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Weekly Town Updates -- October 11, 2019

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will continue gas main installation on Leland Street.  

Please contact the Town Office at  townoffice@townofchevychase.org  or 301-654-7144 if you have any questions about the proposed work. 


 
Leaf Collection

Leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 14 and will continue through mid-December.  For more information, including a leaf collection schedule and map, please click here



2019 Cut-Through and Traffic Calming Study 

The Town recently awarded the 2019 Cut-Through and Traffic Calming Study to A. Morton Thomas and Associates (AMT), a full-service consulting engineering firm. The project kickoff meeting took place this week, and AMT is mobilizing its staff for the data collection phase of the study.  Residents should expect to see traffic counting crews and equipment in and around the Town for the next few weeks.  In conjunction with this study, the Town welcomes feedback from residents on locations in Town where traffic speed and volume are of concern.  Please send your comments to townoffice@townofchevychase.org. They will be shared with AMT.



Boo! -- A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
Saturday, October 26, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Town Hall 

Join us at a Community Relations Committee sponsored event with other families as the children decorate small pumpkins (no carving).  Dress for a hands-on craft experience as there will be plenty of paint, stickers, and markers.  Adults must stay with their children for the entire event.  Snacks and juice will be provided for the children, while there will be wine, beer, and snacks for the adults. RSVP’s are required to order the correct number of pumpkins and supply enough beer and wine. Bring along any outgrown or unwanted costumes for a costume exchange.  RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.
 


Chevy Chase Fire Department Open House
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8001 Connecticut Ave

Come join in the fun at the Chevy Chase Fire Department Open House!  There will be all sorts of fun activities for kids including, Fire Engine Rides, Fire Engine Slides, Fire Fighting demos, tattoos, and balloons.  There will be refreshments which will include hot dogs and beverages. 



Chevy Chase Library Fall Festival
Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8005 Connecticut Ave

Come enjoy the great fun at the Fall Festival.  Events happening all day:  crafts fair and demos by our incredible crafters, drawing for a beautiful quilt, face painting, crafts and activities for all ages (make a faux stone planter, do a leaf rubbing, make a duct tape wallet, scarecrow photo booth and more), light jazz concert at 1 p.m., Rita's Crepes all day, better used books sale while they last, and much much more.  The fire house next door is having an open house at the same time.  Make a day of it!



 Java with Jared
Thursday, October 17, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Olympia Cafe

Come share your thoughts and learn more about Delegate Jared Solomon's legislative priorities for the 2020 legislative session. The event will be at Olympia Cafe (7021 Brookville Road).  Please RSVP at jared.solomon@house.state.md.us 



 District 18 Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Town Hall 

Join your District 18 Team for a Town Hall Meeting at the Jane E. Lawton Community Center.  Senator Jeff Waldstreicher and Delegates Al Carr, Emily Shetty, and Jared Solomon will be there.  Please RSVP to the event here.



 Farm Women's Market Development Plans Available Online

On October 3, representatives from EYA, partners with the land owner Bernstein Management Corporation, outlined the current status of the Farm Women's Market development plans.  State Delegate Al Carr and County Council Member Hans Reimer attended the presentation.  In addition, representatives of the following elected officials attended the presentation:  Congressman Jamie Raskin, State Delegate Jared Solomon, County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Member Andrew Friedson, and County Council Member Will Jawando.
 

Redevelopment of this site adjacent to the Town will not only result in a new mixed commercial and residential building on the property that now houses Villain and Saint, but also will incorporate the adjacent Farm Women’s Market and two Montgomery County parking lots (10 and 24) and result in new park space.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, the presentation and notes are available here.



Off-Leash Dogs and Dog Waste at Chevy Chase Elementary School

The Town office has received numerous complaints about dog waste being left on the grounds of Chevy Chase Elementary School (CCES) 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.

The Town has also had calls from residents complaining that dog owners do not observe the County's leash law, including at CCES.  Please remember that your dog should always be on a leash when not in a fenced portion of your yard.  Even generally well-behaved dogs off leash can be threatening to pedestrians and other dogs on leash.  Please observe this law so that everyone can enjoy walks through the Town and their time at CCES.



October 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 Two:  Beginning on or about September 25, 2019, crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail east of Connecticut Avenue between Manor 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.

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 will continue gas main installation on Leland Street.
Please contact the Town Office at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org if you have any questions about the proposed work.

Leaf Collection
Leaf collection will begin on Monday, October 14 and will continue through mid-December. For more information, including a leaf collection schedule and map, please visit the Town website .

2019 Cut-Through and Traffic Calming Study
The Town recently awarded the 2019 Cut-Through and Traffic Calming Study to A. Morton Thomas and Associates (AMT), a full-service consulting engineering firm. The project kickoff meeting took place this week, and AMT is mobilizing its staff for the data collection phase of the study. Residents should expect to see traffic counting crews and equipment in and around the Town for the next few weeks. In conjunction with this study, the Town welcomes feedback from residents on locations in Town where traffic speed and volume are of concern. Please send your comments to townoffice@townofchevychase.org . They will be shared with AMT.

Boo! -- A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
Saturday, October 26, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Town Hall
Join us at a Community Relations Committee sponsored event with other families as the children decorate small pumpkins (no carving). Dress for a hands-on craft experience as there will be plenty of paint, stickers, and markers. Adults must stay with their children for the entire event. Snacks and juice will be provided for the children, while there will be wine, beer, and snacks for the adults. RSVP’s are required to order the correct number of pumpkins and supply enough beer and wine. Bring along any outgrown or unwanted costumes for a costume exchange. RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.

Chevy Chase Fire Department Open House
Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8001 Connecticut Ave
Come join in the fun at the Chevy Chase Fire Department Open House! There will be all sorts of fun activities for kids including, Fire Engine Rides, Fire Engine Slides, Fire Fighting demos, tattoos, and balloons. There will be refreshments which will include hot dogs and beverages.

Chevy Chase Library Fall Festival
Saturday, October 12, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8005 Connecticut Ave
Come enjoy the great fun at the Fall Festival. Events happening all day: crafts fair and demos by our incredible crafters, drawing for a beautiful quilt, face painting, crafts and activities for all ages (make a faux stone planter, do a leaf rubbing, make a duct tape wallet, scarecrow photo booth and more), light jazz concert at 1 p.m., Rita's Crepes all day, better used books sale while they last, and much much more. The fire house next door is having an open house at the same time. Make a day of it!

Java with Jared
Thursday, October 17, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Olympia Cafe
Come share your thoughts and learn more about Delegate Jared Solomon's legislative priorities for the 2020 legislative session. The event will be at Olympia Cafe (7021 Brookville Road). Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/JavaOct19

District 18 Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, October 24, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Town Hall
Join your District 18 Team for a Town Hall Meeting at the Jane E. Lawton Community Center. Senator Jeff Waldstreicher and Delegates Al Carr, Emily Shetty, and Jared Solomon will be there.
Please RSVP to the event through this link.

Farm Women's Market Development Plans Available Online
On October 3, representatives from EYA, partners with the land owner Bernstein Management Corporation, outlined the current status of the Farm Women's Market development plans. State Delegate Al Carr and County Council Member Hans Reimer attended the presentation. In addition, representatives of the following elected officials attended the presentation: Congressman Jamie Raskin, State Delegate Jared Solomon, County Executive Marc Elrich, County Council Member Andrew Friedson, and County Council Member Will Jawando.
Redevelopment of this site adjacent to the Town will not only result in a new mixed commercial and residential building on the property that now houses Villain and Saint, but also will incorporate the adjacent Farm Women’s Market and two Montgomery County parking lots (10 and 24) and result in new park space. If you were unable to make it, the presentation and notes from the presentation are available on the Town website.

Off-Leash Dogs and Dog Waste at Chevy Chase Elementary School

The Town office has received numerous complaints about dog waste being left on the grounds of Chevy Chase Elementary School (CCES) 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.
The Town has also had calls from residents complaining that dog owners do not observe the County's leash law, including at CCES. Please remember that your dog should always be on a leash when not in a fenced portion of your yard. Even generally well-behaved dogs off leash can be threatening to pedestrians and other dogs on leash. Please observe this law so that everyone can enjoy walks through the Town and their time at CCES.

October 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 Two: Beginning on or about September 25, 2019, crews will be pile driving along the Georgetown Branch Trail east of Connecticut Avenue between Manor 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.
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:

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.