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Rockville’s Mayor and Council Select Five Finalists to Fill Council Vacancy

The Mayor and Council have selected five finalists in their search for a candidate to fill a vacant seat on the council.

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N. Stonestreet Ave. Plan Amendment to go to Feb. 25 Public Hearing

The public will have an opportunity to comment on an amendment to the Comprehensive Master Plan for North Stonestreet Avenue at a public hearing held by the Mayor and Council at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

The plan amendment covers the area where Montgomery County Public School facilities, the historic Lincoln High School and Crusader Baptist Church are located. The proposed plan amendment addresses one of five key opportunity areas identified in the 2018 Stonestreet Corridor Study.

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February is National African American History Month

The Mayor and Council will proclaim February as National African American History Month at their Monday, Feb. 4 meeting, recognizing “a time for all Americans to remember the stories of those who helped build our nation and took a stance against prejudice.”

Also known as Black History Month, it’s a time to reflect on the significant contributions made by the black community to Maryland, Montgomery County and Rockville. Here’s how you can do that:

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Mayor and Council Seek Comments on Sign Ordinance Revisions

The city will hold two forums in early February to brief business owners and residents on proposed revisions to how Rockville regulates commercial signs.

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Public Hearings to be Held on King Farm Farmstead Report

The Mayor and Council will hold two public hearings on recommendations from the King Farm Task Force for the future of the 7-acre, historic former farmstead at 1101 Grand Champion Drive. The task force was formed to investigate options for rehabilitation, redevelopment and community use of the historic property.

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Rockville’s Mayor and Council Launch Search for Candidate to Fill Vacancy

Rockville’s Mayor and Council announced Tuesday evening that applications are now being accepted to fill a vacant seat on the city’s council.

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Rockville Mayor and Council Meeting Rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15

The Mayor and Council meeting originally scheduled for this evening, but postponed due to the weekend’s snow, has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. in the Mayor and Council
Chambers at City Hall, 111 Maryland Ave. 

The meeting agenda includes:

  • A vote on a resolution to extend the moratorium on the filing, acceptance and receipt of applications for special exceptions, plans and plan amendments for certain uses in the mixed-use employment (MXE) zone, until July 1.
  • A report from the Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS) Work Group on Schools, regarding options to address a potential residential moratorium.
  • A presentation and discussion of the Planning Commission’s draft of the North Stonestreet Avenue Comprehensive Master Plan amendment.
  • A public hearing on the plan for the Shady Grove Neighborhood Center, a proposed mixed-use center with commercial, office and residential uses at 15825 Shady Grove Road, 2 and 4 Choke Cherry Road, and 2092-2098 Gaither Road.
  • A consent agenda that includes authorization for the city manager to execute a contract to purchase 6 Taft Court.
  • Boards and commissions appointments, reappointments and vacancy announcements.

Find Mayor and Council agendas at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter.

Meetings are broadcast live on Rockville 11 and streaming at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11 and are available on demand at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand.

Mayor and Council to Hold Town Hall to Discuss Moving Town Center Forward

  • WHEN: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
  • WHERE: VisArts, Buchanan Event Room, 155 Gibbs St.
  • WHO: Anyone interested in the future of Town Center.

Recognizing concerns about recent announcements regarding Rockville Town Center, the Mayor and Council will hold a Town Hall meeting to hear concerns expressed by the community.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the Buchanan Event Room at VisArts, 155 Gibbs St.

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Mayor and Council Name Taylor-Ferrell as New City Clerk

The Mayor and Council have named Deputy City Clerk Sara Taylor‐Ferrell as City Clerk/Director of Council Operations.

Taylor-Ferrell began her career with the City of Rockville as a temp in 1995. She joined the City Clerk’s Office in 1996 and has served in multiple roles in that office.

“Rockville has some important initiatives coming up and I’m excited to get moving on them,” Taylor-Ferrell said. “The work of the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations Office is an important way for the community to connect to their Mayor and Council.”

The City Clerk’s Office/Director of Council Operations plays a critical role in regulatory compliance, acting as the liaison between the Mayor and Council and the community, and also with city staff and the business community, as well as other local municipalities and county, state and federal government.

Additionally, the City Clerk/Director of Council Operations attends all Mayor and Council meetings, and designated boards and commission meetings; manages the legislative processes requiring action by the Mayor and Council; administers fair and impartial city elections; manages board and commission activities, including appointment notifications, staffing and training for board and commission members; and maintains and preserves the official public record of the Mayor and Council, including oversight of the city’s archives.

The City Clerk/Director of Council Operations can be reached by phone at 240-314-8280 or by email at cityclerk@rockvillemd.gov.

‘Chestnut Lodge Park’
Recommended as Name for City’s Newest Park

Land is Located at 500 W. Montgomery Ave.

The Rockville Recreation and Park Advisory Board has forwarded to the Mayor and Council “Chestnut Lodge Park” as its recommendation for the name of 6.4 acres of land at 500 W. Montgomery Ave., purchased by the city in 2017.

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