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Weekly Town Updates -- September 14, 2018

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Utility Work and Concrete Repair Update

Next week, WSSC will finish bringing the new water main in the 4300 block of Thornapple Street into service and will begin connecting it to the houses on the block.  WSSC’s sewer contractor will continue restoration work on Leland Street, Walsh Street, and East Avenue following the recent sewer line replacement.  

The Town’s concrete contractor will continue making concrete repairs on 46th Street, Elm Street, and Oakridge Avenue.

Thank you for your continued patience during the ongoing utility work. Please contact the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144 if you have any questions. 




Trash & Treasures Rescheduled

The Town's Trash & Treasures event, originally scheduled for this weekend but canceled due to an unfavorable weather forecast, has been rescheduled to the weekend of October 27 and 28.



Chevy Chase Green Town Fair 
Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m
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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. Click here for more information. 



Zimmerman Park Forum
Wednesday, 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.  

You can learn more and provide feedback about these two proposed Zimmerman Park improvements by attending the forum on Wednesday, September 26. Also see the FAQs, three concept maps, and the Land Use Committee’s report. The feedback gathered at the September 26 forum will help the Town understand community sentiment and answer residents’ concerns and comments about the proposed improvements. After the forum, the Town Council will consider hiring a professional design company to create detailed plans which would then be reviewed with residents at a public hearing later this year. Any final decisions regarding these improvements would be subject to the public hearing.



Notice of Road Closure on Wisconsin Avenue 

Beginning at 9:00 PM Sunday 9/16/2018 (weather permitting), with backup dates 9/18/2018 (weather permitting) and 9/20/2018 (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. 



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Utility Work and Concrete Repair Update

Next week, WSSC will finish bringing the new water main in the 4300 block of Thornapple Street into service and will begin connecting it to the houses on the block. WSSC’s sewer contractor will continue restoration work on Leland Street, Walsh Street, and East Avenue following the recent sewer line replacement.

The Town’s concrete contractor will continue making concrete repairs on 46th Street, Elm Street, and Oakridge Avenue.

Thank you for your continued patience during the ongoing utility work. Please contact the Town Office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144 if you have any questions.

Trash & Treasures Rescheduled

The Town's Trash & Treasures event, originally scheduled for this weekend but canceled due to an unfavorable weather forecast, has been rescheduled to the weekend of October 27 and 28.

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 Forum
Wednesday, 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.

You can learn more and provide feedback about these two proposed Zimmerman Park improvements by attending the forum on Wednesday, September 26. Also see the FAQs, three concept maps, and the Land Use Committee’s report on the Town website. The feedback gathered at the September 26 forum will help the Town understand community sentiment and answer residents’ concerns and comments about the proposed improvements. After the forum, the Town Council will consider hiring a professional design company to create detailed plans which would then be reviewed with residents at a public hearing later this year. Any final decisions regarding these improvements would be subject to the public hearing.

Notice of Road Closure on Wisconsin Avenue

Beginning at 9:00 PM Sunday 9/16/2018 (weather permitting), with backup dates 9/18/2018 (weather permitting) and 9/20/2018 (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.
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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.

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