Next KMCA General Meeting – Tuesday December 13th, 2022

The next KMCA general meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday December 13th, 2022 at 7:30 PM. The agenda is below.

The meeting link will be sent out to all current KMCA members prior to the meeting. You can check if your household membership is current here. If you haven’t received the link by Monday, 12/12, please email president@kempmillcivic.org to request the link.

If you attended the previous meeting, please take a moment to review the minutes from that meeting posted here as one of our first agenda items is to approve those minutes. 

We will be voting on two items at this meeting: potential changes to the play equipment at Kemp Mill Estates Park, and to approve the 2023 KMCA budget.

Agenda:

7:30 PM
– Call to order
– Adoption of agenda
– Approval of minutes of the previous meeting
– Treasurer’s report: Membership / bank balances

7:35 PM – Montgomery County Roads Runner’s Club – Kemp Mill Chills 5K/10K Race
– Jeff Lunsford from MCRRC will speak about the upcoming race to be held Sunday 2/12/2023

7:45 PM – Montgomery Parks – Playground options for Kemp Mill Urban Park
– Patricia McManus, Design Section Manager for Montgomery Parks will present the options for replacing some of the play structures. We will be voting to select one of the options after the presentation.

8:05 PM – Montgomery Planning – University Boulevard Corridor Plan
– Nkosi Yearwood will go over the plans for the University Boulevard Corridor and answer questions from the membership

8:35 PM – 2023 KMCA Budget
– We will vote on the proposed 2023 KMCA budget

8:40 PM – Committee Reports

8:50 PM – New Business / Announcements

9:00 PM – Adjourn

KMCAbudget2023 - 2023

University Boulevard Corridor Public Meetings

From the Montgomery County Planning Department:

The Montgomery County Planning Department is starting a new comprehensive plan for University Boulevard (MD 193). The University Boulevard Corridor is identified as a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), which would link the Takoma Langley and Wheaton areas. The proposed BRT route would intersect with the existing FLASH service on Route 29. A broad overview on the project is attached.

As part of our outreach efforts for this corridor plan, we are reaching out to local organizations and community leaders to discuss and learn about community issues and concerns regarding University Boulevard.

The initial Public Open House for University Boulevard will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 7-9 p.m. at Blair High School. We will also host a virtual option on Monday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

University Boulevard Overview

Next KMCA General Meeting – June 27, 2022@ 7:30 PM

The next KMCA general meeting will be held on Monday, June 27th, 2022 at 7:30 PM. We will be meeting in-person but outdoors under the tent at the Chabad synagogue at the intersection of Lamberton Drive and Lovejoy Street. The agenda is below.

We will be having a presentation and question and answer session with the Montgomery County Police 4th District Community Services Officer. If you have questions about specific incidents or topics that you plan to ask, please send them to me prior to the meeting at president@kempmillcivic.org and I will pass them on to Officer Beard so she can research the incidents or issues in advance and be better able to address them.

In the event of severe weather on the 27th, please check the website and your email prior to coming to the meeting to confirm the meeting hasn’t been postponed.

Kemp Mill Civic Association
General Meeting
June 27th, 2022

Agenda

7:30 PM
– Call to Order
– Adoption of Agenda
– Approval of minutes of previous meeting
– Treasurer’s report (membership / balances)

7:35
– Guest Speaker – Montgomery County Police 4th District
– Officer Katie Beard, Community Services Officer

8:00
– KMCA Annual Election
– Presentation of nominees by Nominating Committee
– Nominees are:
– Vice President – Jonathan Aghion
– Treasurer – Anna Waller
– Directors – Gil Chlewicki, Chris Farrell, Maria Lopez
– Additional nominations from the floor
– Candidate introductions/speeches (up to 2 minutes each)
– Voting

8:10
– Committee Reports

8:20
– New Business / Announcements

8:30
– Adjourn

Next KMCA General Meeting – March 29th, 2022 at 7:30 PM

The next Kemp Mill Civic Association general meeting will be held via Zoom on Tuesday March 29th at 7:30 PM. The agenda is below. A link to the meeting will be sent out to all current members by Sunday March 27th. If you are a current member and haven’t received the link by Monday the 28th, please contact president@kempmillcivic.org.

AGENDA
Kemp Mill Civic Association General Meeting
Tuesday, March 29th, 2022
via Zoom

7:30 PM
– Call to order
– Adoption of agenda
– Approval of minutes from the previous meeting
– Report on bank accounts and membership totals
7:40 PM
– Update on Maryland Legislative Session
– Invited speakers: Senator Ben Kramer, Delegate Bonnie Cullison, Delegate Charlotte Crutchfield, Delegate Vaughn Stewart
8:10 PM
– Presentation on County Recycling
– Guest speaker – Alan Pultyniewicz, Recycling Coordinator, Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection
8:40 PM
– Kemp Mill Elementary School Monthly Food Distribution
– Call for volunteers to assist at monthly events
– Next event: Friday April 8 from 6-7pm at the KMES parking lot. Volunteer sign-up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44AAAD2CA5F8CE9-kmes1
8:45 PM
– Lamberton Tributary Cleanup on Northwest Branch, Sunday April 10th, 9:30 – 11:30
– Sign-up link: https://mcp.samaritan.com/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1491&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=%7B7358DCED-EC45-469F-878D-AE0308EE126B%7D&t=04-10-2022-Cleanup-at-Lamberton-Drive-Hosted-by-Neighbors-of-Northwest-Branch-Montgomery-Parks-Sunday-9-30-am-to-11-30-am
8:50 PM
– Nominating Committee for 2022 elections
– Committee Reports
9:00 PM
– New Business
9:05 PM
– Announcements
9:10 PM
– Adjourn

KMCA General Meeting – Monday December 20th, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

The next KMCA general meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday December 20th, 2021 at 7:30 PM. The meeting agenda is below. A link to the meeting will be sent out to all members before December 19th. If you are a current member and haven’t received the meeting link by December 19th please email president@kempmillcivic.org to get the link.

If you aren’t sure if your membership is current you can check the status here: https://www.kempmillcivic.org/membership/

Agenda:
7:30
– Call to order
– Adoption of agenda
– Approval of minutes of previous meeting
7:35
– Treasurer’s report (account balances, current membership)
– Other committee reports
7:40
– Montgomery County Road Runners Club
Guest Speaker: Jeff Lunsford. Topic: 2022 Kemp Mill cHills event
7:50
– Neighbors of Northwest Branch
Guest Speaker: Anne Ambler. Topic: The NNWB organization
8:05
– University Boulevard Bike Lanes Pilot
Speaker: Gil Chlewicki, KMCA Transportation Committee Chair
8:45
– Vote on KMCA resolution on the bike lane pilot (see below for text of the resolution)
8:50
– Presentation of 2022 budget and vote
8:55
– New Business
– Announcements
9:00
– Adjourn

 

We will be voting on the following resolution that was adopted by the Board of Directors:

RESOLUTION:

WHEREAS The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA), a division of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) installed temporary bike lanes along University Boulevard between Arcola Avenue and Amherst Avenue without sufficient or timely outreach to affected communities, including Kemp Mill.

and WHEREAS The study included changes to the intersection of Arcola Avenue and University Boulevard that had a significant effect on Kemp Mill residents

and WHEREAS When the SHA did meet with the community the plans for the pilot were already finalized, leading to anger among members of the community that the SHA was not taking the community’s concerns into account

and WHEREAS The SHA made assurances that the changes related to the study were temporary, that the study results would be released to the public, and that there would be further opportunities for public input before any permanent changes would be made, but the Secretary of the MDOT later made public statements that the lanes would be left in place after the conclusion of the study, leading to further anger in the community.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE KEMP MILL CIVIC ASSOCIATION, that no permanent changes to University Boulevard involving the removal of lanes or reconfiguration of the intersection at Arcola Avenue should be made until:

The SHA releases the results of the bike lane study to the public and

The SHA allows significant opportunities for affected communities to provide input on any proposed changes. Such public input should be sought early enough in the process that it can be taken into account before any plans are finalized

Reminder: KMCA General Meeting 6/21/2021 @ 7:30 PM

Reminder: There will be a KMCA general meeting tonight, Monday June 21st at 7:30 PM under the tent outside the Chabad at Lamberton and Lovejoy. The original meeting notice and agenda are below.

Due to a last-minute emergency our Transportation Committee chair will not be able to attend the meeting. We will still have a brief discussion about the University Boulevard Shared Streets project and members are encouraged to contact him directly (gchlewicki@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns.

We will have some pizza available for attendees which was generously donated by Ben Yehuda Pizza. It’s probably still going to be hot outside after 7 PM  so please bring something to drink.

Due to the limited space available, the meeting is limited to KMCA members. That includes new members who join at the meeting. If you’re not currently a member and you live in the KMCA’s area you are welcome to join the Association and attend the meeting.

We will be starting the meeting at 7:30 PM. If you plan to join or renew your membership at the meeting please arrive at least 15 minutes early. You can also join or renew online at https://www.kempmillcivic.org/membership/ prior to the meeting. You can use the same link to check your membership expiration date.

If there are severe weather warnings in effect this evening, please check the KMCA website’s main page for updates before heading to the meeting. As long as there are no ‘take shelter inside’ warnings in effect for our area we will hold the meeting as scheduled.

If you are planning to attend the meeting, please take a minute to review the minutes from the previous meeting (https://www.kempmillcivic.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/KMCA-Meeting-minutes-3_16_2021.pdf) beforehand.

KMCA General Meeting – Monday June 21st, 2021

Agenda
Kemp Mill Civic Association
General Meeting

June 21st, 2021 – 7:30 PM
Location: Chabad @ Lamberton Dr and Lovejoy St (outside under the tent)

  • 7:30 PM
    • Call to order
    • Approval of Minutes of previous meeting
    • Adoption of agenda
    • Treasurer’s Report
  • 7:35 PM
    • Elections
      • The Nominating Committee submitted the following slate of candidates:
        • President – Alan Felsen
        • Secretary – Marcia Rosenblum
        • Director at-large – Pete Lublin
        • Director at-large – Marion Felsen
      • Call for additional nominations
      • Statements from the candidates
      • Conduct Vote
  • 7:50 PM
    • Discussion of the Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan
    • Guest Speaker: Meredith Wellington
      • Meredith Wellington is the Land Use Planning Policy Analyst for the County Executive. She represents the County Executive on land use matters before the Montgomery County Planning Board and the County Council, including the Subdivision Staging Policy–the Growth and Infrastructure Policy for the County–and the new General Plan, called Thrive Montgomery 2050. She served on the Montgomery County Planning Board for eight years, and has been deeply involved with county land use issues for over 20 years. She ran unsuccessfully for County Council in District 1 in 2018.
  • 8:30 PM
    • Discussion of University Boulevard Shared Streets pilot project
    • KMCA Transportation Committee chair Gil Chlewicki will give an update on the project
  • 8:50 PM
    • Results of election
  • 8:55 PM
    • Other Committee Reports
  • 9:15 PM
    • New Business
  • 9:20 PM
    • Adjourn

County Executive's Comments on Thrive Montgomery 2050 amendment to the General Plan

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KMCA General Meeting – Tuesday March 16, 2021

The first quarter meeting of the Kemp Mill Civic Association will be held via Zoom on Tuesday March 16th, 2021 at 7:30 PM.

The link to join the meeting will be sent out to the KMCA-Announcements email list prior to the meeting. If you did not receive a meeting notice on 3/9 via that list please contact me at president@kempmillcivic.org so I can add you to the mailing list. The tentative agenda is below.

  • 7:30 PM
    • Call to order
    • Committee reports
  • 8:00 PM 
    • Guest speaker on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) 
      • More information on ADUs can be found on the Montgomery County website:  https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dhca/housing/licensing/accessory.html
  • 8:30 PM  
    • Nominating Committee for 2021 KMCA elections 
    • New Business / Announcements
  • 8:40 PM
    • Adjourn

KMCA General Meeting – Monday December 28, 2020

KMCA Members,

The final KMCA general meeting of 2020 will be held via Zoom on Monday December 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM. The link to join the meeting will be sent out to the KMCA-Announcements email list prior to the meeting. If you did not receive a meeting notice on 12/20 via that list please contact me at president@kempmillcivic.org so I can add you to the mailing list. The tentative agenda is below.

We will have two speakers from Montgomery Parks, one discussing the Wheaton Regional Park Master Plan and one covering options for changes to the 2 to 5 year old children’s play area at Kemp Mill Urban Park. They are asking for the KMCA’s input on which options they should select for the playground. If you are planning to attend the meeting please review the four options prior to the meeting. They’ve been posted to our web site at https://www.kempmillcivic.org/?p=1310.

I’ve set time on the agenda for a speaker from Maryland MVA to answer any questions the community may have about the MVA office that will be opening soon in the Kemp Mill Shopping Center. I have not been able to confirm the attendance of the MVA representative so for now that agenda item is tentative. If no one from MVA is able to participate in the meeting we’ll move the rest of the agenda forward by 15 minutes.

We will also be voting on the proposed KMCA budget for 2021. The draft prepared by our Treasurer and approved by the Board of Directors is below.

If you aren’t sure that your membership is current, please take a minute to check it at https://www.kempmillcivic.org/membership. If you need to renew you can do so online via PayPal or send a check in to the address listed on the website.

  • 7:30 PM 
    • Call to order, introductions
  • 7:35 PM
    • Treasurer’s report (balances and membership numbers)
    • Other committee reports
  • 7:40 PM 
    • MC Parks – Kemp Mill Urban Park discussion and vote on a preferred playground plan
  • 8:10 PM 
    • MC Parks – Wheaton Regional Park master plan
  • 8:25 PM
    • MD MVA – New Kemp Mill office
  • 8:40 PM 
    • 2021 Budget discussion and approval
  • 8:50 PM 
    • New Business
  • 8:55 PM 
    • Announcements
  • 9:00 PM 
    • Adjourn
KMCAbudget - 2021

KMCA General Meeting – Tuesday September 22, 2020 @ 8 PM

The KMCA will be holding a general meeting on Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Chabad located at the corner of Lamberton Drive and Lovejoy Street. We will be meeting outdoors under their tent so please dress for the weather. All attendees must wear a mask or face covering.

This will be an abbreviated meeting with only a limited agenda.

8:00 – Call to order.
8:05 – Adoption of agenda, approval of minutes of previous meeting, membership and treasurer’s report.
8:10 – Election
8:20 – Vote on bylaws amendments 
8:30 – Adjourn

We will be holding an election for Vice President, Treasurer, and three directors whose terms expired this year. The election should have been held at the second quarter meeting, but the Board of Directors voted to delay that meeting due to the pandemic. Since the nominating committee had found a single candidate for each of the positions the Board voted to temporarily elect the nominees for each position. That temporary election needs to be ratified by the membership at this meeting. We will also be soliciting nominations for a director position that is vacant as the result of a resignation from the Board, with a term expiring in 2021. Nominations can be made from the floor for any of these positions. Candidates must be nominated by two members and must agree to serve if elected. 

The only other agenda item for the meeting will be to vote on amendments to the KMCA bylaws. The current bylaws do not allow for virtual general meetings and would require us to make up the 2nd quarter meeting that was skipped by having two meetings in the 3rd quarter. The amendments (see below) would allow the Board, by a 2/3 vote, to cancel a meeting rather than postpone it and would allow for virtual meetings. These amendments were suggested by the existing Board members to allow the Association to function as best as is possible while under the pandemic-related restrictions and leave us better prepared for future emergencies.

BYLAWS AMENDMENT PROPOSAL:

Amend Article 5, Section 1.1 and add Sections 1.2 through 1.4 to add the text noted in bold
below:

ARTICLE 5 – SECTION 1.1 – In the event of unforeseen situations such as inclement weather and/or a public emergency, a regularly scheduled meeting may either be postponed to the subsequent quarter or canceled. A meeting can only be canceled with a 2/3 vote of the Board of Directors, which means there would not be two meetings in the following quarter. Meetings cannot be cancelled in two consecutive quarters. 
SECTION 1.2 – Should a scheduled election need to be postponed to the following quarter, the current officers up for election shall extend their term until an election can be held. 
SECTION 1.3 – In the event that no meeting is held in a quarter, The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the business of the Association from the end of that quarter until the next meeting can be held. All non-administrative votes held by the Board of Directors during this period will require 2/3 approval for passage. At the next meeting, the Board of Directors are required to discuss all votes held during this period. Members at the meeting may vote to rescind any Board of Directors vote by a simple majority.
SECTION 1.4 – In the event of a prolonged public emergency where a meeting cannot be held in person in consecutive quarters, a virtual meeting can be held. Proper communication to notify Members of the upcoming meeting shall remain the same as stated in Article 2. All regular business may be held in a virtual meeting except for elections and Amendments to the Bylaws. 

Amend Article 3, Section 1.1 to add the text noted in bold below:
Article 3, SECTION 1.1​ –A Member must be physically present at the meeting to vote.
During a virtual meeting held under Article 5, Section 1.4 a member must
participate in the virtual meeting to vote. No proxy or absentee votes are
allowed.