Category: Government

Meet a Rockville Employee: Crystal Gorham

Crystal Gorham is the City of Rockville’s landlord-tenant specialist and serves as liaison to the Landlord-Tenant Commission. Gorham, the city’s housing services supervisor, works in the newly formed Department of Housing and Community Development. We asked her a few questions about her job to introduce her to the Rockville community.

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Be an Energy Star This Presidents Day Weekend

Buy Energy-Saving Products Feb. 13-15 or Apply for Energy Rebates Homeowners thinking about upgrading an appliance, replacing a refrigerator, or even changing a light bulb, can do so tax free on Presidents Day weekend. On Feb. 13-15, purchases of the following energy-efficient Energy Star products are free from Maryland’s 6%

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Recognizing King’s Legacy

The city’s 49th annual Martin Luther King Day celebration, held virtually Jan. 18, included presentations of two awards to community members carrying on King’s legacy. Find the celebration this month on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, and on the city’s YouTube channel. F. Michael Taff AwardAwarded to an

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Sign On for Sidewalks

City’s Prioritization Policy Allows Residents to Petition for New Path Know a neighborhood that could use a sidewalk? The city’s Sidewalk Prioritization Policy helps determine if, and in what order, the city constructs sidewalks. A missing sidewalk is any existing or potential pathway that, were it hard surfaced, would be

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Responding to King’s Call to Serve

Thank you to community members who took part in a week of service across Montgomery County around last month’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations, including the more than 200 people participating in activities here in the City of Rockville. Activities included these Weed Warriors (above) who pulled invasive plants

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Mayor and Council to Hear Budget Presentation

FY 2022 Budget Hearings and Work Sessions Set, Survey Available City Manager Rob DiSpirito is scheduled to present his proposed Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget and Capital Improvements Program in February, followed by Mayor and Council public hearings and work sessions in March and April. For information about how to

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Calling All Fourth Graders!

MML Launches ‘If I Were Mayor’ Contest It’s that time of year when Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton visits fourth-grade classes to talk about the role of mayor and local government, and encourages students to enter the annual “If I Were Mayor” essay contest held by the Maryland Municipal League.

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Good Neighbors Make for Good News

The Mayor and Council honored Rockville residents, including Gabe Meyer, with the city’s Good Neighbor Awards on Dec. 14. Meyer, a talented trombonist, was honored for playing popular songs, including a regular finale of “Taps,” nightly during the pandemic from the corner of the lake in New Mark Commons.

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Rockville Cemetery Featured on Rockville 11

The Rockville Cemetery Association and its mission to maintain a crucial part of Rockville’s history will be the focus of a special Rockville 11 series, beginning this month. The series will cover the cemetery’s restoration, and history of some of the legends for whom the cemetery is the final resting

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Mayor and Council to Continue Short-Term Rental Discussion

The Mayor and Council will hold a Monday, Feb. 22, work session to further discuss potential short-term residential rental regulations and consider input received from two public hearings on the topic. The work session will begin at 7 p.m. A short-term rental is when a dwelling unit, or part of

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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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