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Weekly Town Updates -- November 8, 2019

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Utility Work Update

Starting on Wednesday of next week, Washington Gas will begin gas main installation on Woodbine Street between Oak Lane and Meadow Lane. 

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 continue through mid-December.  For more information, including a leaf collection schedule and map, please click here



Discussion & Desserts: The College Admissions Scandal with Nick Anderson
Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m., Town Hall 

Nick Anderson, Town neighbor and veteran education journalist for the Washington Post, covered the admissions bribery scandal called Varsity Blues. The scandal led to more than fifty arrests on charges of corrupting the testing and admissions process at prominent universities.  Please join the Community Relations Committee for conversation with Nick as he discusses these headlines, issues, and the rapidly evolving field of journalism.

Nick also has covered the lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian Americans.  He has covered topics including suburban Maryland schools, the U.S. Department of Education, and the college admissions maze.  His interests include the technological revolution in schools, the endless battle to overcome inequities of opportunity, and the sheer intellectual fun of academic life.

Wine and desserts will be served.  RSVP at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org.




11th Annual Town Thanksgiving Food Baskets

We have 100 food baskets to fill for MCPS families this Thanksgiving holiday.  Please help by dropping off a check payable to the YMCA-YFS or a Safeway/Giant gift card by November 22 to the Town Office or to Georgia Guhin (4006 Rosemary Street).  All donations are gratefully appreciated.  $25 purchases a turkey; $50 purchases groceries; $75 purchases an entire dinner basket.  Stop by the Lawton Center on November 23 to decorate boxes from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Thank you for your generous support.



Demonstration of Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers
Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lawton Center

Some Town residents have expressed interest in a quieter and more environmentally friendly alternative to the gas-powered leaf blowers ubiquitous at this time of year.  Options for quieter, cleaner battery-powered blowers are rapidly expanding.  Please join us at the Lawton Center for a demonstration of battery-powered leaf blowers.  Coffee, apple cider, and donuts will be served.  The event is being organized by the Town’s Landscape Noise Reduction Task Force. Similar events are being held by the Village of Chevy Chase on November 9 and 16 at 10 a.m.

Many landscape maintenance service providers use gas-powered leaf blowers that generate unnecessary pollution in our neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces, and noise that far exceeds health and safety standards.  These practices come with high costs for our health, environment, and our enjoyment of our homes and communities.  Nearly 100 communities in the US have banned gas-powered leaf blowers, including DC (as of January 2022).  Battery-powered leaf blowers are as effective as gas-powered blowers and easy to use.  

The event is being held at the same time as the Town Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive – stop by on your way in!



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.




No Smoking on School Grounds 

As a reminder, smoking on school grounds or within twenty-five feet of school grounds is prohibited by law.  Please help preserve the Chevy Chase Elementary School grounds by following the law. 



Stormwater Management Property Tax Credit Available


The Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC) is part of every Montgomery County property tax bill.  Credits of up to 80% off your WQPC are available to property owners who maintain stormwater management practices on their property. 

Stormwater management practices are landscaping techniques or structures that help reduce stormwater runoff, including rain gardens, permeable pavement, stormwater ponds, conservation landscaping, green roofs, and grass swales.  These practices help prevent stream damage, flooding and erosion, and some even beautify your property! 

Please visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/water/wqpc/residential.html to see if your residence has stormwater management facilities and/or to apply for a residential stormwater credit.



November 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:   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.

Pile Driving at Rock Creek Bridge:  Crews will be pile driving at the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Lyttonsville Place Bridge.  Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. 

Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road:  Traffic has shifted onto the southbound 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.  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:  Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Wisconsin Avenue to Connecticut Avenue.  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
Starting on Wednesday of next week, Washington Gas will begin gas main installation on Woodbine Street between Oak Lane and Meadow Lane.
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 continue through mid-December. For more information, including a leaf collection schedule and map, please visit the Town's website .

Discussion & Desserts: The College Admissions Scandal with Nick Anderson
Thursday, November 14, 7 p.m., Town Hall
Nick Anderson, Town neighbor and veteran education journalist for the Washington Post, covered the admissions bribery scandal called Varsity Blues. The scandal led to more than fifty arrests on charges of corrupting the testing and admissions process at prominent universities. Please join the Community Relations Committee for conversation with Nick as he discusses these headlines, issues, and the rapidly evolving field of journalism.
Nick also has covered the lawsuit accusing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian Americans. He has covered topics including suburban Maryland schools, the U.S. Department of Education, and the college admissions maze. His interests include the technological revolution in schools, the endless battle to overcome inequities of opportunity, and the sheer intellectual fun of academic life.
Wine and desserts will be served. RSVP at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org .

11th Annual Town Thanksgiving Food Baskets
We have 100 food baskets to fill for MCPS families this Thanksgiving holiday. Please help by dropping off a check payable to the YMCA-YFS or a Safeway/Giant gift card by November 22 to the Town Office or to Georgia Guhin (4006 Rosemary Street). All donations are gratefully appreciated. $25 purchases a turkey; $50 purchases groceries; $75 purchases an entire dinner basket. Stop by the Lawton Center on November 23 to decorate boxes from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thank you for your generous support.

Demonstration of Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers
Saturday, November 23, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lawton Center
Some Town residents have expressed interest in a quieter and more environmentally friendly alternative to the gas-powered leaf blowers ubiquitous at this time of year. Options for quieter, cleaner battery-powered blowers are rapidly expanding. Please join us at the Lawton Center for a demonstration of battery-powered leaf blowers. Coffee, apple cider, and donuts will be served. The event is being organized by the Town’s Landscape Noise Reduction Task Force. Similar events are being held by the Village of Chevy Chase on November 9 and 16 at 10 a.m.
Many landscape maintenance service providers use gas-powered leaf blowers that generate unnecessary pollution in our neighborhoods, schools, and public spaces, and noise that far exceeds health and safety standards. These practices come with high costs for our health, environment, and our enjoyment of our homes and communities. Nearly 100 communities in the US have banned gas-powered leaf blowers, including DC (as of January 2022). Battery-powered leaf blowers are as effective as gas-powered blowers and easy to use.
The event is being held at the same time as the Town Thanksgiving Dinner Basket Drive – stop by on your way in!

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.


No Smoking on School Grounds
As a reminder, smoking on school grounds or within twenty-five feet of school grounds is prohibited by law. Please help preserve the Chevy Chase Elementary School grounds by following the law.


Stormwater Management Property Tax Credit Available
The Water Quality Protection Charge (WQPC) is part of every Montgomery County property tax bill. Credits of up to 80% off your WQPC are available to property owners who maintain stormwater management practices on their property.
Stormwater management practices are landscaping techniques or structures that help reduce stormwater runoff, including rain gardens, permeable pavement, stormwater ponds, conservation landscaping, green roofs, and grass swales. These practices help prevent stream damage, flooding and erosion, and some even beautify your property!
Please visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/water/wqpc/residential.html [https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/water/wqpc/residential.html] to see if your residence has stormwater management facilities and/or to apply for a residential stormwater credit.

November 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: 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.

Pile Driving at Rock Creek Bridge: Crews will be pile driving at the Georgetown Branch Trail between Jones Mill Road and the Lyttonsville Place Bridge. Pile driving will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Traffic Shift on Jones Mill Road: Traffic has shifted onto the southbound 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. 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: Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail from the Wisconsin Avenue to Connecticut Avenue. 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's website to see 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.