No End to Rockville’s
Festive Fun this Winter

Holiday Events Abound for All the Family!

“A Christmas Carol” presented by Hope Garden Ballet Theatre
Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

HGCBT’s eighth annual production of “A Christmas Carol” has become a local family tradition and was named in DC Metro Theater Arts’ Best of 2015 – Best Children’s/Family Productions.

Tickets: $22 ($19 senior/student/child/military/veteran).
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Take the Police Chief Survey

Police Chief Survey IMAGECity Manager Rob DiSpirito is now engaged in the process of naming Rockville’s next police chief.

Please help him with this important task by answering a nine-questions survey at or enclosed in the November issue of “Rockville Reports.” The deadline for response is Friday, Dec. 1. If you need this information translated, or in another format, please call 240-314-8613.

If you complete the postage-paid survey in November’s issue, please return it by Friday, Dec. 1.  (Responses to this survey are subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.)

Your voice matters, and will help the city manager make the best decision for Rockville.

Stonestreet Corridor Meeting Set

Stonestreet Corridor.

The next community meeting for the Stonestreet Corridor Study will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 5 at the Lincoln Park Community Center, 357 Frederick Ave.

For meeting materials, meeting topics, as well as to sign up for email updates or submit comments, visit For more information, contact project lead Andrea Gilles at or 240-314-8273.

Tree Trimming in the City

A Tree Surgeon trims trees using a chain saw and a bucket truck.

If you see tree trimming in your neighborhood, don’t be alarmed. Pepco prunes trees near power lines to stay in accordance with state and federal regulations and to maintain the safety and reliability of its electrical service. Rockville’s forestry division works with Pepco to make sure pruning by the electrical utility’s contracted, licensed tree professionals is done in accordance with current industry standards. In addition, Rockville has contractors performing routine, non-utility line tree trimming for overall tree health and safety throughout the city.

Learn how to report fallen branches and trees, and find information about how Rockville protects its trees, at Or, visit and search “trees.”

Avoid a Clog, Fight the FOG (Fats, Oils and Greases)

When the Thanksgiving feast is finished, don’t pour fats, oils and grease (FOG) down the drain.

FOG solidifies when deposited into sewer lines, trapping solids and forming hard deposits that can cause blockages in pipes. Blockages can lead to sewer backups and leaking pipes, which can mean costly damage to city infrastructure and private property.

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Go Local This Thanksgiving with the Rockville Farmers Market

November brings farm-fresh fall produce from regional growers/producers on the final three Saturdays of the Rockville Farmers Market.

The market offers an opportunity to add local flavor to your Thanksgiving feast with fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers, herbs, baked goods, local beer and wine, knife sharpening, meat and coffee.
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Don’t Fall Back on a Faulty Smoke Detector

Making sure safety measures are up to date – replace those batteries.

It’s nearly time for daylight saving time to end and clocks to be wound back an hour. You’ll probably want to do that before you go to bed, Sunday, Nov. 5. It’s also a good opportunity to check your home’s smoke alarms — it’s the best way of notifying you and your family of a fire.
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Meet a Rockville Employee: Glenn Maggard

Glenn Maggard

Glenn Maggard, Rockville’s water treatment plant superintendent, has been with the city since August 2014.

How would you broadly describe your job?
My job is to supply Rockville with the best water possible, meeting or exceeding regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Maryland Department of the Environment. I manage all aspects of our treatment facility and process, including maintenance, equipment replacement, operational and treatment strategies, laboratory testing and requirements, staffing, treatment troubleshooting, budget, short- and long-term facility planning, construction projects, and interacting with other city departments.
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