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Date: March 13, 2018

Place: Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue

Time: 7:30 PM

Present: Chris Richardson, Scott Livingston, Greg Chernack, Pat Xeller, Ashley Kavanaugh, and two Section 5 residents

Agenda Item: Greetings and Introductions

Chairman Chris Richardson called the meeting to order and welcomed those in attendance.

Agenda Item: Review and Approval of February Council Meeting Minutes

Chairman Richardson moved that the minutes from the February meeting be approved; there was a second, and the motion passed.

Agenda Item: Resident Comments

A resident inquired about the possibility of adding new activities to the Fall Block Party. It was mentioned that the Section 3 annual party in the park has several rides plus a moon bounce. The Town Manager is going to talk to the Section 3 Manager and ask for more information.

Agenda Item: Monthly Financial Report

The Town Manager presented an overview of the Section’s current financial status, and entertained questions from the Council.

Agenda Item: Manager’s Report

-No tree removal permits were issued for the month of February.

-Two building permits were issued in February. Both were fence replacements due to the recent high wind storm. The Section in general fared well with the storm. No power losses were reported, and no Town trees came down.

-Regarding the County’s Bicycle Master Plan, as noted in February, Section 5 sent a letter to the Montgomery County Planning Board objecting to the inclusion of two Section roads (Woodbine Street and Glendale Road) in a proposed update to the plan citing significant safety concerns. The Section was notified by the planning staff that the Section 5 roads will likely not be included in the Master Plan. The roads may appear in the appendix as proposed guidance, but the roads will not be listed as official or sanctioned routes. A final hearing will be held in April.

-The Town Manager advised that a Public Information Act (PIA) bill prioritized by MML recently passed in the House. Now that both the House Bill and a Senate Bill have passed their respective chambers, they will be heard by the opposite body. MML will continue to monitor this issue.

-The Town Manager met with Michael Boldosser, an Emergency Management Specialist, in the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to discuss the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. He indicated that the Section’s stormwater management requirements, as well as the Section’s preventive tree maintenance work, may qualify as hazard mitigation efforts. If this is the case, the Section may be eligible for supplemental County funding.

-The Town Manager noted that the Section has negotiated a special discounted community rate with the Compost Crew. They are a Silver Spring based company used and recommended by several other surrounding Chevy Chase municipalities. Details on the program and sign up specifics will be sent to residents in the March quarterly newsletter.


Chairman Richardson adjourned the meeting. The next meeting will be held April 10, 2018, at 7:30 PM at the Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Avenue. The Village Hall has handicapped access. Everyone is welcome.