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Weekly Town Updates -- February 14, 2020

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Utility Work Update

Next week, Washington Gas will be working on Meadow Lane between Blackthorn Street and East West Highway. 



President's Day

The Town Office will be closed on Monday, February 17.  Household trash and yard waste will be collected as usual. 



 
Town of Chevy Chase Networking Event
Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall 

Our community is extremely fortunate to have residents with a wide range of skills, experience, and connections.  If you need someone to make a business connection for you in Asia, we have a neighbor who could help.  Looking for a medical internship at NIH?  Need help with federal government issues?  Want a meeting with an industry trade association executive?  Looking for advice on how to pitch a product on TV?  Whatever you are searching for, chances are good that one of your neighbors could help you out.

The problem of course, is finding out exactly who to contact about a given issue.  Your next door neighbor might know the answer to a challenge you have been struggling with, but you might never know.  Often you can find help with these questions on the Town Neighbors list serve, but sometimes it might help to have an in person conversation.  Town resident Mike Stein was thinking about this, and came up with the idea of starting an informal neighborhood networking event -- a way for neighbors to learn more about each other in person to discover potential opportunities.

We are going to explore this concept at an informal meeting at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18.  This event, which will be limited to Town residents.  If there is interest, this could be the first in a series of Town network events.  Refreshments will be served.

Please reply to Mike at mstein@steinip.com by Sunday, February 16, so we can get some idea as to how many people will be attending.  If you can't come to the meeting, but you would like to be included in future network activities, please let Mike know.



  
Tiki Night in Town!
Friday, February 21, 8 p.m., Lawton Center 

Beat the mid-winter blues with Tiki Time in Town!  It's the perfect time to think of Polynesian sunsets, warm breezes, island music, and especially tiki drinks.  Tiki is America's hottest cocktail trend -- and Chevy Chase is where it's at!  Come out to the Chevy Chase Town Hall for all things Tiki.  Wear your favorite island shirt (under your coat!!), get in some warm vibes, and libations with your community during this short leap year month.  Reserve your adult-only spot (limited space) by contacting the Town Office at 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.



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.



Please Obey County Leash Laws

The Town office has received calls from residents complaining that dog owners do not observe the County's leash law.  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 with or without their dogs 



February Purple Line Construction Updates

Night Work on Georgetown Branch Trail:  Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway for utility relocation.  Work will occur for approximately three weeks in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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 be working on Meadow Lane between Blackthorn Street and East West Highway.


President's Day

The Town Office will be closed on Monday, February 17. Household trash and yard waste will be collected as usual.


Town of Chevy Chase Networking Event
Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall

Our community is extremely fortunate to have residents with a wide range of skills, experience, and connections. If you need someone to make a business connection for you in Asia, we have a neighbor who could help. Looking for a medical internship at NIH? Need help with federal government issues? Want a meeting with an industry trade association executive? Looking for advice on how to pitch a product on TV? Whatever you are searching for, chances are good that one of your neighbors could help you out.

The problem of course, is finding out exactly who to contact about a given issue. Your next door neighbor might know the answer to a challenge you have been struggling with, but you might never know. Often you can find help with these questions on the Town Neighbors list serve, but sometimes it might help to have an in person conversation. Town resident Mike Stein was thinking about this, and came up with the idea of starting an informal neighborhood networking event -- a way for neighbors to learn more about each other in person to discover potential opportunities.

We are going to explore this concept at an informal meeting at the Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18. This event, which will be limited to Town residents. If there is interest, this could be the first in a series of Town network events. Refreshments will be served.

Please reply to Mike at mstein@steinip.com by Sunday, February 16, so we can get some idea as to how many people will be attending. If you can't come to the meeting, but you would like to be included in future network activities, please let Mike know.


Tiki Night in Town!
Friday, February 21, 8 p.m., Lawton Center

Beat the mid-winter blues with Tiki Time in Town! It's the perfect time to think of Polynesian sunsets, warm breezes, island music, and especially tiki drinks. Tiki is America's hottest cocktail trend -- and Chevy Chase is where it's at! Come out to the Chevy Chase Town Hall for all things Tiki. Wear your favorite island shirt (under your coat!!), get in some warm vibes, and libations with your community during this short leap year month. Reserve your adult-only spot (limited space) by contacting the Town Office at 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.


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.


Please Obey County Leash Laws

The Town office has received calls from residents complaining that dog owners do not observe the County's leash law. 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 with or without their dogs


February Purple Line Construction Updates

Night Work on Georgetown Branch Trail: Crews will be working along the Georgetown Branch Trail between Sleaford Road and East West Highway for utility relocation. Work will occur for approximately three weeks in two shifts, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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.