Category: Government

Charter Review Commission Has Some Questions About City Elections

Online Questionnaire and Town Hall Meeting to Gather Community Input Rockville’s Charter Review Commission will use an online questionnaire, and is planning a town hall meeting, to gather community input about how to improve city elections for all. While the next City of Rockville election is not until 2023, the

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New Oversight System Means Better Protection Against Fire

Reporting Program to Track Testing in Commercial Buildings Rockville’s fire marshal and the Inspection Services Division will start using a new online oversight program — the Compliance Engine — Saturday, Jan. 15, to monitor testing of commercial fire-protections systems such as fire alarms, sprinklers and smoke controls. Accurate and timely

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Pesticide Law Applies – So Don’t Apply Weed and Feed

The new year brings a new law regarding lawn care in Rockville. The Mayor and Council voted in April to allow Montgomery County’s pesticide law to apply in the city, effective Saturday, Jan. 1. The law restricts the use of certain pesticides on private lawns, playgrounds, mulched recreation areas and

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FY 2021 Financial Reports Highlight Rockville’s Finances

Two annual reports released last month give the public a closer look at Rockville’s financial health during the most recently completed fiscal year. For Fiscal Year 2021, which closed June 30, the city ended with an overall net position of $307.1 million, an increase of 4.7% over last year, City

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Mayor and Council Adopt Fee Increases to Cover Development Costs

The Mayor and Council voted Dec. 6 to increase development fees across the board by an average 2.5% to address increased expense from development-related city services and the cost of new efficiency-oriented technology. Building fees were last updated in 2018. Development fees have remained unchanged since 2011. The new fee

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City Legislative Priorities: Legal Notices, Schools, Fighting Climate Change and Protecting Homes

Maryland General Assembly’s 90-Day Session Begins Jan. 12 Rockville’s 2022 state legislative priorities include authorization of electronic legal notices, education funding, protecting homes and businesses from the state’s project to widen Interstate 270, and combating climate change. The 2022 state legislative session runs from Wednesday, Jan. 12-Monday, April 11 in

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Rewarding Neighborliness with a Good Neighbor Awards Nomination

Rockville prides itself on being a community of good neighbors — we need your help in finding them. The city is seeking nominations, through 5 p.m. Friday Feb. 25, for its Good Neighbor Awards. The program recognizes community members who are unselfishly giving back and improving quality of life in

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City Hall Opening Delayed Following Surge in COVID-19 Cases

Rockville will delay reopening City Hall following a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the new, more infectious omicron variant. The Mayor and Council discussed the delayed reopening at their Monday, Dec. 20 meeting. City Hall was set to reopen Monday, Jan. 3. The Mayor and Council will revisit the

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City of Rockville: Winter Weather Reminders

With winter weather on the way, Rockville is reminding the community about what to expect during snow events. This snow season, the city is again urging patience on the part of residents as operations and normal service times may be

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City Legend to Retire After 67 Years

After close to seven decades of service to the Rockville community, an iconic city employee and City Hall fixture is finally calling it quits. Elaine Crutchfield Hebron, affectionally known among staff and the local community as “Ms. Elaine,” retired in

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