closures with flagging operations will occur.
Night Work/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.
Pile Driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail Phase One: Beginning on about September 4, 2019, crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail west of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately two weeks.
Pile Driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail Phase Two: Beginning on or about September 16, 2019, crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail east of Connecticut Avenue between Newdale Road and Chevy Chase Lake Drive. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately two weeks.
Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Traffic has shifted onto the northbound side of Jones Mill Road for phase one of this traffic change. Crews will be excavating and installing the arch for the future underpass. Work will take places from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.
Weekday Work on the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge: Crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Rock Creek Bridge. Work will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays for approximately four weeks.
Weekend Work at Bethesda Work Zone (Elm Street): Crews will be working at the Bethesda Work Zone on Elm Street, continuing excavation efforts. Work will take place in two shifts from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.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 and Lane Closures on East-West Highway: Temporary lane closures will occur on East-West Highway between Connecticut Avenue and Montgomery Avenue between 9 a.m. and 3:30 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 on weekdays and weekends from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 on, 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: Crews will be working near Rock Creek Park bridge from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends. Temporary trail closures will occur.
Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Please visit the Town website to view the Town calendar.