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Upcoming Meetings & Events:
Next week, WSSC will work to connect the houses on Tarrytown Road to the temporary water main in advance of the upcoming water main replacement. WSSC’s concrete contractor will begin making concrete repairs on Leland Street, East Avenue and Walsh Street following the recently completed sewer line repairs.
The Town’s concrete contractor will begin making repairs in advance of road repaving following the completion of the utility work.
Thank you for your continued patience during the ongoing utility work. Please contact the Town Office at email@example.com or 301-654-7144 if you have any questions.
Trash & Treasures, September 15-16
The Town's Trash & Treasures event is scheduled for next weekend, September 15 and 16. Please visit the Town website (www.townofchevychase.org) for detailed information.
Chevy Chase Green Town Fair Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The inaugural Green Town Fair will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jane Lawton Community Center. Highlights include exhibitors, speakers, a giveaway, plant exchange, music, food and a community forum on the Dennison Sustainable Garden Project at 1 p.m. Rain or Shine. Please visit the Town website (www.townofchevychase.org) for more information.
Zimmerman Park ForumWednesday, September 26, 7 p.m., Town Hall
On Wednesday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall, the Town will host a forum to hear from residents about potential improvements to Zimmerman Park. The contemplated improvements include an off-leash dog exercise area as well as a paved pathway and staircase leading to the sidewalk along East West Highway. The former improvement is in response to a petition from over 300 residents asking for an area in Town where dogs can exercise off-leash during certain limited hours each day. The latter improvement is in response to the closure of the Capital Crescent Trail and the Town’s interest in providing pedestrians with a safer route to downtown Bethesda and B-CC High School.
Two options have been suggested for the dog exercise area -- either to fence a large portion of the grassy area in the northern portion of the park and allow dogs to exercise there during limited hours each day, or to fence a small area at the northern end of the park for a dedicated dog exercise area. The Town’s Land Use Committee prepared a report to the Town Council on issues related to a dog exercise area. The report can be found on the Town website (www.townofchevychase.org.) The proposed pathway and staircase would be constructed to follow the existing dirt path now being used by students and other pedestrians traveling to and from the Town along East West Highway.
The purpose of this forum is to provide residents with information about the potential improvements, receive feedback, and answer questions. The information gathered at this event will help the Town understand community sentiment and address residents’ concerns and comments if the Town Council chooses to proceed with developing more detailed plans to present to the community. Any final decisions regarding these improvements would be subject to a public hearing.
Notice of Road Closure on Wisconsin Avenue
Beginning at 9:00 PM Sunday 9/9/18 2018 (weather permitting), Johnson Crane Service Inc. will place a crane in the roadway to hoist HVAC units to the building located at 5430 Wisconsin Avenue (MD 355). The work will close two southbound lanes of Wisconsin Avenue between South Park Avenue and Willard Avenue leaving one travel lane for through traffic. The work should be complete and all lanes of traffic reopened no later than 4:00 AM if not earlier. Sidewalks within the work zone closest to 5430 Wisconsin Avenue building will remain accessible during all phases of the crane operation except when lifting or lowering of materials is active. Pedestrians may be directed to the safest crosswalks within the work zone via flagmen and signage. Safest crossings may include those on the opposite side of the street.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Brendan Burns, President Metropolitan Permit Services, 301-351-0484, Brendan@metropermit.com.
“A Safer Choice: Managing Landscapes and Homes without Toxic Chemicals”Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:30 pm, Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue
The Chevy Chase Village Environment and Energy Committee will host a presentation by Jay Feldman, Executive Director of “Beyond Pesticides,” on how to reduce the use of harmful pesticides in our lawn care, household cleaning agents and in the food we eat. The speaker will provide an overview of the importance of an environmentally sensitive approach to the management of parks, lawns, and homes including management practices and products. With fall landscaping and turf preparation in mind, a focus of the talk will be on the hazards of pesticides and successful, alternative approaches to beautiful landscapes with organic land management practices.
Jay Feldman is the director of Beyond Pesticides, a national environmental organization founded in 1981, which brings together gardeners, farmers, and consumers to protect health and the environment with science, policy, and action. The presentation is part of the Environment and Energy Committee’s Lecture Series on Sustainable Living, and is jointly sponsored by the Community Relations Committee and the Parks and Greenspaces Committee.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for coffee and refreshments, and a chance to meet the speaker.
Upcoming Meetings & Events: Please visit the Town website (www.townofchevychase.org) to view the Town calendar.