(download)RECOMMENDATIONS Approved 2020-06-23
(download)RECOMMENDATIONS Approved 2020-06-23
Montgomery County has decided to postpone the public hearing on the Kemp Mill sidewalk plan from March 25th to April 22nd at 7 PM. The hearing will now be a virtual public hearing which will be conducted online via Adobe Connect.
Residents who wish to testify can do so during the online hearing or by submitting written comments. Written testimony is given the same weight by the hearing examiner as verbal testimony.
Affected residents should be receiving a copy of the below letter via the mail within a few days.
Adobe Connect: https://montgomerycounty.adobeconnect.com/kempmillsidewalks/
Lori Jean Main, DOT contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgLetter - Hearing Postponed & Will be Virtual 2020-03-17
Kemp Mill Civic Association General Meeting
March 11, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Kemp Mill Elementary School
The next KMCA general meeting will be held on Wednesday March 11th, 2020 at 7:30 PM. The meeting will be in the all-purpose room at Kemp Mill Elementary School, 411 Sisson Street. Please try to arrive a few minutes early to check in so we can start on time. I will post a detailed agenda prior to the meeting.
We will have the Community Services Officer from the Montgomery County Police 4th District speaking at the meeting about recent crime trends and crime prevention tips.
We will also have a representative from the Montgomery County Department of Transportation who will be speaking about the County’s new Vision Zero program to eliminate traffic fatalities as well as other DOT projects in our area. The project to add sidewalks to several streets in Kemp Mill will be the subject of an upcoming public hearing. The County will be notifying affected and adjacent homeowners of the date by mail and I will also send out a notice to the KMCA membership once the date is finalized.
Non-members are welcome to attend the meeting but only KMCA members may vote on any Association business. If you live in the KMCA’s area and are not a member or you are already a member and need to renew please do so here. You can also join or renew at the meeting. Dues are still only $10 a year.
President, Kemp Mill Civic Association
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/agendasLee Middle School Notice
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.
Call to order
Adoption of agenda
Approval of minutes from previous meeting
Montgomery County Road Runners Club – Kemp Mill cHills race
Discussion of 2020 Maryland Legislative Session
State Senator Ben Kramer, Delegates Bonnie Cullison and Vaughn Stewart
Kemp Mill Urban Park
Discussion of community concerns with Montgomery Parks
Presentation of 2020 KMCA Budget and vote on approval
New Business / Announcements
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.
7:30 – Call to order
Adoption of agenda
Approval of minutes from previous meeting
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
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).
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.
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:
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/
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|