When the holiday feast is finished, don’t pour fats, oils and grease, i.e., FOG, down the drain. FOG, including sauces, gravy and salad dressings, can trap solids, form hard deposits and clog pipes, causing basement backups, sewer overflows and costly damage to city infrastructure and private property. Before washing dishes,
Montgomery County’s H20 Summit will be held virtually on Wednesday, Nov. 10 via Zoom. The free annual celebration of water and our actions to keep it clean will feature educational sessions to provide community members with ways to make water-conscious decisions and tools to use in their backyards to help
The Mayor and Council are scheduled to review Rockville’s first draft Climate Action Plan during their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15. The discussion is now on an earlier agenda than previously scheduled. Find a staff report and the plan with the Nov. 15 Mayor and Council agenda when
The city was recognized for a fourth time as a Sustainable Maryland community and earned the program’s Sustainability Champion designation, at the Maryland Municipal League’s fall conference on Oct. 12 in Ellicott City. Rockville amassed more points than any other community for efforts that include its 32nd consecutive year as
Baltimore Road will remain closed between Gladstone and Broadwood drives for an estimated additional month, through approximately the end of November, as construction continues to improve safety and access along the road.
Celebrate Energy Action Month in October and Energy Efficiency Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6 by doing your part to tackle climate change. Learn more about Energy Efficiency Day at energyefficiencyday.org. And try these ideas during Energy Action Month to get involved and reduce energy usage while saving money:
City stream cleanups offer safe ways to serve your city while social distancing during the pandemic. Help remove litter from Rockville streams and celebrate Montgomery County Community Service Month by volunteering for a stream cleanup this month. City-sponsored cleanups follow safety guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Student Service
This fall is a particularly good time to go organic with your lawn care. The Mayor and Council on April 26 voted unanimously to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Jan. 1. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched
The Mayor and Council are scheduled to review Rockville’s first draft Climate Action Plan during their meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. With the Climate Action Plan, city government is working with community members to develop a comprehensive list of actions to equitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
Rockville will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs in two rounds, beginning Monday, Oct. 18. Area 1: Oct. 25-29; Nov. 29-Dec. 3Area 2: Nov. 1-5; Dec. 6-10Area 3: Nov. 8-12; Dec. 13-17Area 4: Nov. 15-19; Dec. 20-24 Area 5: Oct. 18-22; Nov. 22-26 Rake leaves next to, but out of, roadways,
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Rockville’s community warmth and holiday spirit were on display during the 2022 Holiday Drive, with 223 donors donating $40,829 in cash to families and people in need throughout November and December. This was the first year the Holiday Drive returned
In a continuing effort to reduce the number of speeding vehicles in Rockville neighborhoods, the Rockville City Police Department will begin deployment this month of speed monitoring systems in the 900 block of Veirs Mill Road, near the intersection with
Public Hearing Notification: Hearing on Voting Age, Vote on Mayor and Council Size Are On the Agenda for February
Rockville’s Mayor and Council will consider in February several recommendations from the city’s Charter Review Commission that could change the city’s voting age, the size of Mayor and Council and other elements of city elections.
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