The committee that has gathered to recommend a name for the new middle school in our neighborhood has prepared a survey to collect your view on the proposed names:
Please take a few minutes to read the survey and vote on your first choice for the school’s name, or submit a name that you’d like us to consider. This same survey will be distributed at all of the elementary schools that will feed into the new middle school, in addition to our neighborhood.
Please vote by Thursday morning (3/23).
If you have any difficulties accessing the survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This is just another friendly reminder regarding the publishing of our neighborhood directory! If you have not yet logged on to the online directory to verify or make changes to your household data, keep reading. If you need login information, please email me directly (email@example.com) with your name/address and I will send it to you.
We would like to have all changes & updates to the residents’ information by Sunday, March 12, 2017
Once you have logged on to the atozdirectories.com site you can…
- View & update your own dwelling information via the “My Household” tab [Updates must be done on a desktop or laptop computer.]
- View neighbor directory information under the “My Directory” tab
- Pay your annual dues via PayPal through the “Purchases” tab
- Post Vendor referrals through the “Services & Sponsors” tab and see what services your neighbors are recommending
- Let neighbors know what services YOU can offer (tutoring, lawn service, pet sitting, baby sitting, etc.) through the “Services & Sponsors” tab
- You can also download the HOA atoz app for your phone or tablet to be able to search directory information on the go. Go to the app store on your phone/tablet and search atoz directories. Select the HOA App (not the school app).
To keep costs down for the printed directory, AtoZDirectories.com is soliciting for paid advertising. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted advertisements!
If you are interested in purchasing advertising in the printed directory, please contact Jennifer Thompson (firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-775-5042) for more information. There are still some premium ad spaces remaining. Or call AtoZDirectories (301-785-9660) and ask to speak with Jennifer.
You may recall that at the October meeting of our Association, we cautioned that if your home was not part of the WSSC’s upcoming “Kensington Parkway” Water Main Replacement Project, then that did not necessarily mean that you’re not getting a new water main, because WSSC was preparing to announce a second water main project in our neighborhood, to be dubbed the “Rock Creek Hills” Water Main Replacement Project.
We have now received a map showing the areas that are to be affected by this second project, which covers portions of Everett, Littledale, Haverhill, Old Spring, East Bexhill, and Calvend, and is scheduled to begin in September 2017, with completion in Fall of 2018.
- Map of “Kensington Parkway” project (the first one): <https://db.tt/bJbOUmwf>
- List of address covered by “Kensington Parkway” project : <https://db.tt/Mghsx4zq>
- Map of “Rock Creek Hills” project (the new one): <https://goo.gl/fpGPVg>
- Summary of “Rock Creek Hills” project: <https://goo.gl/VfGkAR>
- WSSC general brochure on water main replacement: <https://goo.gl/3QEDcI>
We will have an update on this at our March 6th meeting.
Again, the new info here is the map of the Rock Creek Hills Project, at <https://goo.gl/fpGPVg>.
With best regards,
James J. Pekar, Ph.D.
President, Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association
The next meeting of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association will be held on Monday, March 6th at 7:30 PM in the Multipurpose Room of Grace Episcopal Day School at 9411 Connecticut Avenue. A full announcement will follow via email, and written notification will be mailed, with ample notice, to all households in Rock Creek Hills. (The mailing will include a request for directory updates, as we plan to reprint the neighborhood directory in the Spring. Anyone with directory updates is encouraged to provide them to Sam Hoxie at <email@example.com>). [NOTE: you can make your own changes through the atozdirectory login from our website. If you need a login, please email Sam. Please include your address.]
As of this writing, agenda items include:
- Election of Officers
- Treasurer’s Report
- Environmental Update
- Construction Update
- Salt Barn Update
- Infrastructure Update
- Covenants Update
- Middle School Naming
- Neighborhood Signage
I am pleased to report that all members of your Board have agreed to serve another term in order to provide continuity as we look towards the opening of the new middle school in August.
Please note that only dues-paid members will be able to vote at the meeting. Dues are $40 for the year. You may pay them online (via <http://rchca.org>), in person at the meeting, or by sending a check payable to “RCHCA” to our Treasurer, Ms. Maria Marzullo, at 9801 East Bexhill Drive, Kensington, MD 20895. Your dues are the only source of support for the Association’s activities that seek to preserve and enhance your quality of life in our neighborhood.
Please inform any Board member if you have agenda items for the meeting.
Thank you, and I hope to see you at the meeting, if not before.
With best regards,
Tomorrow (Monday, 5 December) from 7 to 8:30 PM at Grace Episcopal Day School, 9411 Connecticut Ave., the State Highway Administration (SHA) will hold a second public meeting regarding their plans to build a hazardous materials storage and transfer depot (so-called “salt barn”) at the Connecticut Avenue cloverleaf of the Capital Beltway, overlooking Rock Creek, across from Kensington Parkway. A presentation will begin at 7:30 PM.
Tomorrow’s event is not a formal decision-making meeting. The next meeting that is part of the official process will be Mandatory Referral review at the Montgomery County Planning Board, which will be scheduled when SHA’s submission (which you can view at <https://goo.gl/k8WyjX>) is complete.
For what it’s worth, my main question at this point is: Does it have to be bright red?
The Planning Board is charged with determining: “…whether the nature of the proposed site and development, including its size, shape, scale, height, arrangement and design of structure, is compatible with the surrounding neighborhood and properties…” In order to meet that guidance, you’d think that you’d make your huge-thing-in-the-woods either brown or dark green, so it would fit in.
My guess is that the reason it’s bright red (in the SHA submission to the Planning Board) is because it’s supposed to be a “barn” – you know, a happy place where Farmer McDonald keeps his cows and chickens! Only here, on a low rise beside the creek, there won’t be a farmer, or cows, or chickens – just 10,000 tons of salt, 20,000 gallons of brine, 10,000 gallons of magnesium chloride, & 6,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Persons interested in learning about SHA’s plans are encouraged to attend tomorrow’s meeting.
With best regards,
President, Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association
Please find below the DRAFT minutes of the RCHCA Autumn meeting held on October 17, 2016. These are marked “DRAFT” since they have not yet been formally approved by the membership. Visit our Meeting Minutes page for more,
Please also see flyer….invite-to-villages-of-kensington-day
Come and join us for an evening of fun: Dinner and a Show to celebrate Villages of Kensington Day on October 29th. Everyone welcome!
Where? Kensington Parkwood Elementary School, All-Purpose Room, 4710 Saul Road
(Park in lower-level parking lot on Franklin Street)
Dinner: 5-7 p.m. Food and Drink provided by Villages of Kensington (VoK) volunteers and Board members
Show: 7-8 p.m. Rogers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Performed by Mini-Musicals on the Move
–You’ll be invited to sing along with the cast!
–Tickets are free and available onsite.
Donations: Will be accepted at the door (we’d suggest $20 per adult)
This money will be used to
–Support services to Kensington residents who join our Village
–Reach out to people who would benefit from our services
–Keep our membership fees low
FUNDRAISING MATCH: All donations on or for VoK Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to the first $800, thanks to the generosity of the VoK Board of Directors.
Click on DONATIONS on our website www.villagesofkensington.org or send a check made out to Villages of Kensington, P.O. Box 118, Kensington, MD 20895. Call us at 301-509-0191 if you have any questions.
(N.B. Villages of Kensington is a 501©3 nonprofit organization; your donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.)
Looking forward to seeing you on the 29th.
VILLAGES OF KENSINGTON