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Aspen Hill, Bel Pre, Brookeville, Glenmont,
Forest Glen, Kemp Mill, Kensington, Layhill, Olney,
Sandy Spring, Upper Rock Creek, Wheaton
May 17, 2019
Advisory Boards
Keep up to date on issues affecting your communities and take an active role by participating & engaging in your local Advisory Boards.
Mid-County and Wheaton Advisory Board meetings are monthly and open to the public.

The Mid-County Citizens 
Advisory Board (MCCAB) Meetings

Next Full Board Meeting is
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
MID-COUNTY RECREATION CENTER 
2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring

Next Committee Meeting is
Thursday, June 6, 2019
from 7:00 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
MID-COUNTY RECREATION CENTER


The Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee (WUDAC) Meeting

The next full committee meeting is
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.  
WHEATON VOLUNTEER RESCUE SQUAD
2400 Arcola Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902
Green Room

TOPIC: Marian Fryer Town Plaza Update

WHEATON REVITALIZATION PROJECT
Check out the camera shots from the top of the Exchange Building for a view of the progress of the the  Wheaton Revitalization Projec t. C lick  here .
COUNTY NEWS
TOMORROW: Wheaton Safety Walk
Saturday, May 18th, starting at 10:00 am.

Meet at 11435 Grandview Ave (corner of Blueridge)
Join the County Executive, SHA, MCDOT, County Council, State delegates and many more for a safety audit walk to highlight opportunities for pedestrian and traffic safety improvements in Wheaton.
Families, friends, business owners, residents are all encouraged to participate. To register, click here. For more information, contact luisa.montero@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-8101.
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MONDAY -- Mid County Citizen Advisory Board Hosts Capital Improvements Program Budget Forum
Provide input into the County's next six-year capital construction budget by attending public forums held by the local citizen advisory boards. The forums will help define construction and planning priorities for the various regions in the County as officials develop the Fiscal Years 2021 to 2026 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget. For more information:

The CIP includes costs for new/renovated, major projects such as roads; public schools and Montgomery College facilities; water and sewer lines; parks, libraries, health and recreation facilities; and other public buildings and projects. The schedule is listed below:
  • Mid-County: Monday, May 20, 7 p.m. - Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring, 240-777-8101 or 240-777-6820.
  • East County: Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. - East Montgomery Regional Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, 240-777-8414.

Suggestions and comments from participants will be considered by the regional citizen advisory boards for inclusion in the funding priority lists they submit to the County Executive. The lists will also be shared with County departments and agencies for consideration as they formulate the CIP for their departments.
Aspen Hill HAWK Signal Activated

A newly activated HAWK beacon on Aspen Hill Rd between Connecticut and Georgia Avenues is the latest example of the County's commitment to keep pedestrians & drivers safe. Executive Elrich and Council members Katz and Glass were on hand to activate the signal on May 10th. HAWK beacons flash yellow when a pedestrian presses the signal button, then turn solid yellow and finally red to stop oncoming motorized vehicles; pedestrians are then given a walk signal. Click here for more information on this signal and here for HAWK signals in general.


Please click here for the latest issue of GoMontgomery! featuring announcements and updates from the County Department of Transportation.
Happy, Healthy Homes
The “Happy, Healthy Homes Green Initiative”, a partnership between the Department of Environmental Protection and Montgomery Housing Partnership addresses a national issue that finds low-income households spending a larger portion of their income on home energy costs than other households. Part of the initiative will work toward making low-income families aware of energy assistance programs that are available. Please click here for more information on this initiative, here for information on DEP's Residential Energy Program, and here for information on MHP.\

Be the Best for Business
Join County Executive Elrich and Council Vice President Sidney Katz in identifying how the County can reduce obstacles to success, build positive relations and help the county to be the best for business. Sessions are from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. The remaining 4Business listening sessions:
  • May 22, Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring
  • June 10th, Upcoming Regional Service Center, 12900 Middlebrook Rd, Ste 1000, Germantown.
For those who can’t attend the sessions, an email has been established to receive comments and feedback:  4Business@montgomerycountymd.gov. For more information, please click here.
Community Meeting on Carroll Knolls Local Park

M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks invites you to attend a community meeting to discuss the Facility Plan for Carroll Knolls Local Park. The Community Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Capitol View-Homewood Local Park Activity Building (2929 Edgewood Road, Kensington) from 7:00pm-9:00pm . Meeting attendees will be encouraged to provide input on the proposed Recommended Concept Plan.
For more information, visit the Park Project webpage here.
Save The Date: Taste of Wheaton 2019
Taste of Wheaton highlights the deliciously diverse restaurants in downtown Wheaton. This fun-filled event will take place on Sunday, June 2, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information and updates, click here.
Summer Recreation Jobs
Montgomery County Recreation (MCR) is hiring camp staff to lead a variety of activities over the summer months. These positions are perfect for teachers, paraeducators and recent college graduates. Call 240-777-6870 to learn more.
Lifeguards are also needed. For more information, call the Aquatics office, 240-777-6860 or click here.
Summer Recreation Programs - Sign Up Now!
Registration for Montgomery County Recreation Summer 2019 programs and activities begins ‪May 13. ‬ Click here to view the digital guide and click here for more information.
COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
Montgomery Council News
For information on past agendas for Council sessions, committee meetings, prior meeting minutes, actions, access to informational packets for every issue to be discussed at meetings, viewing of live meetings and archived videos of past meetings, and more, go to the Council   web site . Click the box titled "Council Meeting Portal".  

Sign up to receive notifications about Council legislation by visiting  https://apps.montgomerycountymd.gov/ccllims/bill_List.aspx  and selecting the bill you would like to follow.
COMMUNITY NEWS & INFORMATION
Montgomery College Adult ESOL & Literacy Grant Program in Wheaton

The Adult ESOL Program provides basic English language and life skills instruction to Maryalnd residents. Please see below for upcoming training and workshops from Montgomery College's Adult ESOL & Literacy Grant Program n their Wheaton location:
Redesigned GOCA Website

The Greater Olney Civic Association (GOCA) is pleased to announce their newly redesigned website, www.goca.org. The new site retained all the content from the original site, but is easier to navigate and has a more modern design. GOCA worked with an Olney resident, Eric Wenocur of Lab Tech Systems to perform this work.
2019 Strawberry Festival and More at the Sandy Spring Museum
Click here for more information and more events and exhibits
GET INVOLVED
  There are multiple ways to get involved in your communities by serving on the County's boards, committees and commissions.

To serve on boards, committees and commissions, review ALL CURRENT vacancy announcements and read instructions carefully at:   http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/boards/index.html