Notice of Tentative Hearing Date – E Brooke Lee Middle School

Please see the below notice of a tentative date for a hearing on the plans for rebuilding E Brook Lee Middle School.

The final date will be published on the Montgomery Planning site at https://montgomeryplanningboard.org/agendas

Lee Middle School Notice
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Next KMCA Meeting – Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

The next Kemp Mill Civic Association general meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at Kemp Mill Elementary School. We will begin promptly at 7:30 PM. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to check in.

  • Jeff Lunsford from the Montgomery County Road Runners club will speak about the plans for the 3rd annual Kemp Mill cHills 5K/10K race which will be on February 16th, 2020 starting and finishing at KMES.
  • State Senator Ben Kramer and Delegates Bonnie Cullison and Vaughn Stewart will discuss the upcoming 2020 legislative session.
  • We will also have representatives from Montgomery Parks there to hear community concerns about Kemp Mill Urban Park.
  • Finally, we will be voting on the KMCA budget for 2020 that was prepared by our Treasurer and Budget Committee

Agenda:

7:30
Call to order
Adoption of agenda
Approval of minutes from previous meeting
Introductions
Treasurer’s report

7:40
Montgomery County Road Runners Club – Kemp Mill cHills race

7:50
Discussion of 2020 Maryland Legislative Session
      State Senator Ben Kramer, Delegates Bonnie Cullison and Vaughn Stewart

8:15
Kemp Mill Urban Park
      Discussion of community concerns with Montgomery Parks

8:45
Committee Reports

9:00
Presentation of 2020 KMCA Budget and vote on approval

9:10
New Business / Announcements

9:15
Adjourn

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Next KMCA General Meeting – Tuesday September 10th

The next KMCA general meeting will be held  on Tuesday September 10th, 2019 at Kemp Mill Elementary School. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30 PM.  If you have not already checked your membership status please do so before the meeting at https://www.kempmillcivic.org/membership/.  Please plan to arrive a few minutes early for the meeting to check in and receive a ballot for the vote on the motion related to the sidewalk proposal that will occur later in the meeting.

Agenda:

7:30 – Call to order
Adoption of agenda
Approval of minutes from previous meeting
Introductions
Treasurer’s report

7:45 – Presentation by Montgomery County Department of Transportation on proposed sidewalk additions in Kemp Mill

8:25 – Adoption of rules for debate (voice vote)

8:30 – Debate on the motion submitted by a member for the KMCA to support the county’s plan for sidewalk additions on Lovejoy Street, Stonington Place, and Hermleigh Road.

9:00 – Debate closes – vote on the motion (vote by written ballot)

9:05 – Kemp Mill Community Day 2020 planning

9:10 – Maintenance issues at Kemp Mill Urban Park and possibility to have Montgomery Parks at an upcoming meeting to address community concerns

9:15 – New Business / Announcements

9:20 – Present results of vote on the motion
Adjourn

 

A few notes about the meeting agenda:

During the presentation by county D.O.T. there will be an opportunity to ask questions but this will not be a time to start debate over the merits of the sidewalk proposal. That debate will occur after the presentation. Members are encouraged to ask questions during this part of the meeting but will not be allowed to argue or make speeches in the place of asking questions.

Prior to the start of the debate the members present will be asked to adopt rules for the debate that were approved by the Board of Directors at the most recent Board meeting. Those rules are:
–  Each member will have one minute to speak for or against the motion
–  We will alternate between members wishing to speak for and against the motion until time runs out or there is no one remaining who wishes to speak
–  Members must remain civil during the debate.  Comments should be directed towards the merits of the motion and not the character or motivation of other members.

Members may offer amendments to these rules before we vote on them, including extending the time per speaker, but keep in mind that extending the time per speaker will result in fewer members having an opportunity to speak.

The vote is expected to be held close to 9:00 PM. Members must be present at the time the debate closes in order to vote. Members who have to leave prior to the vote may not give their ballot to anyone else (who not an adult resident of their own household, as all adult residents of a single household are one ‘member’ of the KMCA).

 

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Kemp Mill Sidewalk Proposal from MC DOT

KMCA Members,

I am passing on documents I received from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation related to a proposal to add sidewalks to several streets in Kemp Mill. The proposal covers parts of Lovejoy Street, Stonington Place, and Hermleigh Road, as well as the cut-through path between Auth and Lovejoy.

Below you will find the letter that was sent to all of the residents who live across the street from the affected houses along with a comment form, map, and the detailed description of what work would be done at each address. That includes listing all trees that would be affected and other obstructions such as mailboxes or water meters that might have to be relocated. Residents on the side of the street where the sidewalks are proposed to be installed received a slightly different letter with information on how they can contact the county for detailed discussions about the affects on their specific property.

As the letter from DOT makes clear there has been no decision made at this point whether to install the sidewalks. The County needs to gather public input and if it moves forward after that then DOT will schedule a public hearing. At that public hearing anyone can provide their comments on the record before any final decisions are made.

The current county process for deciding on whether to install sidewalks does NOT require a vote of support from the Civic Association, however the Association can submit comments to the county on behalf of our membership. Some members have asked the Civic Association to consider a motion to support the proposal. The next KMCA meeting, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 4th (edit: the meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th) at 7:30 PM, will include an informational presentation and Q&A session with a DOT representative before we vote on any motion related to the proposal. This is not the county’s public hearing which would only occur at a later date if they decide to move forward with the project.

Once the meeting date and location are finalized I will send out a notice along with a detailed agenda.

Alan Felsen
President, KMCA

Letter - Notification to Neighbors (DUE Sept 13th)

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Map

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Tree Report - Hermleigh Rd

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Tree Report - Lovejoy Street

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Tree Report - Path btwn Lovejoy St & Auth Lane

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Tree Report - Stonington Pl

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IMPACTS - All

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Comment-Survey Form (DUE Fri September 13th)

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KMCA General Meeting – June 18th, 2019

The next KMCA general meeting will be held on Tuesday June 18th, 2019 at Kemp Mill Elementary School, 411 Sisson Street. The agenda is below.

The second meeting each year is an election meeting. This year we will be having elections for 4 of the 9 positions on the Board of Directors. Nominees for the positions are:

    • President – Alan Felsen (incumbent)
    • Director – Pete Lublin (incumbent)
    • Director – Michael Carmel (incumbent)
    • Secretary – The nominating committee did not receive any nominations for Secretary. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the meeting

We will start the meeting promptly at 7:30. If you need to confirm or renew your membership please try to arrive a few minutes early, or you can handle that in advance here on the web site at https://www.kempmillcivic.org/membership/

Agenda

  • 7:30
    Call to order
    Adoption of agenda
    Approval of minutes of previous meeting
    Introductions
  • 7:35
    Treasurer’s report on current balances, current membership numbers
  • 7:40
    Program: We will have a speaker from Tree Montgomery Program  which provides free shade trees for homeowners.  https://treemontgomery.org/
  • 7:55
    Program: Councilmember Will Jawando
    8:20
    Elections
  • 8:35
    Committee reports
  • 8:45
    Report on Community Day and initial planning for next year
  • 9:00
    Discussion on community input into the renaming of E Brooke Lee Middle School
  • 9:10
    New Business
  • 9:15
    Election results
    Adjourn
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Kemp Mill Community Day – Sunday June 2nd

Join us this Sunday for a day of community, food and family-friendly fun from noon-4pm at Kemp Mill Shopping Center.

This free community festival event will feature kids activities including a free bounce house, free face painting, free kids craft table, child fingerprinting, entertainment, kosher and non-kosher food, concessions and fun for all ages.

The following local business and artisans will be there to highlight the goods and services they have to offer the community.

A Thing of Beauty Handcrafted jewelry sales
Access to Wholistic and Productive Living Public Health Service organization
Anita’s Shaved Ices Shaved Ice sales
Awesome Sports and Games Free kids sports & games
Barbara Ciment Local Realtor
Ben Yehuda Food Vendor – Pizza
Bling by Blondie Handcrafted jewelry sales
Candy Man Food Vendor – Popcorn, candy
Capital Dog Training Club Dog training club – class info
Chabad of Silver Spring Religious organization
Cotton Candy (KMCA) Cotton candy sales – fundraiser
Deborah Gillmaster Artwork sales
Eli-Chai Judaica Religious books, art, items – sales
Falun Dafa Association of DC Chinese orchestra – info
Foresters Financial Not-for profit org – Scholarship & Grant info
Holy Chow Food Vendor – Chinese food
Kemp Mill Beer and Wine Snack food sales
Kemp Mill Civic Association Membership drive / beverage sales
KMCA kids’ crafts Free face painting & Kids’ craft table
Kemp Mill Optical Optical sales/services – giveways
Kemp Mill Swim Club Swim club – info & membership drive
Kemp Mill Village Senior Citizen Service organization
Latin and American Foods Food Vendor – Latin/American
Launch Trampoline Park Entertainment venue
Little Gym Children’s activity venue
Melelana Dance Polynesian/beach apparel & accessories
Milk Oolong Studio Handcrafted pottery – sales
Montgomery County Bd or Elections Voter registration info
Montgomery County Police – 4D Community Services officer Child fingerprinting & info
Montgomery County Public Libraries County library info
Montgomery County Road Runners Runner Club – member and event info
Neighborhood Sun Solar organization
Norma’s Hair Design Hair salon – hair prodcut sales & giveaway
Nova Europa Food Vendor – European / Portugese
Parkland Pool Assn. Swim club – info & membership drive
Shalom Grocery Food Vendor – Hot Dogs
SSCRC Food Pantry Religious Org – info and Food drive
Trisha Gupta Gallery Textile Art sales & kids art
Wheaton Fire and Rescue Trucks Rescue Squad truck display
Wrapunzel Handcrafted head scarves & wrap – sales
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Spring Tick Tubes Session – May 15 2019 from 8pm to 9pm

KMCA will host a Tick Tube making session for the community on 15 May from 8 to 9 pm. Tick tubes are the most effective way to reduce the number of ticks on your property making it much safer for outdoor activity and play. Ticks can transit Lyme disease.

Tick tubes are cotton balls soaked in Permethrin stuffed inside a toilet paper roll. Mice take the soft cotton balls back to their nests while the Permethrin kills the ticks but does not harm the mice. Buying pre-made tick tubes costs $80 but the KMCA is offering them at a subsidized rate of $10.

Pre-payment is required. Please use the form below. Payment is by Paypal, and you will be redirected to Paypal after entering your information. Location information will be sent after you register.

Registration is limited to the first 22 registrants.

Jonathan Aghion

Chairman, Deer Committee
Kemp Mill Civic Association

Name:
Email:

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Kemp Mill Community Day

Join the Kemp Mill Civic Association for a day of community, food and family-friendly fun on Sunday June 2, 2019 from noon-4pm at Kemp Mill Shopping Center.

This free community carnival event will feature activities, entertainment, food, concessions and fun for all ages.

Local business and artisans will be there to highlight the goods and services they have to offer the community.

The planning committee is currently accepting vendor applications.  Download application here.   For more information, please contact us at: communityday@kempmillcivic.org

Businesses, organizations or individuals contributing $100 in cash, goods/services or 10+ volunteer hours to the Civic Association for this event will be recognized as “Contributing Sponsors” and receive a vendor space.  Interested?   Contact us at membership@kempmillcivic.org

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Meeting Location Changed – Now @ KMES

Due to a last-minute cancellation of Community Use activities by E Brooke Lee Middle School, the KMCA meeting tonight is being moved to Kemp Mill Elementary School.

We will be starting at 7:30 PM in the all-purpose room at KMES.

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KMCA Meeting – Thursday March 14th, 2019 @ Lee Middle School

The next KMCA General meeting will be held on Thursday March 14th, 2019 at E Brooke Lee Middle School. We will start promptly at 7:30 PM. The meeting agenda is below.

 

KMCA Meeting Agenda - 3_14_19
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