Corrected Version: Community Composting Pilot Project Opportunity for Residents of North Chevy Chase

In support of Montgomery County’s Strategic Plan to advance Composting, Compost Use and Food Scraps Diversion, residents of the Village of North Chevy Chase are being offered the opportunity, in cooperation with the Compost Crew,   of participating in  a Community Composting Pilot Project.  The pilot project is also open to residents within proximity yet outside the Village boundaries.    A minimum of 15 households is needed to register to start the project.

The pilot project will last for a two (2) month period at a discounted rate of $35.00 (which includes a bin, liner, and weekly pick-up during the 2 months).  After the two months and depending upon community demand, a special rate will be offered to the new composters.

Food composting is valuable to reduce landfill volumes, mitigate greenhouse gases and climate change, raise awareness of food waste and consumption habits, and reinforce soils and storm water management efforts.     Please see the following blog for more information:  https://www.urbanbreezes.com/reducing-food-waste-a-climate-solution/

If you prefer to compost at home/in your backyard, free bins are available at the Audubon Gift Store.

 

To REGISTER for the Community Pilot, please go to:  http://compostcrew.com/ncc/

For more information, please contact:  Helen Santiago Fink, [email protected]

 


Community Composting Pilot Project Opportunity for Residents of North Chevy Chase

In support of Montgomery County’s Strategic Plan to advance Composting, Compost Use and Food Scraps Diversion, residents of the Village of North Chevy Chase are bing offered the opportunity, in cooperation with the Compost Crew,   of participating in  a Community Composting Pilot Project.  The pilot project is also open to residents within proximity yet outside the Village boundaries.    A minimum of 15 households is needed to register to start the project.

The pilot project will last for a two (2) month period at a discounted rate of $35.00 (which includes a bin, liner, and weekly pick-up during the 2 months).  After the two months and depending upon community demand, a special rate will be offered to the new composters.

Food composting is valuable to reduce landfill volumes, mitigate greenhouse gases and climate change, raise awareness of food waste and consumption habits, and reinforce soils and storm water management efforts.     Please see the following blog for more information:  https://www.urbanbreezes.com/reducing-food-waste-a-climate-solution/

If you prefer to compost at home/in your backyard, free bins are available at the Audubon Gift Store.

 

To REGISTER for the Community Pilot, please go to:  http://compostcrew.com/ncc/

For more information, please contact:  Helen Santiago Fink, [email protected]

 

Helen Santiago Fink

Urban Climate Researcher and Consultant

[email protected]

http://www.urbanbreezes.com

301.910.0813


Sidewalk Repair Work on Montgomery Avenue Delayed Until At Least August 3

Due to the serious inclement weather of the past few days, the start of the sidewalk repair work on the East side of the 8900 block of Montgomery Avenue has been delayed until August 3, weather permitting.  Given that the weather forecast for much of next week is similar to the past week, it is possible that the project may be delayed further.  We will further advise once additional information re scheduling is known.  Again, while the actual repair work is taking place, there will be parking restrictions on the East side of the 8900 block of Montgomery Avenue, and access to some driveways on that side may be impaired.


Sidewalk Repair Work on 8900 Block of Montgomery Avenue To Start on July 26

Sidewalk replacement and other repair work on the east side of the 8900 block of Montgomery Avenue is scheduled to begin on July 26th, weather permitting.
Please park only on the west side of the street until the work is completed.
Please be aware that large trucks and other equipment will be present.
The street may not be passable at times while the work is in progress.
The work is expected to take several days.

Reminder That Beltway Expansion To Be Discussed at Council Meeting Tonight

Just a reminder that one of the subjects to be discussed at the Council meeting this evening (8:00 pm) will be the proposed Beltway/I-270 expansion.  In this regard,  we understand that Jared Solomon, one of the three Democratic candidates selected for the three District 18 State Representative positions will attend the meeting and is interested in community views on this issue.  It is also possible that Emily Shetty, one of the other prevailing candidates, may also be in attendance.


Village Manager Position for North Chevy Chase

With the announced retirement of Bob Weesner as the Village Manager, the Village Council is now considering candidates for the position of Village Manager.  Interested applicants should contact Council Chair at [email protected], with a copy to [email protected]e.org.

This is  a part-time position (approximately 20 hours per week). Manager must be able to operate out of his/her residence, with ability to be onsite at the Village when required.  Village laptop and smart phone will be provided.  Principal responsibilities include:

  • serving as primary point of contact for Village residents and with external entities;
  • publicly representing the Village’s position on matters consistent with Council decisions;
  • ensuring compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations;
  • performance of basic budgeting and financial reporting activities;
  • providing support for Council at its monthly meetings;
  • preparation of official Village written materials including: correspondence, monthly Village newsletter, and website maintenance;
  • contract oversight regarding vendors providing services to the Village.

See attached for additional information.


Upcoming Meeting on Possible Beltway Expansion/July 25

The State of Maryland is considering the possible widening of I-495 and I-270, to add multiple toll lanes in both directions. Given the proximity of I-495 to our Village, these proposals could have an effect on the Village and on quality of life here.  If you are interested in this issue, the State Highway Administration will be holding a series of Public Workshops this month to present information about a preliminary range of alternatives and to solicit input from in interested parties.  The one closest to NCC will be held on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, 6311 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817.  Please see the attached newsletter  for more information about this process as well as other meeting sites and dates.


Pet of the Month for July — Oliver!

Still a pup, Oliver is 8 months old and super friendly! He’s a very light golden retriever often referred to as “English Creme”. A fantastic addition to our family and a joy to have around Oliver loves fritos, children, lacrosse balls, his paddling pool and wrestling with our area rugs!


41st Annual July 4 NCC Block Party

This is a reminder that the Village will be having its annual 4th of July Block Party once again this year, to be held at the corner of Montgomery Avenue (9000 block) and Inverness Drive, on Wednesday, July 4, at 6:00 PM, come rain or shine.  Cost is $1.00/person plus $1.00 for beer and wine.  BBQ by Famous Daves.  Please bring a side dish or salad if you can (dessert will be provided by Jenny Cakes in Kensington).  Looking forward to seeing you there! Flyer attached.


Pet of the Month for May — Mr. Twain

Twain is a 45 lb Labradoodle who arrived to us in September of 2010.  He is one of the best members of our family; thrives on exercise, mini treats, visits with both two legged and four legged friends and family. He has a couple of bad habits: raiding outdoor clothing pockets to latch on to some leftover treats, and barking if so much as a moth flies by our property.  Anecdotally, he and I have many discussions, when we pass by, about the loss to the community of the Chevy Chase Lake Market.