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Weekly Town Updates -- October 18, 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 has begun and will continue through mid-December.  For more information, including a leaf collection schedule and map, please click here



Town Council to Discuss Zimmerman Park Concept Master Plans 
on October 23


On Wednesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall, the Town Council will hold a work session to review conceptual master plans for Zimmerman Park.  Over the past several months, the Town has been working with a landscape architect to develop plans for various amenities in Zimmerman Park.  One of the concept plans includes a dog exercise area, while the other does not.  Both plans include a small playground and open green space.  At its work session, the Town Council will discuss how to solicit resident input on any plans that it agrees to advance.  While there will not be an opportunity for public comment at the work session, residents are encouraged to share their thoughts with the Council by email to   townoffice@townofchevychase.org.   A public hearing will be held before any possible changes are implemented.



Farm Women's Market Redevelopment Update

On October 3, representatives from EYA, partners with the land owner Bernstein Management Corporation, outlined the current status of redevelopment plans for the Farm Women's Market and the surface parking lots directly behind the Market and between Leland and Walsh streets.   
Following the October 3 presentation, the Town submitted a letter to the Montgomery County Planning Board expressing support for adoption of the sketch plan for this project.  The presentation slides, a brief summary of the Q&A portion of the event, and the Town's letter to the Planning Board are available on the Town's website, 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.  AMT has mobilized 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.



 Connecticut Avenue Weekend Lane Closures


Beginning today at 8 p.m. and continuing for three consecutive weekends (weather permitting), crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will temporarily close lanes in both directions on Connecticut Avenue from East West Highway to Manor Road in Chevy Chase for concrete and roadway patching work.   All lanes should reopen no later than 5 a.m. on Monday.

Additionally, crews are permitted to close one lane in both directions of Connecticut Avenue, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for resurfacing and pavement marking.  All resurfacing work should be complete by the end of 2019.   Equipment used for construction may be disruptive. 

Those with questions about this work can contact tprice1@mdot.maryland.gov or bkucharek@mdot.maryland.gov.



 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.



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 before 3 p.m. on Friday, October 25 to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.



Movie Night for Grown Ups -- Three Identical Strangers
Friday, November 1, 7 p.m., Town Hall

Back for a new season, the Community Relations Committee is screening (on the Town’s new Audio-Visual system) the fascinating and thought provoking 2018 documentary film Three Identical Strangers.  This award winning film from director Tim Wardle examines a set of American triplets, who were born in 1961 and adopted as six-month-old infants by separate families, unaware that each child had brothers.  It explores questions of parenting, nature vs. nurture and medical ethics, as told through the incredible story of three men separated at birth.

Wine and savory snacks will be served at 7 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. The run time for this movie is 96 minutes and this movie was rated 96% by Rotten Tomatoes. 

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



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 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 visit the Town's website .

Town Council to Discuss Zimmerman Park Concept Master Plans
on October 23
On Wednesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall, the Town Council will hold a work session to review conceptual master plans for Zimmerman Park. Over the past several months, the Town has been working with a landscape architect to develop plans for various amenities in Zimmerman Park. One of the concept plans includes a dog exercise area, while the other does not. Both plans include a small playground and open green space. At its work session, the Town Council will discuss how to solicit resident input on any plans that it agrees to advance. While there will not be an opportunity for public comment at the work session, residents are encouraged to share their thoughts with the Council by email to townoffice@townofchevychase.org. A public hearing will be held before any possible changes are implemented.

Farm Women's Market Redevelopment Update
On October 3, representatives from EYA, partners with the land owner Bernstein Management Corporation, outlined the current status of redevelopment plans for the Farm Women's Market and the surface parking lots directly behind the Market and between Leland and Walsh streets.
Following the October 3 presentation, the Town submitted a letter to the Montgomery County Planning Board expressing support for adoption of the sketch plan for this project. The presentation slides, a brief summary of the Q&A portion of the event, and the Town's letter to the Planning Board are available on the Town's 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. AMT has mobilized 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.

Connecticut Avenue Weekend Lane Closures
Beginning today at 8 p.m. and continuing for three consecutive weekends (weather permitting), crews from the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration will temporarily close lanes in both directions on Connecticut Avenue from East West Highway to Manor Road in Chevy Chase for concrete and roadway patching work. All lanes should reopen no later than 5 a.m. on Monday.
Additionally, crews are permitted to close one lane in both directions of Connecticut Avenue, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and overnight, Sunday through Thursday between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for resurfacing and pavement marking. All resurfacing work should be complete by the end of 2019. Equipment used for construction may be disruptive.
Those with questions about this work can contact tprice1@mdot.maryland.gov or bkucharek@mdot.maryland.gov .

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 online.

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.

Movie Night for Grown Ups
Friday, November 1, 7 p.m., Town Hall
Back for a new season, the Community Relations Committee is screening (on the Town’s new Audio-Visual system) the fascinating and thought provoking 2018 documentary film “Three Identical Strangers”. This award winning film from director Tim Wardle examines a set of American triplets, who were born in 1961 and adopted as six-month-old infants by separate families, unaware that each child had brothers. It explores questions of parenting, nature vs. nurture and medical ethics, as told through the incredible story of three men separated at birth.
Wine and savory snacks will be served at 7 p.m., with the film beginning at 7:30 p.m. The run time for this movie is 96 minutes and this movie was rated 96% by Rotten Tomatoes.
RSVP to townoffice@townofchevychase.org or 301-654-7144.

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.