Per the Village’s emergency elections proceduresprepared by the Village attorney, the Village’s Nominating Committee did not receive any additional declarations or nominations for the three Council positions up for election by the April 14 deadline, beyond the three candidates featured in the April newsletter. Per the procedures, “if the number of candidates equals the three Council positions up for election, the elections shall be deemed uncontested and cancelled. The three candidates will officially become Council members.” The three candidates – Adrian Andreassi, Maury Mechanick, and Ronald Jones – will take the oath of office at the May 5 Annual Meeting.
The Village Council for North Chevy Chase will be meeting virtually this Thursday, April 2 at 7 PM to address modifications to the 2020 Village elections in light of Governor Hogan’s emergency declaration on March 5 to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19 and his March 17 declaration extending the state of emergency. The Village Council will be considering 3 amendments to election provisions in the Village Charter, an elections ordinance, and emergency election procedures addressing absentee ballots, all prepared by the Village attorney.
The Council meeting will take place via zoom. Residents are requested to contact the Village Manager for details on how to join the meeting. Meeting minutes and copies of approved documents will be uploaded to the Village website after. Please contact the Village Manager with any questions. Thank you.
RESIDENTS – Per the agenda for the March 17 Village Council meeting, the Village Council provisionally approved updates to the Village’s Code of Ordinances (formerly known as Rules & Regulations) as well as an updated Permit Application, including new permit fees. Per the Village’s Charter – Article VI, Section 6.03 Village Ordinances:
(a)The Village Council shall provide not less than fourteen days’ prior Written Notice of a Village Council meeting scheduled for final consideration of any proposed Village ordinance. The public shall be provided an opportunity to express its views concerning any proposed ordinance at a public hearing to be held at the Village Council meeting scheduled for a vote on any proposed ordinance prior to the actual vote thereon.
(b) All ordinances shall become effective thirty (30) days following adoption by the Village Council, unless otherwise expressly provided by the Village Council upon such adoption.
The Village Council plans final consideration of the revised Code of Ordinances and Permit Application at the April 21 Council meeting. In order to provide residents with maximum time to review the material, a pdf version of the two documents is included here as well as on the Village website. Changes to the text of the ordinances have been highlighted in yellow (formatting changes are not shown in tracked changes) and a summary of the key updates is presented on the first page of the Code of Ordinances document.
Residents are requested to provide any written feedback/comments by Wednesday, April 15. Thank you.
On Thursday, March 12th, the State and County announced actions to protect public health and limit the spread of coronavirus in Maryland. Many activities will cease over the period March 16-March 27, and MCPS will be closed. Consistent with these recommendations, the Village Council and Manager will be conducting the Village Council meeting tomorrow, March 17, virtually starting at 8 PM. Residents who would like to participate are requested to send an email to [email protected] or text the Village mobile at 301-654-7084 by 2 PM — instructions will be provided to join.
Please note that the agenda has been modified. Agenda items which were requested by residents are being postponed for when face-to-face Council meetings will resume.
The agenda will be:
8:00 PM Approval of February Meeting Minutes – Council members
8:05 PM Treasurer’s Report for February – Stuart
8:10 PM Items
1)Village Code of Ordinances revisions (provisional approval)