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Weekly Town Updates -- January 24, 2020

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will work on Blackthorn Street between Maple Avenue and Chatham Road.  Washington Gas also will be working on Chatham Road between Blackthorn Street and East West Highway.  


Capital Crescent Trail Tunnel Public Meeting
Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m., B-CC High School All Purpose Room

This meeting provides an opportunity for Montgomery County Department of Transportation to present the project to the community and obtain feedback.  More information on the project is available here. 

A live webcast of the meeting will be available here.  If you need more information or would like to share comments, please contact Project Manager Jon Hutchings at 240-777-7224 or jon.hutchings@montgomerycountymd.gov.



Family Movie Night -- Paddington
Friday, February 7, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall

After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in a Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the London train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary Brown.  Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde has designs on the rare bear and his hide.  Paddington brings a beloved children’s character into the 21st century delivering a family-friendly adventure as irresistibly cuddly as its star. 

The movie run time is 95 minutes, and it is rated PG.  It has 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Come at 5:30 p.m. for pizza, snacks, and juice. The movie will start at 6 p.m.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  RSVP to 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org.



 26th Annual Chili Dinner

Sunday, February 9, 5:30 p.m., Lawton Center 

Beat the winter blues with chili (vegan chili too!), hot dogs, sides, and desserts.  The Annual Chili Dinner will be held at a new location this year, the Social Hall of the Jane E. Lawton Center.  To continue the Town’s support of Manna Food Center, please do not forget your checks or cash to help feed families in Montgomery County.  As always, chili will be served by your Community Relations Committee.  

Please RSVP for this popular dinner to 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org. 


  
Town Considers Moving Sculpture to Sustainable Garden

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) has given the Town preliminary approval to relocate the Girl with Hoop sculpture in Elm Street Park to the new sustainable garden in Zimmerman Park.  The Town Council believes that this artwork, sculpted by late Town resident Jenny Read, could make a nice addition to the garden and would serve as a fitting tribute to late Town resident Lee Dennison, whose bequest funded the garden.  However, before making a final decision, the Council would like to hear from the community about the proposed relocation.  If the relocation occurs, the sculpture would be on loan to the Town for automatically renewable one-year periods.  

If you would like to comment on the proposed relocation, please contact the Town of Chevy Chase at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org by April 15.  The Town Council will review all public comments and determine whether to proceed with the relocation. The Town also will provide all comments to both the AHCMC and the Montgomery County Parks Department for review.



Christmas Tree Recycling

The Town offers curbside pickup of Christmas trees. All wire, ornaments and tinsel must be removed. Please place the tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday for regular yard waste collection.



Winter Clothing Drive

November 1 to February 29

Feeling the cold?  So are the men, women, and children who depend on Interfaith Works Clothing Center (IWCC)  to keep them warm.  IWCC provides free clothing to 13,000 income-qualified residents each year, including nearly 6,000 children.  Please donate clean, gently-used or never used warm coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, pants, and socks to those in need.  Clothing boxes for your donations are located in the Town Hall (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and in the Lawton Community Center (Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.).  This drive is coordinated by your Community Relations Committee.



January 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. 

Rock Creek Trail Closure:  Crews will close the Rock Creek Trail between Rays Meadow Park and Susanna Lane access points for approximately three weeks.  Electronic message boards will be place along the trail in advance of this closure to alert pedestrians.  The detour can be viewed here:  https://rebrand.ly/vqtvs5. 

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. 



Important Phone Numbers

Below is a list of phone numbers that may be helpful while the Town Office is closed.  In case of emergencies, always call 911. 


Montgomery County Police 
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000

Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Department
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222

Utilities

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)


Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662

Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

 
Emergency - 301-206-4002

Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas
 
Emergency - 703-750-1400

Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast -
800-934-6489

Verizon -
800-837-4966




Upcoming Meetings & Events:

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will work on Blackthorn Street between Maple Avenue and Chatham Road and on Chatham Road between Blackthorn and East West Highway.

Capital Crescent Trail Tunnel Public Meeting
Wednesday, January 29, 7 p.m., B-CC High School All Purpose Room

This meeting provides an opportunity for Montgomery County Department of Transportation to present the project to the community and obtain feedback. More information on the project is available here.

A live webcast of the meeting will be available here. If you need more information or would like to share comments, please contact Project Manager Jon Hutchings at 240-777-7224 or jon.hutchings@montgomerycountymd.gov.

Family Movie Night -- Paddington
Friday, February 7, 5:30 p.m., Town Hall


After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in a Peruvian rainforest, a young bear makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the London train station, finds shelter with the family of Henry and Mary Brown. Although Paddington's amazement at urban living soon endears him to the Browns, someone else has her eye on him: Taxidermist Millicent Clyde has designs on the rare bear and his hide. Paddington brings a beloved children’s character into the 21st century delivering a family-friendly adventure as irresistibly cuddly as its star.

The movie run time is 95 minutes, and it is rated PG. It has 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Come at 5:30 p.m. for pizza, snacks, and juice. The movie will start at 6 p.m. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. RSVP to 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org

26th Annual Chili Dinner
Sunday, February 9, 5:30 p.m., Lawton Center

Beat the winter blues with chili vegan chili too!), hot dogs, sides, and desserts. The Annual Chili Dinner will be held at a new location this year, the Social Hall of the Jane E. Lawton Center. To continue the Town’s support of Manna Food Center, please do not forget your checks or cash to help feed families in Montgomery County. As always, chili will be served by your Community Relations Committee.
Please RSVP for this popular dinner to 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org.

Town Considers Moving Sculpture to Sustainable Garden

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County (AHCMC) has given the Town preliminary approval to relocate the Girl with Hoop sculpture in Elm Street Park to the new sustainable garden in Zimmerman Park. The Town Council believes that this artwork, sculpted by late Town resident Jenny Read, could make a nice addition to the garden and would serve as a fitting tribute to late Town resident Lee Dennison, whose bequest funded the garden. However, before making a final decision, the Council would like to hear from the community about the proposed relocation. If the relocation occurs, the sculpture would be on loan to the Town for automatically renewable one-year periods.

If you would like to comment on the proposed relocation, please contact the Town of Chevy Chase at 301-654-7144 or townoffice@townofchevychase.org by April 15. The Town Council will review all public comments and determine whether to proceed with the relocation. The Town also will provide all comments to both the AHCMC and the Montgomery County Parks Department for review.

Christmas Tree Recycling

The Town offers curbside pickup of Christmas trees. All wire, ornaments and tinsel must be removed. Please place the tree at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday for regular yard waste collection.

Winter Clothing Drive
November 1 to February 29

Feeling the cold? So are the men, women, and children who depend on Interfaith Works Clothing Center (IWCC) to keep them warm. IWCC provides free clothing to 13,000 income-qualified residents each year, including nearly 6,000 children. Please donate clean, gently-used or never used warm coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, sweaters, pants, and socks to those in need. Clothing boxes for your donations are located in the Town Hall (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and in the Lawton Community Center (Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.). This drive is coordinated by your Community Relations Committee.

January 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.

Rock Creek Trail Closure: Crews will close the Rock Creek Trail between Rays Meadow Park and Susanna Lane access points for approximately three weeks. Electronic message boards will be place along the trail in advance of this closure to alert pedestrians. The detour can be viewed here: https://rebrand.ly/vqtvs5.

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.

Important Phone Numbers

Below is a list of phone numbers that may be helpful while the Town Office is closed. In case of emergencies, always call 911.

Montgomery County Police
Non Emergency/24hrs - 301-279-8000
Bethesda - Chevy Chase Rescue Squad - 301-652-0077

Chevy Chase Fire Department
(Opposite Columbia Country Club) - 240-773-4707

Bethesda Fire Dept
(Wisconsin Ave and Bradley Blvd) - 240-773-4706

National Capital Poison Center
(George Washington University Hospital) - 800-222-1222

Utilities

Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO)
Emergency-Live wires down, power failure - 877-737-2662
Customer Service - 202-833-7500

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Emergency - 301-206-4002
Complaints, Leaks, Information - 301-206-4001

Washington Gas
Emergency - 703-750-1400
Information & Customer Service - 703-750-1000

Comcast - 800-934-6489

Verizon - 800-837-4966

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.