Are your kids looking for something to do over the winter break? Take them somewhere warm, safe and active during the day. Continue reading “Keep Your Kids Busy During Winter Break”
Check your thumb. Is it green? Perhaps you have a knack for gardening, but not the space, and are ready to move onto something a little more challenging than your window box.
Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Jan. 10
Rockville’s 2018 state legislative priorities include calls for more state aid for school construction and for youth and senior services, and funding for improvements at the Rockville Senior Center.
Continue reading “City Legislative Priorities: Aid for Schools, Seniors and Youth”
Mayor and Council testimony presented during a Nov. 8 county school board hearing addressed priorities for all five school clusters serving City of Rockville students.
The Mayor and Council thanked county schools Superintendent Jack Smith for recommending that the under-construction Richard Montgomery Elementary School No. 5 be built to accommodate 740 students. This would ensure that the school does not exceed capacity soon after opening in fall 2018.
Continue reading “Mayor and Council Testimony Calls for School Renovations”
Online Survey Continues to Offer Opportunity for Input
Following two public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget in the fall, the Mayor and Council are turning their attention in December to the city’s water and sewer rates, while continuing to seek input online about the community’s budget priorities.
Continue reading “Water and Sewer Rates Are Up Next for Budget Discussions”
Andy Gunning, acting director of Community Planning and Development Services, runs through the agenda at a development review listening session, Wednesday, Nov. 15.
The session was an opportunity for residents, developers and other stakeholders to talk to city staff about what does and doesn’t work in the city’s review process, and how the city can do better. What staff learned from the listening session will help improve the development review process by making it more efficient, timely and transparent. Based on the session’s feedback, staff will work internally to identify potential changes, and in early 2018 will bring those suggestions in a follow-up session to the Mayor and Council, and community.
The Mayor and Council presented the city’s annual Good Neighbor Awards on Nov. 13, honoring community members who have demonstrated a commitment to preserving and maintaining their neighborhoods, and to enhancing the Rockville community.
This year’s honorees were: Continue reading “Rockville Recognizes
‘Good Neighbors’ Who Lend
Beall Elementary School students showed their compassionate sides in October, winning the City of Rockville’s Kindness Challenge. The school won $600 from the city and the Rockville Recreation and Parks Foundation to support its students.
Rockville needs a name for a new park planned for the former site of Chestnut Lodge — and we want your help!
Send your name suggestions to the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations at email@example.com or City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850. The deadline for submission is Friday, Jan. 19.
Continue reading “Help Name Rockville’s Newest Park”
Three meetings in January will allow the public to give further feedback on draft policies and concepts of Rockville 2040, the plan that will shape the city’s future.
Following the meetings, the draft plan will be submitted to a formal review process that involves the Planning Commission and Mayor and Council.
Continue reading “Three Rockville 2040 Open House Meetings Slated for January”