Category

From the RCHCA Officers

Rock Creek Hill Citizens’ Association Board Elections

By | From the RCHCA Officers, Meetings

Dear Neighbors,

It’s election time again!  It’s time to elect the Officers of the Board of the Rock Creek Hill Citizens’ Association.  Please consider getting involved in this great neighborhood.  

Board members are voted in at the first meeting of every new fiscal year.  This year the meeting will be virtual and those details will be sent along at a later date.

The RCHCA Board consists of:

President – chairs all meetings of the Association, enforces the constitution and rules of order, appoints the chairs of all standing committees and such other committees as may be approved by the Executive Committee.  

Vice President – Acts as President upon request or in the absence of the President

Secretary – Records the minutes of the meetings of the Association and Executive Committee.  Notifies all members of the time and place of regular and special meetings.  

Treasurer – collects all moneys and contributions due the Association and keeps a permanent record.  The Treasurer also cares for the funds and makes disbursements as requested by the Association or Executive Committee

(The Executive Committee is made up of the above Officers)

For more information on the Board, Committees and representatives please visit: https://rchca.org/rchca-business/officers-committees/

For the current Constitution and Bylaws: https://rchca.org/resources/constitution-andby-laws/

Feel free to email me erkingery@gmail.com if you have questions, comments, want to nominate someone or if you are interested in serving on the Board.

Please be so kind as to pass this information along to any neighbors who are not on the listserv. Thanks!

Please stay well and safe,

Betsy Kingery

Nominations, RCHCA

RCHCA and RCHCI Board Nominations and Elections

By | Board Correspondence, From the RCHCA Officers

Dear RCHCA,

Per the RCHCA Bylaws:

Sec 1: A nominating committee of at least two members shall be appointed by the President, with public notification for others to join at or about the time of the October meeting each year or within thirty days thereafter, and this committee shall nominate candidates for the offices of President, Vice- President, Secretary, and Treasurer at the Annual Meeting. Additional nominations for any of the said offices may be made by any member from the floor at the election meeting

I have asked Betsy Kingery to Chair the Nominating Committee.  Please contact her at erkingery@gmail.com for more information. 

Additionally, if you are aware of members of our community not on RCHCAnet who might be interested in running for a position on the Boards and/or in becoming dues-paying members so that they can vote in the election of Board members, please pass along this information to them and invite them to let Betsy know they are interested and/or have questions about potentially running.  

The elections will be held remotely in January or February.

Thank you,

Peter Chatfield, President RCHCA

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.