Day: June 30, 2021

First Phase of New Online Permitting System to Go Live in July

MyGovernmentOnline, the first phase of a new permitting and planning platform, will go online in July. The new permit application process will be more convenient, and applicants will be able to track and manage all applications online. Permits will be searchable and permit reports viewable. The system will provide a

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Celebrate the Fourth Without Fireworks

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate. The City of Rockville encourages you to do so safely and reminds residents that the private use and possession of fireworks, including sparklers, is illegal in Maryland and carries a $500 fine. Fireworks include firecrackers, skyrockets and Roman candles. Selling fireworks

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Health and Wellness, Coming Up at the Senior Center

Stay home and stay well with free online seminars from the Rockville Senior Center in July and August. Register with the course number online at www.rockvillemd.gov/registration, call 240-314-8800 or email seniorcenter@rockvillemd.gov for more information. Sessions are free, and run from 1-2 p.m., except where noted. Stress Reduction/MeditationTools to focus, relax,

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Become an Ambassador for Rockville

Ready to make a difference in your community? How about signing on to become a Rockville Community Ambassador? Rockville Community Ambassadors are local volunteers who represent the City of Rockville in their neighborhood. Their role is to serve as connectors, providing direct support to residents while creating awareness of events

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Tips for Self-Care During Times of Stress

The City of Rockville Community Services Division can help residents access services to address health, mental health, housing, financial insecurity, food insecurity, child care and more. Here are some tips from the DHCD to help find calm during times of stress: Take care of basic needs, for example, sleep, relaxation

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Meet a Rockville Employee: Cpl. Derrick Tibbs

Cpl. Derrick Tibbs, an eight-year veteran of the Rockville City Police Department affectionately known as “Officer Smiley,” is in his first year as the department’s community services officer after serving as a patrol officer for most of his career. He took over the role in October from longtime CSO Ken

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No Weed and Feed? No Problem!

The Mayor and Council on April 26 voted unanimously to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Jan. 1, 2022. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and child care facilities, prohibiting most synthetic pesticides. Organic lawn care

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Annual Crime Report Shows Reductions Across All Major Categories

The Rockville City Police Department reported a decrease in violent crimes in 2020, in an annual crime report that analyzes the year’s crime statistics and details the department’s ongoing community policing mission. “Our nation continues to experience profound challenges in the law enforcement world,” Chief Victor V. Brito wrote in

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Mayor and Council Approve Increases to Parking Fines

Increase Fines for Parking Near Fire Hydrants, in Fire Lanes and Handicap Spaces Motorists could face significantly higher fines for illegally parking near fire hydrants, in fire lanes or in designated handicap parking spaces after the Mayor and Council approved

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Comp Plan Discussion Continues

Adoption Planned for Early August The Mayor and Council are continuing to discuss parts of the Rockville 2040 Comprehensive Plan, leading up to its possible adoption in August.

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