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Weekly Town Updates -- September 13, 2019

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Utility Work Update

Next week, 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 townoffice@townofchevychase.org if you have any questions about the proposed work. 



Residents May Now Recycle Glass at the Lawton Center

Because Town residents may no longer put glass in their single-stream recycling carts, the Town Council has approved a new system to recycle glass.  A central collection point for glass has been set up at the Lawton Center.  Residents can now drop off glass into several green recycling bins, marked “Glass Bottles and Jars Only,” in the loading area behind the Lawton Center.  The loading area is accessible from 44th Street near the intersection of Elm Street.  Residents are reminded that only clean glass bottles and jars may be placed in these carts.  The following items are not acceptable: jar lids, sheet glass, glass windows, mirrors, Pyrex, light bulbs, crystal, glass dishes, and ceramics.  We hope that residents will take advantage of this opportunity to recycle glass and remind you to still use your green recycling cart to dispose of all recyclable materials except glass.  The Town’s Climate and Environment Committee will continue to research best recycling practices and will recommend to the Town Council any additional improvements to the Town’s recycling service. 



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 jamesemich@aol.com or 301-922-3642. 

If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.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.

 More information for this event can be found here.



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: ccv@montgomerycountymd.gov

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.



Presentation of Development Plans for the Farm Women's Market
and Surface Lots
Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m.
Town Hall 

The Long Range Planning Committee invites everyone to a presentation and discussion on Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall of the Lawton Center.  Representatives from EYA (www.eya.com), partners with the land owner Bernstein Management Corporation (https://www.bmcproperties.com/), will outline the current status of plans for this large project.  Redevelopment of this site adjacent to the Town will not only result in a new commercial building on the property that now houses Villain and Saint, but also incorporate the adjacent Farm Women’s Market and Montgomery County parking lots 10 and 24 to include new park space.  

The presentation will outline the evolution of the plan over the last year, the currently proposed plan, parking impact, steps in County Planning Board review, time frames, and ideas for a public/private partnership for financing and future park management.  Please come, learn, question, and share your point of view.



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 townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.

Please click here to view the flyer. 




 Chevy Chase Historical Society Oral History Volunteer Workshop

On September 28, 10 a.m.to 12 p.m., the Chevy Chase Historical Society will offer a training workshop for volunteers wishing to assist CCHS in conducting oral interviews. Led by Anna Kaplan, DC Oral History Collaborative Consulting Oral Historian, the workshop will offer instruction and guidance on oral history best practices, interview preparation and techniques, and editing and finalizing interview transcripts. 
 
Since the 1980s, CCHS has made it a priority to capture community history by conducting Oral History interviews with long-time Chevy Chase residents, as well as adjacent businesses and their employees. Oral History is essential for future generations to better understand the lived experience of history, and the many meanings that people make of these experiences. 
 
The workshop is free and will take place at the CCHS Archive and Research Center, 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1010. As space is limited, RSVP to info@chevychasehistory.org or 301-656-6141. 



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 or 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:

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Utility Work Update
Next week, 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 townoffice@townofchevychase.org if you have any questions about the proposed work.

Residents May Now Recycle Glass at the Lawton Center
Because Town residents may no longer put glass in their single-stream recycling carts, the Town Council has approved a new system to recycle glass. A central collection point for glass has been set up at the Lawton Center. Residents can now drop off glass into several green recycling bins, marked “Glass Bottles and Jars Only,” in the loading area behind the Lawton Center. The loading area is accessible from 44th Street near the intersection of Elm Street. Residents are reminded that only clean glass bottles and jars may be placed in these carts. The following items are not acceptable: jar lids, sheet glass, glass windows, mirrors, Pyrex, light bulbs, crystal, glass dishes, and ceramics. We hope that residents will take advantage of this opportunity to recycle glass and remind you to still use your green recycling cart to dispose of all recyclable materials except glass. The Town’s Climate and Environment Committee will continue to research best recycling practices and will recommend to the Town Council any additional improvements to the Town’s recycling service.


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 jamesemich@aol.com or 301-922-3642.
If you want to come to enjoy the music, please RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.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.
More information for this event can be found on the Town Wesbite .

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: ccv@montgomerycountymd.gov
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.


Presentation of Development Plans for the Farm Women's Market
and Surface Lots
Thursday, October 3, 7 p.m.
Town Hall
The Long Range Planning Committee invites everyone to a presentation and discussion on Thursday, October 3, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall of the Lawton Center. Representatives from EYA (www.eya.com), partners with the land owner Bernstein Management Corporation (https://www.bmcproperties.com/), will outline the current status of plans for this large project. Redevelopment of this site adjacent to the Town will not only result in a new commercial building on the property that now houses Villain and Saint, but also incorporate the adjacent Farm Women’s Market and Montgomery County parking lots 10 and 24 to include new park space.
The presentation will outline the evolution of the plan over the last year, the currently proposed plan, parking impact, steps in County Planning Board review, time frames, and ideas for a public/private partnership for financing and future park management. Please come, learn, question, and share your point of view.

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 townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.
Please visit the Town Calendar to view the flyer.

Chevy Chase Historical Society Oral History Volunteer Workshop
On September 28, 10 a.m.to 12 p.m., the Chevy Chase Historical Society will offer a training workshop for volunteers wishing to assist CCHS in conducting oral interviews. Led by Anna Kaplan, DC Oral History Collaborative Consulting Oral Historian, the workshop will offer instruction and guidance on oral history best practices, interview preparation and techniques, and editing and finalizing interview transcripts.
Since the 1980s, CCHS has made it a priority to capture community history by conducting Oral History interviews with long-time Chevy Chase residents, as well as adjacent businesses and their employees. Oral History is essential for future generations to better understand the lived experience of history, and the many meanings that people make of these experiences.
The workshop is free and will take place at the CCHS Archive and Research Center, 8401 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1010. As space is limited, RSVP to info@chevychasehistory.org or 301-656-6141.

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 or 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

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Weekly Town Updates are now available. Contact the Town Office at 301 -654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org for more information.