UPDATE, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21: The City of Rockville’s distribution of free, rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church for Friday, Jan. 21 has ended for the day. ORIGINAL POST, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21: The City of Rockville will distribute a limited number of free, rapid at-home COVID-19
The Mayor and Council continue their work on the Fiscal Year 2023 budget in January and are scheduled to vote on how to spend some of Rockville’s portion of funds received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
City Hall and city facilities will be closed on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1 and some facilities will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17. City Hall’s reopening has been delayed. Friday, Dec. 31: City Hall
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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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