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 to get the link.

If you aren’t sure if your membership is current you can check the status here:

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


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


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

KMCA General Meeting – Monday September 13, 2021 @ 7:30 PM

KMCA Members,

The next KMCA general meeting will be held next week, on Monday September 13th at 7:30 PM and will be held virtually via Zoom. The meeting link will be available to KMCA members only and will be sent out later this week via email. If you are a current KMCA member, plan to attend the meeting, and haven’t received the meeting link by Saturday night, September 11th, please email me directly to request the link (

We will have a number of guest speakers joining us at the meeting. The full agenda is listed below. The two County Councilmembers have not yet confirmed their attendance, so the section of the agenda discussing Thrive Montgomery 2050 is tentative, pending confirmation from one or both of their offices.

KCMA General Meeting
September 13, 2021, 7:30 PM
Meeting location: Virtual

– Call to order
– Adoption of agenda
– Approval of minutes of previous meeting
– Treasurer’s report (account balances, current membership)
– Other committee reports
– Recent crime trends and Q&A with MCPD (speaker: Ofc Katie Beard)
– SSCRC Food Pantry (speaker: Jennifer Renkema)
– Thrive Montgomery 2050 plan (Councilmembers Jawando and Navarro, invited)
– University Boulevard Shared Streets project (Gil Chlewicki, KMCA Transportation committee chair)
– New Business
– Announcements
– Adjourn

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 ( 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 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 ( beforehand.

KMCA General Meeting – Monday June 21st, 2021

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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MDOT Press Release on University Boulevard Shared Street Pilot Project

(June 9, 2021) – The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) is launching a pilot project allowing bicycles and vehicles to safely share 1.35 miles of MD 193 (University Boulevard) from Amherst Avenue to Arcola Avenue in Wheaton, Montgomery County. Beginning Friday, June 11, weather permitting, and continuing through late fall, this Multi-Modal Shared Streets Pilot Project includes new traffic patterns and temporarily repurposed lanes, providing opportunities for motorists and bicyclists to share access to and from commercial, residential and recreational centers in Wheaton.

The temporary pilot project for MD 193 (University Boulevard) is part of a county-wide initiative to enhance safety and mobility for all roadway users.

The project includes:

  • Reducing the number of vehicular through-lanes on MD 193.
  • Repurposing MD 193 travel lanes adjacent to the curbs for use by bicyclists.
  • Modifying lane assignments to connect bicyclists to the MD 193 interim bike lanes.
  • Adding flexible posts – or “vertical delineators” – to separate vehicle and bike lanes.
  • Installing updated signage and striping.

Access to all businesses, driveways and bus stops will be maintained at all times during the pilot project. Bicyclists traveling along MD 193 should use the protected outside lanes. Pedestrians should use the existing sidewalk. All users share the responsibility to stay alert and undistracted on Maryland’s roadways.

At the conclusion of the pilot project, MDOT SHA will remove the flex posts and temporary line striping and restore the use of all lanes for vehicular traffic. MDOT SHA will then evaluate motorist, bicycle and pedestrian operations and safety to gauge the effectiveness of the pilot project.

MDOT SHA works hard to maintain safe traffic mobility in work zones for our crews as well as our customers. Drivers need to stay alert, focus on driving and, look for reduced speed limits as well as other driving pattern changes. Please drive like you work here and slow down in construction zones.

For a list of all major MDOT SHA projects, go to Project Portal. Visit our homepage at For a look at real-time traffic conditions, go to

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 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:
  • 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 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

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 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

Kemp Mill Urban Park – Playground Options

Montgomery Parks will be presenting several options for updates to the 2 to 5 year old children’s play area at Kemp Mill Urban Park at the December, 2020 KMCA meeting. Below are descriptions and concept drawings for each option.

  • Option 1:    Remove the existing panels.  The playhouse would remain in its present location.  Add a spring toy at the opposite end of the area and add 3 seating pods in the middle where the existing panels are located.  The seating pods can be used as seating or as stepping “stones”.
Kemp Mill Concept 1 Drawing 02-10

  • Option 2:   The existing house and one of the existing panels to remain.  Add a cluster of seating pods at the end of the area closest to the shopping center.
Kemp Mill Concept 2 Drawing 02-10

  • Option 3:  Remove the existing panels.  Relocate the house to the opposite end of the area near the shopping center.  Add a spin cup where the house is currently located.  A child sits in the spin cup which is enclosed and then it is spun with the help of a parent or another child.  A different interactive panel would replace the existing ones in the middle. 
Kemp Mill Concept 3 Drawing 02-10

  • Option 4:  Remove the existing panels.  Leave the house where is it and add a line of seating pods in the middle.  At the lower end, add a spin cup at the lower end of the site near the shopping center. 
Concept #4 Drawing 05-26


Fencing Project at Kemp Mill Urban Park

The below notice is taken from the Montgomery Parks web site. A link to the original page is below. Their site includes a map showing the extent of the closed area.

November 23, 2020


Parks staff will install fencing around the pond for geese mediation

Parks staff will be closing portions of the Kemp Mill Urban Park. Staff will install fencing around the pond to mitigate geese activity.

The work is starting in early December 2020. Staff will be working to clear areas around ponds to install the fencing. The project may take several weeks to complete. During that time, the pathways and boardwalks surrounding the ponds will be closed off for visitor safety. The playground and pedestrian access through the park will remain open during this time. Please use caution and watch for detours around work areas.

(Original notice on Montgomery Parks site)