RCH Spring Party: Sunday May 5, 2019

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Please save the date for the annual Rock Creek Hills Spring Party!

Sunday, May 5th 
4:30-7:30 pm
Kensington Cabin Park

Food, drinks, games and time to catch up with neighbors!

We will be catering the party this year, but would also love to have some of your great apps and desserts.

Last name A-L – Appetizer 

Last name M-Z – Dessert 

Also, if you’d like to be on the planning committee, please be in touch.

Hope to see you there!!!

Jennie Rosenberg

Save the Date for RCHCA Spring Meeting at Silver Creek Middle School on May 22, 2019 from 7:30-9:00 pm

By | From the RCHCA Officers, Meetings, RCHCA Biz

Please mark your calendars now for the RCHCA Spring meeting, which will take place from 7:30 – 9:00 pm on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Silver Creek Middle School.

A newsletter with a formal agenda will be prepared and distributed before the meeting date.  Among matters we currently expect to address will be an update on the water main replacement project that is currently in progress in our neighborhood, and its impact on the timing of future discussion of road safety improvements and further evaluation community needs and views about potential sidewalk construction.

Additionally, we anticipate discussing the planning and scheduling of community events, and opportunities that we are exploring to permit residents to officially remove unlawfully discriminatory terms from neighborhood covenants.
We look forward to see you all there. 

Peter W. ChatfieldRCHCA President

Water Main Update

By | From the RCHCA Officers

We’ve received an update on WSSC’s water main replacement project for our neighborhood.

• Notice to proceed was Sept 10, 2018
• The contractor has 900 days to complete this project (Must be done by Feb 26th, 2021)
• The work will probably start any day, as the stakeout has been completed and information signs have been posted

The work will be staged; please see the map at:
https://rchca.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Revised-Phase-Sequence-Proposal-Kensington-Rock-Creek.pdf

For some background, notes summarizing a July 2016 informational meeting regarding this project may be found at https://rchca.org/2016/07/25/1596/

Thanks,
Jim P.

Traffic Calming Update

By | From the RCHCA Officers, Meetings

Dear neighbors,

At the November 27th RCHCA meeting at Silver Creek Middle School (beginning at 8 PM), a presentation on traffic calming measures and intersection modifications will be given by Mr. Khursheed Bilgrami, Acting Section Chief, Traffic Engineering Studies Section, Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations, Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

Mr. Bilgrami has made a preview of his presentation available at:
https://drive.google.com/open?id=186g2yOTEt4h-uQsXS43f0eukqg-ZJANcDwYRU4EV_1Q

Hope to see you on the 27th!

Thanks,
Jim P.

Neighborhood Party!! Sunday (10/28): 3:00/3:30 pm Parade/ 4pm Party

By | Social Events

UPDATE:

 RCHCA Halloween Party – THIS SUNDAY 🎃!!
  • 👻Costume Parade: 3:00PM meet in the Lobby of the the Kensington Park Senior Center: Highland’s Bld. Start by giving some residents a smile, then at 3:30PM march with the Parade to the party (hopefully lead by Kensington Fire Truck!)   
  • 🎉Party!: 4:00PM at 3500 Saul Road  — Grilled foods will be served along with yummy contributions from generous neighbors. NO need to plan dinner. 

THANK YOU to everyone who’s signed-up to share a dish or help with party activities!! – If you haven’t signed-up but would like to help too… please bring a salad, appetizer, or say “hi” to a new neighbor.👋

 
 
 
See you then!!
 
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Please sign-up to help at the “RCHCA Halloween Party 2018” OCTOBER 28th!!

We’ve set everything up… but we need some amazing neighbors to lead the Halloween Parade, help with set-up/clean-up, and help bring some things to share.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

THANK YOU

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

The Road Ahead

By | Board Correspondence, From the RCHCA Officers

Dear neighbors,

There appear to be a lot of rumors floating around and suspicions
being voiced regarding traffic calming, stop signs, and sidewalks.

No final decisions have been made by RCHCA with respect to how to
proceed with any changes to the neighborhood based on currently
proposed projects in these areas, and–to our knowledge–no final
decisions have been made by County officials. Nor do any appear
imminent.

The shared goal of the current RCHCA Board and the nominees for the
new Board is to create and implement a process for working through
these issues. We look forward to the presentation from Mr. Bilgrami on
traffic calming and intersection modifications, scheduled for next
month’s RCHCA meeting, November 27th in the Silver Creek Middle School
cafeteria, beginning at 8 PM. Please note that presentation and
discussion of proposed plans for sidewalks will NOT take place at this
meeting, but has been deferred to a subsequent meeting.

Regarding proposals for sidewalks, we will strive to implement a
process that provides everyone in the community with notice and
opportunity to have input into all proposals for action that are ready
for full consideration by the neighborhood. After the warranted
processes of input and revision have been completed, all proposals
that are developed and ultimately considered for implementation will
be put in front of the RCHCA community for a vote.

All members of the community remain free to seek out information to
which they are legally entitled, from County sources or elsewhere. And
they have the right to express their views and to request others’
input. This is part of the democratic process, even when it is done by
those with views that we do not share.

We will host community-wide meetings to address these matters; seek
compromises where they appear reasonable and achievable; and vote on
whatever plans are ultimately put forth for final consideration.

Thanks,
Jim Pekar
President, RCHCA
on behalf of the current & nominated RCHCA Board members

RCHCA Autumn Meeting @ Silver Creek Middle School: 8 PM, Tuesday, November 27th

By | From the RCHCA Officers, Meetings, RCHCA Biz

Dear neighbors,

The next meeting of the Rock Creek Hills Citizens’ Association will take place at 8 PM on Tuesday, November 27th 2018, in the cafeteria of Silver Creek Middle School. Please enter at the school’s main (lower) entrance.

Aside from approval of the previous meeting’s minutes, a treasurer’s report, and a covenants report, there are two principal agenda items:

1. Election of new officers.
Thanks to the nominating committee, the proposed slate of new officers is: PRESIDENT Peter Chatfield; VICE PRESIDENT Hill Carter; TREASURER John Robinson; SECRETARY Elizabeth & William Kingery. (The Kingerys will get one vote on the board, which is comprised of the four officers and the past-President.)

2. Presentation of proposed plans for traffic calming and intersection modifications, followed by Q&A, and discussion.
The presentation will be made by Khursheed Bilgrami, Acting Section Chief, Traffic Engineering Studies Section, Division of Traffic Engineering and Operations, Montgomery County Department of Transportation.

(Please note that presentation and discussion of proposed plans for sidewalks will NOT take place at this meeting, but has been deferred to a subsequent meeting.)

Only dues-paid members may vote at the meeting. If you have not paid your dues for 2018, you may mail a check payable to “RCHCA” to our Treasurer, Ms. Maria Marzullo, at 9801 East Bexhill Drive, Kensington, MD 20895; pay online at <http://RCHCA.org>; or pay in person at the meeting.

If you know of any other items that should be on the agenda, please notify any board member.

Notice of this meeting will be sent by US Postal Service to all homes in Rock Creek Hills.

Hope to see you on the 27th!

Thanks,
Jim Pekar
President, RCHCA

Please Help! Halloween Party – no planners, no party!

By | Social Events

Hello fellow neighbors,

For well over 20 years (am I right Marylin?) this neighborhood has enjoyed a wonderfully festive Halloween Party. The kids costumes are so cute, the family-style potluck meal is so nice … could it be that no one wants to take charge this year to make it happen?! (If you’re curious about it, rest assured that we’ll tell you everything you need to know! Easy!)

Please consider taking charge this year to keep the spirit alive. We could use a little “community love” right now -and this is a great way to enjoy it.

Warmly, your retiring Party Planners:
Erica, Randi & Jennie

ericahertzweiss@gmail.com