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- 2011 11 30 RCHCA Reply to County
- 2011 10 08 Letter to Ms. Ervin on October 3 Meeting
- 2011 08 16 RCHCA Response to Local Board August 10 – Final
- 2011 09 19 RCHCA Motion to Lodge Decision of Open Meetings Board-Final
- Open Meeting Compliance Board Rules in favor of Rock Creek HIlls – Here is their opinion (7 pages) 2011 09 15 MD Compliance Board Official Opinions sept 11
- Thank you Sandra van Bochove and Tom Sisti for providing us with this pdf file with the attachments cited in the letter: 2011 08 31 DNR-Final Letter001 WITH ATTACHMENTS
- RCHCA Letter to DNR Secretary Griffin on the Past Use of POS/LOS Funds to Improve Rock Creek Hills Local Park is posted here: 2011 08 31 DNR Letter August 31 Final
- 2011 07 27 RCHCA Response to State Board as Filed – PDF of the text of the response to the School Board’s Motion to Dismiss RCHCA filed on Wednesday, July 27, 2011.
- 2011 07 12 Response to Respondent BOE TO OMA – Sam Statland’s reply to the Board of Education’s Complaint Response. The Board has been given until August 1st to reply. THe Open Meeting Act Commission has thirty days to make a determination.
- 2011 07 14 BOE Motion to Dismiss or, in the Alternative, Motion for Summary Affirmance – 19 page motion from BOE attorneys re Rock Creek Hills Citizens Association, et al (Appellants) v. Montgomery County Board of Education (Respondent)
- 2011 07 11 Letter from Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr llp 7-11
- 2011 06 20 Motion Requesting leave to file additional evidence
- 2011 06 06 First Response to Complaint
- 2011 05 26 BOE Response
- 2011 06 04 Complaint Filed with Compliance Board
- 2011 05 26 Revised Appeal to the State Board of Education
The two letters below involve the 9+ year effort to obtain train horn noise relief via a Quiet Zone at Forest Glen Crossing. RCHCA voted overwhelmingly to support this effort in our May 2002. In 2007, Sen. Cardin and Rep. Van Hollen elicited a commitment by MDOT (MD Dept. of Transportation) to pass along the application for a Quiet Zone to the FRA (Federal Railroad Administration) with a “neutral position”, even though it does not support Quiet Zones in concept. In October 2009, MDOT, under a new Secretary, appears to have changed its position to one of pure opposition. In response to my pointing out this change in the RCHCA letter to Senator Cardin and Rep. Van Hollen, and the concern that it may kill the Quiet Zone effort, Rep. Van Hollen wrote the second letter to the new MDOT Secretary, pointing out this prior commitment which many of his constituents have relied upon, and asking for a review and advisory of the situation.