Reminder-tick tubes event Tuesday and Thursday night. Free for those who cannot afford it7

Reminder: the KMCA is making Tick Tubes 8 pm on Tuesday August 29th and 8 pm, August 31st at Young Israel Shomrai Emunah (1132 Arcola, at the entrance of the Kemp Mill Shopping Center). You only need to attend one session.

Tick tubes are the most effective when used in the early and late summer over a 1-acre area, so bring your neighbors.

The cost is $10 at the door but will be free for those who cannot afford it. You will leave with 24 tick tubes and instructions on how to make more yourself. 24 tubes treat 1/2 acre until the next mouse nesting season in the early summer.

Come to also learn what you can do to make your property less attractive to mice, deer and ticks and hear an update on how Montgomery Parks and the KMCA are addressing the deer overpopulation.

Bring all those toilet paper rolls you’ve been saving!

RSVP to aghion@gmail.com.

Jonathan Aghion

Chairman, Deer Committee

Kemp Mill Civic Association

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Tick Tubes

KMCA is in the early stages of planning a Make Your Own Tick Tube Session for members. Tick tubes are the most effective way to reduce the number of ticks on your property making it safer for outdoor activity. 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 buying the materials and offering this event (led by an instructor) at a subsidized rate ($20 or less…TBD). You will leave with 24 tick tubes and instructions on how to make more yourself.

Start saving your toilet paper and paper towel rolls to help bring down the cost of the event.

Jonathan Aghion

Chairman, Deer Committee
Kemp Mill Civic Association

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Election Meeting – September 6, 2017, Nominations

As previously announced, the KMCA Election Meeting will take place September 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Young Israel Synagogue, 1132 Arcola Ave. As with all KMCA meetings, members are allowed only one vote per household. The Bylaws require that members be present at a meeting to vote.

The terms of all current officers are expiring, as are those of directors elected in odd-number years. Therefore, the following KMCA offices are to be filled by this election:

President (incumbent Ira Ungar)

Vice President (incumbent Seth Jacobson)

Treasurer (incumbent Marci Lavine Bloch)

Secretary (incumbent Adam Mervis)

Director (incumbent Pete Lublin)

Director (incumbent resigned)

Nominations made through the Nominating Committee must be received no later than August 6. To appear on the list, a nominee must be nominated by two KMCA members, and the nominee must state in writing a willingness to serve if elected. E-mail should be addressed to the committee chair, Stuart Rosenthal, at stuart@thebeaconnewspapers.com or vice-chair Art Boyars at artboyars@gmail.com.

A list of those properly nominated will be circulated to the membership via the listserve no later than 10 days prior to the election. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the Election Meeting.

For your convenience, here is the language of the bylaws regarding the duties of the various officers:

SECTION 5 – Duties of the Officers:

a) The President shall preside at all meetings, appoint committee chairs and members (except elective committees), be a member ex-officio of all committees, and shall represent the Association in all external communications.

b) The Vice President will stand ready at all times to assist the President and will serve as a member ex-officio of all committees. In the event of the absence of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties of President with full powers. The Vice President shall succeed to the office of President in the event that office becomes permanently vacant until the next regularly scheduled meeting pursuant to Section 6 of this Article.

c) The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of the Association, file and preserve all written communications and reports of the Association, and maintain a current roll of all officers, directors, and the membership. Upon expiration of his or her tenure in office the Secretary will deliver to his or her successor all such files and records of the Association and take all steps necessary to ensure an orderly transition.

d) The Treasurer shall maintain an account at a local bank in the name of the Association for deposit of all dues and other monies. Such local bank will be designated by the Executive Committee and will be a bank insured by the FDIC or other agency of the United States Government. The Treasurer will maintain current records of all dues, other revenues and disbursements and will provide the membership with an annual financial report of the Association promptly upon the close of each calendar year. Upon expiration of his or her tenure in office the Treasurer will deliver to his or her successors an accounting and all records, receipts and statements concerning monies of the Association and the Association bank account and take all steps necessary to ensure an orderly transition.

As for directors, the Bylaws simply provide as follows:

The Executive Committee will be composed of the four (4) Officers of the Association plus five Directors. The Executive Committee will act for the Association at all times between official meetings and shall be responsible to the Association for carrying out the functions and policies of the Association as directed by the membership.

The members of the Nominating Committee have agreed not to personally nominate any candidate, nor to be nominated for any office, except that for any office for which there are no other nominations the Committee Members may accept nomination at the Election Meeting.

Please note: Campaigning for votes is not allowed on the KMCA listserve.

The Bylaws state, regarding the list of Households, “Such list may not be used for personal purposes or to campaign or lobby Members on any issue or issues.” In keeping with the spirit of that proscription, the KMCA Listserve shall not be used for campaigning or lobbying regarding the September 6 election of Officers and Directors.

Looking forward to seeing you on September 6.

The Nominating Committee

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Meeting July 26, 2017

7-26-17
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Schedule for road repaving between Hermleigh and Lamberton, and specific exceptions

It’s really been the season for road repaving equipment.

SCHEDULE:

1. From about June 12-30, 3 weeks, all the roads between Hermleigh and Lamberton were milled, or ground down.
2. For the 3 weeks, from July 10-28, all the roads between Hermleigh and Lamberton will be repaved with the top layer from curb to curb.

EXCEPTIONS

Some of the milled streets are very difficult for people with walkers to use when street has no sidewalks. The County’s Dept. of Transportation has graciously agreed to repave these areas first, for people’s safety. In these and similar cases, to arrange for faster repaving, please contact Nick Boone, the Department’s On-Site Inspector, cell: 240-821-7133, office: 240-777-7648, nicholas.boone@montgomerycountymd.gov. His supervisor is DOT’s Pavement Management Section Chief is Randy Paugh, 240-777-7608, Cell: 240-821-7242, Randy.Paugh@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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WSSC WATER PIPE REPLACE CONTINUES

For the next month, WSSC will continue to replace water pipes, using heavy road equipment in Kemp Mill south of Lamberton, i.e., Kenbrook Dr. and Ct., Bybee St. and Ct., Northwood Terr., Conti Pl. and Ct., and Monticello Ave. This work should not block anyone from pulling their car out of or into their driveway. Please ask the crew, if there seems to be a problem, and they can immediately cover the work with a steel plate, allowing your car to drive over the work. Please call WSSC’s onsite inspector, Justin Watson, 202-738-2151 (cell), Justin.Watson@wsscwater.com, Mon.-Fri. 7am-3:30pm, or his supervisor, Michael Ballantyne, (240) 508-3253 (cell), Michael.Ballantyne@wsscwater.com, if there are any problems with this

EQUIPMENT LEFT ON STREET OVERNIGHT

Some roadwork equipment may be left overnight, parked on the curb. If you would like it removed, please contact Mr. Watson or Mr. Ballantyne, contact info above.

BREAKS IN TEMPORARY WATER PIPES

Temporary exposed PVC pipes are being used in places to carry water; if one of these breaks, please immediately call the WSSC Control Room at 301-206-8222.

COMPLETE CURB-TO-CURB REPAVING

In approximately a month, streets south of Lamberton, where WSSC has done pipe replacements, will be milled and repaved, curb to curb. A schedule will be publicized shortly. The streets are listed and mapped below.

North and South Belgrade, N. Belgrade Ct., Winona Ct., Hillsoboro Dr., Healy St., Kenbrook Dr., Northwood Terr., Bybee St. and Ct., Conti Pl. and Ct., Hoyt St., Kenbrook Dr. and Ct., Monticello Ave., Bybee St. and Ct.

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Kemp Mill Urban Park Grand Opening, Wednesday, July 12, 6-8:30pm

Kemp Mill Park Opening Flyer
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Road Repaving in Kemp Mill

Many roads are currently being repaved by WSSC and Montgomery County’s Dept. of Transportation throughout Kemp Mill.

WSSC: All the repaving that WSSC is doing should be from curb to curb, after initially patching up holes in the street made during the replacement of pipes. Most, if not all, of the work now seems to be south of Lamberton. Contact Mike Ballantyne, WSSC’s on-site Construction Inspector with any questions or problems: cell: 240-508-3253, office: 301-206-7363, fax: 301-206-7963, Michael.Ballantyne@wsscwater.com.

Dept. of Transportation (MCDOT) Repaving: All roads in Kemp Mill between Lamberton and Hermleigh, east of Arcola and Kemp Mill Road are being repaved this year (see blue roads on attached map). Although the County began by trying to patch up certain sections of road, and completely redo others, MCDOT made the redetermination that it was more suitable for all of the existing roads to be completely milled and resurfaced as opposed to patched, with full width/depth Hot Mix Asphalt.

The Department has been informed of Jewish holidays, and the impossibility
of posting new parking restrictions during those periods when many
residents will be unable to move their cars. I have asked MCDOT to post
signs at the *beginning* of streets warning drivers away
from entering streets where equipment will block cars from driving all the
way through. I have also asked them to give the community a schedule of
the work, and when it will be completed.

For problems and questions, please contact Nick Boone, the Dept.’s on-site
Inspector, cell: 240-821-7133, office: 240-777-7648, nicholas.boone@montgomerycountymd.gov. DOT’s Pavement Management Section Chief is Randy Paugh, 240-777-7608, Cell: 240-821-7242, Randy.Paugh@montgomerycountymd.gov.

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Notice of appointment of KMCA Nominating Committee

A Kemp Mill Civic Association nominating committee has been appointed by the president, as provided for in the association’s by-laws.

Nominating committee members are:
Stuart Rosenthal, chair — Stuart@thebeaconnewspapers.com; 301-754-0470
Art Boyars, vice-chair — artboyars@gmail.com; 301-919-5974
Sterling King — srki97@aol.com; 301-649-6266

The committee’s duty is to produce a list of duly nominated candidates to fill expiring terms on the board. The terms of all current officers are expiring, as are those of directors elected in odd-number years.

Therefore, the following KMCA offices are to be filled by this election:
President (incumbent Ira Ungar)
Vice President (incumbent Seth Jacobson)
Treasurer (incumbent Marci Lavine Bloch)
Secretary (incumbent Adam Mervis)
Director (incumbent Pete Lublin)
Director (incumbent resigned)

The Nominating Committee will be accepting nominations for these board positions for the next few weeks. The election meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

No later than 10 days before the election meeting, the nominating committee will, in accordance with the by-laws, email all KMCA members a list of nominees who have been nominated by at least two members of the association, and have indicated in writing their willingness to serve on the board.  Nominations may also be made at the election meeting.

The Nominating Committee requests that nominations be submitted to the chair or vice-chair by August 1.

Thank you,
Stuart Rosenthal, Chair

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Public meetings about WSSC rate structure alternatives

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