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Weekly Town Updates -- July 12, 2019

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Utility Work Update

Washington Gas is scheduled to continue to work on Lynn Drive next week.  Information on the project can be found here.  Please contact the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org  if you have any questions about the proposed work.  



 Public Hearing on Town Noise Ordinance Amendment

At its July 16 meeting, the Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Town’s noise control regulations.  The amendment, which was introduced by the Council in response to numerous complaints about leaf blower noise, is aimed at increasing the "quiet time" schedule beginning in the fall of this year. 

The amendment would prohibit gas-powered leaf blower operation before 9:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, weekends, and holidays.  In contrast, electric and battery-powered leaf blowers could be used from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The Town Council and the Town’s Climate and Environment Group believe that this schedule change will not cause significant inconvenience, but will encourage residents, landscape companies, and Town contractors to consider switching to quieter, cleaner electric and battery-powered leaf blowers.  The schedule change would be supported by educational workshops and outreach efforts to demonstrate the benefits of battery and electric landscape equipment and the relative costs of such equipment and the options available.

The proposed ordinance amendment and supporting Question & Answer document are available for review on the Town website.  Comments and questions can be presented in person at the public hearing or submitted by email to the Town office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org.



Please Clean Up After Your Pet


The 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 Vegetation

As 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.



July Purple Line Construction Updates

Lane 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. 

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:

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Utility Work Update

Washington Gas is scheduled to continue to work on Lynn Drive next week. Information on the project can be found on the Town website. Please contact the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org if you have any questions about the proposed work.

Public Hearing on Town Noise Ordinance Amendment
At its July 16 meeting, the Town Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Town’s noise control regulations. The amendment, which was introduced by the Council in response to numerous complaints about leaf blower noise, is aimed at increasing the "quiet time" schedule beginning in the fall of this year.
The amendment would prohibit gas-powered leaf blower operation before 9:00 a.m. and after 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, weekends, and holidays. In contrast, electric and battery-powered leaf blowers could be used from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Town Council and the Town’s Climate and Environment Group believe that this schedule change will not cause significant inconvenience, but will encourage residents, landscape companies, and Town contractors to consider switching to quieter, cleaner electric and battery-powered leaf blowers. The schedule change would be supported by educational workshops and outreach efforts to demonstrate the benefits of battery and electric landscape equipment and the relative costs of such equipment and the options available.
The proposed ordinance amendment and supporting Question & Answer document are available for review on the Town website. Comments and questions can be presented in person at the public hearing or submitted by email to the Town office at townoffice@townofchevychase.org.

Please Clean Up After Your Pet
The 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 Vegetation
As 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.

July Purple Line Construction Updates
Lane 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.
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:
Visit the Town website to view the Town calendar.

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