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In recent posts, we've detailed particular topics that were covered in the March 2018 meeting. Beyond the presentation and Q&A with the Planning Board and Montgomery Parks, the update on the sidewalks construction, and the reopening of Wheaton-Claridge Park, we also highlighted:
We also offered candidates for local or state office in attendance the opportunity to introduce themselves and gave attendees time to talk with the candidates one-on-one.
The slide presentation used for the meeting is attached.
At the WHCA Meeting held on March 13, we heard from Casey Anderson, Chair of the Planning Board, as well a number of representatives from Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
They provided a number of great updates, which you can find in the attached PDF of the slides presented at the meeting. Included are:
We're committed to bringing in County and State guests to discuss what they do and how we, as a community, can influence their work to support making Wheaton Hills, and the broader Wheaton area and Montgomery County, an even better place to call home. If you have ideas or suggestions for future guests, please email WHCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us and Montgomery County Parks for a reopening celebration at Wheaton-Claridge Park on Saturday, April 14 from 11AM - 1PM. There will be a ribbon cutting and family activities!
This event will also have a potluck, so feel free to bring a dish to share!
Wheaton Claridge Park: 11901 Claridge Road
RSVP: Erin.Pant@montgomeryparks.org or 301-650-2867
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As some have seen with signs posted on Dawson, the sidewalk installation project is about to kick off. Between this month and June, 2 1/2 miles of new sidewalks will be constructed in Wheaton Hills, improving walkability and safety. Sidewalks have been approved for construction on:
Construction begins with the removal of existing trees. This will begin on Dawson, as early as today. It will then move to Parker. DOT will then assess the route for the remainder of the streets involved.
Some additional details:
Dependent on the weather, the project is slated to be completed by June.
*Blueridge - While the County continues to investigate the sinkhole issues on the 3000 block of Blueridge, it will likely be the last block to have the sidewalks installed.
Driveways and other work - While it is not part of the County program to install sidewalks, residents can, individually, discuss additional work with the County's contractors while they are onsite in the neighborhood. The contractors typically offer substantial discounts on things like installing new driveways, repaving driveways, replacing driveway aprons, new retaining walls, etc.
The Wheaton Hills Civic Association (WHCA) will have a meeting on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at Highland Elementary School.
Come hear about, and from, the Montgomery County Planning Board. Learn what they do and their plans.
The WHCA Executive Committee will also be sharing updates on our with the MoCo Department of Transportation to improve traffic and walkability in Wheaton Hills, as well as updates on Wheaton-Claridge Park.
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Last night, the WHCA held elections for the new two-year term. A quorum was noted, per the by-laws, and the results of the election are listed below. Congratulations to the new leadership team:
In addition to the above officers, three of five Standing Committee Chairs were appointed.
Attached is the slides that were presented during the WHCA Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017. Meeting minutes will be added soon.
WHCA Annual Meeting, to include elections for the next two year term, will be held Thursday, November 2nd at 7:00 PM at Highland Elementary School.
The agenda for the meeting is below:
Meeting minutes will be posted as soon as they have been transcribed. Below are links to documents presented and discussed at the general membership meeting held on September 27, 2017. Included are the presentation used throughout the meeting, notes from the most recent Wheaton Safety Task Force meeting, and the official signed report of the Public Hearing Officer for the sidewalks project.