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Mayor and Council to Hold Public Hearing on Annexation

The Mayor and Council will hold a virtual public hearing, Monday, May 17, on a proposal to annex an almost 10.3-acre plot of land at 16200 Frederick Road.

The annexation was initiated through a petition to the city by Victor, Inc., the property’s owner, with a request to zone the area as mixed-use corridor district.

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Take the Survey and Help Plan the Future of RedGate Park

What should RedGate Park look like in 10 years? Twenty years? 

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Working on a Historic Property? You Could Qualify for a Tax Credit

Restoring or repairing the outside of a historic home? Preserving the exterior of a historic structure? You could be eligible for a property tax credit.

Rockville participates in a tax credit program for local structures designated as historic.

Learn how to apply for a historic preservation tax credit from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4 at a virtual workshop. The Montgomery County Planning Department will provide an overview of the county’s historic preservation tax credit program and application requirements.

To RSVP to attend, visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehjqdz644b091e7f&oseq=&c=&ch=.

If your property in Rockville is designated by the city as historic and you spent at least $1,000 on exterior maintenance between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, you may be eligible for reduction of your property taxes for the coming year, up to 25% of the approved expenses.

Eligible projects include:

• Exterior painting.

• Uncovering and repairing original siding.

• Repairing roofs or replacing them in-kind.

• Repointing brick or stone foundations, or chimneys.

• Repairing windows, architectural trim or ornament.

• Repairing and maintaining outbuildings, such as barns and garages.

• Restoring a documented feature, such as a dormer or porch that was previously altered or removed.

For more information, contact 240-314-8230 or email history@rockvillemd.gov.

Applications should be postmarked by April 15, and sent to Rockville Historic Preservation, City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville MD 20850.

Rockville Metro Pedestrian Bridge Repairs to Begin March 1

Construction on the pedestrian bridge linking Rockville Town Center and the Rockville Metro Station over Rockville Pike is expected to begin March 1 and last about seven months, Metro said in a Feb. 22 advisory.

Repairs to the pedestrian bridge over Rockville Pike, connecting the Rockville Metro Station to Rockville Town Center are scheduled to begin March 1. Image courtesy WMATA.

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County to Provide Free, Virtual Tax Preparation Appointments through VITA

Montgomery County is hosting free tax preparation sessions throughout tax season for low- to moderate-income families that earned $56,000 or less in 2020.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which is run by the Montgomery County Community Action Agency, provides IRS-certified volunteers from nonprofit and public agencies who can help low- to moderate-income families maximize their tax refunds and credits, including the Earned-Income Tax Credit, and e-file their federal and state tax forms.

The program is using a virtual tax preparation model during the COVID-19 emergency. Virtual VITA allows county residents to use an online platform to securely upload their tax documents and have their taxes prepared for free by a certified tax preparer. No in-person contact is required.

Virtual appointments are available by calling 240-777-1123. TTY users can call Maryland Relay 711.

For more information, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cashback or email VITA@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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 testify at hearings, find agendas, posted the week before each date, at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter.

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City of Rockville Declares Snow Emergency for Sunday

Parking Restrictions Take Effect at 9 A.M.

UPDATE: The City of Rockville will collect trash and recycling as scheduled, Monday, Feb. 1. Rockville Swim and Fitness Center will be closed Monday.

The City of Rockville has declared a snow emergency that will begin 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, when a winter storm is forecast to bring sleet, freezing rain and 6-12 inches of snow to the region.

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COVID-19: State is Recruiting Medical Workers

Montgomery County remains in the second of three reopening phases, with reopening guidelines limiting office use and encouraging telework.

With these guidelines in mind, the city is not able to welcome visitors back to City Hall or many city facilities, and no definitive date for reopening can be established at this time.

Information about the city’s response to the pandemic is available at www.rockvillemd. gov, on social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Nextdoor), and on Rockville 11 (channel 11 on county cable).

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Public Input Sought on Accessory Structures and Accessory Dwelling Units

The city will hold a series of virtual public input sessions, beginning in late January, to hear from the community on potential changes to regulations that govern residential accessory buildings in single-family neighborhoods.
City staff will be on hand to explain and answer questions about the proposed revisions ahead of a public hearing, tentatively scheduled for spring.

The public input sessions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19; 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27; and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.

The amendments to the city’s zoning code under discussion would revise the regulations for accessory buildings and also allow the placement of accessory dwellings within accessory buildings. Under the proposal, an accessory apartment within the main house would also be allowed.

An accessory building is a detached structure in the rear yard, such as a shed or garage.

An accessory apartment is a small living unit, separate from but enclosed within the main house.

An accessory apartment added to existing house.

An accessory dwelling unit is a second, smaller dwelling on the same grounds as the main, single-family house but in an accessory building. Examples of these include an apartment over a garage or a smaller, separate structure (on a foundation) in the backyard.

A free-standing accessory dwelling unit.

For more details about the proposed revisions, including how to register for the virtual public input sessions, visit www.rockville md.gov/2345.

Mayor and Council Public Hearing Notice: Tree Planting

House, trees

The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing, 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, on a text amendment to the city’s zoning code to modify tree planting requirements for new residential lots containing townhouses, duplexes and other attached units. 

The zoning ordinance requires three trees be planted on each new residential lot, including new townhouse lots and lots with other types of single-family attached units. Because townhouse lots are typically small, it is not always physically possible to meet this requirement. The proposed text amendment recommends revising the requirements to provide flexibility in planting location to meet the requirement. 

For a list of zoning text amendments, visit 

www.rockvillemd.gov/2171/Zoning-Code-Amendments. See the agenda for the Mayor and Council’s meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter

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