Category

From the RCHCA Officers

Next RCHCA Meeting: Tues, 2/18/2020 @ 7:30 (Silver Creek MS)

By | From the RCHCA Officers, Meetings, Neighborhood Notices

Dear RCHCA,  
This is a reminder that our winter meeting will be on Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 at the Silver Creek Middle School.  Doors will open at 7:00pm.An agenda is below.


Dues are $40/family/year and are due now.  In order to vote at any meeting you must be up to date on dues.  You can pay online at https://rchca.org/ or mail a check made out to RCHCA Treasurer to:John Robinson9616 Old Spring RdKensington, MD 20895


You can also bring a check to the meeting but come early if you do.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
RCHCA Board

AGENDA

ROCK CREEK HILLS CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION

WINTER MEETING 2/18/2020

Silver Creek Middle School

7:30 – 9:00 pm

1.    Treasurer’s Report – John Robinson

a.     Payment 2020 Dues of $40/household are now due. 

b.    Need for better financial and volunteer support from Rock Creek Hills residents for Citizens’ Association to do its work and to support community building activities

2.    Nomination and Re-election of RCHCA Officers and Vacancies to be Filled

a.     President – Peter Chatfield

b.    Vice President — Hill Carter

c.     Treasurer — John Robinson

d.    Secretary — to be determined

e.     Request for volunteers for nominating committee

3.    Review and Update on neighborhood participation in Compost Crew services – Erica Weiss

4.    Update on Beltway Widening – Barbara Coufal from CABE

5.    Special acknowledgement of Laura Dennis for her work with Parks to clear dead trees from Silver Creek, organization of Silver Creek Clean-Up efforts, and volunteered for committee work on getting benches placed along the Creek

6.    Updates on covenant revisions, WSSC water main work, traffic safety restructuring, sidewalks – Peter Chatfield

WSSC Updated Phases for Rock Creek Hills

By | From the RCHCA Officers

Recently received from Michael Krempel (WSSC), reflecting the end dates and the various stages of the WSSC project.  

Please see the updated MAP HERE

Phase 1 is complete – Kensington Prkwy and part of Calvend

Phase 2- currently working on

Phases 3-5 – to come

Projected end date for entire project is February 26, 2021.

Have concerns/comments on Beltway Expansion? Come to the May 22 Meeting where it will be discussed!

By | From the RCHCA Officers

From: Peter Chatfield 
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2019 7:28 PM
Subject: FW: Concerns About Beltway Expansion

Here is a link to beltway expansion, map of estimated impacts

https://rchca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Beltway-Expansion-Impact-Map-re-Rock-Creek-Hills.pdf

Additionally, the dashed red line (which marks where noise is expected to exceed legal limits) shows a group of houses on Raymoor Rd and Old Spring Road that fall within an area where unlawful levels of noise are expected and other house situated right at the worst sound levels allowed.

Please see the attached letter re Beltway expansion concerns. This and other issues will be discussed at our May 22, 2019 RCHCA Spring meeting at Silver Creek Middle School.

Peter W. Chatfield 

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.

UPDATE: Please see our April 2019 Newsletter for agenda items.

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.

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