RCHCA Comment to Planning Board for July 11 2013 meeting


Please see below the comment submitted to the Planning Board regarding the
proposed transfer of Rock Creek Hills Local Park to Montgomery County as
stated on the Board’s July 11 agenda.


John M. Robinson

From: John Robinson [mailto:jmarkrobinson@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 7:35 AM
To: ‘MCP-Chair@mncppc-mc.org’
Subject: July 11 meeting – Item 17 – Transfer of Rock Creek HIlls Local Park

Comment on Item 17, July 11 Agenda.

To Planning Chair Carrier and the Planning Board Commissioners:

On returning from vacation late last night, I read the Board’s proposed July
11 agenda and noticed that the Parks Department Staff is recommending the
transfer of the Rock Creek Hills Local Park to Montgomery County per the
Transfer Agreement dated February 9, 1990. The Rock Creek Hills Citizens
Association regrets the likely loss by the public of the use of that Park
some two years before the scheduled construction of the new middle school.
We had hoped that the Park would be available to the general public until
that time. Please be advised that the Association has appealed the recent
court decision affirming the proposed used the Park for a middle school and,
if we were to prevail, the transfer would have to be rescinded.

I know that the Commission would have also preferred that the site remain a

Sincerely yours,

John M. Robinson

for the

Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association