Montgomery Village News Articles

Monument Realty proposes change to Area 2 development

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On November 6, Monument Realty presented their concept of replacing 8 single-family (SFH) detached home lots with 7 strings of townhomes (TH) along the still-to-be-built extension of Stewartown Road in Area 2 of the Bloom Village development.

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Evergreen decides to discontinue apartment complex proposal

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In an email from Evergreen Investment Company received Friday, Nov. 10, Land Use Attorney Heather Dlhopolsky said, “the owner of Evergreen has decided to terminate the project, so we will not be moving forward.”

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MVF Recreation Committee to hold community meeting about Stedwick Pool and Bathhouse renovation

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The MVF Recreation Committee will host a virtual community meeting on the major renovation of Stedwick Community Center Pool and Bathhouse on Monday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom meeting details are at the bottom of this article.

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MVF Recreation and Parks Strategic Plan 2024–2028 is approved

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At the October 26 Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved the MVF Recreation and Parks Department’s Strategic Plan called, “MV: A More Active Tomorrow.” The department updated strategic priorities for its core provisions, which include aquatics, facilities, parks and programming.

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MVF offers a pilot permit parking program at Apple Ridge Recreation Area

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Do you need an overnight parking space for your residential (non-commercial) vehicle? The Montgomery Village Foundation is offering a pilot permit parking program at Apple Ridge Recreation Area, 10101 Apple Ridge Road.

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Board approves 2024 budget and sets assessment rates

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by Ruth Stadius

At its October 26 meeting, the Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors approved the 2024 Operating Budget, which proposed no increase in the MVF assessment and a 3 percent increase in the Designated User (DU) assessment. The 2024 rates were set at $21.52/month for the MVF assessment and $43.52/month for the DU assessment.

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Reminder: Get ARB approval prior to using county’s fast track application process

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Montgomery County Department of Permitting Services (DPS) has improved its Residential Fast Track program and its Apply Online portal, creating changes that could lead to permits on some eligible projects, such as single-level decks and fences, being approved in days instead of weeks as long as submitted applications have complete information.

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An EV charging station is considered an exterior modification

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As the world transitions toward electric vehicles (EVs), Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) is embracing this change and finding ways to accommodate residents' needs while maintaining harmonious aesthetics to the original community designs.

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Weather-resilient residents wouldn’t miss the annual Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival

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Some rain and a bit of chilly weather didn’t stop Montgomery Village Foundation from hosting The Great Pumpkin Race and Fall Festival for the 14th year on Saturday, Oct. 14, at North Creek Community Center.

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County holds meeting to discuss potential recreation center on former Lakeforest Mall property

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On Tuesday, Oct. 3, County Councilmembers Dawn Luedtke and Laurie-Anne Sayles hosted a Community Town Hall meeting to discuss and gather input for a potential, new county-run community/recreation center on the former Lakeforest Mall property, as part of the development of the site by WRS.

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WGTS 91.9 FM Christian music team is coming to Gaithersburg

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Meet the WGTS 91.9 radio team on Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church (GPC), 610 South Frederick Avenue.

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Learn ways to protect the environment around your home

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On Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 to 4 p.m., East Gaithersburg United presents an “EGU Environmental Forum.” This special virtual event offers workshops, presentations and a Q&A session.

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More than 100 residents attend Evergreen Apartment Complex Pre-submission Meeting

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On Sept. 26, representatives from Evergreen Investment Company once again shared a proposal with the community for a seven-story apartment complex for the second parcel of the Lidl property— known as Lot 37—adjacent to the entrance to the Whetstone community. This in-person pre-submission meeting came two weeks after first sharing the same plan at the Whetstone Homes Corporation (WHC) meeting; nearly 120 residents attended each meeting.

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Government offers free COVID tests through the mail

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Government officials are once again sending free Covid tests through the United States Postal Service. The program's relaunch comes as COVID hospitalizations have continued to rise, passing 20,000 for the first time since March this month, according to data from the CDC.

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From the EVP’s desk: Environmental stewardship in the Village

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With one of the largest expanses of greenspace in Montgomery County, Montgomery Village is home to not only a diverse population of human residents, but also diverse wildlife and plant and animal habitats. As such, part of our collective responsibility is to be environmental stewards and help care for and maintain our greenspace for years to come.

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Attention Job Seekers: County Career Fair and Hiring Expo is October 3

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Montgomery County Government has nearly 1,000 full-time and part-time jobs currently open for employment. Interested job seekers who are 18 years and older are encouraged to attend the Montgomery County Career Fair and Hiring Expo on Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza, located at 1 Veterans Place in downtown Silver Spring.  

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Free community event: Exploring Brain Health and Dementia

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While living with dementia or caring for someone with this disease can be challenging to navigate, individuals can turn to spirituality for understanding and hope.

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Montgomery County students ride free with county’s Youth Cruiser Card

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Montgomery County Ride On Buses, including Ride On ExtRa, Ride On Flex and Flash buses, are free for county residents aged 5 to 18 (or older if still enrolled in high school). The Youth Cruiser SmarTrip® card provides free rides throughout the year and replaces the need to use school IDs on the bus. The card also waives fares on most Metro buses that operate around the county.

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MVF 2024 Draft Budget approved for publication

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During the Thursday, August 24 Montgomery Village Foundation (MVF) Board of Directors meeting, the Board approved publication of the draft 2024 MVF budget. A 30-day comment period is now open for questions and comments on the draft budget. There were no other agenda items.

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Gutter Guards: What are they, and Does Montgomery Village approve them?

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by Erika Hottinger
Fall is right around the corner and now is a perfect time to start considering gutter guards for your home. Clogged gutters can cause back up in your roof and ceiling, which can cause water damage, including mold and mildew to grow in places where water should not be accessing.

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